Devices

Summer Vacation Trip Rx: DVD (HMM)

With summer vacation in full throttle, families are hitting the roads to get away from the daily grind — but not necessarily 21st century amenities like streaming video and Wi-Fi... More

Personalization: What’s in It for the Customers? (Dealerscape)

If marketers think that they are still in control just because they got to have a few tidbits about their customers in some fancy Big Data platform, well, they are utterly wrong. T... More

5G: The Next Tech Disruption in Media and Entertainment is Coming (Forbes)

The fifth generation (5G) of technology for wireless communication is coming soon, in the span of two to three years in the U.S. according to the Red Chalk Group, with similar time... More

Worldwide Online Video Consumption, Advertising To Rise By One-Fifth (MediaPost)

A new report forecasts that online video viewing around the world will rise by one-fifth in 2017. Zenith’s Online Video Forecasts 2017 report estimates that consumers will spend ... More

Miami’s WPLG Turns to Avid for a Comprehensive Newsroom Upgrade (MESA)

Avid today announced that WPLG, a leading ABC affiliate in Miami, has invested in a story-centric news workflow based on Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions. Powere... More

Redbox Inks 20th Century Fox Deal for DVD Kiosk Rentals Seven Days After Home Video Release (Variety)

Redbox reached a new agreement with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment that will let the operator of DVD rental kiosks offer Fox’s titles seven days after retail sell-through re... More

Report: 4K TV Market to be Worth $380 Billion by 2025 (TVB Europe)

The global 4K TV market is expected to reach $380.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research. The report stated that the evolving nature of the consumer... More

Disney Joining 4K Fray in August with ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ (HMM)

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment July 11 officially announced its first 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray title will be Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which arrives Aug. 22 on ... More

U.K. DVD, Blu-ray Disc Sales Trump Digital (HMM)

Sales of digital movies and TV shows in the United Kingdom are not enough to stop burgeoning consumer use of subscription video-on-demand services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime ... More

Microsoft to Offer Local Version of Azure Cloud Service (Reuters)

Microsoft on Monday unveiled a new service that allows customers to use its cloud technology on their own servers, part of the company's efforts to refocus its product line to comp... More

Oracle, MIT Study: Cloud Frees Up Companies to Focus on What’s Important

The cloud is freeing business leaders up to focus on what’s most important in running their companies, Oracle said July 6 while announcing the findings of a new study it conducte... More

‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Disney’s First 4K Blu-ray. But How Good Will It Look? (Forbes)

After weeks of feverish speculation among AV fans after some retailers started listing it for pre-order, director James Gunn has finally confirmed that Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.... More

Dell EMC Release Several New VDI Solutions (Storage Review)

Today Dell EMC introduced several new desktop virtualization solutions aimed at making it easier for customers to deploy, configure, and manage their VDI environments. The solution... More

Amazon Offering $10 Credit to Get Prime Customers to Stream Videos (Fierce Cable)

For its Prime customers who don’t dip into the streaming video library, Amazon has an offer to incentivize them to check it out. The company is offering a $10 credit to use on... More

IBM Uses AI to Serve Up Wimbledon Highlights (CNET)

Too busy to spend hours watching Wimbledon champ Andy Murray try to win back-to-back titles against the likes of past winners Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic? IBM ... More

Why Dolby Atmos is About to Make Your TV Better Than Ever (Stuff.tv)

A good movie experience comes down to two things – great pictures and awesome sound. With 4K and HDR handling the former pretty darn well, it's down to 3D audio formats such as D... More

Amazon’s New Video Device, Echo Show, is Getting Publisher Attention (Digiday)

The Amazon Echo Show, the $230 audio and video device launched in early May, is years away from being a niche product. But large digital publishers are already crowding onto its sm... More

No Single Device Will Have as Much Impact as the iPhone in the Next 10 Years (Recode)

Today is the tenth anniversary of the iPhone going on sale, so there’s lots of navel-gazing about the impact the iPhone has had on the industry — and pretty much everything. I... More

One Huge Way the 4K HDR Xbox One X Benefits Gaming on Any TV (4K)

The Xbox One X has received major branding as THE console to get if you want to get your hands on serious 4K gamming chops with HDR and VR thrown in as extras for any 4K TV worth i... More

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It’s Betting on an App Store for Algorithms (Wired)

Google just placed yet another bet on the idea that artificial intelligence will remake the world—and throw off wild profits. The company disclosed today that it has created a... More