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Cube26′s Technology Turns Your Face Into A TV Remote

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The hardest thing about watching TV is finding the remote after a long, slovenly lounge on the couch. Cube26 aims to improve on that situation by turning your TV, phone, or tablet into a face-detecting powerhouse. What does that mean? Basically, your TV or other device will know when...
Cube26′s Technology Turns Your Face Into A TV Remote

TNW at IBC: Applicaster on apps for babies and future TV consumption

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The Next Web is broadcasting from the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam. Each day we will have new interviews and content from the show. Applicaster is a service company for TV, broadcasters and cable companies working in the space where content delivery, social TV and second screen collide. The...
TNW at IBC: Applicaster on apps for babies and future TV consumption

Kickstarter: Spark Connects Your Lightbulbs To The Internets

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The Internet is a many-splendored thing. For some it is a fount of knowledge and others a fount of porn. But for those with the Spark, it is a fount of illumination. Minnesota-based Spark is a project that connects lightbulbs to the Internet. By adding a dongle between the...
Kickstarter: Spark Connects Your Lightbulbs To The Internets
RCA reinvents mobile TV for the tablet universe

Microsoft patent describers seekbar function in Kinect

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Microsoft is bringing the Kinect to PCs and recently released an SDK to this effect, but now a USPTO patent suggests it has more in the works for the system. A Seekbar feature will let users watching TV navigate channels and otherwise control their TVs and video with nothing more...
Microsoft patent describers seekbar function in Kinect
A Quarter Of U.S. Consumers Own A Laptop, Tablet And A Smartphone

Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

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Evomote is a Spanish startup that hopes to transform your smartphone into a personalized TV guide, and its pitch during the Wayra Madrid Demo Day earlier this week was very well received. This was a good example of how much startups can change during an acceleration program – for the better. When...
Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

Intel Confirms It's Making A Streaming TV Box And Online TV Service (INTC)

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As has been widely reported, Intel confirmed today that it is working on a set-top box for TVs that let you stream video content.  Speaking at AllThingsD's Dive Into Media conference, Intel's media boss Erik Huggers said the company is working on a set-top box and an accompanying streaming TV...
Intel Confirms It's Making A Streaming TV Box And Online TV Service (INTC)

Report: Technology Has Made The World Fat

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The world has paid for the luxury of Angry Birds with its health and looks: a new report finds a strong link between technological advancement and expanding waistlines. According to economic think tank, The Milken Institute, a country the size of America will add 4.2 million Spanx-wearing citizens for...
Report: Technology Has Made The World Fat

Microsoft Research: 4 habits of the multi-screen viewer

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Nowadays, with all the gadgets available to us, multi-tasking with multiple devices has become a regularity. While watching the game on TV, we’ll Tweet about it on our smartphone. When shopping on our PCs, we might use a tablet to find reviews. And if we have more questions about...
Microsoft Research: 4 habits of the multi-screen viewer

BuddyTV Guide app adds Hulu Plus integration

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Even when you're watching TV alone, you've always got a friend in BuddyTV Guide -- the personalized listings and remote control app. Now, in addition to content providers Netflix, iTunes and Amazon, it's inviting another player to the viewing party: Hulu Plus. Subscribers to the service will be able...
BuddyTV Guide app adds Hulu Plus integration
Vobile's new TVSync tech uses your phone's camera to track your TV
Cracking Kinect: the Xbox One's new sensor could be a hardware hacker's dream

Elgato brings EyeTV to iOS, Android devices on the go

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Elgato has brought its latest digital TV tuners to the iPhone, iPad and Android devices with two new mobile solutions for watching TV on the go. The new EyeTV Mobile is designed for iOS devices with its 30-pin dock connector, while the EyeTV Micro uses a microUSB connection to connect...
Elgato brings EyeTV to iOS, Android devices on the go

Why Second Screens Beat the Super Bowl

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"If the Super Bowl is such a meaningless game, why are so many people posting updates about how they're not going to watch it?" said one of my Facebook friends, as the game approached halftime. OK, I don't follow football. And I especially don't know anything about the Super Bowl....
Why Second Screens Beat the Super Bowl
Mobile Photosharing, The Final Social Frontier
The iPad Mini Is The Ideal Second Screen Companion

Sling Releases Its First New Hardware In Years, The Slingbox 500 And Slingbox 350

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Years ago, Sling Media introduced a new line of products that were truly revolutionary. By encoding TV into digital streams and then slinging them over the Internet, Sling changed the way viewers thought about TV. With a Slingbox, users could for the first time take live TV with them, anywhere...
Sling Releases Its First New Hardware In Years, The Slingbox 500 And Slingbox 350

Samsung unveils its 'future-proofing' Evolution Kit to bring new features to its 2012 Smart TVs

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The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off next week but already Samsung has announced a series of new products, the latest of which is its Evolution Kit which allows monitors from its 2012 Smart TV range to be upgraded with new features and improvements. At this stage, of course, its...
Samsung unveils its 'future-proofing' Evolution Kit to bring new features to its 2012 Smart TVs

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ships today, 4G variant model next week

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Amazon just issued a press release confirming the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD officially ships starting today with the 4G model, as expected, arriving sometime next week. Amazon previously said the 4G model would be landing on November 20th. The $299 Wifi model is available now through www.amazon.com/kindlefirehd and will also...
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 ships today, 4G variant model next week

Google TV adds “Trending” section with suggestions based on Google search trends

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For those of us who haven’t made the leap to Google TV yet, the company is tweaking the experience to lure us into giving it another look. The Google TV team announced some features today for its TV & Movies app that will make watching TV and movies on Google...
Google TV adds “Trending” section with suggestions based on Google search trends
Wattpad now getting 1.5 million new stories a month, captures more reading minutes than Kindle apps

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell says Apple is the biggest threat to Steam Box

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Gabe Newell, the co-founder of gaming company Valve, has revealed that he views Apple, rather than traditional gaming consoles, as the biggest competitive threat to the Steam Box and other PC-based entertainment solutions looking to enter the living room, according to Polygon. Newell made the remarks during a lecture at...
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell says Apple is the biggest threat to Steam Box

Why do my eyes hurt while watching TV?

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CNET reader Jerry's eyes hurt after watching TV at night. Is there something he can do? Geoff Morrison helps him out. [Read more]...
Why do my eyes hurt while watching TV?

Mobile Devices Now Make Up About 20 Percent of U.S. Web Traffic

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Mobile Web browsing continues to take off, with smartphones and tablets accounting for 20 percent of Web traffic in the U.S. and Canada, according to a new report. The analysis, from online advertising network Chitika, finds that those stodgy old PCs still produce just under 80 percent of Web traffic,...
Mobile Devices Now Make Up About 20 Percent of U.S. Web Traffic
Bender: Between Facebook and Sex, Facebook Wins

Twitter active users pass 200 million

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Number of Twitterati has shot up from 140 million in May, but majority of 500 million registered users prefer not to tweetTwitter now has more than 200 million active users around the world, with some 10 million of those in the UK underlining its rapid growth as a social media...
Twitter active users pass 200 million
Why I'm returning my iPad mini
Twitter Dominates Live TV Because Social TV Is Failing
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts: Do you even believe the nonsense you are saying?
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