9/28/18

The new interface of Movistar + for decos 4K UHD is now available

The new interface of Movistar + for decos 4K UHD is now available




A few days ago Movistar declared that the new interface for SmartTV of Movistar + was already available. Now, the operator continues to incorporate these improvements in other types of devices, in this case, its wired UHD or Smart WiFi decoder available for customers with TV Movistar + by ADSL or Fiber. The new interface is a complete redesign that was available from September 26, for customers in Castilla León and Castilla la Mancha and soon for the rest of the clients with UHD decoder.

Many new features within Movistar +. In addition to the new UHD interface that we will now address, we have news from the other side of the pond that suggests that Netflix will be offered within the Movistar + Premium package. Nor can we forget the new 4K channel in Movistar tests with Formula 1 or the idea of ​​replacing the current decos with a new 4K UHD with Aura in a period between 18 and 24 months.

Movistar reports that it is a huge generational leap after the interface renewals of 2016 and 2017.

Among the novelties, we have the following:

  • Complete redesign of the interface: with a new home (main menu) in which the images of the contents gain more prominence and animations are included in the navigation.
  • Access to last channels seen from the menu: new street with the last watched TV channels that allows the instantaneous preview of the broadcast content.
  • New structure of carousels that allows the discovery of contents in a more agile way and improvements in content collections with easier access to filters.
  • New design of the contents file with a clearer information presentation, action area and additional sections to consult extended information and related contents.
  • New mini-guide of television programs and content player on demand

In relation to the main menu, we now have larger images and animations. What we selected with the control lights up in blue as one of the changes. We have a new street with the last channels seen by the user that allows us to preview the broadcast content of the channel (up to 10 channels will be shown).

The contents carousel now shows the most relevant information without having to enter the file. We have new content tabs with full-screen image content, new iconography on the action buttons and additional sections. The new mini-guide is divided into three areas with the channel, the program or suggestions, and you can navigate through them with the arrow keys.

The video on demand player has also been improved with direct access to configure audio and / or subtitles and view from the start. Also highlight the new search engine with which we will obtain results with covers from the first character and we can search by title, actor, director or by the suggested topics.




Amazon Alexa can whisper and it's a real technical feat

Amazon Alexa can whisper and it's a real technical feat


Amazon Alexa is able to whisper and will soon be able to recognize when the user is whispering instructions to respond in a low voice accordingly. The American giant explains that this new feature is a real technical feat.



Amazon has announced the arrival of a new feature on Alexa. The virtual assistant will be able to recognize if users are whispering, understanding what they are saying and responding by whispering so as not to make too much noise. Previously, Alexa already had the opportunity to murmur but it had to go through the parameters, and most importantly, it does not adapt automatically to the way users speak.

Amazon Alexa starts whispering

As Amazon says in a blog note, the development of this feature is a technical feat. Researcher Zeynab Raeesy explains that "the whispered speech is mostly non-vocal, which means that the vibration of the vocal chords is not involved, and so there is less energy at low frequencies than when normal speech.

Making Alexa understand whispers is therefore a significantly different challenge, both in terms of sound volume and intonation. To achieve this, Amazon's teams were inspired by the short and long-term memory network of the human being.

Whispering makes it possible to use the intelligent assistant even in situations that require silence, whether a baby or someone sleeping next to us for example. Echo speakers and other devices embarking Alexa will answer you by whispering if you do the same. The feature will be deployed in October 2018 in English in the United States and other languages ​​and markets thereafter. Amazon has also recently deployed Alexa Guard to turn its Echo speaker into an alarm center. The AI ​​is still evolving and we wonder if there is something it will not do in the future.





9/1/18

FC Barcelona - Messi's private jet is worth 25M € and can accommodate 14 passengers

FC Barcelona - Messi's private jet is worth 25M € and can accommodate 14 passengers

Lionel Messi travels aboard an Embraer Legacy 650.


