Tag: video

My 2.5 Months with DirecTV Now (so far)

As just another person that’s disappointed with their cable service, I’m exploring options for getting my entertainment elsewhere. In addition to digitizing the bulk of my video library, I recently saw the advertisements by DirecTV Now. Their introductory offer is three months of streaming TV service for $10 a month; their baseline service. At this point, I’ve had …

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PlexPy is now Tautulli

For those who run a Plex Media Server, you know that one of the weakest points of having a Plex server is not having statistics baked into the application. You don’t have information about how many users you’re serving up how many streams, how many transcodes and what are the peak hours of the day. …

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Review: iVUE Horizon Pro 1080p HD Camera Glasses

A while back I got an opportunity to do a review on iVue’s Horizon Pro 1080p HD camera sports glasses. People who like to do activities like to be able to record themselves, but trying to record using a smartphone while doing activities is kind of difficult. IVue has come out with a pair of …

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Review: Canon Vixia HF R700 Camcorder

I recently picked up a new camcorder to keep track of my son’s activities with tae kwon do and football. Some of the main things that I was looking for  was a good optical zoom, HD recording, the ability to take still photographs during the recording process and to be very easy to use. It’s …

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Slick new iPhone 7 case restores the headphone jack

I think it’s always funny when you see companies trying to dictate the path of technology in such a way that it angers people. Apple’s newly released a new iPhone 7 it’s causing a star with the absence of the headphone jack. There was a lot of discussion about the release of the iPhone 7, …

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Wire Pushes Open Standards And End-to-End Encryption For Video Chat

I like trying to keep track of applications that gives users the ability to do video chat, and Skype and Google Hangouts are probably the most common right now among most users, but last year the Scott co-founder Janus Friis launched a new project called Wire. The application is compatible with modern-day browsers such as …

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Review: iRulu 10.1 inch WalknBook PC tablet [w1007]

PC tablets that are able to run Windows 10 are starting to become more popular. Recently, I got the opportunity to take a closer look at iRulu’s new WalknBook. It has a 10.1 inch screen [IPS], runs Windows 10 home edition and it comes with a detachable keyboard. The specifications for the tablet are not …

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Kickstarter: YoCam Is Way Popular And Funded Big Time

Kickstarter is a great place for things to go from great ideas to consumer’s hands. One of the more popular funded projects on Kickstarter is YoCam. It describes itself as the world’s most versatile waterproof life camera. It had an initial goal of $80,000, and at the time of this article, they’ve raised approximately $375,000 …

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Media Servers: Are You Okay With Sharing Your Media?

When you think about having the ability to share all of your personal media to practically any device, one of the first applications you should be thinking about, or using, should be Plex media server. It does a great job of curating your media and being able to provide it to a wide range of …

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Video Streaming Is The Best Gift To Give

2015 has been a roller coaster for cable companies. Cable companies continue to see a consistent decline in cable subscribers, but they’re also seeing huge increases in Internet high-speed subscribers. It’s safe to say that Netflix has changed the landscape of media consumption. A few years ago, the cable company executives were calling streaming content …

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