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  • Time Warner Cable’s TWC TV app is now streaming on Roku

    Time Warner Cable's TWC TV app is now streaming on Roku

    Time Warner Cable has already brought live TV streaming to iOS, Android and PCs, and now it’s finally released its TWC TV service on a device for your TV. Now available on newer Roku players (and, we presume, whatever hardware is coming next), it brings up to 300 channels to subscriber’s set-top boxes via the internet. Hit the link below to add the channel to your box — assuming you have Time Warner cable + internet and your Roku is located in the house where you have service, of course. We’ve seen demos of the software on Samsung and Panasonic connected TV platforms before, and the Xbox 360 features similar access from a number of providers, so take that into account when guessing which one may be next up.

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    Source: Roku blog, Roku Channel Store

  • Engadget Animated: Mary Roach discusses the impact of space travel on the human body

    Engadget Animated Mary Roach discusses the impact of space travel on the human body

    “I feel a little uncomfortable with the title,” Mary Roach explains. The term “science writer” has never quite fit. “I think of myself as more of a gateway drug to science for people who don’t think science is interesting.” It’s a point well taken. After all, in spite of having penned several best-selling titles on the subject, the author doesn’t really have much in the way of a background, entering the book writing game with a BA and assorted magazine articles to her name. But while Roach lacks any sort of formal training, what the writer does possess is an uncanny talent making complex scientific concepts accessible to the layreader, distilling them to their most basic — and often disgusting — core.

    It’s a skill that has made for a good deal of required reading, including 2010’s Packing For Mars, which ought be on the list anyone with even the remotest interest in space travel. Even with that in mind, however, the book’s not likely to win NASA any new recruits in the near future, focused largely on the sorts of impact manned space travel has on the human body. It’s an impact that, naturally, involves its share of bodily fluids. “Any machine or piece of equipment that works here on Earth in Earth gravity doesn’t necessarily work in zero gravity,” explains Roach. “It has to be rethought, re-tinkered, completely redesigned, and that includes the toilet.” We’ll leave some of that to your imagination — and to Roach’s book — but let’s just say that Packing for Mars uses the word “popcorn” in ways you’d likely never imagined. After the break, watch as a particularly animated Roach gets deep and dirty with the oft-unexamined impacts of going into outer space.

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  • Valve’s Steambox prototypes heading to some Steam users in ‘3 – 4 months’

    We’ve known that game company and Steam operator Valve Software was going to offer prototypes of its hardware to Steam users for some time, but company head Gabe Newell says those prototypes will start arriving in the next three to four months time. Moreover, beyond just the controllers we suspected to be part of the beta program, Newell tells the BBC that said prototypes will be of the Steambox, Valve’s living room-friendly PC gaming initiative. “We’re working with partners trying to nail down how fast we can make it,” Newell said.

    He cited noise and heat concerns as the holdup for retail availability of various Steamboxes — both Valve itself and a variety of third-party companies are working on the initiative, including Xi3 and unnamed others. He also speculated about what control device might be included in various Steambox setups (the systems are said to range in power and price, from low to very high). He did posit that some form of biological monitoring would be built into a potential Valve game controller (biometrics). “You need to actually be able to directly measure how aroused the player is — what their heart rate is, things like that — in order to offer them a new experience each time they play,” Newell said. He also cited the controller as a current roadblock in making the Steambox available. “The main thing that’s holding us up right now is nailing … we have a couple of different controller prototypes that we’re using, and that’s one of the things that we’re giving to customers,” he added. Valve is apparently planning on including a handful of controllers with Steambox prototypes in its upcoming beta, so that users can give feedback for each and Valve can break down how players are using them.

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    Source: BBC

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