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

Fed up with your dumb "Smart TV?" Tired of waiting for your console to boot up just so you can watch Netflix? Lookng for a cheap tech gift? There are plenty of reasons to get a new dedicated video streamer. We'll help you choose one.

By November 5, 2015


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


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


What you can watch on the new Apple TV -- and how it compares to Roku, Fire TV and Chromecast

The new Apple TV is finally available. Here's everything you can watch on it so far, from Netflix to HBO Now to everything in between -- and how it compares to what's available on other leading video streamers.

By October 28, 2015


Mysterious 'Sherlock' Victorian special gets title and release date

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman return as Holmes and Watson in "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride," to air on January 1, 2016, in the US and UK, and in select theaters worldwide.

By October 25, 2015


TV for people who use their minds: Why losing 'MythBusters' won't be easy

Commentary: The popular series will say goodbye in 2016. CNET's Bonnie Burton, a longtime fan and science nerd, explains why she's "already feeling empty inside" -- and why TV will never be the same.

By October 23, 2015


Apple fishes for apps for updated Apple TV

The company wants to stock up on games and other apps for the streaming-media box, which launches next week.

By October 22, 2015


New trailer for the 'Sherlock' Victorian Special reveals more clues

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Holmes and Watson, as the pair stumbles upon a murder shrouded in mystery and fog in Victorian London.

By October 7, 2015


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