Posts Tagged Technology

Review: The case against binge-watching TV

This image released by Netflix shows Taylor Schilling, left, and Uzo Aduba in a scene from "Orange Is the New Black." Americans are increasingly engaging in a practice known as television binge-watching _ going through several episodes in a single stretch, rather than one a week, as was common before the advent of digital video recorders and Internet streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. (AP Photo/Netflix, Paul Schiraldi, File)

LAKE CITY, Pa. (AP) — It’s no secret technology is changing our television-viewing habits.

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Video games come of age as spectator sport

This frame grab taken from Twitch.tv shows two gamers competing and a streaming chat, at right, as visitors to the online network watch the two gamers go head-to-head. Twitch's 55 million monthly users viewed more than 15 billion minutes of content on the service in July 2014, making Twitch.tv one of the world's biggest sources of Internet traffic. (AP Photo/Twitch.tv)

NEW YORK (AP) — Video games have been a spectator sport since teenagers crowded around arcade machines to watch friends play “Pac-Man.” And for decades, kids have gathered in living rooms to marvel at how others master games like “Street Fighter II” and “Super Mario Bros.”

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Amazon to buy video game streaming platform Twitch

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games.

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A Closer Look: Reading tablets decent, but needed?

This combination of file photos shows the 7-inch Amazon Kindle HDX tablet, left, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, John Minchillo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — E-book readers are great for reading books, but they can’t be used get directions or watch videos of people dumping ice over their heads.

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Microsoft’s 3Q earnings grow 31 pct; stock falls

In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer gives his Keynote speech for the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas. Microsoft reports quarterly earnings Thursday, April 28, 2011, after the market close.(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, file)

Microsoft Corp.’s latest quarterly earnings rose 31 percent even as sales of its Windows operating system sagged.

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