| Oct 11, 2011
| 2:29 PM
HBO Go (Free; iOS)
What it is: A way for HBO subscribers to watch premium content on their iPhones and iPads.
How it works: Log in through your cable subscription user name and password, and voila, top shows wherever you can get an Internet connection....
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:13 PM
Name: Stem Innovation's iZon iPhone-compatible room monitor
What it is: A small color camera with a microphone that connects to your wireless network so you can use Stem's free app on your iPhone to check on your home and even record short clips.
| Nov 8, 2011
| 2:33 PM
Swackett (free; iOS)
What it is: A weather app that uses icons to suggest what to wear based on conditions
How it works: Type in the city or postal code you're interested in to find hourly and daily forecasts, with highs, lows, "what it feels like"...
| Aug 6, 2010
| 1:15 PM
Go ahead, wave to your 3-D TV to make it change channels, or tell it to record your favorite show tonight. While you watch TV, your dishwasher will run when electricity is cheapest, and your water heater will anticipate when you're ready for a bath.
| Sep 18, 2007
Many of us haven't hada VHS player up andrunning since DVDs took over the living room. That means there is a big stack of aging videocassettes on the shelf storing everything from "ER" episodes we recorded back in the day to prized home movies (there's...
| Jul 10, 2010
Name: MobiTV iPhone app
What it is: A free way to watch shows from Fox News, Comedy Central, NBC Sports and other programming — most of it recorded — on your phone. The free app, downloaded 1 million times from the Apple App Store, gives...
| Sep 22, 2010
Q: My 6-year-old HDTV is broken and it will cost $400-$500 to repair. Would it make more sense to buy a new one?
A: Today's TVs are more energy-efficient, meaning you'll save money on electricity bills. Some can connect to YouTube,...
| Sep 29, 2008
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| Sep 30, 2004
Take this quick quiz:
1. Mostly, I listen to my tuneage:
a. On the "L" to work.
b. I drive to work, so it's at the gym or during my run.
2. My music collection is:
a. Vast and constantly growing.
b. Big enough. Besides, music has been weak since...
| Nov 11, 2004
That UFO you might see whizzing over Thursday night's Florida State-North Carolina State football game is not just a camera -- it's the link between televised football and the video games they seek to mimic.
When the Seminoles line up against the...
| Oct 21, 2004
MP3 players that do music and video are great for keeping kids quiet during long car trips, but they have a secret: They're also great for adults to tote around when commuting to work or flying on business.
Some people can resist the urge to drop half...