Virgin Media’s New Wearable Pauses Live TV If You Fall Asleep

Fitness trackers are good at telling you how many calories you're burning, but what if you're tired of all the fitness going on "out there" and just want to laze on the couch? Your future wristband of choice could make sure you never miss a minute of your favourite TV episodes, too. Which, for some, will be more handy. Read More >>

How an Atomic Clock Was Used to Record a House-Sized Instrument

Nestled on a Malibu hillside, three miles up a corkscrew-like road from the Pacific Coast Highway, sits a very peculiar house. Protruding through a missing window in the basement are 18 brass strings, tethered to a mountain 30 yards away. And at any time of day, you might hear their haunting vibrations echoing on the canyon walls. Read More >>

Gibson’s Memory Cable Will Make Sure You Never Forget Any Sweet Tunes

As musicians out there will know, some good stuff can come out of playing random chords at band rehearsal. The problem is you might end up like Tenacious D, forgetting what might well have been the greatest song in the world. Luckily Gibson have your back with a new recorder/cable combo. Read More >>

NSA Can Record EVERY Phone Call Made in One Mystery Non-US Country

The NSA revelations are getting crazier by the week, with new leaks from Edward Snowden's Dropbox Folder of Doom revealing that the US security service claims it can RECORD every call made in one unnamed overseas country. Read More >>

The Right to Record Movies From TV Came 30 Years Ago Yesterday

Today, DRM fears inspire a lot of jokes that reference George Orwell's 1984. But it was in that titular year, three decades ago today, that the US Supreme Court reached a decision that defined and protected the right to record copyrighted material: Sony Corp. of America v. Universal City Studios, Inc., or the Betamax case. Read More >>

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Xbox One’s Game DVR Game Capture Locked at 720p Resolution

Xbox One's built-in game footage buffer is limited to recording at 720p/30fps resolution, regardless of how high-res the actual game you're actually playing may be. Read More >>

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Xbox One Constantly Buffers Only Your Last Five Minutes of Play to the PS4’s 15

Microsoft has explained a little more about its plans for Xbox One to work as your own little gameplay DVR, confirming that it'll continuously bugger buffer the last five minutes of your action so you can edit it, watch it again and share it to people who probably won't be particularly interested in seeing your amazing kill. Read More >>

Everyone Who Records Video on Their Phone Needs to Follow This Rule

I understand that when you take a picture or video with your phone, it makes a lot of sense to hold your phone upright. It's more comfortable! It's totally natural! And though Instagram has helped fix portrait mode pictures by squaring them off, we still haven't solved the portrait video problem. It's awful to watch videos like that. Anyone who does it is just an idiot. Read More >>

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Of Course Some Bar Is Already Banning Google Glass

There have been plenty of parodies exploring the creepier possibilities of Google Glass, so it should come as no surprise that it's already been banned in a Seattle bar, even though it's not even out yet. Read More >>

This Interface Could Actually Turn Your iPad Into a Killer Portable Studio

We're skeptical of all of the cheap gadgets out there that claim to turn the iPad into a portable studio capable of "professional" recordings. If you've ever used professional gear you know those claims are misleading at best. But this little interface looks like it could be a winner. Read More >>

How Auto-Tune and Digital Recording Suck the Life Out Of Music

For the bedroom musician, recording was a pain until software gave them an option that was fast, flexible and sonically indistinguishable to the untrained ear. Then the pros went crazy with all of that power and turned making music into a mad science of sonic construction. Read More >>

Anonymous Hacks and Releases a Cybercop Call Between Britain and the FBI

I can’t believe it’s quite this easy, but apparently Scotland Yard and the FBI converse over those crappy call-in conferencing systems, which let Anonymous log-on to check-out what they were yakking about. Read More >>

Software Patent Hints at PVR Functions in Next Xbox

The Xbox 720 or whatever it might eventually be called by Microsoft's marketing people may arrive PVR features onboard, with a Microsoft patent revealing it's working on a system that lets a "digital video recorder" capture media on a games console. Read More >>