Explore the World of Game of Thrones as if It Were on Google Maps

If you're desperate to understand the world from George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, here's you chance. The lands of Westeros and Essos have been given a full Google Maps-style treatment, so you can explore them in detail. » 4/21/14 7:30am Monday 7:30am

The Simpsons will air an entire episode in Lego

It's always beautiful when two awesome things collide. It's especially beautiful when those two things are The Simpsons and Lego. And that's exactly what we're going to see on May 4, when Fox will air an episode of The Simpsons in Lego form—or at least CGI Lego form. » 4/16/14 6:17pm 4/16/14 6:17pm

Aereo to Add Chromecast Support for Ultimate TV Nerd Nirvana

What do you get when you combine Aereo's anytime, anywhere, broadcast-TV-via-internet cloud service with Google's Chromecast wonder-dongle? A confluence of TV gizmo delight—and that's exactly what Aereo announced today. » 4/10/14 3:20pm 4/10/14 3:20pm

Amazon Fire TV Teardown: Rock Solid Guts But Expect Some Heat

So, you have your eye on Amazon's shiny new $100 streaming box, which may just be the fastest smart TV you've ever met. But what lurks beneath its sleek exterior? Thanks to iFixit, you don't need to wonder any longer. » 4/04/14 8:56am 4/04/14 8:56am

Streaming Device Showdown: Who Wins the Battle for Your TV?

So you want to stream stuff to your TV. These days you have plenty of options, but which of them is best? After Roku announced its upcoming $50 HDMI-ready streaming stick and Amazon trotted out its new $100 Fire TV streaming box, we put this chart together to show you how it stacks up to the competition. » 4/02/14 5:10pm 4/02/14 5:10pm

Silicon Valley Deserves Silicon Valley

Until now, no one adequately embarrassed Silicon Valley on TV. All prior attempts either embarrassed themselves, or fell just short. But Silicon Valley, Mike Judge's HBO foray into the sociopathic pit of Northern California's tech scene is beyond adequate: It gives the fuckers the graceful slap across the face they… » 4/02/14 3:39pm 4/02/14 3:39pm

Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. » 4/02/14 1:27pm 4/02/14 1:27pm

What's Your Favorite Movie or TV Plot That Would Be Obsolete Today?

Technology's so great. All this communication capability can put you in touch with your friends and family, no matter where in the world they are. Which blows a giant hole through most of the movie and TV plots written up until, say, the late 1990s. What's your favorite storyline that would never exist in a world with… » 3/29/14 4:00pm 3/29/14 4:00pm

Roku Streaming Stick Review: A $50 Wonder and Your TV's New Best Pal

On paper, Roku's new HDMI stick looked like the best bargain for all your streaming desires. But does it actually deliver on those promises in real life? You're damn right it does. » 3/28/14 11:14am 3/28/14 11:14am

1944's Big Screen TV of the Future Wasn't Much Bigger Than a MacBook

With the nation focused on World War II, Americans of the early 1940s understood that they'd have to wait until peacetime for all their shiny new futuristic gadgets to arrive—including the TVs of the future, shown above in illustrations from the Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corporation. If you can believe it, these… » 3/20/14 4:21pm 3/20/14 4:21pm

The Saga of NiceBooby.Net and NBC's Hilarious Shadow-URL Empire

Maybe one night, as you scuttled darkly across the fringes of the internet, you came across a site like CocoaJuggs.net. Or LuvInaBarnyard.org. Maybe even PrisonMate.net. But when you clicked, you were met not with the lurid promises of the URL, but rather by the smiling faces of SNL cast members. Had you discovered a… » 3/14/14 10:02am 3/14/14 10:02am