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TV Producers May Start Making You Wait for New Shows Online

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Age of Online Television may be in peril. Streaming TV has gotten popular as several online services such as Netflix make past seasons of TV shows available for binge-watching, while Hulu offers episodes from the current season. Now, some television companies are balking at giving them […]

Microsoft Wants You Using Windows 10, Like It or Not

By Anick Jesdanun NEW YORK (AP) — If you’re running an older version of Windows, you might suddenly find Microsoft’s Windows 10 upgrade already downloaded on your machine. You never requested it, so why are you getting it? The automatic download is part of Microsoft’s aggressive push to get Windows 10 on as many devices […]

For Virtual Reality Pioneers, No Rush to Succeed in 2016

By Derrik J. Lang LOS ANGELES (AP) — Palmer Luckey doesn’t just want to sell a bunch of virtual reality headsets. He wants buyers to use them every day. The founder of Oculus told a group of developers working on VR content Wednesday that the immersive medium’s success should be measured by time — not […]

Does Your Battery Life Stink? Try Some High-Tech Workarounds

By Ryan Nakashima LAS VEGAS (AP) — It’s enough to make you want to drop everything and race for the nearest power outlet: Your workday isn’t even done, and your smartphone or laptop battery is already in the red zone. If you’re hoping that techno-progress will dispel that depleted feeling, you may be in for […]

News TV Tech Promises Sharper Colors, But Not Much To Watch

By Ryan Nakashima LAS VEGAS (AP) — For years, TV makers have focused on making pictures sharper by squeezing more pixels onto screens. Now, their attention is shifting to improving the way sets display color, with a newish technology called HDR taking center stage. HDR, or high dynamic range, promises brighter whites, darker blacks, and […]