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What Lady Gaga taught me: Small shows are better shows

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Concerts / Tours, Editorials, Pop,

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Obviously has gained in popularity over the last 8 months or so, but even back when she was going to do the Fame Kills combo tour with Kanye West, she was seen as a legitimate draw…but then Kanye pulled out and she toured on her own, visiting smaller venues. This year she blew up, selling out arenas on her own. Having gone to both, I definitely prefer the smaller shows where everyone is up close and personal with the performer. Even more weird though, the staging and effects were twice as good at the smaller show, on the smaller stage, than they were at the larger dome show. Better effects, and an awesome 3D video backdrop (it’s hard to describe, but it was fantastic) definitely won out over what they put together for the bigger show. Go figure.

We’ve got two images from each event after the break - have a preference? Let us know in the comments.

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Bleeding Edge TV 365: iOS 4.2 for iPad preview walkthrough

Want an early peek at on the iPad? We’ve got it for you right here, bringing you a look at the long-awaited software update for the Apple tablet. We give you a look at folders (and how they’re different on the iPad compared to the iPhone,) multitasking, AirPlay, Game Center (and the iPad UI tweaks that accompany it,) and a few of the other subtle changes found in iOS 4.2 for the iPad. It’ll be released to the general public this November, but we’ve got the beta running on our unit to bring you the goodness today.


The shared anniversary of Playstation and Dreamcast

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Culture, SEGA, Sony,

September 9th marks the anniversaries of two systems that found their place nestled in the bosoms of video game culture in their own different ways. The PlayStation solidified itself as the first console to reach 100 million units sold (the PS2 has since surpassed this), while the Dreamcast remains a cult favorite among gamers. Both consoles helped to revolutionize the way that video games are played today, and we owe them a bit of gratitude on their American birthdays.

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Bleeding Edge TV 363: iOS 4.1 walkthrough

In this video we take a look at all the new features introduced with Apple’s latest update for iOS, iOS 4.1. We show you Game Center, which is their take on Xbox Live and social gaming, we show you how HDR photos work in the camera app, we give you a look at HD video uploads to YouTube and MobileMe, and a bunch of other tweaks and settings that you’ll find in iOS 4.1.


EXOGEAR Exolife iPhone 4 battery case review

Exogear Exolife iPhone 4 battery

Since the form factor was such a radical redesign from the iPhone 3GS, one annoyance was that cases fitted for the previous device simply don’t fit the new one. Makes sense, but for us that meant parting with our Juice Pack, which we’ve been rocking for a couple of years. The great thing about it is that it’s basically a case that doubles the power of your iPhone, and it’s indispensable when you are out on the road or traveling. Mophie’s been saying that an iPhone 4 case is coming soon, but they’ve been scant on details, and it looks like a company called EXOGEAR has beat them to the punch with the Exolife iPhone 4 Rechargeable Battery Case. We’ve been using it for a while, and have our thoughts for you after the jump.

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iPod nano redesign: Multitouch, tiny, $149 8GB, $179 16GB

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Portable Audio / Video,

iPod nano multitouch

In addition to all the other news coming out of Apple’s , the company announced a complete redesign of the . The click-wheel is gone, as is a lot of the display size, as Apple instead focused on making this thing more like an iPod shuffle with a multitouch display. The new nano is 46% smaller and 42% lighter than the previous model, and while it gains multitouch and what appears to be a modified version of iOS, it loses the video camera (of course, if you want an iPod with a video camera, the new iPod touch meets that need.) Apple says the battery on the nano will provide 24 continuous hours of audio playback, and the device is available in seven colors. You can get the 8GB model for $149, or the 16GB nano for $179. Pre-orders are live now, and they ship in a week.

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Apple announces new Apple TV with cheap content rentals, Netflix

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

Apple TV second generation

This morning Apple announced their new update to the platform at their . Since the launch of the Apple TV in 2006, Apple has always maintained that the device and platform were just a “hobby.” With today’s update at the the focus was on bringing Hollywood movies and TV shows to the device, offering everything in HD, and lowering prices on the content. The new device is 75% smaller, and there’s really not much more to say about the actual hardware. However, the changes that most would care about are on the software and service side of things. HD television show rentals are now just $0.99, which is $2 cheaper than they used to be. You can also rent high definition movies, on the day and date that they are available on DVD, for $4.99. If you’re a Netflix subscriber, you can use the Apple TV to access your Instant Queue as well.The device focuses on streaming rather than syncing, and will be available at the end of September, in about four weeks. You can pre-order one today for $99.

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iPod touch gets FaceTime, Retina Display, starts at $229

iPod touch 4th generation

At this morning’s event, Steve Jobs introduced the fourth generation . As expected, the iPod touch has been updated to pretty much match what we’ve seen with the . That means it has a Retina Display, as well as dual cameras. A

5 megapixel

camera on the back that takes images at 960x720, and a VGA camera on front—yup, that means that the new iPod touch is now FaceTime-compatible. The device is available in three sizes: 8GB for $229, 32GB for $299, and a 64GB model for $399. They’ll be available next week, but you can pre-order starting today.

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iOS 4.1 update brings HDR photos, HD video uploads, and plenty of bug fixes

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software,

iOS 4.1

Apple just announced this morning at their that they’re shipping iOS 4.1, which aims to fix a lot of bugs in the platform, while also bringing new features. Here’s a rundown:

  • Bug fixes: Proximity sensor, Bluetooth, iPhone 3G performance
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos
  • High definition video upload over Wi-Fi
  • TV Show rentals
  • Game Center

iOS 4.1 ships next week for iPhone and , and it will be free for both.


Epic 4G review

Samsung Epic 4G review

The is the second phone from to take advantage of their speedier 4G service, the original being the EVO 4G. The Epic 4G is part of Samsung’s Galaxy S line of Android smartphones, although visually it’s a departure from others like the Samsung Captivate, Fascinate, and Vibrant from other carriers. You do still get the TouchWiz 3.0 interface, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and the 4-inch Super AMOLED display. So what’s different, aside from the phone being able to access Sprint’s 4G network? Well, it’s a Galaxy S phone with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. So, is it worth your time—and more importantly—your money? We’ve got our full review for you, so click on through.

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