Devices

The Next Generation of Streaming Video Games is on its Way (Engadget)

Earlier this month, Google launched the beta for Project Stream, a service that pledges to seamlessly run any video game on any laptop or PC. We've heard this promise before, but i... More

Study: V-Commerce to Find Its Voice in 2019 (Twice)

Shopping by voice could play a big role this holiday season, and will likely reach critical mass next year when a quarter of all U.S. online adults are expected to place an order t... More

CTA: Holiday Tech Spending on Track to Rise 3.4% This Year, to $96.1B (Twice)

U.S. technology spending during this year’s holiday season is expected to reach a record $96.1 billion, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), an increase of 3.4... More

Facebook Building a TV Streaming Device (Variety)

Facebook is working on a TV-connected device that combines streaming with video chat, according to a new Cheddar report. The device, code-named Ripley, is reportedly based on some ... More

Adobe Launches Premiere Rush CC for YouTube Creators (Engadget)

At its big MAX 2018 shindig, Adobe unveiled a host of new apps for content creators on the go, including a new video editor called Premiere Rush CC for YouTubers and Photoshop CC f... More

The iPad is Getting Full Version of Photoshop Next Year (CNBC)

Adobe announced on Monday that it will release a full version of its Photoshop editing software for the Apple iPad next year. Photoshop is currently available for the iPad, but it ... More

Sony PlayStation 4 Will Get ‘Next-Generation’ Successor (BBC News)

Sony's president has confirmed that his company is developing a new video games console. Kenichiro Yoshida told the Financial Times that "it's necessary to have a next-generation h... More

3 out of 4 Americans Share Netflix, Amazon, Uber Accounts (CNBC)

As most kindergarteners know, sharing is caring. That's also true for grownups, particularly those with a Netflix account. Altogether, 3 out of 4 Americans are sharing streaming, s... More

Facebook Tries its Hand at Hardware with Portal (TechCrunch)

Portal is not Facebook’s Echo Show. Call it a case of convergent evolution, wherein two companies arrived at similar looking products after approaching hardware from different an... More

Microsoft Will Roll Out Video Game Streaming Service in 2019 (Fortune)

Microsoft is joining the streaming revolution, announcing plans to launch a game streaming service through its Xbox console. Project xCloud will let players stream Xbox One games t... More

Facebook’s New Gadget Is a Video-Chat Screen With a Camera That Follows You (NYT)

Since 2004, Facebook has said it wants to bring the world closer together. To accomplish that goal, the company has relied mostly on the web and smartphone apps. But software is n... More

YouTube TV’s DVR Lets You Skip Ads on NBC, FOX, Others (Engadget)

A common complaint from YouTube TV users is that the service's DVR feature often forces you to watch commercials. In many cases, the service requires users to watch the video-on-de... More

Coming to a Living Room Near You: 8K (Twice)

Samsung this week planted its flag in the 8K consumer television world with initial shipments of its new 85-inch Q900 QLED television to select retailer. Samsung has built an AI-ba... More

Amazon Unveils Fire TV Stick 4K (Advanced Television)

Amazon has unveiled the Fire TV Stick 4K, claiming it to be “the most powerful streaming stick available”. The device, paired with an all-new Alexa Voice Remote, will ship in t... More

Google Starts to Monetize Voice by Bringing Paid Digital Goods, Subscriptions to Google Assistant (Variety)

Google is making it easier for developers to earn money with voice experiences: Developers are now able to charge their users for digital goods via Google’s Assistant, the search... More

CE Retail Confidence Rebounds Ahead of Holiday Shopping Season (Dealerscope)

A month after hitting a near-all-time-low, the Dealerscope CE Retail Confidence Index saw its largest ever month-over-month increase. Consumer electronics retailers checked in with... More

Salesforce Brings Mobile SDK to iOS for iPhone, iPad Enterprise Apps (VentureBeat)

Apple and enterprise app powerhouse Salesforce today announced a new partnership that will boost the number and quality of mobile business applications across iPhones and iPads. Un... More

YouTube Adds HDR Support for iPhone XS, XS Max (The Verge)

Apple might not be using the codecs that YouTube prefers, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be getting a second-rate viewing experience on the latest iPhones. YouTube has updated it... More

Amazon Unveils New Devices to Power Smart Home with Your Voice (Bloomberg)

Amazon unveiled its vision for smart homes powered by the Alexa voice assistant, with a dizzying array of new gadgets and features for almost every room in the house -- from a micr... More

Hollywood Seeking a Foothold in $314M Podcast Industry (Billboard)

A series of traditional media moves into podcasting signal that the niche audio medium is poised to get a lot louder. The deals showcase a shift in how Hollywood is approaching the... More