Show Note #035 Portable Media Center (Hộp Phim Di Đông)

TechTiVi đón chào một người bạn mới là anh Chính, một IT specialist và là một người thích games, Media Center,.. Hôm nay, chúng tôi sẽ đề cập tới những cách trử phim, nhạc, hình vô những hộp máy nhỏ gọi là Media Center, tạm dịch (hộp phim di động),..

Khi có mạng broadband, chúng ta có thể streaming (trực tiếp playback) hầu như mọi thứ video, phim, ảnh. Nhưng khi đi đâu xa, hoặc không lên được mang Internet. Có một cái hộp phim di động nầy rất thuận lợi.

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Add YouTube Support in Windows Media Center

Most Windows 7/ Vista come with Media Center software. Windows Media Center allows add-on plug-ins that can enhance your viewing experience. image Songler, is another Windows Media Center add-in that lets you to stream tracks from online music services like Spotify and The latest version also lets you include YouTube as source of your music.

Vevo is a new destination on YouTube that hosts bundle of video music contents featuring big-name artists. I hope Songler can stream from Vevo in addition of and Spotify.

If you’re interested in trying out the new plugin, visit the Songler homepage here and scroll down to the bottom to grab the Songler 2.0 download.

[Thanks Scott from Channel 10!]

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Google Uberfast Network Submission Deadline Passed

image Google dropped a bomb when announcing its intention to implement 1Gbps (or 1,000 Mbps) network  to selected communities and will charge at regular ISP price to residents. Better network, better Internet experience meaning better bottom line for Google.. and hopefully local businesses will get the benefits as well.

Google had asked nominations from government  as well as  residents living in communities. Some of the communities really take the application seriously by offering city name changing, stunt performing by officials, etc… 

The response deadline has now passed. Google received more than 1,100 community responses and more than 194,000 responses from individuals. The below map displays where the responses were concentrated as of 1:30pm PT. Each small dot represents a government response, and each large dot represents locations where more than 1,000 residents submitted a nomination.


In a blog post, Google states its selection process will begin. The process is expected to be lengthy but Google promises to complete by year end.

So what’s next? Over the coming months, we’ll be reviewing the responses to determine where to build. As we narrow down our choices, we’ll be conducting site visits, meeting with local officials and consulting with third-party organizations. Based on a rigorous review of the data, we will announce our target community or communities by the end of the year.
Of course, we’re not going to be able to build in every interested community — our plan is to reach a total of at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people with this experiment. Wherever we decide to build, we hope to learn lessons that will help improve Internet access everywhere. After all, you shouldn’t have to jump into
frozen lakes and shark tanks to get ultra high-speed broadband…

[Via Google Blog]

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The Making (Video) of an Online Magazine for iPad

image When the iPad debuts on April 3rd, a new reading magazine experience will emerge in a unprecedented way. Users can subscribe, purchase, download their favorite books, magazines, news papers,.. formatted specifically to exploit the iPad capability, meaning more interactive engagement, more animated action videos…

Below is an example of the VIVmag’s iPad app that take user experience to  a new level. The making of such edition certainly comes with a higher production cost. But incontestably the iPad will save the fate of paper magazine. I am sure the industry will pour in effort and money to revive. 

Final Result

[Via ReadWriteWeb]

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Peek’s Big Stuff Project.. My Speculation

imageRemember those sleek portable devices that serve for single purpose of email reading and sending.

Users purchase the inexpensive device and pay per monthly low subscription. Peek was once voted as by TIME magazine’s Gadget of the Year

I have seen the price keeps dropping at some popular outlet such Targets for as low as $20.. As the company is struggling for its survival.

Today in a post, the company is touting for a comeback despite recognizing it might run out of cash. The post mentions about a “Big Stuff Project” that the company is about rolling out.

This caught my curiosity…

Verizon is embracing VoIP Skype on its phones and Sprint CEO mentioned at CTIA that mobile phone companies will be looking at data plan Mb (and SMS) rather than the minute voice plan moving forward for revenue All this make me speculate that Peek, so far has been using T-Mobile data in the back-end, might add VoIP for voice and SMS over 3G, this way Peek device can be more competitive with feature phone for users who don’t want the sophistication of a smartphone.

What do you think?

[Via SlashGear]

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Stream Netflix Videos on Game Consoles Wii Included

image Starting from tomorrow, Netflix ships instant-streaming discs to Nintendo Wii owners. This move will complete the Netflix support on the 3 major platforms of game console.

Note that Microsoft’s Xbox 360–the only console that doesn’t require a Netflix disc to access the company’s streaming service. Both Sony PS3 and Wii do need the disk.

Users looking to stream movies and television shows from Netflix’s service to the Wii will need to sign up for one of the company’s unlimited plans, which start at $8.99 a month. Once complete, they can request a free streaming disc from the company.

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Show Note #034 Siêu Phones (Superphones) cho mùa Hè 2010

Tại hội nghị CTIA Wireless đang diễn ra tại Las Vegas, nhiều hãng phone đã giới thiệu những siêu phone mới, trong đó có Sprint, HTC giới thiệu điện thoại HTC EVO 4G (Supersonic) đầu tiên. HTC EVO 4G chạy trên nền tảng Android 2.1 tương tự như Google Nexus One, sử dụng chuẩn WiMAX tốc độ gấp 10 lần so với 3G. Mặt trước của Sprint EVO có một camera 1.3 MP dùng để thoại hình. Mặt sau có một HD camera 8 MP, có thể và ghi hình độ phân giải 720p, cùng phẩm lượng DVD.

