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Netflix believes it's the future of TV, but cable providers may disagree


  • Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Netflix believes it is charting the future of television by delivering it online and to mobile devices. There are challenges, however, notably in the form of the company's reliance on major Internet p… Read More

China media terms iPhone as a national-security threat


  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters

The location-tracking features on Apple's iPhone represents a threat to China's national security, the country's state media asserted today, pointing specifically to the handset's "frequent locations"… Read More

Sharp introduces latest wearable thin-film LCDs


  • Electronics Weekly (U.K.)

Sharp Devices is offering two wearable, thin film transfer LCDs designed for outdoor use. One is a 1.6-inch transflective color LCD, the other a 2.95-inch diagonal SVGA+LCD. Both employ continuous gra… Read More

Box teams with VMware to boost security


  • ZDNet

Box says it's joining forces with VMware to increase secure connections between mobile devices and benefit Box customers. The companies say they will rely on iOS configurations that enable centralized… Read More

Why wearables must achieve smartphone status


  • CNET
  • ZDNet

Wearables such as the Fitbit and smart watch remain niche-market devices because they are not yet as indispensable in people's lives as mobile phones have become, according to participants at a wearab… Read More