Ep 1071: Where we say goodbye to Hollywood Video
Mark Licea joins us on the show for a chat about television programming as it's affected by streaming content providers like Hulu and Netflix Watch Instantly.
Jeff's back and gives us a rundown of his minivacation to Atlantic City, N.J., and his love affair with pinball machines. A lot of other stories to talk about today, like the Zune HD, the new Chevy Volt, Spielberg taking over the Halo movie, and Hayato Shimizu's interpretation of Jeff as the superhero COMMODORE!
Google launches a Facebook-like service in Gmail, YouTube helps block your children from searching for porn and violence, and Netflix is going to stream at 1080p but not anytime soon.
Some Gamespot.com editors discovered that the Microsoft Xbox Kinect seems to have trouble recognizing darker skinned players. Plus, it pretty much requires you to have a big, giant house. So, you can see how we arrived at the obvious conclusion in our headline, there. Plus, why Hulu is, in fact, destroying the TV industry, and we're ok with that. And Facebook Beacon returns in the form of Deals. Clever, Facebook. Very clever. --Molly
Apple and the music labels are talking DRM-free; Flash 10 can run on an iPhone, but it won't be anytime soon; and does Apple really have to control how I watch my content? Punks.
Microsoft's new version of Office is primed and ready for tablets, but it won't be coming to an iPad near you anytime soon. Charles Cooper talks to Josh Lowensohn about whether Office will ever make it to the iPad.
CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi talks with Microsoft expert and author Mary Jo Foley about the company's need for search, why we can't expect to attend the Microsoft-Yahoo engagement party anytime soon, and what Redmond will look like in a post-Bill Gates era.
Many gathered Wednesday at Digital Hollywood 2006 in San Jose, Calif., to hear the pros talk about the future of media online. Many feel that the television and movie studios will increasingly move to the online market. One such member, Brian E. Taptich, the vice president of business development at BitTorrent, talks with CNET News.com's Neha Tiwari about how his company is leading the trend in the industry. What's the future for online video sharing? Will studios and the online community live in copyright harmony?
CNET's newest TV Editor Ty Pendlebury joins us on today's episode for a short lesson in Australian holidays and colloquialisms! Today we're talking about another billionaire bitten by the space travel bug, even though Jeff seems hesitant to travel in outer space. We'll also bug Ty to tell us why the FCC doesn't care about ear drums, and he'll join us throughout the second half where we'll premiere a new geek speed-dating show on TLC.
With the release of new features like AirPlay mirroring and a dedicated Hulu Plus app, the Apple TV is now a must-have gadget for any Apple fan.