Netflix Streaming Interface Upgrade Coming, iPhone Book Covers, Making Videos Look Better On Your TV & New Gaming Consoles Coming But Is Gaming Changing?

It has been another super busy week in library land! So here is a short series of personal technology related topics and related articles for your weekend perusal!

Netflix Streaming Interface Upgrade Coming: Netflix is going to shortly upgrade its streaming video interface and make it much more modern looking and add more search options – it should be a cool upgrade.

The tech site The Verge offers and article on this subject titled “Netflix introduces one unified TV interface to rule them all: The streaming-video giant turns into a TV channel programmed just for you” and here’s the link to the article:

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/13/5098224/netflix-introduces-one-unified-tv-interface-to-rule-them-all

iPhone Book Covers: The New York Times offers a neat article, titled “An iPhone Case Hemingway Would Love” on new “Pocket Book” cases for the iPhone 5 that make your iPhone truly look like you just took it off the shelf of your own high class library-bound-volumes included library.

Here’s the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/technology/personaltech/review-pad-and-quills-little-pocket-book-iphone-case.html?ref=personaltech&_r=0

Making Videos Look Better On Your TV: The New York Times also offered an article this week that includes helpful hints on how you can improve the quality of the picture on your TV – simply by adjusting your TV settings as you sit on your couch.

The article is titled “Enriching Your TV Picture, From the Couch” – here’s the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/technology/personaltech/enriching-your-tv-picture-from-the-couch.html?ref=personaltech

New Gaming Consoles Coming But Is Gaming Changing? And the New York Times also offered an article this week on the upcoming gaming consoles from Sony and Microsoft that will shortly go on sale; the article also speculates on the state of gaming and ponders the fact that with the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets and the corresponding great variety of inexpensive games that can be played on smartphones or tablets – will we still be buying gaming consoles in another year or two or will the soon be going the way of the 8 track tape?

The article is titled “New Gaming Consoles Coming But Is Gaming Changing?” and here is the link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/technology/sony-and-microsoft-ready-with-new-game-consoles.html?src=me&_r=0

Have a great weekend!

Linda R.

References

Bishop, Bryan. (2013, November 12). Netflix introduces one unified TV interface to rule them all

The streaming-video giant turns into a TV channel programmed just for you. The Verge. Online. Accessed November 15, 2013, http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/13/5098224/netflix-introduces-one-unified-tv-interface-to-rule-them-all

Furchgott, Roy. (2013, November 6). Enriching Your TV Picture, From the Couch. New York Times. Onlne. Accessed November 15, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/technology/personaltech/enriching-your-tv-picture-from-the-couch.html?ref=personaltech

Schmidt, Gregory. (2013, November 12). An iPhone Case Hemingway Would Love Review: Pad and Quill’s Little Pocket Book iPhone Case. Online. Accessed November 15, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/14/technology/personaltech/review-pad-and-quills-little-pocket-book-iphone-case.html?ref=personaltech&_r=1&

Wingfield, Nick. (2013, November 11). New Consoles on the Way, but Gaming Isn’t the Same. New York Times. Online. Accessed November 15, 2013, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/12/technology/sony-and-microsoft-ready-with-new-game-consoles.html?src=me&_r=

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