This Wearable Pauses Live TV If You Fall Asleep

Fitness trackers can tell you how many calories you're burning, but what if you just want to laze on the couch? Your future wristband of choice could make sure you never miss a minute of your favorite TV episodes. » 12/22/14 6:30pm 12/22/14 6:30pm

Twitter DVR Sounds Like an Awesome Idea

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo was hanging out at a panel this morning at the Center for Technology Information, and while he was there he let an interesting little tidbit drop: Twitter is toying with a rewindable, DVR-type feature. It sounds awesome. » 6/26/13 3:14pm 6/26/13 3:14pm

How To Stop Spoilers from Ruining TV for Everybody

In the previous century, when everyone watched TV shows at the exact same time, we didn't have to worry about ruining suspenseful plots. You either saw it or didn't. But thanks to technology, we live in a dangerous time. Equally devoted fans of a show might be live-watchers—always up to the latest episode—or they… » 9/28/12 4:15pm 9/28/12 4:15pm

We Are a Nation of Time-Shifters

You have a hard time remembering an age when you didn't DVR shows to watch later. But that's never been true for the majority of Americans—until now. The time-shifters are taking over. And it's wonderful. » 8/18/10 4:40pm 8/18/10 4:40pm

Vulkano Place-Shifting Box Up for Pre-Order

Monsoon Multimedia's place-shifting, time-shifting, Vulkano wonder box might actually encourage you to place-shift your butt off the couch, boasting a variety of ways to enjoy your media on the go. And it's now available for pre-order, shipping August 10th. » 7/27/10 6:19pm 7/27/10 6:19pm

The 10 Most Confusing Terms in Tech Are Mostly Unneeded Anyway

A UK for-profit firm called The Gadget Helpline surveyed 5,000 people to ferret out the industry's most confusing tech jargon. Luckily, they found most of the top 10 confusing terms are antiquated or proprietary: » 4/27/09 11:40am 4/27/09 11:40am

Army Using TiVo Tech for the Most Un-TiVo of Purposes

US troops in Japan are getting a massive server array to improve their TV. But instead of delivering what-you-want/when-you-want programming like TiVo, the servers will simply bump all shows 9 hours ahead. See any problems? » 12/05/08 3:00pm 12/05/08 3:00pm

Afternoon News: Harry Potter Is Too Close for Comfort, DirecTV Breaking…

• Daniel Radcliffe, a/k/a Harry Potter, just bought an apartment in Manhattan. Coincidentally, it's only four blocks from our NYC headquarters. Luckily we have our own Dark Lord Balthazaar to protect us from his spells. [Gridskipper]
• Less than two weeks remain for DirecTV to add 15 more HD channels in order to reach… » 12/18/07 4:00pm 12/18/07 4:00pm