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Tag Archives: Media

So Much For New Media: Study Shows That Mainstream Media Drives Twitter Trends

For all the talk about “new media,” it appears that old media still powers the online trends of today. Last month, HP released the results of a study that showed that user activity and number of followers on Twitter do not contribute strongly to trend creation and its propagation. Instead, mainstream media play a role in most trending topics, and act as a feeder of these trends.

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Relive Your Childhood With YouTube Time Machine

Hot tubs aren’t the only things that can double as time machines.  Your computer can, too, with a bit of help.  YouTube Time Machine is a website that allows you to pick a year, and watch video content from that year.

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FREE: Stream Music and Movies from Computer to iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch – and Access Files Too – with ZumoCast

If you want an easy way to stream media from your home computer to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad, and want it to be free, you’re going to want to check out ZumoCast. It appeared in the app store on September 8th, and it has been awesome ever since!

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Some Good, Some Bad in FCC Ruling that Allows Hollywood to Mess With Your Gear

We don’t often cover news stories here at 40Tech, but this one bears mentioning. A recent FCC decision now allows the movie industry to disable analog outputs on your equipment in certain situations. Say what? Yes, you heard that right- in some cases, a content provider can reach in and mess with your gear. What is the practical effect of this? It really has three ramifications, two of which are bad.

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A Tech Morning Show – Coming Soon

What’s your morning entertainment routine? Do you listen to the radio, or watch television in the a.m? If you’re disappointed by the offerings, have you ever wished for a a morning show that focused on tech and social media? If so, you just might get your wish.

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2 Ways to Get TV on Your iPhone – Slingplayer vs. OrbLive

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could use your iPhone to watch the same television stations that you watch on your television at home?  Wonder no more, for television on your iPhone is a reality, with the right setup.  Today we’re going to look at two methods for getting all of your television stations on your iPhone – Slingplayer and OrbLive.  The first method, Slingplayer, works anywhere that you have a data connection (3G or via WiFi), while OrbLive only works via WiFi but also works over 3G and WiFi and can be cheaper.  (Updated […]

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20 Things I Learned from Lifehacker (this week…)

It never ceases to amaze me what you can learn online. From the interesting psychology reflected by the average user to the most basic of instructions for the tiniest task that may simply have eluded you, the worldwide web is that bit of tech that just keeps on giving. There are several places you can go on the web to get to the heart of it all (for you) and learn useful things (how-to’s, the best software — or cupcake — for your money, how to get things done that need doing and do it on the cheap, etc.), not […]

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Redux: An Awesome Way to Waste Time

  Recently, I was lucky enough to get an invitation to the beta of real-time video-sharing service, Redux. So far, the experience has been awesome! Redux has provided me with an easy way to discover and share video from all over the web. By connecting me with multiple users and groups sharing all manner of interesting things (from funny, to serious, to music, to downright strange), I can watch video from YouTube, MetaCafe, Funny or Die, College Humor, Hulu (if I were in the US…), Viddler, and more (see image for full list). Other services are supported as well, […]

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