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Monday: May 10, 2010

Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.Cablevision decides not cripple their DVR service for their customer base.

Don't worry, you won't be losing the ability to fast forward through commercials for now. The article has some interesting tidbits about how your DVR habits are tracked and the legal purposes as to why their DVR system functions the way it does.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:37 AM | Tags (10) | cable | dvr | service | privacy | security | fast | forwarding | stats | information | collection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 15, 2010

Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast open up wi-fi to each other's customers.Cablevision, Time Warner and Comcast open up wi-fi to each other's customers.

This is very good news (and quite unexpected also) for customers of any of the aformentioned companies in the above headline. You can now take advantage of any of their wifi whilst traveling just so long as you are paying customer. Not too shabby, guys - not too shabby at all.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Neat @ 4:34 PM | Tags (7) | cablevision | comcast | hotspots | optimum | sharing | timewarner | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Conan O'Brien headed over to TBS for brand new late-night talk show.Conan O'Brien headed over to TBS for brand new late-night talk show.

Said O'Brien: 'In three months I've gone from network television to Twitter to performing live in theaters, and now I'm headed to basic cable. My plan is working perfectly.' O'Brien will host his hour-long, yet-to-be-titled show Mondays through Thursdays at 11 p.m. (ET/PT).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:58 PM | Tags (9) | conanobrien | latenight | talkshow | television | tbs | cable | twitter | theaters | network |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 8, 2010

Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.Miss some of the Oscars last night? Here is a complete list of all the nominations and winners.

It was quite nice to see that Cablevision and ABC were able to set aside there differences just twenty minutes after the broadcast started. Especially after Cablevision promised a free day of On Demand programming (which didn't work) and ABC's sponsors threatened to have them mauled by tigers.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 6:31 AM | Tags (7) | oscars | nominations | winners | movies | advertising | abc | cablevision |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.

Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:02 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | ars | cable | hacking | jail | modems | profit | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 19, 2010

Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.Microsoft looking to give cable companies some competition via Xbox 360.

Whitten said Microsoft wanted to be a bigger player in television and film viewing. He declined to comment on the conversations with Disney but said more than once that 'there's going to be a ton of experimentation around business models and rights.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:44 AM | Tags (11) | 360 | cable | channels | consoles | gaming | microsoft | subscriptions | television | videogames | videos | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.

It seems that I've done enough under and over the desk wiring in my life to warrant the 100% grade I just received on this quiz. I am a very proud man today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | cable | connectors | geeky | mentalfloss | nerdy | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.

...Apple is pitching a monthly subscription service to the TV networks, an iTunes-based alternative to cable packages that would cost about $30 per month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:38 AM | Tags (8) | apple | cable | itunes | networks | packages | service | subscription | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 16, 2009

Interactive ads coming soon to your television set courtesy of Cablevision.Interactive ads coming soon to your television set courtesy of Cablevision.

ORDER EVERYTHING YOU SEE HERE! CLICK HERE NOW! WHY HAVEN'T YOU CLICKED ALREADY? YOU FOLLOWING ME CAMERA GUY? I SAID CLICK HERE NOW!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 8:42 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertisements | annoying | cablevision | commercials | interactive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Need some cheap HDMI cables? This post is for you.Need some cheap HDMI cables? This post is for you.

Not entirely sure about the quality, but five cables for fifteen bucks sounds pretty good to me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Deals & Steals @ 12:17 PM | Tags (4) | cables | deals | hdmi | steals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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