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
The Canadian government is trying to change the way cable providers offer their programming, according to a Reuters report.
Canada's industry minister announced on Sunday that cable and satellite television providers soon will be required to offer individual channels to customers, rather than bundles that force customers to pay for channels they don't watch, according to reportedReuters.
The move flies in the face of how many cable and satellite providers offer their programming, which forces customers into packages that can include hundreds of channels. The Canadian government's idea is to allow customers to buy only the … Read more
Oh, look, this shutdown's not a big deal, is it?
We can do without a few national parks for a while. It'll let the grass grow and the animals run wild without interruptions from humans.
And then there's NASA. Honestly, is it really necessary? Space? We've been there. We've done that.
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" isn't quite so convinced. So it wondered what would have happened had the troubling events of "Gravity" occurred during, say, the government shutdown.… Read more
Television broadcasters Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to get involved in their fight against Aereo, the online service that streams their over-the-air programming to its paying members.
Aereo, which is backed by IAC Chairman Barry Diller, uses tiny individual antennas to let consumers watch live, local broadcasts on some Internet-connected devices and store shows in a cloud-based DVR. Television giants including Disney's ABC, CBS (the parent of CNET), Fox, and Comcast's NBCUniversal sued Aereo, alleging that the service violates their copyrights and that Aereo must pay them.
In the petition Friday, the broadcasters asked the court to … Read more
Google TV will soon give up on separate branding and going all-in with its operating system by renaming itself Android TV.
The television-specific, media-focused version of Android has lay more or less fallow since it received its Honeycomb upgrade in 2011. There's no word if or when Google is planning on upgrading Google TV from its current Android 3.2, but Google developers and hardware partners have begun to drop use of the "Google TV" moniker in favor of "Android TV," reports GigaOm.
The rebranding isn't surprising, considering that Google told CNET after the … Read more
This is one feature many users will welcome, but for others it's something they'll want to keep off. Automatic software updates are convenient in that you don't have to keep tabs on when new software is available and remember to install it. But this can pose a problem when new software doesn't work as it should, which recently happened with Apple and the Apple TV. After the most recent update many users were complaining of a bricked device, so the update was pulled until Apple could resolve the issues.
With that in mind, you'll want … Read more
Another day, another district, another broadcaster fails to halt Aereo's operations.
In US District Court in the District of Massachusetts, Judge Nathaniel Gorton has denied a motion by Hearst and its Boston broadcast TV station, WCVB, for a preliminary injunction against Aereo.
"Hearst has not demonstrated a sufficient likelihood of success on the merits nor the requisite irreparable harm," Gorton said in an ruling dated Tuesday.
As Twitter edges closer to its IPO, the pressure is on not just to maximize revenue, but to demonstrate that it still has a lot of growth potential.
That is surely one of the key drivers behind Twitter's recent spate of partnerships with TV networks and other providers of compelling video. Already, the company has inked pacts to embed tweets with video from A-list partners like the NFL, ESPN, CNET parent CBS, and the NBA. And Wednesday, it announced perhaps the most ambitious TV gambit yet, a deal that lets Twitter serve as a front end for a wide … Read more