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Is Ultron inevitable? PBS video explores whether AI is out to get us

There's been a lot of talk lately about artificial intelligence, with the likes of Bill Gates, Elon Musk and even Stephen Hawking expressing concern that smart machines will turn on us. Are they right?

By April 24, 2015


Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV

Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.

By June 2, 2015


Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' coming to Amazon Instant 4K, PBS

​If you're a fan of Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett or changing outfits every three minutes, 'Cheek to Cheek Live' will be televised on PBS tonight, and on Amazon Instant 4K later in the year.

By October 24, 2014


BBC to launch Netflix-style streaming service in US

The British are coming! Get ready to discover quality programming from across the pond with a new streaming service from the British Broadcasting Corporation.

By September 18, 2015


New human ancestor discovered in Africa: 'Tiny brain, curved fingers'

The only thing that may be harder than extracting ancient fossils of the latest piece of our evolutionary puzzle may be figuring out exactly how our new relatives fit into the human story.

By September 10, 2015


Just how big is a blue whale's heart? See for yourself

The PBS and BBC One series "Big Blue Live" offers a close look at a blue whale's massive ticker. Just be thankful YouTube doesn't have a virtual smell feature...for now.

By August 21, 2015


Blue whale shows great comedic timing in this video

A clip from an upcoming live BBC and PBS show called "Big Blue Live" captures footage of a blue whale at the most hilarious time possible. Can a whale get a rimshot up in here?

By August 19, 2015


Landscape of no fear: Sea turtles don't avoid hungry tiger sharks the way you'd think

Sea turtles don't alter their movements to avoid shark attacks, researchers find, which means sea turtles are tougher than most of us.

By July 28, 2015


Sling TV: Everything you need to know

Sling TV is a new $20-per-month live TV package with 16 channels, including ESPN, AMC, TNT, CNN, History, HDTV and the Disney Channel. How does it work, how can you get it -- and will it let you quit cable?

By January 20, 2015


Video showing how to launch a nuke is equally captivating and chilling

Physicist Derek Muller walks through the process by which one of the world's most destructive forces could have been unleashed. It's frighteningly simple.

By July 28, 2015