BBC iPlayer to Go Global

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The entire planet will soon have access to the BBC's iPlayer. John Smith, the head of BBC Worldwide, says that because continental Europeans and North Americans do not have to pay the TV licensing fee, there will be some form of commercialization to make up for it. We are more than excited about the release due sometime next year as most of our access to UK media is limited to Netflix's BBC mini-series and occasional material on PBS.

Via Telegraph

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November 16, 2010

Verbatim Mini NAS Remotely Handles Files

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Verbatim's 6.4 x 6.4 x 3.5" MediaShare Mini NAS can connect up to 4 drives and can be accessed from either of the computers on the network. Remotely upload, download and manage files, photos, music and videos from your iPhone/touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android, Palm Pre or other smartphone. Music and images can also be downloaded via your PS3, Xbox 360 or any DLNA compliant DMAs.

Via Verbatim MediaShare Mini NAS

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November 2, 2010

Fox and DISH Come to Agreement

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The FCC announced that Fox and the DISH Network have finally agreed to extend their contract that was due to expire Sunday. Fox's FX, National Geographic Channel, and 19 regional sports networks that have been blacked out since the beginning of October are again viewable. Rest assured that you will be able to see the end of the World Series 2010 which is down 26% in ratings when compared to last year.

Via FCC

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Boxee to Include VUDU in Box

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When the Boxee Box is released this month, an additional treat is in store. VUDU will be included in the device, providing 1080p video rentals and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. Boxee is providing free media center software for your PC or Mac for access to thousands of movie rentals, most of them $2.00 for two nights.

Via Box

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October 27, 2010

Spice Mobility Launches M-67 3D Phone

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The Indian Spice Mobility has announced the arrival of the M-67 3D Phone, an auto-stereoscopic device that can switch from 2D to 3D with the push of a shortcut key and doesn't need glasses to view. The cellie features a 2.36" 240x320 pixel display, a 16 GB expandable memory, remote wipe, dual stereo speakers, multi-SIM, Bluetooth, FM radio, MP3 player and a 2 MP camera that only shoots 2D. The price is reportedly less than $100.00.

Via Spice Mobility

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October 26, 2010

Zotac ZBOX HD-ID34BR-U Says 'Time to Play'

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Zotac's ZBOX may be a fine addition to your home theater. The ultra-slim HTPC is powered by NVIDIA ION technology with 512MB of DDR3 video memory and will play Blu-ray discs or stream them as a media center. The HD-ID34BR-U includes a mini-PCI Express slot, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, combo eSATA 3.0 Gb/s and USB 2.0 port, DVI, HDMI, S/PDIF optical outputs, 6-in-1 memory card reader and 802.11n WiFi.

Via Zotac

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October 25, 2010

Chilean Miners Used Samsung Haptic Beam

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It turns out that the phone that was sent through a hole to help keep the Chilean miners sane was a Samsung Haptic Beam with TI DLP Pico chipset. Selected because of its ability to project images up to 50", the cellie contained a message from the mining minister, a soccer match and movies that they screened during their confinement.

Via Fareast Gizmos

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October 22, 2010

YouTube Leanback Launches

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YouTube's official launch of Leanback is certainly impressive. The service, especially intended for a big screen TVs, lets you watch videos uninterrupted in HD. Once you log in, it will show you those based on your preferences. From there you can navigate by keyboard directional arrows or simply start typing. The interface allows movie rentals via the YouTube Store and other video feeds organized by category.

Via Leanback

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October 14, 2010

Logitech Unveils External Burner

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Logitech has an external DVD/CD burner that weighs a mere 300g and comes in scratch and dirt-resistant aluminum black (or red and black for those who want to show it off.) With 6x DVD±R DL and 8x DVD±R/+RW capability, plug the LDR-PME8U2V into your USB 2.0. The company has included video programs CinePlayer5 and audio Roxio Creator XJ. Look for a MSRP of ¥9,600 (~$117.00.)

Via Logitech (translated)

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October 11, 2010

Banksy Creates Simpsons Couch Scene

You really have to appreciate this opening segment for the Simpsons directed by graffiti artist Banksy. We were alternately amused, amazed, filled with wonder and grossed out. So on the whole, we would say that this has been a good day of networking. What do you think?

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