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Who Watches the Watchmen?

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ classic graphic novel Watchmen has come to iTunes in as an animated, narrated, “motion comic.” Episode 1 is available now as a free download and it’s a very faithful reproduction of the first book of the 12-book series. The animation is minimal, preserving the look and feel of the comic […]

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Frisky Dingo: Season 2

Set your Tivos: The second season of Cartoon Network’s wild and wonderful superhero saga Frisky Dingo begins tonight (or more precisely, tomorrow morning) at midnight. [The season 2 premiere is also posted on the Adult Swim website.] The New York Times ran a great review when the series premiered. In a nutshell: “If the staplers […]

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I’m A Winner!

Jason at Webomatica recently held a “So Bad They’re Good” movie contest, asking readers to submit their favorite “bad” movies for him to review. I’ve been fascinated with bad cinema since I was a kid. The Golden Turkey Awards was a very influential book during my formative years (how disappointing that Michael Medved has turned […]

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I got a kick out of this creative video from Serge Lipski demonstrating iBlinds: A new generation accessory that interacts with your iPod or iPhone through your window blinds. Superior performance and technology that drives iBlinds to create innovative dynamic living room space through your own music. OK, if you haven’t figured it out by […]

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Yojimbo, iPod, and Yojimbo

I woke up this morning determined to find a reason to write about Yojimbo. Yojimbo is one of my favorite Akira Kurosowa films, and it’s being re-released tomorrow on DVD as part of the Criterion collection. I was faced with a challenge: How to write an iPod-related piece where I could slip in a mention […]

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Since I first wrote about it a month ago, TivoDecode Manager has come a long way. The simple OS X application lets Mac users transfer Tivo programs to their computers – a Tivo feature called TivoToGo which has been available to Windows users for over a year. The latest version makes several user interface and […]

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The Inside Story Of… The iPod

Set your Tivos. The Discovery Channel, a U.S. cable television network, has scheduled a program titled “The Inside Story Of The iPod” to air on Wednesday, December 27th at 12:00 noon (et/pt).

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A new television commercial for the Nike+iPod Sport Kit has started airing in the U.S. The 30-second spot features the song “Here It Goes Again” by the band OK Go. It’s great to see some more mainstream advertising for the Sport Kit, especially at a time of year when so many people will be getting […]

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TivoToGo For Mac OS X… Kinda

Only a few days after the announcement that Tivo’s TivoToGo DRM had been cracked, to the good people over at Thebeneschs.com have posted their TivoDecode Manager, a simple Mac OS X interface which lets users connect to their Tivos wirelessly and download recordings to their computer. While the official TivoToGo software has made this functionality […]

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YouTube On Your iPod

A couple of times a week, I like to browse through YouTube and download a handful of the latest “must see” clips onto my iPod to share with my wife (who just doesn’t have the patience to wade through all the skateboard tricks, playground fights, and “teen” diaries). It used to be a bit of […]

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Jon Feltheimer, Chief Financial Officer of Lionsgate Films has confirmed that the company has reached a deal with Apple to distribute full-length feature films via iTunes, most likely by the end of the year.

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Ok, so this may not count as a breakthrough discovery, it’s actually more of a revelation: Apple’s fifth-generation iPod with video works really well as a video player when connected to a television… and there’s a cheap, simple way to hook it up.

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