Stories by Ryan Nakashima

Friday, July 31, 2015

Online viewers won't miss Super Bowl ads shown on TV

For first time, online viewers won't miss Super Bowl TV ads, under new ad-sale policy from CBS.
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, June 26, 2015

Benefits of ultra 'high-res' audio questioned

LOS ANGELES - Its backers say it does for music lovers what ultra high-definition television has done for couch potatoes. But some recording-technology experts say this super "high-resolution" ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Google adds free ad-supported tier to music app in the US

LOS ANGELES — Google is adding a free tier to its subscription music service in the U.S., aiming to convert the millions of people who click the app every month but turn away because they’re ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Hollywood dipping toes into virtual reality worlds

LOS ANGELES - Virtual reality is creeping into our world.
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

'Iron Man' repulsors, 'Hulk' hands part of new Disney line of wearable toys for kids.
By Ryan Nakashima

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rejected Fox bid for Time Warner shows growth mood

NEW YORK - In a move that aims to counter consolidation among TV distributors, Rupert Murdoch's Fox has made an unsolicited takeover offer for rival media giant Time Warner for about $76 billion ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, July 10, 2014

No need to Clari-fi, quality music can be had with apps

Bring back the equalizers! That's my conclusion after trying out Clari-Fi, a new technology from audio equipment maker Harman Kardon.
By Ryan Nakashima

Monday, June 2, 2014

New Clippers owner has passion for hoops

LOS ANGELES - For decades, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was the technology giant's biggest cheerleader. His booming voice and energetic high-fives are famous around Seattle. Now that he's ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Monday, May 19, 2014

Football games big part of deal

LOS ANGELES - One of the hidden benefits of AT&T's $48.5 billion planned purchase of DirecTV is that it raises the possibility of making  NFL Sunday Ticket, available on mobile devices.
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, April 24, 2014

US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

LOS ANGELES - The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dish, Disney deal envisions Internet TV offer

LOS ANGELES - Dish Network and Disney have reached a landmark deal that envisions the day when Dish will offer a Netflix-like TV service to people who'd rather stream TV over the Internet than put ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Monday, Feb. 17, 2014

Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger worries consumers

LOS ANGELES - Sub­scri­bers don't give Com­cast and Time Warner Cable good grades when it comes to customer satisfaction.
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Comcast, Time Warner deal to test regulators

Comcast, which was already the nation’s No. 1 pay TV and Internet provider, says its $45.2 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable will provide faster, more reliable service and save money on ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Weather channels vie for viewers

Since Jan. 13, El Segundo, Calif.-based DirecTV has replaced The Weather Channel with WeatherNation TV in a dispute over fees. 
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014

Beats Music proves it has a soulful heart

There's no shortage of music-subscription services that offer unlimited streaming for a monthly fee. The conceit of the latest offering, Beats Music, is that its playlists and other ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Microsoft names next CEO

LOS ANGELES — Microsoft has named the head of its cloud computing business as the company’s next CEO, only the third chief executive in Microsoft's 38-year history.
By Ryan Nakashima

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Carmakers: Driverless cars need legal framework

Carmakers and technology companies urge lawmakers to catch up to driverless technology.
By Ryan Nakashima

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Wireless audio gadgets could make good gifts

Sure, we've been wireless since the radio came out a century ago. But today's Internet-connected mobile devices often require cords, and these cords can result in a knotty nightmare in your bag.
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Broadcast spat forces sports fans to seek alternatives

LOS ANGELES - As the fee fight between Time Warner Cable and CBS threatens to prevent millions of Americans from viewing major sporting events this weekend, fans will be working to get around the ...
By Ryan Nakashima

Friday, May 31, 2013

Google service expands musical playgound

LOS ANGELES - Google's new music service offers a lot of eye candy to go with the tunes.
By Ryan Nakashima
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Keg Creek victim identified

Columbia County authorities have identified a Crawford, Ga., man who died after plunging a car into Keg Creek and divers are on the scene to begin searching for a second person who might have been ...
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