Control your TV with your mind. Smart TVs get smarter with MindRDR technology

If this was April 1st then I would be suspicious, but it's not and it seems that being able to control your 'smart' TV with your mind could actually be a thing. Apparently both YouTube and the BBC iPlayer could be set to integrate MindRDR TV (Mind Reader TV, geddit) technology into their content platforms very…

BBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days

Good news if you want to catch up on that show you missed: The BBC has announced that iPlayer users will now get 30 days after a programme is broadcast to catch up, up from just a week before. In a post on the BBC Internet Blog, the Beeb's Dan Taylor-Watt explained how the extension…

Was the BBC hit by a DDoS attack?

It appears that the disruptions caused to the BBC's iPlayer and website last weekend were possibly due to a DDoS attack. The iPlayer service was out of action over most of the weekend because of problems with the database behind the catch-up service. The faults also meant that only a simplified version of the BBC's…

Tablets now go-to devices for TV, gaming and more

Tablets have become mainstream consumer devices in the UK with more than half of 16-44 year olds having access to one, according to new data from Kantar Media's FutureProof study. This means that tablets are now the go-to portable device…

Radio downloads coming to BBC iPlayer

Good news for anyone stuck for something to listen to on the bus – soon you'll be able to download radio programmes from the iPlayer to listen to without killing your phone's data allowance. The development was picked up by…