Review: Sony's Complete Bravia Link Home Theater System

While many of us have our collection of nice electronic toys, most of us can't afford to walk into a store, take a look at a company like Sony's complete line of Bravia media add-ons and walk out with it all. And your conscience might stop you anyway-even if your wallet could take the hit, you know enough to look… » 11/17/08 12:01pm 11/17/08 12:01pm

T-Mobile G1 Unboxed, Ready For Belt Clips Everywhere

Here's the first full unboxing of T-Mobile's G1 » 10/02/08 6:50am 10/02/08 6:50am Android phone which, despite the rabid anticipation of the device, manages to be pretty boring. We're glad to see it out in the wild, but the lame carrying case and decision to include the trademark uncomfortable HTC earphones, complete with a chunky mic. But as my…

In Spite of Downloadable Movies, I Still Choose Blu-ray

Since Blu-ray was announced, there's been a lot of talk about its impending obsolescence in the face of digital downloads. Just last week, Samsung took a low blow » 9/25/08 5:20pm 9/25/08 5:20pm at the format, predicting its lifespan to be only five years. Sony , claiming that the "Blu-ray format will not only coexist with the networked era, but…

Comcast's Video Download Store Is Wholly Unremarkable

Comcast's internet video site, Fancast, used to be a place to check out Hulu clips and waste away your data cap » 9/03/08 1:10pm 9/03/08 1:10pm along with your brain. Now it's a place to buy and rent full-length movies a la Amazon Unbox or iTunes to play on your Windows PC (and up to two other authorized computers). Filled with the same $3.99…

White iPhone 3G Unboxed, Definitely White


Duncan Riley at The Inquisitr decided to share his iPhone unboxing with the world, but unlike the boring traditionalists who've done the same before, Duncan has a white one. There's not much new here, but it's nice to get a good clear view of the look and finish on the paler model. Gallery after the jump. » 7/11/08 1:00am 7/11/08 1:00am

Is This the First iPhone 3G Unboxing?

A poster over at iPhonePortugal has revealed some photos of what they claim is the first iPhone 3G unboxing. Apparently it's the 8GB version, and it certainly looks it, with its rounded back already carrying fingerprint smudges. The packaging is pretty convincing too, though we wonder about the folded-paper look on… » 7/08/08 11:31am 7/08/08 11:31am

Netflix's Roku Box To Expand Its Horizons, Could Stream Hulu

The already impressive Roku streaming box will expand its services beyond Netflix's VOD adding new "big name" content providers in the future. Roku is taking the coy approach for now, but rumors of a flash-enabled browser to stream Hulu (which now streams at 480p resolution), YouTube and the various individual network… » 7/02/08 4:14pm 7/02/08 4:14pm

Breaking: Amazon Announces For Pay Streaming Movie Service

More details coming, but it will be separate from the Unbox download system, and will launch in a few weeks. No more details right now, but I'll let you know when we hear em. Read what else Bezos had to say at All Things D in the liveblog. » 5/28/08 11:46am 5/28/08 11:46am

TiVo Cheats on Amazon for Disney Content

While TiVo's offered Amazon Unbox downloads for some time, apparently TiVo isn't opposed to playing the field. The company just signed another video on demand partner, Cinemanow, to bring in Disney content. Their library is tiny with only 1,500 titles and we're not certain whether TiVo will only be accessing their… » 5/28/08 8:57am 5/28/08 8:57am

Amazon-Pepsi Promotion Gets Official and Awesome: Free MP3s, Unbox…

Good news on the Pepsi-Amazon MP3 contest front: It's official, it's not a contest and they've giving away more than MP3s. It's a point-based promo that launches on Feb. 1, with 4 billion Pepsi products carrying points that you can bank on PepsiStuff.com for MP3s from Amazon store, which now has tracks from all four… » 1/14/08 12:55pm 1/14/08 12:55pm

NBC Jumps Ship to Amazon Unbox

After the he said/she said BS between Apple and NBC over the last few days, we're kind of glad to see some kind of resolution: NBC's taking its business to Amazon Unbox, which will give NBC "greater flexibility in the pricing and packaging of video downloads." For the time being though, shows still seem to fetch $1.99 on … » 9/04/07 11:09pm 9/04/07 11:09pm

Hands-On TiVo Unbox Movie Rentals, PC-Free


TiVo's $300 HD player was fully revealed today, so it's a good time to explore TiVo's pumped up Unbox functionality that this and the Series 3/2 all have. TiVo has been working as a set top box for Amazon's Unbox movie rental and purchase service for a while, but only in the last few weeks has it been possible to buy… » 7/24/07 7:27pm 7/24/07 7:27pm

Helio Ocean Manual, the Whole Manual, and Nothing But the Manual


Ocean fanatics are a hungry mob, maybe some would say obsessed. Some of you actually requested shots of the well-illustrated manual. Here's the whole thing, all 150 pages of it, in case you're going for that "virtual ownership" experience. Remember to click to the thumbnail view to skip around. » 5/09/07 2:43pm 5/09/07 2:43pm

First Unboxing of the Helio Ocean

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Gizmodo is among the lucky dozen to get a finished production boxed version of the Helio Ocean. This phone of enormous importance to Helio, Earthlink, and Sky Dayton. It's got to be the company's Sidekick, Q and iPhone killer all in one. We've already shown you video of Ocean in action, and polled it against iPhone » 5/09/07 12:24pm 5/09/07 12:24pm