It's finally here! As of today, the CALM act is officially in effect. For those not familiar, the main thrust of CALM is to ensure that commercials are not louder than the shows that they're airing with. In other words, no longer will you be blasted with a crazy loud commercial for sponges or something when you've just experienced a really sweet or sad moment in your favorite show.
The folks at Netflix have been putting a lot of money into content acquisition in hopes of keeping old subscribers while gaining new ones, but it's not just other people's movies that they want on their service. Recently Netflix has been putting money into original programming, and the first big exclusive is on its way.
Boxee has been well established as an alternative to traditional television for a while now, and their latest creation is going to take a shot right across the bow. The new set-top, pictures of which were leaked by The Verge, packs a tuner, an external antenna, and a box that proudly states "stop spending money on stuff you never watch.
When it comes to television providers, there are a lot of factors that determine who customers go with. One of the most important is selection – if you can't watch, say, 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead,' you might be inclined to switch. At least, that's what AMC is hoping for.
You may see Nintendo's new system touted as revolutionary for its unique control schemes, but it’s the home theater connectivity that's particularly interesting. The Wii U is the first console that's able to play nice with a vast majority of your video content.