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Aereo’s Live TV Streaming Coming to Boston

May 14, 2013
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Aereo’s Live TV Streaming Coming to Boston

Aereo will soon be available in its second market: the greater Boston area. It’s a service that lets you stream over-the-air television to your computer, iPad, iPhone or Roku. You can either watch live TV or record shows with Aereo’s cloud based DVR. Folks who have preregistered, including myself, will start to receive invitations...

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The PS4′s Burlesque Unveiling

February 24, 2013
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The PS4′s Burlesque Unveiling

Sony’s PS4 unveiling was the tech equivalent of a burlesque style striptease. Some details were revealed but lots was left to the imagination. We still don’t know the pricing of the console, the specific release date, the size of its hard drive and finally, what the console itself looks like. Its reminiscent of the...

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WD TV Live Review and Giveaway

February 11, 2013
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WD TV Live Review and Giveaway

Here at Tech of the Hub, we’ve looked at streaming boxes from Roku, Apple, Sony, Netgear and Boxee. Of the popular streaming boxes on the market, the WD TV Live was the one box I had not used in depth until now. The folks at Western Digital were kind enough to lend a WD TV...

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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

December 30, 2012
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Will the Fiscal Cliff Drive Cord Cutting?

As Washington prepares to drive us over the fiscal cliff, the impending tax hikes have pushed me to find ways to cut household costs (here’s a fiscal cliff calculator to see how much your taxes could go up). Looking at the family budget, cable TV is an obvious candidate to be cut. While cable...

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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

December 6, 2012
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The Netflix Missing X-High Mystery: Solved!

Have you noticed a change in the Netflix streaming’s video quality? Some Netflix customers have been asking that same question. In particular, customers with 1080P capable Netflix devices have noticed a significant change  to how those devices display streaming video quality. I noticed the change a week ago as I was evaluating the WD...

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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

October 29, 2012
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Unified Streaming Video Search Comes to Roku Devices

Trapped inside during the hurricane? If you still have power, you should check out Roku’s new search functionality. How much time have you wasted searching for content across the different premium streaming services? To tackle that problem, Roku today introduced a new unified search feature for its latest generation of Roku boxes (Roku 2, LT,...

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TiVo Stream Hands-On Review

September 6, 2012
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TiVo Stream Hands-On Review

Here’s my test drive of the TiVo Stream via video (see below), following up on the unboxing video. For those of you adverse to video, here’s the highlights: The TiVo Stream lets you watch recorded programs or live TV on your TiVo Premiere. Currently it supports all of the iDevices: iPhone, iPad and iPod...

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Doctor Who Season 7 Part I: Where to Watch, Download or Stream

August 23, 2012
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Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks (courtesy BBC America)

Update: Here’s the latest information on Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2 Doctor Who?? Season seven holds out the promise to finally answer that question. Is “Doctor Who?” the question that will be asked when silence falls? We’ll find out soon as Doctor Who premieres on Saturday, September 1st at 9 PM Eastern /...

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Why Netflix Gained 3 Million Subscribers

April 24, 2012
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Shaking off last year’s Qwikster and price increase debacles, Netflix added nearly 3 million streaming subscribers for the first quarter of 2012. According to their 2012 Q1 letter to shareholders, Netflix now has a total of 26 million streaming subscribers and over 10 million DVD subscribers in the United States. Netflix is now projecting that...

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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

April 19, 2012
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iTunes Digital Copy Bargains: Harry Potter and Wolverine Blu-rays

Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for Blu-rays that come with an iTunes digital copy. I’m especially keen on ones I can find on sale or better yet the ones in the used Blu-ray rack. Two recent finds have been the Harry Potter movies and Wolverine. Starting last year, there were limited edition releases...

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Video Streaming Services Compared for Q1 2012

April 2, 2012
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Video Streaming Services Compared for Q1 2012

The video streaming comparison has been updated for the first quarter of 2012! The chart compares paid premium video streaming services including Amazon Instant Video (and Prime), Hulu Plus, iTunes, Netflix and VUDU. Besides contrasting the features and capabilities of the services, the matrix also shows how many movies and TV shows were available on each...

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