Xbox inches closer being your DVR

As a once-avid user of Windows Media Center to record TV, it was pretty clear to me that the Xbox could make a great DVR.  This latest move is indicative of where they are going.

Microsoft is adding recording and playback capability to live, over-the-air TV. You still have to purchase some hardware and an antenna to receive the broadcasts, but the Xbox provides the program guide and recording software.

Of course the next logical question is, “When will Xbox allow me to record cable TV shows, like a TiVo?”.

One can only speculate. They certainly could have rolled out that feature now, so there is clearly a strategy behind their moves.

Time will tell.

Xbox One owners will soon be able to use their game console to record and play back live television from free, over-the-air broadcasts, Microsoft announced

Source: Microsoft unveils Xbox One DVR features, enabling recording and playback of free over-the-air TV – GeekWire

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Xbox inches closer being your DVR

As a once-avid user of Windows Media Center to record TV, it was pretty clear to me that the Xbox could make a great DVR.  This latest move is indicative of where they are going.

Microsoft is adding recording and playback capability to live, over-the-air TV. You still have to purchase some hardware and an antenna to receive the broadcasts, but the Xbox provides the program guide and recording software.

Of course the next logical question is, “When will Xbox allow me to record cable TV shows, like a TiVo?”.

One can only speculate. They certainly could have rolled out that feature now, so there is clearly a strategy behind their moves.

Time will tell.

Xbox One owners will soon be able to use their game console to record and play back live television from free, over-the-air broadcasts, Microsoft announced

Source: Microsoft unveils Xbox One DVR features, enabling recording and playback of free over-the-air TV – GeekWire

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Scary security hole lets attackers remotely control Chrysler with Uconnect feature.

If you have a 2013 or earlier Chrysler product with the Uconnect feature, contact your dealer immediately and get the upgrade to patch this serious, scary security hole.

Reading this article was horrifying as the author described how (with his consent) hackers took over his Jeep Cherokee.  At first they just played w/ the A/C and radio, but later they messed with the transmission and the brakes, all from remote Internet locations.

 

Miller and Valasek’s full arsenal includes functions that at lower speeds fully kill the engine, abruptly engage the brakes, or disable them altogether. The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep’s brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch.

Source: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED

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Scary security hole lets attackers remotely control Chrysler with Uconnect feature.

If you have a 2013 or earlier Chrysler product with the Uconnect feature, contact your dealer immediately and get the upgrade to patch this serious, scary security hole.

Reading this article was horrifying as the author described how (with his consent) hackers took over his Jeep Cherokee.  At first they just played w/ the A/C and radio, but later they messed with the transmission and the brakes, all from remote Internet locations.

 

Miller and Valasek’s full arsenal includes functions that at lower speeds fully kill the engine, abruptly engage the brakes, or disable them altogether. The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep’s brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch.

Source: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED

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Scary security hole lets attackers remotely control Chrysler with Uconnect feature.

If you have a 2013 or earlier Chrysler product with the Uconnect feature, contact your dealer immediately and get the upgrade to patch this serious, scary security hole.

Reading this article was horrifying as the author described how (with his consent) hackers took over his Jeep Cherokee.  At first they just played w/ the A/C and radio, but later they messed with the transmission and the brakes, all from remote Internet locations.

 

Miller and Valasek’s full arsenal includes functions that at lower speeds fully kill the engine, abruptly engage the brakes, or disable them altogether. The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep’s brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch.

Source: Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It | WIRED

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