Category Archives: Technology & Devices

Live TV is Breaking Free

It will come as no surprise that technology is dramatically changing how we watch TV. We’ve written about it a few times on this blog precisely because the change is so fundamental. We’re familiar with how on-demand services have changed viewing habits, but what about live TV? Can technology transform live entertainment? There’s some new […]

Report Reveals Programmers are Optimistic About Future Video Technology

A new report released from Akamai surveying companies that offer (or plan to offer) “direct to consumer” or over-the-top (OTT) video services reveals an optimistic and rapidly maturing marketplace. Apps like Hulu, HBO Now, and SHOWTIME are changing consumers’ relationships with streaming entertainment and while adoption is increasing, they key watchword among survey participants remains […]

HTML5: Just Another Technology We Never Notice

The best innovations are the ones we immediately take for granted. Things like Wi-Fi and HD are incredible the first time we experience them and once we realize they work really well, they fade into the background. A great streaming video app is like this, too; astounding one second, to-be-expected the next. But the reality […]

An Interface by Any Other Name…

Over the last ten years there has been an explosion in devices, apps, and content marketplaces, all champing at the bit to deliver ever-improving TV experiences. This revolution has birthed the terms cord-cutter, cord-shaver, and cord never. It’s disrupted the way content is traditionally distributed and completely redesigned the interfaces we use to watch TV. […]

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 […]