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Banish 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' spoilers with this Chrome extension - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 27, 2015 - 7:55am
Spoilers are consigned to the outer rim if you install this extension.

Crave giveaway: 128GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 27, 2015 - 7:13am
Win a $99.99 compact storage device for the mobile era that has its own Wi-Fi network built right in. Can't beat that for a Black Friday deal.

PS4 Remote Play officially coming to PC and Mac - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 27, 2015 - 7:11am
The PS Vita gameplay streaming service is set to expand to desktops, President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida confirms.

Thumbs up! These emoji paintings really class up the place - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 27, 2015 - 7:00am
Yes, you can now buy oil paintings to turn those funky characters into beautiful works of art. Or, works of fart, as is the case with the poop emoji.

EBU welcomes WRC-15’s decision to preserve UHF for DTT

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 6:42am

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) decision on the use of the UHF band. Read the story »

Walk-Man the humanoid walks tall

Reuters Technology - November 27, 2015 - 5:59am
Walk-Man is an advanced humanoid robot built to replace humans in emergency situations. Matthew Stock reports.

The top Black Friday deals you can get at Best Buy - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 27, 2015 - 5:29am
​Best Buy has posted a 27-page catalog detailing its Black Friday deals. These are the ones worth checking out.

LG bets $8.7 billion you'll want a TV with rich OLED colors - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 27, 2015 - 4:56am
TVs with OLED display technology remain rare, but the South Korean company expects a gargantuan new manufacturing plant will help spread the technology in coming years.

The right way to watch Star Wars, Bezos' rocket and your thoughts on Windows Phone (CNET UK Podcast 459 show notes) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 27, 2015 - 4:05am
Google's Star Trek-style wearable, a historic rocket and whether we need "The Phantom Menace" are all up for debate on the latest episode of the UK's galaxy-devouring tech podcast.

Virgin Media wins final Rovi patent battle

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 3:18am

Virgin Media has won a final patent suit against Rovi, the technology company and patent holder has lost or withdrawn a total of 11 complaints against the cablenet and its predecessors. Read the story »

Altice strips Canal of Premier League football

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 3:15am

Premier League Champions Chelsea

Altice has acquired the exclusive rights to the English Premier League, depriving Canal+ of one of its key assets. Read the story »

Leading exec joins Slovak Telekom

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 3:10am

Slovak Telekom has pulled off a major coup for its TV business by hiring a leading executive from the national commercial broadcaster Joj. Read the story »

Ooyala unbundles key solution

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 2:49am

Ooyala has released an unbundled version of its Ooyala IQ video analytics product. Read the story »

Romania: exclusive new TV industry stats

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 2:43am

The number of TV distribution companies active in Romania this year is 13% lower than in 2014, when the total stood at 317. Read the story »

HbbTV to expand in Hungary

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 2:19am

Antenna Hungária has announced plans to expand its hybrid TV service MinDig TV Plusz in the near future. Read the story »

Ziggo market share drops to 59%

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 1:27am

The market share of the new Ziggo, combing UPC and Ziggo, has now dropped to 59% of all homes passed. Read the story »

EU General Court declares Spanish DTT subsidies illegal

BroadbandTVNews - November 27, 2015 - 12:36am

The European General Court has confirmed that the Spanish measure favoured digital terrestrial technology over other possible technologies (cable, satellite, fibre), in violation of the principle of technological neutrality. Read the story »

Chris Dziadul Reports: Focus on Romania

BroadbandTVNews - November 26, 2015 - 11:24pm

Romania is undoubtedly one of Central and Eastern Europe’s toughest TV markets. Read the story »

Smart home saviour: Man saves house from Australian bushfires with an app - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 26, 2015 - 9:16pm
As bushfires raged through South Australia, a man watched the flames approach his farm while he was 3,000km away, but not entirely helpless to act.

Tinder users jump 400 percent in India over a year - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - November 26, 2015 - 9:00pm
The popular dating app has enjoyed incredible growth in India, where smartphone and Internet connectivity are hitting new highs.