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Is Thunderbolt ready to rumble at home?

Last week's introduction by Apple of its updated line of MacBook Pro laptops might not have drawn as much attention as it did without a new ingredient: a high-speed, multipurpose port called Thunderbolt. From Apple's description of Thunderbolt----developed by Intel under the name Light Peak--as "the fastest, most versatile I/O...

By Rob Pegoraro  | March 1, 2011; 3:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Computers, DRM, Music, Standards, Video  
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Oscar-honored movies may have a long wait to download

This happens every winter: The Academy Awards air, reminding me of the movies I'd meant to see but somehow didn't get around to. But this time around, the Oscar effect was worse than usual, as my ongoing adventure in parenthood has prevented me from doing my part to prop up...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 28, 2011; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DRM, Video  
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Google planning Netflix-like YouTube service? No, says YouTube

Google planning Netflix-like YouTube service?

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 25, 2011; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Google, Video  
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Amazon Prime now includes free streaming movies, TV shows

Frequent online shoppers have a new video option to consider: Amazon now provides "more than 5,000" streaming movies and TV shows for free to members of its $79/year Amazon Prime program. The Seattle retailer announced the news this morning. This feature uses the same technology as Amazon's video-on-demand service--meaning it...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 22, 2011; 11:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  TV, Video  
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The cord-cutting conversation, cont'd. (with bonus Boxee Box review)

My column two Sundays ago about my experience ditching subscription TV for a combination of free over-the-air broadcasts and online video is still generating comments. I'll try to answer those questions and critiques -- and use this opportunity to post an overdue review of yet another online-video receiver you can...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 17, 2011; 11:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  TV, Video  
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Movie-industry study: Unauthorized video sharing shrinks if viewers have legal options

