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Streaming: TV's Tectonic Shift

Tom Alderman | Posted 08.27.2014 | 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...

Conde Nast Moves into the Living Room with Roku

Andy Plesser | Posted 02.17.2014 | Media
Andy Plesser

As part of its digital expansion this year, Conde Nast has launched its magazine channels via Roku, says Fred Santarpia, Chief Digital Officer for Con...

Is Your Television Internet Connected?

Gary M. Kaye | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Gary M. Kaye

For Boomers and Seniors the bottom line is that there's a world of video out there on the Internet that's going to look a lot better on your HD television than it does on your laptop or tablet.

WSJ: Amazon's Set-Top Box Coming Soon

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.03.2013 | Technology

Amazon is planning to invade your TV set. The Wall Street Journal reports that the world's largest online retailer will release a set-top box that ...

What Channel Is ABC?

Jim Monroe | Posted 11.24.2013 | Media
Jim Monroe

What happens when cable, telco and satellite companies realize there's an abundance of new, independent programming out there, free of the ruthless bundling and never-ending fee escalation that define their network relationships?

Timothy Stenovec

At $35, How Can You Go Wrong With The Chromecast?

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology

There isn't much not to love about Chromecast, the new, 2.8-inch device that lets you play music and video from the Internet on your TV, using your ph...

Timothy Stenovec

How Chromecast Stacks Up Against Apple TV And Roku

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 07.26.2013 | Technology

Since its release on Wednesday, nearly everything written about Chromecast, Google's $35 stick that streams video and music to your TV, has mentioned ...