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Cable TV Disconnect, Smart TV and Consumer Choice

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 07.14.2015 | Business
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Cable television systems thumbed noses at Senator John McCain's call a couple of years ago for unbundled content options, but consumers have responded to a wider marketplace of real-time choices and technologies.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: For Father's Day--Give Him the Control

Shelly Peiken | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Shelly Peiken

Man's best friend is not his dog. It's the remote control. When my hubby and I are in bed watching TV he has to hold the remote. If I have it, he flaps the back of his hand on the mattress between us.

Roku Finally Gets Voice Control

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.06.2015 | Technology

Roku has finally done something about the slow and tedious process of using a remote control to steer a cursor, one character at a time, through a gri...

Chaos, Brian Williams, Vests and Other Fripperies

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.24.2015 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

The need for chaos. That discordant, cluttered, messy and unsettling condition we call chaos is actually an important benefit for all of us. It doesn't matter how organized you are, how anal-retentive you may be, like millions of us, we have a place in our lives where chaos is not only accepted, it's welcomed.

I'm a Millennial and I Love Paying for TV

Markus Giesler | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

Today, entertainment consumption is no longer about escaping the market. Rather it is about escaping cable TV through services like Roku, Chromecast, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. Who would have thought that peer-to-peer would usher in the new era of Pay-TV?

5 Genius Tech Gifts Procrastinators Should Buy Now

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.18.2014 | Technology

If you haven’t done your holiday shopping yet, don’t worry. We're here to help. Introducing the second-annual tech gift guide for procrastinators,...

Streaming: TV's Tectonic Shift

Tom Alderman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Alderman

Why should we pay cable companies big monthly fees for a huge lineup of programs we never watch but are charged for. Research shows that folks with 300 channels only watch an average of 12 of them. Why not pick and choose just what we want to watch and pay for each show as we go? Or, as the industry calls it: pay-per-view.

June 15th Is Reserved for Dads

Michael L. Berman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

Father's Day is on Sunday and we know you've probably already bought the annual T-shirt, cap or tie saying "World's Greatest Dad," but are you reaching the inner tech dad?

Life without Cable TV: One Month Later

Phil Simon | Posted 08.02.2014 | Technology
Phil Simon

About a month ago, I joined roughly five million Americans and cut the cord. Here are some thoughts on lessons learned so far: Cutting the cord is ...

'Jeopardy!' Just Got Awesome

AP | Posted 04.30.2014 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — "Jeopardy!" is starting a sports version of the popular game show, with Dan Patrick taking the Alex Trebek role as host. Sony Pictu...

Future of TV Snaps Into Focus - With 500 Million Dollar Fund

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 06.26.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

TV's future is now in sight. Networked, social, interactive and focused on the things that matter to you. Passion-powered TV, nichified and valuable.

Clearing the Aereo

Jim Monroe | Posted 06.23.2014 | Media
Jim Monroe

Big media tries to ease its headaches through big lawsuits, but that strategy has backfired. A couple of suits, against Sony's Betamax and Cablevision's network DVR, resulted in landmark decisions against media companies and in favor of viewers.

Liat Kornowski

Cable Or Netflix: Which Subscription Should You Hold On To For Dear Life?

HuffingtonPost.com | Liat Kornowski | Posted 04.14.2014 | TV

By now you must have heard of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, Stephen Colbert taking David Letterman's spot on "The Late Show," the phenomenal n...

The Hot New Social Media Phenomenon, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.08.2014 | MarloThomas

Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern is in the know when it comes to the hottest new social media phenomenon. “An app...

Three Must-Have Travel Apps, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to must-have travel applications for your smartphone, Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern had some great sugg...

Do I Need A Desktop Computer? From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to desktop computers,Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern thinks they may be a thing of the past in most cases...

Cool Food And Music Apps, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to fun recreational and lifestyle applications for smartphones, personal technology columnist Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Co...

Three Tips To Extend Battery Life On iPhones, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern had some simple tips to share when it comes to conserving battery power on your smart p...

Google Glasses, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern is one of the best people to ask about big upcoming tech trends this year. Wearable...

Apple TV Vs. Roku, From Joanna Stern (VIDEO)

Posted 04.07.2014 | MarloThomas

When it comes to deciding between Apple TV and Roku, Wall Street Journal Personal Technology Columnist Joanna Stern had some excellent advice to share...

Timothy Stenovec

The One Screen Tech Can't Conquer: Your TV

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.07.2014 | Technology

Looking for a cheap and amazing gizmo that lets you watch everything you want from the Web on your TV? Keep looking. Last week, Amazon announced...

Timothy Stenovec

Fire TV's Best Feature

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology

If I were to assemble a list of cool technologies that are more annoying than useful, speech recognition would rank pretty high. In my experience, it'...

Timothy Stenovec

Comcast Deal May Be Bad News For Roku Owners

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology

One group that may lose out if the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal goes through may be Roku owners. Roku, the popular streaming device, is one of t...

Timothy Stenovec

Roku's Answer To Chromecast Is This $50 Stick

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology

In the fight for your TV set, the weapons keep getting smaller. On Tuesday, Roku, the maker of the popular set-top boxes that stream video and musi...

Roku TV Will Stream Video Without Set-Top Box

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Roku Inc. is launching a line of TVs that play video from services like Netflix without requiring a set-top box. While similar to s...