Keep a Lookout for New Nettop-sized HTPCs with AMD’s new E-450 APU (It’s the New Hotness)

AMD Fusion ArchitectureA while back we talked about the differences and benefits of AMD's E-350 APU over an Intel Atom + NVIDIA ION 2 combo for a SFF HTPC setup. Now, AMD has a new and improved chip, the Fusion E-450, which boasts a 1.6GHz processor, enhanced HD graphics (HD 6320), and support for faster DDR3-1333 memory, [...]

ABC to Follow FOX and Delay Web Access to Newly Aired TV Shows (Do You Care?)

Netflix, ABC iPad App ScreenshotsABC's CEO Bob Iger just told investors that the company will soon be rolling out their own authentication scheme that will delay recently aired TV shows by 8-days to the public, but not to partner cable subscribers. This is a move similar to what FOX implemented on August 15th, but Iger spells the reason out as [...]

Netflix Launches a ‘Just for Kids’ Portal, Makes Playing Outside Passé

WALL-E KidsThis is either the most brilliant idea for parents or one of the worst things to come down the pike for society in general. Netflix has just taken the wraps off their "Just for Kids" portal that makes it supposedly easy for young children to navigate content using familiar TV show and movie characters. The [...]

Netflix’s Chrome OS Plugin May Be One of Google’s First Native Client Examples

Native Client Pepper Browser DiagramAfter the disappointment that the new Netflix Web App in the Chrome Web Store wasn't compatible with other Linux distros other than Chrome OS, I did a little investigating of why that may be. It turns out the answer was right in front of me. I just didn't know what I was looking at. If you [...]

Sony Takes Logitech’s Cue and Reduces Prices of Its HDTVs Powered by Google TV

Sony NSX-24GT with RemoteIn a not too surprising move, Sony has decided to reduce their Sony Internet TV models by up to $440. Folks can now purchase the 24-inch model for $295, the 32-inch for $498, the 40-inch for $723, and the 46-inch for $961 (originally $1,399.99) at Amazon with free shipping. According to StreamingMediaBlog.com, who spoke with [...]

Amazon and VUDU Go ‘Web App’ for the iPad and other Tablets

iPad Optimized Vudu ServiceThe reality is native apps are only better than cross-platform web apps in a small number of instances. Publishers are starting to realize that not only is it easier to build device "optimized" web apps for TV, tablet, mobile, etc., but that they can also help their bottom line by sidestepping a platform's in-app payment [...]

Netflix App Hits the Chrome Web Store (Limited to Chrome OS on Linux)

Netflix Chrome Web App PageGood news and bad. Netflix is now available as a web app for Chrome OS through Google's Chrome Web Store [Twitter announcement]. Bad news is that it does not support other Linux-based operating systems that can run Google's Chrome browser at the moment. The web app also appears to be working fine with Windows and Mac OS X [...]

Media Streamers Now Have ‘Green’ Cred

Apple TV 2nd Generation In-handYou may have read the news that your TV set-top box might cost you more on your energy bills than your refrigerator, but did you know that the latest crop of media streamers are some of the most energy efficient gadgets in your home? It's true. In fact, GigaOm tested 5 of the top selling [...]