When TiVo’s digital video recorder (DVR) hit the market in 1999, it transformed the way people watched television. No longer slaves to network schedules, viewers could watch any programs they wanted at any time of day, pause and rewind at will, and-the coup de grace-fast-forward through commercials. At the heart of the system is a computer hard drive that stores television shows as digital files; a subscription-based service updates schedules and practically does the recording for you. The company has teamed up with satellite service provider DirecTV to produce both a satellite receiver integrated with a DVR and a DirecTV high-definition DVR, to be released in April. Other DVR offerings in the market include ReplayTV and services available through cable and satellite companies.
A quick guide to the most important AI law you’ve never heard of
The European Union is planning new legislation aimed at curbing the worst harms associated with artificial intelligence.
It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them.
If they ever hit our roads for real, other drivers need to know exactly what they are.
This is the first image of the black hole at the center of our galaxy
The stunning image was made possible by linking eight existing radio observatories across the globe.
The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus
The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.
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