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HD Report | January 23, 2017

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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

Tech Tip: Enable HDMI-CEC On Your TV

May 31, 2016 |

Find yourself scrambling for multiple remote controls every time you want to change your TV source? HDMI Consumer Electronics Control (HDMI-CEC) is a feature of television sets that allows up to 15 devices to communicate with your TV, and with … Read More

360fly’s 4K Action Camera Expanding to Ship Globally

May 23, 2016 |

360fly, Inc.’s single-lens, 360-degree 4k camera just recently released to stores in the US, and now the company has announced plans to expand globally with the upgraded model. The 360fly 4k camera captures seamless 4k video with interactive and mobile virtual … Read More

Samsung’s Ultra HD 4k Blu-ray Player Receives UHD Premium Certification

May 5, 2016 |

There’s only one Ultra HD Blu-ray player currently available in the U.S., and it just earned UHD Premium Certification from the UHD Alliance. The Samsung UBD-K8500 plays newly-released Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs that offer up to four times the resolution of conventional Blu-ray players.

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UK Techies Give Rave Reviews to Panasonic Ultra HD Blu-ray Player

May 1, 2016 |

UK technology publications including WhatHiFi?ExpertReviews and TechRadar have both given rave reviews to the Panasonic DMP-UB900, the company’s first Ultra HD Blu-ray player and first to arrive in the United Kingdom.

At £599 ($875 US), the UB900 is priced much higher than Samsung’s … Read More

LG’s ‘gram 15’ Laptop is Half the Weight of Competitors

April 14, 2016 |

LG has officially announced availability of their new “gram 15″ laptop that’s half the weight of competing 15″ models. If you’re someone who likes using a larger screen, but doesn’t like to carry around a heavy chassis, the gram 15 solves both … Read More

San Bernardino terrorist’s iPhone successfully hacked

March 28, 2016 |

The U.S. Justice Department successfully broke into the iPhone 5C used by the San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook, and as a result ended their court order for Apple to assist with unlocking the phone.

While the feds may have had access to the … Read More

Roku TV expands 4k support to TCL brand

March 25, 2016 |

Roku has expanded its 4k range with support for Ultra HD on TCL-brand sets. The Roku TVs can access Ultra HD content from providers such as Netflix, Vudu and Amazon directly through the Smart TV software without the need for a … Read More