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Published: Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 3:28 AM
Updated: Friday, October 14, 2016 @ 3:28 AM
The narrator for the 1960s television show “The Outer Limits” warned viewers that “We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical.”
More than 50 years later, television viewers can control their channels with the Harry Potter Remote Control Wand. It’s not an Accio, or summoning charm, but the wand does the work of a remote.
This new piece of electronic wizardry is being sold on Amazon through the Noble Collection. It offers nine different commands, including “Flick Up,” “Flick Down” and the “Big Swish” to control a television or other electronic device. The wand is set up to act as your remote for any infrared remote device, including Blu-ray and DVD players, and PlayStation and Xbox console.
Published: Monday, March 26, 2018 @ 1:26 PM
— Thank you for participating in this WHIO-TV survey. We want to know which community issues in the news matter most to you. Your insight and guidance will help make sure we are doing all we can to bring you the news, stories and information you’ve come to expect from us.
As a thank you, you will be entered for a chance to win $500!
Published: Thursday, December 05, 2013 @ 7:51 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 3:06 PM
— WHIO's Storm Center 7 FREE weather app! Channel 7’s exclusive weather-only app delivers weather info anywhere, anytime on your iPad, iPhone or Android phone. The new app includes popular features such as a 5-Day forecast, interactive radar, severe weather alerts, live streaming, Twitter feeds, and user-generated photos with our iWitness7 community.
Published: Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 10:51 AM
— There were plenty of crowds on Black Friday, but the shoppers that stayed home and took advantage of online sales is on the rise, CNN reported.
American shoppers spent a record $5 billion online in 24 hours, an increase of 16.9 percent in dollars spent on the internet from Black Friday in 2016. Those figures were released by Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks 80 percent of online spending at the 100 largest retail websites in the United States, CNN reported.
Amazon said Friday that orders were being placed “at record levels,” with more than 200,000 toys sold in the first five hours of the day, CNN reported. Amazon did not provide sales figures for the entire day.
While sales boomed online, purchases at malls and large retailers remained strong, CNN reported. Estimates from ShopperTrak, a data analytics company that measures the number of shoppers at stores, said sales at those outlets decreased “less than 1 percent” compared to Black Friday in 2016, CNN reported.
Adobe predicts that Cyber Monday will be even bigger than Black Friday, bringing in as much as $6 billion in digital sales, CNN reported.
Published: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 @ 11:28 AM
— Just because you're going to visit Aunt Edna in another state, it doesn't mean you have to watch Aunt Edna's favorite newscasts. You can still watch news from the Miami Valley no matter where your holiday travels take you.
NewsCenter 7 newscasts are available, for free, in a variety of ways.
First, you can watch the news on your phone or tablet any time in the WHIO news app and the WHIO weather app. Just tap the red "Watch Live" box on the apps to start watching the news. You can also watch anytime on our website, www.whio.com. Here's a direct link to the newscasts: http://www.whio.com/whio-tv/.
And if your Aunt Edna has a streaming box for her television, even better. You can watch newscasts from NewsCenter 7 on her television. All you have to do is have her download the WHIO streaming app on any of the following platforms: Roku, Vizio, Samsung, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, Amazon Fire and Apple TV.
There's more than the newscasts on the WHIO streaming TV apps. Click here (http://www.whio.com/news/local/watch-whio-for-free-without-cable-satellite/iLAINZ6N2zcudoFjXBqdLI/) to read more about that.