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Make It So: Google TV Revamp Adds Voice Navigation

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Today's launch of the third version of Google TV introduces voice commands, an improved user interface, and better smartphone and tablet integration. In a plain building on Google's Mountain View campus, lines of engineers lounge in their cubicles, unabashedly watching sports, news, and YouTube clips on their deskside TVs....
Make It So: Google TV Revamp Adds Voice Navigation

Pandora embraces web standards for the living room, launches on Xbox 360 and PS3

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Pandora is finally available on the Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3, thanks to a new web app launched Wednesday that comes complete with a UI optimized for couch potatoes. The company wants to bring the web app to additional TV platforms in the coming months, and CTO Tom...
Pandora embraces web standards for the living room, launches on Xbox 360 and PS3

Study Finds Simple Way To Predict Behavior: Just Ask Users

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Scientists have discovered a deliciously simple way to improve the prediction of human behavior, the holy grail of social and consumer research: just ask users why they make certain decisions. Researchers from the University of Vermont found that the crowd offered better insight at predicting their own household energy consumption and...
Study Finds Simple Way To Predict Behavior: Just Ask Users

Steam to debut Big Picture beta soon, make couch potatoes of PC gamers

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Early last year, Valve mentioned it was working on something called Big Picture mode for Steam, an alternative user interface with controller support designed specifically for use on televisions. According to Gabe Newell, the distribution services' couch-ready UI is almost upon us. "We should have both Linux and 10-foot...
Steam to debut Big Picture beta soon, make couch potatoes of PC gamers

Nielsen: Couch Potatoes Love To Tap On Tablets While Watching TV

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For anyone who’s loved to watch Twitter reactions or a liveblog of a big event on TV, this will probably come as no surprise. For advertisers and broadcasters who haven’t figured out how to capitalize on this, you are missing a trick: we are fast becoming a culture of people...
Nielsen: Couch Potatoes Love To Tap On Tablets While Watching TV

Steam's new 'Big Picture' brings PC gaming to couch potatoes

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Steam's new software features an interface for the living room....
Steam's new 'Big Picture' brings PC gaming to couch potatoes
Dijit tries to fix onscreen TV guides with a 'discovery' oriented NextGuide app

Nearly third of children globally are couch potatoes | Reuters

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Nearly third of children globally are couch potatoes | Reuters

Study: Online grocery delivery is more environmentally-friendly than driving to the store

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Amazon Fresh truck Online grocery shopping just isn’t for couch potatoes or those folks who are too busy to get to the grocery store. New research from the University of Washington finds that relying on an online grocery delivery service like Amazon Fresh or Safeway is actually far more environmentally-friendly...
Study: Online grocery delivery is more environmentally-friendly than driving to the store
Seamless brings super simple food ordering to the iPad

You will soon control the color of your energy-efficient LED light bulbs with your iPhone/Android

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Oh, Kickstarter. It is the main place where tech lovers’ dreams have an opportunity to become reality; it not only promotes some of the most innovative ideas, but it also makes those of us in the real world anxious for a more gadget-filled tomorrow. Enter LIFX. LIFX’s, well, life...
You will soon control the color of your energy-efficient LED light bulbs with your iPhone/Android

Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

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What's new on the app stores on Thursday 10 May 2012A selection of 19 new and notable apps for you today:N.O.V.A. 3Gameloft's N.O.V.A. series started as a homage to Xbox's Halo franchise. Now in its third incarnation, the graphics have been pumped up even more for its first-person shooter action,...
Apps Rush: N.O.V.A. 3, CoPilot GPS, Damien Hirst, Tap Dragon Park, CloudOn, TVcheck and more

My instant review of Twitter's new business plan

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Shared by Bud Looks like business model desperation. There's a lot of that lately. When will I be able to fire up a buzz server like I can a web server? or a mail server? There's something deeply unsettling about Twitter's new crackdown on publishers who run ads through Twitter....
My instant review of Twitter's new business plan

Nielsen says game consoles get men to use TV more: hurray, we think

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We're not sure if we should always cheer figures that reflect sedentary behavior. Still, chalk one up for greater (if superficial) gender equality. Nielsen finds that, as of this past March, men who owned a modern game console like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii were using their...
Nielsen says game consoles get men to use TV more: hurray, we think
The Pac-12 comes to the iPad just in time for football season

Samsung Smart TVs: The next frontier for data theft and hacking [video]

