Video

  • SanDisk TakeTV in action, looks pretty nice

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Word of SanDisk’s TakeTV device got out a few months ago and after just seeing it in action, I can tell you that the video quality is pretty nice. The TakeTV isn’t going to be for everyone, but for those of us looking for an easy, quick way to dump video from the computer and watch it on a… Read More

  • Just a reminder that R2D2 as a projector is awesome

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf This is not a new idea by any means. I just wanted to reassure everyone that it still evokes a chuckle and a knowing head nod to see R2D2 effortlessly tossing moving images up onto a white screen. It’s what he was meant to do. That is all. Read More

  • Slacker Player: It's here at CES, lighter than I thought

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf So I groped the Slacker Portable last night. I’ve been hard on Slacker about how delayed its portable player has been. First it was supposed to be here by the end of the summer, then it was supposed to be here in December, then it got delayed again until the end of January. I hope it launches in the end… Read More

  • AudioVox/RCA Small Wonder

    The video is kind of Le Boring but go ahead and take a look at Audiovox’s Small Wonder camcorder. It’s small and it’s certainly a wonder. $149. Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #288

    I started Brief 288 talking about Rovio, a home exploration and telepresence robot, but the photo we showed, we think is called “Mr. Personality.” Samsung had a couple cool announcements. The HT-X715 5.1 home theater-in-a-box includes Bluetooth for streaming audio from a phone or other Bluetooth audio source. The SyncMaster 2263DX is the perfect monitor for Adobe users. Oh Gizmo… Read More

  • Like being at a very, very tiny concert

    http://progressive.playstream.com/playstream/progressive/flashplayers/FLVPlayer.swf Follow me here. These little plastic figurines are hooked up to an AV player that plays specially-encoded discs. Whatever the real-life human musicians do on the screen gets replicated by the little plastic dudes. It’s like being at Chuck E. Cheese all over again except that the animatronic musicians… Read More

  • Exclusive Video: CrunchGear gets all hands-on with Surface; I get faced by Microsoft in a good way

    Not to brag, but I just spent a half hour with Pete from Microsoft and his fantastic Surface device. I’ll be the first to admit that when Surface was first announced I kind of turned my nose up at it. A table with multitouch? Pshaw! But after having seen what it’s capable of, and especially having seen what’s in the video below, I’m more than impressed. Surface… Read More

  • Linksys' new network interface, EasyLink Advisor

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=linksysinterface.mp4.ff.flv Linksys’ new interface is probably the most useful I’ve seen in a network peripheral. Each items pops up as a little icon and shows full information including IP address and potential problems. The system also allows unattended updates. Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #287

    CES has started so I’m working on a Sunday. I start Brief 287 with my thoughts about Warner Bros. breaking up with HD DVD. The USB Missile Launcher has been updated with a Webcam, so if you’re needing someone shoot foam missiles at you, Brando’s making it possible. I’m looking forward to CrunchGear’s live coverage of the Bill Gates keynote. They have a… Read More

  • Not at CES: Perpetual Motion!

    Dimly lit room? Check! Old man’s voice? Check! Magnets? Check! Fakery? You betcha. Bonus: Check out the Digg thread to watch the nerdery pick this mess apart. Read More

  • Nokia N95 8GB now runs YouTube, widgets

    For any owners of the 8GB N95 who haven’t upgraded to the latest firmware, V15.0.015, you may want to take a few minutes and do so. That is, of course, if you care about being able to watch YouTube. And no, it is not the mobile site, but the full on version you watch everyday at work. Along with GooTube the new firmware includes Web Run Time, which allows for widgets. Hooray! Now go… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #285

    Brief 285 gets us back full force into gadgety goodness. I start with the TearDrop iPod Water Resistant Speaker. It comes in blue, orange or white, but I’m not sure if it floats. The Powramid power center from Kreative Power gives you plenty of room for bulky power adaptors. HP is announcing that all of their TVs will come with MediaSmart technology to stream photos, video and music… Read More

  • CES 2008 predictions: The end of the HD disc wars and a new era of HD audio and video


