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HD Report | June 26, 2017

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Google Announces 360-degree Video at Home

May 17, 2017 |

Among the many other announcements Google made at the annual Google I/O developers conference today is the addition of 360-degree video for home. The feature should work with any current YouTube apps for Smart TVs as well as media players … Read More

Element 4k TVs with Amazon Fire TV Ship in June

May 16, 2017 |

Amazon is taking pre-orders on a new Element 4k LED TV that comes with an integrated Fire TV platform. The Element TVs are available in 43″ ($449), 50″ ($549), 55″ ($649), and 65″ ($899) sizes and will start shipping on June 14, 2017.

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Comcast Launches Home Network Control with Xfinity xFi

May 10, 2017 |

Yesterday, Comcast and Charter announced a partnership that would allow them to expand into the wireless sector while protecting their core, cable TV business. Today, Comcast launched a new Wi-Fi product called Xfinity xFi that provides customers with an easy-to-use, … Read More

Apple May Announce Echo-like Siri Device

April 27, 2017 |

Contrary to past statements, Apple may be developing an Amazon Echo-like device that runs on iOS and utilizes the Siri AI for voice commands. The device may also integrate AirPlay and Beats audio technology, according to a source.

The rumor comes via Melbourne-based … Read More

Google Launches New Google Earth Experience with 3D Button & More

April 19, 2017 |

Google has launched an improved Google Earth that takes you around the world with new and enhanced features such as Voyager, Knowledge Cards, Postcard Share, search queries, and a 3D button to tilt the map.

With 3D (when available), places … Read More

Samsung Debuts World’s First HDR LED Theater Display

March 31, 2017 |

Forget those inflatable screens. If you’re looking to build your own movie theater, Samsung has the answer.

The newly unveiled Samsung Cinema Screen is being billed as the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display, promising stellar picture quality … Read More

Leaked CIA Docs Include Samsung Smart TV Hack

March 8, 2017 |

It’s like something out of George Orwell’s “1984.” New purportedly leaked C.I.A. documents obtained by WikiLeaks reveal thousands of pages of software that can be used for surveillance, cyber warfare, anti-virus, and more. The leak may be the largest yet, … Read More

Twitter Now Live Streaming 360-Degree Video via Periscope

December 29, 2016 |

Today, Twitter’s Periscope made its first 360-degree live stream from user @Alexpettitt. The web broadcast was taken at sunset in Florida with Twitter [email protected]_anthony.

For now, the 360 broadcast privileges are only enabled for select “well-known personalities” and partners, but Periscope’s … Read More

Verizon Launches 5GB & 10GB Pre-paid Data Plans

November 7, 2016 |

Verizon has launched two new pre-paid data plans for mobile phones starting at $50 per month. The plans include Verizon features such as Carryover Data (for customers making on-time, regular payments), Mobile Hotspot, International Messaging, and Always-On Data (at 128 kbps).

The $50 … Read More

Giant Panasonic 4k Display Debuts At Kings’ NBA Opener

October 28, 2016 |

This 4k display probably won’t fit in your living room, or many homes for that matter, but is the perfect size above the court at the Sacramento Kings’ new Golden 1 Center. The giant, 24-foot tall video board displays 13,000 … Read More

Vine Shutting Down, No Longer Accepting Uploads & Discontinuing App

October 27, 2016 |

When Vine launched in 2013 it bet on a user base that would want to create, publish and share short form, 6-second videos and animations with other users. The platform was, although riddled with adult content for much of its … Read More

Samsung Recalls All Galaxy Note7 Devices Including Replacements

October 13, 2016 |

Samsung’s voluntary recall of Galaxy Note7 devices has been expanded to include replacement models sold before and after the original recall on September 15, 2016. [Update: The FAA has now banned all Galaxy Note7 devices on US flights.]

The recall … Read More

GoPro Reveals Hero 5 Black & Hero 5 Session Action Cams

September 19, 2016 |

GoPro has a new flagship camera and it’s the Hero 5 Black, replacing the Hero 4 that long-served as the company’s top-of-the-line model. The camera shoots up to 12-megapixel photos and can also capture in RAW mode with Wide Dynamic … Read More

Panasonic’s GH5 Camera Captures 4K 60p/50p Video & 6k Photos

September 19, 2016 |

Panasonic is developing a new DSLM (Digital Single Lens Mirrorless) camera that will capture 4k video and extract 18 megapixel (6k) still images. The Lumix GH5 is scheduled for release worldwide in early 2017, and according to the company is … Read More

Google Chromecast 4k Headed Our Way, Sources Say

September 2, 2016 |

According to sources a 4k Chromecast dongle will be coming our way, AndroidPolice reports.

Google has an announcement planned for October 4th (subject to change) during which a new Chromecast would be revealed that supports 4k Ultra HD video. The 4k Chromecast would be … Read More

Best Buy Launches 50th Anniversary Deals Through Saturday

August 18, 2016 |

Best Buy is currently having a 50-hour sale that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company in 1966. The sale began late Wednesday evening and will continue through Saturday, August 20th at 11:59 p.m. Central Time.

Among … Read More

Comcast Launches 1Gbps Internet In Chicago Area

August 17, 2016 |

Comcast has begun a trial of its Gigabit internet service in the Chicago area, providing up to 1 Gigabit-per second internet download speed to customers.

The MSO is delivering the Gigabit service over their existing network infrastructure using DOCSIS 3.1 … Read More

Free Microsoft Windows 10 Upgrade Ends July 29th

July 27, 2016 |

Anyone who’s been putting off upgrading to Windows 10 for free, or just hasn’t heard about the free upgrade, has until July 29th to do it. To be precise, the upgrade will be available until Saturday, July 30 at 5:59 … Read More

Paramount Home Media Titles Will Feature DTS:X Audio

July 20, 2016 |

Paramount Home Media and DTS have announced a partnership that will bring DTS:X audio to home media releases. The first titles to feature the immersive sound format include Daddy’s Home, The Big Short, Zoolander No. 2 and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

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FOX Beta Testing Live Primetime Streaming Nationwide

July 12, 2016 |

FOX is now beta testing its new live, primetime streaming service available to 98% of paying TV subscribers (representing 99 million homes). The live streams of primetime programming are available nationwide, making FOX the first network to offer the service … Read More

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