Netflix coming to Android Video
Netflix coming to Android Video Transcript
It's Tuesday, August 10th. I'm Mark Licea and it's time to get loaded. Google and Verizon released a joint proposal on net neutrality yesterday. This proposal suggests that new laws be established to allow Internet providers to favor some web services over others. It also suggests that broadband providers could charge extra for premium services like smart grid control. These would run on special networks separate from the public Internet. In addition, wireless devices like Android phones would be exempt from the net neutrality rules. Supporters of pure net neutrality are against the Google and Verizon proposal and groups like Consumer Watchdog are saying Google was once for full net neutrality, and now they're not. Netflix may be coming to an Android phone near you. There's no official confirmation but Netflix is in the process of hiring an Android video playback expert to work on the new project. Hmm. Microsoft's Kinect device may understand sign language some time after it launches. Microsoft filed a patent for the Xbox 360 add-on that will let it identify sign language. Details on this are light but the system will read American sign language and the technology should be able to translate gesture characters from one language to another. The Slingbox outage that affected users over the weekend should be resolved. Problems on the service started a week ago during the company's data migration process. Even on Sunday, our CNET editors had trouble accessing the browser version from slingbox.com, but now the service seems to be up and running smoothly again. Those are your headlines for today. I'm Mark Licea with CNET.com and you've just been loaded.
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