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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Spending: texting Dick Tracy

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Chester Gould, the inventor of Dick Tracy's iconic two-way wrist radio, could not have imagined the real thing. Teamed with your smart phone, a smart watch can display real-time fitness data; show phone, text and social-media...
  • TV App Zeebox Changes Its Name to Beamly, and Hopes to Grow by Getting More Social

    Zeebox's original second-screen app was designed to let TV viewers follow a show, in real time, as they watched it. But with that narrow focus, the company -- which has fewer than 2 million monthly active users worldwide -- has not hit the mass scale it...
  • Supreme Court Ruling on Aereo Will Be Significant, No Matter Who Wins

    When the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the battle over television streaming service Aereo on April 22, it will be against a backdrop of two competing narratives. Broadcasters warn of the end of free TV as we know it if the start-up company is...
  • Starter Studio's new class includes gaming company

    Starter Studio's new class includes gaming company
    Orlando is known for video game developers, so it’s only natural that the incoming class of startups at accelerator Starter Studio includes a gaming company. Called Outhouse Games, the company consists of computer geeks Chris Borden and Phil Bias....
  • Lana Del Rey's Updated Classic Helps Build Buzz for 'Maleficent'

    A 90-second trailer for "Maleficent" -- Disney's film starring Angelina Jolie as Sleeping Beauty's beguiling nemesis -- aired during the Grammys on Jan. 26, set to Lana Del Rey's subversive cover of the classic "Once Upon a Dream." The trailer has since...
  • 2015 Kia Sedona rocks minivan world

    2015 Kia Sedona rocks minivan world
    Kia's redesigned Sedona minivan features bolder styling that takes after crossover SUVs, new seats that offer greater passenger- and cargo-hauling flexibility, a new V-6 engine and a new high-end SXL trim level with Nappa leather upholstery. Kia says...
  • Brothers' app blocks texting while driving

    Brothers' app blocks texting while driving
    One of the latest tools targeting the growing problem of texting while driving didn't come out of Apple, Google or Microsoft. It was the brainchild of two Orlando-area entrepreneurs who recently launched a new mobile app called Txt Shield. The idea...
  • Google to sell basic version of modular smartphone in January

    Google to sell basic version of modular smartphone in January
    Google will begin selling a basic version of its Project Ara modular smartphone in January, the company said this week. Project Ara is an effort by Google to make a smartphone that consumers can customize and upgrade by easily switching modules in and...
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  • Snapfish offers free photo prints for a year

    Snapfish offers free photo prints for a year
    Snapfish, the online photo printing retailer, is offering 100 free photo prints when you download the new mobile or tablet application.  Shoppers who download the mobile app will be given an account credit for 100 free photo prints once a month for 12...