Virgin Media http://www.stuff.tv/virgin-media/all en-GB Virgin Media wristband records the shows you miss when you nod off http://www.stuff.tv/media-tivo/virgin-media-wristband-records-shows-you-miss-when-you-nod/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Never again miss 95 percent of the Queen&#039;s speech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Virgin Media KipstR" alt="Virgin Media KipstR" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/KipstR.jpg?1418987323" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin Media has enlisted the help of two young tech fans to develop a wristband that senses when you fall asleep on the sofa and automatically starts recording what you&#39;re watching so you can pick it up again after a few well-earned zeds.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/jools-whitehorn" title="View user profile.">Jools Whitehorn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Their creation, KipstR, features a pulse-oximeter to monitor heart rate. The smart band tells the Virgin TiVo box to start recording when it senses the drop in heart rate that suggests you&#39;ve nodded off. Though if it&#39;s the TV show that&#39;s caused you to lose consciousness rather than your overindulgence, perhaps you won&#39;t be so excited to find it&#39;s been recorded for you.</p> <p class="p1">The company picked out 14-year-old Ryan Oliver and 15-year-old Jonathan Kingsley from Manchester Creative Studio as part of its Switched on Futures initiative. The pair took advantage of 3D printing for the prototype, manufacturing the piece in flexible Polyjet resin on an Objet Connex printer.</p> <p class="p1">Virgin Media&#39;s tied-to-TV sensor experiments aren&#39;t going to stop there, as Neil Illingworth, its head of advanced technology and innovation, has talked of show suggestions based on your mood, or even brainwave TV control. We&#39;ll have to make do with a standard remote for this Christmas, though.</p> <p class="p1">Are you a TV-addicted narcoleptic? You can <a href="http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/Announcements/KipstR-Trial/td-p/2568986">register for a trial of KipstR on the Virgin Media website</a>.</p> <p class="p1"><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/sintratec-s-laser-sintering-3d-printer-creates-usable-items-moving-parts/news">Sintratec&rsquo;s laser sintering 3D printer creates usable items with moving parts</a></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/media-tivo/virgin-media-wristband-records-shows-you-miss-when-you-nod/news#comments 3D Printing Media TiVo Virgin Media Wearable tech Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:04:08 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 1455750 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Doctor Who Lego, Virgin Media's 152Mb broadband and the solar charger you wear on your wrist http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-doctor-who-lego-could-be-coming-and-virgin-s-broadband-gets-even-quicker/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our daily news round-up of all that’s happening in tech and gadgets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Lego Doctor Who" alt="Lego Doctor Who" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lego-tardis.jpg?1393645787" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lego now accepting Doctor Who design submissions </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Got an idea for a Doctor Who-themed Lego set? Then we have good news for you: Lego has officially begun accepting Cuusoo designs concerning the world&rsquo;s best known Time Lord.</p> <p>If you&rsquo;ve not seen it before, Cuusoo is like an officially-sanctioned Kickstarter for Lego sets. Users can submit designs for new models and, should their idea gain enough backers on the site, Lego will consider adapting it into a real-life retail package. The company has a &ldquo;blacklist&rdquo; of popular franchises it won&rsquo;t accept submissions for; Doctor Who used to be on the list, because the BBC had licensed the rights to produce Lego-style construction sets to Character Building. But now Lego&#39;s reached an agreement that&#39;ll let users submit Doctor Who designs.</p> <p>So far we&rsquo;ve seen successful Cuusoo campaigns for a <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/back-future-lego-set-becomes-official/news" target="_blank">Back to the Future DeLorean</a>, <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/fully-charged-lego-ghostbusters-are-official-and-little-tikes-toy-car-becomes-70mph-hot-hatch/n">Ghostbusters</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/lego/mars-curiosity-rover-gets-its-own-lego-set/news">Mars Curiosity Rover</a>.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="https://legocuusoo.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/325064-license-conflicts-and-resolutions">Cuusoo</a> via <a href="http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/02/25/lego-now-accepting-doctor-who-designs-for-their-cuusoo-projects/">Bleeding Cool</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Virgin Media launches 152Mb broadband </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Virgin Media today announced that its top tier broadband package can now offer speeds of up to 152Mb &ndash; 19 times faster than the average UK broadband speed. The new ultrafast option is joined by a speed increase to 50Mb for the company&rsquo;s entry-level package.