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21 Of The World's Most Powerful People As Youngsters

Started from the bottom, now the whole team here.

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Orphaned Raccoon Thinks She’s a Dog After Being Rescued and Raised by Family with Dogs

Pumpkin the Raccoon may have an adorable face and a family who adores her, but things weren't always easy for the lovable creature. When she was only a month old, Pumpkin fell out of a tree and broke her back leg. To make matters worse, the infant animal was incredibly weak and in need of medical …

DirecTV Genie

Ever wonder why you need a DVR in every room? So did the people at DirecTV. The result is the DirecTV Genie ($TBA), a whole home solution for TV …

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Will DirecTV keep its Sunday Ticket football package or punt?

For almost two decades,<p>DirecTV's Sunday Ticket package of National Football League games has been a superstar performer for the satellite broadcaster.<p>But like any team with an aging and expensive player, DirecTV now has to decide whether to keep Sunday Ticket on its roster.<p>DirecTV pays $1 billion a …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Samsung's new Smart Home service outlined, wants to connect to third-party services and products

We heard whispers that Samsung was planning big for CES, and we're not just talking TV panels. It's now revealed Smart Home, which attempts to tie together Smart TVs, home appliances and handheld smart devices into one single platform. Perhaps more importantly, the company says it's going to …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.<p>It's easy to think of happiness as a <i>result</i>, but happiness is also a <i>driver</i>.<p>One example: While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve personal productivity (whether a one-day burst, or a lifetime, or things you should <i>not</i> do every day), probably …

DirecTV: RVU TVs no longer require a Genie set-top box

Videodrome <i>tivo - please wait..</i><p>Jun 20, 2008<p>So when is Tivo going Rvu compliant ? I guess the Mini is just old tech now.<p>DirecTV: RVU TVs no longer …

Planting Seeds Using a 12 Gauge Shotgun Shell

Flower Shell is a 12 gauge shotgun shell that is loaded with flower seeds instead of shot. When paired with a shotgun, Flower Shell can be used to …

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>"Stop making cookies."<p><i>I'm sorry, what was that dear?</i><p>"I said, <b>stop making cookies</b>."<p><i>That's odd</i>, I thought to myself. <i>Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma</i> …

Alleged satellite TV sign-up scam: Dish, DirecTV and me

It seemed too good to be true.<p>About a month ago, I was outside our house in Los Angeles watering plants as darkness settled in. Two guys approached me with a question.<p>Who provided my television service? Was it<p>DirecTV? Dish Network?Time Warner Cable?<p>The pair promised that no matter which company it …

DirecTV may embrace the niche for online video service

DirecTV is looking to offer an online video service for cord cutters and others that don’t want to pay for a full-blown cable subscription, but it’s …

DirecTV exploring streaming video options for 'millennial cord-cutters'

DirecTV may not have ended up the victor in the bidding competition for Hulu — in fact, nobody won that battle — but that doesn't meant the company's not keeping a close eye on streaming video opportunities for younger customers that would rather do without cable and satellite …

DirecTV may launch a streaming video service

DirecTV is exploring the possibility of launching its own streaming video service to boost revenues, the company said during an investor meeting yesterday.<p>With consumers across the country downgrading, eliminating, or (worse) never signing up for tradition television service, DirecTV needs to find …

Call DirecTV, risk identity theft?

Despite the risk of identity theft and fraud, DirecTV asks for the Social Security numbers of people who aren't even signing up for service but are merely checking out costs.<p>August 26, 2013|David Lazarus<p>Jordan Schlupe, a DirecTV employee, installs a satellite dish in Bixby,… (Paul Taggart, …

DirecTV Expands Live TV Channel Lineup, Activates Remote Control On iPhone

DirecTV for iPhone and DirecTV App for iPad have both just been updated with significant enhancements. As a result, both of these official iOS apps …

DirecTV accuses Dish Network retailer of illegal sales ploys

Apparently when it comes to selling satellite TV, anything goes.<p>In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Sacramento, satellite broadcaster DirecTV accuses Dish One, a retailer majority-owned by rival Dish Network, of using all sorts of duplicitous and illegal acts including pretending to be DirecTV …

Here’s how AT&T is going to build its gigabit service in Austin

AT&T is set to launch its GigaPower fiber to the home service in Austin, Texas, any day now but other than wondering if and when my neighborhood …

DirecTV Offering Channel For Dogs That Are Home Alone

This month DirecTV will start offering DOGTV, a $10/month 24-hour channel with programming "scientifically developed" for dogs left at home while …

25 Cool Tech Gifts Everyone Wishes They Had In Their Home

Including your dog. Seriously.<p>Whether you're shopping for technophobes <i>or</i> tech-elites, there's something here that'll make every friend or family member happy. From charging docks to virtual reality goggles (and even a nanny-cam for your dog that dispenses treats!), this is the ultimate guide to …

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Stop Chopping Logs: Cylindrical Stove Burns Whole Trees

As iconic as the imagery of a rugged individual splitting wood in the middle of winter may be, it can be somewhat less enjoyable for the person …

4K Ultra HD Resolution (Overview, Details, and Implications)

4K refers to one of two high definition resolutions: 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels. 4K is four times the pixel resolution, or twice the …

Google Turns Up The Heat On Cable Companies, Expanding Fiber To Austin, Texas

Google is ramping up the competition on dominant cable companies and ISPs with its super-fast broadband network, known as Google Fiber. The search giant announced Tuesday that it is expanding Google Fiber to Austin, Texas, the third big metropolitan area after Kansas City and Olathe, Kansas. It is …

TV’s new world: How cable companies plan to keep pace

Television distributors are tweaking their business strategies to compete against a plethora of competitors as content becomes increasingly available in the online world.<p>Consumers are demanding more control over what they watch. There is pent-up demand for slimmer TV packages and niche content of …

What Major Change to Cable TV Could Be on the Horizon?

On TheBlaze radio Monday morning, Glenn Beck asked his listeners to continue petitioning their cable providers to get TheBlaze TV. He said it seems cable providers are not listening to some of their customers by, say, providing Al Jazeera and not content like that hosted by TheBlaze TV.<p>At the same …

Here’s how cable will hit gigabit speeds and create a tricky business problem in the process

The Cable Show began on Monday, and as the industry executives gathered in Washington D.C. they faced two big threats to their core lines of …

This wireless bamboo speaker charges in 5 minutes and plays for 6 hours

Go ahead and get a little excited because that headline isn’t a misprint. Sam Beck, founder of Blueshift in Portland, Oregon, is out to change the …

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