Social TV to Take Off in 2012

get_glue_social_tvIt has been predicted by both Mashable and the Harvard Business Review (HBR) that Social TV is to take off during 2012. Whilst 2011 saw a large number of startups in the sector, and more coverage in mainstream media, Social TV remained a tiny fragment of possible entertainment. However, for those who want their digital [...]

Consumers Demand Extensive and Smooth Connectivity

Broadcom Corporation has disclosed the results of a new customer survey carried out by JZ Analytics, showing a heightened demand for extensive and smooth connections. The survey results revealed by Broadcom are: Connecting in the home * Using online video: two-thirds of the people that participated in the survey said that they view over two videos per [...]

LifeVibes CineXPlayer Delivers Home Theater Experience

cinexplayer_2-5NXP Software has announced a new launch of its widely well-known LifeVibes CineXPlayer at Apps World Europe. CineXPlayer 2.5 is the first video player for iPod, iPhone and iPad devices that can support Dolby Digital Plus. Obtainable through the Apple App Store, CineXPlayer 2.5 offers the experience of a living room movie practically everywhere. "NXP Software [...]

Sonos System Software 3.6 Update

sonos_bedroomSonos has launched the 3.6 system software update. If you are on iOS or Android, you are able to get it now at the respective marketplaces. You should automatically be prompted to install the update via the desktop software. 3.6 consist of the following updates: * The Sonos controller for Android can now support tablets (even [...]

Twonky Gets Personal with Recent Releases

twonky_android_appIn a recent spate of product releases, PacketVideo have extended the Twonky range to bring cutomized media content to its users in what they say is a natural method of discovery. What does that mean? Well the beta release of myTwonky, the Twonky Video app and the Twonky Music app allows access to your existing [...]

Apple’s Smart TV Project – What we Understand up to Now

Apple TV Set Controlled by SiriIt is widely recognized within the technology market that Apple is focusing on a smart internet-connected TV gadget. What do we actually understand about the 'iTV' up to now? [caption id="attachment_22485" align="alignright" width="480" caption="Image: New York Times"][/caption] There has been lots of speculation traveling about regarding an Apple TV set for many years, and it has often [...]

RCN and TiVo’s new Home Solution

The Washington D.C. area has been selected for the initial rollout by RCN Telecom Services of the Whole Home Bundle by TiVo. It's being pushed as the 'whole home solution' and the monthly package delivers the four tuner Premiere Q and a Preview Extender. At the moment you won't get features like pausing live TV, but [...]

Ameba Launches on LG Smart TV

lg_smart_tv"It's the content, stupid!" as Bill Clinton and his assorted politicos might have said if they'd ever thought with any imagination about the digital economy. They might have added "And don't forget about the kids," something LG Smart TV can't be accused of doing following its hook-up with Ameba, the IPTV company headquartered in Winnipeg. The [...]