Profile

Cover photo
Alex James Tretbar
Works at Digital Trends
Attended University of Kansas
84 followers|27,847 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos+1's

Stream

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
The company's Free-Form Display is an LCD screen can be shaped to fit in your car's dashboard, smartwatches, and just about anything else.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
Twin Peaks is making its way back to the small screen, with new episodes set to premiere on Showtime in 2016.
1
1
Skyler Brown's profile photo
 
Just started watching this show.. lynch is a mad man. haha
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
DirecTV and the NFL agreed yesterday to extend and expand the satellite provider's exclusive rights to carry NFL Sunday Ticket in a multi-year agreement.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
The Firefox OS-powered dongle, dubbed "Matchstick," could end up bringing significant new competition to the streaming market.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
The service has a slew of additions, new and old, for October, including a handful of Halloween-oriented options for chill-and thrill-seekers.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
During the second quarter of 2014, U.S. Netflix subscribers streamed 5.1 billion hours of content, among expanding viewership overseas.
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
476 people
Have him in circles
84 people
Janet Johnston's profile photo
Joe Cronemeyer's profile photo
Kaitlin Brennan's profile photo
John Tretbar's profile photo
Marika Knapp's profile photo
Brian Miller's profile photo
Marlon Gungon's profile photo
AL Corona Jr's profile photo
Alex Witherspoon's profile photo

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
The NBA announced today that it signed long-term agreements with Disney and Turner Broadcasting System, including a new online service for live games.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
CERN posted a video with scientists and engineers performing music based on the sonification of data obtained during the 2010-2013 Large Hadron Collider run.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
Comcast announced today that it has premiered outside-the-home, cloud-based streaming to its X1 DVR customers in Houston and the San Francisco Bay Area.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
TiVo has made a long-awaited update to its Android app that allows users to stream both recorded and live TV directly to their Android mobile devices.
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
Netflix locks down another period piece to add to its war chest, inking rights to the critically acclaimed U.K. gangster drama, "Peaky Blinders."
1
Add a comment...

Alex James Tretbar

Shared publicly  - 
 
The album will be the 15th full-length recording released by the band since its first, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,' was released almost 50 years ago.
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
476 people
Have him in circles
84 people
Janet Johnston's profile photo
Joe Cronemeyer's profile photo
Kaitlin Brennan's profile photo
John Tretbar's profile photo
Marika Knapp's profile photo
Brian Miller's profile photo
Marlon Gungon's profile photo
AL Corona Jr's profile photo
Alex Witherspoon's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Journalist // Musician // Writer
Skills
writing, editing, electric bass, saxophone
Employment
  • Digital Trends
    Editorial Intern, 2014 - present
    www.digitaltrends.com
  • Sosland Publishing
    Staff Writer (Bake Magazine), 2013 - 2013
  • KJHK 90.7 FM
    Station Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • University Daily Kansan
    Copy Editor, 2010 - 2010
  • Jayplay
    Entertainment Writer / Album Reviewer, 2012 - 2012
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
BIG AL
Story
Tagline
Midwest--PNW transplant
Introduction
Alex Tretbar is an avid science fiction reader, electric bass and saxophone player, runner, writer, editor, was the team captain for his high school tennis squad, and is a tech-obsessor who was raised on EverQuest. A Kansas native born in Wichita, Alex graduated with two bachelor's degrees in Journalism and English from the University of Kansas. He played in a number of bands during college and wrote/edited for a variety of campus and local media, working as Station Manager for the local college radio station, KJHK 90.7 FM. After traveling along the West Coast and meeting his bride-to-be, Alex finally settled in the Portland area, answering the Pacific Northwest calling that has pulled at him for many years.
Bragging rights
I.B. Diploma (International Baccalaureate)
Education
  • University of Kansas
    Journalism & English, 2008 - 2012
Alex James Tretbar's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Sharp’s Free Form LCDs break out of the box to fit in car dashboards, sm...
www.digitaltrends.com

The company's Free-Form Display is an LCD screen can be shaped to fit in your car's dashboard, smartwatches, and just about anything else.

