The Advent of Interactive Sports Fan Tech

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Note: Today’s post comes from Allan Calder. For more on Allan, check out his Google+ page! Once in a while you come across a topic that you just can’t wait to sink your teeth into – figuratively speaking of course! That happened to me when I was watching the news the other day. There was … Read more

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Top 10 Holiday Tech Gift Ideas For 2015

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It may be hard to believe, but we are already in November, which means we are rapidly approaching the holiday season. With that in mind, it seemed like a great time to take a quick look at what tech gifts are most likely to top the lists this year. No. 1- Health Fitness Bands Wearable fitness tracking … Read more

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How to Watch Streaming Video On Your TV

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Considering how often I write about the superiority of streaming internet video over traditional (cable or satellite) television, it seemed like it was high time I actually laid out which options are available for anyone interested in seeing what all of the fuss is about. Therefore, the list below outlines 9 ways to watch streaming internet video services … Read more

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How Big Cable is Fudging The Cord-Cutting Numbers

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In June, I moved across town and into a new place. As is typical, I had to get in contact with a handful of service providers and let them know of my address change. I decided to use the opportunity to take an “inventory” of what services I was paying for and decide whether there was … Read more

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Top Stories this Week – New Music, ESPN, and Apple Watch Woes

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Note: this is the first post following the new post format. For more information about the switch, please read the write-up here. Music industry announces global initiative to release new albums on Fridays Industry insiders hail the switch as something that will stimulate sales, as shoppers will be more likely to buy new music as … Read more

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16% of Canadians Don’t Have Cable TV

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A recent report by CBC indicates that 16% of Canadians don’t have cable TV service, up from 12% three years ago. What does this tell us? Well, for starters, it is confirmation that the cord-cutting movement is not isolated to the United States. Cord-cutting is an idea that seems destined to spread anywhere where Internet speeds are … Read more

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Online NFL Game To Be Broadcast by Yahoo!

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It was announced this week that Yahoo! will globally broadcast one NFL game over the Web in October. The move is historic in that it marks the first time a publicly accessible NFL broadcast will take place on the Web . Note that it is not the first time that an NFL game has been broadcast … Read more

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“HBO NOW” Success Proves Cord-Cutting is Here To Stay

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The recently launched “HBO NOW” service has enjoyed a massively successful launch, receiving enough downloads to reach the #1 spot on the iPad revenue chart and the #2 spot on the iPhone revenue chart. Although there hasn’t been any official numbers released by HBO, reaching two highly coveted positions on the App Store signal that the new standalone subscription … Read more

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TV and Radio Still Attracting Large Audiences in U.S.

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This month, Nielsen released a report indicating that TV and radio still attract larger audiences than desktop web-surfing, mobile web browsing, or video-on-demand services. The breakdown, according to Neilsen, is as follows: Live TV (not time-shifted): 285 million AM/FM radio: 258 million PC Internet surfing: 198 million Mobile web browsing or mobile app usage: 164 million At a … Read more

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Cord-Cutting Services Plagued By Account-Sharing

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A new report suggests that over 25% of Sling TV users access the service with “borrowed” credentials, allowing full access for free. The idea of “sharing” media with one another has been pretty rampant within certain tech-savvy communities since the turn of millennium; when services such as Napster, LimeWire, and KaZaa brought peer-to-peer downloading technologies … Read more

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