Korus thinks the audio market needs a new music streaming system. That's an ambitious goal: if you've been in the market for wireless audio recently, you'll undoubtedly have seen a fair few existing options, from Bluetooth (with or without aptX), WiFi, and proprietary options like Apple's AirPlay and Sonos' well-esteemed whole home systems. Korus' two new portable speakers, the V600 and V400, don't use any of them, in fact, but is that a brave decision that pays off in performance, or simply too ambitious a challenge for one start-up to bite off? Read on for the SlashGear review.
LG will bring its first webOS smart TV to CES next month, with the former Palm platform making its living room debut. The new TV will run webOS - which LG acquired from HP earlier this year - on a 2.2GHz dualcore processor, LG researcher Hong Sung-pyo confirmed this week, ZDNet Korea reports, though most other details are unknown.
Netflix has been making some very high quality original TV shows for a while now. In fact, Netflix won major awards for its original series "House of Cards." The next season of "House of Cards" kicks off on February 14, 2014. Netflix and Sony Pictures Television have now announced another series will be coming as a streaming exclusive to Netflix subscribers around the world.
Intel has almost managed to persuade Verizon Communications to buy its ill-fated OnCue web-TV service, insiders claim, with an announcement potentially as soon as next week. Verizon's interest is in extending its FiOS media service, Bloomberg reports, without having to build out new fiber-optic infrastructure, while for Intel it would be an opportunity to supply chips but not shoulder the burden of negotiating content deals, licensing for which has been tough going.
Xbox One owners will be able to access shows like Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, and Almost Human as of today, as the Fox Now app lands on the next-gen console. The service will give Xbox One users access to new episodes of shows the day after they air on broadcast TV, Fox says, with select subscribers getting full back-catalog access as well.
Apple TV has added four new channels, with the compact set-top box gaining more ways to watch movies in addition to broadening cable TV access from ABC. The four fresh additions include "Watch ABC", which hooks into local ABC affiliate content for those with a valid subscription, Crackle, for streaming movies and TV shows, Bloomberg, for financial news, and KORTV, for Korean-language content.
Led Zeppelin and Spotify have inked an exclusive deal which will see the band's catalog added streaming only on the on-demand service. Key albums from the Led Zeppelin back-catalog will be added to Spotify's digital racks daily over the next week, starting with 1969's Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin II.
Spotify has launched new free music streaming packages for smartphones and tablets, expanding its service into 20 new markets in the process. Now offered in 55 locations, as of today Spotify is offered in the existing Premium subscription package for the most flexible access, but those willing to put up with some limits and listen to some adverts can get free play while they're on their phone or tablet.