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Hulu Plus

UPDATE:

Turns out, 88% of the shows available on hulu Plus are available on the free version. Guess it’s not so great after all. I received my hulu Plus preview the other day but was disappointed to learn it was ad-supported and still cost the monthly fee. Some preview. [via /Film]

There have been rumors since late last year that hulu was going to roll out a paid version of their amazing TV-killing site. It was supposed to happening at the beginning of 2010, but content has continued to be free since then. Now it looks as if they’ve finallized their plans with hulu Plus. From what I gather, this will be a service in addition to their free content. By paying the monthly fee, you’ll be albe to watch hulu using your TV, iPad, and iPhone. It’s not clear how the TV aspect would work except that a number of select televisions and Blu-ray players will be able to stream the content. Not sure how those who don’t own these devices would access it. But for me, the iPhone and iPad versions (which streams hulu on Wi-fi and 3G) are where it’s at. With hulu on Apple devices, the sting of no Flash is somewhat alleviated.

Read the full story at Gizmodo.

Old Poems

I don’t put enough of my personal creations on this blog, so here’s a link to two poems I wrote when I was younger on a “website” I “made” when I was younger. The first one sort of falls apart at the end, but has a lot of good stuff before, including a few phrases I’ve since recycled. The second one is still pretty solid in my opinion.

This is the link right here; click on it.

Gizmodo Gallery: NYC

Ali and I lined up yesterday for one of five nights of the nerd orgy that is the Gizmodo Gallery. It’s traveled all over the country, showcasing the some of the latest and coolest technology, as well as some old school gadgets on display. It was a night filled with beer, pancakes, Call of Duty, singing Tesla coils, and lots and lots of nerd boners. Here are some of the highlights:

cheeto

The World’s Biggest Cheeto. This was so hard not to eat.

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Etch-A-Sketch 3D. You really had to be there to get the full impact of this one. But yes, it’s everything you’d imagine.

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Touch-screen vending machine. Unfortunately, they were all sold out. But I seriously can’t wait until these are out in the world. They’re pretty fuckin’ cool. And the bottles are an all new aluminum design not on the market yet. Though Ali and I chanced upon some Sprite Green a few weeks back being handed out in the bottles and they’re pretty cool too.

103tv

A 103″ plasma-screen TV. Each one of these game screens was bigger than any TV I’ve ever owned. I would love to have one of these covering my entire wall.

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Mirror Painter. The best description of this is just to watch the video.

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You can basically disregard the guitar aspect of this device. It’s essentially a synth/Theremin hybrid. Just diddle those lasers and stroke that pitch-shifter.

legowall

Giant, collaborative Lego wall.

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Arkeg Drink ‘N’ Game. This was one of the coolest things there. An arcade game that had a keg and tap built in. Bonus points for the double-pun in the name.

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PANCAKE MACHINE!

scrambler

This jacket comes equipped with a gear that scrambles TV signals, including CCTVs. The description said that this was useful for “covert operations in…big box stores.”

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A real drum machine. This drum kit was mounted with robotic arms which were controlled by a synth/MIDI controller.

And closing out the night was a raffle that we didn’t stay for. But before that, ArcAttack performed using their singing Tesla coils with some backup from the synth-controlled drum kit seen in the video above.

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– Christian BC

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