Life After DVD: As the death knell sounds for the disk, what are our alternatives?

Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, admitted in January that the company expects DVD subscribers to decline every quarter, “forever”. When the head of America’s biggest DVD rental company  – the US equivalent of LoveFilm – makes this kind of statement, that says a lot about the state of the DVD market. Experts have forecast the fall … Continue reading Life After DVD: As the death knell sounds for the disk, what are our alternatives?

Is the iPad a viable alternative to the MacBook?

Firstly, in the interests of full disclosure, I’ve become some what of an Apple ‘fan boy’ over the last few years. In my growing stable of all things Apple I can now count two iPhones (technically one belongs to work), Apple TV and a MacBook Pro. So it will come as no surprise that when … Continue reading Is the iPad a viable alternative to the MacBook?

Logitech Revue – at long last Google TV

Tech journalists were treated to their first glimpse of the first Google TV set top box in San Francisco and New York last night. Google TV is designed to bring the web and television together, and this box – called the Logitech Revue – will simply be connected to your TV and your broadband connection … Continue reading Logitech Revue – at long last Google TV

Dune high-end media powerhouses

It’s tough times for high-end media centres. TV’s are shipping with more functionality, video components for computers are getting cheaper, games consoles are getting smarter and even tech giants Google and Apple are crawling under the TV. So can Dune’s dedicated media centres, decidedly rammed with features, still compete? Well, we hope so. There’s something … Continue reading Dune high-end media powerhouses

Apple TV review roundup

The new Apple TV was revealed on September 2nd by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and reaction to the set-top box has been generally positive across the board. On first impressions, it is hard to argue with these reactions. The first thing one notices with this second generation model is the size. It’s 75 percent smaller … Continue reading Apple TV review roundup

Apple revamps iPod range, iTunes and Apple TV; eats a little humble pie

Apple have been hard at work and yesterday Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtleneck owner and Apple CEO Steve Jobs launched a totally revamped Apple iPod range, a new Apple TV and a music based social network, Ping. Keen observers will have noticed Apple tacitly admitting 3 mistakes, as they restored buttons to the iPod shuffle, removed … Continue reading Apple revamps iPod range, iTunes and Apple TV; eats a little humble pie

Google set-top box: Rumour round-up

It’s been rumoured as far back as 2007 that web giant Google is looking to move into the digital TV market, but solid facts have been painfully slow to materialise. The strongest indication yet that the company are developing a web-enabled set-top box, which could arrive in living rooms sooner than we think, was recently … Continue reading Google set-top box: Rumour round-up