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Time Warner Cable tests replacing your cable box with a Roku

Time Warner Cable customers in New York City and New Jersey will be able to use a Roku box in place of their traditional cable box, the company announced today. The trial service is an extension of the company's TWC TV app, which lets subscribers access live television on mobile devices and smart …

​40 years later, Sony finally kills Betamax

Betamax: the punchline for over a decades-worth of VHS-center comedy bits and most format wars. However, Sony's Beta cassettes can still be bought in Japan. Just about. Sony's announced that it's finally, finally, <i>finally</i> going to stop selling the cassettes. No need to rush to Tokyo just yet, as you …

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Japan Display crammed 8K into a 17-inch LCD

In 2015, we want our displays to be sharper, brighter and even wrapped around the edges of our smartphones (maybe). Now, Japan Display has pushed the limits of screen resolution yet again by announcing a 17.3-inch 8K LCD module capable of running at a smooth frame rate of 120Hz. If you're trying to …

Hulu hooks up with Showtime to make internet TV more like cable

Showtime is following HBO's lead and launching an internet-only version of its service in July, but cutting the cable doesn't mean the bundle is going away. In a first for Hulu, it's adding the network as a premium option similar to the way it's offered with cable TV. While Showtime by itself will …

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Teeny tiny robotic tentacles can grasp an ant without hurting it

How does a robot grasp? Most use grippers modelled on human fingers, but when it comes to manipulating tiny, delicate objects, clumsy fingers and tweezing motions may not be the best way to go, according to researchers at Iowa State University.<p>Led by Iowa State University associate professor of …

Why Ford is partnering with a hot 3D printing startup

The next time you take your car out for a spin, imagine how much more comfortable it would be if your steering wheel perfectly conformed to the shape …

Amazon's voice control speaker is now available for all

While not every gadget Amazon throws to the wall sticks (<i>cough</i> Fire Phone), the Echo voice-controlled wireless speaker was a surprising smash. Though it's been on sale for quite awhile by invitation only, Amazon's now put it up on pre-order for anyone who wants it. As a reminder, here's how it …

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

25 Must Have Podcasts For Every Entrepreneur Or Business Owner

<i>This post first appeared on Mention.</i><p>When I first started working in public relations back in 2008, companies were jumping on the podcast bandwagon with enthusiasm. Then, as trends do, the enthusiasm fizzled in the B2B space, while shows in the pop-culture and B2C space continued to flourish.<p><i>But</i> …

Three things you should know about USB Type-C

Whether you're excited about today's news from the Apple event, or you are looking toward the future of USB technology, there's a handful of exciting new features packed in this tiny cable. The MacBook is the first notebook to use the connection, but it's likely we'll see many other devices …

Cyanogen’s Surprisingly Sensible Plan To Steal Android Away From Google

As Google tightens its grip on Android, a scrappy software startup uses openness as a rallying cry. Don’t laugh it off just yet.<p>If you were to plot an elaborate heist on one of the world’s largest technology companies, you probably wouldn’t start by letting everyone know you were coming.<p>Yet that’s …

Human heart on a chip could replace animal drug testing

A new device could help make drug testing safer, faster, cheaper -- and eliminate the need for animal testing. It's just an inch long, but inside its silicone body is housed a small piece of cardiac muscle that responds to cardiovascular medications in exactly the same way heart muscle does inside …

Three teenagers want to put a Google campus in every school

Thinkspace is an ambitious new project to make coding cool<p>James Anderson, aged 16, wants to make coding cool. The teenager, along with a pair of students from his school in South West England, has created Thinkspace, an organization that wants to put a space for kids to learn coding in every school …

Skype Bridges the Gap Between The Virtual And The Real With “Stay Together” Campaign

Skype’s latest ad campaign is looking to change that. Created by San Francisco agency Pereira O’Dell (the agency behind the multi-Grand Prix-winning …

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This Pillow Glows When Your Long-Distance Partner Goes To Bed

Romance is complicated just by itself, and when you add distance to the equation things rarely get easier.<p>This is where Pillow Talk comes in.<p>Pillow Talk is an Internet-enabled pair of pillows that talk to each other anywhere in the world. When your long-distance paramour is sleeping, your pillow …

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