Tag: streaming

Roku refreshes its streaming boxes without changing much

By Ted Kritsonis

The Roku continues to be the little box that could. The streaming device, and the platform that goes with it, has managed to carve out a significant portion of the market. This refreshed version of the Roku 3 doesn’t change a great deal, but if you want the extra features, it’s worth the price of entry.

Could Sling TV in the U.S. spur TV change in Canada?

By Ted Kritsonis

The new Sling TV live television streaming service introduced by Dish Network in the U.S. a month ago isn’t available in Canada, but if successful, it may gain enough traction to force providers here to rethink their current strategies.

Bell gives Toronto Raptors reality show more exposure

By Ted Kritsonis

The Toronto Raptors are not just one of the hottest teams in the current NBA season, the team’s brand is getting a boost from Bell and Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, which have partnered together on expanding the reach of its behind-the-scenes show called Open Gym.

Canada’s Privacy Debate Goes Live Online with Glenn Greenwald

“More and more Canadians are seeing through their government’s deceit and obfuscation,” Glenn Greenwald said in advance of his visit here, “and I’m eagerly anticipating this opportunity to contribute to that debate.”

by Lee Rickwood

Review: Slingbox M1 sticks to basic TV place-shifting

By Ted Kritsonis

The Slingbox has been a rare case in that it has essentially offered the same core functionality and gone through few makeovers, yet has evolved enough on both the hardware and software sides to make the cost of entry more affordable with the M1.

Google Play Music streaming in Canada enters crowded market

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s become an unfortunate and frustrating tech reality in Canada — a product or service launches in the United States and takes considerable time to cross the border into the Great White North. Such is the case with Google Play Music All-Access, a music streaming service aiming to compete in a category that’s still in its infancy

Review: Linksys combines power and legacy in new WRT1900AC router

By Ted Kritsonis

Despite the fact Belkin now controls the Linksys brand, the WRT1900AC router is an ode to Linksys’ past with its black-and-blue colour scheme and monster truck-style design. Powerful, robust and consistent, it is easily one of the best routers currently available on the market.