Amazon Hopeful that Fire TV will Spread

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Amazon released another new service – Fire TV – to further penetrate the home entertainment market. While an Amazon Prime account already provides members access to thousands of free TV episodes and movies through a web browser, Fire TV is a small black box that allows owners to watch Amazon videos on their HDTVs. With […]

Apple's 'Steve Jobs' Patent in Trouble, 25-GPU Cluster is tearing up Windows passwords and more

Here are the top technology news and stories.  Apple’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Patent Is in Trouble - The multi-touch patent (one of the keys in the Apple v Samsung dispute) has been invalidated in a preliminary finding. While this finding is not 100% set, it does set give Samsung and other OEMs some hope, Via Mashable, more […]

IBM has a big problem, Telcos using Big Data and more

Here are the top tech news and stories of the day. IBM has a big problem - In 2012, IBM failed their internal security audit. This has pushed off their annual review as a result. After IBM’s huge off-shoring push, correcting these security issues might be (almost) impossible. Via BetaNews, more here. How telcos are using […]

Why Smart TV's aren't so Smart after all

When you go into a TV store, you’re besieged by a bunch of flashy ads, and TVs that claim they know what is best for you. They want you to buy into their ecosystem, with their own custom adapters and wires. Samsung wants you to buy all Samsung with proprietary controls, Panasonic and Sony the […]

Google TV – You should buy it, just not yet…

I recently purchased the Logitech Revue with Google TV. I absolutely love it. It’s one of the coolest ways to interact with TV to date, and offers the best overall interface for digesting internet streams as well. It is not as simple and intuitive as the Roku boxes, nor as pretty as the Apple TV, […]

Great Gifts for this Holiday season

Welcome and Happy Holidays! We here at CTOvision wanted to provide some of our favorite gadgets as suggestions for presents. While this is a little late, there’s always Amazon Prime (or Gizmodo’s final ship dates here). We tried to put together the devices that we think are the best in their class, while highlighting some […]