Loaded: Happy Internet Week! Video
Loaded: Happy Internet Week! Video Transcript
>> [Background music] New Yorkers are fighting internet tax while celebrating internet week. Some new offerings from the small and cheap laptop market and some bad behavior by the artist currently known as Prince. It's Monday June 2nd, I'm Natali Del Conte and it's time to get Loaded.
>>[Background music] This week is internet week here in New York City. There's so many events, but we're going to take you with us to as many as possible. First off, there is a reception tonight with Mayor Bloomberg at Graceland Mansion that my producer Randall and I will be getting all dolled up for. You'll see highlights in tomorrow's episode of Loaded. I'm also speaking on a panel tomorrow morning about young women and media. We'll show you highlights on Wednesday. We're also going to a live filming of Diggnation. We're going to attend a Wii tennis tournament. And next Monday and Tuesday we're getting glam and hitting the red carpet at the Webbies [assumed spelling]. You won't want to miss this exciting week of Loaded. So please stay tuned. I'll be sure to twitter about it, plus you can find an official schedule of events at internetweekny.com.
>> [Background music] Here in New York the so called Amazon Tax went into affect on Sunday. This is the states effort to lay more tax on every online purchase through retailers, such as, Amazon and Overstock. Amazon has been trying to sue the state in order for this tax to be ruled unconstitutional, but to no avail. Now Overstock is filing suit. Even though the company was planning on cutting ties with its New York affiliates in order to avoid this tax, they still have hope that they can prevent it all together. New Yorkers time to write your State Representatives.
>> [Background music] The EPC is getting bigger. Crave UK is reporting that a 10 inch version will be coming out right on the heals of just released nine inch. Aces has not confirmed this, but the word is that it will be available in November. I hope they expand the keyboard on this one. We're also expecting a new digital photo frame out of Aces that can double as a secondary computer monitor. It has a seven inch high res screen, 128 megs of internal memory, a USB 2.0 port and earphone jack and supports all the usual memory cards and USB flash drive. There's no word on pricing or availability just yet.
>> [Background music] While Aces expands its small and cheap laptop, Sony may be planning on getting in on that game as well. And Gadget is reporting that a Sony Openbook was spotted at the WIMAX Expo. Sony couldn't confirm or deny whether this was their offering and not market, but in Gadget estimates we will see some official announcement in Q3.
>> [Background music] Media that Matters is a film festival that showcases documentaries online. The films debuted last week and will be available for the next year. We gotta a chance to talk to some of the filmmakers, take a look.
>> [Background music] Tell me a little about the film festival.
>>Uh, this is our eighth annual Media that Matters Film Festival. And we have 12 great films this year. And all they have in common is that there all - what a filmmaker is very passionate about, talking about. The film is called Every Third Bite and it's kind of an intimate look at local bee keeping and how CCD - Colony Collapse Disorder is affecting local bee keeping as a whole and in turn how it affects the food we eat and the food we have. Right there if you watch the films on the website, right there you can click and there's organizations that you can go to and that you can use to actually make a difference.
>>My movie is called Something's Moving. It's about healing from the American Indian boarding school experience. I want to open up a dialogue with my film to create some awareness because nobody knows about what generations of Native Americans went through in these schools. They were separated from their families, their loved ones and it caused a lot of disarray. It's unprocessed trauma, childhood trauma.
>>My film is called Perversion of Justice and it's about a dear friend of mine now, named Hamedah Hasan [assumed spelling] who originally got two life sentences for her first non-violent drug offense.
>> Do you have any update on her status?
>> She is still incarcerated, after 15 years; she's still locked up in Southern California about 1,000 miles away from her kids. So, part of the deal with this film is we're trying to get her out and to raise awareness about mandatory sentencing. I'm really excited. This is the most hopeful I've been that my little film can make some kind of impact.
>>[Background music] I hope you do take the time to watch these films, there very moving and important. To do so visit mediathatmattersbest.org.
>>[Background music] CBS is expected to announce an upgraded video player this week. This will not only stream popular CBS shows such as, CSI, Star Trek or the Evening News with Katie Couric, but it will also make them embeddable. Bringing the network up to speed with the likes of Wholoo [assumed spelling] and You Tube. I won't lie; I'd like to see Loaded on that line-up some time soon. ABC also said that they will do something similar in the fall. CBS's announcement could come as early as today.
>>Radio Head and Prince are in a bit of a copyright spat. The artist formally known as Prince covered a Radio Head song at the Cachella Music Festival, but when videos of the number were posted on You Tube, Prince had them pulled. As he so often does when his music makes it to You Tube with out his explicit authorization. When Radio Head heard about this, they realized that Prince had pulled a song he didn't even have the rights to. Radio Head owns those rights. So technically, Prince doesn't have the authority to pull those videos. Radio Head thinks that that song should remain on the Tubes. This raises an interesting digital property conundrum. I'm siding with Radio Head on this one, what do you think? Write in at Loaded@cnet.com.
>> [Background music] I know storage is not particularly sexy, but I have to admit Iomega's new one terabyte external storage turned my head. A whole terabyte, this is more memory than any other storage device on the market of its size. It's called the Ego. It has a 3.5 inch hard drive with a USB 2.0 connectivity. Either firewire or esata [assumed spelling]. Costs $270 and comes in ruby red, midnight blue and jet black. It's going on my birthday wish list.
>>Those are all your headlines for today, but make sure you stay with me this week because I'll be burning the midnight oil just for you. Join me tomorrow with the footage from the Mayor Bloomberg event tonight. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNETTV and you've just been loaded.
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