Video

  • Hulu: pay for TV shows, watch them in your browser window, NBC profits

    Where is it written that new Web services must have stupid names? I refer to Hulu, NBC’s online venture designed to get you to pay more for something that’s freely available over the public airwaves and, for now, doesn’t work with your iPod. Goodness, NBC, that really is in the best interests of the consumer! Read More

  • 'Black Nerd' raps about Nintendo Wii, dethrones Urkel

    Wow. Top notch video here from one of Vid-hop’s up-and-coming superstars. I may or may not have just made up the term “Vid-hop” in that I’ve never heard it before but it might already exist. If it doesn’t, I got dibs. If you like this video, there’s plenty more on Black Nerd’s website. Buy Mii a Wii – Black Nerd Music Video [YouTube] Read More

  • Hulu.com Beta: Huh, OK

    I’m going to withhold my haterage for a bit as I try the new Hulu beta, but so far it’s acceptable at best but not earth-shattering. Here’s what’s going on: NBC Universal and News Corp decided to offer their hot hot content online. What is that hot hot content? Mostly SNL clips, Family Guy episodes, and The Office. However, they do have the Breakfast Club, Heroes, and… Read More

  • Pleo in action

    Awwww! So cute! Too bad when it grows up it will chew off our faces. via RobotsRule Read More

  • Happy Leopard Day, friends

    For the last half hour, East Coasters have been having their way with Leopard, meaning about 20% of the Macdorks along the Atlantic are currently installinating the hot new OS. As the world turns, each timezone will get its own chance as the 6:00PM launch time passes. Your truly will be heading down to the University Village Apple store to talk to total nerds Apple users to gauge their… Read More

  • Wildfire victims must pay $300 to AT&T

    Listen, people, let’s go over this again. When a wildfire, tornado, or flood is threatening your home, calmly move to the living room, remove your AT&T receiver, and take it with you. This is very important. Note: AT&T cannot be held responsible for your inability to not freak out and burn to death if you can’t save your receiver quickly enough. UPDATE – AT&T… Read More

  • An interview with Fake Steve Jobs, Dan Lyons

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Flinuxcom%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F448025&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Fake Steve Jobs aka Dan Lyons is a well known masticator and Linux-hater. However, he backpedals on the Linux-hating in this video from Linux.com. Now… Read More

  • English kid's iPod Touch ad idea purchased by Apple

    Oh man. Nick Haley grabbed some clips from Apple’s website, mixed in some sexy-time music, and got an e-mail from Apple saying "we’ve seen what you have produced and we’d like a chat with you." The commercial has been redone "professionally" by Apple’s ad agency but is said to deviate little from the original, save for some more polished editing and… Read More

  • New 'Super Mario Galaxy' commercials

    http://www.gametrailers.com/remote_wrap.php?mid=27021 Four new Super Mario Galaxy commercials. The game will be available stateside on November 12th. More after the jump. Read More

  • Turn your car into a joystick

    Those crafty bastards from the Netherlands are back again with cool DIY gadgets. This time, a gentleman named Thijs Eerens has turned an old, parked car into a joystick for playing video games. He calls his invention Park To Play and it allows any car to be transformed into a joystick so that you can play titles like Tetris by turning the steering wheel and flashing the headlights. Not sure… Read More

  • Mossberg reviews Leopard, I wanna review Leopard!

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 :( Read More

  • iPhone better than ground control, National Weather Service

    Readers at FlyerTalk are outraged at the new iPhone commercial featuring a pilot who uses his iPhone to check the weather and inform the control tower that things were clearing up and he should be able to fly. I’m actually getting kind of tired of these “real person” ads, actually. Not sure why, but they don’t sit right with me. Oh well. Now you’ll know what… Read More

  • Video: Apple genius doesn't buy kid's "my iPhone broke" story

    Fake Steve Jobs is the man. He completely calls out this tool who brought his non-functioning iPhone to an Apple Store to get it checked out. Judging by the comments found on blogs left, right and center, the guy was just hamming it up for his hidden camera, possibly thinking he would become the newest YouTube sensation. The Apple guy told him to take a short walk off a long pier. Hats off… Read More

  • Tickle Me Elmo 2

    Not to be a nerd, but look at how fluidly this thing moves. Amazing work, especially on a toy. [Thanks, Orli!] Read More

  • CrunchExclusive: Hands on with the Samsung G800 [UPDATED with video]

    Turn down the audio. They’re just talking about the new Halloween movie
    Is it possible to go a day without Samsung announcing a world’s first? Not likely. During my recent trip to Korea, I pulled a little face time with the G800, which is the world’s first 5-megapixel camera phone with 3x optical zoom. It may be launching in Europe, but that doesn’t mean we’re… Read More

  • Unky Walt on cellphone locking: Amen, brother

    http://services.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f8/452319854 Oh, Walt Mossberg, thank you for taking up the cause. While I’m absolutely positive that his words will fall on deaf ears. The subsidy model that most carriers use to offer FREE RAZR PHONES After rebate and 2-year-contract and 2 pints of blood is archaic but beloved by Joe and Sally Consumer. Expensive phones are oddly… Read More

  • NBC pulls YouTube channel

    Seems NBC Universal isn’t getting along with anyone these days. With no announcement whatsoever, NBC has pulled its channel from YouTube.com. Sources say that NBC will concentrate its efforts on Hulu, a joint venture with News Corp that is going into private beta soon. Hulu is supposed to be a direct competitor with YouTube that comes directly from the studios with shows. Users will be… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #247

    On Brief #108, I built a gadget charging station out of an inexpensive shoe organizer. It worked fine, but we wanted something that looks better in the house. We found the Cava Wine Bar at Cost Plus World Market for $200. Not only did it have slots for more gadgets, it matched the other furniture we use on the set. Rather than drilling holes in the back of each cubby like I did… Read More

  • SanDisk 8GB drag-and-drop 'TakeTV' player leaked

    Let’s face it. Sometimes trying to get a video from your computer onto your television can be a cumbersome process. A product from Sandisk called "TakeTV" recently appeared on Buy.com’s website with the tagline, "The smart way to take your video from the PC to any TV!" The basic idea here is that you plug an 8GB USB flash drive into your computer, transfer… Read More

  • New copyright group forms today; Companies take a realistic look at Web video?

    The Samberg Digital Shorts are the best thing going on SNL right now. Dick in a Box and The Chornic (les of Narnia) were viral hits that instigated new interest in the show. The video shorts buzzed around the Internet and won Timberlake an Emmy. If it wasn’t for sites like YouTube hosting the video, none of that was likely to happen. So the question for copyright holders is this: how do… Read More