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Posts Tagged Technology

Sky+ Remote Recording!

I forgot to set the Sky box for something we both wanted to see at the weekend, it nearly resulted in me diving home between courses in a very nice Chinese restaurant (something I may well have been shot for!). I know Sky offer recording via your mobile (for some mobiles), recording via SMS, and now recording over the web – so I’m determined to get at least one of them working! First things first, I needed to login to MySky, I’d forgotten both my username and password so that took some resetting!! I then registered for Remote Record on my remote. We’re away – job done – I won’t be in trouble again! I may investigate the Java app… Continue reading »

by Keiron on June 4th, 2007 | Technology | 1 Comment » |

DVD DRM – Do you digg it?

Digg has been the subject of a ‘cease and desist’ letter by AACS (the Advanced Access Content System Licensing Administrator), the body that oversees the digital rights management technology (commonly known as DRM) after blogs and websites began to publish the software key that breaks the encryption on HD-DVD’s. They started to remove stories posted to their social community. This caused a riot with fans of Digg, and as one user suggested a “21st Century revolt” began, as fast as Digg removed the articles they were reposted, eventually leading to Digg collapsing under the strain at one point! Digg’s founder has now decided not to censor the information saying: “If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 2nd, 2007 | Technology | No Comments » |

Play Nicely Now Children!

As the FOWA (Future of Web Apps) conference rolls into London this week, it will be a total gadgets frenzy! Bloggers booed the conference planner when he announced that wi-fi wouldn’t be free. And again when the paid-for connection buckled under the stress of their use – but it’s all to be expected! This is the second conference and will probably have more information coming out of it, given how much web 2.0 has grown in the last year! It’s still a place where startups can grown big, and then be bought by Microsoft or Google (YouTube was recently bought for £820.3m by Google). It’s also a place where a startup can grow and then fall on it’s backside and… Continue reading »

by Keiron on February 23rd, 2007 | Technology | No Comments » |

Saving YouTube Videos to DVD

As I commented recently the BBC have had removed the fantastic Top Gear video from YouTube, LifeHacker have published info on how you can burn YouTube videos to DVD. Now burning them to DVD is pretty pointless as the quality on them will be absolutely awful, but there are some useful links in the post to services that allow you to download the video (which would mean I could have shown my sister the Top Gear video that’s been removed if I’d been quick enough!!) – they include iTube, Vixy.net and KeepVid.

by Keiron on February 17th, 2007 | Technology | No Comments » |

Broadcasting and YouTube!

Broadcasting is about to change, as more and more people start to use YouTube. You’ll notice that today, the video (that I posted last week), which showed rednecks chasing the Top Gear team does not work, this is because the BBC have had it removed from YouTube for copyright reasons. Real people have become celebrities overnight in the YouTube world. Take for example Peter, he is 79 and has 59 videos on YouTube. He has posted a series of videos about his life entitled Telling It All. They were an instant hit! Or Kate, at the tender age of 18, she has 19 videos on YouTube – with 13,662 subscribers, and 1,617,642 views of her videos. Now that’s popular! These… Continue reading »

by Keiron on February 17th, 2007 | Technology, TV | 1 Comment » |