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Supreme Court justices appear conflicted over Aereo copyright case

WASHINGTON — Confronting a case that could reshape the television broadcast industry, Supreme Court justices sounded conflicted Tuesday over whether an upstart streaming service is violating copyright laws by enabling subscribers to record programs captured over the air and view them later on the …

Sky Launches Buy & Keep Movie Download Service

UK broadcaster Sky has announced details of a new Buy and Keep service as part of its Sky Store, which will allow customers to purchase digital copies of hundreds of movie titles.<p>However, unlike a straightforward digital download service, buyers will also receive a DVD version that will be sent out …

YouTube's paid music service delayed over design problems

A planned subscription service from YouTube is facing delays related to Google executives' insistence that the product be competitive from the day it launches, according to a new report. <i>Billboard</i>, citing an interview with an unnamed executive briefed on YouTube's plans, say that a service …

Steve Jobs email about Apple TV hints at subscriptions, apps, and a 'magic wand'

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had grand ambitions to change the way people use TVs, and a new email correspondence between him and top executives a year before his death shows just how far that vision might have gone. In a 2010 email that goes over the topics for the top 100 — a secret meeting Apple …

Why Apple’s dream for television keeps falling apart

Three years after Steve Jobs said he had “finally cracked” it, Apple’s vision for the future of television isn’t much closer to reality.<p>Apple’s pursuit of TV has included talks with seemingly every major player in the industry. Sources confirm at least preliminary discussions with Comcast, Verizon, …

Plex media client is coming to the Xbox One

Plex, one of the best apps for media consumption on a large screen is coming to the Xbox One, after Microsoft announced support for universal applications at BUILD earlier this week.<p>A user on the Plex forums under the name of ‘Tyson’ confirmed the news, saying that “Microsoft has approved the …

Comcast Reassures Us About The Obvious: A New Apple TV Is Coming

You may have heard that Comcast wants to buy Time Warner. In a proposal published today that pitches the merger to the FCC, Comcast drops a hint about Apple’s future plans for the TV.<p>Although by no means a definite indication beyond the previous rumors that something new is coming, Comcast says …

Tech companies produce original shows for Web TV

Even as thousands of network shows fight for eyeballs, technology companies like Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft and Yahoo are flooding the Internet with original programming.<p>Even traditional TV broadcasters like NBCUniversal have ordered a slate of made-for-Web TV series, including a quirky buddy …

Legendary Origins of the Chinese Language

<b>April 20 is UN Chinese Language Day. Here’s a look at the fantastic tale of the language’s origins and significance.</b><p>Strong fingers traced delicate …

Brussels Sprouts With Fried Chicken Liver

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Prada CEO decries sales mode of most U.S. department stores

As one might expect, the chief executive officer of Prada, Patrizio Bertelli, has a somewhat snobby take on U.S. department stores: They're too low-rent, what with never-ending discounts.<p>"They seem to be on a permanent end-of-season sales mode," Bertelli recently said.<p>Even for Prada, a brand that …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

'Snowden Effect' Threatens U.S. Tech Industry's Global Ambitions

Election officials in India canceled a deal with Google to improve voter registration. In China, sales of Cisco routers dropped 10 percent in a recent quarter. European regulators threatened to block AT&T's purchase of the wireless provider Vodafone.<p>The technology industry is being roiled by the …

Paid App Market Is Shrinking With Stunning Speed

Tired and disgusted with free apps that try to hawk in-game purchases and ads to you at every turn? There is no escape; the entire app market is going freemium. The reason for the rapid transition is spelled out by App Annie’s new survey. It claims that revenue from paid apps dropped by a drastic …

About.com plots its digital comeback

When About.com was launched in 1997, Google didn’t exist, most Internet users were on dial-up, and the Web browser of choice was Netscape Navigator. …

Apple has all the ingredients to cook up a massive mobile payment system, Morgan Stanley says

Apple may be gearing up to build its own proprietary mobile payment system.<p>That’s according to a study titled “Mobile Payments — Blue Paper Revisit, EMV in Focus” from Morgan Stanley’s Research group in Europe. The study was obtained by VentureBeat exclusively.<p>Morgan Stanley’s PR team did not …

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

After the success of turning jalapeño poppers into grilled cheese sandwiches (aka the jalapeño popper grilled cheese sandwich ) I was wondering what …

What to eat in North America's best foodie city

No matter how food-obsessed the rest of North America is – whether it's the popularity of chef vs. chef shows, one-night-only restaurants or gourmet food trucks – in the San Francisco Bay Area, they take it further.<p>Even at the deepest point in the recession, there were block-long lineups for …

Seven-Patty Burger Anchors Steak 'n Shake Late-Night Menu

Looking to take on Denny's, McDonald's and every other kid on the late-night block, Steak 'n Shake has launched an audacious new AllNighter Menu available between midnight and 6 a.m. while also making its full breakfast menu available now from midnight to 11 a.m. (at participating locations, of …

National French Fry Day: Celebrate with 13 recipes for stuff to dip your fries in

It's National French Fry Day. Unlike other food holidays that have no business being holidays - think National Salad Month (May) or National Turkey Neck Soup Day (March 31) - French fries deserve an entire year's celebration. Have you ever met anyone who really didn't like a good French fry?<p>Test …

Homemade Burger Buns

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste shares a recipe for homemade burger buns -- and a clever trick for proofing them.</i><p>The proper burger bun plays a …

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Grilled Buffalo Chicken Sliders Recipe

Ingredients (10)<p>For the chicken:<p>3/4 cup Frank’s RedHot sauce<br>• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick), melted and cooled slightly<br>• 4 boneless, skinless …

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The Nine Best Sandwiches in the Mission, San Francisco

More<p>All About Cheese<p>Everything you need to know about eating and cooking with curds<p>I spent five weeks this summer living in San Francisco's Mission District, going to bars that let my dogs roam free, making plans for big hiking trips, and pretending that I was going to learn to surf. Instead, I …

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Burgers Recipe

Charge up your chicken burgers with a serious dose of hot sauce. Cool the fire with the celery-blue cheese mayo.<p><b>Notes:</b> Flavor and juiciness was a priority with these burgers, so I added butter to the mix. To make the breadcrumbs, I pulsed a slice of white bread. I tested these burgers on a grill, …

Homemade Roast Beef Sandwich Au Jus

Sandwich Build:<p>For the au jus: Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan. Add the peppercorns, salt, thyme, garlic, rosemary and shallots. …

French Dip Sandwiches

Make the onion spread: Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt; cover and cook, stirring, …

Pulled Jerk Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Tip<p>How to Store Chicken<p>Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from …

Reuben Sandwich Recipe

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