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Your DVR's Suicide Note

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Dear owner, By the time you read this, I will already be gone. I'm sorry you had to find me like this, lying in your full bathtub, electrocuted. My wires probably tangled in each other, my circuits burned to a crisp. But believe me, this is much better than the life I've led with you.

Why Your DVR Cuts Off The Last Minutes Of TV Shows

Slate | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology

Our digital recorders cut off the last minutes of sporting events and our favorite shows. That doesn’t happen in Europe....

A DVR That Watches YOU?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.07.2012 | Technology

Watching television tends to be a private affair between you and those on the couch in your living room, but Verizon is looking to change that by crea...

DVRs Save Relationships: Study

Reuters | Andrew Wallenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Digital video recorders don't just save TV shows, according to a new survey; they save relationships. Some 79 percent of 1,000 DVR owners reported th...

American Idolatry

Ann Handley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ann Handley

With a crucial few seconds to go before the climax, Ryan Seacrest announced, his voice crackling with excitement, "...the American idol is..." Then it ended. The DVR stopped playback.

TV Ads Losing Their Effectiveness

Ad Age | Steve McClellan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A majority of marketers believe that television advertising has become less effective in the past two years, according to a new survey from the Nation...