Like the Frenchman Paul Pogba, because he also belongs to those rare footballers of the world top, who earn enough money, to own their own private jet. Lionel Messi also, as the highest paid player on the planet, since his record-breaking extension, to nearly 100 million gross euros per season (excluding sponsorship revenues), with FC Barcelona.

Lionel Messi moves in a Embraer Legacy 650 to almost 25M €

That of the Argentinian approach 25 million euros, it is a model Legacy 650 out of the workshops of Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (Embraer), in Brazil. In the range of spacious jets, it is a little over 26 meters long, with a wingspan of 22 meters. It can accommodate up to 14 people on board, plus 2 to 3 cabin crew.



To travel up to 6,000 km in comfort version



Large in volume and large in autonomy, this device can travel up to more than 6,000 km, it allows Lionel Messi to move according to his desires, on the surface of the globe. Out of the trips to be made on the sidelines of FC Barcelona, ​​is understood. Inside a Legacy 650 model, everything is great luxury is very different from a trip in economy class. Leather seats available in bed, sofa, screens on demand, a shower ... are all available on board.


8/31/18

Cristiano Ronaldo, how much does it cost him to insure his big cars?

Cristiano Ronaldo, how much does it cost him to insure his big cars?

Just for this Lamborghini, Cristiano Ronaldo has to pay more than 5,000 euros of annual insurance. 


His image posted on his Instagram account, chest bulging, arms outstretched and head straight in front of his dear Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 made laugh the canvas. He lends himself to mockery, it must be admitted that being, the toy of the striker Real Madrid worth 366.525 euros. And it is not the only one in his garage. But just for this race car bought in 2012 for his birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo must spend annually, 5.333 euros to ensure, according to Arpem, an insurance comparator in Spain.

The Lamborghini that made the web laugh costs more than 5,000 € insurance to Cristiano Ronaldo

that comparator has gone further in its estimation, taking fourteen different models known to belong to the international football star: a Bentley Continental GTC, Aston Martin DB9, a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport, a Koenigsegg CCX, a Rolls-Royce Ghost , a McLaren MP4-12C, a Ferrari F430, a Ferrari 599 GTO, a Maserati GranCabrio, a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Porsche Cayenne Turbo, a Mercedes S65 AMG Coupé, Range Rover Sport SVR in addition to the Lamborghini.



An annual total worth the Porsche Boxster offered to his mom

Added to that, the track record of the driver, including the accident he had at the exit of a tunnel, several years ago, while playing Manchester United; the comparator Arpem then estimates more than 100,000 euros what Cristiano Ronaldo has to pay each year in terms of insurance for his cars.




8/30/18

UEFA Champions League draw - Groups A to H revealed

UEFA Champions League draw - Groups A to H revealed




Barcelona was handed a tough group along with Tottenham and Inter, while Real Madrid will have to face Roma and CSKA Moskva

The groups are set, and now we have to wait three weeks for the UEFA Champions League to start.

The most important club competition in the world will feature some interesting matchups following the draw that took place earlier today. All teams will be gunning to reach the final, which is set to be played on June 1, 2019, at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Here's the full list of groups after tonight's draw.



Spanish giants Atlético and Barcelona will play on the same matchday, as they were drawn in Groups A and B, respectively. Real Madrid will be playing in Group G, after being paired up against Roma, CSKA and Viktoria Plzen.

PSG will have to face Liverpool and Napoli in Group C, which will guarantee a complicated group for the Ligue 1 outfit. Serbian side Crvena Zvezda completes that group. 

Group D seems to be the most relaxed of the bunch, with Lokomotiv, Porto, Schalke and Galatasaray fighting for the spots that grant access to the KO stage.

German giants Bayern München will have to beat former UCL winners Benfica and Ajax, with AEK Athens as the Group E's minnows. Group F will see Manchester City as the main candidate to win, with Shakhtar, Lyon and Hoffenheim battling for the remaining spot in the next stage.

Last, but not least, Juventus and Manchester United will go toe-to-toe for the top spot in Group G. Nevertheless, Valencia's presence could complicate things for either side. Swiss' Young Boys complete the group.




