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Quick & Dirty: Fire TV vs. Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV

As Amazon Fire TV bursts onto the market to compete with streamers like the Roku 3 and Apple TV, you may be wondering what these set-top boxes offer over cheaper streaming sticks, specifically Google's Chromecast and Roku's Streaming Stick. Each has its own advantages and drawbacks, and it really comes down to what features you want, and possibly what tech ecosystem you are already a part of.

New Tumblr details source code found in TV and movies

I’m pretty observant when watching TV or movies and as such, I tend to pick up on little nuances that others might otherwise miss. One thing that I’ve picked up on since a child was code on the big screen.…

LG TV leak gives a glimpse of a resurrected webOS

It has been a long time since LG Electronics purchased webOS from HP with a goal of re-purposing the software for use in smart TVs. Today well-known leaker @evleaks posted an image of an upcoming LG-made smart TV powered by…

Twitter's Nielsen TV rating system goes live today

Twitter’s Nielsen TV Twitter Rating system is going live in the US today. The partnership was first announced in late 2012 and will see the ratings company create a metric that will measure a television program’s reach within Twitter. …

Aereo can be profitable with under 1M subscribers, says CEO

Aereo, the controversial streaming service that allows subscribers to view over-the-air programming online, doesn’t need millions of users to turn a profit. The company's Chief Executive Chet Kanojia explained that having over a million registered members would result in a…