Revolutionary gadget lets viewers
block annoying TV news tickers
New "reverse closed-captioning" system erases clutter from screen.
(Move cursor over photo to see demonstration)
By Manny Tomgor, Staff writer in exile
Tired of endless news alerts, stock tickers and sports scores crawling across your TV screen?
Now you can erase them with Ronco's Crawl Blocker. The $69 device uses "reverse closed-captioning technology" to block text and other clutter from any television program. To see how the new gadget works, move your cursor over the photo.
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