| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:58 PM
In anticipation of our move to a new house, my husband blurted out something quite shocking.
"I think we should just drop cable."
Well, since I assumed cable television was necessary for his sports-watching hobby, and he assumed that I was beholden to...
| May 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
For decades we've been watching TV. Now a new generation of televisions is beginning to watch us.
Technological advances are giving the old clunky "boob tube" an I.Q. injection. Some of the new breed of smart TVs comes equipped with facial recognition...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Netflix Inc. stock soared to record levels Tuesday, apparently propelled by a new analyst report predicting surprising growth in the streaming video service's international subscribers.
The stock stock rose to a high of $321.61 in early trading, after...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
ConnecTV, a mobile application designed to make TV viewing more social, is being relaunched with a focus on video sharing.
The reboot of the TV industry-backed venture illustrates the challenges that confront independent app developers in the age of...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:48 AM
All eyes have been on Apple in anticipation of its 'iRadio' music streaming service this week.
But while Pandora's potential rival secures licensing deals with record companies, Pandora itself is increasing its own offerings.
The Oakland company...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 2:26 PM
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Shares of TiVo Inc. jumped more than 8% on Thursday because of a report that the set-top box maker had reached a settlement with Google's Motorola Mobility unit.
TiVo sued Motorola last year for...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Shares of TiVo Inc. plummeted Friday after the set-top box maker announced a settlement with Google's Motorola Mobility unit, Cisco and Time Warner Cable for less than expected.
TiVo said Friday it reached a settlement with the three companies for a...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:35 AM
In the age of TiVo, rewind can be a viewer's favorite button. Sadly, we can't record and play back those moments in life that we want to do over.
This isn't true for the play "A Parallelogram," written by Bruce Norris and playing at the Mark Taper...
| Dec 16, 2013
At my family's home in New England, on a piano that has been the centerpiece of the living room since before I was born, amid family pictures, music boxes, candy dishes and curling old Polaroids of family pets, there is a snow globe I made a few years...
| May 31, 2013
Chuck Betzold, the man I once christened "Geoffrey Baer in spongy shoes," will kick off this year's series of "historical fun runs" Sunday morning with a jogging tour of Bridgeport and the Illinois Michigan Canal. Our run begins with a......
| Jul 12, 2013
Creator Aaron Sorkin’s fast-paced drama The Newsroom returns for Season 2, where the office faces a wrongful termination lawsuit, and tackles real-world subjects like the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 2012 presidential election. Jeff Daniels,...