Long before Sony and Microsoft became the chief combatants in the video game console wars, Sega and Nintendo were kings of the gaming roost. Blake Harris chronicles their rivalry in the upcoming business thriller "Console Wars," which traces scrappy Sega's rebel bombardment against the Nintendo juggernaut during the 1990s. The book is scheduled for release in May.
Get ready, "Star Wars" fans: The first trailer from the upcoming final season of "The Clone Wars" is here, and it's a lot of fun.
Earlier this month, Netflix announced that it will be making the 13 episodes of the final season of the animated "Star Wars" show available to subscribers starting March 7. Now, it has released the trailer for the season, and "Star Wars" fans have a lot to be excited about.
The WWE Network has landed on the Apple TV.
The app is now available on the device, and allows for Apple TV users to subscribe to the Network from within the program. Access to the app, which includes 24/7 programming, access to WWE pay-per-views, and original programming, costs Apple TV owners $60 plus tax for a six-month subscription.
The Apple TV launch coincides with the broader launch of the WWE Network. The offering costs the same $60 plus tax on all other devices. According to WWE, the Network will be available on a wide array of products, including game … Read more
One of the problems in making a comedy about Silicon Valley is that those in tech manage to make the Valley quite laughable without any help.
It's not as if the jokes write themselves. It's that the protagonists are all too happy to write them for the audience.
The excitement, therefore, for HBO's new Mike Judge-helmed comedy "Silicon Valley" -- premiering April 6 -- is to somehow make those jokes seem fresh.… Read more
Aereo, the online TV startup that streams over-the-air broadcasts via tiny, individual antennas, said Monday it will launch in Austin, Texas, on March 3.
This follows its rollout in San Antonio last week and an expansion to Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston last year. However, the announcement also comes a week after a US District Court in Utah became the first in the country to temporarily shut down the service, a rare legal win for the broadcasters that are taking Aereo to the Supreme Court later this year. That District Court's decisions cover Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, … Read more
What would you do if you woke up one morning and suddenly could fly, predict the future, stop time, instantly heal, or had superhuman strength? The groundbreaking TV series "Heroes," created by Tim Kring, addressed what happens when everyday people suddenly acquire skills and superpowers worthy of comic book characters.
Netflix and Comcast have reached an agreement aimed at smoothing the streaming of Netflix content to the cable company's customers, ending a dispute that included suggestions of throttled traffic.
The video-rental company has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to its broadband network, sources told The Wall Street Journal, which was first to report the deal. The agreement comes less than two weeks after Comcast announced a $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable, a merger that if approved could create a cable empire serving 33 million customers across the country.
The agreement was revealed in a joint … Read more
Ride a rickety roller coaster without standing in line. Stay on the Ferris wheel as long as you darn want. Woo someone special with a romantic row around a swamp.
Granted, it's been closed for more than a decade ever since its former manager used "The Flying Carpet" ride equipment to smuggle cocaine in and out of Germany. And the place needs a bit of vacuuming and dusting. But now new owners can breathe life back into it. … Read more
As technology moves from desktop to handheld to wearable (connected fitness bands, smartwatches, Google Glass), one might wonder if microchipping is the next step in our tech evolution. The answer is an emphatic yes, according to CBS's "Intelligence," a new suspense series that airs Mondays (10 p.m. ET/PT). Josh Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced by a supercomputer microchip in his brain, which gives him unfettered access to the Internet, Wi-Fi, telephone, and satellite data -- info he uses to protect the US from foreign enemies. On the show, actor P.J. Byrne (&… Read more