As CES comes to a close, we've got the second and final Engadget HD Podcast of the show ready for your listening (and viewing) pleasure. The guys of Ceton Corp were good enough to stop by, and they brought their slick six tuner Windows Media Center Embedded DVR and extender boxes with them.
If you want cable TV without the cable box, Time Warner Cable may have something for you soon. Reliable sources tell Engadget that starting Monday, Time Warner Cable will beta test a version of its TWC TV service made available for the company's internet-only customers living in New York City.
Live streaming now is not just about binge-watching on Netflix or Hulu. With the advent of such apps like Periscope and Meerkat, Facebook’s foray into Live sessions for celebrities, and even gamers streaming their gameplay, users want the ability to share their most important moments with people who matter, and they want to do it live.
Let’s get this out of the way, this tablet has mediocre and outdated specifications. It runs Android 4.1, has a 1.5Ghz dual processor, and only 8 GB of built-in storage. This is not a top of the line tablet, but it should be fine for basic internet browsing, reading, and music streaming. So why the news post? This tablet has a unique feature that sets it apart from others I’ve seen before.
The battle of video streaming apps is an interesting one, for consumers at least, since you have all these various options to choose from, and all of them competing for your attention through offers and deals. Sling TV is one of those, and slowly, they’ve been invading the Android market by making the service available through various devices.
Netflix , the source of all our binge TV-watching these days, has just announced the Netflix Card. No, it's not a streaming video-sponsored credit card, but a way to subscribe to the service through a pay-as-you-go plan.
As Microsoft has already kicked off its Xbox One announcements at the Gamescom 2015 event in Germany, the company is starting out with some big announcements about hardware functionality. While the backwards compatibility update first announced at E3 now has a release date in November, the biggest excitement is about the new DVR functionality coming in 2016.
The original Chromecast proved that big surprises can come in small packages. Even though it was just a $35 HDMI dongle the size of a pack of gum, it had the power to transform any TV into a smart one, as long as you had a smartphone, tablet or computer nearby. Sure it wasn't as full-featured as other media streamers, but for the price, it was a bargain.
Microsoft announced last week that the Xbox One DVR would initially land in three countries at launch. Those three countries are the US, Canada, and the UK. The announcement was made at the Gamescom conference in Cologne. The launch is set for an unspecified time next year with more details coming closer to launch. Microsoft did show off the DVR during the conference.
Razer's Android TV-powered Forge TV is no longer on sale through Google, but tonight the company tells Engadget it's not giving up. According to a Razer representative, it's "doubling-down on Android gaming in the living room and looking forward to producing the world's largest library of Android TV games.
Gamescom this week has seen Microsoft make its biggest pitch to try and wrest the laurel away from Sony's PlayStation 4 . While the jury still deliberates on whether it has succeeded or not (and some already think it has), Microsoft continues to throw more and more goodies to the gaming public.
Back in May, Comcast began a limited test of a mobile app that let users stream video from their smartphone to not only other phone users, but to TVs at home and the homes other subscribers. Called Xfinity Share, the app proved to be fairly popular, and now Comcast has made it available to all Xfinity customers.
Julie: I guess that means you are with AT&T or T-mobile then since the Huawei Mate S is a GSM phone? I agree that Huawei makes a great phone. I’ve been testing the Nexus 6p and think it’s the best Android phone I’ve ever used. It’s just so freaking huge!Julie: I also use the same computers! Although my MacBook Pro is a year older than yours. :o)Julie: Ha! I had a 15″ MBP too.
Facebook launched a new service for celebrities and public figures called Live back in August of this year. The idea behind the service was to allow celebrities and public figures to live stream to Facebook users. The social network says that since it launched thousands of public figures have shared live videos. Live has now been updated to make it easier to notify fans of Live streaming.
If you have an internet connection, you’ll be able to subscribe to SHOWTIME’s new streaming service. In the beginning, they’ll be partnered exclusively with Apple, so you’ll also need an Apple device or an Apple TV until the service expands to other providers.
Guitar Hero Live has launched for the new Apple TV today, allowing users play the latest entry in the music game series on their television screen without the need of a dedicated game console. However, in an unexpected move, users must have the guitar controller in order to play.
Amazon is hoping to gain dominance in the living room with the same strategy it used to take over the e-books business: lower prices.The company on Thursday introduced new versions of its Fire TV products, which plug into television sets to stream content over an Internet connection.