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- How To Connect Your Old Video Game Consoles To A New TV
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iOS: If there are TV shows that you hate to miss, Televised is a new iPhone app that will help you keep track of them. It notifies you when new episodes air (in your location and time zone), shows you episode summaries and lets you read more about the shows you’re interested in.
Streaming TV and movie service Quickflix is available on an impressive range of devices, including smart TVs, computers, the Xbox (including the Xbox One), Android dongles, mobile TVs and tablets. Add one rather unexpected addition to that list: TiVo.
Given how relentlessly US-centric the original Xbox One launch was, we never had particularly high expectations for what would be offered for Australians. Over the weekend, Microsoft detailed the TV apps that will be available when the console launches on November 22. Only two of Australia’s free-to-air networks are on board so far.
Arduino fans, this project turns TVs on when you want them off. It makes a perfect April Fools’ Day joke or gag gift — or, in the spirit of Evil Week, use it anytime of year to drive people crazy. You can hide it in something inconspicuous, and assuming you already have an Arduino and tools, it costs next to nothing to make.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently set new recommendations for parents to limit the amount of time kids spent in front of a screen to less than two hours a day (or no time at all for kids under the age of two). This does not vibe with the reality of how kids are using modern technology today.
If you’ve just rediscovered an old console in the back of your closet, or you’re newly into retro gaming and want the genuine experience, you’ve probably stood in front of your shiny new LCD or plasma TV with a console made in the age of CRTs, wondering what to do. Luckily, it’s not too difficult to plug everything in and get your game on. Here’s how:
The BBC’s iPlayer iOS app is a nifty (and legal) way for people outside the UK to access and download popular BBC content. However, it looks like plans for that service to expand to Android and potentially offer live content have been put to one side, with the BBC now planning to focus on a series of premium pay TV channels and streaming subscription content through its BBC.com portal. For Aussie viewers, that means your main legal option is likely to be (gulp) a Foxtel subscription.