Tag: streaming

Ekko Entrepreneurs Design The Digital Time Capsule

By Yasmin Ranade
Fuelled by a passion to uniquely connect people to one and another and over time through memories, Ekko has created what it labels, “the world’s first digital time capsule.”

In 2016, music streaming may see more consolidation

By Ted Kritsonis

Music streaming is set to be the biggest revenue stream for the music industry, which has seen a two-thirds decline in overall revenue from an all-time high 15 years ago. With that kind of profile, it seems only inevitable that cannibalization will knock down the overall number of players in the streaming business further this year.

Netflix’s VPN crackdown has no winners

By Ted Kritsonis

There is an irony — albeit a bitter one — when a company expands to virtually every corner of the globe, yet begins rolling out a policy of stifling access. This is the peculiar situation Netflix has found itself in this month, as it is now in 190 countries, yet begins to restrict browsing through foreign catalogues using VPN services.

Review: Securifi Almond+ router aims high, can’t do it all

By Ted Kritsonis

Securifi isn’t a well-known brand, and the Almond+ isn’t likely to stand out in the router crowd, but this is a device that aims to combine home networking with home automation — a first in this category. It’s a sound premise, except the execution highlights some key shortcomings.

Review: Synology DiskStation DS216play

By Ted Kritsonis

Whether the concept of network attached storage (NAS) is familiar to you or you have no idea what it is, the usefulness of having such a device can pay dividends many times over. Synology is a stalwart in the category, and the DiskStation DS216play is designed to appeal to consumers of all stripes, simplifying its scope and purpose.

Holiday-Themed Streaming Playlists Worth Checking Out

By Christine Persaud
Whether it’s for your own personal entertainment at home, tunes to bop to while you commute to school or work, or a playlist to stream during your holiday party, here are some great holiday-themed playlists worth checking out from some of the top streaming music sites.

Gift Guide: Cool gadgets for under $100

By Ted Kritsonis

Black Friday usually signals a month-long parade leading up to the holidays for shoppers looking to find the right gift for the right person. Good products with real value don’t have to be expensive, and there are several good options this year.