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Comcast Rolls Out a Cloud DVR to San Francisco Customers

Comcast Rolls Out a Cloud DVR to San Francisco Customers

Comcast customers in the San Francisco Bay Area can now stream their DVR recordings to their iOS or Android devices, no matter where they are. The Sling-like feature requires one of the company’s newer X1 set-top boxes — for now. Under the hood, it’s already powered by Comcast’s cloud DVR, which could eventually ...

Top Movie Theaters Refuse to Show Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

Top Movie Theaters Refuse to Show Netflix’s ‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel

The nation's top theater chains are not bowing down to a new Weinstein Co. deal with Netflix and IMAX. On Monday night, Weinstein Co. announced it will simultaneously debut a "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" sequel on Netflix and IMAX theaters on Aug. 28. Weinstein Co. Co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said in a statement that ...

Microsoft’s ‘Sway’ Easily Lets You Build Elegant Websites

Microsoft’s ‘Sway’ Easily Lets You Build Elegant Websites

Microsoft launched Sway on Wednesday, a new app that’s part of the company’s Office family of products. It will sit alongside the regular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote apps as a rich content creation tool. In its most basic form, Sway allows anyone to create a beautiful website from just images and text without ...

Windows 10 Combines the Best of Windows 7 and Windows 8

Windows 10 Combines the Best of Windows 7 and Windows 8

There was never really any doubt that the next version of Windows was going to look at least a little like Windows 7. Even Windows 8.1 was a step back in that direction for Microsoft, bringing back the Start button that so many millions of customers missed. But for all the time Terry Myerson and Joe Belfiore spent on stage ...

Ello is Too Facebook-y to Ever Dethrone Facebook

Ello is Too Facebook-y to Ever Dethrone Facebook

The hottest social network right now is Ello. You’ve probably heard of it on existing social media networks where people are begging for invites. What is it? Basically, it’s an ad-free, improved privacy version of Facebook. The Guardian says it’s the social network of your dreams, and it’s easy to see why. The ...

FCC Ends 40-Year-Old Sports Blackout Rules

FCC Ends 40-Year-Old Sports Blackout Rules

Federal officials killed the nearly 40-year-old rules Tuesday that kept some football fans from watching local teams on TV when stadiums don’t sell out. “It’s a simple fact the federal government should not be party to sports teams keeping their fans from viewing the game,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Tuesday, ...

Google Drive for Education Offers Unlimited Free Storage and ‘Classroom’ Integration

Google Drive for Education Offers Unlimited Free Storage and ‘Classroom’ Integration

Google Apps for Education just got a little bit sweeter: In the coming weeks, new and existing customers will have access to Drive for Education, an academic version of its online storage solution. Drive for Education follows Drive for Work and boasts unlimited storage, support for individual files up to 5TB in size and ...

Facebook’s Atlas Ad Platform Will Know You and What You Buy (Even Offline)

Facebook’s Atlas Ad Platform Will Know You and What You Buy (Even Offline)

Facebook has officially relaunched the advertising platform Atlas in a new incarnation that will allow marketers to track users in new dimensions, according to a blog post from the company. Atlas will offer the ability to not only synthesize information about where users are seeing ads, but also to see how and whether those ...

Google’s ‘Project Ara’ Phones Can Swap Parts Without Powering Down

Google’s ‘Project Ara’ Phones Can Swap Parts Without Powering Down

As if a Lego-like customizable phone made of blocks wasn’t enough: Thanks to a modified version of Android L software, you’ll be able to swap out parts from Google’s Project Ara modular phone without turning the device off, notes the Phonebloks blog. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to the phone’s display or CPU ...

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking

Pebble Cuts Smartwatch Prices, Adds Sleep Monitoring and More Health Tracking

You can now pick up a Pebble smartwatch for up to $50 less than you could last week. The company announced a price cut for both of its cross-platform watches on Tuesday: The original Pebble now costs $99 — down from $149 — while the Pebble Steel is priced at $199, a $30 drop. Both are also gaining some new ...