Comcast has confirmed that it's going to buy Time Warner Cable to form a huge, tangled monster of awfulness. Hooray! You want out? Lucky for you there are some alternatives to doing business with your monopolistic cable-internet master if you try hard enough. Here are your options, and good luck making your escape. Read more...
When Roku released its firstStreaming Stickin late 2012, it was a tough sell. It cost $99 (as much as the highest-end Roku box), only worked with TVs that were certified as "Roku Ready," and it didn't even ship with a remote.
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This week the folks at Roku have revealed a new Streaming Stick. This device was original released for a cool $99 USD back in the year 2012 - since then a major competitor has arrived in the Google-made Chromecast .
Organovo's 3D-printed mini-liver just shattered its own record, carrying out the same cellular functions as a natural human liver for 40 days in the lab. That may not seem like a lot — human liver cells are replaced about every 300 to 500 days — but the company's previous millimeter-sized liver slivers only managed five days.
The HAV304 took the crown of “world's longest aircraft” with its inaugural flight today. The gargantuan spans a football field and towers just over two stories in height, owing its construction to pure metal. It sacrifices little in being the world's longest, as it still reaches 100 mph, which is triple that of the dwarfish Goodyear blimp.
With the likes of Google’s Chromecast selling of shelves for lack of a reason not to drop a few bucks on the concept, iterations of the idea like Mozilla’s upcoming second-screen support for Firefox are popping up left and right.
Polaroid plans to roll out a couple new products for the upcoming CES 2014 , among them being the new 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV, model 50GSR7100. As you may image, this offering is a smart TV that runs Roku's popular channels-based interface.
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The folks at Sling Media have let it be known today that they’re ready to give the full SlingPlayer family a boost in the software world. The two bits that’ll get this update straight away are SlingPlayer 3.
The Roku Streaming Stick, a concept announced back in 2012, is finally seeing the light of day. Wanting to make internet and content streaming even easier to use than ever before, Roku has unveiled its HMDI stick.
Roku, the company that makes set-top boxes that can turn any TV into a Web-connected smart TV for streaming video, has a new product called the Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI) that will do mostly the same thing for just $50. The , which is a little bigger than a thumb drive, plugs into your TV's HDMI port, but needs a power source to work.
To say that today's a big day for Roku is a bit of an understatement. Not only is the company revamping its entire product lineup, there's also the small matter of the UK launch of the Roku 3 to consider.
Sony has briefly taken the covers off an earlier rumored Chromecast competitor and the results might be quite disappointing for some. Turns out that the device, now called the Sony BRAVIA Smart Stick, has little to do with Google’s Internet video streaming dongle and more about Google TV and Sony’s own TVs.