CES 2014: Dish Hopper App Coming to PlayStation Consoles

As part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) week in Las Vegas, Dish today announced that its Hopper DVR technology will soon be available on Sony’s PlayStation consoles. Dish will be releasing a Hopper app for both PlayStation 3 and…

House Lawmakers Introduce The We Are Watching You Act

In NSA America, TV watches you. Thankfully, that scenario hasn’t happened yet, but two lawmakers are working on legislation to make sure there are strict regulations in place when it does. The Hill reports that Reps. Michael Capuano and Walter…

Dish Holds a Wake For TV Commercials, Launches the “Hopper” Nationwide

Dish today announced that its “Hopper” DVR with Sling is now available for all customers in the U.S. While other DVRs allow TV watchers to fast-forward through annoying ads, the Hopper “autohop” feature allows Dish customers to skip entire commercial…

Dish Channel Guide App For iPad Released

Dish Network today introduced a new app for iPad that allows subscribers to search through the Dish channel line-up and share their TV viewing habits across social networks. The Dish Explorer app will be available today in the Apple App…

Nintendo TVii Finally Launches Tomorrow

Promised as a launch feature, Nintendo’s ambitious TVii service was delayed to some time in December. The promised day is now near, but you might want to temper your expectations before you get disappointed. Nintendo announced this morning that Nintendo…

Verizon Patents A DVR That Spies On You

Verizon is moving into the targeted ad business in a big way. The wireless carrier announced a new campaign yesterday called Verizon Selects that would allow them to share a customer’s info with advertisers. Now the carrier has patented a…

Cisco Sues TiVo Over Patents

On May 30th Cisco Systems filed a federal lawsuit in California against TiVo, over four patents related to DVRs. Cisco supplies TiVo-based DVR boxes to Virgin Media in the UK and Spanish cable operator Ono. TiVo likewise suing Verizon Communications…

Motorola debuts DreamGallery by Motorola Medios

The Cable Show, a yearly trade show for the cable industry, is taking place in Boston this week. There, cable companies gather to show off their new products and services. This year’s hot item seems to be software that are…

Dish Networks “Hopper” Adds Skip Commercials Feature

Every single TV watcher since the beginning of time (because let’s be real, time didn’t exist before TV was invented, right?) has wished for the ability to instantly skip over the commercials. Well now that technology is finally here. I…