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Vodaphone's Webbox Is a Mediocre Web TV Device for the Third World

Internet TV means plenty of things in the U.S., and usually bears a strange sounding name, like Boxee, Roku or FyreTV. But in developing countries, where the Web hasn't made much headway but households are equipped with televisions, Web-enabled television could be an entirely new browser experience. Vodaphone in South Africa has just announced its Webbox (a name which reminds us of "flummox" or...

Hulu Claims Larger Viewership Than Time Warner Cable

Call it the 'Hulu Effect,' but there's been a sea change in the way people watch television shows. According to Fast Company, a recent survey by Comscore and Silicon Alley Insider found that, during the month of July, more folks watched Hulu than did Time Warner Cable. The numbers stacked up like this: 38 million viewers watched a video at least once on Hulu, a free online video service, while...

Andy Dick's 'House Arrest' Talk Show Debuts on Atom.com

Funny Videos | Funny Cartoons | More Video Clips Comedian Andy Dick is great at making people uncomfortable, intentionally or not, and that's what he'll be doing on his new online show, 'House Arrest with Andy Dick.' The Atom.com "talk show" makes light of Dick's legal trouble, which has him wearing an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug and battery...

Best Web-Only TV Shows

If the recession is whipping your butt and you are looking for a place to cut costs, may we suggest you lose your cable and hit the Web for some truly original (and darn good) entertainment. If you aren't familiar with watching TV on your computer, you really should remedy that, yourself. Sure, Hulu, YouTube, and Netflix offer a sizable amount of content that initially premiered on cable or...

Many Fall TV Shows to Premiere Online First

Hulu is sure to generate even more buzz this fall with its sudden flood of series and season premieres, many of which are airing on Hulu before they hit TV. In case you miss the premiere or just don't have a TV, you'll be able to head to Hulu and catch many of the best shows on television, including 'The Office,' 'The Simpsons,' 'Heroes,' and 'House.' Even more interesting is the shows that...

Olympics Opening Ceremonies Now Streaming Live Online

The 2008 Olympic Games are getting underway right this very moment. Yes, right now, even though your television listings say that all the action kicks off late tonight. You see, Beijing is a full 12-hours ahead of the eastern coast of the U.S., so while you're still sipping your morning cuppa here, thousands of folks are screaming in Bird Nest Stadium for their nation (or nations) of choice. ...

Google and 'Family Guy' Creator Collaborate On Web Cartoons

In case you've been hiding under your television set for the past few years, you know that new media is on its way in, while old media (like the cable streaming through that television you've been hiding underneath) is on its way out. In September, Seth MacFarlane (the creator of Fox's 'Family Guy'), will unveil a new project called 'Seth MacFarlane's Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy.' And while...