Google released information about Google TV today. Here is what I can gather about it so far: It is Google Search on your TV and it will marry Web video with broadcast and cable TV. So if you want to watch Top Chef Masters (and why wouldn't you?), you could just search "Top Chef Masters" and it would tell you … Read more
We're rash to say something as small as a single app could be a game changer, but the recent rumors of Apple having a Netflix app ready to launch on day one for the iPad are certainly getting our attention.
Links from what appear to be Apple's own servers show two images that certainly look like Netflix on the iPad. The app will let you manage your movie queue as well as stream Netflix on Demand movies. It also could be the first of many apps that could unleash the iPad from the shackles of iTunes Store content. … Read more
Would anyone ever sit through a 30-minute ad for the iPad?
Wednesday, quite a few people did. One whole episode of the critically acclaimed ABC show "Modern Family" was dedicated to the deep and desperate desire associated with becoming one of the first to own the magic and revolutionary item that launches before your hangover disappears on Saturday morning.
In the show, the rather cool dad, who I believe is called Phil, is desperate to get an iPad for his birthday. In the great tradition of the sitcom dramatic arc, the script suggests he will be deeply disappointed. … Read more
This week on the Digital City, we look at the ABC vs. Cablevision fight, check out some high-tech pizza that's hitting NYC, find out why it's taken so long for the MTA to upgrade subway stations, and celebrate that Macs are finally getting Steam games.
Also of note, we finally hooked up a Twitter account for the show, so feel free to follow us at http://twitter.com/digitalcitycnet.
Interested in the Game Developers Conference going on this week? Our coverage kicks off here.
A man is caught red-handed by his blue-bodied wife.
He is in bed with another woman. His wife is not happy. His wife, in fact, begins to assault him. She slaps him, as he and his other woman try to escape.
Is this a scene from "Fatal Attraction"? Is this, perhaps, a cinematic homage to two Oscar-nominated movies, "It's Complicated" and "Avatar"?
They say love conquers all, but apparently it can't compete with the perks of working at one of Silicon Valley's hottest companies: Facebook.
On Monday's episode of "The Bachelor," the ABC reality show in which a guy gets to choose a mate from a bunch of willing and good-looking young women--I'm generalizing, as I've never been able to make it through a full episode of this fine piece of television--studmuffin protagonist Jake Pavelka was surprised by one of his final four picks, Ali Fedotowsky.
The 25-year-old San Franciscan ditched the show because she … Read more
Jill Schlesinger joins the show today after a few months with her presence. A lot has changed since then, we got stickers, the U.S. Senate has 59 Democrats, and now ABC is doing promos for CNET.com. (The 404 Podcast and CNET are owned by CBS.)
Yep, you read that right. On the ABC show "Modern Family", Phil and Clair Dunphy argue about a new universal remote control, and in the course of talking about being a male cheerleader, Phil mentions that CNET gave the remote a smokin' hot "three and a half mice." Unfortunately, we switched from numbers to stars rather than mice. Jeff and Jill think it's the new "Arrested Development" on Fox plus "The Office" on NBC.
Speaking of NBC, Jill weighs in on the whole Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien debacle. She wishes she could get paid 40 million dollars not to work, but we're glad to see Conan sticking up for his staff.
Finally, Jill offers some good financial advice this year. It's tax season, and she recommends that you readjust your tax withholding because you're essentially giving the government an interest-free loan for a whole year. Otherwise, whip out a 1040EZ, a glass of scotch and just do your taxes. It ain't that hard.EPISODE 502 Subscribe in iTunes audio | Suscribe to iTunes (video) | Subscribe in RSS Audio | Subscribe in RSS Video
Did you catch Wednesday night's episode of ABC's "Modern Family"? One of the subplots involved husband and wife Phil and Claire Dunphy (Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen) arguing over the relative ease of use (or lack thereof) of the household's new universal remote control. At the height of her frustration, Claire smashes the remote, claiming it's just too hard to use. Phil defends himself by pointing out that "the experts at CNET.com rated it the best remote."
At least one CNET staffer found the storyline to be fairly sexist: "The … Read more
ABC Fun is a very basic program that helps young children learn to identify letters. There's not much to it, but it's easy and fun to use.
The program's interface consists of a large blank space in the middle with the letters of the alphabet down each side. Users either click on a letter with the mouse or touch the letter on the keyboard, and an object that starts with that letter appears in the middle of the screen. An excited-sounding woman's voice speaks along with it, saying, for example, "A is for apple!" … Read more
Using the modules built into ABC Kid Genius, parents can help their children learn their ABCs, count, and read. The program doesn't replace classroom learning, but is easy to use, inexpensive, and a useful tool for parents to use with their kids at home.
Phase II ABC Kid Genius is broken down into several categories: learning words singly, using words in sentences and story formats, learning numbers, and counting. The program's databases of words and stories are limited in this free version. Users have the option to purchase a membership that will allow you to add to the … Read more