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Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

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Remember all the hubbub (now there's a word I never thought I'd use; thanks a lot, aging process) over Comcast's kind of, maybe plan to spy on subscribers through their cable box as they watch TV, fold their laundry, or engage in coitus? There was quite an outcry at the...
Smart TV Exploit Means Hackers Can Watch You Watch TV

TV Makers Sony, Vizio Give Google TV a Second Go

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Google’s first efforts to bring Internet (okay, YouTube-centric) content to television sets has become the stuff of lore. Google TV didn’t work onstage during its debut! Logitech stopped making its Google TV box, calling it “a mistake”! And sales were “slightly negative.” But it was evident at January’s Consumer Electronics...
TV Makers Sony, Vizio Give Google TV a Second Go

Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

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You may have missed it, but Google is no longer just Google. Now it's Google with a dying elephant strapped to its back. The dying elephant is Motorola Mobility, the ancient, massive cellphone and cable-box maker that Google finally bought about a month ago. In the days after Google announced...
Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)
Were rumors of an Apple HDTV off base? TV remote functions could be Apple's 'next big thing'
All The Cool Things The New Xbox, PS4, And Nintendo Wii Can Do (NTDOY, MSFT, SNE)

Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

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Comcast is launching its own video streaming service this week, the company announced on Tuesday. Dubbed "Xfinity Streampix," the new service appears to address concerns that customers are increasingly attracted to online services such as Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, and Hulu Plus. Comcast already offers limited streaming access...
Comcast launching Xfinity Streampix to compete with Netflix

iPad danger: app v. web, consumer v. creator

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I tweeted earlier that after having slept with her (Ms. iPad), I woke up with morning-after regrets. She’s sweet and pretty but shallow and vapid. Cute line, appropriate for retweets. But as my hangover settles in, I realize that there’s something much more basic and profound that worries me about...
iPad danger: app v. web, consumer v. creator
Google expected to earn up to $2.5 billion from auction of Motorola set-top box division

1080i and 1080p are the same resolution

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The 1080i your cable box sends out is the same number of pixels that your 1080p TV has. [Read more]...
1080i and 1080p are the same resolution

Here's How Apple Is Telling Cable Companies It Will Make Apple TV Work (AAPL)

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Apple's invasion of television may not be the revolution everyone dreams of, but that doesn't mean it's not going to introduce some revolutionary new features. Jessica Vascellero and Sam Schechner at the Wall Street Journal have new details on Apple's vision for the television market. Sadly for many people, Apple's...
Here's How Apple Is Telling Cable Companies It Will Make Apple TV Work (AAPL)

Microsoft's New Xbox One Could Replace Your Cable Company's DVR One Day (MSFT)

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Microsoft's new Xbox One video game console can plug directly into your cable box to pipe in live TV. However, even though the console has a really big hard drive, it won't replace the DVR your cable company gives you yet. But that functionality could be added in the future,...
Microsoft's New Xbox One Could Replace Your Cable Company's DVR One Day (MSFT)

Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)

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Intel is reportedly working on a set-top box for your TV that will let you stream video and audio content, record shows online, and watch a few select cable channels. We've been hearing rumblings of Intel's set-top box for a few months, but TechCrunch and Slashgear are both reporting that...
Now Intel Is Trying To Beat Apple To A TV (INTC)

The Next Xbox Will Take Over Your TV

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The Next Xbox Will Take Over Your TV: Tom Warren for The Verge: The functionality will work by taking a cable box signal and passing it through to the Xbox via HDMI, allowing Microsoft's console to overlay a UI and features on top of an existing TV channel or set-top...
The Next Xbox Will Take Over Your TV
Motorola Mobility posts $86 million loss in Q1 on $3.1 billion in revenue, ships 8.9 million phones

Intel's Cable Box Will Have A Camera That Tracks You As You Watch TV (INTC)

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We should reserve judgement until we see the actual product, but the initial description of Intel's plan for a cable box sounds very creepy. It's planning to roll out a cable box with a camera that looks at who is watch TV to deliver a more personalized experience. At the...
Intel's Cable Box Will Have A Camera That Tracks You As You Watch TV (INTC)
Comcast will stream on demand shows from HBO, Showtime, and 28 others during free trial week for subscribers

