News tagged ‘set-top box’
Wednesday, 22 Jan 2014
Intel has officially shut down its Web TV initiative that was first announced in January 2013. However, it may find a new lease of life with its sale to Verizon, and the deal is expected to be completed by the first quarter of this year.
Friday, 20 Sep 2013
StarHub has successfully raided a storage facility of illegal set-top boxes and uncovered a few hundred units. The raid, conducted with help from the Police, was carried out earlier this week.
Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013
Intel is reported to be dropping the facial recognition feature from its Web TV service set-top box. This feature was intended to deliver customized programming to different family members. However, due to certain technical issues, Intel will do away with this feature.
Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013
Intel is beta testing set-top boxes from its Internet TV services, with more than 2,000 company employees located in three different states in the US. The trials are alleged to have started as early as March this year, and the testing contingent is set to grow as more employees are included.
Thursday, 25 Apr 2013
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Amazon is planning to launch its own television set-top box. This TV-based device can be viewed as a natural extension to Amazon Instant Video that is an video-on-demand service currently only available in the United States.
Wednesday, 13 Feb 2013
Intel is planning to launch its own Internet TV service along with its set-top box by the end of the year. This is according to Mr. Erik Huggers who is the corporate vice president at Intel Media, a new company division that comprises staff members formerly from Apple, Google, Netflix and Jabber.
Friday, 23 Nov 2012
Rumors have surfaced suggesting that Microsoft is working on a cut-down version of the Xbox. The device is reportedly a set-top box equipped with casual gaming and online streaming support.