Considered low-hanging fruit for TiVo and revolutionary at the same time--helping to make the 30-second television commercial spot more engaging and effective to advertisers--users were quick to voice opinions in our TalkBack area and on TiVo community forums. Some weren't offended by the ads and said others were making mountains out of mole hills. Some of those displeased with the pop-up tags claimed they would be canceling their service.
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You might want to hide that iPod. The ubiquitious music player with the telltale white headphones has caused a 20 percent spike in robberies on New York subways, the New York Daily News says.The paper reported on Tuesday that the popular music device has become a favorite target for thieves scouting the trains for valuables. New York subway felonies, overall, are up 14 percent through mid-March compared with the same period last year, according to police statistics, and underground robberies have shot up nearly 20 percent.
"The common denominator are iPods," NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne said. &… Read more
This begs the question: If I'm fast-forwarding through an advertisement, isn't that a clear indication I'm not interested in the product and therefore unlikely to press a button asking for more information?
TiVo has tested other interactive features--such as … Read more
With your purchase of the Fox Blocker, an e-mail in your name will be sent to … Read more
Maybe it has something to do with the imminent arrival of Daylight Savings Time, but alarm clocks have been attracting the attention of industrial designers and even venture capitalists.
With one new timepiece that's still in the labs, you become part of the alarm clock itself. The SleepSmart device from Axon Sleep Research Laboratories requires that you wear a headband that monitors your brain waves to see whether you're in a light sleep--and thus, presumably, ready and raring to go--or in a deeper phase of sleep that can only hear the alarm as a very rude awakening. The … Read more
An iPod wristwatch? Sure. An iPod that shoots video? Why not? These and other creations appear in Business 2.0's "Re-Imagining Apple," an article and photo essay offering possible Apple innovations drafted by Brunner and others at the award-winning international firm Pentagram Design.Among the team's theoretical gadgets: A Podwatch, or wrist-worn music device … Read more
I always say there are three things in life you can't have enough of: Money is one. Good looks are up there too. And you can never have enough horsepower.
Here at the New York International Auto Show, there are gobs and gobs of the latter. You want it in a convertible? Sure. Try the new Cadillac XLR-V, a 440 horsepower roadster unveiled by GM at the show. Want a retro coupe? The king of that hill is the new Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500. Auto industry legend Carroll Shelby himself stood by at the unveiling of the car … Read more
With the cost of a gallon of gas soaring above $2 on average of late, gas prices are on everyone's mind here at the New York International Auto Show.
Hybrid gasoline-electric cars, many of which are now on the market, and hydrogen fuel vehicles are everywhere. And not all are concept cars. Honda is displaying its FCX. Nissan says its X-Trail fuel cell vehicle is beginning testing in California.
But one of the main factors holding fuel cell vehicles back is infrastructure. So far, there are less than 20 hydrogen fueling stations in California, the Nissan representative said.
His … Read more