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Can Netflix change how movies are released and distributed? Ted Sarandos thinks so

There’s a reason Netflix is in the headlines about every five minutes. Far more than just a simple website that allows users to stream TV shows and …

8 Ways to Drive Entrepreneurial Stress Out From Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the business world, there's a certain cache attached to being able to soak up all that stress.<p>But people can’t keep putting themselves under a lot of pressure for a long time without consequences. Eventually something’s going to give.<p>A …

How much data can one smart home generate? About 1 GB a week.

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In my connected home I’ve focused mostly on automation, but Stephen Sorkin, the chief strategy officer at Splunk has decided to …

Comcast 'Embarrassed' By The Service Call Making Internet Rounds

When a customer service call is described as "Kafkaesque" and "hellish," you pretty much know how it's going to go down before even taking a listen. But in case you haven't heard the condescending, tedious call that's lit up the Internet, here it is:<p>The recording starts after the call has already …

US college offers athletic scholarships to 'League of Legends' players

Robert Morris University in Illinois adds video game to its sports program<p>Illinois' Robert Morris University has become the first college in the United States to add e-sports to its athletic program and offer scholarships to professional gamers. The college has started to recruit high-school aged …

These Two Guys Built Dropcam To Catch A Dog — And Just Sold It For $555 Million

Late Friday, Google's Nest announced that it was buying Dropcam for $555 million in cash.<p>Dropcam is a five-year-old San Francisco company, founded by two engineers from Xobni, Greg Duffy and Amir Virani. (Xobni was an email inbox app sold to Yahoo in 2013 reportedly for more than $30 …

Super cheap Smart Home kit brings automation to the masses

If you're wondering when home automation might tip into the Walmart-level mainstream, here's a sign: Archos' Smart Home starter kit is now on sale. Along with two cameras, two movement tags and two weather tags, they're throwing in a controlling tablet, all for $250 -- or $25 each for the cameras …

Breaking Bad Headed To Netflix In 4K UltraHD This Week

Netflix has announced that the popular TV show Breaking Bad will be available to stream in 4K UltraHD from later this week. All 62 episodes of …

Entertainment

Dish aims to mollify cord cutters with mysterious new Internet-TV service

This week, Dish Network revealed that its upcoming over-the-top (OTT) live-TV service – which has remained enigmatic up to this point – is being …

MIT can now track a heart rate through a wall with Wi-Fi signals

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Lee Martin / Flickr<p>Parents could watch their baby’s heart rate from another room without using any kind of wearable …

WiFi tech lets scientists monitor your vital signs through walls

MIT's CSAIL lab has just taken its very cool but kinda creepy WiFi motion tracking to a new level: monitoring your vital signs from another room. Last we saw, the same researchers bounced low-powered WiFi signals (100x less than a home router) off of individuals to finely track their position …

AT&T says it'll bring gigabit Internet to 2M homes if DirecTV deal gets approved

For AT&T to pull off its $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV service provider DirecTV, the company is willing to promise access to ultra high-speed Internet.<p>More specifically, AT&T told regulators that it was ready to invest in building out its Gigapower fiber Internet service — which offers …

Selling Through Customer Service: Turn Customers into Evangelists

<i>John-Paul Narowski is the founder of</i> <i>karmaCRM</i><i>, a simple Web-based CRM software focused on small businesses.</i><p>The days of high-pressured sales pitches by suave looking salespeople are over. You can thank the Internet for that. Nowadays, sales competition is fierce across industries, and a popular way …

Wireless broadband can reach the moon, and maybe Mars

Aside from air, water and fresh vegetables, what would you need to survive on the moon? One thing that would likely feature high on the list is a …

If Aereo Loses In The Supreme Court, Can It Rise Again?

