• Stay on top of the Web with read-later services

    Posted October 27, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Between new-product reviews, tutorials for a timesaving trick, posts from your favorite blogs, updates from the sites you have to follow for work, and—because everyone needs a break, right?—the latest YouTube meme, it can be hard to keep up with everything you want to read online. No wonder people clamor for a “TiVo for the Web.” Enter read-Later services: When you see something important, click a browser button or email the link. Then, at the end or beginning of the day, open the read-later app on the device of your choice—typically a smartphone or a tablet—and download all the content you flagged earlier. Now you’re set to read on your commute, during a plane trip, or just about anywhere, even if you don’t have an Internet connection while you're on the go.
  • Rewind and replay: TiVo files DVR lawsuits, countersuits

    Posted March 27, 2012 - 10:45 am

    TiVo drops suits against Microsoft, files against Motorola and Time Warner Cable.
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    TiVo Premiere Elite: Double the recording capacity, but at a premium price

    Posted January 28, 2012 - 8:02 am

    In an era when most cable and satellite TV companies will rent you a fully-functional HD digital video recorder for a few bucks a month, why spend $500 for a TiVo Premiere Elite (which also records high-def video)--plus $20 a month for the TiVo service? (Prices as of January 4, 2012.) TiVo provides four quick no-brainer reasons: tuners. It's the only DVR with four tuners, meaning it can simultaneously record up to four high-def programs--and with 2 terabytes of storage, it also provides plenty of room for all that content (up to 300 hours' worth of HD video, according to TiVo).
  • TiVo app goes universal, adds support for older DVRs

    Posted July 13, 2011 - 8:24 am

    TiVo first launched its iPad app back in January, but on Tuesday the DVR company unveiled a slew of improvements to the app. In addition to new support for older TiVos, the app now runs on iPhones as well.
  • Your DVR is safe: Dish Network pays $500 million to Tivo

    Posted May 2, 2011 - 8:31 pm

    Good news for Dish Network subscribers: Your set-top DVR will keep collecting missed episodes of "Mad Men" and "American Idol" under terms of a $500 million settlement announced today between the satellite TV provider and TiVo Inc.
  • Steve Jobs blunders on the Internet TV market

    Posted June 3, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    For a smart guy, who gets many things right, Steve Jobs really doesn't get the future of Internet video.
  • Need an Extra Terabyte for Your TiVo?

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 2:33 pm

    If you're a TiVo aficionado, you know that there's no such thing as too much storage. And now you can let your TV show and movie collection spill out of the box, across your home network and into an HP MediaSmart server.
  • TiVo's Patent Win: What It Means For You

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    Dish Network owner Echostar is on its last legs in a 6-year-old legal battle with TiVo over DVR technology. An appeals court has found Echostar in contempt for continuing to make and sell DVRs that violate TiVo's "multimedia time warping system" patent, which essentially lets you watch one program and record another at the same time.
  • TiVo Premiere: A Solid Second Act for DVR Pioneer

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 5:52 pm

    With the introduction of TiVo Premiere, the DVR maker has a shot at staying relevant as Internet video grows.
  • TiVo introduces Premiere & Premiere XL DVRs

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 9:57 pm

    At a press event tonight, TiVo unveiled their new Series4 DVRs, the Premiere and the Premiere XL. Both units strive to integrate local and web-based content via a new Flash-based UI.
  • Free TiVo BlackBerry App Offers Remote DVR Features

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 2:47 pm

    Ever been away from home and remembered at the last minute that you didn't set the TiVo to record the new episode of your favorite TV show? Or been running late and wanted to program the digital video recorder (DVR) from afar so you wouldn't miss the start of your ball game? If so, and you own a BlackBerry smartphone, you're in luck.
  • TiVo, Wii, and Xbox 360 Controllers: 8 Clever Tricks

    Posted April 29, 2009 - 10:37 am

    You're probably familiar with the ability to skip ads on your TiVo--we'll fill you in on five more shortcuts. Also, your Wii Remote can control more than just the Wii itself. And why use a mouse to play games on your PC when you could be using your Xbox 360 controller instead? We'll show you how.
  • Western Digital unveils 1TB TiVo external drive

    Posted April 22, 2009 - 1:20 pm

    Western Digital Corp.'s TiVo-enabled My DVR Expander external hard drive is now available with a capacity of 1TB capacity.
  • Blockbuster to announce partnership with Tivo

    Posted March 25, 2009 - 8:03 am

    Move over Amazon On Demand, Blockbuster is getting into bed with Tivo, too. Let's hope there are enough covers for everyone.
  • Program Your TiVo Via Text Message

    Posted January 15, 2009 - 10:35 am

    I love all the cool things you can do with text messaging. One of my favorite free services is Kwiry. Say you're at dinner and you realize you forgot to record Battlestar Galactica. No worries: Just text "Tivo Battlestar Galactica" to KWIRY (59749) and you're all set. Kwiry, a will instruct your Internet-connected TiVo to record the next scheduled airing of the show.
  • The Linux Gadget Hall of Fame: One geek's picks

    Posted December 18, 2008 - 12:24 pm

    Linux has a strong following among those who manage corporate servers, a loyal corps of desktop users and a small but growing base of laptop users. But it's also been a big -- if stealthy -- success as a platform for gadgets. Here are the first 10 inductees into the Linux Gadget Hall of Fame.
  • Quiz: The week in quotes

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 10:00 am

    What was ahead of its time? What is making moves to keep up with the times? What made most observers say 'It's about time'? Think you know? Take the quiz and prove it.
  • Five hacks for your entertainment gadgets

    Posted September 4, 2008 - 11:16 am

    These five hacks will let you take greater control over your entertainment experience. Not satisfied with the puny hard drive in your TiVo or Xbox 360? We'll tell you how to upgrade your device's storage on the cheap. Tired of sitting through commercials with your lousy Comcast cable box? We have the code that lets you skip right past them. We'll show you how to play DVD movies and iTunes purchases on any media player, too.

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