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Introduction from Brian Mahony, CEO Trender Research, Inc.
Welcome to Trender Research! Trender Research is a market research and consulting firm that covers the use of technology-based devices and services by everyday people. Trender Research is dedicated to capturing the voice of not just the technically adept, but demographic groups that are often overlooked by established market research firms and the developers of new gadgets and services--- read more...

Personal Technology News

A 19-Year-Old Just Built the First Fingerprint-Reading Smart Gun

Geoffrey A. Fowler takes an exclusive look at the only handgun that unlocks like an iPhone.

Google Pixel Review: The Android iPhone You've Been Waiting For

Yanking a page from Apple’s playbook, Google has created the best Android phone, Joanna Stern says.

An Internet-Powered Beer-Making Robot…What Could Go Wrong?

What ales the robotic kitchen? Geoffrey A. Fowler journeys into the dark heart of computerized homebrewing with PicoBrew, an Internet-connected beer maker.

This Cozmo Robot Could Be Your New Best Friend

Cozmo’s looks are deceiving. This cute, plastic toy tractor may look run of the mill, but when it springs to life, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen.

You Can Now Endorse Your Favorite Candidates on Facebook

Facebook now has a news-feed feature that allows users to formally “endorse” a presidential candidate.

Tech News

Tech Tip: Preparing for the Jump to a New Operating System

If you have decided to switch from PC to Mac (or vice versa), Apple, Microsoft and other software makers can make the transfer process easier than you might think.

Burundi Robotics Team Vanishes After U.S. Competition

The police say foul play is not suspected in the disappearance of six students from the violence-plagued country. Two were reported seen in Canada.

Laptop Ban on Planes Is Lifted, U.S. Officials Confirm

The Homeland Security Department said the prohibition, imposed in March, was no longer needed because airlines had complied with new security rules.

Tech Tip: Finding the Date on a Map Image

The Street View feature of Google Maps stitches together 360-degree photos of a location, and there is a way to see when an image was created.

Tech We’re Using: Going Low-Tech to Solve Everyday High-Tech Problems

What technology does our personal tech columnist use to solve readers’ everyday frustrations with gadgets, gear and apps?
 

Blog Posts

The Vast TV Watching Opportunities

Growing up in the 90s, if i wanted to watch cable tv I was limited to x amount of channels. I truly had to make do with what I had. But now the possibilities are endless. Cable tv now provides you with thousands of channels and even that seems to not be enough. If thats not enough we now have countless services to watch any type of show or movie. Amazon video, Netflix, Hulu just to name a few. Our tv possibilities are simply endless at this point. We can instantly watch shows we've missed…

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Posted by Eugene Idelchik on June 6, 2017 at 2:03pm

My Escape

I work 6-7 days a week running a funeral home. The nature of the business paired with it being your own small business can be highly stressful. Nothing is more sacred to me than being able to unwind and watch some tv. I am a true lover of the television. I have so many shows over various genres and networks that I follow religiously. Coming home after a long and crazy day, all I want is to lay down on the couch with a beer and binge watch my shows. That is my day to day stress relief.…

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Posted by Eugene Idelchik on June 6, 2017 at 1:56pm

True V.R.

My favorite subjects back in school were Literature/History and Technology.  Both these subjects really allow one to express in written form ideas that can turn something considered rather small into something big.  Technology on the other hand, takes these ideas and helps shape it in the physical, material world.  After all, technology (even in its rudimentary form) was, and still is, a way and means that gave shape and form to abundance and prosperity (in the right hands of…

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Posted by Savio Clemente on June 4, 2017 at 1:11pm

Swimming UpStream

Problems.  They seem to be everywhere.  From personal to business it permeates all our lives.  The Buddha posited, that "all human activity eventually ends in suffering."  All the great self-authors of our day would tell you that problems can't all be eliminated, but they can certainly be managed.  In a sea of activity from work, appointments, to the daily stresses of our lives, one thing is most absolutely certain, we as humans love to be entertained. 

For me, this runs the gamut…

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Posted by Savio Clemente on June 4, 2017 at 1:04pm

Is your OTT Content Management System (CMS) Scaleable and Future-Proof?

http://www.schange.com/cms-scope

If you are a product manager, operations person, or strategist involved in defining or managing your company’s content management system (CMS) for OTT, you’re going to love this next white paper I just read (“Changing for Good, Part 2: Defining the Scope of a New…

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Posted by Brian Mahony on January 18, 2017 at 2:00pm

Why You Still Need Broadcasting Best Practices to Successfully Deliver OTT Live Sports and Events

http://www.endavomedia.com/whitepapers/ott-sports



I am continuing in my goal to read ten OTT white papers by the end of the year. This week’s is one of my favorites. I like pieces that combine hands-on experience with practical advice.…

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Posted by Brian Mahony on November 15, 2016 at 12:00pm

Current Trends and Business Model Implications for Broadcasters, MVPDs, and OTT Providers

 http://www.schange.com/cms-landscape

I’m on a tear to read a white paper a week for the remaining 10 weeks of the year. I’ll be sharing some of the better ones with…

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Posted by Brian Mahony on October 12, 2016 at 3:30pm

The Emerging WYN-WYN Network

By Kurt Michel, Sr. Marketing Director, IneoQuest Technologies

If you were to envision the “perfect” network, how would you describe it? What would be the…

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Posted by Brian Mahony on October 6, 2016 at 9:49pm

The Evolution of OTT

By Stuart Newton, VP of Corporate Strategy, IneoQuest

 http://bit.ly/2d8gIdX…

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Posted by Brian Mahony on October 5, 2016 at 7:00pm

Service Provider News

Internet Bug Bounty Raises New Funding to Improve Open-Source Security

A bug bounty program that provides cash rewards for security researchers who responsibly disclose open-source code vulnerabilities gets new money from Facebook, the Ford Foundation and GitHub.

Microsoft Mints New Fortunes in the Cloud

Strong sales of Microsoft's cloud offerings turn Azure into a nearly $19 billion a year business.

How Intel’s Core X CPUs Will Bring New Power to Computer Designs

Intel's Core i7 processors have been on the market for nearly a decade. Now Intel says the Core i9 will raise the computing power bar for many types of computer designs.

Oracle Patches 308 Vulnerabilities in July Critical Patch Update

The Oracle July Critical Patch Update is the largest ever for the technology giant, which fixed 308 flaws across its software portfolio.

10 Boutique PC Makers Deliver Desktop Alternatives to Big-Name Brands

Boutique PC makers produce some of the best quality desktops on the market that can serve are fine alternatives to the big-name brands. Here are 10 of the best.

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