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Android TV Was Hiding In Plain Sight At CES Three Months Ago

Google TV has been dead in the water for a while now, but rumour has it that a flashy new successor, Android TV, is on the way. There are rumours, and also it was hiding in plain sight at CES three months ago.


Amazon Fire TV Review: A Fast Ride That Will Cost You

Take your pick of streaming devices — there are already plenty out there. Amazon says its new Fire TV can best every Roku, Chromecast and Apple TV in the land on speed, ease of use and a treasure box of extras. In most cases, Fire TV delivers on those promises. But it comes at a price.


Meet The Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies For The Oculus Rift

Gamers love Oculus Rift; the virtual reality system offers a mind-blowing immersive way to experience digital worlds. Jaunt, a new tech company, brings the platform into live-action, cinematic territory. I saw their stuff. It was incredible. And it’s a Pretty Big Deal for movies and media.


Fire TV: Everything You Need To Know About Amazon's Streaming Box

Amazon has kicked off its arrival to the streaming party with the announcement of a new $US100 device called Fire TV in the US. Here’s everything you need to know about it.


The Xbox One Is Turning Your Phone Into The Only Remote You Need

If you have pay TV, the Xbox One’s TV-controlling powers are a great feature; having a list of just the channels you watch is how all cable-surfing should be. But you probably also have a DVR, and the Xbox One has been useless at controlling it. Until now.


Report: Amazon's Planning A Free Streaming Service For Original Shows

The WSJ is reporting that Amazon has its sights set on an ad-supported streaming media service that would be available outside of its existing streaming offerings on Prime. Think of it as an all on-demand Amazon TV network.


Sony And Panasonic's New Optical Archival Discs Will Store Up To 1TB

Sony and Panasonic announced last year that they had plans to develop a new, high-capacity optical storage disc — and they weren’t lying. New details indicate that a new Archival Disc format will have a capacity of up to 1TB.


An Occult History Of The Television Set

The origin of the television set was heavily shrouded in both spiritualism and the occult, writes author Stefan Andriopoulos in his new book Ghostly Apparitions. In fact, as its very name implies, the television was first conceived as a technical device for seeing at a distance: like the telephone (speaking at a distance) and telescope (viewing at a distance), the television was intended as an almost magical box through which we could watch distant events unfold, a kind of technological crystal ball.


Bloomberg Businessweek's New E-Cig Cover Also Comes In GIF Form

Everybody knows that members of Bloomberg Businessweek‘s design team are damn good at what they do. What’s truly impressive is how often they out-do themselves. Take this week’s cover about e-cigarettes, for instance. It’s a hypnotic animated GIF!


Rediscovering Acres Of Forgotten Books In A Grand Old Basement

Amidst endless stories about the death of the printed word and the closing of America’s libraries, another issue remains unresolved: What’s to be done with all the leftover books? In Albany, administrators at the former State Library are embroiled in a debate over the value of books — and what’s “too precious” to throw away.