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HD Report | May 29, 2017

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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

Siri on Apple TV, new iPhone SE, & Apple Watch Sport price drop

March 21, 2016 |

At Apple’s keynote address today led by Tim Cook we’ve learned that an Apple TV update now lets users control the device via Siri voice search. This means less clicking around to find what you want (although folders are coming … Read More

Sony will release PlayStation VR in Oct. 2016

March 15, 2016 |

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco today Sony confirmed that PlayStation VR will be released in October 2016 and sell for $399 US. The price does not appear to include a PlayStation camera that lists for $59.99 (although currently $44.08 … Read More

The Best Way to View Netflix 4k Ultra HD Titles

February 27, 2016 |

Netflix has quite a few movies and TV shows now available in Ultra HD, and with the saturation of 4k TVs on the market it’s becoming more commonplace to stream in resolution that’s 4x higher than the previous 1080p standard. … Read More

LG Reveals Price for 65″ Signature 4k OLED TV

February 10, 2016 |

If you were watching the big game last weekend you may have seen LG’s first Super Bowl commercial that featured their new 65″ flagship Signature OLED TV.  LG followed up their commercial for the Signature OLED TV with pre-order pricing and retail … Read More

Instagram Launches Switching & Multiple Accounts

February 9, 2016 |

As if updating one account isn’t enough work for some users, Instagram has added the option to add multiple accounts to one Instagram app — an option many Android and iOS users have been begging for since the application started … Read More

Instagram iOS App Gets Update, Some Users Seeing Multiple Accounts

February 4, 2016 | 1

The Instagram app for iOS users was just updated this week, with several new features including support for 3D touch on iPhone 6s. In addition, some Instagram users are reporting the ability to add multiple user accounts in profiles — … Read More

Spotify launches for Amazon Echo in U.S.

February 4, 2016 |

Spotify Premium subscribers in the U.S. can now play any music within the Spotify catalog on Amazon Echo. That means users can just ask Alexa for music from a particular artist, genre, or playlist and it will play on Echo.

In addition, … Read More

Weekly Wrap-Up: Blade Runner, Mockingjay Part 2 & Spectre on Blu-ray, & more

January 31, 2016 |

It’s our weekly wrap-up of things related to the entertainment and tech industries!

Warner Bros.’ next Blade Runner film gets help from Sony Sony Pictures will be handling international distribution of the next Blade Runner film, Warner Bros. announced last … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up; Black Mass 4k, Apple VR, Amazon Video & more

January 24, 2016 |

Here’s our weekly wrap-up of stories related to technology and entertainment.

Verizon’s go90 App Updated for Android & iOS Had some trouble streaming full episodes using the go90 app? Verizon has issued an update to the app that helps with drop-outs, … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up: 4k Blu-ray, Unlimited AT&T Data, Netflix, & more

January 17, 2016 |

It’s our weekly wrap-up of news from the tech and entertainment industries!

AT&T Offers Unlimited Data It pays to be a DirecTV or AT&T customer. Now, for $100 per month wireless customers can get unlimited data for $100 on the first … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap Up: CES Highlights, Netflix Expansion, 4k OTA, & more

January 10, 2016 |

CES really focused on the internet of things this year with products on display for the connected home, cars, and various other devices that utilize cloud technology. And while CES 2016 was less about TVs (even with 4k finally seeing an emergence in the … Read More

CES 2016 Innovation Honorees

January 7, 2016 |

The CES 2016 Innovation Honorees were voted on by almost 70 judges from around the world, with close to 30 categories considered. Let’s take a look at some of the winners in home video and audio, video displays, computers, virtual … Read More

New Roku TV UHD Models Will Support 4k & HDR

January 4, 2016 |

Roku has announced 60 new Roku TV models for 2016, including 4k UHD TVs from TCL towards the end of the first quarter and additional Roku TV UHD models from other manufacturers later this year.

TCL is the first Roku partner to … Read More