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October 23, 2011 by

In the battle for the living room, the ghost of Steve Jobs looms large

The major battles in the post-PC era will be fought in the living room, and the den, and the dorm room, and just about any place where people watch movies and TV programs and listen to music. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are all positioning their forces now. What will it take to succeed, and who will lead?

June 3, 2010 by

Foxtel asks for Telstra lock-in

Cable TV operator Foxtel has asked the nation's competition regulator to let it provide what appears to be a new internet video service through its iQ and iQ2 set-top boxes on the condition that customers have a broadband connection with its part-owner Telstra.

December 10, 2009 by

The people's NBN, now with 1001 uses

Faced with a renewed threat in newly-appointed Tony Abbott and unknown-quantity communications portfolio ankle-biter Tony Smith, Stephen Conroy responded this week in the way any politician would: he gave lots, and lots, and lots of speeches.

November 22, 2009 by

Hands on with new Roku Channel Store; is cable TV still worth the cost?

I've been testing out the Roku HD-XR and just this last weekend was sent some beta bits for their newly announced Roku Channel Store. The Roku Channel Store is available via a software update on all three Roku players, the Roku SD, Roku HD (original), and Roku HD-XR. After the update and Roku account activation you will find 10 new FREE channels that you can select from and also the ability to remove channels from your home screen. The 10 new channels provide content from blip.tv, Facebook Photos, Flickr, FrameChannel, Mediafly, MobileTribe, Motionbox, Pandora, Revision3 and TWiT. I loaded up and tried most of them on my Roku player and find that they may the Roku a much more useful and functional device, not that it already wasn't just with streaming Netflix support.

June 24, 2009 by

TV's future: the partnerships are forming now

In just the last few days, there were a few news announcements that, separately, were kind of ho-hum. But together, it appears that the stars are suddenly starting to align for the next generation of television, one that's more of an on-demand Internet-based experience, instead of a schedule-driven feed from broadcasters.


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