By Rocco Pendola:For as solid of a handle as I have had on the company since last year, I'm not quite sure what to make of Netflix (NFLX) at this point. It's tough to find a negative with its enhanced inclusion on the refreshed AppleTV. Consumers can now sign up for a Netflix account through Apple's (AAPL) iTunes interface.
Game developers are increasingly turning to smartphones and tablets for their next project. A survey of 2,500 developers from the organizers of the Game Developers Conference held this month found that 58 percent were planning their next project for mobile devices. Approximately 38 percent of those surveyed said their last project was on mobile.
Do you have it in you to cut the cord? If you have an iPad, at least most of the work is done for you. With help from a few subscription services and accessories, you may never feel like having cable again. All you need to get started is a television with an HDMI port.
Rocco Pendola submits:Ever since Time Warner Cable's (TWC) Melinda Witmer uttered the quote of the year, I've been interested in how content deliverers, particularly cable companies, are dealing with the new media reality.
We should reserve judgement until we see the actual product, but the initial description of Intel's plan for a cable box sounds very creepy. It's planning to roll out a cable box with a camera that looks at who is watch TV to deliver a more personalized experience.
How badly would you miss an ~$80 bill for cable every month if it just disappeared? It's totally possible (and actually quite easy) to give it up if you swap in some much more affordable substitutions. We've been cable-free for several years now and don't miss it even a little bit. Here's how to do it for yourself.
Internet-streamed video will overtake cable to dominate home video viewing within three to five years, Netflix chief executive Reed Hastings predicted Tuesday, with stiffer competition to come.Hastings said that the rapid growth in high-volume home internet links over fiber optic cables will boost consumer use of on-demand viewing services over traditional cable viewing.Streaming "is all people are going to care about" in a few years. "People are in love with broadband, in terms of click and watch."