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Trends With Benefits


May 22, 2015

In an attempt to place all your entertainment needs inside of one app, Spotify is updating its platform to support video streaming and podcasts. Cable networks including ESPN and Comedy Central will provide short clips, and the app will offer up curated content based on the time of day and your activities. Is this the content provider of the future?

4K UHD Blu-ray will soon be a thing. Sure, streaming 4K is nice, but it's compressed content. To get the best quality possible, piped in to your 4K UHD TV, the disc is still the top option. Look for UHD Blu-ray players to arrive around the holidays.

The promise of thin flexible TV panels was once again demonstrated this week. LG displayed a roll-up OLED panel that sticks to the wall with magnets. Don't expect to see it for sale on Amazon any time soon, this is still very much a prototype.

The 'greasy finger smudging your smartphone screen while eating' dilemma is finally solved, by KFC. Along with a 10 piece bucket, diners will get a paper thin, rechargeable, Bluetooth keyboard to tap their greasy little fingers on. It's dine-in only, but apparently you can take it home.