Peter Kafka

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Cablevision Brings Live TV — In Your House — To iPhone, iPod, Too

Like to watch TV in your house, but don’t want to watch on your TV? Cablevision subscribers have already been able to watch live TV on their iPads, via an app the New York-area cable provider introduced in April; now the company is offering the same service for iPhones and iPods. The apps now function as remote controls as well. The service still won’t work once you leave your house, and Viacom is still suing Cablevision over the app.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus