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2012-05-14 08:08:52

Dish Network is not making any friends with TV broadcasters this week with its latest offering called Dish Hopper. Dish Hopper is a fairly standard DVR that has a nifty feature called Prime Time Anytime, a capability that can automatically record all of prime time shows from ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC at the same time. This would not be especially newsworthy except for an option of Prime Time Anytime called Auto Hop, which will automatically skip the commercials, turning the Hopper experience...

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2004-11-26 01:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. has long promised "TV Your Way." But the company's plans for pop-up ads and restrictions on copying have sparked worries that the service may be eroding consumer control in favor of Hollywood and advertiser interests. Is it becoming TiVo - their way? "Consumers are very distrustful of technologies that seize yet another opportunity to offer up advertising," said Mike Godwin, legal director of Public Knowledge, a public interest...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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