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I know from all the financial ads on TV that you like to plan your portfolio well in advance.
Might I therefore suggest that you keep a vast stack of money for the vacation of several lifetimes in the early summer of 2032?
You see, I don't want to alarm you excessively, but the world might end in August 2032.
Yes, the chances are small -- perhaps 1 in 63,000. But, as they say in lottery ads, you never know.
My mildly alarmist tone comes from hearing that scientists at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in the Ukraine have … Read more
Will the long-rumored Apple TV refresh finally make an appearance at Apple's October 22 event?
Speculation is running wild Friday after Amazon France and Amazon Germany both indicated that Apple TV units were unavailable and would not be replenished until October 23 -- a day after an Apple event that's expected to bring new iPads, among other things. Amazon US, meanwhile, still has Apple TV units available, as does Apple's own online store. Amazon France was updated with Apple TV stock, but it's being sold through a third-party and not Amazon.CNET's live coverage of Apple's October 22 event … Read more
Let me be clear: the Xfinity TV X1 Remote app for iOS will not replace the XR2 remote that accompanies the X1 cable box. The app, however, offers a couple of features that may have you keeping your iPhone resting on your coffee table next to your cable remote.
The X1 Remote app has three primary screens. The first screen features four arrow buttons and an OK button for navigating the onscreen guide and menus. Swipe to the left for the second and third screens, which feature a number pad and playback controls, respectively. A static row with three buttons … Read more
The product, model No. GX-SM530CF, includes more than 100 smart TV apps such as Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Vudu, and YouTube. It also allows viewers to access live cable content without having to pay the expensive monthly rental fees associated with a cable box.
The media player will retail for $149.99 and will be available October 23.
I've been living with the Xfinity X1 box for about a week now and have some tips to disseminate regarding setting up the device. Before getting into the X1's settings, I would first direct you to a code to program a 30-second skip button on the XR2 remote that comes with the X1 box.
Now, onto some settings to investigate and tweak on the X1 box itself. To access settings, press the Xfinity button on your remote and arrow over to the gear icon from the top row of menu options.
In the first section, Device Settings, there … Read more
"Doctor Who" fans in every dimension will be happy to see this first set of photos from the show's 50th anniversary special.
The BBC unveiled six pictures from "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor" on Tuesday, showing current (but soon departing) Doctor Matt Smith, previous Doctor David Tennant, John Hurt, Jenna Coleman, and others.
"'The Day of the Doctor' is nearly here!" Smith said. "Hope you all enjoy. There's lots more coming your way, as the countdown to the 50th begins now." … Read more
All but one episode in Season 5 included one of our Future Tech installments. However, our favorite of the bunch got … Read more
Special editions are just that -- special.
Which means you can't have one, but Conan O'Brien can. Because Conan has connections, while you merely have conniptions.
Conan, though, is a modest sort. He didn't want you to know. Until, that is, a pesky viewer with the handle "4893McLovin" insisted that he merely had some sort of awful, black plastic-backed iPhone 3G or 3GS.
McLovin's evidence was based on Conan's recent exposition of what happens when you download iOS 7.
I find the rotting undead far more frightening to look at than a defensive lineman or a naked private part.
I may, therefore, have been one of the fourteen (Technically Incorrect estimate) people who missed the premiere of AMC's "The Walking Dead."
However, Microsoft decided not to miss the opportunity of heralding this show's return. So it presented an ad dedicated to its at-oneness with Zombiefication.… Read more