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Pandora now serving over 10,000 comedy clips

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Internet, Music,

Pandora comedyToday Pandora is expanding from Simon & Garfunkel to Seinfeld and George Carlin. The Internet radio service is adding 10,000 comedy clips from over 700 comedians to its existing music library.

A host of big names have already taken the stage, including: Bill Cosby, Bob Newhart, Cheech & Chong, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy, George Carlin, Jerry Seinfeld, Joan Rivers, Richard Pryor, Mitch Hedberg.

"Adding comedians to the mix has been one of the top requests from our listeners," Pandora founder Tim Westergren wrote in a blog post. "We've taken the same approach to comedy as we have to music: carefully and deliberately analyzing comedic 'bits' across a very large number of attributes to capture the style, delivery and content of each performance."

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Pioneer brings Twitter, Facebook, Pandora integration to your car

pioneer in-car social networking

As part of their CES presentation, Pioneer, a company used to making audio and electronic equipment for cars, announced their plans to integrate Twitter, Facebook and Pandora deeper into their devices. This will lead to your dashboard being connected directly to your social feeds. Pioneer says that it believes smartphones don't do the job because of their small screens, plus the fact that they require a driver's full attention. The new devices from Pioneer will read tweets and status updates directly to the user. The company will bring 9 different models in 2011 starting at $150.

Read More | Mashable

Google’s Taking Over TV, Too

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: HBO, Internet, News,

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It’s official: Google is in charge of the modern world. The Internet giant recently signed a deal which brings together HBO, Netflix, Pandora and the NBA under a new banner: Google TV.

It’s all part of Google’s multimillion-channel TV system, which will launch in the fall. The system runs on Google’s Android OS, making it possible for Web viewers to watch content on their television sets. And next fall, Google’s going to present Google Mind, which allows users to plug their brains directly into their computer systems. (We’re just kidding about that last bit … or, are we?)

NBC Universal, Time Warner and Twitter will also be involved, offering apps which will allow users to access content from their TVs. alone plans to offer 600-plus hours of programming (which just about covers the first two seasons of The Sopranos), and the NBA has created an app which will keep viewers updated on games and scores in real time. Google is hinting that even more news will unfold in the next few weeks.

Read More | CNN

Pandora arrives on TiVo Premiere

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Home Entertainment, Internet, Music,

TiVo Pandora

When the launched, the company made it known that with the new Flash architecture, that it would be much easier to add new apps to the TiVo interface since it was more modular. Well, it took them long enough, but the first real new app feature has arrived in Pandora. You can now log in to your Pandora account and start streaming your favorite channels right from your TiVo. It may take a connection or two to the TiVo service before the feature shows up, but TiVo is saying it’s available now.

Read More | TiVo Blog

Pandora updated for iOS 4 backgrounding

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Music, App Updates, Free Apps,

Pandora iOS 4

Apple’s is set to launch publicly today, and many app developers have been hard at work updating their apps to support the new iOS 4 functions. Today, one of the most popular apps that exists, Pandora, has been updated to allow for backgrounding on iOS 4. What does that mean exactly? Well, now you can fire up Pandora, pick a station, and the music will keep playing, even if you leave the app (similar to iPod.) A double-tap of the home button, and a swipe to the left, will give you widget controls to let you control the music without even going back into the Pandora app. You can get the update now, or if you don’t have it yet, you can download Pandora for free.

[Thanks, Jason!]

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Bleeding Edge TV 335: Sonos S5 at IWSIV Blogger Party

We are big fans of , and were glad to see them as a sponsor of the It Won’t Stay in Vegas blogger party at CES 2010. We stopped by their setup to chat with them about Sonos, and their latest releases, the Sonos S5 and their new CR200 Controller 200. Check the video out if you are interested in an all-in-one music device that can pull content from just about anywhere.

A big thank you to Bing for sponsoring Gear Live’s CES 2010 coverage.


Watch the New Full-Length Avatar Trailer


How would you like to see your Avatar? If you’d choose a trailer with very little talk and a focus on the fantasy, please refer to the teaser version released in August. If you’d prefer yours laced with more drama, humans and expository info, than this version might be up your alley.

Although IMAX tickets for the James Cameron film went on sale two months ago, the movie has been overshadowed lately by talk of vampires, Michael Jackson and paranormal activity. This latest clip could get us talking about Pandora and humanoid creatures called the Na’vi again.

- starring Sam Worthington, Sigourney Weaver, Zoe Saldana Michelle Rodriguez and Giovanni Ribisi - opens December 18.

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 wireless music system, $399

is looking to market to the and crowd with their new ZonePlayer S5 wireless music system. If you’re familiar with Sonos, you know that the price of entry has always been a bit high historically. The ZonePlayer S5 brings that price down to about $400. You plug it in to a router, and you are good to go with the ability to play your entire music library, as well as music from services like Rhapsody, Napster, Last.fm, and others, by using your iPhone as the remote control.

The price rises if you don’t have an Ethernet port handy for the S5, as you would then also need to buy a ZoneBridge, which allows you to connect the ZonePlayer S5 (as well as any other ZonePlayers you have) to your network wirelessly. We definitely think this is a positive step in the right direction for Sonos. By adding an all-on-one ZonePlayer/speaker to their line-up at this much lower price point, they’ve made it enticing to check them out to see what all the fuss is about. We’d pick up a ZonePlayer S5 over a Bose Sounddock any day of the week.

Read More | Sonos ZonePlayer S5 Demo

First Look: Teaser Trailer for Jim Cameron’s Avatar


“This is great.” Those are the only three words spoken in this clip for the upcoming release of Avatar. And based on the scenes in this brief trailer, it probably will be.

‘s 3D sci-fi actioner - his first dramatic feature since Titanic - transports us to “Pandora,” where humans are encroaching on land occupied by the Na’vi, a humanoid race. Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation) plays a paralyzed marine who enters the lush rainforest with help from the Avatar program.

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Bleeding Edge TV 313: Sonos Controller 200 CR200

Tom Cullen of stopped by to give us a first-hand look at the new Sonos Controller 200 remote control. A marked improvement over the original Sonos Controller 100, the CR200 is a full touchscreen device that allows you to interact with music from a vast amount of sources and services, both on your network and from the Internet, with relative ease. We give you a look at how it all comes together in this episode.


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