Top 5 Tech Articles You Might Have Missed – Week Ending July 8, 2016

08 Jul 2016

CNET, among others, reported that Comcast and Netflix have reached an agreement that will allow for Netflix's streaming service to be available on the cable operator's X1 set-top later this year. This agreement marks the largest deal to date for Netflix.

Strategy Analytics reported that by 2021, we can expect to see the worldwide revenue from mobile video reach US$ 25 billion, according to MediaPost. The report predicted that live streaming platforms, like Twitter Periscope and Facebook Live, will increase mobile-video viewership to 2 billion by 2022.

TweakTown noted that the ARRIS SURFboard® SBR-AC1900P RipCurrent™ Wireless Router is “a solid and stable platform that aides consumers in expanding their networks with G.hn technology.” The publication gave it an overall rating of 85% out of 100%.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced a major technology advancement for High Dynamic Range (HDR) Television standards, reported by Rapid TV News and others. For future broadcasting and multimedia systems, this development provides an important step to improving virtual reality quality TV in the home.

FierceCable, and others, reported that CableLabs is making home Wi-Fi more secure by developing a security protocol for its DOCSIS® 3.1 cable network technology standard.  CableLabs will work with a consortium of groups to learn from past security challenges and develop Wi-Fi security protocols that can benefit the cable industry as a whole.

  1. Comcast will let you watch Netflix like a regular cable channel (July 6, 2016) By Joan Solsman, CNET: Comcast customers later this year will be able to watch Netflix shows or movies just like they would click to see a regular channel.
  2. Mobile Video To Hit US$ 25B Globally In 5 Years (July 6, 2016) By Gavin O’Malley, MediaPost:  Worldwide revenue from mobile video will reach US$ 25 billion by 2021, according to fresh research from Strategy Analytics. The money is mostly coming from advertisers trying to reach a growing mobile-video audience.
  3. ARRIS SURFboard SBR-AC1900P RipCurrent Wireless Router Review (July 5, 2016) By Tyler Bernath, TweakTown: With ARRIS emerging as a consumer brand, we had the opportunity to look at their first solution in the SBR-AC1750. This solution performed quite well and if I remember correctly was one of the higher performing 1750 solutions.
  4. ITU announces new HDR standard (July 6, 2016) By Editor, Rapid TV News: In a major advancement for a technology that will inevitably boost uptake of Ultra HD services, the ITU has announced a new standard for high dynamic range (HDR) TV.
  5. CableLabs security chiefs: With DOCSIS 3.1 security nailed down, challenge moves to locking down home Wi-Fi environment (July 6, 2016) By Daniel Frankel, Fierce Cable: CableLabs has established an effective security protocol for its DOCSIS 3.1 cable network technology standard and is now looking to lock down the home Wi-Fi area, the consortium's chief security architect, Steve Goeringer, said to FierceCable.
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