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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...
  • 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...
  • Spending: 5 things you need to know about streaming audio

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance You have more ways than ever to program your own music. 1. WYOU is on the air. Never mind paying a buck to purchase, download and store individual songs. You can now create your own radio station. The streaming field is...
  • 2015 Kia Sedona: First Look

     
    Competes with: Dodge Grand Caravan, Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna Looks like: A minivan doing its hardest to look like a crossover Drivetrain: 276-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 with a six-speed automatic transmission; front-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Fall 2014 More...
  • With new gadgets hitting the market, here's a look at the technology graveyard

    With new gadgets hitting the market, here's a look at the technology graveyard
    With all the hype surrounding the newest and hottest pieces of technology on the market, it’s easy to forget about some products of years past that were destined for failure. The newest version of the iPhone is due to be unveiled next month and...
  • Flappy Bird developer says he took down game because it was addictive

    Flappy Bird developer says he took down game because it was addictive
    Days after removing ultra popular mobile game Flappy Bird from the Apple App Store and Google Play, developer Dong Nguyen has finally given an explanation for his decision to kill the game: It was too addictive. Nguyen, a 29-year-old independent...
  • Fake Flappy Bird games may contain malware, Android users are warned

    Fake Flappy Bird games may contain malware, Android users are warned
    Security researchers are warning Android users not to install versions of Flappy Bird found in alternative app stores as they may contain malware that could lead to unwanted charges on their phone bills. Flappy Bird is a mobile game that rose to...
  • Orange hires firm to develop app for parents

    Orange hires firm to develop app for parents
    Starting at the end of January, parents in Orange County will have Orange County Public Schools at their fingertips, courtesy of a new app. The district has hired a company called ParentLink to develop a district app that will give parents access to...
  • Like it? Social ads turn users into unwitting endorsers

    Like it? Social ads turn users into unwitting endorsers
    SAN FRANCISCO — Candice Kilpatrick couldn't help but laugh when she came across a novelty item on Amazon.com: a latex horse's head with a bushy mane. Knowing her friends would get a kick out of the mask too, she shared the link on Facebook. Soon...