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HDCP 2.2: What you need to know

HDCP 2.2 is the next generation of content protection, designed to prevent copying of 4K content. Your current gear won't work with it, however. Here's what you need to know.

By July 31, 2014


Fred Amoroso: Is this the man behind Yahoo's patent offensive?

Before joining Yahoo's board, Fred Amoroso was known for waging aggressive patent litigation at Rovi. Now Yahoo has adopted similar tactics against Facebook.

By March 16, 2012


Rovi, formerly Macrovision, announces Liquid media guide

Macrovision, best known for its digital rights management software, officially changed its name today to Rovi. To celebrate, the company announced a new media guide, code named "Liquid."

By July 16, 2009


CNET to the Rescue: iOS safety tips, and more

With the iPad 2 launch, we brought Seth in to talk about keeping your data safe on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod (or an Android device). Also, Rafe tests the new Synology DS411slim home server, and we opine on using a DVR as an archival store for videos (in a word: don't). Prepare yourself for the theft of your gadgets, how to tether an iPod Touch to a BlackBerry, and a brief history of ASCII.

By March 2, 2011


Analysts predict all-in-one Apple TV in 2012

Apple inks deal with TV listing company Rovi, a sign that Apple is getting serious about televisions, say Piper Jaffray analysts.

By September 20, 2010


How one company stays safe with two networks

Cryptography Research dodges computer attacks by having employees do Web surfing and e-mail on one network and sensitive work on another that's not connected to the Internet.

By March 30, 2010


Loeb Partners weighs in against Macrovision-Gemstar merger

Investment firm, which has a small stake in Macrovision, calls on other investors to scrutinize rationale for the $2.8 billion deal.

By January 10, 2008


Samsung signs deal to use Rovi's EPG

According to a report by Video Business, Samsung has signed a deal with Rovi to use the company's electronic programming guide in future products.

By August 18, 2009


Video assist predates Jerry Lewis 'patent'

Jerry Lewis claims to have invented video-assist technology, but recently rediscovered patents and other documents show who really developed this essential element of modern motion picture production.

By July 20, 2009