The Many Ways in Which Google Is Trying to Take Over the World

A report emerged late Tuesday that Google is working on building its own cable TV service. The move would bring Google up from being the owner of a mere streaming video site to competing with telecom giants like Comcast. That means Google would have an entirely new—if related—industry to disrupt and, potentially,… » 7/17/13 4:12pm 7/17/13 4:12pm

Comcast Testing Super Set-Top Box That Does Cable TV and Web Video

Comcast subscribers in Augusta, Georgia are currently playing guinea pig for a new set-top box that lets them watch internet video in addition to regular TV (and search seamlessly across both). But should one cable box have all that power? » 12/14/10 9:00am 12/14/10 9:00am

Comcast's Awesome Xfinity TV Remote iPad App Is Available Now

Why am I cursing Time Warner this morning? Aside from the usual reasons, it's because Comcast, my former cable TV company, has released their super cool Xfinity TV remote app for iPads and iPhones. It looks awesome. I want it. » 11/15/10 11:50am 11/15/10 11:50am

Xfinity, Please Release This TV Remote Web App

If there's anything that could make me forgive the general dorkiness of Comcast's "Xfinity" rebranding, it's this incredibly awesome demo of a prototype web app for controlling Xfinity cable and On Demand. Guys, release this and we'll call it even. » 5/12/10 3:29pm 5/12/10 3:29pm

MPAA Still Trying to Plug Your Analog Hole with Selectable Output…

Still use component connections with your cable box? Listen up: the MPAA has again asked the FCC to let studios disable analog connections during certain on-demand movies. The FCC currently bans this, and here's why that's a good thing. » 11/05/09 11:00am 11/05/09 11:00am

Sling Modem Combines Cable Modem + Slingbox

The Pitch: The Sling Modem, which is a Slingbox and a Cable Modem combined into one—NOT TWO!!!—gadget. It'll be available directly from cable providers, but no partnerships have been announced yet.
The Catch: You're limited to only one type of Slingbox with this Modem, so you're SOL if you want to get this or that type … » 1/07/08 12:01am 1/07/08 12:01am