Tag: streaming

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One — is there a clear winner so far?

By Ted Kritsonis

It’s early days, but the fact that the two marquee game consoles launched this month before the holiday shopping season raises the question of whether the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can claim the crown as the best between them. The truth is, there is no easy way to determine who might even be in the lead, much less win outright.

Review: Sonos Play:1 pumps out great music in smaller package

By Ted Kritsonis

Sonos has become one of the best consumer brands for high-quality speakers, but its traditionally priced itself too high for much of the market. That may have changed now that the Play:1 has launched, making it possible to use a smaller speaker that fills a room with good sound at a more reasonable price point of $219.

TAVES to show off PlayStation 4 before launch

By Ted Kritsonis

PlayStation 4November will be one of the biggest months in gaming ever recorded for the sheer fact that both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be launching a week apart from each other. The PlayStation 4 will be at TAVES (Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show) this weekend in Toronto for all attendees to see firsthand.

Tech guru Marc Saltzman will talk home theatre at TAVES show

By Ted Kritsonis

Renowned technology journalist, Marc Saltzman, will be on hand again at this year’s TAVES show on November 1-3 as a guest speaker where he will talk about the latest home theatre trends, covering TVs, AV receivers, streaming media and connectivity.

Think you know audio? TAVES will show you a thing or two

By Ted Kritsonis

The Toronto Audio Video Entertainment Show (TAVES) in Toronto is about a month away on November 1-3, and attendees can expect to see some of the best in home audio products and technologies. Seasoned audiophiles will feel right at home, while newcomers might hear a level of quality their ears have never experienced.

Small Bluetooth speakers vie for supremacy amidst tight competition

By Ted Kritsonis

Bluetooth speakers do come in different shapes and sizes, and as competition heats up between various brands, it’s the smaller models that take up the least amount of space that make it so hard to decide on the best one for you.

Streaming music apps supplanting traditional forms for music discovery

By Ted Kritsonis

Pandora and Spotify are arguably the most popular streaming music platforms in the world, but neither are available in Canada, thus highlighting alternative apps and services that personalize music to your tastes to make it easier to discover new songs and artists that you might not have otherwise known about.

Sony unveils PlayStation 4 with social features and remote gameplay

Text and photos by Ted Kritsonis

NEW YORK – With a promise to provide a “glimpse into the future of play”, Sony finally revealed what many expected — the PlayStation 4 game console. Social features and connectivity will be crucial pillars to the new platform, though questions still remain on what it will look like, and how it may affect the current ways people play games.