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GeForce Now speaks Chromebook
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 19 August 2020 14:29

GeForce Now speaks Chromebook


Additional 40 million possible gamers

Nvidia is investing heavily in a cloud gaming platform called GeForce Now, and we had a chance to get an update from an old friend and industry veteran Phil Eisler, VP of GeForce Now and cloud gaming. The biggest announcement for today is that Chromebooks have support for GeForce now.

Disney+ off to a proper HD start
Published in News
Thursday, 26 March 2020 17:49

Disney+ off to a proper HD start


Lockdowns will help

Disney chose the right time to launch its service as Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom got the Disney Plus service starting on Tuesday, March 24.

Internet streaming and usage soars
Published in News
Thursday, 26 March 2020 11:22

Internet streaming and usage soars


Oddly not as much as we expected

The first internet streaming and usage figures are coming in as the coronavirus pandemic places a quarter of the world’s population under lockdown.

Xilinx introduces Versal Premium adaptable accelerator for Core network
Published in AI


Designed for high bandwidth core and 5G tasks

Imagine an FPGA that can replace 22 currently shipping FPGA Adapters and provide a high bandwidth needed for the Internet and 5G demand of the future? That seems the best way to visualize Versal Premium, as this is a product design to address the explosion of data and bandwidth growth.

Facebook tightens live streaming features
Published in News
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 11:34

Facebook tightens live streaming features


After New Zealand massacre

Social networking outfit Facebook is tightening rules around its live streaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand.

5G to XR glasses demo is impressive
Published in Mobiles
Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:02

5G to XR glasses demo is impressive


100s of Mbps needed

One of the big questions for many 5G sceptics is how it works in real life,  and Qualcomm has been pushing for the need for higher data rates, low latency and eXtended Reality.

BBC, Roku locked in deadly embrace
Published in News
Monday, 27 August 2018 13:13

BBC, Roku locked in deadly embrace


Updated! We can rock you, baby

People using the BBC iPlayer and a number of streaming products are finding themselves between a Roku and a hard place.

Streaming is killing music piracy
Published in News
Monday, 06 August 2018 13:51

Streaming is killing music piracy

 
Drops below 10 per cent

Big content will have to find other reasons why its shallow, talentless music stars are not making them money, now that music piracy figures have dropped to a record low. 

Streaming overtakes satellite and cable TV for the first time
Published in News


At least in the UK

The number of British people subscribing to TV services like Netflix, Amazon and Sky’s NOW TV, has overtaken traditional satellite and cable TV for the first time, media regulator Ofcom  has announced.

Most Americans listen to streaming music
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:03

Most Americans listen to streaming music


Apparently the most popular music in the world is made by a male duck


Beancounters working for Nielsen have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that most Americans get their music streamed to them.