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Nonkiller Apps Are The Future: Here's Why

John Pavley | Posted 02.15.2014 | Technology
John Pavley

I assume the term killer app came from the phrase "to make a killing." I never thought much about the metaphor -- the use of the word "killing" as a synonym for "succeeding" or "winning." But it's a little creepy to think about what the word killer really means. After all, a "murder app" or "homicidal app" doesn't sound appealing, and yet all these words are interchangeable synonyms.

Sports: Flat-Screen TV with a Side of Tablet

Dave Ryan | Posted 12.09.2013 | Technology
Dave Ryan

New devices are hitting the market and new data packages are being offered by carriers that will allow viewers a new way to follow their team.

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?

9 Household Items That Could Be Spying on You

Adam Levin | Posted 10.15.2013 | Technology
Adam Levin

For Americans concerned about their privacy, the NSA data grabs are daunting, but what about the data grabs happening inside your own home, perpetrated not by the government but by your coffee machine?

Futurist Speaker: How to Design Products and Services for Smartphones, Tablets

Scott Steinberg | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Scott Steinberg

Design devices in such a way as to not only showcase key additions, and quickly convey their upsides. Also build them so as to minimize the amount of hassle required to quickly dive in and enjoy these options.

Despite Their Best Efforts, No One Has Fixed TV Yet

Business Insider | Posted 01.14.2013 | Technology

None of these technologies accomplish what even companies that don't normally make TVs are trying to do: be the first to revolutionize TV the same way...

TV Makers Imagine A 'Minority Report'-Like Future

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the not-so-distant future, couch potatoes will be waving, pointing, swiping and tapping to make their TVs react, kind of like wh...

Starcom's Amanda Richman on CES and a "Big Year for Digital Video"

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.30.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Digital video is poised for a "big year" says Amanda Richman, President of Activation and Investment at the giant global media agency Starcom, in ...

WATCH: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted 03.06.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

CES, the world's largest consumer technology trade show, descends upon Las Vegas next week and Freshwire will be there. What should we expect? If rece...

Intel Hard At Work On Next Generation Of TV

Reuters | Yinka Adegoke and Noel Randewich | Posted 08.08.2012 | Technology

By Yinka Adegoke and Noel Randewich NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel is counting on facial-recognition technology for targeted ...

Video Apps That Are Upfront and Personal Will Ultimately Dominate the Television Industry

Brad Spirrison | Posted 07.16.2012 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Cable and the Internet permanently took viewers away from the broadcasters, while the time-shifting magic of DVR technology makes watching any scheduled television show outside of sporting events a rarity.

PC Giant Unleashes Smart TVs

Reuters | Yuntao Huang and Lee Chyen Yee | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology

By Yuntao Huang and Lee Chyen Yee BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - What a difference nearly 50 years makes. Although the exact origins are...

Bianca Bosker

Could Your Next Lover Be Your Phone?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.03.2012 | Technology

A friend's father recently traded in his prehistoric Motorola flip phone for Apple's iPhone 4S. In no time, his family was forced to open its arms to ...

Smart TV's Take Center Stage at CES with LG Kick-off Press Conference

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

Starting out the week-long CES conference in Las Vegas on Monday will be a highly anticipated press conference with LG Electronics.  For an e...

New Breed Of Google TV To Be Unleashed

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2012 | Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Electronics Inc said on Friday it would unveil its first Google TV next week, joining Sony Corp and Samsung Electronics Co in par...

Tiny New Device Will Transform Your TV

AP | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO -- Roku is thinking outside its set-top box in an attempt to bring more Internet video to flat-panel televisions. The new approach will...

LG's Matt Durgin on Apps, Games and the Value of the Big Screen TV

Andy Plesser | Posted 03.04.2012 | Technology
Andy Plesser

The world of "smart," or IP-connected television sets, is evolving on many levels from new paid Apps to advertising around Apps, to video chat, and s...

Samsung Unveils The World's Biggest 3D TV

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 07.09.2011 | Technology

Introducing: the world's biggest 3D TV. Samsung has unveiled the behemoth D9500 smart TV, a 75-inch internet-connected 3D television unit. Whi...

Bianca Bosker

Smart TV: Still The Tech World's Afghanistan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Ever since the advent of the Internet, some of the world's most innovative and ambitious technology companies have pursued a possible holy grail of ho...

Apple TV Sales To Top 1 Million This Week

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Apple has just released sales figures for the new Apple TV, which went on sale in October. Apple expects to sell its millionth unit of the $99 digit...

Is Cable Dead? You Do the Math...

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

For as long as anyone can remember, we've received more TV in our homes than we could ever want -- and less of what we want. The Fall of 2010 is when that changes.

Google's 'Smart TV' Platform To Be Unveiled Thursday: REPORT

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

As we wrote earlier this week, Google is reportedly collaborating with Intel and Sony to develop a new, Internet-enabled "Smart TV" platform. Detai...

Google TV, 'Smart TV,' To Be 'Biggest Change Since TV Went Color'

Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A new report in the Financial Times suggests that Google and Intel, in partnership with Sony, will unveil their new "Smart TV" platform later this wee...