Crackle on PS3? Really?

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We have a really, really hard time imagining that Sony would ever bring any sort of streaming video service to the PS3, let alone one that it owns. That would never happen, not in the console war! Never ever! OK, we'll save the remaining sarcasm for a rainy day. Yes, Sony is firing another shot in the online video wars, and that shot is opening up Crackle to more platforms.

Teradek Cube Turns Any Camera Into a Streaming Camera

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Have you ever said "Gee, it's nice that my camera can take pictures, but I really wish it was a high resolution webcam that would allow me to put anything I wanted on the Internet, no matter how insane it was!" If so, congratulations, we never want to go anywhere near your YouTube channel. Also, you might be interested in the Teradek Cube. Roughly the size of a deck of cards, the Cube slots...

Amazon Launches Video Streaming For Prime Customers

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I gotta be honest, when I first heard about Amazon's Prime service, I let out one of the biggest, loudest meeehhhhhssss of all time. Actually "meh" would indicate indifference, so I guess my sentiment was more like a "WTTTTFFF???"  A $79-a-year two-day shipping subscription? Count me out. Way out. But now Amazon has added something more tempting to the pot: free video streaming (or, more...

Samsung's Flexi-Amoled Display Points To a Bright Future For Portable...

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Imagine being able to slide your cell phone or media player into your wallet. Or being able to roll it up like a piece of paper and fit it into the smallest compartment of your backpack. Yes, that day is in the future, but a new AMOLED shown by Samsung shows that the future is coming. The prototype screen is 4.5-inches and measures a scant .3 mm in depth--so thin that you can barely see it...

Netflix To Get a Dedicated Button on Your Remote

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Every time I look at Netflix, I can't help but be impressed. They revolutionized the process of getting video with their mail service, stayed at the head of the curve in movie streaming and are constantly working to add content to their offerings. It just seems like they're always at the front of the pack, if not one step ahead.

Samsung Galaxy Player= iPod Touch Rival. And It Only Took Three Years

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Samsung appears to have a New Year's resolution that revolves around giving Apple some competition. The Galaxy Tab is popularly considered the iPad's first real rival. Samsung is the power behind Android's next top-dog smartphone. And now Samsung appears ready to compete against another popular Apple product: the iPod Touch.

Google TV Going the Way of Nexus One

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Technology can be quite tragic. Back in the spring when Google first announced Google TV, I and thousands/millions/billions of others were quite intrigued. Was this finally it? Television and Internet together in a functional, intuitive way? Finally? It certainly looked like Google had a shot what with applying its unparalleled search prowess to television and instituting features like dual...

Google Breaks Out Its First Google TV Update

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After launching Google TV two months ago, Google is rolling out its first software update. The update will add a few new features to Google's first TV product including an improved Netflix app that lets you search the entire Netflix catalog of shows and movies, customization options for Dual View that allow you to resize and move the windows around, Google TV Remote App for Android, which...

100-Disc Blu-Ray Player Keeps Your Movies Loaded and Ready to Play

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Got a huge Blu-ray collection taking up way too much of your entertainment-center shelving or drawers? How about slimming that excess down with the new Kaleidoscape 100-disc server, dubbed the industry's first Blu-ray movie server. The server allows you to load, rip and stream Blu-ray movies around your house.

Watch Movies At Home The Same Day They Hit Theaters

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Lack of the latest titles is really one of the only major downsides to movie streaming. Once they get that figured out, we'll be laughing at the days of actually leaving the house to pick out a video. Well, a new start-up aims to get movies well before their video/pay-per-view release--city-street bootleg early. Called Prima Cinema Inc., the company is negotiating with studios toward getting...

Netflix Goes After Current TV Shows

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Netflix is in the process of making a big play against Hulu and cable/satellite providers, according to news reporters. Everyone's favorite online movie peddler is reportedly in negotiations with the studios toward getting access to current season shows for its Watch Instantly streaming service. Netflix is reportedly offering $70,000 to $100,000 per episode, seemingly a pretty attractive...

Microsoft TV Take Two?

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A Reuters report indicates that the Web TV wars may get even more heat in the future. Microsoft will reportedly look to take on competitors like Google TV and Apple TV 2 with its own subscription-based service. The service will be rolled into the company's Xbox 360 consoles, giving it a large market straight out of the gate. Microsoft may be gunning at more than...

MicroVision Pico Projector For 100-Inch iPad/iPhone Videos

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Thanks to the recently released iOS 4.2 update, you can now wirelessly stream your iPhone/iPad video content to a Apple TV. But, if you don't happen to have an Apple TV--or a 100-inch screen, you can go the pico projector route. The MicroVision SHOWWX+ laser projector gives you up to 100 inches of virtual screen for your iOS videos. According to its founding company, the SHOWWX+ is 50 percent...

Netflix Moves Toward Streaming Only

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What would you rather do if you had time to watch a movie? Pick out the movie that you feel like watching right now and then watch it after a few seconds worth of ordering--or--pick out a movie that you might feel like watching in a couple days, order it and then wait for it to arrive in your mailbox? Pretty much a no brainer, and Netflix is realizing that the future is in movie streaming rather...

HueTV With Built-In DVR and Blu-ray

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If there's one major point of contention about the current television market, it's got to be that it's so damn fragmented that you have to have a different box for every type of content out there--Blu-rays, DVRs, Internet TV boxes, etc. Hell, not that long ago, we still had to worry about HD DVDs. I was hoping that Google TV would provide the opportunity to streamline that system, but without...

Apple Offers Few Surprises: Apple TV With 99-Cent Rentals and iPod

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Apple's big press conference went down earlier today, and it ran like a line by line rumor confirmation. For the most part. As was expected, Apple launched a revamped version of Apple TV with some expanded content. Evolutionary rather than revolutionary, the new Apple TV set-top box is 80 percent smaller than the original, carries a lighter price of $99 and offers expanded viewing thanks to...

Boxee Adds Movie Library

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Boxee announced today that it will be adding a searchable movie library to its popular TV Show library. The service says that its new library will include thousands of films, most of which are ad-supported and free to users. Boxee will offer movies from such content partners as EZTakes, Indie Movies Online, MUBI and Openfilm. The sites will give Boxee users access to content that includes...

Apple Holding Special Event On September 1; New TV Products Expected

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Earlier this week, the rumor mill was working overtime about an upcoming announcement of $.99 TV show rentals that Apple will offer through the iTunes store. The reports indicated that Apple was going to announce the new deals--which will include Fox, CBS and ABC shows--at a September 7 event, ahead of the upcoming fall television season. The shows would be available on iPads, iPhones and iPod...

Panasonic Launches First Consumer 3D Camcorder

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We've seen a few 3D camcorders here at GadgetCrave, but up until now they've been focused on the professional market. Panasonic unveiled its first consumer 3D video camera today, so we can get a look at the next-generation of electronics that will be collecting dust in the attics of obsessive first adopters in just a few short years. Here goes-- The HDC-SDT750 features two individual lenses...

Netflix Scores Exclusive Deal For Relativity Movies

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It's not quite Paramount or Universal, but movie studio Relativity has signed an exclusive content deal with Netflix that will help the latter to position itself against paid TV. The deal gives Netflix dibs on streaming Relativity movies a few months after they go onto DVD, a time period that's usually reserved for pay TV services like HBO and Showtime. It  helps to freshen up Netflix's...