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Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Dish's AirTV set-top box provides 4K streaming for Sling TV, Netflix, and YouTube, also has an over-the-air antenna for live TV   —  Finding quality 4K content is still rather difficult, but that isn't keeping hardware manufacturers from building devices to support the format.
Jan 3, 2017, 11:35 AMIn context
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Report: police sought Echo data with warrant in murder case; Amazon declined to share the data Echo logged on servers but did provide suspect's account details   —  Amazon's Echo devices and its virtual assistant are meant to help find answers by listening for your voice commands.
Dec 27, 2016, 12:20 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
New York City debuts ParkNYC system in midtown Manhattan that lets drivers pay for parking via smartphone app, with plans for a citywide rollout by summer 2017   —  New York City is making good on its promise to have smarter parking meters before 2016 is over.
Dec 20, 2016, 9:15 AMIn context
Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
BAMTech, owned by MLB and Disney, buys rights to stream League of Legends competitions through 2023, reportedly in a $300M+ deal   —  BAMTech, the Major League Baseball- and Disney-owned streaming tech company, has signed a deal with Riot Games for the rights to League of Legends tournaments.
Dec 16, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Plex will stop supporting Amazon Cloud Drive after December 31st   —  You won't be able to stream movies or songs on Plex straight from Amazon Cloud Drive the moment the year changes.  Plex Cloud, the company's service that gives you a way to play media saved in the cloud, will no longer support Amazon after December 31st.
Dec 16, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Dropbox is now available on the Xbox One   —  Dropbox has long said that it wants to be available on whatever platforms people use to get things done.  That's why it has done so much to integrate with Microsoft Office over the years, for example.  But the latest place you'll find Dropbox …
Dec 12, 2016, 12:25 PMIn context
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Jaap Haartsen on how he invented Bluetooth back in 1994, the protocol's future, the state of wireless audio now that Apple killed iPhone's headphone jack, more   —  Bluetooth has come a long way.  It's gone from being a frustrating standard that only businesspeople used for mobile headsets …
Dec 12, 2016, 12:25 AMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Bluetooth SIG adopts Bluetooth 5 spec with 2x speed, 4x range, and 8x broadcast message capacity, arriving in devices within 2-6 months   —  Bluetooth is about to become a lot less hassle-prone.  The wireless standard's Special Interest Group has officially adopted the Bluetooth 5 spec …
Dec 7, 2016, 7:45 PMIn context
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Pandora unveils its on-demand, personalized music streaming service Premium, with launch expected in Q1 2017   —  That Pandora was planning to launch a full fledged Spotify competitor was no secret.  The company said as much last year when it bought the ashes of Rdio, which had filed for bankruptcy.
Dec 6, 2016, 7:50 PMIn context
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Twitch brings video calls with up to five players to its game communication app, Curse, initially for Mac, Windows, and Chrome, but mobile support is on the way   —  Twitch wants to move beyond live streaming to cover your game communications, and to that end it bought Curse back in August.
Dec 6, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context

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