Devices

Google Stadia May Drastically Change the Cloud Gaming Landscape (CNET)

Playing your favorite game from anywhere and on any device is 2019's holy grail of entertainment, and based on Google's big Stadia reveal at the Game Developer's Conference this we... More

Futuresource: Set-Top Shipments to Grow 1% in 2019 (Digital TV Europe)

Shipments of set-top boxes and media streamers are expected to grow 1% globally in 2019 following a period of “market stagnation,” according to Futuresource Consulting. The res... More

Adobe, Moleskine Debut a Digital Tablet and Paper Sketchbook Hybrid (Fast Company)

Moleskine’s paper notebooks are immensely popular, but the brand has also been developing digital products alongside Adobe for years, from apps to “smartpens.” Now the compan... More

Google Unveils Stadia Cloud Gaming Platform to Play Games Anywhere (Venture Beat)

Google CEO Sindar Pichai and executive Phil Harrison introduced Google’s cloud gaming platform, Stadia, at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. They also showed a Goo... More

NAB 2019: Prime Focus Technologies to Showcase AI-Led Microservices (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies (PFT) will showcase the latest innovations in CLEAR Media ERP Suite, including automation-led solutions and proven managed services, at the upcoming NAB Sh... More

Apple Unveils New iPad Air, iPad Mini Ahead of Video Streaming Announcement (CNBC)

Apple unveiled a new iPad Air and iPad mini Monday, ahead of its video streaming service announcement next week. The upgraded models offer keyboard support for the first time, and ... More

FCC Clears Path for Terahertz Wireless Data (Engadget)

Never mind the possibilities opened up by millimeter wave 5G and other many-gigahertz technologies -- the FCC is already thinking about the next generation beyond that. The Commiss... More

Mark Cuban’s Advice: Alexa, Google Home are the Best Places to Start a New Business (CNBC)

Billionaire investor Mark Cuban sees a huge opportunity in writing skills for Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. “If I were going to start a business today, I’d build it around A... More

Streaming Music Leads Smart Speakers (Media Post)

Smart speakers can do many things, but consumers mainly want them to stream music. Of all the many uses of smart speakers, listening to streaming music services is at the top of th... More

Redbox Expands 4K Blu-ray Rental Service to 15 Cities (Forbes)

Redbox has announced today that it’s more than doubling the number of cities in the US where it offers 4K Blu-rays. Redbox first started offering 4K Blu-rays to rent - for as lit... More

HCL Technologies Launches iCE.X to Bring Intelligent IoT Device Management to Telecom, Media Services Providers (MESA)

HCL Technologies announced the launch of iCE.X, an intelligent, scalable and secure IoT device management platform for consumer premises equipment, small cells, gateways, sensors a... More

Smart Speaker Usage ‘Now Reaches 13% of Internet Users’ in Developed Markets (Netimperative)

More than 13% of internet users surveyed across Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States had access to a smart speaker in their ho... More

Western Digital’s UFS 3.0 EFD Empowers 5G Mobility (MESA)

Western Digital is enriching smartphone users’ mobile experience in the 5G era with a new embedded flash drive (EFD) that provides the speed and capacity necessary to maximize th... More

5G is Bringing Home the Benefits of Edge Computing (Verdict)

Recent initiatives by large service providers, including Verizon, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom, illustrate the importance that is being attributed to edge computing as an essential co... More

5G Points the Way to Life Beyond the Smartphone (ZDNet)

One of the initial selling points for 5G — for consumers at least — is that it will give them the smartphone experience they've always been promised, but never really had. All ... More

The Business Case for Hybrid LTE Solutions in the Connected Home CPE Environment (MESA)

The rise of 5G, and new consumer demand dynamics are causing network service providers (NSPs) around the world to implement flexible solutions that improve broadband performance wh... More

Spotify’s Quest to Become the King of Podcasts (Engadget)

Spotify's purchases of Anchor and Gimlet Media hint at the battleground podcasting is becoming. Advertisers are desperate to get their product in front of those ears, and so have b... More

Facebook Was Late to Mobile – Now, Mobile is its Future (Wired)

Mobile advertising not only makes up the overwhelming majority of Facebook's ad revenue but company executives are gesturing more and more towards Stories and messaging services as... More

Report: Smart Speaker Adoption in U.S. Reaches 66M Units, with Amazon Leading (Tech Crunch)

Smart speakers had a good holiday. Amazon already said its Echo Dot outsold all other items on its site this holiday season, which hinted toward the sizable growth for the voice-po... More

Is Big Tech Ready to Spawn a Netflix for Video Gamers? (Los Angeles Times)

Major companies such as Microsoft and Verizon are exploring how to replace game downloads with Internet-based game services, hoping to do for video gaming what Netflix and Spotify ... More