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June 6, 2011 | Roy Wallack, Gear
For some outdoor enthusiasts, the age-old question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" has been replaced by "Did we actually have any fun on our rockin' mountain biking/kayaking/rock climbing adventure if we didn't get it on video?" Simple and rugged, wearable cameras have been proliferating on the market, recording video from a perch on one's helmet, chest or handlebars. Watching and editing is simple; just plug the units' USB cords into a computer to turn your high-adrenaline pursuits into home movies.
May 3, 2011 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski, Los Angeles Times
Dish Network Corp. and its former EchoStar division agreed to pay TiVo $500 million to settle a long-running patent dispute involving digital video recorder technology. Under terms of the settlement, Dish Network and EchoStar Corp. will make an initial payment of $300 million, and then make six equal payments of $33 million through 2017. The companies agreed to dismiss any litigation connected with the matter. "There have been all kinds of questions and uncertainty as to whether our intellectual property had any real value," said TiVo Chief Executive Tom Rogers.
October 3, 2010 | By Craig Howie, Los Angeles Times
I recorded my son's birth with a Kodak. No, not in 1997 or 1957. Just last week. It's even in high definition (but not 3-D, perhaps thankfully). I figured a new camera/video recorder would be just the thing for capturing those newborn moments, and I wanted to know if Kodak's new PlayTouch had enough "added value" to make it a useful substitute for, say, Apple's recently released iPod Touch, which has HD video capability. The PlayTouch also piqued our interest because Kodak and other camera makers have been losing ground to smart phones that are increasingly multifunctional and can take pictures as well as shoot videos.
August 11, 2010 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
TiVo Inc. has struck a deal with Cox Communications to integrate the cable company's video-on-demand service into TiVo's digital video recorders. For consumers, the deal lets viewers take advantage of both TiVo and Cox on-demand services without having to juggle two devices. Before this deal, most consumers needed a cable set-top box to get on-demand programs and a TiVo for any number of Internet services such as streaming movies from Netflix Inc., Rhapsody Inc.'s music streaming and Amazon.
August 27, 2009 | Diane Pucin, Staff And Wire Reports
Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino said Wednesday a sex scandal involving a woman accused of trying to extort millions from him has been "pure hell" for his family, fuming that newly released video of her police interview revived her "total fabrication." Pitino spoke at a hastily called news conference hours after Louisville police released audio and video recordings of phone calls and an interview with Karen Cunagin Sypher , the woman at the heart of the scandal. Pitino has told police that he had sex with her six years ago. Sypher claims in the interview that Pitino sexually assaulted her, an allegation she brought to police after she was accused of trying to extort millions from the coach.
June 3, 2009 | Associated Press
A federal court Tuesday ordered Dish Network Corp. to pay TiVo Inc. $103 million plus interest in damages for using a modified digital video recorder technology that it found to be in violation of TiVo's patent. U.S. District Judge David Folsom, of the Eastern District of Texas, found Dish, formerly EchoStar, to be in contempt of a permanent injunction on TiVo's DVR Time Warp technology, which lets viewers pause, rewind and fast-forward live shows.
May 13, 2009 | Associated Press
A slain lawyer's videotaped and posthumously broadcast accusation that President Alvaro Colom ordered his slaying threw Guatemala into an uproar Tuesday and prompted the government to call for a United Nations agency and the FBI to investigate the killing. Colom vehemently denied the allegations made in a videotape left by lawyer Rodrigo Rosenberg, who was shot to death Sunday by unidentified assailants while riding his bicycle.
February 2, 2009 | Alex Pham
On Oct. 9, a day the Dow dropped 679 points, TiVo Inc. deposited a check for $104.6 million. The company had just won a hard-fought battle against EchoStar Communications Inc., whose Dish Network digital video recorders were found by a federal jury to infringe TiVo's patents. "I think we were the only company doing high-fives that day," recalled TiVo Chief Executive Tom Rogers. TiVo, whose name has become synonymous with digital video recorders, is the comeback kid of technology.
January 13, 2009 | David G. Savage
The Supreme Court declined Monday to clear the way for cable TV companies to offer their customers a new, easier way to record broadcasts for later viewing -- and without needing a video recorder in their homes. Instead, the court asked the Justice Department to weigh in on whether this new video recording service would violate the copyrights of the TV networks and Hollywood film studios.
November 16, 2008 | times wire services
The U.S. military, with help from Seattle start-up Delve Networks, has launched a video-sharing website for troops, their families and supporters, a year and a half after restricting access to YouTube and other video sites. TroopTube, as the website is called, lets people register as members of one of the branches of the armed forces, family, civilian Defense Department employees or supporters. Members can upload personal videos from anywhere with an Internet connection at www.trooptube.
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