Hulu, purported 'YouTube killer' to show Heroes and 24 for free, and legally

Katherine Hannaford Web 2.0 Leave a Comment

hula-hoop.jpgKiller this, killer that, blah blah blah this site will kill off that site, aren’t we all getting a bit sick of these murderous new sites and products? Still, it’s Halloween, so a good time to report on a potential YouTube ‘killer’, Hulu.

From today, the site being backed by NBC Universal and News Corp., will begin a private beta, featuring content from Sony Pictures Television, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. When it fully launches, it’ll be free to viewers, with revenue being made through advertising on the 90-odd TV shows. Big-name shows such as Heroes, House, 24 and The Simpsons will be featured alongside retro throw-backs like Miami Vice and…

Read more | Comments (0)

Twentyfour:London bar and nightclub is the most technologically-advanced yet

Katherine Hannaford Furnishings & Furniture, Home Appliances, Science, Weirdness

24bar.jpg
The launch of a new bar in London has got the whole of Shiny Towers in a tizz, not just because it’s literally down the road from our offices and we’re renowned cocktail-supping gals, but because it promises to be not just London’s most technologically-advanced bar, but possibly the world’s too.

It’s reportedly the first bar in the world with a fully-interactive interior, where customers can control projected images on every wall, choosing between ‘dot matrix sci-fi chic, crashing sea surroundings, Californian desert scenery’, or even your own images and videos. If you fancy getting even more involved with the interior decoration, you can play with the interactive virtual Koi Carp, or dance and watch your thermal shadows on the walls replicating every shape being thrown…

Read more | Comments (0)

Daily Tech Hotlinks for 05-May-2007: Mobile phones, Pac-Man, Microsoft, 24, Japan

Katherine Hannaford Daily Tech Hotlinks, Gaming, Web 2.0

toilet.jpg
– Us Brits are a wasteful bunch, with 855,000 mobile phones being dropped into the toilet each year. Yes, our tariff plans really are shit.
– Today in NYC at the Pac-Man World Championships, Microsoft are due to announce something ‘big’ and ‘Pac-Man-related’. Probably a 360 Live remake or something, sigh.
– The average Brit…

Read more | Comments (0)

Joox offers free streaming episodes of 24, Lost, Life On Mars…

Stuart Dredge Top stories, Web 2.0

joox.jpg

The future of TV is online, apparently. Delivering the latest episodes via your broadband connection is the next big business model for studios and broadcasters, with you able to watch on your PC, or stream it to your telly. Apple is already working on this premise, while online firms like Joost have been signing deals to take advantage too.

Read more | Comments (0)

Will ad-funded TV streams kill off the video download market?

Stuart Dredge Columns & Opinion, Top stories, Web 2.0

stu-mugshot2.jpgStuart Dredge writes…

There’s no shortage of big firms trying to sell us video downloads, including Apple and Microsoft. In theory, they should be pushing at an open door. Faster broadband connections are more widespread, devices like Apple TV make it easy to watch these downloads on our proper TVs, and more people have video iPods or PMPs to watch these vids on the go, too.

Read more | Comments (0)