3 Reasons Why Personal Cloud Services Need to Be Home Server Based

ZumoCast iPad AppOriginally I was going to write a post on a cool new service called ZumoCast for Windows and Mac PCs that enables iPad owners to stream media files instantly from their home computer for playback without taking up any storage on their device. But then I got to thinking... there's something wrong here. 1. No one [...]

It’s Time for Microsoft to Create Windows Tablet Edition

MSI WinPad 100 ComputexQuick Thought: I'm looking at the current crop of Windows powered tablets showcased at Computex (above is the MSI WindPad 100 featuring the WindTouch UI layer), as well as thinking about HP's previous Slate efforts, and one glaring piece of the puzzle is missing: a consistent tablet UI layer for Windows 7 and/or Windows Embedded [...]

REVIEW: Pogoplug Network USB Storage Adapter

Pogoplug Connected to RouterThe Pogoplug has been out for a few months now and recently added some new social sharing features, so I decided to see if I could get my hands on one to keep and review. One thing I noticed, though, is that many of the past Pogoplug reviewers just talked about how to attach the Pogoplug [...]

So Where Are We with the Zune?

Microsoft Zune HD Promo GraphicNow that the cats out of the bag with the Zune HD, one can’t help but wonder if this is still too little too late for the Zune. Does the addition of the Zune HD really change anything for the Zune and the related Zune Marketplace? Zune HD: There’s certainly a lot to like with the player [...]

First Look: PBS Video Portal

PBS Video Homepage ScreenshotWhen I heard the news this morning that PBS launched a new video portal (currently in Beta) near the same level of Hulu, I was intrigued. In the past, I've taken the opportunity to watch a few missed broadcasts online through pbs.org, but the experience and quality level back then seem sub-par. Thankfully, that's no [...]

First Look: YouTube TV Shows and Movie Channels

YouTube TV Shows ScreenshotIn a move that's obviously a shot across the bow of Hulu, YouTube has announced that visitors can now view "thousands of television episodes and hundreds of movies" instantly through the site from partners like Crackle, CBS, MGM, Lionsgate, and Starz. Visitors can access the TV show and movie content via the site's newly added [...]