Amazon Fire TV Review: A Fast Ride That'll 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. » 4/04/14 10:52am 4/04/14 10:52am

Meet the Crazy Camera That Can Make Movies for the Oculus Rift

Gamers love Oculus Rift; the virtual reality system offers a mind-blowingly 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. » 4/03/14 9:00am 4/03/14 9:00am

Fire TV: Everything You Need to Know About Amazon's $100 Streaming Box

Amazon has kicked off its arrival to the streaming party with the announcement of new $100 device called Fire TV to satisfy all your TV watching needs today in a popcorn-scented New York event. Here's everything you need to know about it. » 4/02/14 11:10am 4/02/14 11:10am

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

If you have cable, 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 if you have cable, you probably also have a DVR, and the Xbox One has been useless at controlling it. Until now. » 4/01/14 11:00am 4/01/14 11:00am

Netflix Quality Sucks Because ISPs Won't Bother Fixing It

Notice your Netflix has had a hell of a time streaming in good quality lately? That's because the companies that carry its traffic can't seem to agree who's supposed to shoulder the cost of passing it along, Ars Technica reports. » 2/21/14 4:47pm 2/21/14 4:47pm

Rediscovering Acres of Forgotten Books In a Grand Old Albany 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… » 1/24/14 9:40am 1/24/14 9:40am

Hackers Invaded the Washington Post for "a Few Days"

Looks like Jeff Bezos's new toy, The Washington Post, is the latest victim in the hacker war on newspapers. Company officials announced Wednesday that hackers had gained access to employees' usernames and passwords, though it's unclear how much data the company lost. » 12/18/13 6:04pm 12/18/13 6:04pm