Apple TV Double as Gaming Station

Apple just announced the latest Apple TV which will double as a gaming station.

From Huffington Post:

After years of speculation, Apple has finally announced an upgraded Apple TV that will include video game capabilities and a full range of apps. The device integrates with traditional streaming apps like Netflix, but will also host video games like Guitar Hero and Rayman Adventures, offering people one system for many of their media experiences.

“Our vision for TV is simple, and perhaps a little provocative,” Apple’s Tim Cook said. “When you experience TV this way through an app, you realize how much better it can be.”

The new Apple TV will have more power for a better graphics experience, and a new remote with a touch sensor that doubles a controller. The device also has a universal search function that will allow users to find a show or movie across multiple services. Subscribers who have various applications like iTunes, Netflix or HBO could, in theory, search for an episode of The West Wing and then watch it on the service that had it in the catalogue.

It looked like the rumors were indeed true. The 32GB version will sell for $149 and the 64GB version at $199.

Rushing out to get one? The price though!

$50 Amazon Tablet

Amazon will release a 6 inch tablet for just $50. It’s half the price of the current 6-inch Fire HD tablet. In addition, Amazon plans to sell an 8-inch and a 10-inch versions as well later in the year. Read the rest of the article from WSJ.

My ISP Wasn’t Lying After All

PCMag has an article entitled “How Fast Is Your Internet Connection – Really? If you suspect your Internet provider is lying to you, then visit this page provided by PCMag. The Internet speed test tool is provided by Ookla, which is owned by Ziff Davis. The funny thing is, most people already use to test their Internet connection. It’s the very same tool that PCMag is offering on their page. Anyways, here’s my list of speed test tools that I have used over the years:

Compare your results using the list above. My ISP wasn’t lying after all. The tests between 3 different tools seem accurate. I get almost the same reading from all three.