Mediaset Premium does not disappoint subscribers: here is Serie A and Serie B free for everyone

Mediaset Premium does not disappoint subscribers: here is Serie A and Serie B free for everyone


Mediaset Premium is able to not disappoint customers thanks to a new agreement with Perform for access to Serie A and Serie B free of charge, without any kind of contractual rescheduling.




Mediaset Premium manages not to disappoint the subscribers, after having promised the arrival of the Serie A on all television screens, here it is finally keeping the word with a resounding agreement with Perform for the retransmission of the main games of the Italian league, and more.

With a skilful marketing hit, after having been long pointed out as on the brink of the abyss, Mediaset Premium succeeded in that something much pursued in the previous months. The Serie A is safe, with the necessary limitations, but nobody forbids users with an active subscription contract to return to access the games of their favorite team.



Mediaset Premium: Serie A and Serie B are without prejudice, but with due limitations of the case

The Serie A, this year has been divided by time of transmission of the games, and no longer subdividing the football teams between band A and band B. Following a long battle, the acquisition was split between Sky and DAZN. Thanks to the agreement with Perform, Mediaset Premium customers have obtained free access to all DAZN content.

Specifically we talk about 3 games a week of Serie A (Saturday night hours, Sunday at noon and another match) and the entire programming of Serie B.
The viewing of the meetings, however, will not take place directly on the Premium Football or Premium Sport channels, but will require connection to the online streaming platform. As a result, an active data connection will always be required, as well as the use of DAZN applications on smartphones, tablets, notebooks or smart TVs.

We could define a half success, but the positive note is the non-increase in the actual subscriber prices.



Samsung officially presents the new QLED 8K TV with AI Upscaling at IFA 2018

Samsung officially presents the new QLED 8K TV with AI Upscaling at IFA 2018


Samsung has launched in Berlin its new family of high-definition TV that can even reach 8K with QLED technology and much more



Samsung officially presents the new QLED 8K TV with AI Upsca
ling at IFA 2018

Samsung opted for IFA 2018 to launch its new TV series. But these are not usual televisions as the company becomes part of the 8K world.

"We have worked tirelessly over the years to achieve continuous industry-wide innovations in image quality and the introduction of our  QLED 8K TV with Upscaling technology is an essential element for the screens of the future. "

To get images in 8K quality, Samsung Q900R adopts Real 8K Resolution technology, which is able to produce a maximum brightness of 4,000 nit, a standard used in most film studios.




This feature allows the TV to reproduce four times more pixels than 4K UHD models and even 16 times more pixels than Full HD TVs. The Q900R also includes Q HDR 8K, based on HDR10 +, which therefore offers perfect color reproduction for realistic images, just as reality would offer.
The 8K AI Upscaling system of the Q900R model, is nothing more than a proprietary technology that does nothing but rely on artificial intelligence, and is created to increase the quality of both image and sound even more than the characteristics of the TV itself.


In the event that a user finds himself looking at any content that is streaming or perhaps mirrored with low quality, the Quantum Processor 8K process will be able to detect it and perform what is defined as the content upscaling. to view everything with 8K quality. As for the Q900R model, this includes Direct Full Array Elite technology for greater contrast. The TV also also has a 100% color volume, which allows you to play billions of shades.

Cosmote TV goes for Zenterio

Cosmote TV goes for Zenterio







Greece’s Cosmote TV has deployed an advanced set-top box named the Eurobox (KAON NS 2000) using Zenterio OS.
The latter allows Cosmote TV support internet-delivered, on-demand content in addition to live content.
A new feature Cosmote TV offers with the Eurobox is the ability to use a smart remote application. This allows users to control the Cosmote TV STBs from iOS and Android devices via a modern, customised user interface. The application was created by a local partner in Greece.
As part of the upgrade with Zenterio OS, Cosmote TV has also emhanced its VOD store available to subscribers.
Commenting on the development, Jörgen Nilsson, CEO of Zenterio, said: “We know that today’s television viewers are looking for on-demand content, delivered over the internet, along with linear TV.


