Posts Tagged ‘Verizon FiOS’
Xbox Dashboard is live but what about the TV content?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 7 December 2011 04:46 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 7 December 2011 09:00
Beacons, cloud saves, new UI, jeepers creeprs, oh my! Plenty to be excited about with Microsoft’s new and revamped dash. The one new addition that had gamers drooling was the upcoming inclusion of Xbox TV, a wealth of on-demand video destined to make the 360 a killer entertainment system. Most of us already knew about Hulu Plus and Netflix, using them extensively. However new apps were to crawl into our consoles to provide plenty of eye popping shows. So where are they?
Where they are is slowly rolling out. When the new dash went live, it brought to us here in the United States the EpixHD, SyFy, DailyMotion and Today apps. Syfy so far has added some clips from its shows like Being Human and WWE Smackdown. Clips only folks. EpixHD is an extension of the pay-TV channel, allowing subscribers to watch tons of content from their media vault. Today is of course the Today Show and Daily Motion is an app that culls videos from the web and bundles them into interest channels to view right on the Xbox. Other territories were finally able to get some of the fun we’ve had like ESPN, Netflix and Hulu Plus. But what about that UFC app? Or YouTube, HBO Go or TMZ? Let’s hit the jump shall we?
Xbox Fall Update will include TV and lots of it!
Last Updated on Wednesday, 5 October 2011 12:08 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 5 October 2011 12:08
Rumored for months, speculated by all; Xbox’s Fall Dashboard Update officially will include a hefty dose of TV content and providers. Many of Xbox’s markets will receive specialized providers for each territory as well as multi market content. Here in the U.S. we’ll be able to watch programs for SyFy, CinemaNow, EPIX, Crackle and quite a few more. Comcast and Verizon will also be bringing their on-demand service to Microsoft’s monster as well.
Almost all services are set to launch this fall, except Xfinty by Comcast. The company plans to have that up and streaming sometime after the update. The rumor is the Dashboard Update will be on November 15th, nothing as of yet has been confirmed. Stay tuned faithful geeks, we’ll keep you up to date! Hit the break to read the full press release from Major Nelson.
Broadband Internet Speeds Grow Closer to Advertised
Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 11:52 Written by Nick McD Wednesday, 3 August 2011 04:00
With everyone you know griping about not getting the speed they are paying for, the US Federal Communication Commission posed a public study looking at rate caps and overall efficiencies across multiple broadband internet providers. Most standards, excluding cellular data services, were evaluated simply on the offered speed package from the provider and the overall result in actual data throughput. No allowances for technological type between copper cable, fiber optic, DSL, and satellite were allowed as the focus was on advertised service promises versus actual performance.
The result was surprising: most broadband suppliers are able to drive 80% to 90% of the advertized upload and download rates even during peak times, and some even increased bandwidth to beyond the offered rate, with Verizon FiOS tending to be the best overall performer. Providers like Cox Communications and and Comcast also performed very well, but there are also many who didn’t hit the average, like CableVision and AT&T. If you use one of these lower-performing service providers, take this study as a sign of hope that those companies will be able to shape up and get their networks up to speed.
Verizon rolls out FiOS on Demand app for Android,Blackberry, and Win Mo
Last Updated on Saturday, 9 October 2010 11:39 Written by The Geek Saturday, 9 October 2010 02:00
Verizon has rolled out its FiOS on Demand app for Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile 6.5, which will let you buy, rent and watch so 0called Flex View movies on your enabled device. The list of devices to start is somewhat limited—including the Droid X, Droid 2, and Storm 2 name a few— but Verizon says the list will be expanding and to keep checking back. You wont be limited to watching the movies on your phone, you can also transfer them from your phone to your PC, and view them on any combination of up to four devices in addition to a FiOS TV set-top box.