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Europe is a happy hunting ground for TiVo

After pioneering the DVR and trick-play functions over a decade ago, TiVo eventually ran out of steam, until reinventing itself as a vendor of hybrid software for integrating broadband and broadcast services from 2008. This meant it was no longer confined to its own boxes but could enter partnerships with set-top box vendors as well as pay TV operators, both of which it has now done.
Faultline, 04 Mar 2012

Warp drives are PLANET KILLERS, Sydney Uni students find

In 1994, a physicist called Miguel Alcubierre proposed a “warp drive” solution resolving the prohibition in Einstein’s special relativity on traveling faster than light. The problem turns out to be that anybody in the path of the incoming space ship gets fried.
Richard Chirgwin, 04 Mar 2012

Pandora may open its box downunder

Internet radio outfit Pandora is set to disrupt the Australian radio landscape eroding advertising revenue and asset valuation, according to a new report from Morgan Stanley.
Natalie Apostolou, 04 Mar 2012

Yelp boosts Bono's Elevation

Bono’s investment fund Elevation Partners has scored a hit with Yelp’s IPO.
Natalie Apostolou, 04 Mar 2012

Giant stick insect saved from extinction

A colossal stick insect, assumed extinct for 80 years, has been found in the wild, bred in captivity, and now has a population of over 700 awaiting possible repatriation.
Simon Sharwood, 04 Mar 2012

Android a photo-slurper too: report

On the heels of last week’s controversy regarding the photo-slurping habits of iPhones come reports that Android can play similar games with privacy.
Richard Chirgwin, 04 Mar 2012

Russia’s fraud-busting Webcams join the party

Seeking to reassure voters in Russia’s presidential elections that the poll would be fraud-free, Vladimir Putin ordered that Webcams be set up, complete with live streams, in 95,000 polling stations.
Richard Chirgwin, 04 Mar 2012

Gaming devices and smart TV now Harvey Norman channels

Retailer Harvey Norman says gaming devices and smart TVs are now channels for the company.
Simon Sharwood, 04 Mar 2012

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