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Doctor Who regenerates: Peter Capaldi is 12th Doctor

Doctor Who regenerates: Peter Capaldi is 12th Doctor

The new Doctor Who, the twelfth regeneration of the iconic time-and-space traveller, has been revealed as Peter Capaldi, better known as the foul-mouthed political advisor Malcolm Tucker from movie In The Loop. The BBC's big announcement, fueled by a social media campaign and various teasers, saw almost 7m Brits tune in on Saturday evening for a one-off show to introduce the new actor, though Doctor Who's international appeal means interest outside of the UK has been just as strong: and just as controversial.

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Comcast Xfinity Prepaid TV launches with pay-as-you-go service

Comcast Xfinity Prepaid TV launches with pay-as-you-go service

In February, Comcast began testing a pre-paid Xfinity Internet service in a few states, and now has begun doing the same for a pre-paid cable TV service. Thus far, the service provider hasn't detailed what markets have access to the service, with its "Check Availability" tool not working presently. The plans have been detailed, however, and are available now for those who want to enjoy cable television as a pay-as-you go service.

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Samsung Smart TV a spy in the living room as webcam hack revealed

Samsung Smart TV a spy in the living room as webcam hack revealed

Samsung has patched a smart TV bug that allowed hackers to remotely activate the integrated webcam and spy on viewers in their living rooms, as well as redirect the onboard browser to a compromised webpage. The security flaw, spotted by researchers at iSEC Partners, has been fixed with a firmware update pushed to affected sets, Samsung told CNN Money, but renews questions about the inherent safety of home appliances and the so-called "internet of things" as ubiquitous connectivity becomes commonplace.

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Chromecast is a viable STB replacement, but not for everyone

Chromecast is a viable STB replacement, but not for everyone

The Chromecast was arguably one of the most talked-about new products that was revealed by Google earlier this week. The new Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 were cool and all, but the Chromecast definitely got most of the attention, and it’s easy to see why: it’s a media streaming device the size of a dongle, and it only costs $35 ($11 after the 3-month Netflix discount, which has since been discontinued). However, after playing around with it for a little while, I’ve noticed that it’s an awesome device for some people, and an awful device for others.

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Google TV is not dead: Chromecast will co-exist

Google TV is not dead: Chromecast will co-exist

Do not worry that your Google TV will be losing support now that Chromecast has been introduced - on the contrary. This week none other than Google's Sundar Pichai spoke up in an interview confirming and denying several points on Chromecast specifically, making clear the idea that Google TV and Chromecast will exist as separate entities. In fact, Pichai, explained, Google TV will continue to expand as "full-fledged Android for television", complete with Chromecast support.

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