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  • Android TV: Why Google Needs a Second Path to Television

    Google has a runaway hit with Chromecast, the cheap, lightweight adapter for slinging Internet video to HDTVs, selling millions of the $35 dongles (just 30 bucks on Amazon!) since its launch last summer. So word that Google is staging a renewed push to...
  • Aereo Coming to Google Chromecast

    Aereo, facing a showdown with broadcasters at the U.S. Supreme Court over its TV-streaming service, will be adding support for Google's Chromecast adapter as another option for users to watch programming on HDTVs -- unless the court rules the startup...
  • 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...
  • Garmin's latest car helper beams your directions

    Smartphones killed more than the phone booth. Look what they're doing to the navigation-device industry, once ruled by Garmin and TomTom. Now there's a GPS-enabled app in every smartphone. Worse, no full-featured new car has a dashboard without a built-...
  • Disney's new Lost Light puzzle app can be challenging and illuminating

    Disney's new Lost Light puzzle app can be challenging and illuminating
    If this week’s Festival of Fantasy Parade debut at the Magic Kingdom wasn’t otherworldly enough for you, here’s a little bit of Disney magic you can carry with you on your mobile device. The new Disney mobile app “Lost Light&...
  • Dish Launches ESPN, ABC and Disney Internet-Video Services

    Dish Network is now officially on the Mouse House's TV Everywhere list. The development could help encourage the satcaster's subscribers to stick with the pay-TV service, instead of switching an over-the-top option -- including the OTT package Dish...
  • Parents eligible for Apple refunds for kids' in-app purchases

    Parents eligible for Apple refunds for kids' in-app purchases
    Although Seana Mulcahy considers herself tech savvy, she was thrown a bit when her 8-year-old son Logan not once, but twice, ran up charges using apps downloaded from Apple's online iTunes store. The first time, he downloaded a free game and ended up...
  • Curious George: Endangered Species?

    Count Frank Welker among the number of people who think the world needs more "Curious George." Welker is a renowned voice actor who helped create such notable tones as the voice of Fred in the long-running adventures of "Scooby-Doo"; Slimer in a 1980s...
  • Unboxing the Rocki music streaming device [Video]

    Unboxing the Rocki music streaming device [Video]
    The Rocki is a music streaming device that lets users listen to music from their smartphones on their big speakers without having to put their phone down. The gadget works by hooking up directly to users' speakers through an auxiliary or RCA cable....
  • Move over Flappy Bird: The latest gaming craze is 2048

    Move over Flappy Bird: The latest gaming craze is 2048
    The (Flappy) Bird is no longer the word -- the latest craze is all about a puzzle game called 2048. The game, which can be played through the Web, requires that users pair tiles containing similar numbers together to create tiles with larger figures....
  • Google lets users show photos on Chromecast with Photowall app

    Google lets users show photos on Chromecast with Photowall app
    Google has released a new app that lets users easily beam pictures from their smartphones, tablets or laptops onto their TVs using the Chromecast streaming device. The app is called Photowall, and it is the latest Chrome Experiment, which is software...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free Starbucks and $100 Visa gift cards

    It's Freebie Friday! Free Starbucks and $100 Visa gift cards
    Happy Freebie Friday! Today's long list has free Starbucks coffee with purchase of a breakfast sandwich, a $100 gift card when you test drive a Cadillac and savings at stores, restaurants and fun things to do. Like Doreen's Deals on Facebook; follow...