Eliminating Gaming Lags: Three Ways to Reduce Packet Loss and Latency

By Stephen Kota / March 18, 2016

Are you a video gaming enthusiast? Are you always concern about packet loss and latency? Gone are the days when video gaming was done on stand-alone consoles like the Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems™ and Sega Genesis™ where one never had to worry about lag time. Well, here we are today in the year 2015, and…

How Much Data Does Online Gaming Use?

By Stephen Kota / March 17, 2016

The amount of data/bandwidth that online gaming consumes depends completely on the game in question. Depending on its complexity and coding, an online game can use anywhere from less than 30 to more than 200 MB of data per hour. Secondary factors, like the number of players, the game settings, and whether or not the…

Goodbye, Netflix: EPIX Strikes New Deal with Hulu

By Stephen Kota / March 16, 2016

The network that brought Transformers and The Hunger Games to Netflix announced that it was leaving the video streaming service and striking up a deal with rival Hulu. This marks the end of a five-year long partnership between Netflix and the EPIX network. EPIX, a joint venture of Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Lions Gate Entertainment,…

Smart DVR: Four Media Streaming Boxes That Livestream and Record Broadcast Television for Free

By Stephen Kota / March 16, 2016

Look, let’s just face it. Yes, if I could get rid of my cable bill by getting television via an antenna outside my house and get free electricity from a solar panel, I would jump on both bandwagons. I mean, this would not be a really difficult decision. Trust you me, I am ready to…

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