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Hauppauge Colossus HD Video Recorder PCI Express Card

Ken Plotkin, the CEO of Hauppage (www.hauppauge.com), describes the Colossus HD H.264 Video Recorder PCI Express card for the PC. The Colossus card is designed to record high definition video from sources such as an X-Box 360, Playstation 3, as well as high definition video coming from a cable TV or satellite box via component video outputs on those devices, thus avoiding the DRM problem. The Colossus HD Video Recorder retails for $169 dollars, available in the first week in February 2011. According to Plotkin, the Colossus is the only recorder solution available that can record high definition video from component video outputs.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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GNC-2010-02-15 #552 It only takes one!

Every show has it’s trolls tonight one took it to a new level, very sad individuals play games like this. Lots of tech news and information just like always. Next show will be a early live recording hope you join me on Thursday night for the live event.

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Show Links:
iPad books to be wrapped in DRM.
Apple Blocks Hackers!
Convention Crashers!
FDIC has to get Defensive?
ISS gets a new viewing perch!
Parallels wins Windows for Mac showdown!
Will Google fail in 1gbps roll out?
FCC may force carriers to share!
Verizon 4G on the Way!
Sports Hacker wanted in France?
4 Trillion Degree collision?
Some cool iPhone Apps.
California Steampunk Gathering!
Comcast = Xfinity!
UK Linking is not Infringing!
7.2 Billion stimulus being blocked?
Spirit is parked for Winter.
Shuttle Mission Extended!
Blip Downloads bad for Media Device Viewing!
Windows Phone 7 Video.
Windows Mobile Comparison.
Bug Labs 2.0
Is Wi-Fi on School Buses a good Idea?
Use for those old Projector Slides!
DIY Mag Power Plug.
WAC to deliver on App Standards?
Is Cable Fudging Survey Numbers?
ChatRoulette is very very dangerous!
Do you use Hot Spot?
Scobleizer on TED
Sarah Lacy on TED?
Do you have a 20 minute rule?
Mozilla happy with Opera?

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GNC-2009-07-31 #498 Soap Box Time!

Yes I have comments on the patent dilemma that has swept the podcasting community would not want to be walking in there shoes at this moment thats for sure. Start you calls for show 500. Make sure you let us know when you started listening, how the show has affected you, looking for reflections on where we have been and what the show is today. Call today to be in the big show +1-619-342-7365 open 24hs a day!

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Bogus Podcast Patent #1
Autonet Mobile Wifi
Bogus Podcasting Patent #2
Space Panel Debates Shuttle Flights!
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Tweeting can get you Sued!
Free Software Every Day
Your Hunches can save your Life!

Show Topic Notes:
East Coast Super High Tides Why?
Spacecraft Torture Chamber
EMI cuts their own Throats?
When comets smack you better hold on!
Update Adobe Flash or get Hacked!
Trouble for the Shuttle!
Firefox 1 Billion Served.
Skype may have to Abandon P2P?
Hacking your iPhone in with text characters.
Get your Ringtones real Cheap!
No Fair use instead we will cash out your content at YouTube!
Free Copy of Windows 7 to Official Beta Testers and all rejoiced.
Please brick my iPhone says Reporter.
Gmail Return email is really from You?
Google Voice and a users First Impression.
Yes you can be sued as well see how it feels!
Yahoo and Microsoft partner up to beat Google?
Congress wants to legislate Texting.
Southern Comfort goes 100% Digital.
FeedDemon and Newsgator make big change!
Geeks get Organized!
Apple is not going to CES 2010 Yet?
Nintendo thinks iPhone is new Gaming Competitor as I Predicted last show!
How do you back your Mac up?
New Mic coming for iPod and iPhone!
Pirate Bay has 10 days to block millions of users!
Your DRM music and Videos may be DOA according to RIAA!
Crunchpad revealed!
Chris Pirillo Hawaii Meetup!
Bogus Patent pisses of entire Podcasting Community!

GNC-2009-04-17 #469 Time Warner Smack Down

Time Warner did not have the guts to do the Interview, they are all scared of you folks but I have a lot of fun with the questions in the show. Should be good for a laugh for all, maybe not Time Warner. Actually I am surprised they have not shut off my Internet.

