Posts Tagged ‘Cable’
nimbleTV brings your cable subscription to the cloud
Last Updated on Thursday, 7 June 2012 04:58 Written by Ty Abonil Thursday, 7 June 2012 07:00
In a triumph of technology over the shackles of your set-top box, you can now watch Game of Thrones on the throne. New York-based startup nimbleTV is promising to deliver your cable subscription to your tablet, browser, PC or smartphone and, for good measure, throw in unlimited cloud storage to record all your favorite shows.
At the monthly NYC Tech Meetup yesterday, CEO Anand Subramanian explained to an awestruck crowd that the service works by a user authorizing the startup to act as an agent on their behalf, signing up for a run-of-the-mill subscription from their favorite content provider (think your local cable company, except from anywhere in the world). nimbleTV then streams that subscription so that you can access live TV in the cloud through their iOS, web, or Android app. The company is also promising a cloud-based DVR with unlimited capacity, allowing you to record multiple shows at once and access them from everywhere.
When asked about the inevitable licensing “considerations” that might be raised by content providers and cable companies, Subramanian made it clear that his company believes that a user that pays for their content should be able to access and use it fairly. Anywhere. An enlightened view towards DRM, for sure, we just hope the broadcast corporations agree with him.
Hit the break for a video review by Rich Greenfield of BTIG Research.
SheGeek View Of The Week: My Five Favorite X-Men
Last Updated on Thursday, 31 March 2011 11:32 Written by Jennifer Joseph Wednesday, 16 March 2011 01:35
X-Men is hands down my favorite comic book series. The writers took on heavy stories such as equal rights and made them relevant and entertaining to the masses. The characters didn’t always get along but they were a team and have suffered through many dimensions of tragedy and the Phoenix’s continuous psych outs. Below are my five favorite X-Men characters, in no particular order.
Psylocke – I was first drawn to Psylocke because she’s a Japanese ninja assassin. I hadn’t seen much representation of Asians before her transformation. The idea of her psychic knife was so cool and when she started using the psionic katana, she was even more of a badass. Psylocke can supercharge her strength and speed and has the capability to use her telekinesis to become invisible. The things I would do with that power…
Cable – Take one look at Cable and you know he’s not a man to be messed with. Nathan Summers, as he was revealed in a very soap opera-esque storyline, had his own series for a short while and has been paired with Deadpool who is awesome. I like Cable because he’s an anti-hero who had an interesting family history and that techno-organic virus which eventually killed him in Earth X. Such a sad story for someone who wanted to change the world. Read more to see them all…
Cox Communications Inc. bringing on their cell service.
Last Updated on Friday, 10 December 2010 01:17 Written by The Geek Saturday, 20 November 2010 07:00
How would you like for you cable company to offer mobile-phone service? A company by the name of Cox Communications Inc. is doing just that to become the first U.S. cable company to offer wireless plans. Stephen Bye, Cox’s vice president of wireless, said in an interview yesterday that Cox will offer it’s consumers mobile service in three markets — Orange County, California; Omaha, Nebraska; and Hampton Roads, Virginia. But the really cool thing about Cox is it’s only $39.99 with free mobile to mobile calling as well mobile to Cox’s landlines and you get 5 cents back for every unused minute, up to savings of $20 a month. A couple of phones I heard that Cox will offer with their wireless plans are two Android powered phones the HTC Desire and the Motorola Milestone (Droid). Cox is also the first U.S. cable operator to test if there is consumer demand for a so-called quadruple play — a package of Phone, TV, Web, and Wireless service. So what do you think about this? Would you like to pay your Phone, Cable, Internet , and wireless all in one bill? Leave your comments below.
- Cox Communications Takes On AT&T, Verizon With Mobile Offering (Kelly Riddell/Bloomberg) (techmeme.com)
Red Mere Challenges Mindset on HDMI Cables
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 October 2010 10:18 Written by baldalbino Thursday, 14 October 2010 11:30
Cable thickness often ties up the backs of our entertainment centers. Red Mere is making a change to the HDMI standards that we are used to.
According to Red Mere this is not done by reducing the size of the cables or by making them more flimsy. Red Mere states that they are using a decoding chip at the end of the HDMI cable that allows for more data to be streamed through the smaller cables than through the bigger ones.
The chip actually fits into the HDMI endpiece that allows for additional data transfer. We will probably see these cables coming packaged with systems by the end of the year or sooner. I think that this is a great option and look forward to taking advantage of freeing up my entertainment system.
- RedMere Introduces the Second Generation of Self Powered Cable Booster Modules, Future Proofing Long Cable Applications (eon.businesswire.com)
- Sound Byte: Do you really need pricey HDMI cables? (blogs.consumerreports.org)