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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.

Netflix offers some content offline
Published in News
Thursday, 01 December 2016 17:04

Netflix offers some content offline


Smartphones and tablets

Netflix has finally listened to many people who travel and complained about the need for offline content. With the last update of Netflix applications, users around the world in 188 countries where Netflix is available can download some content. 

Spotify makes $15 Family plan
Published in News
Tuesday, 24 May 2016 15:02

Spotify makes $15 Family plan


To match Apple and Google’s offering

Spotify is the last of big streaming names to finally settle for a US $15 plan that will cover all of your family, or at last up to five people. 

Vevo has 17 Billion legal video playbacks
Published in News
Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:03

Vevo has 17 Billion legal video playbacks


YouTube is the devil claims Metallica's manager

Vevo might be the new MTV for millennials, who might not know MTV that played music a few decades ago. Vevo CEO Erik Huggers had an interview at a Hunter Walk blog talking about YouTube, subscription base and the future.

Sony to release 4K streaming
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 11:14

Sony to release 4K streaming


Ultra good to go

Sony is launching its 4K movie streaming service which will mean consumers of its tellies can buy movies from the service, and stream to supported Sony 4K TV sets.