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Nov 5, 2001  •  Post A Comment

TV Guide Online offers TechGuide
TV Guide Online has launched TechGuide, a guide to entertainment technology that can be found at www.tvguide.com. The guide will offer technology information for the average person, such as how to set up a home entertainment system or how to choose the best new entertainment technology platforms. TV Guide Online is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International.
Weather Channel comes to the desktop
The Weather Channel has created a new application that will allow users to add temperature and weather reports to their computer desktops. Desktop Weather by the Weather Channel can be downloaded for free at www.weather.com/services. Desktop Weather users will be able to see the current temperature, which is continuously updated throughout the day, in their desktop system tray. Clicking on the icon will give users a complete forecast for their city.
ReplayTV, SONICblue sued by media giants
Divisions of Disney, NBC and Viacom filed suit last week against ReplayTV and SONICblue, which acquired ReplayTV in August, in U.S. District Court, charging that the new Replay 4000 system violates the rights of copyright owners “in unprecedented ways.”
Replay 4000 enables users to digitally record programs and disseminate them on the Web. And Replay 4000 enables users to automatically delete commercials.
SONICblue had no comment on the lawsuit.