The upcoming total solar eclipse is one of the biggest events of the year. With countless people trekking to camp out in places like Wyoming, where the eclipse will be seen in its totality, it feels like a cross between Burning Man and Woodstock, if they were put together by Neil deGrasse Tyson. For people who can’t take part in these festivities, there are lots of places that will be live-streaming the solar, but do you need eclipse glasses if you are watching the eclipse online or on television?
Apparently some folks in the UK have bigger problems than breaking up with the EU on their minds. UK ice cream maker Cornetto has come up with Netflix “commitment rings”, to keep partners from binge watching their favourite shows unless they are together, so that one can’t commit Netflix adultery on the other. Yes, really. Because, says Cornetto, “Love should last longer than one season.”
AT&T is offering live streaming television direct to your smartphone or tablet, and even your Android or Apple Watch, through its U-Verse apps and offerings. While you do have to have an AT&T U-verse television package that includes home television (and includes giving you a DVR), there is no reason you have to use it at home or use the DVR, you can choose to access only the online streaming service.
A new online movie service is being dubbed the ‘Black Netflix’. The new service, the Urban Movie Channel (UMC), is being offered by Black Entertainment (BET) founder Robert L. Johnson’s RLJ Entertainment company (RLJE).
This week cable television provider Dish Networks announced the launch of its online Internet television service, Sling TV. For $20.00, you can stream live television programming, including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Boomerang, Baby TV, Duck TV, ABC Family and CNN, to any Internet-connected device.
This morning the Supreme Court handed Internet television service Aereo their head on a platter. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that Aereo was in violation of copyright law when it rebroadcast network television shows without permission from, or paying royalties to, the networks and other copyright holders of the material that Aereo was rebroadcasting to its subscribers.
Ever since viewers binge watched season one of Netflix House of Cards, they have been eagerly awaiting the release of the second season. The good news was that that second season was guaranteed as Netflix made the wise decision of locking up two seasons of production when it ordered the initial episodes of the hit show.
LG Smart televisions have spyware that is spying on their owners, and the LG spyware is sending data back to LG, including the filenames of unrelated files that are stored on the users’ drives! That is the stunning discovery made by a developer and self-professed Linux enthusiast going by the name of Doctor Beet.
You may have heard a bit about Google Chromecast, and may be wondering just what is Google Chromecast? It sounds like a process, but Google Chromecast is actually an Internet broadcast device (much like an Internet television device, such as Apple TV, or a Roku). So, just how does Google Chromecast compare to Apple TV, Roku or Myth TV? Here’s how.
If you use Amazon Prime Instant Video through certain devices, such as the Roku, Apple TV, or other Internet-enabled device such as a DVR or DVD player, and if you couldn’t connect to Amazon Instant Video today, take comfort in the fact that countless others were in the same situation.
Lots of people were really excited to learn about the “Watch ABC” ABC Player app, which lets you watch ABC broadcast shows – live streaming – on your iPhone or iPad, or a Windows 8 computer (no word on an ABC Player for Android yet). And it’s free! The first two markets, New York and Philadelphia, went live today. However, there is a catch. You must be a cable customer, and they enforce it by requiring you to log in with the username and password for your cable subscription.
Big name designers such as Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Badgley Mischka and Carolina Herrera have taken advantage of digital media by showing their fashion shows online during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Major designers are realizing that online fashion shows are a great way to bring their collection to wider audience, and new designers can produce online fashion show for a fraction of the pricetag of an in-person show, which can cost upwards of $100k.
Intel TV promises to offer everything a smart television should. An internet television service that will stream live, deliver on-demand programming, and even store your last seven days of viewing—and much, much more according to Erik Hudders, general manager of Intel Media. He also says you’ll be able to watch it on television along with mobile devices. Plus, he claims it’ll be a much more rewarding viewing experience than ever before. Only he doesn’t say how, and the set-top box service (using…you guessed it…Intel chips!) will feature a camera. So Big Brother can watch you while you’re watching Big Brother.