Articles taggés Video
Lovefilm has had an interesting progression. First they were shipping DVDs and Bluerays, which was a good way to watch movies in HD, but that meant planning for it and more often than once, that meant that you would have discs lying around for weeks.
So last year, they started to stream some movies online and on some TVs. That was perfect for impulsive movie watchers. The quality will never be as good as Bluerays, but who cares when you’re going to watch the latest romcom, you can always get them to send you the latest blockbuster via mail. Later on, they even managed to offer the service for the PS3, which means having access to an even larger user base.
Because it became so successful, Amazon had to buy the remaining shares it didn’t already own and I’m glad they did. With their cloud infrastructure, their books and MP3 store, this was the logical next step. They’ll probably expand the service all over Europe and will make lots of film lovers very happy :).
This presentation doesn’t show too much of what the tablet can do, but it’s much slimmer than I thought and seems to run multiple Adobe Air apps at the same time quite well.
I find it quite paradoxical that RIM is pitching the Playbook as a tablet for professionals given it’s name, but I guess an OS that can truly multi-task while saving battery and a proper notification system will make it an ideal choice for busy suits.
So, earlier this month, Apple released a new Apple TV. It’s just a streamer, nothing new, there are tons of them out there. It’s a cute box (ooooh!), it’s tiny (aaaah!), but that’s it.
I’ve been waiting for a good set top box for a while now, because let’s face it, the ones from Virgin or Sky are rubbish. They’re slow and cumbersome to use.
Looks like Google is finally going to release a TV revolution, letting users easily find interesting content to watch in seconds, not minutes. You control the device with a keyboard or your phone, simple as that.
More details about the new Logitech box that includes Google TV here.
Archos is going to release a lot of tablets this month, all running Android and they look good :).
You’ll get the full Web experience on them (HTML5 AND Flash) and HD video playback.