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The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
Hands-on review: The Google Chromecast
It’s all very Google-centric, and yes, you can end up sharing a lot of personal information should you tick all the boxes. However, you have the power there, to customise your use and the kind of data you will share.
Microsoft’s new project to bring gaming to the data centre
Data centres could soon be the crutch for the army of Xbox One gamers around the world with Microsoft's latest venture, Project xCloud.
Five reasons to love the fifth-gen Chromecast
With thousands of compatible apps to cast from, people are tapping the Cast button more than ever.
Razer's new high-performance Wi-Fi router is optimised for the gaming experience
This week Razer launched Sila, a high-performance Wi-Fi router that’s optimised for gaming, streaming, and downloading multimedia content.
Still using HDMI cables? Wireless screen sharing eliminates cabling nightmares
Airtame is a dongle that you plug into your TV or projector’s HDMI port to stream content wirelessly.
Exclusive interview: Andrew Blakey on TVNZ’s new streaming platform
I had the opportunity to sit down with TVNZ development manager Andrew Blakey to discuss the launch of HEIHEI, a new streaming service for Kiwi kids.
NZ’s own pay-per-view movie streaming service has launched
Available on desktop and mobile to every New Zealander with internet access, Stuff Pix serves up the latest blockbuster movies.
Spotify is letting users fix inaccurate music info
Some of the data categories listeners are invited to make suggestions for include: explicitness, genre, aliases, languages, mood and tags.
YouTube 'encourages' user engagement with new live features
YouTube is introducing more ways to watch live videos and interact with the live community.
Stuff Fibre steps up their offering with a new streaming service
Stuff Fibre just announced their entrance into the movies-on-demand market with the launch of a new product, Stuff Pix...
Netflix grows it distribution empire with a new acquisition
“We are proud to partner with Netflix in this ground-breaking distribution agreement..."
YouTube gets a new look for kids
Younger kids will get less text, while older kids will get more content on the home screens....
Vodafone TV partners up with SKY and Netflix
Vodafone TV gives viewers the option to switch between their smartphone, tablet and television...
Razer unveils new streamer-certified broadcasting hardware
"Streaming has become an integral part of the gaming community,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO.
Zuckerberg jumps into the frying pan with ‘insensitive’ VR live-stream
“My goal here was to show how VR can raise awareness and help us see what's happening in different parts of the world...”
Amazon and Twentieth Century Fox sign landmark international TV deal
Beginning in September of this year, Amazon Prime will start introducing seasons of This Is Us and The Exorcist...
Never lose your running rhythm: Spotify and Jaybird create an all-in-one music app
Users won’t need to switch between apps while running anymore, eliminating the risk of tripping while looking at your phone...
The new GoPro app pulls footage from your camera to create video clips automatically
“QuikStories is the simple storytelling solution our customers have been dreaming about for years..."
Story Buffering 79% ... low quality video makes us sad
New research discovers the physical and emotional responses humans have to low-quality or buffering video content. Surprise, we don't like it at all.
Hackers target subtitle files in major media players - including VLC
VLC, Kodi, Popcorn-Time and strem.io media players have vulnerabilities that allows attackers to take over your entire device.
Epic hacker fail: An exclusive look at the Netflix hack with ESET
We chatted with ESET’s senior research fellow Nick Fitzgerald for an expert's views on what the Netflix hack means for the future of streaming.
Spoiler alert: Hackers leak unreleased Netflix series
An unidentified hacker has released the highly anticipated Season 5 episodes of popular Netflix show Orange is the New Black.
Netflix and Lightbox battle it out for Kiwi affection
More than a million Kiwis are now subscribed to Netflix, while Lightbox has been revealed as the faster growing Subscription Video On Demand provider.