Our final mini-sode and the very last 404 before 2009! It's been a big year for The 404 even though it's been a really crappy year for everything else in the world. We talk about the origins of the show, the infamous BOL hijack, the addition of Justin Yu and of course, Dan the Mantern. We reminisce about all our fantastic guests and dry our eyes as we count down to the new year. Thanks to all our loyal fans! We couldn't do this without you! See you in 09...The 404 New Year's Eve Show Download today's podcast … Read more
In less than one month, the Consumer Electronics Show will get underway in Las Vegas against the backdrop of an economic recession and a major political transition. But while the macro economy may impact attendance, what about the usual cornucopia of tech toys on display? CNET News' Erica Ogg offers a preview of the 2009 CES.Listen now: Download today's podcast… Read more
A quick note from the continuing Yahoo drama: today the company agreed to sell off Launchcast, its streaming music service, to CBS. (Disclosure: CBS is the publisher of News.com.) This continues Yahoo's movement out of the music biz--it sold its subscription service to RealNetworks back in February.
More interesting than Yahoo's exit is the buyer. Launchcast now sits alongside Last.fm and AOL Radio (which is best-loved on the iPhone) in CBS's online radio arsenal. According to this report in All Things Digital, Launchcast will become more like AOL Radio, focusing primarily on pre-programmed playlists and … Read more
Yahoo announced on Wednesday that it has entered an agreement with CBS Radio that will see the media giant gain full control over Yahoo's Launchcast Radio, a service that provides more than 150 free stations of music, talk, news, and sports content.
Launchcast will be combined with CBS Radio's current offering, and all advertising sales responsibility will be passed from Yahoo to CBS. A new CBS Radio player will be integrated into the Yahoo Music site, and most importantly, Launchcast will finally be available to Firefox, Mac, and Safari users. The software was previously available only to Windows … Read more
If you just purchased a Neuros Link and you can't find the video you're looking for on Hulu or any other free streaming video Web site, don't fret: there is one more place you can access videos, but it will cost you. The Neuros Link supports Amazon.com video rentals, allowing you to select from thousands of titles ranging from 99 cents to $5.99 per rental.
According to a Neuros representative, there is no update necessary or installation of any kind. You simply go to the site create an account, if you don't already have … Read more
With so many broadcast networks making their content available via the Internet, you may find yourself catching up with shows on your PC more often than on your television. But now there's a product that lets you stream that same PC content directly to your TV.
The Neuros Link gives your TV access to sites such as CBS (Disclaimer: CBS is CNET's parent company), Hulu, CNN.com, FanCast, NBC.com, and YouTube. All those channels can be accessed by The Neuros Link via Neuros TV, a free service that lets you organize and watch Internet video on your … Read more
I've just entered some pretty awesome company! I'm going to have a regular column on WowOWow.com, a site for Women on the Web that was founded in part by Lesley Stahl (yep, that CBS synergy paying off again), along with some other pretty big names--the regular contributors and founders are, in addition to Lesley, Peggy Noonan, Liz Smith, Joni Evans, Mary Wells, Sheila Nevins, Joan Juliet Buck, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Reed, Joan Ganz Cooney, Judith Martin, Candice Bergen, Lily Tomlin, Jane Wagner, and Marlo Thomas.
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It looks like Wii Fit will outsell Grand Theft Auto IV this year, Apple's already sold 10 million iPhones, people are lining up for the T-Mobile G1 Android phone (much to our surprise), and just when we started to think the economy might be turning around after all, we got the news about Yahoo laying off some 1,400-plus people. Ouch. Listen now: Download today's podcastEPISODE 836
On Monday Boxee, the Mac, Linux, and Apple TV-only Xbox Media Center derivative, announced the immediate support of video programming from Hulu and CBS. Users are now able to access the entirety both services catalogs of movies and TV shows through Boxee's interface. I spent the greater part of last night giving it a spin and while not perfect, it's off to a tremendous start.
Unlike some of the streaming solutions I've seen on other platforms, like the unofficial Netflix Watch Instantly for Windows Media Center plug-in, the beauty of Boxee's solution is that any semblance … Read more
On today's show, the world of anonymous chatting gets even more confusing, thanks to the increasing numbers of computers passing the Turing test. Is it a pervert? Is it a computer? Is it both? In other news, Chrome breaks Molly's heart, Sony breaks all the rules and keeps the PS3 prices high, and people keep preordering G1 Android phones. Who knew?Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 829
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