Verizon is aiming for a la carte TV service within the next twelve months, with the company conceding that vast bundles of channels of which only a few are viewed simply don't work with today's viewing habits. "No one wants to have 300 channels on your wireless," CEO Lowell McAdam said this week at Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference, promising a new option with far more selectivity by mid-2015.
Taking advantage of the fact that houses may have more than one room and that people might want to watch TV in some of them, TiVo is announcing a new offer that will accommodate that scenario well. For a monthly service fee of $14.99, TiVo subscribers will be able to string together up to 12 rooms so that they can get access to their recordings anywhere. As long as they're in the house, of course.
This week we’ve seen one whole heck of a lot of new products from some of the top technology brands in the world. While many devices are unique, some products released this week will go head-to-head with their contemporaries’ devices revealed within hours of one-another. What’s are must-see, must-experience, or otherwise most awesome products we’ve gotten up close with this week? Let’s have a look!
At IFA 2014, Samsung isn't just about Android smarrtphones, or even Android printers for that matter. It is also giving the crowd something gawk at when it comes to its TV lineup. And they will definitely stare at two of Samsung's giants, 105-inch TVs that not only boasts 4K resolution but also have a pleasing curve to them as well. One of them can even flatten or bend at will.
This week the folks at Sony have brought several high-end products to IFA 2014 in both the mobile and camera realms. The Sony Xperia Z3 leads the pack, while the Sony Lens Camera crew brought some strange surprises. There were also a couple of massive televisions revealed for good measure.
The two new Sony television sets shown off by Sony this morning called S90b-65 and S90B-75 are both massive in their own respects. Holding true to Sony’s mantra "when you see more, you feel more," these televisions are big enough to bring the biggest and the best Sony entertainment to your home.
Dish Network's anticipated Internet TV service may be called Nutv, if a trademark from the company that recently surfaced is any indication. This wouldn't be entirely surprising, since the company has dabbled with the name in the past, but it has made a small refinement that makes it a bit more consumer-friendly.
An OLED TV with sexy curves and a crystal-studded stand? Things can't get any more premium, or flamboyant, than that. But that is exactly what LG is adding to its IFA 2014 shelves. The consumer electronics giant has teamed up with renowned Austrian crystal producer to come up with a limited edition Curved OLED TV that is promised to look exquisite in your matching premium-looking living room.
Something familiar will happen to you tonight. You’ll sit down on your couch, go to turn on the TV — and curse. Probably loudly. Those remotes, all five or more, are strewn about your living room. Under a bag of chips, between the couch cushions — or who knows where. Your remotes just don’t behave. You could suffer this indignity indefinitely, or you could just get a Blumoo.