Microsoft Shows Off SmartGlass for Content Streaming
Microsoft today announced a new feature that will allow Windows Phones and Windows 8 PCs to wirelessly beam content between devices, including to Microsoft's XBox gaming product. The idea is to allow consumers invested in Microsoft's products to consume media on one device and then transfer the experience to another without losing their place. SmartGlass will work with smartphones and tablets, including those running Android or iOS. The smartphones and tablets will also act as companion devices, and can be set to receive and/or reveal ancillary content associated with the video or other media being consumed. Microsoft also unveiled XBox Music, a new music service that will allow Windows Phone and Windows 8 users to stream music to their devices. Both services are expected to launch next year.
Mar 27, 2018
Google today updated its Google Play Store and Google Play Movies & TV apps with new insight when it comes to video streaming services. People can now easily discover which streaming service includes their favorite movie or show.
Jul 20, 2018
Facebook and partners today announced the Data Transfer Project, an initiate with the goal of giving people more control over their data. The companies are working together to create an open source method that people can use to easily transfer their data from one service to another.
Aug 10, 2017
Facebook hopes its new platform will entice people to consume more video content through Facebook. Facebook Watch is a place for episodic shows that will be available on mobile, on PCs, and in Facebook's TV apps.
Jul 23, 2018
Qualcomm today announced new antennas that will bring mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G to mobile devices such as smartphones. The QTM052 mmWave module and QPM5xx sub-6 GHz RF module are compact enough that they are suitable for phones.
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.