Google has seen a lot of success with their Android operating system. By developing the base operating system and then releasing it for free to manufacturers, Google has seen a strong adoption rate. Today, we see Android on mobile phones that are on the bottom of the spectrum when it comes to features to the high end smartphones.
At the recent International Consumer Electronics Show, we learnt that Dish was looking at launching a new service which they called Sling TV. This service would be available strictly through the Internet and the service was geared to a growing segment of the population that is now ditching their cable service in search for other viable alternatives.
Sling TV offers streaming TV channels and comes with a base price of $20. For twenty dollars, users gain access to a set of basic channels including CNN, Travel Channel, Food Network, ESPN/ESPN2, HGTV, ABC Family, TBS, TNT, Disney channel and Cartoon Network. Of course, Sling TV does come with tiered services so if you are looking for more channels, there are options to pay a little more and gain a few extra channels. The one thing that will be a downer for some people is that Sling TV does not have any option to gain any of the US networks including PBS, ABC, CW, NBC and Fox. So, if you are searching for these, you’re out of luck. However, for many cord cutters that live in or near a big city, you will be able to pick these up with an over the air antenna.
Yesterday was a big day for Microsoft. First and foremost, they officially took the wrappings off of Windows 10 and what was perceived as an olive branch, Microsoft confirmed that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for one year for anyone that currently runs on Windows 8 or Windows 7.
Microsoft has made Windows 10 official and while people are going to be kicking the tires in some respect to see just what the new OS will deliver, there are some perks that have been announced right off the bat.