TVoIP (Television over IP) is really gaining momentum. So much that your cable company might be your Internet provider only and you’ll have many options to choose from. Hulu wants to be one of those to deliver live tv, and they put together a great plan so you can start watching right away. It does […]
Roku is a Set Top Box. Also known as IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), the Roku brings in next generation television. You can watch movies by Amazon or Netflix, consume content from OTT (Over the Top Television) stations like TWIT, Revision3, KoldKast, TechPodcasts, Blubrry, or more. Roku has free and paid channel content. You can even play games like Sudoku on your Roku box.
Earlier this year Amazon announced the FireTV – a competitor to the Roku and Apple TV. Doubling the specs of both devices, this became my goto choice for over the top television. Now, Amazon has come out with their lower cost version in the Fire TV Stick – mostly to compete with Chromecast and Roku […]
Lots of great stuff this week as I prepare for NYC and TechCrunch Disrupt. Finishing up the NAB videos this week. Also catching up on some products I had in the wings for a couple months. The studio is getting a spring cleaning so it may look a little different. My office is a mess […]
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Last year when the Chromecast came out, I wanted to highlight the pros and cons of the top set top box devices. That included the Apple TV and Roku. What I called the Throwdown. Yesterday, Amazon announced their entry into the streaming box market. Their set top box made a big splash with the community. […]
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I caught up with Roku in their streaming lounge where WWE Hall of Famer Sgt. Slaughter was going to be there later in the day. The hall was decked out with WWE merchandise and videos of classic matches on each of the Roku machines. I got to talk with Kristin about Roku’s newest device – […]
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Monday was a long but productive day. At Midnight, we launched the TPN at CES crowdfund – a crowdfund project for our trip out to CES. I talk about why we need it. Last night on TWIGG.TV we talked with Kathi Browne about Google Glass and Healthcare. It was a great hour worth of content […]
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Not only did I get to see and play with the Roku 3 at SXSW, I also found out about PBS and PBS Kids coming to the Roku! With over 750 channels, Roku is definitely the best set top box for Internet television. About Roku 3 Roku 3 is the newest version of the Roku […]
Mobile High-Definition Link. That is what an MHL port is. It looks like an HDMI port but MHL does more. For example, it can power small devices like the Roku Streaming Stick. An MHL port in a MHL compliant TV is indicated with a purple enclosure. Roku has utilized this port to take the Set top box […]
It’s really simple. I was tired of not seeing anything new. I was frustrated in looking at the new releases section on my Roku, and seeing Rescue Me there for the last 6 months. I was annoyed at playing the game “Find a movie I really want to watch”. Fact is, I stopped going to […]
Vamshi Sriperumbudur of Dyyno joins us for the CES TPN Live coverage. Dyyno is a media streaming platform. They serve IPTV. If you have rights to content, you can leverage Dyyno. They support TV channel streaming and live events. Dyyno supports PC or Mac and Dyyno was the first company to have content streaming live on Roku. […]
In this world of over-the-top television, there are a lot of different choices. If your TV does not have a “smart” feature, you end up having to purchase a third-party solution. And with many boxes to choose from, it’s a tough decision at times. However, Roku is working to make that decision very straightforward. At […]
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www.thegeeksmack.com – Happy New Year! As we start 2012, I get ready to do what I normally do. Head to Las Vegas, baby! Geek Smack! will be taking a 2-3 week hiatus as I put together the CES goodies. However, the Day in Tech History and the new show – iPad365 – will still be in […]
www.thegeeksmack.com – Last show of 2011, there are a lot of things we’re gonna talk about. Find out how I completely deleted Geekazine over the weekend. DOH! The status of my truck is not that great. iPad365 is ramping up with 3 episodes this week. Also, we are two weeks away from CES! Remember, we still […]
www.thegeeksmack.com – This last week after the trip to Detroit, had a very interesting week. Got sick, truck died. But I got through it. Jeffrey also talks about the holiday schedule and the trip to Las Vegas and CES in 3 weeks. Support CES 2012 Staff $25, $50, $100, Your Choice Geek Smack Sponsor board! Get a Roku – Prices start […]
This week on Geek Smack! XBox is updating their software for voice and gesture, plus getting ready to be your alternative to Over the Top Television.
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This week on Geek Smack! Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales went really well. But with everyone occupying, where does this leave us?
This morning I was on WISC-TV 3 for News 3 This Morning. I talked about Cyber Monday deals for a 3 minute segment at 6:20 am. Charolette Deleste interviewed me for this segment. We started out talking about the history of Cyber Monday. Simply put – 10 years ago, with a lot of homes not having […]
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This week on Geek Smack! Spotify is announcing a “New Direction”. What could it be? Also Windows 8 might be downloadable and Pizza sleeping bags.
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This week on Geek Smack! With the Kindle Fire and nook Color coming out, will the iPad cut it’s prices? Goldman Sachs believes so.
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This week on Geek Smack! Daniel Loeb, a shareholder of Yahoo! calls Jerry Yang out
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This week on Geek Smack! Microsoft might just make $444 million off of Android devices. Also, Steve Jobs book is out, Netflix drops shares, Rubik cube juggling and Pixar lamp costume
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Siri is Apple’s new smartphone assistant. People loved it, now their complaining, but for the wrong reason. Jeffrey talks what they should be concerned about
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We look at the Apple event and if Tim Cook did a good job in showing off the iPhone 4S.