No, that's not the headline you'll see at the Motion Picture Association of America's site. The Washington-based lobby headlined its own press release (PDF) yesterday in starker terms: NEW STUDY FINDS 23.8% OF GLOBAL INTERNET TRAFFIC INVOLVES THE ILLEGAL DISTRIBUTION OF COPYRIGHTED WORK The study in question was commissioned by...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 1, 2011; 6:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  DRM, Net Neutrality, Policy and politics, Video  
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Comcast and NBC: Did the Feds fold?, Rob Pegoraro , January 18, 2011
Google to eject H.264 video from Chrome browser, Rob Pegoraro , January 12, 2011
Star Wars coming to Blu-ray in September, Rob Pegoraro , January 6, 2011
Sony: 3D TV for everyone, Rob Pegoraro , January 5, 2011
Skype brings 3G video calls to the iPhone, Rob Pegoraro , December 30, 2010
What do you do with your photos and videos?, Rob Pegoraro , December 16, 2010
YouTube releases 2010 top-10 list, Rob Pegoraro , December 13, 2010
Netflix intros $7.99 streaming-only plan, Rob Pegoraro , November 22, 2010
Hulu Plus exits preview, cuts price, Rob Pegoraro , November 17, 2010
TiVo's new $99 and 'free' deals are no deal at all, Rob Pegoraro , November 15, 2010
The flat market for 3-D TV -- is anyone interested?, Rob Pegoraro , November 10, 2010
Video: A look at two Windows Phone 7 devices, Rob Pegoraro , November 2, 2010
Google TV review, part 2: connecting to cable, Rob Pegoraro , October 26, 2010
Video: Two faces of Face Time, Rob Pegoraro , October 25, 2010
Google TV review, part 1: setup and online, Rob Pegoraro , October 22, 2010
Cablevision-Fox spat sure to draw sequels, Rob Pegoraro , October 19, 2010
Battling media boxes: Apple TV vs. Roku, Rob Pegoraro , October 7, 2010
Google airs more details about Google TV, Rob Pegoraro , October 4, 2010
Apple TV unboxing report, Rob Pegoraro , October 4, 2010
Hulu Plus coming to TiVo, Roku boxes this fall, Rob Pegoraro , September 28, 2010
Blockbuster goes bust, Rob Pegoraro , September 23, 2010
Blu-ray's HDCP security possibly cracked. So what? , Rob Pegoraro , September 15, 2010
DirecTV opens NFL Sunday Ticket to non-subscribers, Rob Pegoraro , September 8, 2010
Big ambitions for the small screen from Apple?, Rob Pegoraro , September 1, 2010
Apple to rent TV shows for 99 cents each?, Rob Pegoraro , August 25, 2010
Bonus review: Intel Wireless Display, Rob Pegoraro , July 28, 2010
iPhone 4: First-commute impressions, Rob Pegoraro , June 24, 2010
Judge junks Viacom's YouTube suit, Rob Pegoraro , June 23, 2010
3-D HDTV World Cup viewing report, Rob Pegoraro , June 18, 2010
Google I/O, day two: And now, Android?, Rob Pegoraro , May 20, 2010
Firefox developers outline next version, Rob Pegoraro , May 11, 2010
Microsoft endorses a Flash video replacement, Rob Pegoraro , April 30, 2010
Get ready for the 3-D TV sales pitch, Rob Pegoraro , March 31, 2010
Google eyes its next screen: TV, Rob Pegoraro , March 18, 2010
Boxee and Hulu vie to bring Web video to your TV, Rob Pegoraro , January 29, 2010
RealNetworks' CEO exits; its woes remain, Rob Pegoraro , January 14, 2010
How 3-D TV looks -- and works, Rob Pegoraro , January 7, 2010
The real opening day of CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 6, 2010
Bonus (overdue) review: EyeTV brings HDTV to a Mac, Rob Pegoraro , December 31, 2009
Comcast + NBC = What? , Rob Pegoraro , December 4, 2009
Cable TV Thinks Inside the Box , Rob Pegoraro , October 2, 2009
iPod Nano Adds FM, Video; Zune Tunes Into HD Radio, Rob Pegoraro , September 18, 2009
Roku Player Brings MLB.TV to the TV, Rob Pegoraro , August 11, 2009
Flip, Kodak Bring HD Video To Go, For Less, Rob Pegoraro , May 15, 2009
Apple Liberates HD Movies From Apple TV, Rob Pegoraro , March 20, 2009
Hulu Boxes Out Boxee, Rob Pegoraro , February 23, 2009
iReview iLife, iWork, Rob Pegoraro , February 5, 2009
TV's Web Transition: A Wish List, Rob Pegoraro , January 15, 2009
The Steadier State of the Flat-Panel TV, Rob Pegoraro , January 9, 2009
CES Opening Acts: Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Rob Pegoraro , January 8, 2009
Gadget Guidance 2008: (Don't Call Them) MP3 Players, Rob Pegoraro , November 26, 2008
Apple's DRM Breaks MacBook Movie-Download Viewing, Rob Pegoraro , November 21, 2008
MLB Throws Out Microsoft's Silverlight, Rob Pegoraro , November 18, 2008
DVR Dilemma: Where Are Your TiVo Alternatives?, Rob Pegoraro , October 7, 2008
New Slingbox Adds HD Video, Keeps Some Old Issues, Rob Pegoraro , September 25, 2008
What Makes an Event TV-Worthy or Web-Acceptable?, Rob Pegoraro , August 26, 2008
Vongo Vanishes (But Will Live On, Sort Of), Rob Pegoraro , August 13, 2008
Flip Camcorder Is No Flop--For Now, Rob Pegoraro , June 26, 2008
Apple Adds HBO Shows To the iTunes Store, Rob Pegoraro , May 13, 2008
Feds Fix Digital-TV Coupon Site, Rob Pegoraro , April 11, 2008
Checking Up on the DTV Conversion, Rob Pegoraro , April 4, 2008
Revisiting Digital TV: A QAM Query, Rob Pegoraro , March 14, 2008
Readers Respond: CD-Video Lives! (Sort Of), Rob Pegoraro , March 12, 2008
Bonus Review: Vizio's "Value" LCD HDTV, Rob Pegoraro , March 11, 2008
ITunes' Incomplete Movie-Rental Inventory, Rob Pegoraro , March 5, 2008
More Digital-TV Answers, Rob Pegoraro , February 22, 2008
Apple TV's Tune-Up, Rob Pegoraro , February 21, 2008
Hasta La Vista, HD DVD, Rob Pegoraro , February 19, 2008
Deciphering Digital TV, Rob Pegoraro , February 14, 2008
Up Next On Your HDTV? Could Be MASN, Rob Pegoraro , February 8, 2008
Dueling Digital-TV Headlines, Rob Pegoraro , January 30, 2008
DVR Rage, Rob Pegoraro , January 29, 2008
Help File Help: Copying DVDs to Your Computer, Rob Pegoraro , January 23, 2008
The Definition of Flat TV Flattens, Rob Pegoraro , January 9, 2008
Web-ifying the TV, Rob Pegoraro , January 8, 2008
A (Very) Big-Screen TV, Rob Pegoraro , January 7, 2008
Warner Waves Goodbye to HD DVD, Rob Pegoraro , January 7, 2008
Fios and CableCards, Rob Pegoraro , November 14, 2007
Baseball's DRM Strikes Out, Rob Pegoraro , November 9, 2007
TV On Your PC, Rob Pegoraro , October 4, 2007
Apple to NBC: Fine, Take Away Your Downloads, Rob Pegoraro , August 31, 2007
High-Definition Disc Disarray (Cont'd.), Rob Pegoraro , August 22, 2007
Getting CableCarded (updated), Rob Pegoraro , August 15, 2007
TiVo Gets Serious, Rob Pegoraro , July 24, 2007
Opening Up the Cable Box, Rob Pegoraro , July 2, 2007
Happy Birthday, Star Wars!, Rob Pegoraro , May 25, 2007
Another AACS Key Crack, Rob Pegoraro , May 18, 2007
A State of High-Definition Denial, Rob Pegoraro , May 10, 2007
DVD Recorders: Now Safe To Buy, Rob Pegoraro , April 13, 2007
Time to Revise The TV-Service Shopping List, Rob Pegoraro , April 10, 2007
Movie Downloads, Direct To The Living Room, Rob Pegoraro , March 20, 2007
Rules For The Digital-TV Transition, Rob Pegoraro , March 12, 2007
A Digital Deadline Dawns, Rob Pegoraro , March 1, 2007
MASN on Dish? Maybe..., Rob Pegoraro , February 9, 2007
A Day With the MPAA, Rob Pegoraro , February 6, 2007
 
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