Is Chromecast the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

Back in July, Google announced the release of Chromecast — its latest pride and joy to come from the billion-dollar idea factory. The device, which is only about two inches long, works to stream video (or simply screens) from a computer, tablet, or phone, onto one’s TV. Basically, any television with an HDMI port can […]

The unfortunate downsides of streaming music services

If you haven’t heard, Google recently announced a streaming music service. For $9.99/month you can stream all the music you want to your compatible device. This is not the first streaming music service, and it probably won’t be the last. In principle, an all you get stream music service sounds good, but in reality it […]

Netflix is finally getting it right

It’s been several months since Netflix has been under the scrutiny of the press. Despite their former fall from grace, the company has managed to make a solid comeback, gaining customers and fan loyalty in the process. It’s even gotten interest of internet emperor Google, looking at a price of $17.9 billion. This is especially […]

The new Apple TV: compact, stylish, and riddled with issues

I really want to love my tiny, stylish new Apple TV box, but I’m finding it rather difficult. For those that don’t know, the Apple TV is a streaming media device. It connects to your TV via an HDMI cable and allows you to buy and play content from Apples iTunes store and a few […]

TunnelBear easily allows access to location-restricted websites

As someone who lives and works between two countries, I am the typical target market for the many companies offering locational VPN services. These VPN services allow those browsing the web in one country to appear as if they’re in a different country. There are various reasons why someone might do this, but one of the […]

Create better online videos with the YouTube Creator Playbook

There are two ways you can use YouTube to gain fame and fortune: Create a viral video that gets viewed by millions of people. Create a YouTube channel that drives traffic to your brand over time. Viral videos rely a lot on quirkiness and luck. Despite that randomness, there are some best practices that will […]

Rdio Launches Free, No-Ads Streaming Option

It’s not everyday when you come across a media-streaming service that’s both free and has absolutely zero advertisements, but popular music-streaming service Rdio is bringing U.S. users just that (sorry, foreigners). They’re allowing you free access to their database of over 12 million songs without being bombarded with pesky ads and giving you the same […]

Netflix Pulls The Plug On Qwikster Service

Remember a few weeks ago when Netflix decided to split its instant streaming and DVD-by-mail services into two separate entities and introduced Qwikster? A lot of people were pretty peeved, to say the least, and it looks like Netflix has finally received the message. Basically, Netflix was going to move the DVD-by-mail service into a […]

Xbox Live to get Cable-Esque Service?

You may soon be able to watch cable television on Microsoft’s Xbox Live gaming service. Microsoft is rumored to be joining Comcast and Verizon to provide a cable-esque service on Xbox Live. No details are out as of yet, so allow me to speculate and dream like a wee lad looking at the wrapped boxes under […]