Sprint EVO 4G giống tương tự với HTC HD2 chạy Windows Mobile 6.5, sử dụng màn hình cảm ứng điện dung đa điểm 4.3” inch, sử dụng bộ vi xử lí Snapdragon QSD8650 1 GHz. ROM 1 GB, RAM 512 MB. MicroSD 8 GB. Evo 4G có HDMI output cho gắn vô máy truyền hình HD.

Những siêu điện thoại khác có đề cập là Samsung Galaxy S I9000 có màn hình AMOLED 4”; 5 MP camera. HTC Desire, Google Nexus One…

Ngoài ra TechTiVi cũng bàn về máy Femtocell từ AT&T được gọi là Microcell, dùng đề tăng năng lượng phát tuyến của điện thoại lưu động trong nhà.

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Skype App (3G Only) for Android and Blackberry Available

imageThis morning, Verizon unleashed the Skype app for Blackberry and Android devices, as part of the special strategic agreement between the wireless company and VoIP Skype,  unveiled over a month ago.

The two companies have created an exclusive, easy-to-use Skype mobile offering for 3G smartphones.  Verizon Wireless 3G smartphone users with data plans can use Skype mobile to:

  • Make and receive unlimited Skype-to-Skype voice calls to any Skype user around the globe on Verizon wireless network;
  • Call international phone numbers at competitive Skype Out calling rates;
  • Send and receive instant messages to other Skype users; and remain always connected with the ability to see friends’ online presence.

Note that native Skype app does not work on iPhone over 3G nor push notification. This partnership might explain why the delay!

Initially, Skype mobile will be available Verizon Wireless 3G smartphones with data plans, including the BlackBerry, as well as DROID by Motorola, DROID ERIS by HTC and Motorola DEVOUR.

Note that, the app ONLY works over 3G network not WiFi, 3G where Verizon can still charge you the data plan.

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Slacker Radio Launches Windows Mobile App

Slacker, announced its first Slacker Radio Mobile app for the Windows Mobile platform. The new app for Windows Mobile 6.5 is debuting on the HTC HD2, exclusively from T-Mobile USA.

image Slacker finally provides the last smartphone platform support: Windows Mobile. Slacker allows listeners to enjoy their favorite Slacker Radio stations while on-the-go. The free Slacker Radio app is pre-installed on the HTC HD2 and is available to other Windows Mobile 6.5 devices by visiting from the smartphone browser.

The Slacker music experience is including custom stations, over 120 expert-programmed Slacker genre stations, and spotlight stations including Artist Showcase stations and new stations by The Source Magazine and FILTER Magazine.

Slacker Radio provides listeners with an intuitive interface and an unparalleled music discovery resource by providing artist biographies, album reviews and access to song lyrics. In addition to marking songs as favorites, listeners can ban songs and artists to create perfect custom radio stations on their phones.

"Slacker offers music lovers an opportunity to enjoy free music on-the-go, whether they are listening on their computers, smartphones or through their home entertainment devices," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "Expanding to the Windows Mobile platform with HTC HD2 from T-Mobile USA allows us to offer our service on all of the most popular mobile platforms providing our millions of listeners with immense flexibility on when and where they listen."

Slacker Radio for Windows Mobile:
  • Music library featuring millions of songs
  • High-quality stereo playback from any available wireless connection
  • Create custom artist stations based on artists or songs
  • Over 120 professionally programmed and customizable genre stations
  • View artist biographies and photos
  • View album art and read reviews
  • Rate songs as favorites
  • Ban songs and artists from stations

MicroCell (Femtocell) for AT&T Available in Mid April

Over a year behind Sprint and Verizon, AT&T finally announced it 3G MicroCell will be available starting mid April. MicroCell is a solution that allows residential customers to route wireless phone calls and data connections across a home broadband connection.

imageUnlike Sprint only voice capable AirRave , AT&T 3G MicroCell is the only femtocell to support both 3G data and voice services. AT&T 3G MicroCell is available for a one-time cost of $149.99 (no monthly fee)

Consumers manage AT&T 3G MicroCell though their online MyWireless account at

Through this online management, only those phones chosen by the customer may use the MicroCell. Customers may define up to 10 lines to have access and up to four may operate on it simultaneously. Minutes used through the MicroCell affect only the account of the phone making the call – there is no requirement to purchase separate service for the 3G MicroCell.

More details from AT&T:

In addition, AT&T will offer a companion rate plan option for MicroCell customers – especially customers on Family Talk plans — who want to supplement their existing voice plans. For $19.99 a month, individual or Family Talk customers can make unlimited calls through a 3G MicroCell, without using minutes in their monthly wireless voice plan.

Consumers who select 3G MicroCell calling plans at purchase are also eligible to receive a $100 mail-in-rebate toward the purchase of AT&T 3G MicroCell – effectively making the device about $50. Customers who also purchase a new line of broadband service with AT&T (DSL or U-verse 1.5MB or higher) are also eligible for $50 via mail-in-rebate– effectively making the device about $100. If a customer is eligible for both rebate options, the customer will be able to get the device for $0, after mail-in rebate.

For more information on AT&T 3G MicroCell, visit For the complete array of AT&T offerings, visit

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