Posts Tagged ‘DVR’
Is the next gen Xbox finally going to house a DVR?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 4 January 2012 08:50 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 4 January 2012 08:50
According to patents granted to Microsoft right after Christmas, gamers may finally get that long promised game comsole\DVR hybrid. The patents point to the device being envisioned as a mega-DVR with the ability to record video programming like television shows, movies and music. Beyond that is the ability to record gaming sessions whether it’s online or offline. Oh yeah, now it’ll be so much easier to record those flying mammoth in Skyrim. The designs also show that even if the console is off, the DVR can still record those episodes of Archer you’ve been neglecting.
A digital video recorder (DVR) application running alongside a television client component allows users to record media content on the gaming console. The DVR application also integrates itself with the console menu. Once integrated, users can record media content while playing games. Alternatively, users can record content when the gaming console is turned off. The recorded content can include television programming, gaming experience (whether local or online), music, DVDs, and so on. When in the recording state, users can also switch between various other media modes, whether gaming, television, and so on. -Patent 8,083,593
Whether or not this comes to fruition in the next iteration of the Xbox is questionable. Patents are acquired some time before the actual product sees the light of day but Microsoft has been dealing with this for four years now. It wouldn’t be a total stretch for the technology to pop up in the successor to the Xbox 360. With MS pushing for the console to be the focal point for entertainment dominance, we can only hope they perfect idea sooner rather than later.
Home or Business Video Security on the Cheap
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 08:11 Written by Nick McD Wednesday, 27 July 2011 06:24
Video security is often a concept that can baffle you, as security companies may charge several thousands of dollars for setting up a system for you. Home owners concerned about intrusion on their property or business owners looking at loss prevention or after-hours intruders can take the time to do a bit of planning and build systems just as good for far less.
KGuard Security, a Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer, has stepped up the level of small DIY devices with tiny Linux-based microPC digital video recorder (DVR) devices. The SHA108 (8 camera) and SHA104 (4 camera) DVRs are more than a multi-cam recorder and viewer, offering a full internet suite for viewing and playback on Windows PCs, as well as plug-ins for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry smartphones. The DVR is even smart enough to be set to email the user if it sees movement when a site is supposed to be empty.
Dish Network Launching its Own Android App
Last Updated on Saturday, 8 January 2011 04:02 Written by PieceOfSith Saturday, 8 January 2011 04:00
Have you ever said this specific phrase out loud, “I have over 200 channels and there is nothing on?” With more and more people having digital cable or satellite service, it seems an almost improbability that this could happen. Well, that same overload of channel surfing may come to one of the things that you carry most next to your ATM card, your smartphone. Just announced a few days ago, Dish Network is planning to launch their services to interact with Android OS smartphones and tablets. With being one of the most widely used television programming services on the market, Dish Network is trying to allow its customers to have more stations on the go from the comfort of their portable devices, namely a smartphone or tablet. Read more: Dish Network Launching its Own Android App
Sling Player now for iPad.
Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2010 01:20 Written by The Geek Friday, 26 November 2010 01:25
Well iPad users it looks like your prayers have been answered. Sling Media has released Sling Player for the iPad. For those of you who don’t know what Sling Player is it allows you to stream video from your cable service provider, DVR , or TiVo. Now the only downfall is for those of you who bought the iPhone or iPod version back in January will have to pay $30.00 again for the iPad version. But hey 9.7 inches is way better then 4.3 inches. So tell us what you think about Sling Player in the comments below.
- SlingPlayer Mobile app arrives on iPad (macworld.com)