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TWC Runs for the Hills
Helicopter Hotel is a Hoax
Massive Magazine Ad Sales Slowdown
Housing Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and Tax Implications for eCommerce
TWC Blinks Three Times
NYC Considering Blocking Chatty Cabbies’ Phones
News Corp. creates new unit to share content
New venture aims to introduce fees for online news
Twitter can make you immoral, claim scientists
TWC Customers leaving in droves

Show Notes:
New Atomic Clock not very Accurate ;)
Amazon locking out some Kindle users
TWC Runs home to Mama after getting beat down!
Watch out for stuff in your Car
Psystar still delivering PC’s
Nokia business down 90%
TWC PR Disaster o BW Caps
Do you blog Anonymously?
Facebook letting Users Decide TOS Fate
National Geographic Amazing Infinite Photograph
Have Mac – Used P2P – Probably Hacked
Apple Market Sales Down
Internet Sales Tax Maybe coming!
Beyond Stupidity on Dominoes Gag
Move Over User Generated Content on YouTube
IPO for Skype would love to buy some Stock
Those that Snoop get Snooped on!
Cobert gets a Treadmil :) ISS gets Tranquility
SSD Encrypted Drives
Digg retreats on Diggbar
AT&T will have to Pay Apple big to Stay Exclusive on iPhone
Proxy + Crime = Same Jail Time
Swiss ISP say No Logging
Pirate Bay Trial Verdict Today
I Don’t like those Odds 1-221 for for Hubble Mission
Google wants to play Advertiser with Twitter
Kepler begins search for Planets
A PC Users confessions on Mac Usage
NASA may get more Shuttle Money
Twitter Secret or maybe not so Secret announce today
An Idiots View on TWC – BW Caps
iPhone + WSJ = Free Content
Slingplayer iPhone App Approval in Trouble?

Blockbuster Partnering with Tivo

Blockbuster has announced a partnership with once-dominant Tivo to distribute videos via Tivo’s established service. Blockbuster has been looking for an edge against arguably the biggest giant in the mail-distributed video arena – Netflix. Netflix already offers video downloads and some on-demand video to XBox 360’s as well as to Roku boxes and some Blu-Ray players. Blockbuster’s deal is the first to offer rentals through Tivo.

Blockbuster shares have falling precipitously of late, as their market model doesn’t seem able to compete with Netflix’s broad offerings of movies. Only time will tell if Blockbuster, and Tivo (whose share price is also stalling) can make a decent turnaround.

Blockbuster has stated pricing starts at $1.99 for rentals (up to $3.99) and that to purchase movies will cost anywhere from $14.99 on up. Purchased movies through the Tivo service will include DRM which makes the movies only available on the Tivo they are downloaded to.

As the market for purchased DVD’s declines, both Blockbuster and Netflix will have to adjust their market models accordingly to keep up. Currently Netflix is showing regular growth, but as other companies jockey for positions in the market, expect more offerings like Blockbuster’s partnership with Tivo.

Does anyone truly own an Apple Product?

Let me share my feelings on Apple products. I don’t like them period. It is not because they suck or are not easy to use. Clearly they are user friendly and from what I hear do not suck. That is why they are so popular. But the company is so controlling about what you can do with their products. And make no mistake it is their product even after you put down your hard earned money for it. Sure you can use it when you want, take it where you want, even sell it when you get ready to do so. But try to alter it or use it in a way Apple does not care for, then you have trouble. And they can even disable your device in cases like the iphone. Try to move your itunes library to another computer or media device not made by Apple and you will see who really owns “your” stuff. I tried to get my wife’s songs from her itunes library into mp3 format so I could place them on a new Creative Mp3 player. Well if I wanted to burn cds of all the songs and go on a digital adventure that would last hours I would have went ahead. But I just gave up. I understand why they create a walled garden. It is to keep people using their devices the way Apple deems appropriate. But it also keeps people like me who like a little flexibility in their tech devices from buying Apple products. I know Steve Jobs will make it without my few dollars though:) .

The story Todd did on the last podcast about some people’s iphones getting disabled because they had an unauthorized application loaded on it really got to me. Either the phone is yours or it is not. The fact that a small percentage of people may get over in some way by not giving Apple more money does not justify keeping every single user from using their property how they want. When you by a new Dodge truck you have the ability to get accessories after the fact that were made by companies other than Dodge. When you buy a house from a builder he does not lock you out of your home when you don’t let him build on a new deck that your brother will do for free. I understand this is comparing apples to oranges but the principle holds true. Just because Apple can lock you out because it is a digital product does not make it right to do so. Wikipedia defines ownership as “the state or fact of exclusive rights and control over property”. If Apple controls your iphone or ipod after you bought it do you really own it?

GNC-2008-01-04 #330

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Show Notes:
TSA Facecrimes
Tree’s not breathing as much CO2?
Bypass Disabled IE
20 Best iPhone Apps
Linux Switch Tips
IPv6 Coming
Bizarre Google Maps
Cool Space Image
Facebook OWNS your Data
Banned for Life for taking Picture
Dell LCD Crystal Monitor
DRM and HD Monitors out of Control
Powramid Kreative Power
Belkin RockStar
N95 and YouTube
New DUI Tool
Om Malik Best Wishes
Podcasters and FOIA
Survive CES 2008
Become a Celebrity
Scoble and Facebook Data
Plaxo Blows It
Youngest Exoplanet
Deep Impact Flies By Earth
NASA gets their Money