Tag Archive 'Video'

Happy birthday, Hulu

  Hulu, the joint video venture between NBC and Fox, turned one year old yesterday. And what a precocious rugrat it’s become. To celebrate, Hulu announced it’s becoming more social, adding a feature called, appropriately enough, “Friends.” (No word whether Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Ross, et al will be making guest appearances, but don’t hold your [...]

Apple kills DRM dead — and it’s about time

Digital rights management is finally pushing up daisies — at least for music. But did Steve Jobs pay too high a price? Cringe has the skinny.

12 Ways Porn Has Changed the Web (for Good and Evil)

The sex industry is behind many innovations that today’s Netizens cannot live without, as well as some nasty bits we wish never existed. For an industry that many won’t admit they’ve ever patronized, pornography has had an amazing impact on virtually every new medium, from cave painting to photography. Dirty pictures have been credited with [...]

The president gets the boot(s)

Yesterday, President George Bush was attacked by an Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at him. Thanks to the power of YouTube, footage of the attack may be what some people remember most about his administration. Call it ShoeTube. During a press conference on his farewell tour of Iraq, President George Bush was attacked by [...]

DVDs are Dying – and Movies May Be Next

The future of entertainment can be found inside a game console Hi, my name is Dan and I have a problem with electronics. (“Hi, Dan.”) As a professional gadget wrangler, my home often looks like an electronics warehouse. These days my living room is filled with devices designed to deliver content from the Internet to [...]

Real Scoop: Sit on this and spin

Lies, damned lies, and video. A new web site purports to separate the spin and the slime from the truth by analyzing the speech patterns of public figures. Is this too good to be believed? Cringely has a few thoughts.

Everybody’s got something to hide (except for me and my YouTube)

(This post originally appeared on Infoworld’s Notes From the Field blog.) So a New York judge last week ordered Google to hand over 12 terabytes of YouTube user information to Viacom. Yes, we know what you watched last summer, or at least Viacom’s attorneys soon will.  The owners of Comedy Central and VH1 are attempting [...]

I Want Wireless Entertainment, and I Want It Now

Wireless, multiroom home audio is here, sort of. But wireless HD video is still mostly a pipe dream. (An edited version of this originally appeared in the June 08 issue of PC World magazine.) Two things really irritate me. One is the miles of wire that you can see strung behind and between all the [...]