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The PS4 is rapidly becoming the living room device of choice

If you’ve followed this site for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of Android Set top boxes. My main living room device for watching videos is still the Cloudnet Go CR13s. But I’ve noticed a slow shift in my household for less usage of the android box, and more and more usage of

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Now’s the best time of the year to binge watch!

I’ve been wanting to watch The Man in the High Castle for quite some time now, but haven’t found the time to do it yet. No worries though, the Christmas season is going to be the perfect opportunity for that! Let’s face it, when was the last time you had enough free time to watch

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So this is it. I cancelled my Netflix subscription

It’s not going to be a big surprise to the “regular” readers of this blog: I just cancelled my Netflix subscription, in favor of … Amazon Prime. I’ve toyed with the idea of keeping both services simultaneously, but it didn’t make economical sense for me to keep the two services: Amazon prime offers a very

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The best TV set top boxes/sticks for this holiday season

The Black Friday / Cyber Monday / Christmas shopping season is upon us, with more gadgets than ever available to choose from. A smart TV box might be a great holiday present for your loved ones and family. They are reasonably cheap, many of them are extremely intuitive to use (so that I would trust

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Why DRMs are still a necessary evil on movies and TV shows (according to the industry)

A very close friend of mine works for a big company that does media streaming and movie downloads. One of our favorite discussion topics is DRMs, and how they are actually preventing the market to grow exponentially. People are still worried (and legitimately so) today that if they buy a digital movie, they won’t be

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One last step, and I’ll ditch Netflix in favor of Amazon Instant Video

We’ve written not so long ago an article name How Amazon Instant Video is slowly but surely getting better than Netflix. Today, Amazon added free music streaming to their prime offer, making the service even more attractive than ever. There’s one remaining tiny step for Amazon to take before I ditch Netflix…

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This is the real reason Google wants to become your fiber provider

Google, like many other tech giants, has been expanding in various directions lately, from hardware (wearable computing, home automation, cars) to services such as video streaming or becoming an ISP. It sometimes feels like these companies go in various directions, throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks, but in this case I want

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What’s wrong with Japanese electronics today

I’ll change a bit the general topic of this blog today by talking about general electronics. But this is not entirely off topic: smart tvs and set top boxes have one general issue they need to solve: it’s how to become simpler. What people like about their TVs is that they don’t have to go

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5 (realistic) things Netflix could do today to get even better

Netflix is by far the most used streaming service used in North America, and they are spreading fast into other countries. For those of you who don’t have the chance to live in a country where Netflix is available yet, techniques exist to watch US Netflix from any country. Netflix is incredibly good, it has

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If you think Chromecast is cheap and revolutionary, you’ve not been paying attention for the past 12 months

When Google revealed Chromecast, in a brilliantly orchestrated marketing announce, the “usual suspects” of technology blogs were all extremely enthusiastic. Head over to mainstream blogs’ technical reviews if you need to be convinced. If you read what these guys have to write, the Chromecast is a tiny revolution at an insanely low cost. They go

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