Looking for a new computer monitor? If you're rocking an AMD-sourced graphics card, you may want to wait a few months. Samsung just announced the UD590 and UE850, the first two monitors with support for FreeSync -- AMD's open-source answer to NVIDIA G-Sync. Both technologies sync GPU output to the monitor's refresh rate, a trick that eliminates visual stutters and tearing. Samsung hasn't announced pricing yet, but says the monitors will be available in 23.6, 27 and 31.5-inch variants.
Fans of A&E's Longmire were pretty vocal when the network announced it would part ways with the series after a massive cliffhanger at the end of season 3. Well, the show will live on at the hands of Netflix. The streaming service nabbed the rights to the fourth season that's set to include ten episodes arriving in 2015. As Deadline Hollywood reported back in August, the show's demographic is much older than most A&E shows, but Longmire had the highest viewership of any scripted series on the channel. If you aren't familiar, the plot centers around rural Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire and his crime-fighting chronicles based on the novels of Craig Johnson -- including a series-spanning search for his wife's killer. The set of new episodes will air in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand when they stream next year.
The Joystiq staff tried to package and send out boxes of love to everyone on the internet, but shipping costs were crazy. So we helped prepare this Humble Weekly Bundle instead!
The Humble Weekly Bundle Joystiq edition includes Beat Hazard Ultra (plus DLC), Intake, Dungeon of Elements and The Dream Machine chapters 1 - 4, all for whatever price you care to pay. For $6 or more, add on Slender: The Arrival and Primal Carnage. Pay at least $15 and also get Costume Quest 2.
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US online retailer Amazon has commenced offering its subscription service Amazon Prime in Austria. Read the story »
After many, many promises, HBO Go is now available on Xbox One. The app is already available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but the Xbox One launch marks the first time the premium streaming service is accessible from a current-gen console. The app supports voice and gesture controls through Kinect, Microsoft says. As always, users will need to have a valid HBO subscription through their cable provider to watch shows, though that's likely change with the launch of the network's standalone streaming service next year.
RTL Group says that the approval of a new tax law in Hungary has justified its decision to take the matter to the European Commission. Read the story »
Pay-TV adoption in Germany and the UK has reached 86% and 78% of broadband households, respectively, according to Parks Associates. Read the story »
Amazon has started shipping its Fire TV Stick in the US and claims it is its best-selling device ever. Read the story »
German science and knowledge channel Welt der Wunder TV will launch on Kabel Deutschland’s cable network on November 25, 2014. Read the story »
The Czech group PPF has made an offer to the minority shareholders in O2, the incumbent telco it acquired from Telefónica earlier this year. Read the story »
Although DSL accounts for almost three in four fixed broadband connections in Spain, FTTH is growing steadily. Read the story »
Video streaming changes the TV habits of consumers in Germany with one out of three video streaming users (33%) replacing conventional television completely or partially through streaming offerings. Read the story »
The share of Dutch households with broadband connections reached the milestone of 90% during the third quarter of this year, according to Telecompaper’s latest quarterly report. Read the story »
The Hungarian regulator NMHH has opened a public consultation into OTT services, inviting comments from market participants and stakeholders up until January 31, 2015. Read the story »
The Polish cable operator Vectra ended Q3 with 911,300 subscribers, a 4.54% increase on a year earlier. Read the story »
Interactive software developer has integrated Ekioh’s HTML5 TV Browser into its Zenterio OS range. The joint solution has recently been deployed by Magyar Telekom in Hungary. Read the story »
The Russian cable operator ER Telecom (Dom.ru) had revenues of R16,515 million (€280.8 million) in the first nine months of this year, or 19% more than in the same period in 2013. Read the story »
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The event will include keynotes from Alan Wurtzel, President of Research and Media Development at NBCUniversal, Michael Willner, President and CEO, GreatLand Connections/CEO, Penthera Partners, and Sanjay Macwan, CTO of NBCUniversal Media Labs, as well as a plethora of firesides, presentations and panel sessions featuring over 100 of the most important and influential innovators who are making the TV of Tomorrow a reality today
TVOT NYC 2014 speakers and panelists include: