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Perhaps a better title for this article would be “TiVo BOLT – For People Who Love to Be Informed, Enlightened and Entertained by Watching Free Over-the-Air Television or IP-Delivered Traditional Television Content Through a Set-Top Box Rented from a Cable, Satellite or Telco, but Hate the Commercial Advertisements that Subsidize the Content.” No matter how you spin this, the TiVo BOLT is a referendum on the state of the commercial television business. After all, you don’t really hate TV; you really hate TV commercials. You probably also hate the experience of trying to get all of your content to play on your big-screen TV. This is all about to change. TiVo’s latest device, the TiVo BOLT, unifies all your TV channels, streaming content and web videos in one place. No more wondering which input is for Apple TV or your video player or Chromecast or which button to press... (more)

Hackers Are Not the Only Ones Robbing You

Big security vendors have been pushing the same technology for over 25 years. Yet every day these technologies are proven to be ineffective and easily breached. If you’re in charge of security at your company and you’re using anti-virus and tokens and you think you’re safe, this is your wake-up call. Week after week of reported security breaches should be forcing businesses to re-evaluate the methods they use to prevent these now routine occurrences. Most recently, a team of scientists produced a report explaining how they extracted a key from an RSA token in just 13 minutes, ex... (more)

Beyond Check-Ins: Foursquare Tests Paid Ads

Social check-in king Foursquare has finally given in to the temptation of paid advertising, now allowing merchants to incorporate promotions into their check-in pages through Promoted Updates. The new pilot program is essentially the paid version of Foursquare’s Local Updates, which the company launched last week to bring news from your most-frequented locations directly to the app. “This is the first time ever that we’re allowing businesses to pay to promote their business in Foursquare,” product manager Noah Weiss told VentureBeat, calling it “a very exciting milestone” for the... (more)

@ThingsExpo | @Jawbone Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware

Jawbone’s Apps Will Soon Support Everyone Else’s Hardware For the past few months, I’ve done something which is dorky even by my own dorky standards: I’ve often gone out in public with two wearable devices on my wrist. One has been a smartwatch of some sort. (At the moment, it’s Motorola’s Moto 360.) The other has usually been Jawbone’s Up 24 fitness band. Here’s why: Overall, the Up app, which works only with Jawbone’s hardware, is the richest, cleverest one I’ve found for counting steps, monitoring sleep, and logging information about what I eat. But the slinky little Up band ... (more)

Facebook Announces New Advertisement Options

Facebook announced new plans allowing major brands to pay for premium ads. Companies can begin placing featured content in your news feed, news ticker and logout screen. Facebook promises you should only see about one promoted ad per day. Read the full article at LATimes.com ... (more)