David Bell

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Comcast discontinues AnyPlay in-home IPTV device, preps cloud Xfinity TV apps

Back in 2012 Comcast rolled out AnyPlay, a headless (read: not connected directly to a TV) cable box that turned its live TV channels into internet streams users could watch on iOS or Android devices inside the home. Now in 2014 Comcast is discontinuing the AnyPlay service and nudging customers …

Kickstarter Success Could Lie in Your Words

Everyone who creates a Kickstarter page wants to do everything possible to succeed. But your choice of words could play a bigger role in a project's …

Power Plug Sends You Messages Asking If It Can Switch Itself Off

Imagine that your devices could send you a push notification asking if they could switch themselves off. That you could switch appliances on and off remotely to stop them drawing power in standby mode. That would be neat, right? Well, that’s exactly what the energy-saving Parce plug will do.<p>The …

Massive Target data breach may have been caused by a Russian teenager

The security breach that impacted 70 million Target customers last month may have been caused by malware created by a 17-year-old Russian hacker. While the suspected teenager wasn't actually responsible for perpetrating the attacks, he did reportedly write the software, known as BlackPOS, that was …