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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

Social Q’s: How Do I Get Off the Mailing List ... of a Family Member?

Also: a co-worker who hugs; a longtime best friend who wants a (big) loan; and a graduation announcement after a long silence.

Tech Tip: Trading in a Briefcase for a Drive in the Sky

The old Windows Briefcase tool for syncing files has been retired, but you can still keep your files up-to-date, with or without the web.

Virtual Reality Is a Disappointment? Not in the World of Video Gamers

The video gaming industry continues to pour money and resources into virtual reality, cementing its development and advancement.

Tech Fix: What You Need to Know About the New Uber

The company has been dogged by scandal for months. One response: changes to its all-important app.

Tech We're Using: The Tech That Our Security Experts Use to Be Digitally Secure

The Times’s security experts suggest keeping all software up to date and using two-factor authentication and password managers to protect your privacy.
 

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

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Top Tech News

Uber’s next CEO faces 3 big challenges

Uber’s next CEO faces 3 big challenges Uber's next CEO will have a a lot work cut out for him or her.


Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks

Why Apple would need to use ex-NSA workers to stop leaks Apple is using ex-NSA, FBI and military workers to help put an end to company leaks.


Here’s who could lead Uber out of its scandals

Here’s who could lead Uber out of its scandals Uber's looking for a chief operating officer to revamp the company. Here's a look at some of the contenders.


Nintendo's 'Arms' is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayer

Nintendo's 'Arms' is a whimsical fighter with wonderful multiplayer Nintendo's 'Arms' is exciting, fast-paced action, but it's single-player mode could use more depth.


The top 10 games of E3 2017

The top 10 games of E3 2017 The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few days of fancy media briefings) of digital insanity, and game makers of all shapes and sizes delivered enough gaming goodness to last a lifetime — or at least until the holidays.


These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expo

These are the coolest VR games at the world's biggest video game expo Virtual reality might be stalled, but E3 2017 proved there's still plenty of life left for the medium.


Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback

Microsoft's new Surface Pro is a powerful machine with a slight drawback Microsoft's new Surface Pro is an excellent 2-in-1 laptop-tablet device with a ton of power and battery life.


Nintendo shows off new 'Super Mario Odyssey' and more at E3 2017

Nintendo shows off new 'Super Mario Odyssey' and more at E3 2017 Nintendo's E3 2017 event brought us 'Super Mario Odyssey,' but little in the way of third-party games.


Pogue's Basics: Operate the Windows Ribbon from the keyboard

Pogue's Basics: Operate the Windows Ribbon from the keyboard The Windows 10 Ribbon is supposed to enhance your efficiency by putting every conceivable command in one place, with nothing hidden. But how efficient is a tool that requires mousing?


Microsoft's new Xbox One X is a beast, but faces an uphill battle

Microsoft's new Xbox One X is a beast, but faces an uphill battle Microsoft's Xbox One X is a powerful console, but faces stiff competition from Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro and Nintendo's Switch.


 
 
 

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