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Virgin’s KipstR wearable records shows when you fall asleep

Virgin’s KipstR wearable records shows when you fall asleep

Virgin has revealed its own wearable, a wristband called KipstR created with the help of two teenagers: Jonathan Kingsley, age 14, and Ryan Oliver, age 15. Rather than tracking fitness, KipstR keeps tabs on whether the user is awake or asleep. If you fall asleep while wearing the device, it will trigger your TiVo to record whatever show you were watching when you fell asleep. The device and collaboration is said to be part of Virgin's 'Switched on Futures' initiative.

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TiVo adds Walmart’s VUDU video service

TiVo adds Walmart’s VUDU video service

Netflix and Hulu Plus might be the two best known video streaming services at the moment, but many competitors exist, not the least of which is Walmart's VUDU. Like some other services, VUDU allows its customers to rent and buy digital movies and TV shows, including things like flat-rate season bundles for entire series seasons. The service has long been available on many set top box devices, including various Roku models, and now it has finally arrived for those using TiVo.

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TiVo updates Android app with mobile device streaming

TiVo updates Android app with mobile device streaming

TiVo fans who prefer their mobile gadgets to be of the Android variety have reason to rejoice this morning: TiVo has announced the launch of its Android streaming app feature. With this app comes exactly what it sounds like: the ability to stream shows from one's DVR to one's Android smartphone or tablet.

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TiVo’s new pricing scheme will let you hook up 12 rooms

TiVo’s new pricing scheme will let you hook up 12 rooms

Taking advantage of the fact that houses may have more than one room and that people might want to watch TV in some of them, TiVo is announcing a new offer that will accommodate that scenario well. For a monthly service fee of $14.99, TiVo subscribers will be able to string together up to 12 rooms so that they can get access to their recordings anywhere. As long as they're in the house, of course.

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New TiVo Mini’s wireless isn’t the WiFi you’re looking for

New TiVo Mini’s wireless isn’t the WiFi you’re looking for

TiVo has been one of the mainstays of the TV DVR market but has unfortunately somewhat lagged behind, especially when keeping up with the times and trends. While many of its competitors, especially the myriad set-top boxes available today, have embraced wireless completely, TiVo has come up short. While TiVo seems to have a new Mini model with wireless capability, it might still disappoint those wishing for good old WiFi connections.

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TiVo Mega DVR boasts capacity to store 3 years of TV content

TiVo Mega DVR boasts capacity to store 3 years of TV content

Your favorite TV shows -- they often rend your heart and leave you hanging, only to breeze past that one big plot twist and leave you scratching your head after a single missed episode. To help ensure you avoid this unfortunate situation is the new TiVo Mega, a DVR touting the ability to hold 3 years' worth of television content.

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TiVo Roamio OTA DVR detailed for cord-cutters (with a catch)

TiVo Roamio OTA DVR detailed for cord-cutters (with a catch)

TiVo has revealed details on the new Roamio OTA, a set-top box and DVR for those who want time-shifting and recording but don't have cable or satellite service. Based on the existing Roamio, the $50 box hooks up to a regular HD antenna and packs four tuners for recording free over-the-air TV, though TiVo itself will levy a charge.

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TiVo on Xbox One and Fire TV possible after Adobe ousted

TiVo on Xbox One and Fire TV possible after Adobe ousted

TiVo has quietly ousted Adobe from its DVRs, with the freshly-released Summer Update switching away from Flash and Air for the UI, and opening the door to one day running TiVo services on Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, and other platforms. The new software, for the TiVo Roamio, Premiere, and Mini models, promises a significant boost in interface navigation speed, having been recreated in Haxe.

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Qplay 2.0 acts as personalized iPad Chromecast home base

Qplay 2.0 acts as personalized iPad Chromecast home base

Supposing you’ve got a Chromecast and you’ve never heard of Qplay before, you’re in for a treat. This week the folks at Qplay - previously working with their own Chromecast-like hardware - have updated their app to work with Chromecast natively. Coming from the people that created TiVo, this app allows you to collect all of your favorite networks for video, photos, and music, in one place for casting to Chromecast.

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TiVo reportedly decimates hardware team in favor of cloud future [Updated]

TiVo reportedly decimates hardware team in favor of cloud future [Updated]

TiVo has laid off the majority of its hardware team as it exits the DVR business and focuses instead on software licensing, sources say, including pushing TV recordings to the cloud rather than a box under your TV. Only two engineers have been retained, insiders told Wired, to deal with legacy support and future third-party hardware running TiVo software.

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TiVo founders create “QPlay” streaming media TV adapter

TiVo founders create “QPlay” streaming media TV adapter

The original founders of TiVo are starting a new business venture called QPlay. It's an adapter for streaming TV reminiscent of the plug-and-play ease of Google's Chromecast dongle and app set, but with the all-under-one-roof simplicity of a set-top box. Plug the QPlay box into your HDTV, plug the USB-connected power cord into a wall outlet, fire-on your -- iPad only, apparently -- and you're ready to stream some video and Internet TV from a variety of services, which will possibly include Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube, and so on.

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Netflix now available on Virgin Media TiVo set-top boxes in the UK

Netflix now available on Virgin Media TiVo set-top boxes in the UK

Back in September, we heard the first rumblings that Virgin Media in the UK would be offering the ability to stream Netflix content to users of its TiVo set-top boxes. The move came as part of an effort by TiVo to help Netflix get on the set-top boxes around the world. TiVo boxes are currently offered by several major cable television companies in the US and the UK.

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