6 tech trends to watch for in 2012
For tech companies, 2011 was feast or famine.
Review: Everybody's streaming Netflix, but what?
Netflix's streaming-video audience of more than 20 million subscribers has led many to label it a kind of digital TV network, and one that may grow into an HBO rival - if it's not already.
Netflix light on flicks as viewers soak up TV shows
Like most fresh faces that arrive in Hollywood, Netflix wanted to be a movie star. But now it's learning what many in Tinseltown have known for decades: Movies are sexy, but the real money is in television.
TV seems impervious to Silicon Valley's advances
Google's unveiling last week of yet another device it hopes will change the way people watch TV highlights a stubborn truth: The revolution may be televised, but television itself has so far been impervious to a revolution.
Review: Amazon Fire TV Stick doesn't match Chromecast, Apple TV or Roku
Amazon is determined to be a player in the market for digital media devices, gadgets that allow users to stream movies, television shows and music from the Internet to their televisions and living room entertainment ...
Commentary: Say goodbye to the Internet we've known
If you like how cable television works, you're going to love how a court decision this week could change the Internet.
Netflix adds virtual assistant for PlayStation 3 viewers
Netflix on Friday introduced a chatty virtual assistant named 'Max' to help people find on-demand films or television shows on the service using PlayStation 3 consoles.
Review: New Roku, TV Play streaming video players a hit and a miss
For watching Internet video on your TV, I'm a big fan of streaming video players. These typically are inexpensive, hockey-puck sized boxes that plug into your TV and offer access to dozens of Internet channels and sometimes ...
TV makers fire up hype machine over UltraHD
Local resident Tony Holdip stood admiring the latest technological lust object on display at the world's largest consumer electronics show as a friend joined a crowd of amateur photographers snapping pictures of the immense ...
E3 console roundup: Xbox upstages Nintendo at E3, Sony does its thing
You don't have to introduce a new game platform to create a big buzz at E3. A clever app or novel piece of software can still do the trick at the annual video gaming conference, as first Microsoft and then Sony demonstrated ...
Facebook looking for meaning in user posts with 'deep learning' algorithms
Feature stops apps from stealing phone users' passwords
Imagine downloading a NetFlix app to your phone so that you can watch movies on the go. You would expect the app to request your account's username and password the first time it runs. Most apps do.
Online video forces change on TV industry
Having turned print media upside down, the Internet now is disrupting television, forcing broadcasters to adapt to tablets and video-on-demand to hold onto views and advertisers.
Streaming media players offer new options for the digital living room
If you're looking to bring Internet content into your living room without buying a brand-new television, you now have a wide range of low-cost options.