Tag: streaming

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.

Review: Sonos Play:5 is a bold successor

By Ted Kritsonis

Sonos is back, and it has brought a new-and-improved Play:5 speaker to market that promises to deliver bigger, bolder sound in an elegant package that could fit in almost anywhere. The results are highly encouraging, and may be good enough to woo both current Sonos users and newcomers.

Napster finding new life as a music streaming service

By Ted Kritsonis

Remember Napster? The software application that once pioneered the idea of sharing music files in the late 90s and early 2000s is back in Canada. Only this time, it’s as a subscription-based music streaming service, not a peer-to-peer network.

Canadian Tech Companies Combine to Deliver Live Immersive 360 6K Video

By Lee Rickwood
While multi-camera rigs can and have been used to create very similar immersive content, with this particular system, only one camera is required to capture a real-time live 360-degree experience, thanks to unique lenses and processing algorithms developed in Canada