Once voluble and full of irreverent talk, Chet Kanojia barely picks at his plate of cheese during lunch overlooking Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. It’s the day before his company Aereo faces a Supreme Court hearing–the last chance it has to win a life-or-death legal struggle that has raged for …

Netflix to Start Offering 'Breaking Bad' in Glorious 4K in June

Netflix will start offering <i>Breaking Bad</i> as a 4K streaming option starting this June, the company has confirmed.<p>The company has been licensed by Sony …

OMsignal unveils ‘biometric smartwear’ T-shirts for fitness geeks, quantified selfers, and you

Smart wearables are here, and they’re huge. But most of them just hang on your wrist and count your steps.<p>That’s about to change, as your clothing gets smart — and starts talking.<p>Montréal-based OMsignal is launching today with four smart bio-sensing T-shirts that track your heart rate, breathing …

Indonesian Startup Project Shoe Targets The West With Custom Shoes

Everyone knows it isn’t easy for women to buy the perfect shoes that they really love, especially when they have to select from pre-designed ones. Whatever happened to being unique?<p>In response to this, Indonesian investor and entrepreneur Aryo P. Ariotedjo has harnessed the power of the Internet to …

By 2020, there will be 10 web-connected devices per human

By David Brancaccio<p>March 06, 2014 | 3:06 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2014/03/06/tech/indie-economics/2020-there-will-be-10-web-connected-devices-human/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Internet of Things

Half of Broadcast TV Viewers Are 54 and Older—Yikes

More like ... greys' anatomy. Right?<p>In the last 20 years, the median age of Americans has increased from 34 to 37. The median age of broadcast TV viewers has increased from 41 to 54. Not a three-year jump, but a 13-year jump.<p>And therein lies the existential challenge for CBS, NBC, FOX, and ABC: How …

LinkedIn co-founder Hoffman sides with eBay in Icahn battle

Reid Hoffman claims that Carl Icahn's idea of spinning out PayPal from eBay is short-term thinking that treats the payment platform as a "cash cow that's ready to be slaughtered."<p>LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman says the battle between eBay and activist investor Carl Icahn exemplifies the …

Leading to the gigabit promised land?

commentary If the United States wants to be a leader in the 21st century information economy, we need to stop debating the past and start figuring out the future.<p><i>Editor's note: This is a guest post by Blair Levin, whose bio is below. CNET invited him to write about the debate behind broadband</i> …

Net Neutrality

Nissan's camera-equipped rearview mirror provides a clear view in low light

Rearview mirrors aren't always as useful as you might like -- bright headlights, weather or a basketball team in the back seats can make it tough to see what's behind you. None of those should be a problem once Nissan's new Smart rearview mirror reaches cars, though. The peripheral blends a …

The Ring Input Device Puts Gesture Control And Home Automation On Your Finger

This embed is invalid<p>There was once a rumor that Apple would actually use a ring device for input to an Apple television. Neither of those gadgets exist yet, of course, but Ring is a Kickstarter project trying to fund a finger-based wearable that could enable the kind of controls envisioned in that …

Comcast really, really doesn't care about you (allegedly)

Funny Or Die decides it must express its truth about the potential Comcast-Time Warner merger. The new Comcast tagline? "We don't give a f***."<p>Comcast has often managed to be the target of abuse and, on a good day, gallows humor.<p>It regularly features in the Consumerist's list of worst American …

Internet

Netflix test feature 'Sleep Tracker' can detect when users fall asleep

The good news is<p>Netflixhas built a feature for its service that can detect if users fall asleep while watching a movie. The bad news is that users may never get to try the feature out.<p>The video streaming company held a 24-hour hack day earlier this month during which staffers created numerous …

Fitness Technology

Apple TV is Apple’s fastest-growing product

Apple TV generated more than $1 billion in hardware and content sales last fiscal year, CEO Tim Cook just revealed. That makes Apple TV the company’s fastest-growing product, according to estimates by analyst Horace Dediu.<p>Apple has long referred to its set-top box for television sets as a “hobby,” …

Smart TV

Amazon Sets Its Sights on Music Streaming | Inc.com

Amazon is reportedly in discussions with major music labels to launch its own streaming service, in a move that could have serious repercussions for music startups. According to Re/code, the subscription service would be bundled with Amazon Prime, the $79-a-year program that offers free two-day …

Streaming

Google will explore bringing Fiber to 34 new cities including Portland and Atlanta

Google just announced that it's invited nine metro areas across the US to explore "what it would take" to bring its Google Fiber gigabit internet service to more locations. "People are hungrier than ever for faster internet, and as a result, cities across America are making speed a priority," …