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TV-B-Gone: Turning off TVs, opening up minds

TV-B-Gone is now open source, which may spark the creativity of aspiring engineers.

By November 4, 2008


Amazon switches off TV ads

The online retailing giant says it's dropped its television ad campaign in favor of luring customers with free shipping offers and lower product prices.

By February 10, 2003


Preview Travel reduces loss, spins off TV

Preview reports a third-quarter loss that beat the Street and also said it will become a pure Internet player.

October 21, 1998


Dick Smith holds 'XXXL' sale tomorrow only

Dick Smith will be holding a sale on Saturday, 20 October, both in-store and online, with up to 30 per cent off TVs and computers, plus more bargains.

By October 18, 2012


Apple removes boy genius ads from the Web

Having taken them off TV -- claiming this had always been planned -- Apple now removes its oddly derided boy genius ads from the Web.

By August 22, 2012


Crave 80: Ewok Fight Club (podcast)

Oh, there will be a third Ewok spin-off TV movie, if Admiral Sackbar has anything to say about it.

By March 13, 2012


Pixar releases vintage Lots-o-Huggin' Bear ads

As part of the marketing campaign for "Toy Story 3," the studio puts out at least two videos purporting to have been recorded off TV on a VCR.

By May 11, 2010


TV viewing to be plagued by a rising tide of snipes and bugs

As the new fall TV season kicks off, TV screens will be more cluttered than ever with on-screen graphics and ads, according to 'The New York Times.'

By September 25, 2007


Keychain clicker kills TVs

Discreet device turns off televisions, creating a little peace and quiet. Until the yelling starts.

By October 19, 2004