Loaded: Steveless Macworld and CES Day 1 Video
Loaded: Steveless Macworld and CES Day 1 Video Transcript
>> Welcome to CES 2009 in Las Vegas. It's Wednesday, January 7, I'm Natali Del Conte and it's time to get Loaded. ^M00:00:08 [ Music ] ^M00:00:14
>> As you can see the Loaded crew is not at Macworld, but CNET still had it covered yesterday, so here are the highlights. First off, after flirting with DRM-free music Apple is starting to commit to the model. Songs from the big four major music labels will be available without DRM on a tiered pricing structure where songs will cost between 69 cents and a dollar 29 depending on their desirability. Apple also did release the 17-inch MacBook Pro that we were expecting. It has a 1920 by 1200 LED backlit display, 700 to 1 contrast ratio and the non-removable battery that they claim will last up to eight hours. It will start at $2,799. See for your self.
>> Now, what's the big thing about this is its battery. What is done is its battery has an eight hour charge, you can do the cycle a thousand times and really what that mean is it has three times the juice of regular batteries and it last for approximately five years. Other things about this machine is it does have the matte finish option, so if you guys like that for 50 more bucks you can do that. You'll have all the center ports you're used to see on the MacBook Pro 17-inch. You have the USB, the gigabit Ethernet. You'll also get the backlit keyboard. Now this machine will come in at a 2.66 Intel Core 2 Duo processor. It will retail for $2,799 and be available in late January.
>> There were also some changes to iWork and it does have to do with the cloud. It allows you to share documents on iWork.com. It's sort of a Wiki, but you can't edit documents in the web application, you still need the software. Also there is a keynote iPhone application that will let you control your keynote presentations with your iPhone the way you can control your iTunes with your iPhone. I like also got face detection. iPhoto now supports Facebook and flickr and it also allows for location pinpointing the photos. Well, iPhoto is certainly cooler. It has some stiff competition from Google. The company launched Picasa from Mac on Tuesday. It's a free beta that let's you organize, edit and share photos from a desktop application that's integrated with the web application. Some features include drag and drop photo collages, retouching tools, slide show makers, auto cropping and red eye removal. You can find it at picasa.google.com/mac. Okay enough Macworld, let's get to CES already. One of the cool new gadgets to catch our eye is the new Logitech universal remote. The New Harmony 1100 is quite a bit different from the last mode. This one is mostly touch screen. It has a 3.5-inch QVGA full color screen and it's quite pretty, although it cost a pretty penny $500. You'll have to be careful not to smear your TV dinner on it. MobiTV announced that it will add CBS content to its line-up. MobiTV is the mobile television provider that cost $10 per month. CBS shows such as CSI and Numb3rs will be coming to Mobi users while sports and comedy from CBS will be available on demand. Mobi already offers programming from ABC, NBC, ESPN and Discovery. We are of course happy about this because CBS is our parent company. Asus announced the Eee keyboard this week which is a keyboard that's an independent computing system. The Eee keyboard is a fully functional PC with wireless HDMI and a mini touchscreen on the side. It also has Wi-Fi, a speaker and a microphone. No webcam though, which is probably good because it would be such an awkward camera angle to chat from. This is ideal for controlling your home theater PC. You could also you it to turn your HD TV into a huge monitor if want it too. Sony's netbook is supposed to be on display today. It sure has taken them awhile to get a netbook on the shelves. This is the Vaio P series. We've known it was coming for a few months now, but I don't have specs for you just yet, we'll go hunting for it sometime this week. Cisco launched an iPhone application for WebEx. This will let you participate in conference calls and virtual meetings while you're on the go. The application let's you participate in the audio part of the call -- obviously, but you can also use the text chat and see presentations and shared documents. This has been available for a while on BlackBerry. We have some more news from Eye-Fi the company that makes flash cards that sends photos straight to your PC. They announced today that they will do the same for video. This card will be able to upload videos in any definition straight to YouTube or your computer over Wi-Fi. We don't have a price on this just yet, but we know it will come out sometime this year. Here is one possible explanation of why I am so calm and collected. I played a lot of Tetris as a child. A new study out of Oxford University shows that people who played Tetris are less anxietized by trauma than people who do not. Researchers showed two groups of people nasty car accident images. The group that played Tetris did not get as uptight as the group that did not. Now I don't know who would ever fund a study like this or what we can actually do with this information, but you can put it in your back pocket for party conversation. Those are all your headlines for today, but by no means the end of what we've got for you here at CES. Stay tuned to CNET TV all week to actually see all the gadgets and gear. We'll be here showing them to you through Saturday, so stay with us. I will see you right here tomorrow for another episode of Loaded. Thank you for watching. I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET TV and you've just been Loaded. ^M00:05:17 [ Music ]
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