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Holy Smoke Monster, The "Lost" Ending Is Near & Going To Be Simulcast

Being lost on a desert island is not a new premise for a TV series. If you can remember back far enough, the theme song  of the 1964 classic TV show talked about a 'fearless crew' and 'ship that was lost' and coming ashore an 'uncharted desert isle.'

Mad Scientists Get Molecular With TV's 'Future Food'

Sometimes called "Molecular Gastronomy," "Post Modern Cuisine" or "Culinology", proponents of this type of meal preparation deconstruct food and put it back together -- or masterfully transform never-considered-edible product found in nature into haute cuisine fare.

NBC & Flip.to Turn Fans Into Social Media Brand Advocates

What better way to spread the word about a brand or TV show then with the help of loyal fans? TV networks, Hotels, Airlines and Restaurants are finding new ways to improve CRM with loyalty campaigns and social media programs that convert TV fans, hotel guests, airline passengers, restaurant patrons and followers into brand advocates.   

Viewsonic's New Monitor Response Time Approaches Zero Milliseconds – Physicists Everywhere Concerned

On May 6th, 2010, Viewsonic, the oddly-named visual device manufacturer, announced the release of its new monitor, the VX2739wm. Although its name couldn't be more cryptic – something like "The Cheetah" would have been easier to remember – it boasts a 1ms response time. For gamers and geeks alike, that's a very good thing.

YouTube's Got Talent Is A First For AGT Auditions

Ever Since Susan Boyle became an international break-out star, and Justin Bieber ignited a full blown career as a result of his videos going viral, YouTube's capacity to create overnight sensations has become a proven fact. Today it was announced, NBC and the producers of "America's Got Talent" are partnering with YouTube to put the show's audition process online.

Amazing Race Finalists Visit Virtual Worlds & Darth Vader In Finale

On the Amazing Race's 16th Season Finale scheduled to air May 9th (8:00PM-9:00PM ET), the last three teams travel from Shanghai to San Francisco in hopes of winning the million-dollar prize. They've circumnavigated the globe and now they're heading home.

Facebook & McDonald's App Tests Foursquare-like Location-based Social Networking

Location-based service networks have been nervously anticipating Facebook moving into their space in 2010, but when nothing was announced regarding geolocation technology at the company's F8 Developers Conference last month, many thought it was a back-burner issue. Not the case. With over 400 million users compared to Foursquare's one million, this David and Goliath scenario could prove to be the LBS death knell.

Google TV App Developers Want To See Skin In The Game

Today, when launching a new technological product or advancement, to scale quickly and gain major traction, social networks, tech companies and search firms recruit the assistance of third party application developers. Similar approaches have been successfully undertaken by Facebook and Twitter. It appears Google TV will also be venturing into these waters as they shift the development of Google TV into high gear.

While Facebook Conquers The Web, Foursquare Targets TV

While Facebook seeks to own the Web and the advertising that is attached - with the launch of its most recent Open Graph, Foursquare is pursuing partnership deals with a more traditional medium. The hottest location-based social network having only reached its one million 'user' milestone has already locked up TV ad and publicity deals with HBO, Bravo, the History Channel and VH1.

Digital Sports Streaming Expands on Roku, Boxee and PlayStation 3

Sports fans are being treated to an increasing amount of content available on the Web and via digital streaming. Roku and Boxee both announced new sports services this week.

Hello Kitty Portable TV Brings Branding To The Small Screen

The Hello Kitty portable TV combines effective digital technology with a thoughtful,  ergonomic design. Quite impressive for a TV that looks like a cartoon cat's head.

Use Magic to Control Your TV

I love items that mess with kid's heads.  In this case we have the Kymera Magic Wand Remote Control.  Take that Harry Potter!

Sharp Announces 3D / 2D Switchable Touchscreen LCD Screens

3D technology continues its march into all aspects of entertainment technology: first movies, then TV, now smartphones thanks to Sharp's breakthrough 3D / 2D switchable touchscreen LCD screens.

iPad is Deus Ex Machina in ABC's 'Modern Family'

With all the analogies of Steve Job's to God and Moses (see "Steve Jobs & The Ten Commandments,") it was no surprise to me that the iPad product placement would pop up on TV -  sort of like the Deus Ex Machina device originated by Aristostle in early Greek theater. 

Fox Mobile's Bitbop - First To Add Mobile TV To Smartphones

Would you pay $9.99 a month to get TV on your smartphone? That's the new offering that the Fox Mobile Group is betting on. Introduced as a new wireless video subscription, the service will provide users with premium video content that includes downloadable movies and streaming content.

Dead Man's Body Parts Walking: How Much Is Your Dead Body Worth?

When veteran broadcaster Alistair Cooke died in 2004 few suspected that he was yet to uncover his greatest news story, postmortem. What happened to his body as it lay in a funeral home would reveal a story of modern day grave robbery that was stranger than fiction. As macabre as it might sound, dead body parts is big business and has opened up a grisly black market that gives a whole new meaning to "better off dead than alive."

Google TV & 3rd Party Developers Anticipate The Web/TV Meld

As ubiquitous as Google is, it's no surprise it will soon become one of the pioneers in melding TV with the Web. So much so, in the next couple of months it will actually provide 3rd party developers and outside software engineers with a toolkit to help develop what Google TV will eventually look like.

Conan O'Brien & Team Coco 'Tweets For Seats'

What does an ex-late night talk show host do after Jay Leno kicks him to the curb. In the case of Conan O'Brien, he picks himself up, dusts himself off and hits the tweets running.

Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard Looks Like A Remote, Functions Like A Keyboard

A functional yet sleek form factor for the HTPC remote, the Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard offers a quality alternative.

Movie Buffs Will Have A Blast With This Movie Stills Collection

Sometimes, it only takes an image to bring back good memories.