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Gear Live Podcast TiVo Series 3We got some quality hands-on time with the forthcoming TiVo Series 3, TiVo’s first HD-capable DVR. The Series 3 unit has some cool new features, including a single-color, two-line OLED LCD display on the front of the unit that shows you what’s being recorded on each tuner. We interviewed Bob Pony of TiVo (TiVoPony on the TiVo Community forums) about what we can expect in the Series 3, so be sure to check out the video interview as well.

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Voices: Andru Edwards, Chris Cardinal, Bob Pony of TiVo
Length: 13:36, 15.6 MB

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Yahoo! PodcastsYahoo! has just unleashed their Beta Podcast directory and service. This is another big move in the blogging/podcasting space. You can even sync podcasts with your digital audio player using the Yahoo! service, although this functionality has been in iTunes for months now. Nonetheless, check out the service - they even give you pointers on how to record your own show. Here is the Gear Live Podcast area on Yahoo!

Yahoo! Podcasts offers a comprehensive directory of series and individual shows from across the Web, complete with detailed search results, most popular and highest rated lists, and editorial picks. Our goal is to make it easy for Yahoo! users and your listeners to find and subscribe to your show and listen wherever and whenever they want.

Read More | Yahoo! Podcasts


iPod My Baby

Over at Venturus I was able to Interview Kevin Muoio, one of the brains behind iPod My Baby and iPod My Photo, in the latest podcast. If you are interested in finding out more about how they got to where they are, and what they have in store for future iPod clothing products, check it out.


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Gear Live PodcastWe are back on the podcast tip this week, expanding on some of the more popular topics we’ve have talked about over the past several days. In this edition:

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Voices: Edwin Soto, Sparky, Jesse Easley
Length: 30:06, 20.7 MB

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VloggingVideo Blogging, or Vlogging, is quietly gaining momentum in the weblog community. For those of you not in-the-know, Vlogging is basically taking the idea of podcasts to the next level. A video broadcast (yes, people also call them vodcasts) is placed into an RSS/Atom enclosure and syndicated around the web in the same way a regular blog works.
 
Apple has suspiciously added a form of video blogging support to its latest iTunes iteration. This is the first corporate endorsement of the fad/trend/media-revolution that I’ve seen so far. One of the biggest hurdles to the success of Vlogging has been the complexity and difficulty of taking video clips and getting them onto the web quickly. Traditional DV Cams require capturing, editing, encoding, and uploading before a finished video clip is online and ready for distribution.  Webcams offer some relief but usually produce low quality video in tiny onscreen windows. The mobile aspect of blogging and photoblogging is another stymie for the video blog . In the U.S. today very few mobile devices offer decent video recording with the ability to upload or publish content to the web.
 
The issue of bandwidth is also a key to the success of the video blog. Traditional and photo blogs require very little bandwidth, as text and basic images are small in size.  Video files are comparatively massive, especially when you consider syndicating these videos all over the web. The bandwidth costs associated with running a videoblog are potentially exponential compared to a text-only we. 
 
Can video blogging displace TV news reporting? Will America be tuning in to bedroom versions of 60 Minutes on their PCs while televisions begin to collect dust? Could Google Video solve Vlogging’s bandwidth woes? Comment wars in 3,2,1…


Gear Live PodcastAs techies who yearn for the newest, hottest, next big thing, we love to speculate about what’s to come. In this week’s podcast, we mostly focused on technology that is on the horizon:

Windows Vista

XBOX 360 QWERTY Controller
Miyamoto Revolution Controller
iPod video
Pretec 4MB SD
Russian Spammer Killed

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Voices: Edwin Soto, Sparky
Length: 32:52, 30.1 MB

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Gear Live PodcastYeah, last week we were not able to get a Gear Live Podcast - but that is because of the readers, not us! You guys took us down for a few days, causing us to have to migrate the site to stronger servers. I go it solo in this Podcast, giving you an idea of exactly what happened when Gear Live went down.

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Voices: Andru Edwards
Length: 10:17, 9.45 MB

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Gear Live Chris Pirillo ShowEven more audio love for Gear Live editors this week. A few days ago we let you know that Edwin was on the David Lawrence Show to discuss how Google Maps got him out of his traffic ticket fiasco. That same day, I was on The Chris Pirillo show where I also discussed Google Maps, along with the Tom Bihn Brain Cell, the Sony PSP, and a bunch of other tech and gadget stories. Read on for links to download the audio, of you can subscribe to The Chris Pirillo Show via iTunes.

Read More | Chris Pirillo Interviews Andru Edwards


Gear Live PodcastDue to the enclosure tag being messed up in the original post, resulting in subscribers receiving last week’s show instead of this weeks, we are reposting this to get this cleared up:

The Gear Live Editors are back to share the hottest stories of the past week on Gear Live. This week we cover:

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Voices: Andru Edwards, Edwin Soto, Sparky, Oscar Cantu
Length: 41:57, 19.3 MB

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Gear Live PodcastThe Gear Live Editors are back to share the hottest stories of the past week on Gear Live. This week we cover:

Click here to download the MP3, or you can just subscribe to the Gear Live Podcast feed. Conversely, you can now subscribe to us directly from iTunes.

Voices: Andru Edwards, Edwin Soto, Sparky, Oscar Cantu
Length: 41:57, 19.3 MB

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