</p> <p>To publicise the new speeds, Virgin sent Olympic medallist Rebecca Adlington around London in a moving living room driven by a man in a dog suit. We&rsquo;re not really sure why, but here&#39;s a picture of it anyway.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Virgin Media launches 152MB broadband" alt="Virgin Media launches 152MB broadband" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/virgin-media.jpg?1393582398" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Carbon wearable solar charger: a “watch” that tops up your phone </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="399" scrolling="no" src="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/875790568/carbon-wearable-solar-charger/widget/video.html" width="532"></iframe></p> <p>Another week, another brilliant Kickstarter idea pops up on the radar. This time it&rsquo;s a solar charger that looks like a wristwatch but actually collects power while you&rsquo;re wearing it &ndash; enough to give a phone, tablet or any other USB-charged device a much-needed extra jolt of battery life.</p> <p>Carbon is a nice-looking (if perhaps a little chunky) device with a leather strap, and available in black and silver finishes. But it&rsquo;s a seriously handy piece of gear: its creators say it can deliver up to three extra hours of web browsing or talk time to a smartphone.</p> <p>Pledge US$95 (&pound;60) or more and, if the Carbon campaign proves successful, you&rsquo;ll receive your own charger around August of this year. The campaign is seeking US$48,000 (&pound;29,000) with 30 days left to go.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/875790568/carbon-wearable-solar-charger">Kickstarter</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Lego Virgin Media Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:22:12 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1433007 at http://www.stuff.tv Virgin’s SmartCall app gives you smartphone minutes from your landline http://www.stuff.tv/virgin-media/save-pounds-phone-calls-virgin-s-smartcall-app/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Virgin Media’s unlimited free calls service is available today for iOS and Android </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Virgin SmartCall" alt="Virgin SmartCall" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/virgin-smartcall.jpg?1383069090" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin Media has made <a href="http://customer.virginmedia.com/smartcall/">SmartCall</a>, a free home phone call service, available on smartphones.</p> <p>The service, which arrives today on both iOS and Android, allows you to make free phone calls over Wi-Fi, even when you’re abroad. It won’t work over 3G or 4G, which Virgin cites as an advantage because it won’t rack up any roaming charges while you’re outside of the UK.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Big savings </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You’ll need a Virgin Media home phone talk plan, and the type you have will determine when SmartCalls are possible. For example, if your plan only allows you free weekend calls, SmartCall will only be available during the weekends.</p> <p>Virgin claims users of the app can make yearly savings of up to £25 when calling 0845 and 0870 numbers from a mobile, £24 on European roaming costs, £108 on US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand roaming costs and £180 on roaming costs in the rest of the world.</p> <p>You can download the app now at the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.virginmedia.smartcall">Google Play Store</a> and <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/virgin-media-smartcall/id702813175?mt=8">iOS App Store</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Android apps iOS apps Virgin Media Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:50:02 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1428531 at http://www.stuff.tv Virgin Media snuggles up with Netflix http://www.stuff.tv/virgin-media-snuggles-netflix/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Arrested Development and more? Yes please </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="857" height="643" title="Netflix" alt="Netflix" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/netflix-logo.jpg?1378809706" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Virgin Media has announced that it's partnering up with Netflix to bring heavyweight shows like Breaking Bad to 40,000 Virgin Media TiVo boxes this week.</p> <p>This will be the first time that Netflix has landed on a pay-TV platform, and it's a move that gets Stuff's seal of approval.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/virgin-media-snuggles-netflix/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/virgin-media-snuggles-netflix/news#comments Film and TV Netflix Virgin Media Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:41:47 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1426454 at http://www.stuff.tv