Jared Newman

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Who Needs Hulu? NBC Adds Free TV Shows to Its iPad App

NBC’s iPad app just got a lot more useful with full episodes of popular shows like Community and Parks and Recreation. Both the app and the TV episodes are now free.

The selection of full episodes in NBC’s app isn’t too shabby. For primetime, scripted TV shows, the five most recent episodes are available. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Google Gobbles Up Zagat

Google has announced that it’s acquiring Zagat Survey, the dining guide known for its 30-point rating scale and snippets of quotes from restaurant customers.

“Moving forward, Zagat will be a cornerstone of our local offering—delighting people with their impressive array of reviews, ratings and insights, while enabling people …

Netflix: Streaming Not Limited to One Device at a Time

Put down your pitchforks, people. Contrary to some reports, Netflix is not limiting streaming video to one device at a time—at least not on purpose.

“No Netflix member is limited to less than two concurrent streams,” Netflix spokesman Steve Swasey told Techland in an e-mail. “A few Netflix members have heard differently from us, …

Eight New Tablets and Ultrabooks You Should Know About

Tech companies have been flexing their design muscles at the IFA trade show in Berlin this week, trying to prove that Apple’s not the only one that can make ultra-thin, ultra-light laptops and tablets. Turns out that these PC makers can out-slim the iPad and the MacBook Air after all. They just needed Apple to start the fire. Here’s a …

Lenovo Tablet Cracks the $200 Barrier

It’s no fire sale HP TouchPad, but for $199, Lenovo’s IdeaPad A1 tablet looks like a decent 7-inch slab of Android for cheap.

Just keep in mind that the IdeaPad A1 is far from the cutting edge of technology. Inside, there’s a 1 GHz processor (all the rage in 2010), 8 GB of storage, a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing

Why Samsung’s 5-Inch and 7-Inch Tablets May Get It Right

Samsung’s taking a couple more swings at sub-iPad tablet sizes with the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Tab 7.7. Finding success with these smaller sizes hasn’t been easy for tablet makers, but there’s a chance Samsung could finally get it right this time.

Let’s start with the Galaxy Note, a phone-tablet hybrid with a 5.3-inch …

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