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Microsoft's new Windows phones: They'll have to do for now

Even Microsoft can't decide whether Windows is relevant in the smartphone world.<p>Since its Windows Phone mobile operating system launched in 2010, Microsoft has pinned its hopes on devices running the software. Just wait until Windows Phone 7, the company said years back in regards to its mobile …

Windows Phone

Intelligent machines: Will we accept robot revolution?

<b>Would you share your home with a robot or work side by side with one? People are starting to do both, which has put the relationship we have with them under the spotlight and exposed both our love and fear of the machines that are increasingly becoming a crucial part of our lives.</b><p>In Japan they grow …

Android TV Gets HBO, Showtime, CBS, Disney And More

As the definition of “watching TV” moves further away from meaning “paying for cable,” a number of major tech companies, including Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku and others, are angling to make their streaming media player the connected TV box of choice for those cutting the cord. Google actually has …

25 Clever Homemade Halloween Costumes Based On TV Shows

PICKLE RICK!!! (<i>Rick and Morty</i>) by Doc Cane Cosplay.<p>We’re sharing Halloween costumes all month — we’ve got your inexpensive DIY costumes and Pennywise from <i>It</i>. This next batch is for the binge watchers. Some of these would be easy to replicate, but for some, like the PICKLE RICK!!! above, we can’t …

Rick and Morty

Amazon to stop selling rival streaming devices made by Google and Apple

Internet retailer says removing products that do not work with its TV service will avoid 'customer confusion'<p>Amazon.com will stop selling media streaming devices from Google and Apple that aren’t easily compatible with its video service, the latest example of the company using its clout to promote …

Asus joins Samsung, Sony, and Dell in bundling Microsoft apps on Android

At a time when Google's tight grip over Android is arousing interest from antitrust regulators, Microsoft is doing a pretty good job of getting its services onto its competitor's platform. In a joint statement with Asus on Thursday, Microsoft revealed it has expanded a patent-licensing deal with …

Android News

Google created this company only to destroy it

This change took a lot of behind-the-scenes financial wizardry: A US Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Friday shows that Google created a company called Maple Technologies Inc. ... only to destroy it once the changeover to Alphabet was done.<p>Reading the SEC document too closely will …

New York Jets NFL team ship 350 toilet rolls to London

<b>The New York Jets shipped their own toilet paper to London for their clash with the Miami Dolphins, as they were warned British paper was "very thin".</b><p>New York Times sports reporter Ben Shpigel was writing an article about the logistics of bringing the NFL team over and obtained the shipping list.<p>It …

The Worst Plays in NFL History

You’ve seen Brandon Marshall’s blunder from last weekend by now. Marshall’s bizarre lateral attempt flummoxed even those Jets fans most seasoned in …

With concussion, Cowboys' Jeremy Mincey won't make same decision again

IRVING, Texas -- Jeremy Mincey will return to his right defensive end spot Sunday for the Dallas Cowboys. He was able to take part in a full practice …

Don't cross the streams: Why you should wait before buying a video streamer

We're at peak levels of television, people. Another fall season during the golden age of TV is upon us, and with it a bounty of new stuff to watch from both traditional broadcasters and streaming outlets like Netflix and Amazon.<p>There's also more ways than ever to watch it. So what spanking new …

Smart TV

All Blog Posts

The new era of video production and delivery is upon us.<p>Digital Video Playout, ott, video, metadata, Metadata Management, video metadata, workflow, …

buried alive

Project info<p>There is a clear sympathy for the plight of the blind man; a man with no hands elicits our heart felt compassion and the cry of the deaf mute is heard however faint. But we always weigh our sympathy for the fat man.<br>A person suffering from morbid obesity is less deserving of our sympathy …

Mind

AT&T To Sprint, T-Mobile: Wi-Fi Calling Violates Federal Rules

The fight over using smartphones to make Wi-Fi-enabled telephone calls just entered the unexpected area of disability rights. AT&T has accused rival carriers T-Mobile and Sprint of violating rules set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which require wireless services to accommodate …

Net Neutrality

Blackphone 2 protects you from snooping governments and hackers

You're alone at a decrepit bus stop, just outside of town. Rain is pouring, and you're waiting. Finally, your phone buzzes: It's the coordinates. …

One billion Android smartphones can be hacked with just a song

Second coming of Stagefright vulnerability discovered by researchers can infect almost every Android smartphone on the planet<p>A billion Android smartphones and tablets are at risk from a new bug that can infect devices when they preview audio or video files, a team of security experts have …

Google Acquires Jibe Mobile To Help Adopt New Standard For Carrier Messaging

Today, Google announced that it will be adopting a new standard for carrier messaging called Rich Communications Services (RCS), thus eventually moving on from SMS. The company also announced the acquisition of Jibe Mobile to help bring RCS to its Android products.<p>Here’s what Mike Dodd, Android RCS …

newstandard

Wireless charging startup uBeam gets serious

26-year-old Meredith Perry has big ambitions to roll out the first truly wireless charging device. And now she has two experienced new executives to …

Microsoft to open flagship store in New York on October 26

Microsoft will open the doors to its first flagship Microsoft Store in New York on October 26.<p>The new Manhattan store, located at 677 Fifth Avenue, is just a few blocks from Apple's Fifth Avenue store. The 22,269-square-foot location will be the "premier venue to learn about, experience and shop" …

Windows 10

Rex Ryan says the Patriots were 'clearly trying to embarrass' the Bills

Rex Ryan still doesn't appear to be over the Bills' loss to the Patriots earlier this season.<p><b>NFL picks: SportsLine Picks | Against the Spread |</b> …

TiVo Bolt review: Watching TV faster

Of course, TiVo is a hybrid box that’s for people who want both cable and streaming shows, at a time when more people are shunning cable. But it’ll be a long time before cable is truly abandoned, and lots of people will be happy that the company is making it easier to watch.<p>In my tests, over the …

TiVo

This Might Be The Weirdest Deodorant Alternative Ever

<b>By Kristie Dash, Allure</b><p><i>(Photo: Romulo A Yanes)</i><p>Have you ever walked into a bar and then realized you completely forgot to apply deodorant before you left the house? Here's a really weird, kind of awesome solution: alcohol. And no, that's not just because it can dull the senses. In fact, you don't …

Netflix-Style Magazine App Next Issue Relaunches As Texture

Next Issue, the publisher-backed subscription service offering unlimited access to 160 magazines, is launching a revamped app with new features and a new name — Texture.<p>A joint venture from publishers Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corp. and Time Inc., Next Issue launched more than three years …