Episode 233: Take a Twhirl, Netflix Player by Roku, Microsoft Media Room and More!
What's new in Episode 233 STUFF • Garnett Lee of the 1UP Network joins Robert on set. • Today's Tech Pic of the Week is from Matt of Randolph, NJ. Last week we should you a FiOS distro box on a telephone pole. This week Matt sent us the heart and soul of the Verizon Central Office. • PCMag's Tim Gideon shows off the long awaited Netflix Player by Roku. • Microsoft has a new way to integrate the internet with you TV. It is the Microsoft Media Room. • Garnett is a Twittering fool, but does not use the Twitter site much any more. He prefers using Twhirl. Twhirl runs in Adobe Air and looks much like you favorite instant messenger. In regard to Adobe Air, we will be showing you that application in a future show. • viewer question: First question is from Brian of Dublin, Ireland: Do you have any advice/information on upcoming LCD technologies which may be important in considering whether to purchase a particular LCD now or hold off for the next gen in 6-12 months? • Haven't done a Folding@Home update in awhile, but wanted to let you know where we stood in the standings. We are holding steady at #10. About 20 million points or so behind Team Rage 3D. If you haven't joined our team yet, go to our Folding@Home page for all the info you need and links to the Stanford Folding@Home website to download the application. Remember, our team number is 57391. Another reason we wanted to mention Folding@Home is that one of our viewers, Gary, found a folding protein game that also helps in the research. The game is called Fold It. Scott has been playing with it a bit. He says it can be a time killer. Scott also contacted Prof. Vijay Pande, the head of the Folding@Home Project at Stanford University. Prof. Pande said that he is very familiar with the project, but not part of it. He says it is a very interesting teaching tool, however, the research aspect is less clear. • We have our first video entry on DL.TV. The entry comes from Chris and Whitney of Washington, IN. • We finally got the legalities worked out and will be giving away the Neuros OSD. Giveaway entry ends June 3rd. Drawing will be June 5th. YOU HAVE 2 WEEKS LEFT. The rules are simple:
• Two ways to enter: • Create a video of 20 seconds or less. • The video must be about how the Neuros OSD will enhance your home theater system. • You must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age. For the full legalese download the rules. • Upload it to your YouTube page. • If you haven't already, add DL.TV as a friend! • Share your video with us! • Send us an email telling us in 50 words or less how the Neuros OSD will enhance your home theater system. • Even if you don't win we might still use your video or email on a future episode of DL.TV. If we do, we will send you a DL.TV T-Shirt. • And don't forget to send us an email with your full name, URL and name of the YouTube account you used, mailing address, your phone number and your shirt size. Put "DL.TV Neuros OSD Giveaway" in the subject line.
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