    It’s mobile a TV and no, you can’t have it yet. Prognosticating always gets you into trouble, but I’ve been keeping my eyes on announcements from CES and want to make a few basic predictions. While I can’t promise any of this will happen, I do know that these things have to happen in order to maintain the endless whirlwind of innovation and improvement we’ve… Read More

  • Hackers detonate fake nuke on live news; Czech Republic is so not amused

    Hackers are an annoyance usually, but sometimes they pull a funny or tricky prank, and then I must stand up and politely applaud. Sadly, they sometimes get caught. Such is the case of six ill-fated hacker types from the Czech Republic, who managed to sneak this fake nuclear blast into a news channel’s weather webcam. That is awesome. It’s a harmless prank, to be sure, but the group… Read More

  • Pinnacle Video Transfer makes analog-to-digital transfer super easy


    And it’s kind of sexy. Analog devices these days aren’t really getting the sleek design of all-digital devices like the shiny, candylike PMPs or what have you. So this little gadget might look a little out of place with its gleaming carapace besmirched by component cables. But in the end, the function is what matters: it takes whatever you stream into it via component or S-Video… Read More

  • GeekBrief.TV #284

    John Biggs is right. 2007 was a dead year for gadgets. My Top 10 Gadget List for 2007 has some of my lifetime favorite innovations, but it would be a major challenge for me to create a list for ’07 that extends much further beyond 10. At any rate, my top 10 is pretty predictable for regular GBTV viewers because it’s stuff I talked about over and over throughout the… Read More

  • Wii is gimmicky: I didn't say it, but I wish I had said it in exactly this same manner

    http://update.videoegg.com/flash/proxy.swf?jsver=1.4 “You could transplant the head of Josef Goebbels on the body of a preying mantis and it would still compare favorably to Mario Sunshine.” Good lord. I’m home among my people. Zero Punctuation: Super Mario Galaxy [Escapist] Read More

  • Video of 1.1.3 for the iPhone

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?tabType4=guide&tabUrl4=http%3A%2F%2Fendscore%2Eblip%2Etv%2F%3Fskin%3Drss&tabTitle4=End%20Score&tabType3=guide&tabUrl3=http%3A%2F%2Funboxing%2Eblip%2Etv%2F%3Fskin%3Drss&tabTitle3=Unboxing%20Live&tabType2=guide&tabUrl2=http%3A%2F%2Ffilmcrunch%2Eblip%2Etv%2F%3Fskin%3Drss&tabTitle2=FilmCrunch&tabType1=guide&t… Read More

  • 1.1.3 is real and it's fabulous

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?file=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2Ffile%2F567816%2F%3Fskin%3Drss%26sort%3Ddate&fullscreenpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Ffullscreen%2Ehtml&fsreturnpage=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fexitfullscreen%2Ehtml&showfsbutton=true&brandlink=http%3A%2F%2Fcreationsnet%2Eblip%2Etv%2F&brandname=cre%2Eations%2Enet&showguidebutton=false&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Whoa. 1.1.3 icon moving in the flesh. Pretty cool stuff. It looks like this is the real deal and folks like Nate and the inventors of iBrickr got this in order to help the unlock process prior to the launch. Could this be a renegade Apple employee, tired of having to explain to his friends why their Solitaire app stops working every upgrade? Nah. What I suspect is happening is that someone got their hands on some development firmware prior to MacWorld’s SDK announcement and this basically shows us what to expect in a few weeks. They keep talking about signed code over on Gizmodo so that meets a Mac developer doesn’t want to lose his license. Oh, and it breaks all third-party apps and activations.
    via Nate Tru&hellip… Read More

  • Blizzard raps back

    Blizzard, pull your head out of your ass. Just because some snot-nosed foreigner makes a video for YouTube rapping about a patch for Warcraft III does not give you the right to pull this shit. Well, at least the chick was hot. Pretty sure I’m gonna barf now. Karune Debuts as YouTube Rapper — Phear’em Eminem! [Blizz Planet] Read More