When the television first became common in households in the ‘50s, it was a marvel to be able to see a moving image on the tiny, black and white screen. Households began to watch content terrestrially, then cable and satellite television afforded access to hundreds of channels. Add things like on-demand and pay-per-view TV, along with VCRs and DVD players to the mix, and we were in entertainment heaven.
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Alarming content is being found hidden in videos on YouTube and YouTube Kids, and the company, owned by Google, can't seem to remove it fast enough before more pops up.
Recently, a spate of articles online have suggested that the end of physical Blu-ray disc media is near, largely as a result of the growth in streaming. Much of the fear has been fueled by Samsung's recent announcement that it will no longer sell Blu-ray players in North America; Oppo announced the same in a farewell message on its website just shy of a year ago. But this couldn't be further from the truth.
At Mobile World Congress 2019, which is currently underway in Barcelona, Sony introduced three new smartphones for its Xperia line, including the Xperia 1, 4K OLED smartphone with a 6.5" 21:9 CinemaWide display and HDR remastering; along with the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus mid-range devices.
Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation has launched its new GR III compact digital camera, and says its compact, lightweight body makes it ideal for street photography, as well as for travel and capturing candid images.
With a growing number of 4K-capable consumer digital cameras and smartphones in market, the process of extracting the best movie frames into quality still photos is becoming easier, and thus an attractive option for capturing more memories.
Roku Inc. has announced its latest financial results, showing strong growth in fiscal 2018.
While the latest versions of smart speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot and Google Home come in various attractive fabric finish options, Portland, OR-based Toast is offering further personalization through a selection of real wood sheaths that are specifically fitted for the devices.
Nikon Canada Inc. has introduced the NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S, a fast-aperture zoom lens that's ideal for professional and advanced photographers who capture portraits, landscapes, weddings and events, as well as content creators who shoot video using Nikon's new Z Mount System.
EPI, an affiliate of TPV Technology Limited (TPV), which holds all Philips-branded home and personal audio licensing worldwide, has added a pair of high-performance monitors to its E Series Collection.
Smart Downloads, which Netflix launched for Android devices in July 2018, is now officially available for iOS devices as well.