IDC: Wearable Shipments Increase To Be Led By Smartwatches

124.9 million wearables are expected to have been shipped worldwide by the end of this year. This is based on the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) who suggest if the prediction is correct it will represent an 8.2-percent increase compared to the year before. However, while the number of shipped units for […]

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Google Expands Knowledge Panel Verification Eligibility

Google has announced it’s expanding eligibility for its verification process to allow more entities to take greater control of their Knowledge Panel and ensure the information presented is as accurate as it can be. Previously, getting verified on Google was limited to only a few entities although with this latest change Google has now confirmed […]

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Amazon Fire TV Cube Or The NVIDIA SHIELD? Which Is The Right Box For You?

The all-new Fire TV Cube vs. the go-to SHIELD TV Things have never been better for those looking to ‘cut the cord’ as there is now more streaming services than ever which either offer access to a range of back catalog content, or live TV, and in some cases, both. So at the software level, […]

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Amazon Fire TV Cube With Hands-Free Alexa Now Available To Buy

Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube is now officially available to buy. Amazon first announced the Fire TV Cube earlier in June and since then it has been available to pre-order. Although that now changes with units available, in stock, and ready to ship. The Amazon Fire TV Cube costs $119.99 on its own, or it […]

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AT&T’s Brian Lesser On Redefining The Ad Experience

AT&T’s media and video-based services are to continue with a traditional ad-based revenue model, although those ads might not be served in a traditional manner in the future. This is based on comments provided by AT&T’s Advertising and Analytics CEO, Brian Lesser as part of an interview with CNBC during this year’s Cannes Lions International […]

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LG Bringing Voice Assistant Features To Hotel Rooms

LG Electronics has now announced it plans to bring a number of features available in the smart home to hotel rooms. The announcement was made during this year’s Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference (HITEC) currently underway in Houston, Texas and was designed to showcase upcoming TV sets which will be made available to hotels […]

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YouTube TV Subscribers Can Now Add STARZ For $9 Per Month

YouTube TV has now added STARZ to its network lineup. As a result, customers of Google’s paid-for, live TV streaming service will now be able to tune in to a variety of STARZ-related shows, including Power, American Gods, Outlander, Vida, and Sweetbitter. As the announcement from the entertainment company confirms, the deal with YouTube TV […]

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Samsung Custom GPU In The Works, Low-End Device Debut Likely

Samsung is apparently now in the process of developing its own custom GPU which is likely to first make its presence known on “lower tier mobile devices.” This comes from LinkedIn job postings that have now surfaced (first spotted by WinFuture), which clearly state the jobs are related to the creation and development of an in-house GPU. […]

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Facebook’s Communications & Public Policy Head Is Stepping Down

Facebook’s Global Communications, Marketing and Public Policy Vice President, Elliot Schrage, has confirmed he is leaving the company. Schrage, who has been with Facebook since May, 2008, announced the intention to depart during a lengthy Facebook post. As part of the departure process, Schrage confirmed he will remain with Facebook and head up the search […]

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Virtual Reality Being Tested As Hospital Pain Reliever

Researchers, along with the help of select hospitals and medical institutions in France are testing the use of virtual reality (VR) as a means of pain management for those undergoing treatment. With the suggestion VR could be used in the future as a viable and drug-free alternative to how hospitals account for pain relief during […]

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