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Project Ethan: Sky planning major revamp of set top box to fend off competition

Project Ethan: Sky planning major revamp of set top box to fend off competition

By 28 April 2014

Sky has setup a special unit named "Project Ethan" that's planning a major overhaul to place shows in the cloud, it's claimed. In preparation for competing services from Apple TV, Google and Amazon, Sky has punted the name "Project 2016". This apparent... >>

A week in reviews: 22 - 25 April

A week in reviews: 22 - 25 April

By 26 April 2014

After a long Easter bank holiday weekend we return not with chocolate eggs, but gaming goodies: for it's the week that we can talk about Watch Dogs once again. After a six month delay, has this open-world hacking epic been moulded into the title everyone... >>

Amazon revenue beats expectations and Prime video streams tripled yoy during first quarter

Amazon revenue beats expectations and Prime video streams tripled yoy during first quarter

By 24 April 2014

Amazon has announced its first-quarter 2014 results, reporting earnings of 23 cents a share with revenue at $19.74 billion. Analysts had expected $19.43 billion in revenue for the quarter. For comparison purposes, Amazon posted $25.59 billion last quarter... >>

Apple TV could soon feature Siri, hints iOS 7.1 code

Apple TV could soon feature Siri, hints iOS 7.1 code

By 23 April 2014

Apple's set-top box might soon feature Siri, it's claimed. 9to5Mac has reported that Apple is working to include support for Siri on Apple TV. Siri, a virtual personal assistant, is a feature currently limited to Apple's mobile devices, but it recently... >>

Amazon Prime Instant and HBO sign multi-year agreement, HBO Go coming to Fire TV

Amazon Prime Instant and HBO sign multi-year agreement, HBO Go coming to Fire TV

By 23 April 2014

Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers will soon be able to watch entire series from the HBO back catalogue as part of the video on demand service, although only in the US. As Sky holds the rights for HBO content in the UK, it doesn't seem like the same... >>

Sky Store Buy & Keep service now available, buy the HD film get a DVD

Sky Store Buy & Keep service now available, buy the HD film get a DVD

By 23 April 2014

Sky has started the roll out of its Sky Store Buy & Keep service. From today, connected Sky+HD customers will be able to purchase digital versions of movies in high definition to download to their boxes and receive an additional DVD copy in the post.... >>

Samsung UE40H6400 6 Series TV review
4 out of 5

Samsung UE40H6400 6 Series TV review

By 22 April 2014

While Samsung's high-end fleet of curvaceous Ultra HD tellies have been generating plenty of noise this year, the brand's real volume comes on the back of its 6 Series screens, which is where the 40-inch H6400 model fits in. These mainstream HD models... >>

Amazon Fire TV's voice search feature to support Netflix 'later this year'

Amazon Fire TV's voice search feature to support Netflix 'later this year'

By 21 April 2014

Brace yourself: Voice search on Amazon's Fire TV will soon work with Netflix. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, revealed in a quarterly letter to investors that Netflix plans to support voice search "later this year". Currently, on Fire TV, you can only... >>

Netflix to raise prices 'one or two' dollars in some markets by July

Netflix to raise prices 'one or two' dollars in some markets by July

By 21 April 2014

Netflix has announced a new pricing structure that'll go into effect later this financial quarter. While reporting first-quarter earnings, Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, revealed Netflix plans to raise subscription prices for new members, after seeing... >>

Buy a Chromecast in the UK and get £4.99 free Google Play credit

Buy a Chromecast in the UK and get £4.99 free Google Play credit

By 18 April 2014

Google is offering customers who buy its content streaming dongle almost five pounds worth of credit on Google Play to spend on their favourite movies, games or music, and what's more, those who have bought a Chromecast in the country since its release... >>