2015 has already seen a number of attempts from telecoms companies to merge; according to the WSJ, you can add another multi-billion-dollar deal to the ‘maybe’ column.
Dish wants to be a mobile phone carrier. Dish wants it bad. And Steve Perlman—the genius behind QuickTime, WebTV and OnLive—has spent over a decade working on tech that could allegedly leapfrog our current cell networks. So guess who just teamed up to potentially revolutionize the mobile internet? Yep.
At some point, TV became complicated. It used to be this thing I would plop down in front of after school and mindlessly flip through. Then, in 2009, everything changed: analog signals were outlawed, and the new digital TV signals failed me in every way: my old television wasn't compatible, my house was too far from…
I like 4K. You like 4K. CES 2015 definitely 4K, and Dish is finally adding the ability to stream in this most coveted resolution with the 4K Joey, a set-top box that gives all Ultra HD TVs with HDMI 2.0 support and HDCP 2.2 support.
The Supreme Court's decision against Aereo was a huge bummer for cord-cutters. Even worse, some content providers (coughFoxcough) were trying to use to hit other similarly awesome services as well, like Dish's "Anywhere" streaming. Good news: It didn't work. Yet.
Dish's Hopper DVR is awesome precisely because it makes it so easy to skip ads. The WSJ reports that the company will be scaling back the awesome auto-skipping feature on some Disney programming. It seems that consumer choice Dish has been claiming to protect for years goes out the window, presumably when it gets a…
Dish's Hopper, long the king of DVRs, just zoomed even farther ahead: it's introducing a new SuperJoey, an improved version of their client receivers to its main DVR the Hopper. The improvements? It'll be possible to record 8 shows at once. That's insane. DISH has also introduced a Wireless Joey along with the ability…
The DISH hopper is probably the slickest DVR that's ever been made. It's so good that big TV corporations like CBS are suing DISH over it. Well now the Hopper is going to be even more convenient for owners of LG Smart TVs because the new Dish App builds a Hopper directly into the TV. No external hardware necessary.
There might not be a man on the moon right now—but there may soon be a gazing eye. A new private venture aims to build a long-range telescope on our planet's little satellite, and it could happen as soon 2016.
Dish, which introduce the king of DVRs last year, has updated the Hopper DVR to include Sling. Previously, using Sling with Hopper required an adapter. Now, you get to watch live and recorded TV from any tablet, smartphone and computer for free with Dish's Anywhere App.
Dish CEO Joseph Clayton, a kooky bossman who once brought out a scared kangaroo in the middle of a press conference filled with nerds, nearly topped his stunt last year by dressing up and busting into a full blown rap (a hip hop hippity hop...) and then went on to make fun of the networks who have been battling Dish…
For better or worse, CES Unveiled is a thing. We actually find it terribly convenient—dozens of gadgetmakers under one roof. And we found some cool stuff too. Huzzah! We braved the throngs and fried-food-vapors for you, my dears. Here's the best stuff we saw:
Second screening is what executives like to call what you're doing with when you're looking at your phone in front of your TV. Dish Explorer is the closest anyone has come to making an app that actually enhances TV the experience with more content.
Dish has gained FCC approval to use its wireless spectrum to build an LTE network. More choice! [MobileTechNews]
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is in talks with satellite-TV provider Dish Network, with the intention of joining forces to create a "new wireless service that would rival the networks of wireless carriers such as AT&T and Verizon".
Great news for Dish subscribers—you're getting The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Mad Men back. Dish Networks and AMC have finally settled their legal battle, so consider your Sunday nights salvaged.
People living in the sticks, rejoice! Bloomberg is reporting that Dish Network is planning to roll out a nationwide satellite broadband internet service —and promises speeds of between 5 and 15 megabits per second.