Smart home makers hoard your data, but won’t say if the police come for it

October 19, 2018 Editor 0

A decade ago, it was almost inconceivable that nearly every household item could be hooked up to the internet. These days, it’s near impossible to avoid a non-smart home gadget, and they’re vacuuming up a ton of new data that we’d never normally think about. Thermostats know the temperature of your house, and smart cameras and sensors know when someone’s walking around your home. Smart assistants know what you’re asking for, and smart doorbells know who’s coming and going. And […]

Hulu’s Live TV service may add ‘skinnier’ bundles of news, sports and entertainment programming

October 17, 2018 Editor 0

Hulu is planning to change up its live TV service by dropping channels from its core offering to instead create smaller “bundles” of sports, news, and entertainment programming, according to an interview with Hulu CEO Randy Freer in The Information. The changes, which would make Hulu more of a direct competitor to skinny bundle providers like Dish’s Sling TV, could help to reduce costs for consumers and Hulu alike, and free up funds for increased investments in original programming. The […]

YouTube just made TV advertising more affordable than ever

October 17, 2018 Editor 0

TV advertising is notoriously expensive. YouTube just changed that. YouTube has announced it’s now letting advertisers run campaigns that specifically target users watching YouTube on television screens. The video giant has just launched a “TV screens device type” option on its Google Ads platform. This means that advertisers will now be able to specifically target viewers who are watching YouTube content television sets. This includes people using streaming devices such as Google’s very own Chromecast, set-top boxes like the Apple […]

Magic Leap, BDSM-Bots, and Star Trek: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

October 15, 2018 Editor 0

If you’re receiving this message, please be advised that Site Gamma-Iota-Zeta has been compromised. Repeat, Site Gamma-Iota-Zeta has been compromised. This is not a drill. Containment failures detected for the following Class V entities: Magic Leap. A toilet paper roll with a Fitbit on it. BDSM-Bot. The witches from … Read more…

Apple’s original shows may be free for device owners

October 10, 2018 Editor 0

Apple’s long-in-the-making streaming video service might not cost you anything. CNBC sources have reported that Apple’s offering will revolve around a revamped TV app where original programming will be available for free in addition to previously rum…

AT&T will launch another streaming service in 2019, with HBO and other WarnerMedia content

October 10, 2018 Editor 0

AT&T will launch a new direct-to-consumer streaming service next year, the company announced today. Yes, another one. AT&T currently already operates cord cutter-friendly streaming services DirecTV Now and the low-cost WatchTV, but its new service will be focused on WarnerMedia properties, including HBO. The move follows AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner, which completed this past June. That means AT&T also now operates Time Warner’s streaming services HBO GO, for pay TV viewers, and HBO NOW, for cord cutters. The upcoming, […]