Sky's DVD-in-the-Post Buy & Keep Service is Now Live

Sky's weird Buy & Keep thing is now operational in the UK, letting people who demand instant digital satisfaction yet still want the reflected glory of a physical media collection enjoy the best of both worlds. You buy a film through your Sky box, you watch it right there and then, before a DVD copy turns up in the post a few days later, to use as a coaster or present. [Sky] Read More >>

Sky Preparing "Buy & Keep" Digital Downloads for Collector Market

If you still feel the need to express yourself via a collection of Hollywood movies, Sky's new Buy & Keep service is for you. It lets you "Buy" then "Keep" digital downloads of films (and TV box sets eventually), with a big selling point of a physical DVD copy for your mainstream media display shelf sent in the post when you buy digitally. It launches "in the coming weeks" says Sky, for a price as yet unannounced. Read More >>

Digital Faffing About to Overtake TV Watching Time in 2014

Some analysts have been watching how much time you spend staring at various screens all day, forming the conclusion that mobile media consumption will eclipse TV viewing time this year. Apparently, a generic UK person will soon spend 3 hours 41 minutes a day on "digital" amusements, 34 minutes more than last year. Solo TV viewing, meanwhile, languishes at the 3 hours 15 minute a day mark. [Telegraph] Read More >>

These Prints Were Made by Pressing Photo Paper to a Computer Screen

Analogue or digital: it's the Thunderdome throw-down of our time. Two formats enter; one format leaves. Either or. Pick a side. Or do like Brooklyn-based artist Job Piston, and use 'em both. Reds is a series of physical prints made on light-sensitive paper pressed up against a computer screen—and they're not bad. Read More >>

A Guitar Amp That's Going to Piss Off Analogue Purists

Line 6, the well-regarded guitar gear manufacturer who were recently acquired by Yamaha, has a new guitar amp that's going to give tube traditionalists a migraine. Bluetooth?! iOS app? Say what? OK, but let's not be luddites for the hell of it. What's Line 6's new Amplifi got to offer? Read More >>

Paramount is Ditching Film, Going All-Digital in the US

The Los Angeles Times reports that Paramount Pictures is the first major Hollywood studio to ditch 35mm film and go all digital for United States cinema releases, with The Wolf of Wall Street being shipped to cinemas in digital format only. Sorry film fans, it sounds like that's a wrap. Read More >>

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Can You Tell the Difference Between These Film and Digital Animations?

The eternal debate of film versus digital. In a sense, arguing between the two for any practical purpose is pretty much a moot point, since digital has become the go to in the world of photography. But that doesn't mean it's not fun to compare the two every so often. This series of animations asks you to do just that, in a dazzling way. Read More >>

Amazon Can Take Away Your Digital Books and Movies Whenever It Wants

In light of the Christmas season, what better time than now to remind ourselves to give thanks for all that we have. Although, in the case of any digital goods you've "purchased" from Amazon, maybe don't add those to the list quite yet. Because remember: You don't actually own any of it. Read More >>

500 Leading Authors (and Bjork) Sign Open Letter to US Government Condemning Surveillance

Five Nobel Prize winners and well over 500 of the planet's most renowned authors have signed a letter to Barack Obama, suggesting he have a word with his people and stop tracking the mundane conversations of the planet for a laugh. They also ask the UN to create a bill that'd protect digital rights. But would the NSA stick to any rules? [A Stand via Guardian] Read More >>

Spotify Will Make Bands Rich One Day, it Promises

Spotify has opened a new stats-heavy web site designed to be read by the world's music artists and industry types, hoping to convince the likes of Thom Yorke that it can pay bands enough cash to fund all their bizarre rider requests and secret habits and hobbies. Read More >>

Your Ugly Christmas Sweater Just Went Digital

Mark Rober has been wowing us for three of years now with his innovative, high-tech Halloween costumes. In fact, he got so good at it that he quit his job at NASA to devote himself to "Digital Dudz" full-time. Now he's applied the cyber-clothing concept to the perennial holiday favourite, the ugly Christmas sweater, and oh man, it's kind of awesome. Read More >>

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Xbox One's TV Guide Features Won't Hit the UK Until 2014

That TV EPG integration thing that Microsoft banged on and on and on about when it launched Xbox One earlier this year? We're not getting it at launch, and Microsoft's only giving a vague "2014" answer when asked about when we are likely to see it. Read More >>

Europe Shouldn't Let Silicon Valley Have all the Parties

As a Gizmodo reader you already know what technology is all about. You come here because you love tech and the amazing transformations it performs. You love it because it makes life easier, better, or at least more amusing. And you love the way that technology offers hope for solving some of the big problems in the world, like people not being able to watch a video on a big enough telly. Read More >>

The Good News is Students are Reading Their Books; the Bad News is They're Pirating Loads of 'em

Research into the piracy of digital coursework books for students has found that levels of illegal sharing are ridiculously high, with nearly three-quarters of the educational ebooks researchers looked for easily discoverable on file-sharing networks. Read More >>

Virgin Media Joins Sony as PS4 "ISP Partner"

Virgin Media and Sony have signed some sort of blood-buddy pact covering this year's PlayStation 4 launch, with the ISP claiming it's now the "PlayStation 4 UK ISP partner" for Sony in the UK. Read More >>

Amazon UK Launches Digital Download Games Shop

Amazon has finally brought its combined digital download gaming shop to the UK, selling big-name titles alongside Steam and EA Origin codes, and also letting users browse and download a selection of free games and utilities. Read More >>


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