This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… » 10/04/14 11:00am 10/04/14 11:00am

Microsoft DeLorean Kills Streaming Game Lag By Predicting Your Next Move

Streaming video games could be so clutch, if it wasn't for maddening lag time. Microsoft researchers have a solution in DeLorean, a "speculative execution system" that predicts what you'll do next and shows you the most likely result—before you've even mashed a single button. » 8/23/14 4:41pm 8/23/14 4:41pm

Twitch Already Planning Big Changes To Controversial New Rules

Yesterday video game streaming service Twitch announced new systems that had its legion of streamers steaming. The elimination of an easy "save forever" function on videos came first, but people really got riled when Twitch trotted out a YouTube-style audio monitoring tool. Kinda good news: both are in for big changes. » 8/07/14 3:52pm 8/07/14 3:52pm

Why I Haven't Been Playing Last-Gen Games Much Anymore

Now that the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U are all out, you'd think it's the perfect time to dive into games on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Games on those systems are typically cheaper and there are a ton of worthwhile titles released for them already, many of which are already in our backlogs, just waiting for us to tackle… » 4/04/14 4:00pm 4/04/14 4:00pm

Amazon Fire TV Hands On: The Fastest Smart TV You've Ever Met

Amazon pitched its Fire TV as a streaming device to end all streaming devices. The company touted its simple and effective search, and its open ecosystem boasting enough apps to burn your eyes out. We spent some time messing with the Fire TV and found that for the most part, it makes good on those promises. » 4/02/14 2:57pm 4/02/14 2:57pm