SiliconDust adds Encrypted CableCARD support to Android apps

SiliconDust teased about this yesterday, and it has finally come! Yes, today is the day that support for encrypted (CopyOnce) CableCARD premium channels comes to the Android ecosystem (excluding FireTV devices). This means you can finally watch the whole lineup on your NVIDIA Shield, smart TVs running Android TV (e.g. Sony), or Android smart phone/tablet. Huzzah! We don’t have cable […]

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CEDIA talks ARC

ARC (audio return channel) is a really neat feature of modern HDMI displays, but it is very limited in what can be delivered. Here, David Meyer explains a little about the boundaries and why DD+ and Atmos can work, but don’t always. I was recently discussing with Australian integrator @Hemant Daya​ the use of HDMI ARC to deliver Dolby® Atmos sound […]

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T-Mobile launches “FamilyMode” monitoring system. Looks a lot like Circle with Disney

The first thing I noticed about T-Mobile’s new FamilyMode monitoring solution is how much the device, and UI looks like Circle with Disney. The second, that it’s cost is more than 2x what Circle with Disney charges for the feature set, and is limited to five (instead of ten) devices.  It’s not all bad, because the Circle, er…, T-Mobile Home […]

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RHA Releases Entry Level Bluetooth Wireless MA390 IPX4 Headphone

RHA has announced an addition to its impressive collection of headsets with the £60/€70/$70 entry level MA390 ABC/AAC/aptX compatible Bluetooth wireless headphone. The MA390 is available for pre-order today from Amazon, and comes with a three year warranty, IPX4 water resistance, and eight hours of battery life. THE NEW RHA MA390 WIRELESS HEADPHONE   Packed with premium features, the MA390 […]

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Circle with Disney adds categories for Fortnite, Whatsapp, and Facebook Messenger

Being able to manage general usage for Fortnite, Whatsapp, and Facebook Messenger has always been a part of Circle with Disney’s capability. So what’s new here is that they have been broken out into discrete items that can be managed individually. Which makes it possible to set a specific time limit, management level, or block per item. A welcome addition […]

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