Nvidia Shield TV gets a new, lower price ahead of Apple TV 4K launch

Nvidia’s Shield TV, an Android TV-based device that’s currently the best option available for 4K streaming fans, is getting a price drop with a new package that leaves out the included video game controller. Bundled with just the remote, the 16GB Shield TV is now $179 – $20 cheaper than the Shield TV bundle that…

Instagram adds face filters to live video

Instagram is making its face filters available for live video streaming through the app, the company announced today. Instagram had introduced face filters, which add visual effects to detected faces, back in May, but until now it was only available on video and images captured first and then posted to your Instagram Story after the…

Watch Day 2 of Disrupt San Francisco live right here!

Disrupt Day 2 kicks off right now, and thanks to the live stream, no one will be left behind. Today, we’ll be joined by Sebastian Thrun, Apple’s Lisa Jackson, 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki, the co-founders of Houzz Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohel, as well as NBA MVP Kevin Durant and his business partner Rich Kleiman. And,…

Matroid picks up $10M Series A to automate video stream monitoring

Matroid is one of the startups leading the democratization of this variety of machine intelligence. The company is announcing a $10 million Series A this morning from NEA and Intel Capital that brings Matroid’s total financing to $13.5 million. Customers can use their own videos and images to train detectors to recognize anything they want…

Roku looks to raise $204 million in IPO

Roku, the digital streaming business, is looking to raise about $204 million when it goes public later this month. According to an SEC filing revealed Monday, the company plans to price its shares between $12 to $14. This is more than double the $100 million that was forecast in the IPO filing earlier this month….

A cord cutter’s guide to watching tonight’s Emmy Awards

This year, it’s finally easy to live stream tonight’s Primetime Emmy Awards if you’re a cord cutter. While you could always invest in a digital antenna to watch broadcast stations, the live streaming options for this year’s Emmys are numerous, compared with the 2016 event. In addition to Twitter’s Red Carpet coverage via PeopleTV, CBS…

Hulu to spend $2.5 billion on content in 2017, add 7 more original series

Hulu is spending around $2.5 billion on content this year, according to a report from Variety. The streaming service, which has now earned its first Emmy nods with over a dozen nominations for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” will also launch seven new original series, arriving in the next six to nine months. The investment in content…

YouTube’s app is dominating mobile video by monthly users, time spent

Americans spent nearly a billion hours watching YouTube videos on Android this past July, according to new data released today by App Annie. That’s the largest amount of time spent in any one streaming video app in a month. The figure is yet another data point showcasing the shift in the way people are consuming…

Live from Apple’s iPhone 8 / iPhone X event

This is it, Apple’s big event. It’s iPhone day at the opulent new Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. We’ll have our respective butts planted firmly in those (reportedly) $14,000 seats in order to bring the news to you live from the front lines. The centerpiece is almost certainly going to be a trio of new…