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Streaming service buys DVDs, puts them in DVD players, and streams the video to subscribers. -- Back in the day, DVD players could run continuously for well over a year. But nowadays they get fried within a few months with that kind of use. If they really are using DVD players, I hope they have the budget for frequent replacement.
- mark 3-17-2011 3:37 am [link] [3 comments]

Motorola takes on iPad with WiFi-only Xoom -- $600, no contract
- mark 3-16-2011 8:08 pm [link] [add a comment]


(Zune has been negated.)

- mark 3-16-2011 2:04 am [link] [1 comment]

The future, thirty years ago.

These are sometimes called computers on a chip, or more correctly, they are called micro {shatnerian pause} processors.

- mark 3-16-2011 2:00 am [link] [add a comment]

Felonious Stream
- mark 3-16-2011 1:28 am [link] [2 comments]

AT&T introduces bandwidth caps for DSL. Unlike cable, the last mile isn't shared. (Coax goes to about 500 houses who share the allocated DOCSIS data bandwidth, sorta like a digital version of a party line.)

"Bandwidth hogs?!" 150 GB is three blu-rays. I've got 32 GB in my pocket, and I'm not even trying.
- mark 3-15-2011 9:25 pm [link] [add a comment]

Time Warner streams to your iPad (in your house and provided you buy tv and internet from TWC). "HD" is 720p30.
- mark 3-15-2011 9:04 pm [link] [add a comment]

My first impression of Quicktime 10.0 is that it can suck my salty balls. My favorite feature of Quicktime Pro, the ability to transcode to other formats, has been fuxored beyond all recognition. Boo!

Hey look, it's simpler now!

Simply lobotomized!

If you have Quicktime Pro, don't allow it to be "upgraded" away.

- mark 3-15-2011 5:42 am [link] [6 comments]

In a meeting today ... "honeycomb and gingerbread will merge to create ice cream"

Is it getting hungry in here?

(The topic was Android.)

- mark 3-11-2011 12:01 am [link] [add a comment]

Ebert on Facebook's streaming movies -- He concludes that he's not in the target demographic
- mark 3-10-2011 11:55 pm [link] [4 comments]

Movies on Facebook?
- mark 3-10-2011 12:08 am [link] [add a comment]

Apple TV Gets MLB.TV, NBA League Pass
- mark 3-09-2011 11:31 pm [link] [add a comment]

Ye have the MPEG-2 always with you.
- mark 3-09-2011 10:30 pm [link] [add a comment]

WaPo on Netflix
- mark 3-07-2011 9:54 pm [link] [add a comment]

If iPads are “post-pc devices” why must I sync with iTunes before I can use one?

- mark 3-06-2011 6:10 am [link] [7 comments]

- mark 3-05-2011 6:54 am [link] [add a comment]

Steve Jobs' reality distortion takes its toll on truth
- mark 3-04-2011 7:25 am [link] [add a comment]

Atrix has faux carbon fiber weave silkscreened on the back. Rather than snapping it in half to see, I asked a guy who fabricates composites. He spotted it as fake immediately.

Still waiting for a sim card. (insert sad face)

- mark 3-04-2011 2:24 am [link] [add a comment]

cult of mac
- mark 3-03-2011 2:31 am [link] [add a comment]

Comcast's streaming video, within the house. Implemented via transcoding in the house -- like a slingbox that slings just over local wifi.
- mark 3-03-2011 12:53 am [link] [add a comment]