August 24, 2010

HBO Denies Netflx Access

Don't look for HBO to be available on Netflix any time soon. The company plans to make their movies and TV shows through their online HBO Go. This is understandable when you realize that with about 30 million subscribers, parent company Time Warner made a profit of $1.2 billion last year. The service is free to those who subscribe to the cable channel. HBO will continue to spew out some excellent original programming with such offerings as "Boardwalk Empire," a crime drama about Prohibition that is slated for September.

Via Bloomberg

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August 23, 2010

Vimeo Comes to Roku


Vimeo has finally arrived on Roku. Following the likes of Pandora, Netflix and Amazon VOD, you can now sort videos according to their picks, your uploads and selections saved for later viewing. Of course, nothing is perfect as the service lacks sharing, albums, and channels, but it's a start. Vimeo itself recently added HTML5 for iPhone and iPad support.

Via USA Today

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August 20, 2010

LG Projector, Hong Kong Sex in 3D


3D continues to make news and original products. LG has two new projectors, the BX327 at a price of around $837.00 and the BX327 for ~$1090.00. Both include shutter-type glasses and include a 2,300:1 contrast ratio, stereo speakers and USB jack. Perhaps at that next business conference, it can be pepped up with the supposedly first IMAX-3-D erotic film "3-D Sex & Zen: Extreme Ecstasy" made in Hong Kong.

Via LG 3D Projectors (translated)

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August 19, 2010

Titanic to Crash Again in 3D


Just as the glut of 3D movies continues to reign the screen (Piranha 3D, Step Up 3D) for the gimmick as well as the extra fee tacked on to ticket prices, James Cameron announced that one of the top chick flicks ever made, Titanic, will be re-released in that format. Geez Leo, thinking of you as king of the world that close makes us throw up in our mouths a little. It should be released next year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the launch of the ship.

Via Business Insider

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August 11, 2010

iLuv i1166 Media Center


iLuv packs almost everything into its latest media player. The i1166 has an 8.9" widescreen TFT LCD touchscreen display and remote for those with lazy bodies. It will play DVDs, tunes from your iPod and anything you happen to have on your SD memory card. Both AC and car adapter are included.

Via iLuv

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August 9, 2010

Wireless Webcam Runs Vis USB


This talented but odd-colored webcam has wireless capability, digital audio/video compression and charges via USB. With a QVGA (320×240) resolution and a speed of 15 f/s, it has a built -in mic, Li-ion battery and runs for five hours after charging. The WW-001 cam has a range of 10 meters.

Via Shenzhen Suntech

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Libretto eBook Does Audio/Video


Companies continue to compete for their share of the Kindle pie. Asbis' Prestigio Libretto has a 6" (800x600) display and can also play both audio and video. The 9mm thin PER3162B has a 2GB memory, 0.8 second boot time and runs on a 1400mAh battery. The eBook comes with a USB cord for charging and data transfe,r and stereo headphones for privacy at an odd price of $248.29.

Via Asbis

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August 6, 2010

DXG 3D Camcorder/Display


DXG has released a package that promises 3D without the glasses. Two lenses work with a 3 MP image sensor to record slightly different images which create an anaglyph-a 3D video. It comes with a 3.2" LCD for playback but video recorded can also be viewed on a 3D TV. Both camcorder and viewer will start you off on the 3D path for $599.95.

Via Hammacher Schlemmer

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July 29, 2010

UFC Tries to Bust Illegal Streamers


The Ultimate Fighting Championship's parent company is attempting to discover those who stream live pay-per-view events without permission. They have served subpoenas to and to get the information. The company sited two examples, one in January when 36,000 viewers watched an event online and another the following month when 78,000 viewed another without paying. Since UFC charges $44.95 to individuals and up to $1,000 for each match, that's a fairly large loss.


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July 28, 2010

Plextor BD-Rom Drive Offers Blu-ray Via USB


Hook Plextor's BD-ROM Drive up to your USB port and you get Blu-ray playability with no extra cables needed. The PX-B12OU can also burn DVDs and CDs and is barely larger than the discs it houses. The drive, available for $99.99, can turn Plextor's soon-to-be PlexMedia into a serious player.

Via Plextor

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