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1. Roku Rumored, Chromecast Confirmed
In episode 4 of The Lounge, I interviewed Ryan Downey from The Streaming Advisor. During the interview, we discussed the lack of any “real” information to support the rumors of a possible upcoming Roku release. Mere hours after we finished the interview, the evidence suddenly appeared. So while it still hasn’t officially been announced, we have good reason to think a Roku 4 is on the near horizon.
Fortunately, this time I got lucky with the new Google Chromecast, which actually was announced just a few hours ago. So with the recent announcements about the Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, we’re now looking at all of The Big Four streaming media players having new models before the holidays. Woo-hoo!
- Roku 4 Just Days Away (Zatz Not Funny)
- First Image of Unreleased Roku 4 (AFTV News)
- Google’s new Chromecast has a new look, catches up to modern Wi-Fi standards (The Verge)
- The Streaming Advisor website
2. Secure Your TVs
A new report from the University of Toronto says that from 2008 to 2010 more than 19,000 children suffered from serious head and neck injuries from TVs falling on them.
3. If It’s Tuesday, It Must Be a Facebook Hoax
No, Facebook isn’t charging users to keep posts private and no, pasting a privacy notice as a status update won’t do a thing for you.
4. Apple Does Good
In both senses of the word: They had a phenomenal first weekend of iPhone 6S sales AND they’re making their privacy policies clearer. Wait, what…?
- Apple Announces Record iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus Sales (Apple Press Release)
- Apple Privacy page
5. There’s Water. On Mars.
How cool is that?!!!
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