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Hands-on with the Roku XDS streaming media player

Hands-on with the Roku XDS streaming media player

Roku just announced three new streaming media players to replace their lineup dating back to late 2009. The new players all have integrated wireless capabilities with 720p and 1080p (top two models) support. Roku currently has over 85 channels of content for you to enjoy and you will never be bored again with your TV and a Roku player.

published September 22, 2010 by


Google I/O doesn't disappoint

CNET's Kara Tsuboi checks in with Senior Writer Stephen Shankland about the two-day Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco. From demos of the Android touch screen to details on the Google App Engine (don't forget the free junk food), Shankland calls the event a success.

published May 30, 2008 by


Livescribe demos new smartpen

Jim Marggraff, CEO of Livescribe, shows off the 2GB, Java-capable Pulse Smartpen at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco. The pen records audio as the user takes handwritten notes, then synchs up the sound with the writing. Audio can then be played back when someone taps the pen on paper. The device also converts languages instantly, playing translations out loud through the embedded speaker or displaying the word on its LED screen.

published May 13, 2008 by


Exploring Mars with Java

At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, James Gosling, Sun Microsystems vice president and fellow, talks to Arizona State University geological sciences professor Phil Christensen about the school's geospatial software, JMARS. The open-source project is available to the public and used by NASA to find and gather scientific data for analysis.

published May 9, 2008 by


JavaOne '08: Neil Young chronicles music career

Legendary musician Neil Young shows off a new multimedia project spanning his music career. Joining Young onstage at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco to demo the project--which uses Java and Blu-ray technology--is Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz and Rich Green, Sun executive vice president of software.

published May 6, 2008 by


Seagate CEO looks ahead

Bill Watkins, CEO of hard-drive maker Seagate Technology, sits down with CNET's Michael Kanellos to discuss the future of the drive industry, the current economy, and some of the changes he'd like to see coming with the 2008 election. The U.S. needs to give green cards to college graduates, he says, and flash won't take over the drive industry any day soon.

published April 16, 2008 by


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