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[ Background Music ] >> Time Warner Cable wants you to pay for your broadband by the gig. The PS3 is not compatible with mother earth and a browser for autistic children. It's Wednesday, June 4. I'm Natali del Conti and it's time to get loaded. We have a release date for Internet Explorer 8, an approximation anyway. Microsoft says that IE8 will be released in August. The beta version was released in March and another round of beta is on its way. Microsoft promises more security and feature updates for IE8, as well as something called "activities" which lets you highlight texts on a webpage and then take that passage into another web service. Time Warner Cable is gonna start testing an internet service that charges customers based on their usage rather than a flat fee. This is gonna be a small test in just one city in Texas and it starts on Thursday. Broadband subscribers will get a certain allotment of data transfer and then if they go over that, they will be charged 1 dollar per gig. I don't think this is a good idea. I don't think the average consumer knows how to measure their broadband use, much less keep it under a certain amount. If you ask the average person how many gigs they use per day, you'll probably get a big blank stare right back. The New York Times points out that this is a solution that only addresses the top 5 percent of users who spend a disproportionate amount of time on the network. So, why do the remaining 95 percent of us have to suffer? [Background music] If you're in the market for a gaming console and have your site set on something eco friendly, well, you can scratch the PS3 off your list. According to a study by Australian consumer agency Choice, Sony's gaming console will set the avid gamer background 247 bucks per year from their energy bill. When idling, the PS3 consumes 5 times the energy used by a refrigerator and 10 times the amount of energy consumed by the Wii. So, the lesson we can all learn here is turn off your electronic devices when you're not using them or opt for a Wii or an Xbox. [Background music] We attended our second internet week event yesterday which happened to be a panel that I was speaking on about young women in media. I was very honored to be included in such an accomplished panel and I learned a lot about the WWE. Take a look. ^M00:02:03 >> [Background Music] I manage the sales marketing strategy for WWE.com. The precedents being set in the digital domain right now is extremely exciting from hosting interactive events to actually enhancing story line online. ^M00:02:20 >> Old media is new media and it's coming into that space and it is shareable and it's embeddable and it's everywhere. ^M00:02:27 >> How can we take what we do with--in a professional way and take it to the internet. >> WWE sports entertainment, it's a competition within story. ^M00:02:37 >> The bellwether of whether or not people are gonna understand the news that I'm reporting are my parents. So, I'll have my mother sometimes watch my show and I say, "Do you understand this?" Because if she doesn't, then I'm failing at breaking it down for the general population. ^M00:02:50 Experiential news is more important than just the specs. You know, guys, they want the specs. They want, you know, to get under the hood and that kind of thing, and I don't think and I hate to generalize it like this. But, I don't think women care as much. They want performance and they wanna know, "How does this actually work in my life?" ^M00:03:06 >> Contents of women on the web right now, it's mainly babies, shoes and men, and well you know, I like all 3 things. You know I think there really is a space for more content. ^M00:03:21 >> For a full schedule of Internet Week events, visit internetweekny.com. Speaking of women and media, former CNETer Veronica Belmont has a new show and it lives on your PlayStation. The show is called Qore and it's a monthly lifestyle gaming program about the world of PlayStation. It will have news, developer interviews, game previews and more. Veronica also hosts Tekzilla daily which I watch daily here on CNET TV. I learn a lot from it. Anyway, I am glad to see Veronica pioneering this new medium and I honestly don't think PlayStation could have chosen a better host. [Background music] The first episode will be available on Friday. It looks like we were right about the 10-inch Eee PC. Asus released details and there will be a 10-inch display coming out soon, and both the 9 and 10-inch versions will also have beefed up memory and RAM. There will actually be 3 new models, the 901, 1000, and 1000H. The 1000H will have an 80 gig laptop hard drive, meaning it will be comparable to the MacBook Air. No word on price or release date. Just yet that when we get review models here at CNET, we will surely let you know how they drive. [Background music] The new model of the Flip Video was announced on Tuesday and it's called the Flip Mino. It has mostly hardware changes. It's smaller and the USB connector now slips out of the top rather than the side, so it fits more easily in a crowded USB environment. It also has a rechargeable battery, whereas the former model used double A's that you had to replace. This new release is probably why my sister was able to buy the old version for so cheap at Target. The new one costs 180 dollars. [Background music] Wal-Mart really wants you to buy a Blu-ray player so that they can sell you Blu-ray discs of course. The retailer is offering a 100 dollar Wal-Mart gift card to anyone who buys a Blu-ray player between June 8 and June 14. This last story is a feel-good text story. A man named John LeSieur had a 6-year-old grandson with autism. When he tried to teach his grandson to use the internet, it proved to be just too much for the little boy, so LeSieur decided to develop his own browser for little Zac. The browser is aptly called the ZAC Browser and it simplifies the browsing experience. It blocks adult-related content while displaying a handful of sites that focus on educational games, music, videos, and visually entertaining images. LeSieur has made this browser available for free to anyone who has children with special learning needs. You can find it yourself at zacbrowser.com. Those are all your headlines for today. Join us tomorrow for a chat with Diggnation's Alex Albrecht. I'm Natali del Conti with CNET TV and you've just been loaded. ^M00:05:45 [ Music ]

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