Kevin James

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Kevin James  |  Apr 03, 2013  |  0 comments

In the book of 1,000 and One Nights, Aladdin discovers a magic lamp that when rubbed releases a powerful, wish-granting genie. DirecTV is hoping that its new Genie whole-home DVR will grant your TV-viewing wishes — no bottle rubbing required.

Kevin James  |  Sep 25, 2012  |  0 comments

There's no use pretending that Google TV wasn't a dud when the first products shipped back in late 2010. In fact, sales of Logitech's $300 Revue player were was so bad the company ran screaming from the settop-box market entirely, never to return. But now, like the Backstreet Boys and collateralized mortgages, Google TV is getting another shot, fueled by some much-needed upgrades to the software, including a more streamlined interface, improved search capabilities, and the ability (finally) to access the Android market, now called Google Play.

Kevin James  |  Oct 26, 2011  |  0 comments

With prices falling faster than confidence in Greece's economy, is there a better big-screen deal these days than a front projector? Back in 2008 even bargain-basement-priced 1080p models cost about $3,000 - about half what they cost just a year earlier, but still a sizable chunk of change.

Kevin James  |  Jul 12, 2011  |  0 comments

If you were around during the launch of high-def TV, you may remember an interesting phenomenon: People with HDTVs became oddly knowledgeable about esoteric topics, such as the migratory patterns of North American birds or the concept of Dark Matter.

Kevin James  |  Apr 11, 2011  |  0 comments
Kevin James  |  Dec 03, 2010  |  0 comments

It’s been more than a decade since the first TiVo digital video recorder (DVR) revolutionized the way many of us watch TV. While almost all cable companies now offer some degree of DVR capability, it’s really been the satellite and telco TV service providers — as well as TiVo itself — that have pushed DVR innovation, offering features like access to online content.

Kevin James  |  Jul 27, 2010  |  0 comments

While 3D movies have been doing blockbuster business in theaters, for some potential viewers the idea of wearing (and buying) expensive, uncomfortable 3D glasses at home has all the appeal of Carrot Top/Pauly Shore double feature.

Kevin James  |  May 20, 2009  |  0 comments

Like a baseball prospect whose performance hasn't lived up to expectations, Blu-ray Disc's BD-Live feature-which offers access to refreshable online content not contained on the disc-has been a slow starter.

Kevin James  |  Apr 14, 2009  |  0 comments

With the high-def disc war now firmly in its rearview mirror, the consumer electronics industry is girding for its next skirmish: the battle to see which of the various new wireless HDMI technologies will emerge as the de facto standard.

Kevin James  |  Jan 12, 2009  |  0 comments