“Cosmote TV is staying ahead of this trend with the deployment of its new Eurobox powered by Zenterio OS. This project is a great demonstration of our ability to support complex STB deployments, offering Cosmote TV viewers advanced features like search and playback of on-demand and live content using smart remote control functionalities over iOS and Android devices.”


8/29/18

LG shows first 8K OLED TV at IFA

LG shows first 8K OLED TV at IFA



 LG Electronics (LG) is introducing the world’s first 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV at IFA 2018.




The 88-inch 8K LG OLED TV features over 33 million self-emitting pixels to produce the unmatched contrast ratio and true blacks that define OLED TV’s iconic picture quality.

With OLED TV shipments in the market expected to double in 2018 and reach over nine million units by 2022, LG will continue to increase the OLED share in its premium TV portfolio and drive large scale consumer adoption of OLED TVs. While the 8K TV market is still in its infancy, it is expected to grow to more than five million units by 2022 and LG is committed to leading the ultra-premium market with its 8K OLED TV technology.



Despite advancements in LCD field, OLED has been often referred to as the “next-generation display technology” because it emits its own light, eliminating the need for any kind of backlighting. This allows for state-of-art TVs which redefine both the picture quality and the product design. Not only was LG able to pioneer such technologies, but it was also able to successfully market them.

“LG’s first 8K OLED TV is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology” said Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company.

“4K OLED played a major role in reshaping TV industry and LG is confident that 8K OLED will do the same.”





2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw: live stream, time, date, criteria

2018/19 UEFA Champions League group stage draw: live stream, time, date, criteria

Where to watch UCL group stage draw


BEFORE THE NEW SEASON OF EUROPE'S ELITE CLUB COMPETITION KICKS OFF, ALL EIGHT GROUPS MUST BE DECIDED IN AN EVENT IN MONACO.


The Champions League is right around the corner, but before that comes the group-stage draw for the 2018/19 season. In this event, the 32 teams competing in the tournament will be split into eight groups where they will battle it out for a spot in the knockout round.
All the participants will be split into one of four pots, with the defending European champions and league holders being placed in pot 1. Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming draw.

When and where?

In Monaco on Thursday, 30 August

What time?

The draw is scheduled to begin at  15:30 GMT

Who are participating in this season's Champions League?

Since the playoffs are due to wrap up on Tuesday and Wednesday, a few spots are up for grabs. Here are that teams that you will see in the 2018/19 season.
  • England: Man City, Tottenham, Man United, Liverpool
  • Spain: Real Madrid, Atlético, Barcelona, Valencia
  • Germany: Bayern Munich, BVB, Schalke, Hoffenheim 
  • Italy: Juventus, Napoli, Roma, Inter Milan
  • France: PSG, Lyon, Monaco
  • Russia: Lokomotiv Moskva, CSKA Moskva
  • Portugal: Porto 
  • Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Turkey: Galatasaray
  • Belgium: Club Brugge
  • Czech Republic: Viktoria Plzeň


What are the pots?

  • Pot one: Real Madrid, Atletico, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Man City, Juventus, PSG, Lokomotiv Moskva. 
  • Pot two: BVB, Porto, Man United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Napoli, Tottenham, Roma.
  • Pot three: Schalke, Lyon, Monaco, CSKA Moskva.
  • Pot four: Club Brugge, Galatasaray, Inter Milan, Hoffenheim.
*Liverpool, Valencia and Viktoria Plzeň's pot will be revealed when the playoffs end.

What are the rules for the draw?

Only one team from each pot will be placed in one group. Also, two teams from the same league cannot be put in the same league.


International Coverage:

Australia: Optus Sport
Canada: DAZN Canada
Ireland: BT Sport LiveBT Sport 2
United Kingdom: BT Sport LiveBT Sport 2
United States: fuboTVUnivision Deportes USABleacher Report Live