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Where's All The Science, Masters Of Sex?

I guess scientific success makes for poor drama, since this week the writers of Masters of Sex have served up a mishmash of pathos that connects not at all with the science that made these people famous.


The World's First 10K TV Is Here. But Why?

See that up there? That’s the world’s first 10K television. You can’t buy it. Chinese display manufacturer BOE made the 82-inch screen just for the bragging rights (first!). That’s OK, though — there’s absolutely no reason to own a 10K TV right now.


Microsoft Built A Cable Box Killer, And Then Killed It

Last month, Microsoft confirmed that Windows Media Center would not be included in Windows 10. It was not a surprise, because almost no one uses Windows Media Center (it was only available as a paid add-on in Windows 8). But it is a shame, because Windows Media Center might be the best DVR software out there. And it should have killed the cable box.


Nvidia Shield Review: Do You Want An Android TV Game Console?

I want you to buy the Nvidia Shield, because I’m a selfish prick. If you buy the Nvidia Shield, perhaps developers will make actually games for it — and then I could buy one too.


Study: The Internet Has Finally Become TV

In the next five years, more than 50 per cent of the world’s population will have internet access, and 80 per cent of internet traffic will be devoted to video, says a new study by Cisco. But it’s not just billions more dinky YouTube videos that will suck up all that bandwidth. It’s our shifting TV habits.


Silicon Valley Made The Best Apple Maps Joke

Last night’s Silicon Valley is called “Homicide,” and it’s a reference to a fictional energy drink, not intentional killing. But the episode also contains a killer joke about some of the worst tech products in recent history.


When It Comes To Tech Dystopia, Portlandia Is Better Than Black Mirror

UK series Black Mirror is being lauded as the first show that really tells the truth about our dystopian tech destiny. But the best critique of technology in today’s culture is not this science fiction import. For the most scathing commentary on the high-tech world we’ve designed for ourselves, you have to watch Portlandia.


So About Those Supposedly Encrypted Samsung SmartTV Voice Commands...

Remember, oh, about a week ago when Samsung had to clarify that its new SmartTVs aren’t actually ambiently listening to every word you say? That’s all well and good — but it sounds like what those TVs do hear is being transmitted without any encryption whatsoever. Whoops.


Here's What Skype Was Like In 1947

Thanks to tech like Skype, the ability to both see and hear someone across thousands of kilometres is a mundane exercise for most of us here in the early 21st century. But back in 1947, signing a contract over videophone was like looking into the future. Even if that future turned out a bit different than we were expecting.


Samsung's Smart TV Privacy Policy Raises Accusations Of Digital Spying, So What's The Deal?

It all started with a small, tucked away sentence in Samsung’s SmartTV security policy. The head-scratching string of words was pointed out by a Redditor on last week, and has since sent websites and experts in debate over smart TV privacy, with opinions ranging from “so what” to quoted text from 1984.


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