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AOL Original Video Coming To Apple TV

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that AOL has entered into a deal with Apple to bring its original content to Apple’s streaming box. It seems Apple is working with a number of content providers to broaden its offerings.

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Cisco Report Shows Internet Video Traffic Increasing

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Reuters has detailed a new Cisco report indicating that internet traffic from video consumption continues to show signs of increase. Currently 78% of traffic is from video and that is expected to increase to 84% by 2018. This is not at all a surprise to most of us in the tech world but it is a metric that could be used in the hotly debated net neutrality topic.

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Review: Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)

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Odds are pretty good that you’ve heard of Roku, even if you don’t own one. Roku is one of the most popular streaming set-top box makers in the world, bringing high definition video entertainment directly into your living room almost exclusively via a small, square, purple box.

The times are always changing, and the latest craze is streaming dongles like the Google Chromecast.

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Amazon Is Muy Caliente…On Your TV!

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Amazon announced their new stream box, on Wednesday, beautifully named Fire TV.   For $99 this compact set-top box boasts a Qualcomm quad core CPU, 8GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and dual band, dual antenna WiFi (because no one likes waiting for their movies to buffer).  All you need is an HDMI cable and a high definition TV and you’re good to go!  According to Amazon the specs alone makes it roughly 3x faster than both Apple TV and the Roku 3.  Fire TV packs alot of…fire power (I know I know but I couldn’t resist).

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