It's our annual scare-the-bejesus out of ourselves episode, wherein we discuss all of the scary things that were announced and demonstrated at DefCon this year. Seriously, DefCon is way past phone phreaking and seriously into national security right now. Yikes. Also, new Apple jailbreaks are available, the BlackBerry doesn't pass Middle Eastern muster, and we've got the ultimate solution to Internet privacy concerns: data locavores.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
On this week's episode, municipal Wi-Fi--one of our pet causes--is coming to Chicago thanks to AT&T, but at the same time, New York suffers a partial Verizon outage. We also look at the new legal exemptions from the controversial DCMA law recently carved out by the Library of Congress for the jailbreaking and/or rooting of smartphones (as well as for some exemptions for DRM'd video games, e-books, and DVDs), and what it means for consumers.
With our special guest, CNET mobile phone reviewer Bonnie Cha (taking the place of an under-the-weather Scott), we take on … Read more
If you have a PC, router, and game console, you can watch Internet-sourced video on the TV your console is hooked up to with PlayOn from MediaMall Technologies. It's software that you install on your PC; there's no need to buy any new gizmo or hook anything else up. It relays on-demand streaming content from your PC to your TV, entertainment center, or other compatible device via your Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or other compatible game console, allowing you to enjoy old episodes of "Gilligan's Island" in true couch potato fashion, remote in one … Read more
On this week's episode, we look back at the Steve Jobs iPhone 4 "Antennagate" news conference, which had Dan and Scott busy last week providing talking head commentary for TV news stations; plus we take a peek at some very cool iPad cases.
Then we move on and talk about what we've been test-driving lately. Everyone goes wild for Limbo, the spooky new downloadable Xbox Live game, and Scott reveals that he signed up for the $10 per month Hulu Plus service. He says the interface and video quality are great, but the limited catalog makes … Read more
When we brought you the exclusive first hands-on preview of PlayOn's iOS app last week, the company said it expected the app to be available in the iTunes App Store on July 15. However, Apple has held up the app's release with its review process, according to MediaMall Technologies, PlayOn''s parent company.
PlayOn is an application that runs in the background on a PC on your home network. It streams and converts Web video content from Hulu, Comedy Central, ESPN, PBS, and other sources so it can be played on devices such as an Xbox 360 or … Read more
This week, the Android army comes out swinging, as we discover that Android fans have now joined the ranks of Linux/Apple/Nintendo fanboys in terms of raw enthusiasm. We also bid a fond farewell to the Microsoft Kin phones and find out why Consumer Reports says to skip the iPhone 4.
In practical news, we test PlayOn for iOS, streaming Hulu to your iPhone or iPad without the $10 per month Hulu Plus subscription; update our list of great games for Netbooks; and check out a collection of tiny man-purse bags for lugging around an iPad or Netbook.
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Continuing the trend of media servers that play nice with home video game consoles, PlayOn! has apparently raised the bar. With the new beta software released to the public yesterday, Windows XP and Vista users can now stream video from sites like Hulu and YouTube directly to their Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and HP MediaSmart TVs.
The technology is fairly simple; the software grabs RSS feeds from video content providers and pushes them through over your home network. With support already encompassing ESPN and CBS, it would appear that PlayOn! brings us a few steps closer to officially ditching our … Read more