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Smart TVs, particularly Samsung’s (005930) last few generations of flat screens, can be hacked to give attackers remote access according to a security startup called ReVuln. The company says it discovered a “zero-day exploit” that hackers could potentially use to perform malicious activities that range from stealing accounts linked through apps to...
Samsung Smart TVs: The next frontier for data theft and hacking [video]

Tablet Users Are Geezer Couch Potatoes, Says New Report

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New research shows that tablet owners are more likely to be older - and far more interested in consuming content than producing it. Those demographics blow holes in popular tablet-as-PC-replacement theories. Smartphone Users Like Tablets The insights come from a report last week from market analyst comScore, which also...
Tablet Users Are Geezer Couch Potatoes, Says New Report

Nearly third of children globally are couch potatoes

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Nearly third of children globally are couch potatoes

What can we learn from the brief wondrous life of Current TV?

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Today, the Qatar-backed international news network Al Jazeera agreed to buy Al Gore’s progressive cable channel Current TV for around $500 million according to sources close to the deal. That’s a lot of cash for a network few people watch, but it’s not the programming Al Jazeera wants, it’s the...
What can we learn from the brief wondrous life of Current TV?

AT&T Launches Voice-Controlled Remote App for U-verse TV

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In Season Five of “30 Rock,” Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donaghy, introduced a voice-controlled TV remote that — though hilarious — didn’t work too well. But maybe AT&T can get it right. Today, the company introduced a new mobile app that allows AT&T U-verse TV customers to operate their TV...
AT&T Launches Voice-Controlled Remote App for U-verse TV

You will soon control the color of your energy-efficient LED light bulbs with your iPhone/Android [Video]

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Oh, Kickstarter. It is a primary place where tech lovers’ dreams have an opportunity to become reality; it not only promotes some of the most innovative ideas, but it also makes those of us in the real world more anxious for a gadget-filled tomorrow. Enter LIFX. LIFX’s, well, life...
You will soon control the color of your energy-efficient LED light bulbs with your iPhone/Android [Video]

Netflix and the golden era of couch potatoes

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TV is clearly outshining the movies. But when will we know if original content is a workable business? By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- Television is enjoying something of a golden age. With shows like The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones drawing praise as well as rabidly...
Netflix and the golden era of couch potatoes

Facebook's Only Option To Boost Voter Turnout Is Completely Unethical

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Facebook and CNN recently announced an ambitious partnership to boost America’s embarrassingly low voter turnout rate with a special “I Voted” app, which will broadcast users’ intent to vote and encourage their friends to follow suit. Unfortunately, it’s unlikely to make much of a difference, since the only known option...
Facebook's Only Option To Boost Voter Turnout Is Completely Unethical

Couch potatoes rejoice! FanCake app rewards sports fans for watching TV

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Spectators rule. That’s one of the lessons of the ultra-competitive sports marketing business. Kwarter is proving that with today’s launch of an iPhone app called FanCake, which provides sports fans with rewards just for watching TV. San Francisco, Calif.-based Kwarter is teaming with a variety of companies to deliver an app...
Couch potatoes rejoice! FanCake app rewards sports fans for watching TV
Switched On: Android's TV Triple Threat
REVIEWED: Nintendo's Wii U (NTDOY)

Apple's TV Will Be "The Biggest Thing In Consumer Electronics Since The Smartphone" -- Munster (AAPL)

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Apple analyst Gene Munster was on Bloomberg Radio with Tom Keene and Ken Pruitt yesterday. He added more details about what he expects from Apple's forthcoming TV, which he (and we) expect will be announced in the fall. Apple's TV "is real" "It will be the biggest thing in...
Apple's TV Will Be "The Biggest Thing In Consumer Electronics Since The Smartphone" -- Munster (AAPL)

Couch potatoes can earn rewards with Viggle iPhone app (Appolicious)

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Appolicious - I don’t know why I bother testing apps on their launch day — it never ends well. But because I was rooting for new app Viggle to succeed, I gave the app for iPhone and iPod Touch a Day 2 chance. This move was purely selfish. You see,...
Couch potatoes can earn rewards with Viggle iPhone app (Appolicious)

CES 2013: the health and fitness gadgets coming your way

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From a fork that tells you when you're eating too fast to a skin patch that constantly monitors your vital signs, there was plenty of exciting kit on show in Las VegasThe Consumer Electronics Show, an annual innovation showcase which brings over 100,000 industry professionals to Las Vegas and fills...
CES 2013: the health and fitness gadgets coming your way
Showyou finally lets you multitask during Airplay streaming
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