When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
Barely a week since successfully completing sea trials after a three year hiatus, the venerable research sub Alvin is already earning back the $42 million in hardware upgrades and engineering retrofits it's received—showing off its spaciou
Have a current-genRoku device? Want to watch Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour performance from Madison Square Garden? Well, you're in luck. The aforementioned streaming gadgets in the US, Canada and the UK are getting aQello Concertschannel today, bringing access to "the world's largest collection" of full-length performance and music documentaries via a $4.99 monthly All-Access Pass.
We don’t blame you for being smitten by our comparison chart between the 2014 Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version) and Chromecast. We bet it enticed you enough to want the HDMI version bad. The news is that the stick is now ready to ship, so if you place an order now, it should get going within the next couple of days.
Amazon announced the Fire TV earlier this morning. Initially this seems to be just another set-top box to attach to your television and stream the likes of Netflix and Hulu Plus. Of course, Fire TV also has support for Amazon Instant Video (amongst other services).
The first thing you notice when you pick up theFire TVis how incredibly dense it is. It's tiny and encased in black matte plastic, but it feels like a solid brick of aluminum. That's not terribly surprising when you consider all of the power Amazon has crammed inside this thing.
You'll have the best of both worlds when it comes to controlling Roku.You can use the physical remote that comes in the box or the app that is available forThere are too many choices for streaming stuff to our TV's. Google has the Chromecast dongle, which "casts" content from your computer directly to a TV.
There are no shortage of set top boxes on the market today. Some of the most popular come from Roku. About a year ago, Roku launched the Roku 3 set top box and it is one of the most popular devices the company sells. Apple is also in the market with a product called the Apple TV that has been called a hobby for the company.
Janet: I used to use my Roku 3 as my Time Warner Cable box for my bedroom TV, in addition to watching Netflix and Hulu Plus. I eventually cancelled the Netflix and Hulu Plus because we just didn’t watch either of them very much. Now that we’ve moved, I don’t need the Roku as a cable box, either. I had just been using the Apple TV boxes (latest versions) we have to watch the programming we’d buy or rent on iTunes. I’ve been a long-time Amazon Prime member, and I didn’t have a good way to watch the streaming programming that Amazon makes available to Prime members. Yes, I could have used my iPad and AirPlay to watch it on my TV, but I just didn’t want to go to that much trouble. I was excited to try the Fire TV because I wanted to get more than just the free shipping benefits from my soon-to-be-even-more-expensive Amazon Prime membership.
Gaming is suggested to be the center of attention this year at Google’s presentation of Android TV. Where in past years, Google TV kept Android’s focus - since 2010, as it were - this year it’s tipped from within that Android TV will finally appear in full. With a user interface codenamed "Pano", this UI will take Google to your big screen - again.
For those of us old enough to have noticed, it’s amazing how quickly phones have transitioned from stationary devices to portable toys for the rich-and-famous to in-case-of-emergency gear to essential, inseparable extensions of ourselves. Along with that dependency, we’ve developed a primal fear of, running down ourlife-giving phone batteries.
It’s the most nerve-racking day of the year for a technology publication editor. April Fools’ Day 2014, a day in which every story must be triple-checked (rather than just double-checked) for authenticity. This year we’re seeing not only jokes played on the public, but awkward copies of jokes made between companies, as well.
Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can.Brave Guardians TD [iOS Universal; Now free, down from $1.99] Be prepared for an epic journey to defend your world against nasty fiends.
A new "standalone expansion" to the Saints Row series has been revealed during PAX Prime 2014. This game will have the Saints attempting to rescue their lost boss in the pits of Hell. The President of the United States of America, you, are in Hell.