ESPN seals new NBA deal to offer live regular season games online
www.digitaltrends.com

The NBA announced today that it signed long-term agreements with Disney and Turner Broadcasting System, including a new online service for l

‘Twin Peaks’ to make its unsettling return to TV on Showtime in 2016
www.digitaltrends.com

Twin Peaks is making its way back to the small screen, with new episodes set to premiere on Showtime in 2016.

Scientists ‘sonify’ Higgs boson data into gorgeous piece of chamber music
www.digitaltrends.com

CERN posted a video with scientists and engineers performing music based on the sonification of data obtained during the 2010-2013 Large Had

‘Orange’ is the new red: Netflix to land in cable boxes of France’s top ...
www.digitaltrends.com

The CEO for the largest French service provider, Orange, announced that the company has reached an agreement with Netflix to distribute its

DirecTV cements renewal of NFL Sunday Ticket contract, removes hurdle fo...
www.digitaltrends.com

DirecTV and the NFL agreed yesterday to extend and expand the satellite provider's exclusive rights to carry NFL Sunday Ticket in a multi-ye

San Francisco and Houston get on-the-go mobile streaming for Comcast’s X...
www.digitaltrends.com

Comcast announced today that it has premiered outside-the-home, cloud-based streaming to its X1 DVR customers in Houston and the San Francis

A new challenger appears: Firefox-powered ‘Matchstick’ aims to take a sh...
www.digitaltrends.com

The Firefox OS-powered dongle, dubbed "Matchstick," could end up bringing significant new competition to the streaming market.

TiVo finally invites Android users to the party, updates Android app for...
www.digitaltrends.com

TiVo has made a long-awaited update to its Android app that allows users to stream both recorded and live TV directly to their Android mobil

Netflix in October: what’s new on the docket for your streaming pleasure
www.digitaltrends.com

The service has a slew of additions, new and old, for October, including a handful of Halloween-oriented options for chill-and thrill-seeker

Netflix acquires UK period gangster series ‘Peaky Blinders’
www.digitaltrends.com

Netflix locks down another period piece to add to its war chest, inking rights to the critically acclaimed U.K. gangster drama, "Peaky Blind

Couch salesmen rejoice: U.S. Netflix users streamed 5.1 billion hours in...
www.digitaltrends.com

During the second quarter of 2014, U.S. Netflix subscribers streamed 5.1 billion hours of content, among expanding viewership overseas.

Pink Floyd to release new-ish album ‘The Endless River’ Nov. 10
www.digitaltrends.com

The album will be the 15th full-length recording released by the band since its first, 'The Piper at the Gates of Dawn,' was released almost

Samsung’s new Ryder Cup app for its smart TVs brings viewers closer to t...
www.digitaltrends.com

Samsung has collaborated with Turner Sports and the Professional Golfers' Association to develop the Ryder Cup TV app exclusively for Samsun

AMC nabs rights to new android-based sci-fi drama ‘Humans’
www.digitaltrends.com

AMC is close to concluding a deal that would allow it to acquire domestic rights to the upcoming sci-fi drama 'Humans.'

All your burning questions about Neil Young’s PonoPlayer, answered
www.digitaltrends.com

Will it work with iTunes? Do the files have DRM? How big is it? As the PonoPlayer nears release, we put your most burning questions to Rick

Netflix could top 100 million international subscribers by 2020
www.digitaltrends.com

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings revealed last week that the over-the-top (OTT) streaming service is aiming to penetrate one-third of international

PlayStation TV launch set for October 2014 with 700 games in tow
www.digitaltrends.com

PlayStation TV, Sony's answer to media streaming devices like Roku, will have nearly 700 games available to stream at its impending launch o

Velodyne’s CES 2015 trip to be full of revamps and reveals
www.digitaltrends.com

CES, the Consumer Electronics Show, is still more than three months away, but we already have our first peeks at some of the stuff we may se

Apple, U2 collaborating on secretive new ‘digital music format’
www.digitaltrends.com

U2 frontman and songwriter Bono revealed this week that he and his band are collaborating with Apple on "a new digital music format," accord