The Xbox 360 finally has HuluPlus! I am not sure when it went live but its live right now as of 5am EST. They are also giving you a free week. Turn on your Xbox and go to the Video Markeplace for more information.
I will post a video of it later today for those of you with no Xbox 360.
Maybe you’ve seen the skit on Family Guy. The one where the blue car hits on the pink car, and the pink car replies that its his friend Morty and that he just had a paint job. If you haven’t view it here on Youtube.
Well today Ford Motor Company showed me some Ford Fiestas and a Hybrid Ford Edge that talked to each other. They didn’t hit on each other, but they did send each other their location and speed among other things, using what is called Channel 172. Channel 172 is basically free spectrum provided to the auto industry in 1999. The spectrum was freed up in 1993 but it was officially given to the auto industry in 1999. It’s basically wifi for cars. It’s called WAVE (Wireless Access For Vehicular Environment).
Yesterday at a Sprint event I was able to play with the Kyocera Echo, a cool dual screen phone that makes you think its a tablet. Check out my video below but keep in mind I did not talk during the video as I would of needed to be screaming thanks to some lound talkers behind me.
A few weeks ago I got my hands on the new Roxio GameCap. It’s a video game capture device that you conect to your gaming console, be it the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 or Wii. You are then able to record your game play on your PC.
Perfect for those of us who like to show us, or secretly record a family members gameplay on Kinect. You know the family member who doesn’t like to share the pictures of themselves the Kinect takes.
The GameCap is pretty simple to connect. You simply connect it to your game console via the component cable, connect it to your television via some other component cables, then connect it to your PC via USB and install the included software. It’s really simple that even my niece set it up to record some of her adventures in gaming.
Last night I was able to see something I have never seen. While I have seen systems personally come close I have never actually witnessed a machine do what I saw a Lenovo notebook do last night. It booked up fully into windows with everything loaded in under 10 seconds.
I don’t know why I didn’t record it at the time, I think it may have been the shock of it all. At first I thought it was pure BS, after all it was a press event and I have seen so much crap pulled at these events I originally thought it might of been a television that looked like a notebook.
But then I picked it up and saw there were no wires or magic tricks. It even shut down as fast as it booted up. It was able to boot up so fast it didn’t give the Windows 7 logo enough time to form, and it shut down so fast that I don’t even think I saw the words “Shutting Down”.
Lenovo really impressed me with what they are calling Extreme Rapid Booting.
While I don’t recall the full specs of the system, I do know it was on an SSD drive and while that helped, Lenovo engineers did a lot of tweaking to the way windows boots up to make it boot up as fast as it does.
Earlier today Blackberry had an event for the Playbook in NYC and guess what they gave one to all the attendees!!! As soon as I got home I made the hands on video below. I will probably have a more elaborate review in a few days but until then enjoy the video.
Today Microsoft pushed an update for the Netflix app on the Xbox 360. The Update adds Xbox 360 Kinect Support. I have tried it out and posted a video below. But all I can say is “REALLY THIS IS IT?”. You are only able to use the kinect to browse through suggestions. Really LAME if you ask me. I am really disappointed in the app but I have to admit I do like where Microsoft and Netflix are going with the App. I can’t wait for it to have full Kinect control.
Sidekick 4 Features:
T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network makes it one of the fastest T-Mobile devices on the market
VGA front-facing camera and pre-installed T-Mobile Video Chat powered by Qik
Powered by Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Equipped with a speedy 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor
DriveSmart from T-Mobile – a first-of-its kind service from a U.S. carrier, that helps prevent distracted driving
Group Text – Create, name, manage, and join in ‘reply-all’ group conversations
Cloud Text – Text friends or groups from a laptop or desktop, which is synced with the phone, so nothing gets lost in translation
Built-in Social – Integrates Facebook friends, Myspace friends, and Twitter followers into one address book. Allows users to post or comment directly from their contacts list and update their status to multiple social outlets from one location
Jump Key- A physical button that enables customers to quickly switch between active applications, even during a phone call
Integrated Google™ services, including Gmail, Google Maps and access to thousands of applications on Android Market
Available in matte black and pearl magenta
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Yesterday at an event here in NYC I was able to meet with the CEO of PogoPlug, we spoke of the device how it worked and he even demoed it for me. He then gave me one to try out for myself and I unboxed it last night. Full revew soon but until then check out the vdeo below.
So I am going a little over a month with no cable television and I wasn’t sure I could survive without it. But now that I haven’t had it for a month I find myself working more, working out more and just having more time for other things.
So I have become more active I also found myself eating healthier not sure how it started, I guess since I also have more time to cook I am experimenting with different meal choices. Recipe.com is my new favorite site. I probably sound like a reformed couch potato but I wasn’t, I hardly ever watched TV when I had cable it’s one of my reasons for eliminating it but then again it was a distraction as I always had the television on.