It’s been leaked for a while, but TiVo just officially announced the Roamio DVR lineup, which replaces the Premiere. it’s a hefty set of upgrades: all the new models feature a faster processor, at least four tuners, an RF remote, a reworked Netflix app that’s much faster, and support for the DIAL protocol used in the Chromecast for streaming from Netflix and YouTube on mobile devices. You’ll get all that in the base model Roamio, which costs $199 and features four tuners that work with an antenna or Cablecard, 500GB of storage good for 75 hours of recording, and built-in Wi-Fi – an odd thing to call out in 2013, but a first for TiVo. If you’re a cord-cutter who wants local TV and you’re willing to pay TiVo’s $14.99 / month service fee, that’s pretty attractive – and pretty much your only option now that Boxee TV has been killed by Samsung.
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Google on Tuesday started rolling out a major new version of YouTube for Android. This update is one of the most significant for the service in a long time and introduces a cool in-app multitasking feature that lets you minimize the screen while you browse channels or perform searches. It also features Google’s standard “card” interface. Until now, viewers had to stop the video. In this new version, the video will just move to the bottom-right corner of the screen and continue playing. From there, you can always get back to full-screen mode or just swipe right or left to dismiss the video. This new “picture-in-picture” feature is the highlight of today’s release, but the YouTube team also added a bunch of other new features. You can now, for example, more easily search for and browse channels for playlists to watch collections of videos back-to-back.
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Genetic data can reveal risks of cancer and other illnesses, so why can’t it also tell if someone is prone to violent behavior? The Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports on the efforts of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel in starting The Avielle Foundation, which hopes to determine just that. The couple began the organization in remembrance of their daughter Avielle, who died in the Sandy Hook shooting — and they intend to fund research into biological triggers that could predict violent outbreaks before they happen. But some are skeptical of the research: though Richman and Hensel view it as a way to help people with aggressive behavior, no one’s certain of what would become of a person found to carry a dangerous trait for violence.
Ubisoft is only interested in releasing video games that can be developed into successful (and lucrative) franchises. Tony Key, the publisher’s VP of sales and marketing, made that message abundantly clear in a recent interview with A List Daily. “That’s what all our games are about; we won’t even start if we don’t think we can build a franchise out of it,” Key said. “There’s no more fire and forget — it’s too expensive.” Key had been discussing the massive promotional muscle that Ubisoft had put behind Assassin’s Creed 3, and expressed hope that Watch Dogs (bound for next-gen consoles this fall) has the makings of another multi-release saga. The publisher is feeling confident it’s on the right path, but Keys says, “until we’re the…
Samsung are holding a press event on the 4th of September at IFA, they will announce the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and we had previously heard rumors that they would also announce the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch.
Samsung has now confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Gear will be made official on the 4th of September, the news comes from Lee Young-hee, who is the executive vice president of Samsung Mobile.