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The Freedom of Cable Replacement Services

Online streaming services now give any cord cutter with an internet connection cool TV-watching freedom. Subscription streaming video services such as Amazon Prime and Netflix have been around for years. What’s new is the growing number of new services, such as DirecTV Now and Sling TV, that are designed to replace a typical cable-TV package. […]

MCGREGOR-MAYWEATHER SUPERFIGHT SET FOR AUG. 26

Worlds will collide in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 when UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor makes his professional boxing debut against future Hall of Famer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a 12-round contest in Las Vegas. The most talked-about fight in years was officially announced on Wednesday, with Mayweather and McGregor taking to social media to […]

Netflix Is Burning Cash in Its Shift to Originals

Netflix got major attention in 2016 declaring its intent to spend $6 billion on content in 2017. But that’s not a true reflection of the cash they’re shelling out. Through about 2011, the money Netflix spent on content each year was roughly equal to the amount the company expenses each quarter in its profit-and-loss statement. […]

Apple Announces Smart Home Audio Speaker HomePod

Apple is taking on Amazon Echo and Google Home: The company announced a new voice-controlled speaker during its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., on Monday. Dubbed HomePod, the new speaker features voice control and spatial awareness to adapt the sound to different rooms. “It will reinvent home audio,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. […]

Netflix: The Monster That’s Eating Hollywood

Tensions between Netflix and Hollywood are escalating after the streaming-video company was accused of making attempts to poach executives from Fox 21 Television Studios. Netflix is is expected to spend more than $6 billion on original and acquired programming this year. Photo: Stranger Things (Netflix) The streaming-video service is hogging talent and pushing up prices, […]

Xperia Projector – Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

Sony has unveiled Xperia Touch, a $1,600 interactive projector that converts any flat surface into a 23-inch touchscreen, and a smartphone model with a super-slow motion camera and 4K screen.

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