Evolution You Say? Speaker, speaker, speaker everything and everyone has a speaker in some form or some shape to play some noise from music to phone calls to the latest podcast. Bluetooth, WiFi, Smart or good old Aux or RCA you connect to your speaker(s). In the past 10 years we’ve redefined speakers to adapt to […]

Last week I attended the IEEE Sensor Applications Symposium at Rowan University, an academic conference all about the Internet of Things and sensors. There were presentations on many topics relating to smart sensors, sensor hubs, and different ways to process the data that you collect from these devices. One of the special sessions at the end […]

October 21, 2016 was a big day in the cybersecurity field. The Mirai botnet, taking control of unsecure IoT devices, launched a massive DDoS attack against DynDNS, causing people on the East Coast of the US to have no connection to many websites. I remember having connections all morning until late in the evening. This […]

ATSC, the Advanced Television Systems Committee, is an “international, non-profit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television”. Essentially, it’s a working group that sets the standards for media broadcasting and transmission receiving. The first standard, ATSC-1, was used when analog TV transitioned to digital in the United States. This standard included specifications for HDTV. The […]

“Indie games!” is a common exclamation from big and small game publishers. Even companies like Nintendo and Microsoft, which have traditionally kept a small pipe for third-party game studios on their consoles, have been welcoming indie developers to build on their platform. At this year’s Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced loosening restrictions for the Xbox […]

Android TV is based on Android, meaning you can use common workarounds such as sideloading apps and using a keyboard and mouse to turn your streaming device into a real productivity device. You can even root your device and dual boot it with a stock mobile version of Android. However, this does require workarounds that […]

Since Facebook debuted live video on their social media platform, it has been adopted by a number of groups for a variety of reasons. It has been used to capture significant events without the classic need for journalists or television crews. From the Democrats sitting-in while C-SPAN cameras aren’t broadcasting, to activists protesting the Dakota […]

The Consumer Electronics Show begins tomorrow. Technically, some companies like NVIDIA are giving presentations tonight. It’s all part of a huge annual electronics show that starts the year with lots of big promises and tech demos. For companies, this is a great opportunity to get advertising by appealing to tech journalists. For tech journalists, there […]

2016 wow what a year, for better or for worse we haven’t had a year so unpredictable in quite a long time. In 2016 we saw a lot of change, the Android TV community is heading in the right direction depending on who you ask but I think we can all agree it’s better than […]

Felix Kjellberg, also known as Pewdiepie, garnered a lot of press a few weeks ago when he announced that he’d be deleting his YouTube channel after getting 50 million subscribers. Felix, the most subscribed user on the platform, has earned plenty of revenue from ads on his videos, but has also had a number of […]

One of the new features in Android 7.1, a minor update to Nougat, is App Shortcuts. This allows apps to specify specific actions the user can take right from the homescreen. While the notification drawer can be a powerful way to respond to events, app shortcuts lets users open apps for a specific purpose. Many […]

The world watches as the city is retaken from ISIS Since 2014 and the rise of the terrorist organization ISIS in the Middle East, the Iraqi army has slowly been making advances and reclaiming land. Recently they announced their intent to recapture the city of Mosul, one of Iraq’s largest and ISIS’s largest stronghold in […]

I want to preface this article by stating the Nintendo NX, Nintendo’s next-generation console, will not be running Android TV. It has not been announced yet, so there are no official details, but Nintendo will more likely use an operating system developed in-house. This is a hypothetical article that discusses the benefits that a major […]

When Google rebranded and restructured their organization, Google became their own company with along with many assets that Google controlled under the new parent company, Alphabet. One of these companies that was taken out from under Google’s control was Nest. Nest has had their share of issues along the way. Recently Nest made the move to be […]

Netflix recently announced what is admits is an experiment: a talk show featuring Bill Nye. The show, Bill Nye Saves the World, will revolve around different scientific topics and busting myths. But while Netflix has become a popular platform for binge-watching shows and movies, is it the right service to release a talk show? In […]

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the official launch of Android TV News. It began with a simple idea. There did not seem to be a lot going on in Android TV. Developers weren’t building apps because there weren’t users, and users weren’t getting devices because of a lack of apps. There was a disconnect […]