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Today I feel so much pride in taking control of the programs I watch. I recall years earlier how I would have to rush home to catch my favorite shows, Family Feud, The Amazing Race, Under Cover Boss, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, or my favorite Spanish Telenovelas on Univision. I was always in a rush to watch live programming because I can experience it with my friends and family and we could talk about it and be…Continue
Posted by Alicia A. Perez on June 13, 2016 at 1:00am
"The kids have taken control of their own programming", I said to my husband, yet, he looked at me with a no surprise look on his face. "They now want a larger tv in their room because the 40 inch Roku TV they now find it to be too small to watch their favorite programming", I continued. Although my husband thinks nothing about my kids programming habits or their wants, I've realized that in the past few years the kids, boys age 3 and…Continue
Posted by Alicia A. Perez on June 11, 2016 at 10:30pm
Posted by Brian Mahony on June 8, 2016 at 6:58am
I currently live in a quiet town in Westchester County, NY in a single-family home. Having previously resided in Manhattan for close to 15 years, I live mostly in my bedroom and media room. I have varied devices in the room - LG HD TV, DVR, Wi-Fi router, Microsoft Surface book, iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch. I tend to multi-task frequently so I am always using my iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch or laptop while…Continue
Posted by Savio Clemente on June 4, 2016 at 4:55pm
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The US Congress this week passed legislation that would outlaw bots used by scalpers to purchase tickets to concerts, sporting events, and Broadway shows. The Better Online Ticket Sales (BOTS) Act was passed in the House of Representatives with bipartisan support on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports, and now awaits President Obama’s signature. “These bots have gotten completely out of control and their dominance in the market is denying countless fans access to shows, concerts, and sporting events and driving prices through the roof,” said Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in a statement.
Acer Starbreeze, Facebook Oculus, Google, HTC Vive, Samsung and Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced the formation of an international non-profit organization, called the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), to research and foster virtual reality technology and bring together all the players in this global industry, including consumers. Together, partners in the alliance hope to shape the future of virtual reality by developing this emerging industry and taking it forward in synergy with consumers. "The goal of the Global Virtual Reality Association is to promote responsible development and adoption of VR globally," said the GVRA.
Super Mario Run is coming out December 15th, but to play it you’ll need an active internet connection. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed this detail in an interview with Mashable, saying the requirement was introduced to curb piracy. “For us, we view our software as being a very important asset,” said Miyamoto.
If reports are to be believed, Apple has scaled back ambitions to build its own car, but it’s still going strong with its more prosaic automobile offering: CarPlay. It’s not clear in terms of precise numbers how this compares to Google’s rival car OS, Android Auto, but both companies cover all the major manufacturers. As of this October, Android Auto was scheduled to be available on more than 40 2016 models, including some from BMW, Fiat Chrysler (including Dodge and Jeep), and Toyota and Lexus.
Facebook continues to flesh out its in-app camera features, releasing a new tool that lets members of the public create and submit their own custom photo frames for others to use. The social network has offered photo frames for your profile picture since 2015, but hasn’t let anyone create their own before now. Like Facebook’s other photo experiments (including a version of the app that opens straight to the camera instead of the News Feed), this new tool isn’t available to everyone.
Fugitive Indian businessman Vijay Mallya said on Friday that his Twitter account had been penetrated by a hacking group called Legion, which posted links to what it alleged were details of Mallya's bank accounts, offshore investments and luxury cars. Mallya, a flamboyant former billionaire who made his fortune from a liquor and beer empire, moved to Britain in March after being pursued in courts by banks that his now defunct Kingfisher airline owed around $1.4 billion. "Legion will find you, hack you, expose you," read one of several postings tweeted by the hackers on Mallya's official Twitter account before they were erased at around 1215 IST (0645 GMT).
MarvelThe first trailer for Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming debuted on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, giving us a clear look at how well leading man Tom Holland can handle himself in the ol’ red and blue pajamas.The trailer follows Spider-Man as he interrupts a bank robbery, perches on tall buildings, and takes life advice from Tony Stark. We also get a glimpse of Jon Favreau as Tony Stark’s body man Happy Hogan and of Michael Keaton as Adrian Toomes / Vulture. ...
If you were using Twitter this evening and noticed a distinct lack of @-symbols in your mentions, you weren't alone. Twitter has confirmed that it 'accidentally' pushed an 'experiment around replies' to all iOS users, removing the conventional username signifier from the start of replies and making usernames no longer count toward character limit. “Upside, we got helpful feedback,” Twitter says.