Tag: TV

Kids prefer the TV for their viewing, but love other devices

BY FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK (AP) — Grace Ellis has never known a time when you needed a TV to watch TV. The North Attleboro, Massachusetts, fifth-grader watches shows like “Liv and Maddie,” ”Jessie” and “The Lodge” on her laptop, iPad and phone. “Sometimes I watch TV in the car,” she says. “I have ballet every day, so I watch on the way.” She has a TV in her bedroom that isn’t hooked up to cable but is perfect for watching DVDs. And the family’s flat-screen has advantages of its own. “It’s much bigger,” Grace explains, “and on the...

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From grave to lab, she throws science, passion at cold cases

BY TAMARA LUSH TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dr. Erin Kimmerle stands at the head of an open, watery grave and peers down. It’s a sweltering fall day in Tampa, and here’s what she knows about what’s below: It’s the grave of a murder victim. The woman’s body was found in a patch of scrub brush used as an unauthorized trash dump in 1985 just outside downtown Tampa. Detectives never discovered her name. DNA wasn’t analyzed at the time. They weren’t sure how she was slain, when, or why. Back then, there was little hope of solving the case. Heavy...

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Innovation or monopoly? Panel looks at ATT-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators questioning the logic of a proposed merger between AT&T and Time Warner turned their focus to the nickels and dimes of the issue, at least as to how the $85.4 billion mega-deal would affect Americans. OK, you say this huge merger will enhance, not quash, competition and benefit consumers. Will it actually reduce prices that consumers pay? AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson assured the members of a Senate antitrust panel Wednesday that yes, “We will bring the consumers better price options than what they have today.” He said, though, that it wasn’t possible at this point...

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New look for Lyft, dashboard mounted light-up beacons

NEW YORK (AP) — Ride-hailing service Lyft, the underdog rival to Uber, is getting rid of its iconic pink moustache logo and replacing it with something more useful – beacons. The light-up beacons, which Lyft calls "amps," will be on the dashboard of Lyft drivers’ cars beginning Jan. 1 in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Beacons can communicate with people’s smartphones using Bluetooth technology. In retail stores, this means guiding you to a certain shoe display, for example. With Lyft, it means having your driver’s beacon light up a specific color once he or she...

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NFL HALFWAY: All seem to agree NFL officiating is appalling

In a divided nation, NFL officials are a unifying factor, because everyone seems to disagree with them. Quarterbacks say they take too many dirty hits. Receivers complain they are targeted. Defensive backs say they can’t touch anyone without getting a flag. And coaches say their teams never catch a break. Fans want games to move along without endless reviews and flags. The league’s head of officiating even found himself tweeting during Monday night’s Bills-Seahawks game when the crew bungled a series of calls at the end of the first half on a field goal try that would prove crucial...

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