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Michael Antonoff  |  Dec 11, 2018  |  1 comments
It had been a rough 24-hours for Steve Kroft, the 60 Minutes correspondent. His boss had just been fired for sending an eye-popping text to a female reporter at CBS News investigating sexual harassment at the company. In the New York Times the next day, Kroft called the text "threatening and inappropriate. It’s unfortunate, and everything about this situation saddens me.”
Michael Antonoff  |  Jun 22, 2018  |  1 comments
Remember when you'd pop a CD into a computer and click "Import" in iTunes or "Rip CD" in Windows Media Player?
Michael Antonoff  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments
Most streaming services offer free trials to first-time subscribers, so it’s possible to feast on a tower of see-food without paying a dime. These trials extend from one week to 30 days, but the onus is on the new subscriber to cancel just before their credit card is charged.
Michael Antonoff  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments
The snappiest way to adjust the ambiance in my home theater is to touch an icon on my phone to start the ceiling fan a-twirling. Touch another icon, and the fan’s room light turns off. Getting the fan’s speed right may require another tap or two. It should be fast enough to dry TV viewers’ brows but not so fast as to cause paper plates and napkins to fly off the coffee table.
Michael Antonoff  |  Apr 01, 2018  |  0 comments
Venture capital is flowing into an array of startup services poised to exploit the emerging trends of 2018. We know because we happened to retrieve a document entitled “Where to Put Your Money Now” that had fallen out of the pocket of a tuxedo-clad capitalist as he stepped into a black limo and sped off.
Michael Antonoff  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  1 comments
Streaming video has gone from VHS- to DVD to 1080p- to 4K quality over the decade. Yet, left behind were some extremely useful navigational controls that we took for granted on our “ancient” VCRs or DVD players. They included slow motion, smooth fast-forward, and the ability to bookend any segment for looping to our heart’s content.
Michael Antonoff  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  0 comments
Do you holler, “Hell, yes!” whenever the TV announcer howls: “Are you ready for some football?!” Then ESPN’s updated Apple TV app with MultiCast is for you.
Michael Antonoff  |  Nov 29, 2017  |  0 comments
If brown and dirty is your idea of a stocking stuffer, you won’t have far to go. Bed Bath & Beyond offers the Bluetooth Poop Emoji Speaker ($20, in brown), while Staples sells the Poop 4K Emoji Powerbank ($15, you already know the color) for charging your phone. And Macy’s has the EmojiNation Backpack for little girls and big girls ($35) decorated with a variety of emojis including a poop wearing a crown.
Michael Antonoff  |  Sep 29, 2017  |  0 comments
Ya got trouble, folks, right here in virtual reality. It begins with a lowercase “i,” and that rhymes with “my,” and that means iPhone!
Michael Antonoff  |  Aug 25, 2017  |  1 comments
With mobile screens dominating your waking hours, app makers have begun targeting the time you spend sleeping. Curious to see what it's all about, I decided to put an app-based smart pillow to the test.
Michael Antonoff  |  Jul 21, 2017  |  3 comments
In three years there will be some 10 million cars on the road with self-driving features. What will people do in a car that drives itself?
Michael Antonoff  |  Jun 23, 2017  |  3 comments
With TV listings divided between what’s on and what’s streaming, CBS has been salivating at the prospect of collecting subscriber fees from cord cutters and mobile users much like its sibling, the premium service Showtime, has been doing.
Michael Antonoff  |  May 12, 2017  |  1 comments
Radio has been around for so long that to call it “new media” would be oxymoronic. Yet today’s smorgasbord of podcasts, a.k.a. radio on demand, now reaches a burgeoning audience of mobile users...
Michael Antonoff  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  0 comments
Netflix added the ability to download content for offline viewing a few months ago. Here’s how it works.
Michael Antonoff  |  Mar 29, 2017  |  1 comments
There’s a whole new class of mobile apps that resurrect analog ancestors in digital form. Some real, some imagined.

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