TiVo Signs 90 Georgia Tech Football Players

By way of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, we learn additional details of TiVo’s return to football sponsorship via Georgia Tech: TiVo offered an endorsement deal to every member of the team. The 90 who accepted the offer cross the range from starters to walk-ons. The players received a $404 prepaid debit card and a TiVo Stream … Read more

LG Ads Preps New Smart Television OS; With TiVo In Tow?

TiVo clearly has their sights set on Smart TV, yet at the same time partnered with LG Ads… a company that’s just unveiled a new smart television platform. And “River OS” seems to share a lot of similarities with TiVo’s approach: River OS delivers seamless and highly personalized search, discovery, recommendations and viewing across live linear … Read more

TiVo Returns To Best Buy (without a DVR)

From Xperi’s quarterly call, we learn of TiVo’s triumphant return to Best Buy… in the form of the TiVo Stream 4K, as the DVR pioneer continues its retail transformation — moving away from its legacy hardware technologies as it refreshes its branding. But, while the company has pivoted its hardware approach, TiVo remains committed to … Read more

Ring Beats Arlo To Pet Tracking

Announced by Amazon way back in 2019, Steve Moser and I can confirm Ring Fetch appears close to release. However, the the tracker (pictured above) may land with a new name — Ring Buddy and Ring Pet Tag are two likely candidates that we’ve encountered in our research. While Amazon Sidewalk has raised a number … Read more

A Fitbit Ring Could Monitor Oxygen Saturation

By way of the USPTO, we learn Fitbit has been exploring the idea of a ring-style wearable since 2019. However, unlike the highly capable (and high priced) Oura ring, one possible Fitbit ring concept is limited to SpO2 monitoring … with blood oxygen saturation data being synced to one’s phone or yet another wearable, as … Read more

Roku Deals For Current Owners

While Prime Days may be behind us, Roku’s still running some compelling deals… for existing owners. And, via the Roku homescreen ‘Offers’ area, the streaming company is promoting a pair of deals for their solid, mid-tier devices. The recently released Roku Express 4K+ has a reasonable $40 MSRP, but has been seen as low $30 in … Read more

TiVo Stream 4K Regains YouTube TV Capabilities

While YouTube TV is unavailable to new customers on Roku due to contractual matters, YouTube TV has effectively been unavailable to TiVo Stream 4k owners due to technical issues. And, after nearly four months, TiVo has resolved the playback bug. Which makes sense, given the large investment Google recently made in TiVo for their YouTube … Read more

The Best Smart Home Deals

Ah, the very best of manufactured consumer holidays is upon us with Prime Day… resulting in multiple days of deals, from all sorts of retailers. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep up with many of the Amazon promos given limited windows and inventory. And, while there’s a ton of discounted gear out there, we’re discerning customers and … Read more