Your Cable Box Is an Energy-Sucking Monster (But It Doesn't Have to Be)

An innocent little cable box can suck up more electricity than your actual TV. The most galling part though? Up to two-thirds of its power-hogging actually happens in "idle" mode, when you're not even using it. The good news is, device makers have the technical ability to make cable boxes that don't waste so much… »12/03/14 12:00pm12/03/14 12:00pm


Netflix Is Trying To Make Partnership Deals With Cable Providers

According to The Wall Street Journal, Netflix is trying to initiate negotiations with cable companies like Comcast and Suddenlink Communications to integrate a streaming app in their set-top cable boxes. It will be interesting to see how this plays out given that cable companies have been worried for years about… »10/13/13 8:49pm10/13/13 8:49pm

In France, Even 'Le Cube' Cable Boxes Have a Sense of Style

French cable provide Canal+ teamed up with touted OLPC »10/17/08 7:39pm10/17/08 7:39pm and designer Yves Behar to produce "Le Cube," their new, ultra-stylish HD cable box with DVR and video on demand functions. Looking like a Wii all dressed up for a formal event, Le Cube blends simple geometry with simple colors to create something that's visually…