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New Paperwhite & HDX Kindles

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 18th, 2014

Yesterday Amazon introduced the all-new Fire HDX 8.9 which features a high resolution HDX display (339 ppi) with a more powerful processor, exclusive Dolby Audio, and all-new Fire OS 4 “Sangria” with new features and services. The new Fire HDX is available for pre-order starting at $379. Fire OS 4 is based on KitKat and […]

Dualing Webcasts from Apple and Intel

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Dualing webstreams are expected Tuesday, reports The Oregonian. Apple is livecasting their new line of laptops, phones and wearables — but not for Windows users — you’ll need a Safari browser or Apple TV to see it. Forty miles north, Intel will have its own livestreaming keynote by chief executive Brian Krzanich at the big […]

VR Cinema: Killer App?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4, a 5.7″ phablet announced last week, is even bigger than premium flagship phones like the LG G3 with a 5.5″ display, the Sony Xperia Z3 with a 5.2″ display, and Samsung S-5, with a 5.1″ display, notes C/Net. The Note, with a Snapdragon 805, is also more powerful. The 5″+ phablets […]

LTE Multicast Tested by 16 Operators

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 27th, 2014

A new report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association says sixteen operators, spanning 13 countries, are currently trialing LTE Multicast, also called eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services. LTE Multicast allows wireless operators to broadcast live video over their LTE networks to multiple users simultaneously. Today’s unicast streams require a dedicated channel for each user […]

Free Hyperlapse App from Instagram

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

Instagram today announced Hyperlapse, one of the company’s first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using an algorithm, the app makes it easy to use your phone to create smooth tracking shots and time-lapse videos. The app is available free for the iPhone. Instagram hopes to develop an Android version soon, but Instagram says that will […]

Amazon Buys Twitch for $1 Billion

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

Amazon today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, the leading live video platform for gamers for approximately $970 million in cash. Google was in talks to acquire Twitch for more than $1 billion. But Google did not close the deal on anti-trust fears, according to Forbes. Google already owns YouTube, […]