TECH BYTES: DVRs pass major hurdle

June 30, 2009 7:33:01 AM PDT
A Supreme Court decision means DVRs are about to become much more widespread.

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The Supreme Court declined to hear a case attempting to block so- called networked DVRs. That technology allows you to store programs on your cable company's computers instead of a set-top box in your home. That means current cable boxes could be converted to DVRs without any new equipment making the technology cheaper and more widely available.

The latest installment of the Harry Potter series will be in movie theaters in a couple of weeks. The new video game hits stores today.

Are you worried that your kids are spending too much time online? Well it turns out you're probably surfing the Web more than they are. A new study finds teens spend about 11 and a-half-hours online each month versus 29 hours for the average American. Of course part of the reason is that adults are browsing at work while kids are at school. Another reason seems to be that kids spend a lot more time on their cell phones sending hundreds of text messages each month.

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