i have a very exciting opportunity coming up next month. it’s something that you have a chance to experience one way or another.
see the commercial here. looks fun!
the connectivity will be a huge plus for buyers, if the price point is good. my friend Stephen Hackett over at forkbombr links to some great info on the device and its data plans. incidentally, if it’s tech info you want, Stephen’s your guy. you can follow his @forkbombr twitter to be updated about new posts to his very informative blog. while i often post about tech stuff, i’m mainly interested in how it pertains to the filmmaking world, so let’s dive into that.
i was really stoked when hulu plus was announced. hulu was really the only video the iPad was missing for me, as everything else i watched had either created an app (e.g., ABC, Netflix) or become HTML5 compliant (e.g., YouTube, TED) as of day one. you can read hulu’s blog about hulu plus here. the free preview was impressive, looked great, synced your playback position between devices/desktop. but after a few weeks of heavy use, i’ve gotten frequently irritated with a few things about it. (updates below)
Apple unveiled its new iPod lineup today, and Steve’s “one more thing” was a long-awaited refresh of Apple TV. while quite a few people seem to be excited about this tiny, sleek new incarnation of Apple TV, personally, i think it’s kind of a dud, for a few reasons.