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>> HI, I'm Natali Del Conte with CNET TV and I'm coming to you from DemoFall 2008, where emerging technologies launched their new applications. We just finished the morning sessions and I've picked out some of my very favorite new technologies. So let's head inside the Pavilion and take a closer look. This is Derrick here with InvisionTV I enjoyed your presentation so much that I had to pull him inside because I love the idea of a cable TV interface for the Internet. So tell me about that.
>> Yeah, so we developed what we call the world's first interactive program guide for Internet video.
>> Now there have been people who were trying to do it before, but it just didn't really look and feel like it does on your cable box. So tell me a little bit about creating the experience for just the everyday TV user.
>> So you look at our first page here, in one easy view, you can see on ten sites across the Internet.
>> What's playing on those sites?
>> I'm really glad you have CNET TV on there.
>> Yeah, we've created this experience to allow you to be able to find all the sites. You can -- some sites here, we play the embedded player. The concept provider supports that. I think CNET is actually one of the sites where you can show how we actually link out directly to CNET's site.
>> So, we're going directly to the CNET site and now that video is being provided from CNET site. So we're really focused on developing a content owner friendly platform.
>> I'm here with the Plastic Logic Reader. This is a prototype of a digital document reader and this is the CEO of the company, Richard Archuleta. Tell me about this new great new product.
>> It's actually the first electronic reader designed specifically for business.
>> Now it is really thin and small. Is it networked?
>> It can be, so there's a number of different ways you can connect to, you can connect wired of course to your PC.
>> Or through Wi-Fi and down the road through 3G networks.
>> Okay. And it's meant for things like presentations and can you also browse the Internet on it.
>> Well, you can't browse the Internet right now, but any business document say, you would normally, say need to print out. So PDF or Word files, PowerPoint presentations, Excel.
>> And we should see this hit the market sometime next year?
>> That right at the start of next year.
>> Okay. How much do you think it will cost?
>> Oh, we're not announcing pricing yet, but I mean it's a really cool product.
>> It will be priced appropriately.
>> Competitive with the Kindle I would assume.
>> Competitive with other products in the category, yeah.
>> Webdiet is a new service that helps you find healthy meals whereever you are, anytime, anywhere, using Smartphone technology and the Internet. We have a couple of different services, one is called Meal Search. So that's something anybody can use anytime, anywhere. You can enter-in your favorite meals, what kind of calories you want. If you're on a specific diet for example, if you're looking for a low card, low fat, you're vegetarian, culture, etcetera. And if you're using s Smartphone like an iPhone for example which is the first platform that we're using right now. We know where you are because it's got GPS.
>> I'm here with Jeff, with Real Networks and he is going to show us his new solution to take all of your DVD library and copy it on to your hard drive. Now this is one of the first legal ways to do this, right. Okay, explain to me how it works. You just slide it into your drive and start copying it as a file.
>> Yeah, pretty much you insert the DVD into the computer and then it just gives you three options. You can play it, save it, or play and save at the same time. It takes maybe an average between 20 and 30 minutes on a laptop to save them.
>> Okay and then you can take it with you wherever you are.
>> And then you get to see you have the library, the DVD's been saved and it really is we actually get the copyright, we get the DVD information, so now we can get some access right to the cast. You know we wanted to make it a high quality experience and then pretty much you just click one button and you're playing the movies.
>> Now why would I use it as opposed to something like Handbrake.
>> Well Handbrake for example is not legal for [inaudible]. People there, they'd break encryption, they change the quality of the video, it's not the original audio and video quality.
>> You lose all the bonus features and the stuff on the disc and you don't get music experience. We have [inaudible] and metadata that use the product.
>> Right. How much does it cost?
>> We will launch it by the end of the month with introductory price of $29.99. We're also giving you a 30-day free trial for the plans. You can use it for 30 days and try it out to see how it works.
>> Okay, does it work on all platforms, Macs, Linux?
>> We're launching on a XP and Vista.
>> Next year, we'll get a Mackintosh version. We're also looking at the Linux kind of another device version as well.
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