Bug report: 4K iPlayer on the Amazon Fire Stick

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BBC video with debug information on it.

Technology never works right. And video technology never works right even harder. The Amazon 4K Fire Stick is a pretty cool bit of kit. It’s an Android device which can push 4K HDR video with surround sound to your TV. But, like any technology, it’s buggy. Here’s the bug report I’ve tried to send to…

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HDCP is ridiculously annoying – DRM sucks for consumers

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TV showing error message.

I decided to treat myself to an upgraded home cinema experience. But mandatory copy-protection has meant I’ve spend the weekend trying and failing to get things working, rather than watching glorious 4K HDR 10 bit movies. Here’s the problem: Why am I getting the error “This content can not be displayed because your TV does…

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This Photo Symbolises Everything Wrong With The N8

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So much has already been written about the N8’s atrocious software. It’s a popular (and fair) stick to beat Nokia and Symbian with. One thing that is always mentioned is how amazing the hardware is. I disagree. The hardware is as poor as the software. I think this picture symbolises that problem. The N8 has…

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