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Saturday, January 22, 2022
LG and Samsung TVs at CES: Bezel-free, smaller OLEDs, and more

LG and Samsung TVs at CES: Bezel-free, smaller OLEDs, and more

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Enlarge / Here's a 77-inch 8K TV in a heavily photoshopped image from LG. Ars at CES 2020 View more stories What's going on in the world of high-end TVs? LG and Samsung's announcements at CES 2020 have already provided a clear picture of what we can expect. The latest trend is wall-mounted TVs designed…
88% of Americans use a second screen while watching TV. Why?

88% of Americans use a second screen while watching TV. Why?

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Eric Audras | Getty Images When it comes to tech, I like to think I'm a pretty hoopy frood. I added the System Tuner UI to my Android phone's settings. I've crimped my own ethernet cables. I got Wing Commander III running, back when that required the dark arts of HIMEM.SYS tweaking. What I'm trying…
Star Trek and Fallout actor Rene Auberjonois has passed away

Star Trek and Fallout actor Rene Auberjonois has passed away

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Enlarge / Rene Auberjonois speaking at a fan convention. Esteemed character actor Rene Auberjonois died in his home in Los Angeles on Sunday at the age of 79, The New York Times reports. The cause of death was lung cancer. Auberjonois was a prolific actor whose 55-year career spanned well over 200 roles. To many,…
Sony is attempting to sell PlayStation Vue, however it may have a tough time of it

Sony is attempting to sell PlayStation Vue, however it may have...

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Enlarge / Sony's PlayStation 4, for which Vue is currently the only cable-lite streaming subscription available. Sony is seeking to sell off its PlayStation Vue TV business for a figure in the "tens of millions," ending a multi-year experiment in taking on cable companies with lower-cost, "skinny" streaming TV bundles. Citing people familiar with the…
Hulu lastly overtakes Netflix and Amazon, uses video downloads

Hulu lastly overtakes Netflix and Amazon, uses video downloads

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Enlarge / The downloadable content page in the iOS Hulu app. For the first time, Hulu will allow users to download episodes for offline viewing. The feature is available today for iOS users who have subscribed to Hulu's ad-free on-demand tier. Users will be able to download as many as 25 videos on up to…
Apple TELEVISION+ will introduce in November for $9.99, taking on versus Disney+ at $6.99

Apple TELEVISION+ will introduce in November for $9.99, taking on versus...

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Enlarge / Tim Cook announces Apple TV+ at an event on March 25, 2019. Disney earlier this year announced that it will launch its Disney+ streaming TV service on November 12 in the United States for $6.99 per month. Yesterday, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman published a report claiming that Apple's competing TV service, Apple TV+, will also…
Console Wars– a book about the Genesis and SNES– will end up being a TELEVISION program

Console Wars– a book about the Genesis and SNES– will end...

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Enlarge / The Sega Genesis. One of the great tech and gaming stories of a generation will be told on the small screen soon. Deadline reports that Blake Harris' 2014 non-fiction novel Console Wars will be adapted into a documentary and a short-run TV series, both of which will air on CBS All Access. The book tells…
No marshmallows here: Veronica Mars season 4 pulls no punches

No marshmallows here: Veronica Mars season 4 pulls no punches

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Enlarge / Hulu's poster and key art for the new season. It's been surreal seeing public transit ads for this long-dead, personal favorite show around town. Hulu Cue Air's “La femme d’argent.” Ah, the optimism of youth. Sure, 2004 Veronica Mars, your best friend was murdered, your high school sweetheart dumped you, your family was…
Quickly you’ll have the ability to view PBS on YouTube

Quickly you’ll have the ability to view PBS on YouTube

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Enlarge / PBS, the United States' public TV service, focuses on educational content, dramas, and childrens' programming, among other things. PBS and YouTube have announced that PBS and PBS Kids will join YouTube TV’s channel roster. The two partners made the announcement this week at the summer Television Critics Association’s (TCA) press tour. Three hundred and…
What Your Kid Can Gain from BBC’s ‘Sarah & & Duck ‘

What Your Kid Can Gain from BBC’s ‘Sarah & & Duck...

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Photo: BBC In the British cartoon Sarah & Duck, Sarah is a girl who lives with her best friend, a mallard named Duck. Their home is devoid of adults except the omnipresent narrator/possible dad. Each short episode follows the pair through both mundane activities (like making a cake) and fantastical scenarios (like the cake batter…

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