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Test Your Speed Reading Skills with Honda Ad

Honda's "Keep Up" ads challenge your speed reading skills with three versions that encourage you to "push yourself" to understand the words as they …

HBO Now stand-alone service shakes up TV industry

The Apple Watch stole the spotlight at the tech company's media extravaganza Monday. But it was an announcement at the same event, made by HBO, that marks a true turning point.<p>HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler introduced HBO Now, a $14.99-a-month service set to launch next month on Apple devices, …

Harvard and MIT Face Lawsuit for Lack of Online Captioning

Accessibility<p>Shutterstock.com<p>On the same day that MIT issued an extensive strategic plan for fostering greater campus inclusiveness, the …

DUST | Iris

Inside the Co-Lab are alien microbes, stranded space probes, and quirky genetic codes to wrangle with.<p>To join our team...<p>Enter the Portal

Millennials: Big On Streaming, But Still Watch Trad TV

LAS VEGAS — A breakdown of younger TV-media consumer behavior shows some differences when it comes to streaming and time-shifted programming.<p>A new …

What "The Interview" tells us about the future of internet video

How ironic that North Korea, of all places, was responsible for the film industry’s biggest leap into the future this year. The simultaneous release of <i>The Interview</i> in theaters and online may be unorthodox, but with movie theater attendance falling and streaming video rising, such arrangements will …

Broadband-Only Homes Accelerate Cable TV Declines

Recent sharp declines in cable network ratings — and overall lower TV usage — can be partly attributed to the steadily growing inclusion of …

Panasonic's new 4K TVs will run Firefox OS under the hood

Panasonic's promises of Firefox OS-based TVs in 2014 didn't amount to much, but the company is back with much more concrete plans for Mozilla's web-based platform. The electronics giant has revealed that all of its 2015 Life+Screen 4K TVs (the CX600, CX650, CX800 and CX850) launching this spring …

LG slims LCD TVs by 75 percent

Think today's TVs are cut too thick? Here's another way to thin-slice the market.<p>LG Display has announced a new "Art Slim" series of LED LCD TVs, featuring reduced depth and weight. At CES 2015 it will show 55- and 65-inch versions, which measure 7.5mm (0.3 inch) and 8.2mm (0.32 inch) deep …

Bringing the Classroom to Life With Green Screen Technology

Innovator<p>As the education technology specialist at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Hanna Shekhter heads all things tech at the K-8 …

I’m Terrified of My New TV: Why I’m Scared to Turn This Thing On — And You’d Be, Too

<i>Cross-posted on Salon</i><p>I just bought a new TV. The old one had a good run, but after the volume got stuck on 63, I decided it was time to replace it. I …

Is Digital Media Starting to Eat Into TV Advertising Revenue?

Digital is already the top media category in 14 of the 73 markets analyzed by one research firm, with the U.S. expected to reach parity between …

CBS sets Thursday deadline for deal with Dish

After weeks of negotiations and two deadline extensions, television behemoths CBS Corp. and Dish Network appear to be nearing an impasse that would leave millions without easy access to CBS programs, including "The Big Bang Theory," local news and NFL football.<p>CBS issued an ultimatum Tuesday to the …

Some Ways To Watch Streaming Video On TV

For about $100, you can get a great streaming TV device to do that. Or for about a third of that, you can get a pretty good one. Content selection …

Japan’s SoftBank Launches A La Carte TV Service for Mobile Users

TOKYO — Softbank, the Japanese investment conglomerate that recently held acquisition talks with DreamWorks Animation, has launched a new streaming …

SiriusXM Slammed Yet Again As New York Judge Rules in Turtles Lawsuit

The use of pre-1972 sound recordings keeps getting more and more hot<p>For the third time in as many months, SiriusXM has been rocked with a court …

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NFL, Broadway Fight FCC Auction Of Broadcast Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission is getting ready to auction off more broadcast spectrum and that has the folks who use wireless microphones very worried.<p>Transcript<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Now to a story that pits TV stations, churches, audio engineers and Broadway theaters against the Federal …

TV Fragmentation? No Problem. Look Out For Even More Networks

Plenty of broadcast networks, cable channels, and locally based multicast TV networks abound. But more are on the way -- and existing channels are …

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Drone Sightings Near Other Aircraft Up Dramatically

schwit1 writes <i>The government is getting near-daily reports — and sometimes two or three a day — of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or</i> …

Washington state school shooting: 'Run, get out of here'

Jordan Luton was finishing his lunch in the cafeteria at Washington state's Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday when he heard it -- a loud bang.<p>Then there was another. And another. And another. And another.<p>What he saw was freshman Jaylen Fryberg go up to a table with students, "came up from …

Reed Hastings Says Binge-Watching Could Revolutionize Education

Khan Academy founder <b>Sal Khan</b> and Netflix C.E.O. <b>Reed Hastings</b> spoke onstage at the first annual <i>Vanity Fair</i> New Establishment Summit about their involvement in the future of education. Khan’s firm publishes online education videos, while Hastings publishes movies. Outside of work, however, the …

Drones For TV, Film To Get FAA Approval

The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce today that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to …

Denver station ditches traditional ‘home base’ in new set

Denver‘s KMGH-TV, the Scripps ABC affiliate has debuted a new set that has a unique feature — it’s “missing” a home base. The set, designed by Devlin …

Verizon plots OTT service for 2015 | OTT

As Europe scrambles to react to Netflix expanding in Europe, Verizon Communications is planning its own over-the-top (OTT) service to launch in the …