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Sirius is Serious About Customer Service

March 9, 2011

Sirius is serious about providing superior customer service. One reason Sirius satellite users often pay for satellite radio is because they have no patience with commercials that you get with traditional radio. So having these same users wait 'on hold' listening to music-on-hold or audio promotions is not a good idea. Well, now Sirius customers and potential customers can now reach call center agents with one click - no phone menus, no waiting on hold, leveraging Fonolo's virtual queuing technology.

Netflix Drops Add to DVD Queue from Streaming Devices

January 18, 2011


Netflix today announced on its blog that it’s removing the “Add to DVD Queue” feature from streaming devices causing a revolt amongst Netflix users. Thus, you will no longer be able to add titles to your DVD queue from your iPhone, iPad, Blu-Ray player, PS3, etc.

Here's what Netflix’s Jamie Odell said:

We’re removing the “Add to DVD Queue” option from streaming devices. We’re doing this so we can concentrate on offering you the titles that are available to watch instantly.


Panasonic Adds Skype Voice & Video Calling to New Panasonic Blu-Ray Players

January 5, 2011

Panasonic and Skype today announced that Skype Voice & Video calling will be added to new 2011 Viera CAST-enabled Panasonic Blu-Ray players. Skype already had a partnership deal with Panasonic to bring video & voice calling to Panasonic HDTVs via an external HD camera. This deal extends the Skype ecosystem a little further.

Polar Bears + Not-so-indestructible Cameras = Pure Entertainment

January 3, 2011


The BBC's popular BBC show Top Gear collaborated with superspy James Bond's friend and co-worker Q to create not-so-stealthly spy camera gadgets masquerading as chunks of ice designed to spy on polar bears. One of the spy cams Blizzard Cam glides on skis powered by 2 propellers and can reach 40mph. You would think a cam that travels 40mph would have no problem outrunning a polar bear. Well, you would be wrong.

There is also Snowball Cam, a spherical camera designed to survive immense pressures and is designed to get in close to the polar bears.


Doodle-Track Car Fun!

December 6, 2010


Every kid remembers playing with race cars with click-together race car tracks. But these race car tracks were typically boring oval or figure 8s with no hairpin turns or S curves. Well imagine you could design your own track using the Doodle Track kit to create the ultimate racing toy set.

Simply using a marker you draw the track and the race car will follow it automatically.


Clash Of The Titans (original) Is One of Favorite Movies of All Time

September 3, 2010

Netflix App Arrives for iPhone and iPod Touch!

August 26, 2010

Netflix for the iPhone and iPod Touch has arrived! You can ditch the Netflix for iPhone & iPod Touch hack I wrote about. You can be legit. It is here my friends!

Teevox + iPhone = Remote Control for Netflix & Hulu

August 20, 2010

Teevox, founded by former MIT students is an iPhone app that allows you to remotely control watching Hulu and Netflix on your computer. According to Techcrunch, Hulu and Netflix are just the beginning. I use Orb and PlayOn for remote media access, which are similar - especially PlayOn which supports Hulu and Netflix. Speaking of PlayOn, I just noticed last night that when I went to http://m.mobile.tv within Safari on my iPhone it forced me to add PlayOn to my Home Screen.

Wisair Wireless USB Audio/Video Adapter Streams to HDTVs

August 3, 2010

Wisair Wireless USB Audio/Video Adapter is an interesting little gadget designed with laptops in mind - to stream any laptop content to any HD screen. Thus, you can wirelessly stream movies, TV, photo slideshows, presentations, web content, and more. It'll work with desktops as well, but really their target market is laptops.
 
The Wisair Wireless USB Audio/Video Adapter Set is a USB adapter that sports a HDMI video/audio support and VGA connectivity with stereo audio support through a 3.5 mm audio jack, and offers 32-bit True Color depth and up to 1400x1050 screen resolution. It also features 48 kHz, 16-bit stereo sound and HD video resolution up to 720p.
 
The wireless laptop adapter plugs into any USB port on the computer.



Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit & Ultra Stomp Rocket

August 3, 2010

The 4th of July, fireworks, and rockets bursting in air may be over, but summer is not over. So if you're looking for some summer fun, like a fun rocket toy that your kids can shoot into the sky without requiring a Bic lighter, then look no further than the Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow Kit. Not only can your kids safely shoot these glow in the dark rockets into the sky themselves, they can burn some energy doing it too. You see, you stomp on a pad that sends the air pressure into the rocket sending it airborne up to 100 feet (for the really hard stompers).

Just place the launch stand in a outdoor area, connect the 38-inch-long vinyl air hose and blast pad, load one of the three 9" foam rockets and blast off! It comes with three rockets but you can also order stomp parachutes and spin copters from the manufacturer.

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