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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 50 2008

With just a few weeks until CES 2009, we've been seeing hints of what tech will be showing its head at the biggest consumer electronics event of the year.  Unsurprisingly, netbooks are taking top billing, with MSI confirming three of them.  In fact the budget ultraportables are selling so well, they bested the ever-popular iPhone 3G in Summer sales.  Acer are sitting pretty in the top spot, with their latest model - a 3G-integrated Aspire One - launching this weekend. 

TiVo rolls out paused TV targeted ads

TiVo rolls out paused TV targeted ads

TiVo rolled out a rather interesting aspect to their advertising plan today. In fact, it involves including ads on the Pause Menu. Yes, now even when your show is paused, you will still be bombarded with advertising.

This new advertising will allow people to buy text spots that will be displayed whenever a user pauses live TV or a timeshifted program. The ads are set up to show up during particular shows or when a show possesses a particular keyword in its description.

TiVo says they had to do this, since everyone is fast forwarding through standard commercials these days. I guess they had to get those ads seen somehow. TiVo isn't exactly jumping head first into this pause commercial stuff though. In fact, it is only being rolled out on the Series 2 TiVo boxes for now. There's no word on when they'll be implemented on the newer Series 3 models.

Netflix ‘Watch Instantly’ arrives on TiVo: streaming SD & HD

Netflix ‘Watch Instantly’ arrives on TiVo: streaming SD & HD

Now we know why TiVo were so keen to deny that Amazon HD rumor: heaven forfend it should over-shadow today's announcement of Netflix SD and HD on the Series3, TiVo HD, or TiVo HD XL DVRs.  First promised back in October, the service offers Netflix's 12,000-strong catalog of movies and TV episodes direct to your TiVo, with no premium above the standard $8.99 subscription.  A mixture of standard-definition and high-definition titles are available.

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 49 2008

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 49 2008

Nokia stole much of the limelight this week, with the announcement of the N97 touchscreen QWERTY smartphone.  Set to take the crown as flagship N-series device when it hits the market next year, make sure to check out our video preview.  Meanwhile, after a few relatively quiet weeks, netbooks and their desk-bound nettop cousins seized headlines, with the HP Mini 1000 getting integrated 3G, Sony's EVDO/HSPA-packing VAIO netbook peeking out courtesy of the FCC, and the first Qualcomm Snapdragon netbook showing its convertible tablet charms.

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TiVo deny Amazon HD imminent

TiVo deny Amazon HD imminent

After a non-functioning HD option appeared on Amazon's On Demand video service for TiVo subscribers, the obvious assumption was that the content provider was planning an imminent launch.  Things, however, may not be so clear cut.  In a statement made to SlashGear, TiVo are now denying any such launch is planned.

TiVo Mobile site offers cellphone DVR scheduling with no fees

TiVo Mobile site offers cellphone DVR scheduling with no fees

TiVo have launched a mobile site that allows subscribers to program their DVR from any internet-capable cellphone.  The TiVo Mobile interface has been formatted for the compact screen sizes available on mobile devices, but still manages to squeeze in listings browsing, searches and record settings, together with the company's own "If you like this..." tool to discover new shows based on your viewing habits. 

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TiVo offers Pizza-on-Demand with Domino’s

TiVo offers Pizza-on-Demand with Domino’s

Forget movies on demand, now it's pizza on demand.  Domino's Pizza have made a deal with TiVo to offer broadband-connected subscribers to the DVR service the option to order food direct from their TV screen.  As well as a menu option, pizza orders will also be offered as part of Domino adverts, interactive links in sponsored programs, and more.

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Tivo adds Disney and Jaman VOD content

Tivo adds Disney and Jaman VOD content

Starting next week, Tivo subscribers will get VOD contents from Disney film and Jaman.com straight from their DVRs. The company has inked a new deal with the Walt Disney Studios and Jaman to add number of CinemaNow’s Disney films and Jaman’s independent and international flicks to Its S2, S3, HD, and HD XL DVR Set-tops.

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