First in a series of posts highlighting Tech Digest’s pick of big technology trends for the second half of 2007…
Let’s get one thing clear first. Online TV ISN’T about watching TV on your PC. Well, it is at the moment, because most of the people doing it are geeks like you and me. But in the long term, online TV is about delivering TV through your broadband connection to a proper TV in your living room, bedroom or wherever.
Everyone wants a piece of the web video action right now, thanks to the growth of YouTube, and the emergence of innovative online TV startups like Joost and Babelgum.
THE BIG THREE
Babelgum IPTV service now open for business – first impressions
Virgin Mobile offers Nokia N95 on PAYG – for a price
Marks & Spencer unveils £149 iPod suit
THE NEXT FIFTEEN
LG unveils super-slim X820 PC
Father’s Day Gadget Gifts: Gaming
Motorola launches Motocast – feed-like content direct to your mobile screen
CB2: the child-robots are coming!
Samsung SPH-W2400: a rotating HSDPA mobile phone
Hate digital music DRM? Buy the t-shirts!
The Trojan virus that pretends to be a YouTube video
Brits can’t live without their broadband
Samsin SBS-6600 wireless rechargeable Bluetooth speakers
50 Cent sets up shop in virtual world Zwinktopia
Make your website work well on the Wii
Digital Cube’s female-focused M43 iStation personal media player
Alcatel launches its first music clamshell handset – the OT-C701
Turn your phone into a 70s crime scene with Kojak Detective Puzzles
IBM releasing disease prediction software