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The 31 Best Action Movies on Netflix Right Now

When you're in the mood for an action movie, Netflix has plenty to stream. Great, except that so many of their action titles are no-name, forgettable schlock. So we've done some of the heavy lifting by highlighting the best of the best currently available in the genre. Who do you want to see duke …

Check out this year’s Best of Boston winner, plus more top picks from years past.

Cambridge<p>Oleana could serve its lush menu from the back of a pickup truck in a parking lot and the place would still draw crowds. Fortunately, […] …

Digital Music Streams Up 24% in 2013 Ahead of iTunes Radio Launch

Ahead of the launch of iTunes Radio this fall, Nielsen has published its findings on U.S. music sales for the first half of 2013. Amongst other things, the survey showed total streams of both audio and video music increased 24% to 51 billion streams versus the same time period last year.<p>With …

No evidence of NSA's 'direct access' to tech companies

Sources challenge reports alleging National Security Agency is "tapping directly into the central servers." Instead, they say, the spy agency is obtaining orders under process created by Congress.<p><b>Update, June 8 at 2:45 p.m. PT:</b> <i>In response to outcry over PRISM, the U.S. director of national</i> …

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Some surprises we might see at WWDC 2013 next week

<i>(Preparations for Apple’s 2013 WWDC developer conference / Image via Nick)</i><p>There’s a lot we already know about what we’ll be seeing next week at WWDC– we’ve already brought you exclusive details on iOS 7, OS X 10.9, a MacBook refresh, Apple’s new Radio service, and much more. What else might we see …

China and US to begin first high-level meetings on cybersecurity and industrial espionage

After months of political back-and-forth, top-level officials from US and China will meet next month to discuss agreements on cybersecurity and industrial espionage, reports <i>The New York Times</i><i>.</i> The talks mark the first diplomatic push to resolve tensions since the issue of Chinese cyberattacks on …

Dronestream creator provides real-time and historical data about every reported US drone strike

Data on US drone bombings have been visualized and tweeted, and soon they could be showing up everywhere: @dronestream's author has just released an API that gives developers easy access to every reported drone strike in US history, as well as real-time access to each strike as it happens. …

What You Reveal About Yourself By How You Mark Your Territory

Did you know that young males with organized college dorm rooms that have a sports décor tend to be conservative? Or that liberals are more likely to have messy rooms? Or that displaying inspirational posters sometimes signals a neurotic?”<p>Those are just some of Sam Gosling’s fascinating findings. …

Should Tipping Be Banned?

(Photo: Aaron Stidwell)<p>Our latest podcast is called “Should Tipping Be Banned?” (You can download/subscribe at iTunes, get the RSS feed, or listen …

Aereo headed to Boston on May 15th, open access begins May 30th

Good news, Bostonians: yours is the second major US city to get Aereo live television access via the web, and it's starting on May 15th. Aereo announced its next city expansion this morning, and said the service will go live to pre-registered parties on May 15th. It will eventually become widely …

Cox TV Connect for Android launches, brings live TV streaming to 'select' tablets

We're still waiting to see Cox's next generation cable TV-to-mobile streaming app, but right now it's released a version of its existing Cox TV Connect app for Android. Available on iPads since the end of 2011 and on iPhone / iPod touch since the end of last year, it's finally made the trek to a …

Netflix's 'Long Term View' lays out predictions for internet vs. traditional TV delivery

Haven't been reading every Netflix quarterly report or listening to each earnings call for the last several years? No problem: you can quickly get caught up on the company's strategy thanks to a "Long Term View" document posted to its investor relations site. Boiling down many of the things …

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