When someone tries to shove progress in your face, it can be disconcerting.
When someone tries to shove progress on your face, they might not have imagined that your face is a little more precious than they thought.
Recently, the chorus of those who believe that Google Glass might go the way of other seemingly clever inventions like the Segway has become greater than the choir behind an "American Idol" finalist.
Inevitably, perhaps, "Saturday Night Live" thought this would be the perfect time to offer its own shot in the eye.
So here is Fred Armisen … Read more
Google's popular video channel and its public policy group have teamed up to provide members of Congress with feature-enhanced video channels today.
Citing an increase in public interest in streaming video from their elected representatives, Google has offered to improve the YouTube channels of all 535 members of Congress for free. They will be able to share via YouTube, e-mail, and social media live-streamed and archived videos such as the first hour of the recent Rand Paul filibuster, embedded above.
Google's content partnerships head honcho Robert Kyncl and vice president of Public Policy and Government Relations Susan Molinari … Read more
Daily deals Web site LivingSocial is the latest database target for hackers, who have compromised the personal information of more than 50 million people.
In internal LivingSocial e-mails obtained by AllThingsD, the unknown culprits appear to have made off with the names, e-mails, birthdates, and encrypted passwords of what appears to be the vast majority of LivingSocial customers.
The Washington, D.C.-based site, owned in part by Amazon, claims around 70 million customers worldwide. The company's divisions in the Philippines, South Korea, Indonesia, and Thailand remain unaffected because they are hosted on different servers.
To put this breach … Read more
In the mood for a little vintage Chevy Chase, John Belushi, or Will Ferrell? Well, fans of "Saturday Night Live" can head to Yahoo to watch classic clips from the show as well as episodes from the current season.
The 38-year archive of SNL content will be exclusively available to Yahoo users, CEO Marissa Mayer announced in a blog post.
"Blues Brothers, the Coneheads, Church Chat, Wayne's World, Coffee Talk, Pat, the Hanukkah Song -- the list of tremendous clips goes on and on," Mayer wrote. "'Saturday Night Live' has pervaded and defined our … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Order a slice of 'za from Da Hut with your Xbox.
- Is it possible to lose weight playing video games?
- Has anyone ever taken a good photo of a live band?
- Michael Bay apologizes for Armageddon.
If you still buy music in a physical format, Record Store Day is for you. Stores stock special releases and have sales on LPs and CDs, so if you're lucky enough to live near a record shop, drop by on Saturday and see what's up. Check the RSD Web site to find participating stores, and touch some (physical) music.
Here in NYC, two of my favorite shops, Downtown Music Gallery and In Living Stereo, are pulling out all the stops. Downtown's Bruce Lee Gallanter and Manny Maris are two of the guys I count on for their … Read more
Live-television streaming service Aereo is revving up its fight against major U.S. broadcasters.
The company took out a full-page ad in the front section of The New York Times on Tuesday, making a case as to why its business isn't breaking copyright law.
"People have enjoyed the right to access over-the-air broadcast television using an antenna for over 70 years," the ad says. "About 54 million Americans use some sort of antenna to watch TV. This is not piracy. This has been part of the American way since the beginning of broadcasting."
Aereo is … Read more
There have been hints for the past week-plus -- courtesy of Liveside.net -- that Microsoft was poised to roll out two-factor authentication for its Microsoft Accounts. On April 17, Microsoft did just that.
The company is calling this security process "two-step verification." Microsoft is making available two-step verification across all products and services accessible via a Microsoft Account. This includes Windows, Windows Phone, Xbox, Outlook.com, SkyDrive, Office, and more. The rollout will be happening over the "next couple of days," according to the company.
(Microsoft Account is the new name for Microsoft's Live … Read more
Time Warner Cable subscribers soon will be able to watch certain live channels on their Apple's iOS devices -- even when away from home.
The network, which is the second-largest cable company in the U.S., today announced plans to add both live and on-demand content viewing to its iOS app, which will work even when users are away from their designated home Wi-Fi connection.
The updated service, which launches Wednesday, expands upon one that allowed viewers to access both live and on-demand content but still required the user to be at home.
Not all live TV is available … Read more