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The Apple Watch Sold Out In Under 6 Hours

(302) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 2:29 PM

If you were hoping to get an Apple Watch on your wrist when it was scheduled to start shipping later this month, then you’re probably out of luck.

Online pre-orders for the Watch began at 12:01 a.m. PT (3:01 a.m. ET) on Friday. But all variations of the new device...

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You Can Still Share Your HBO GO Password ... For Now

(20) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 5:44 PM

Don’t fret -- you’ll still be able to watch “Veep” using your ex-boyfriend’s uncle’s HBO Go account, at least for now.

Richard Plepler, the CEO of HBO, told CNN’s Brian Stelter that the company looks at password sharing “very carefully,” but at the moment, the number of...

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HBO's New Streaming Service Is Now Live

(50) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 11:44 AM

HBO Now, the standalone streaming service HBO first promised last fall, went live Tuesday, just ahead of the April 12 premiere of the fifth season of the network's wildly popular "Game of Thrones" series.

HBO is offering a 30-day free trial, then charging customers $14.99 per month for...

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Streaming TV Is Bigger Than Ever -- But Pause Before Cutting The Cord

(61) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 10:17 AM

A colleague of mine was considering ditching his Time Warner Cable subscription in favor of PlayStation’s new Vue TV service, which streams live TV over the Internet.

It has a user-friendly menu and the option to record programs, plus it allows him to watch shows easily through...

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Roku Finally Gets Voice Control

(10) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 3:02 AM

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 grid of letters and numbers to search for TV shows and movies.

The company on Monday announced new versions of two of...

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It's About To Get So Much Easier To Watch HBO

(94) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 7:36 AM

For years, the only way to get HBO in the U.S. was to subscribe to an expensive pay TV package -- or, more recently, to (ahem) “borrow” an HBO Go password from a friend or family member who subscribed.

But soon, you’ll have many more ways to get HBO: through...

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Netflix Warns About The Dangers Of Binge-Watching -- Sort Of

(33) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 3:00 AM

Netflix has a message for you: Binge responsibly.

That’s the gist of an April Fool’s day campaign from the streaming video giant.

If you live in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. or Ireland, and on Wednesday stream more than two consecutive episodes of a show on Netflix, a video...

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Here's What Happens When Internet Providers Have Zero Competition

(96) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 6:03 PM

It’s basic economics: Competition drives down prices.

So it’s no surprise that AT&T is charging way more for its highest-speed Internet service in Cupertino, California, where it’s the only provider of superfast gigabit speeds, than in cities where it has a competitor.

AT&T’s pricing power in the small...

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Why You Should Care About Periscope, Twitter's New Live-Streaming App

(11) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 6:15 PM

Live-streaming video apps are having a moment.

On Thursday, Twitter unveiled Periscope, a new app that lets people live-stream from their phones to anyone who wants to watch.

The app, which Twitter reportedly acquired for around $100 million earlier this year, was immediately put...

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Cable Companies Won't Let Cord Cutters Go Without A Fight

(298) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 7:41 AM

Your options for how to watch TV continue to grow, but cable companies could make you pay dearly if you want to “cut the cord.”

Sony and Dish have recently launched services that allow you to watch live TV streamed over the Internet...

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You're About To Start Seeing 360-Degree Videos On Facebook

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2015 | 4:09 PM

A new type of video is coming to your News Feed.

Facebook announced Wednesday that the News Feed will support 360-degree videos, which let you move your viewpoint up, down, left or right to see different areas in frame.

“This is a new and much more immersive type of...

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New Apple TV Is Coming This Summer: BuzzFeed

(50) Comments | Posted March 20, 2015 | 1:02 PM

Apple TV, the set-top box that connects to your TV and allows you to stream Netflix and buy movies from iTunes, may finally be getting an upgrade.

BuzzFeed’s John Paczkowski reported on Friday morning that Apple will unveil the next-generation Apple TV at the company’s annual developers conference...

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PlayStation Takes On Cable Companies With New TV Service

(87) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 12:00 PM

PlayStation 3 and 4 owners have a new way to watch TV. And it doesn’t require a cable or satellite subscription.

PlayStation on Wednesday launched its long-awaited TV service, PlayStation Vue. It first announced the service more than a year ago.

But don’t get too excited, even if...

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Cable Companies Should Be Seriously Terrified Of Apple Right Now

(233) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 4:41 PM

Apple could finally offer some real competition to cable and satellite companies.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday evening that the consumer tech giant is planning to launch a web-based TV service this fall, with a small package of roughly 25 channels.

A TV service...

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Apple Cleansing Its Stores Of Rival Fitness Trackers

(16) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 4:58 PM

If you’re looking for a Jawbone UP24 or Nike Fuelband, you’re going to have to go somewhere other than the Apple Store.

Re/Code reported on Wednesday that Apple has cleared many of its shelves of competing wrist-worn fitness trackers ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch, which...

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Everything You Wanted To Know About HBO Now But Were Too Afraid To Ask

(35) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 4:39 PM

One of the most exciting bits of news to come out of Apple’s press event in San Francisco on Monday actually had to do with HBO.

HBO CEO Richard Plepler took the stage to announce that the company's long-awaited standalone streaming service, HBO Now, will cost $14.99 per...

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HBO's New Streaming Service Will Launch Exclusively On Apple Devices

(225) Comments | Posted March 9, 2015 | 1:25 PM

If you want to watch HBO Now, HBO's long-awaited standalone streaming service, you're going to need an Apple device.

HBO and Apple said that Apple will be the exclusive launch partner for HBO Now, HBO's CEO Richard Plepler said at Apple's event on Monday. This will...

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비밀번호는 사라져야 마땅하다. 그러나 당장은 아니다(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 3:54 PM

컴퓨터 앞에 앉거나 스마트폰을 쥐는 순간 모든 계정에 간편하게 로그인된다고 상상해보자. 기기가 독자의 지문이든 홍채의 무늬든 심장박동의 파형이든 뭐라도 인식하게 하는 것이다. 어떻게든 ‘본인’을 확인하기만 하면 되는 거니까.

우리는 인터넷의 유구한 역사 동안 쭉 비밀번호라는 걸 사용해왔다. 문제는 비밀번호라는 게 그다지 좋은 방법이 아니라는 거다. 보안 전문가들이 계정마다 다른...

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Vi spiego il successo di Netflix: tratta i dipendenti come adulti

(23) Comments | Posted March 6, 2015 | 1:02 AM

Gli americani che lavorano nelle grandi aziende si ritrovano sempre davanti alle solite questioni: stabilire i giorni di ferie, farsi approvare le spese e partecipare alle annuali riunioni sulle prestazioni lavorative.Tutte queste cose non riguardano i dipendenti di Netflix.

Possono godere di ferie illimitate e gestire le spese senza che...

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Comcast Subscribers Are Not Happy HBO Go Doesn't Work On Their Playstations

(54) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 4:45 PM

Sony Playstation 4 owners rejoiced earlier this week when HBO Go, the popular streaming service from the premium TV network behind “Game of Thrones,” finally became available as an app on their game consoles.

At last, Playstation 4 owners who subscribed to HBO -- or knew someone...

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