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Networks Blocking Google TV, Ruining Our Good Time

Our review unit hasn't even arrived yet and the networks are already raining on the Google TV parade. ABC, CBS and NBC are blocking Sony and Logitech devices packing Google's TV-oriented implementation of Android from streaming television shows. The appeal of Google TV is the ability to access streaming video from the Web, but limiting the content it can stream also limits our interest. The...

All Media Is Adaptable: Awkward Family Photos Coming to ABC

Forget $h*! My Dad Says (and its abysmal reviews) -- ABC is turning the blog Awkward Family Photos into a TV series. We can't wait for a sitcom based on a bunch of other people's quasi-funny photos in which everyone's wearing cowboy hats or someone's pregnant behind a tree. Can't you just taste the Emmy?...

ABC iPad App Syncs With Your TV, Offers Interactive 'My Generation' Content

People no longer sit and passively watch TV; they browse the Web, text message friends and play smartphone games, all while watching the latest episode of 'Mad Men.' Hoping to capitalize on that, ABC has launched an interactive iPad app that's compatible with 'My Generation,' a fake documentary series premiering later this fall. The 'My Generation Sync' app syncs with the action onscreen by...

'Here You Have' E-mail Virus Wreaks Havoc Across the Globe

Share Yesterday afternoon, a massive virus hit e-mail accounts across the world, including those at major corporations like ABC/Disney, Google, Coca-Cola and NASA. According to ABC News, the trojan virus spread through e-mails with subject lines that read 'Here You Have,' while other versions of the worm were hidden under subject lines like 'This is The Free Dowload Sex Movies,you can find it...

Power Outage Prompts Jimmy Kimmel to Record Show on His Macbook

Share The digital age has smashed the primacy of the all-powerful television camera. Why rely on major networks when we have Twitpics, cell phone cameras and live-streams to make our own broadcasts? It seems that even the networks have recognized that all their fancy machinery can still be bested by a camera on a laptop. When a power failure hit the 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' studio on Monday, the...

Save Money: Ditch Your TV Without Missing Your Favorite Shows

We're all feeling the pain of the economic crunch, and being frugal is quickly becoming the newest national fad. One area that would be easy for many Americans to start cutting costs would be on entertainment, yet subscriptions for satellite and cable TV have not dropped off. But unless you absolutely have to watch live sports you can ditch the pricey TV packages for free or cheap Web-based...

Amazon Offers TV and Movies On Demand

The New York Times is reporting that Amazon is scrapping its Unbox service in favor of a new online TV and movie store called Amazon Video on Demand. Unlike iTunes and Unbox, Amazon's new digital store-front will stream any of 40,000 movies and television programs to customers. According to Bill Carr, Amazon's VP for digital media, "Our goal is to create an immersive experience where people...

Disney to Stream Full-Length Films on Web this Summer

Well, would you look at this. Not even a month after we heard that TiVo would be offering on-demand movie rentals from Disney comes word that PC Internet junkies will be able to get their fix this summer, too. Announced today, Disney.com will soon be delivering films from the 'Wonderful World of Disney' to the Web, as it streams out full-length movies gratis for Web viewers. The deal is this:...

ABC Offers 'Lost' and Other Shows On Demand (With Commercials)

NBC and CBS, and ABC already offer full episodes of new and classic shows online -- a huge help to those who lack a DVR and find themselves missing an episode or two. Now ABC is taking that a step further, offering a free video-on-demand service straight to digital cable subscribers' boxes. There's a catch, though: You won't be able to fast-forward through the commercials. This too is similar to...

ABC Starts Streaming "Lost" in HD

The era of streaming High-Definition content our PCs is almost here. The latest entry is ABC, which quietly started beta testing its new HD streaming channel. Now you can watch episodes of 'Lost,' 'Ugly Betty,' or 'Grey's Anatomy' in beautiful 720p HD. Before you get too excited, the player has some pretty hefty requirements for streaming video: PC Processor: Intel Pentium 3 or better ...