LG Curved OLED vs Sony 4K LCD: Which TV Tech Reigns Supreme?

It's not an easy time to be shopping for a new TV. Do you want that crisp 4K resolution, or a gorgeous new OLED display? Unless you've got tens of thousands of dollars burning a hole in your pocket, you can't have them both in the same screen. Which is why we decided to pit them against each other. » 11/19/14 3:45pm Wednesday 3:45pm

Oscar the Grouch used to be orange (but was supposed to be magenta)

Sesame Street is 45 years old today, and the warm-spirited puppeteers behind the show's Twitter account did a fun thing. They shared 45 facts about Sesame Street over the course of the day. Chief among them is the fact that Oscar the Grouch was actually orange for the entire first season of the show. Orange! » 11/10/14 8:03pm 11/10/14 8:03pm

How We Got to Now: PBS Celebrates Science Heroes You've Never Heard Of

In 2014 we live pretty comfortable lives, free of rampant disease and inconvenience that plagued our not-too-distant ancestors. The people who helped us get to this point are not necessarily rich or famous but they're no less important for it. PBS celebrates these folks in its new series, How We Got To Now, hosted by… » 10/15/14 7:45pm 10/15/14 7:45pm

With Standalone HBO, How Much Will It Cost to Cut the Cord?

Sometime next year, HBO is going to start offering HBO without a cable subscription. It's what we've been waiting for, and it means maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to finally cut the cord. The question remains as to how much that'll cost—will it really be much cheaper than a traditional cable package? Let's run some… » 10/15/14 2:14pm 10/15/14 2:14pm

Holy crap, Twin Peaks is coming back in 2016 to Showtime!

It's official. 25 years later, Twin Peaks is coming back to television. Creators David Lynch and Mark Frost hinted about it last week and now they just made it official: A new season is coming to Showtime in 2016. I wanted it to be Netflix or Amazon, but Lynch and Frost had to go Showtime for a good reason. » 10/06/14 8:43pm 10/06/14 8:43pm

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… » 10/04/14 9:00am 10/04/14 9:00am

I Can't Stop Watching This Parade of TV and Film's Biggest Spoilers

In the age of the Netflix binge-watch, no plot twist is sacred. Avoiding spoilers has become nearly impossible. So instead of fighting it, Netflix has embraced our brave new, spoiler-ridden world with a sub-site that pummels you with all of the biggest spoilers in cinematic and television history. It is incredible. » 9/22/14 10:24am 9/22/14 10:24am

Chromecast's New Slingbox App Puts Your Entire TV Lineup in Your Pocket

What if you could bring your entire TV to a friend's house, all your channels and DVR programs intact? That's more or less what the Slingbox app for Chromecast lets you do today. With a Slingbox hooked up to your home theater plus the SlingPlayer app for iOS and Android devices you could already take your content on… » 9/17/14 3:45pm 9/17/14 3:45pm

That New Utopia Show Is a Dumb Dystopia But Obviously That's the Point

Throughout history, people have tried to build many different versions of Utopia. Sometimes it's a charismatic leader ushering people toward a righteous path with a common goal. Other times, groups of like-minded people come together to democratically work toward a common goal. And sometimes it's just a bunch of… » 9/08/14 6:13pm 9/08/14 6:13pm