FCC clarifies set-top box IP interface requirement and extends deadline to 2013

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You may have not noticed, but your cable box at home has a Firewire port on it, designed to serve up content to other devices in your home. This almost useless port -- thanks DRM -- is a result of an FCC mandate that has been enforced for almost...
FCC clarifies set-top box IP interface requirement and extends deadline to 2013

Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling

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Anti-consumer legislation SOPA and PIPA might be all but dead, but there isn’t time to rest. There is a seemingly never-ending flow of proposed legislation, statutes and bills queued up, ready to bust down doors and storm living rooms. One of the latest involves the forced transition from analog to...
Boxee Stands With The CEA Against Cable Companies, Courts The FCC Chairman To Stop Proposed Ruling

Cartoon Network's iPhone and iPad app adds a live TV feed, for authenticated customers

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Cartoon Network announced plans to join the TV Everywhere party with a live internet feed of its channel (for authenticated cable / satellite customers) during upfronts and now the updated v1.8 app has arrived on iPhones and iPads. The feed can also be streamed with Flash on the channel's...
Cartoon Network's iPhone and iPad app adds a live TV feed, for authenticated customers

Google sells Motorola Home set-top biz to Arris for $2.3B

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Web giant inherited the cable box maker with its acquisition of Motorola Mobility earlier this year. [Read more]...
Google sells Motorola Home set-top biz to Arris for $2.3B
Motorola's DreamGallery will allow cable companies to instantly update their user interfaces

Netflix reportedly in talks with cable operators to deliver its streaming service via their boxes

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Netflix‘s CEO Reed Hastings has been quietly connecting with cable TV companies, Reuters reports. The purpose of these supposed meetings would be to discuss the possibility to add Netflix’s online film & TV streaming service to their cable offer. Besides Reuters’ credibility and the fact that it mentions four different sources,...
Netflix reportedly in talks with cable operators to deliver its streaming service via their boxes
Apple pushing to add cable services to set-top box, according to report

FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

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I moderated a panel on the future of television this afternoon. I'm a big believer in the future of video-based storytelling (a.k.a., TV), but I think the TV industry as it currently exists is headed for trouble. Why? Because consumer TV viewing habits are changing. And, eventually, when consumer habits...
FORMER TV EXEC: Here's The Incredibly Stupid Way Cable Companies Are Screwing Up Their Businesses

The Xbox One has one major problem

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Microsoft's Xbox One is being touted as the only peripheral your TV needs--except for your cable box, the only thing it apparently can't work without. By John Patrick Pullen, contributor FORTUNE -- When it comes to launches like Tuesday's Xbox One announcement, there's a term for the shiny, face-forward product image...
The Xbox One has one major problem

Nintendo TVii app launches on Wii U in US and Canada on December 20

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Nintendo of America announced this morning that its delayed Nintendo TVii service for the Wii U will launch on December 20. Nintendo TVii, first introduced back in September, intends to tie all of your currently balkanized media services on the Wii U -- various streaming services, your cable box,...
Nintendo TVii app launches on Wii U in US and Canada on December 20
Will Apple TV be a glorified cable box? Cable companies sure hope so

Intel's Cable Destroying Media Project Is Blowing Away The People Who See It (INTC)

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Intel's cable-killing media project is getting rave reviews from the select few outsiders who have been able to see it, according to a report from Michael Learmonth in Ad Age. Learmonth calls it "the TV service you've always wanted." Based on conversations with people who have used it, he says...
Intel's Cable Destroying Media Project Is Blowing Away The People Who See It (INTC)

Low Latency No. 63: There can be only One

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Microsoft's new live TV strategy with Xbox One wants to ensure that it gets in between you and your cable box. [Read more]...
Low Latency No. 63: There can be only One

Charter Communications Refuses To Air Antenna Manufacturer's Ad

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There's a lot of talk about "cord cutting" going around. On one hand, the techier side of the spectrum feels this is the new normal and that it spells out the eventual demise of cable companies. On the other hand, cable companies are stating loudly that this isn't happening...
Charter Communications Refuses To Air Antenna Manufacturer's Ad
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