Looking for perhaps the simplest and cheapest way to get Netflix and YouTube on your TV? Grab ahold of the Google Chromecast ($35) dongle. This streaming stick pops into your TV’s HDMI input and wirelessly takes video from smartphones, tablets, and laptops running the Chrome browser. It works with both Android and iOS, and Google’s ponying up three free months of Netflix if you score one now. Plus it gives you another reason to say ‘dongle.’
Tech By on Jul 25, 2013
Tech By on Jun 6, 2013
The Silicon Valley tech company Fanhattan is aiming to get its newest product, Fan TV, right smack dab in the middle of your most important room (which is the living room–save that jive about the kitchen, K? Once dinner is made that place is a ghost town). With a sexy, trackpad-esque remote control and an app powered by a small set-top box, Fan TV promises to make the management of your entertainment options a breeze, from cable to over the air to Netflix and other Video On Demand services. Prepare to ditch the DVR, too, as Fan TV will save your shows to a cloud-based content locker.
Media By on Oct 17, 2012
The Walking Dead is back! No, not the cast of The View, we’re talking about AMC’s zombie drama-a-rama. Now you could celebrate by tuning in to each episode and talking about the storylines with passionate co-workers, or you could quit your job, buy these handmade posters ($16), and talk to them instead! Each one is 12″ x 16″ and features a minimalist design of characters from the show. Dontcha wish The View was more minimalist?
Culture By on Aug 27, 2012
Parks and Recreation’s resident libertarian and meat enthusiast, Ron Swanson, is now offering his very own condiment to cure what ails ya. Ron F***ing Swanson BBQ Sauce ($14.95) goes great any kinda grub, but especially on his classic turkey burger (learn how to make it here)–which of course is just a turkey leg wedged in between a boatload of beef.
Tech By on May 9, 2011
Make room on your wall because Samsung will introduce the world’s largest LED-backlit 3D LCD HDTV. Available in Korea and christened the D9500, it features Samsung’s 3D active shutter technology, QWERTY remote and 240 hz display. Of course, Samsung’s Smart TV is represented here. Connect the D9500 to the internet and installed apps can stream movies and tv from Hulu, YouTube and Netflix. Users can also check updates on Facebook or Twitter, or stream music from Pandora. The included Black Diamond panel improves black reproduction and 3D-viewing angles from any position.
Retailing at $13,000, the set includes four premium active shutter glasses. Expect the D9500 in late May 2011.