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True video connoisseurs are not likely to swap a dedicated video camera for a smartphone. But today’s phones are beefing up their video recording features, hoping to win over shoppers contemplating a low-cost video camera like the Flip or the Zodak Zx1. Thinking of making the plunge […] Read more »

PrimeTime2Go isn’t like most other mobile video services I’ve tried — and that’s a good thing. Instead of streaming clips to your cell phone, PrimeTime2Go lets you download shows to your handheld, so you can watch them at your leisure. Right now, the service is hampered […] Read more »

Interested in watching web video as it was meant to be seen, but on your mobile phone? Then you need to get your hands on Skyfire. This mobile browser, which works with Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 series phones, displays multimedia-heavy web pages the same way […] Read more »

When it comes to projectors, small is the new big thing. While BenQ‘s new Joybee GP1 Mini Projector isn’t as small as some of the pocket-sized projectors we’ve seen recently, it’s definitely tiny enough to be considered portable. And perhaps, more importantly, what you give up […] Read more »

Most of today’s digital cameras can do more than just capture basic snapshots. But few — if any — can do what Casio’s EX-FS10 can: Shoot continuous images in high-speed burst mode and record slow-motion videos. The EX-FS10 is slim, even by compact camera standards: It […] Read more »

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Calling Digeo‘s Moxi HD DVR a DVR is sort of disingenuous. Sure, it can record and play back TV, but it can do so much more than that. The fact that the Moxi can do so much, however, is both its greatest strength and its greatest […] Read more »

Nearly every day, it seems, I hear about a new mobile video application or service. Yesterday, it was PrimeTime2Go for BlackBerrys. Today, it was Poptiq for BlackBerrys. (Hey, it’s not all about the iPhone!) If you’re anything like me, you’re probably having trouble keeping them all […] Read more »

I’ve been hearing about the CableCARD for years. How this little device — just about the size of an extra-thick credit card — will eliminate the need for a cable box. How it’ll cut down on the clutter surrounding my TV. How it’ll make my entire […] Read more »

I’ll admit it: I’ve always been intimidated by servers and network storage devices. But Western Digital’s recently revamped My Book World Edition network hard drive has changed that. I spent several days testing out this drive, and I’ve come to realize that not only is it incredibly simple […] Read more »

When I sat down with LG’s new BD370 Network Blu-ray Disc Player, my expectations were mixed. I had high hopes for its Blu-ray playback, but only middling ones for its Netflix and YouTube streaming capabilities. As it turns out, I was very impressed with the BD370′s […] Read more »

Pocket-sized HD camcorders are becoming increasingly popular, but that doesn’t mean each new model improves upon previous iterations. Take, for example, Kodak’s Zx1, the company’s latest inexpensive high-def camcorder. It offers some very good features, including impressive video quality. Still, I’m not sure I’d pick this model […] Read more »

Unsightly wires can ruin the look of the best home entertainment system. And hey, looks matter. So what if you can’t — or won’t — drill holes in your walls to hide the clutter of cords? Well, you don’t have many options. But now you have […] Read more »

Butch Trucks, one of the original members of the Allman Brothers Band, may seem like an unlikely candidate to reinvent the world of online music. But that’s what he hopes to do with, an online music community he founded that offers high-def streaming of live […] Read more »

The idea behind Nero’s Move it software is a good one. This $50 application lets you move your videos, music, and photos to and from a variety of devices, including your digital camera, cell phone, Windows PC, and web sites like MySpace and YouTube. Unfortunately, the […] Read more »

If you live in the Boston area, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Comcast DVR with TiVo service had just launched. While highway billboards and newspaper ads tout the “new” offering, in fact it’s been available here for more than a year — and the […] Read more »

Is it a Webcam or a mini-robot? That’s the question the Minoru 3D Webcam had me asking. This red and silver camera uses two eyeball-like lenses to capture images in 3-D, and it does a decent– though imperfect — job at that task. The Minoru 3D Webcam […] Read more »

Set-top boxes that let you view the contents of your computer on your big-screen TV can be really handy — if you can get them set up. Too often, the process is complicated and messy. But a company called Silicon Mountain Holdings is hoping to ease […] Read more »

When I sat down to watch last week’s episode of Lost on a mobile phone, I thought the hardest part would be squinting to see the video on a 2.8-inch screen. Turns out I was wrong: The hardest part was getting AT&T’s CV video service to […] Read more »

Monsoon Multimedia may be a lesser-known competitor to Sling Media, but the company continues to roll out products that are not only similar to, but in some cases even a little bit better than those offered by its rival. The recently announced SociableTV service, which will […] Read more »

If I could take my iPhone and turn it into a mobile TV, I’d be in heaven. That hasn’t happened yet, but the latest version of i.TV — a free application you can find in Apple’s App Store — tries to help. The recently-released Version 1.2 […] Read more »

The doors have closed on this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, so now the fun part begins: Waiting for all of the cool new gadgets shown off in Las Vegas to make their way to consumers. Here’s the rundown on a few of the products I’m anxious […] Read more »

I’ve come to terms with the fact that there is no such thing as the perfect set-top box. But I’m happy to report that Sling Media‘s SlingCatcher comes closer than most. The $300 SlingCatcher connects to your TV and plays back video files from various sources, […] Read more »

It’s the holidays — a time to give, right? Right. Which is why I’m making a list of what I’d like someone to give me this year. This isn’t a gift guide (I’ve already written one of those), but more of a fantasy. I’m making a […] Read more »

What goes hand-in-hand with gaudy lights, fake snow, and endless holiday music? Shopping lists, of course. Here are a few items I’m thinking about giving — and a few more I’d like to receive — this year. TiVo HD XL: I know TiVo’s subscriber numbers are […] Read more »

Is BD-Live the way to salvage the future of DVDs? According to an article in today’s Wall Street Journal, studios are hoping the technology, which adds interactive features like chat and trivia games to Blu-ray movies, will boost sagging DVD sales. A big test of that […] Read more »

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