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  • How Amazon Fire TV stacks up against competitors

    How Amazon Fire TV stacks up against competitors
    Amazon.com on Wednesday jumped into the crowded world of video-streaming devices by announcing the Fire TV, a $99 set-top box. The Amazon Fire TV will now go head to head against the Apple TV, the Google Chromecast and four Roku devices. These devices...
  • TV pilots are still on the networks' radar

     TV pilots are still on the networks' radar
    Spring is the time of year when much of the TV business slaves away on pilots, with actors and crews often pulling 14-hour-plus workdays to deliver sample episodes in hopes that, come May, the networks will add their series to their fall lineups. But...
  • Unboxing the $49.99 Roku Streaming Stick [Video]

    Unboxing the $49.99 Roku Streaming Stick [Video]
    Roku this month began shipping the Streaming Stick, a $49.99 dongle that lets users watch online video content on their TVs. Like Roku's other streaming devices, the Streaming Stick makes it possible for users to easily watch videos from Netflix,...
  • April Fools' in the book world

    April Fools' in the book world
    April Fools' Day is always busy on the Internet. And for some reason, it’s a day that seems especially fertile for the British comic sensibility. Amazon, the massive online retailer, is opening its first brick-and-mortar bookstore. Only it won&...
  • Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis

    Supreme Court seems ready to kill patent for computerized risk analysis
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to curtail the use of certain business patents in a case involving a patent for a computerized risk analysis of international financial transactions. Use of such business-method patents has...
  • Amazon greenlights 'Bosch,' 'The After,' more; renews 'Alpha House'

    Amazon greenlights 'Bosch,' 'The After,' more; renews 'Alpha House'
    New series from "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter, popular mystery author Michael Connelly and actor-writer Jason Schwartzman are on their way to your computer, mobile devices and home TV. Amazon has given the green light to six series produced for the...
  • Amazon announces April 2 event: Video-streaming device coming?

    Amazon announces April 2 event: Video-streaming device coming?
    Amazon.com has sent out invitations to members of the media for an April 2 event at which the company is expected to unveil a video-streaming device. The online retailer is scheduled to hold the event in New York at 8 a.m. PDT, according to a screenshot...
  • Oddest book title of the year: 'How to Poo on a Date'

    Oddest book title of the year: 'How to Poo on a Date'
    "How to Poo on a Date: The Lovers' Guide to Toilet Etiquette" by Mats & Enzo has been named the winner of the Diagram Prize for oddest book title of the year. Writing duo Mats & Enzo have made the finalist list for the prize three previous times with...
  • Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries

    Zola's Bookish recommendation engine goes to work for libraries
    Let's start with the idea of a recommendation engine. It's an informal term to describe the complex algorithms that parse masses of data to make suggestions of the "if you like that, you'll like this" variety. Online services crave good recommendation...
  • Verizon accused of forcing Internet phones on land-line users

    Verizon accused of forcing Internet phones on land-line users
    SACRAMENTO — Two years ago, California's two giant telecom companies and their Silicon Valley allies won passage of a law freeing phone-over-the-Internet calls from government regulation. The 2012 law was essential to the creation of high-tech...
  • SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival

    SXSW 2014: Side Effect is first Myanmar band to play at festival
    On March 15, while much of Austin, Texas, was drowning in music and marketing and thousands of tiny bands were running the streets trying to make a dent, history was being made on a little stage at B.D. Riley's. Chances are you didn't hear about Side...