Category Archives: Technology & Devices

Keeping Human Connections Real and Authentic in the Digital Age

Most of us are guilty of it. We pull out our phones in mid-conversation with someone else, or make sure it’s at a reachable distance even as we get ready for bed at night. We’ve come to live off of our phones and personal devices because of the great information and instant connections that they […]

Ten Years of Streaming Media

Over the last ten years we’ve seen an explosion in streaming media. Faster speeds and improved technology have lead to all-new ways of watching our favorite shows. And we’re able to do it on the devices of our choice via an app marketplace that is expanding every day. It’s an amazing time to be a […]

The Rise of the Virtual Reality Social Network

“Imagine being able to sit in front of a campfire and hang out with friends anytime you want. Or being able to watch a movie in a private theatre with your friends anytime you want.” That’s what Mark Zuckerberg posed in front of the Mobile World Congress last month as he discussed the future of […]

Are Better Wi-Fi Routers the Trick to 4k Streaming?

They sit dusty, untouched, crammed behind bookcases, slid under couches, forgotten in hallway closets. They don’t have screens, they don’t make sounds, and they don’t have apps. They’re Wi-Fi routers and they’re the unsung heroes, the silent workhorses, of broadband and they deserve a little attention – a little love. Without a good Wi-Fi router […]

New Technology Has Family at the Heart of It

My first experience on the CES show floor has had me fazed, what with the myriad of toys and gadgets that the Internet of Things has to offer, but amid the chaos one curious theme stood out to me. In our world of new media and television that’s often geared toward customizing experiences for the […]

The IoT: Turning Things On. And Off. And Then On Again.

With more than 170,000 attendees streaming through 3,631 exhibiting company booths that cover over 2.2 million net square feet of exhibit space at CES, you’ll have to forgive me if my brain (not to mention my feet) turn to mush within a few hours of wandering the show floor. Booths, devices, ideas all seem to […]

Is Virtual Reality Here to Stay?

Earlier this month, the New York Times released its first Virtual Reality Sunday subscription. Readers received Google cardboard virtual reality viewers in the Sunday edition and used them to immerse themselves into the NYTVR app, which hosts short non-fiction films that tell important stories. And early next quarter, Oculus Rift is set to release the first […]

Apps are Already Revolutionizing TV

Not so long ago, if I wanted to watch my favorite TV show (it was Battlestar Galactica, for the record) I had to make sure I was home in time to catch it live on SyFy. And if I missed it, I had to cross my fingers that there would be a re-run before the […]

The Signs of a Strong TV Marketplace

Today, Americans enjoy a highly competitive video marketplace in which video entertainment is no longer confined to the living room TV. We have access to live programming that can stream directly to a tablet, computer, or smartphone. We can purchase and download our favorite shows via multiple services and providers. And we can store our video at home […]