Watch Facebook Event Announcements Live Online

will be announcing something big today and I made some predictions on what they could be announcing yesterday. If you are eager to find out what they are going to announce, you can catch the announcement through a live webcasting on Facebook.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be making some big announcements today and it could either be deeper integration with Skype, Facebook Phone or Facebook Email. He could just skip all these and announce something new altogether.

Interested to see what they are going to announced? Well, you can catch up all the live action from the event at the Facebook Live Stream at 10:30AM Pacific Time (1:30 PM Eastern) today at http://apps.facebook.com/facebooklive/ or catch it live in the video embedded below.

Boxee Box Home Entertainment System – Available for Pre-Order

boxee-logoBoxee is a social media service that started out as freeware for creating HTPCs (Home Theater PCs) that can run on Windows, Mac and Linux. They’ve partnered up with the famous D-Link company, which is better known for manufacturing routers, to create the Boxee Box.

The Boxee Box is a basically a small computer (set top box) that joins your TV to your internet connection. It allows you to play media files from your home network or tons of content off the internet. You’ll find thousands of popular TV shows, movies and music in addition to many of the popular sites such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Pandora.

Here’s what the Boxee site says about this new product.

    • Play what you normally watch on your computer   (whether it is on the Internet or your home network) on your TV
    • Tailor the Internet experience to a huge flat screen
    • Do it in full HD, 1080p with 5.1 surround whenever possible
    • Share the stuff you watch with your friends and see what they are watching
    • Use a simple remote rather than a keyboard and mouse

What’s it look like? What’s in it?

It looks odd to me. Here’s a peek at it.

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It comes with a unique RF remote controller that has navigation buttons on one side, and a qwerty keypad on the other side.

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They promise that the Boxee Box is easy to set up. In general, you plug it into the outlet, connect it to your TV, then Boxee pops in to tell you how to connect to the internet via your home network. If you have a previous Boxee account, it will import all of your settings and services.

Here’s what the some of the screens look like.

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I was not able to find out what operating system that they use in the box, but it runs on the the Intel CE4100 system-on-a-chip, which is a new Atom style processor. Here are the system specs quoted at Amazon.

• Dimensions (LxWxH): 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 4.6″

• Language Support: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

• Network Protocol Support: IPV4, ARP, TCP, UDP, ICMP, DHCP Client, DNS Client, DDNS Client, HTTP Server, Samba Client, RTP/RTMP, VPN: PPTP, DLNA 1.5 (DMP)

• Wireless: 802.11n/g/b

• Ports: HDMI 1.3, 10/100 Fast Ethernet, 2x USB 2.0, Optical Audio (S/PDIF), Analog Audio (RCA L/R)

• Memory Card Support: SD, SDHC up to 32GB, MMC

• Audio Formats: MP3, WAV/PCM/LPCM, WMA, AIF/AIFF, AC3/AAC, OGG, FLAC, DTS, Dolby Digital/Dolby True HD

• Video Formats: Adobe Flash 10.1, FLV/On2 VP6 (FLV/FV4/M4V), H.264 AVC (TS/AVI/MKV/MOV/M2TS/MP4), VC-1 (TS/AVI/MKV/WMV), MPEG-1 (DAT/MPG/MPEG), MPEG-2 (MPG/MPEG/VOB/TS/TP/ISO/IFO), MPEG-4 (MP4/AVI/MOV), DivX 3/4/5/6 (AVI/MKV), Xvid (AVI/MKV), WMV9 (WMV/ASF/DVR-MS)

• Image Formats: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF

• Playlist Formats: M3U, PLS, WPL

• Subtitle Formats: SRT, SUB, SSA, SMI, ASS

• Supported Resolutions: H.264: 1080p at 30 fps, 1080i at 60 fps; WMV9/VC-1: 1080p at 30 fps, 1080i at 60 fps; MPEG4: 1080p at 30 fps, 1080i at 60 fps; MPEG2: 1080p at 30 fps, 1080i at 60 fps

• Two-Sided RF Remote: with 4-way navigation and full QWERTY keypad

Where to get it?

The Boxee Box is available as a pre-order for $199.00, exclusively at Amazon (in the US) and Best Buy / Future Shop (in Canada). The units are scheduled to start shipping in November and the cost will increase to around $230.

You can download the Windows, Mac and Linux software here.

Conclusion

I have a feeling that the Boxee Box will do well, but they have some stiff competition coming from Google TV, Apple TV and even Microsoft. I think they’d do much better at a price point closer to $100.

A Web Browser for Your TV – Kylo

[Windows and Mac] I have hooked up my computers to the TV occasionally. It’s pretty cool, but for me, it’s not very handy. My couch is too far from the screen and I can’t read most of the text while surfing. A new web browser called Kylo, promises to solve that problem. The Kylo browser is based on Mozilla code, so it’s using the same engine that Firefox uses. Here’s what the web site says about their browser:

Sit back and get ready for big-screen browsing. Kylo brings your TV and computer together to create the ultimate content experience. Enjoy your favorite online shows, videos, music, games and news. Take your HDTV anywhere on the web.

I tried Kylo briefly last week. At first I was pretty amazed at how well it worked. Here you can see the Kylo home page. (click to expand pictures)

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Next, I visited Youtube. It works very nicely in full screen mode most of the time. Occasionally the video would freeze, but going back to normal screen usually resumed the video.

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Below, you can see the on-screen keyboard that pops up whenever you click into a text entry box.

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In the next two screens, I was watching a soccer match. It was almost like watching it on regular TV.

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Rather than go into too much detail, I’ll show you a video on how Kylo works.

Click here if you can’t see the embedded video.

Download the Kylo TV Browser

Techie Buzz Verdict:

As I mentioned above, full screen video would occasionally freeze up. Other than that, I was pretty pleased with the way Kylo works. If you want to surf on your big screen, Kylo may be a good solution for you.

Techie Buzz Rating: 3/5 (Good)


Watch Microsoft E3 2010 Keynote Online

The biggest gaming expo, also known as Electronics Entertainment Expo or E3 is about to kick-off. The first keynote would be done by Microsoft and will possibly see Microsoft Kinect and other Xbox goodies in action.

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Most of the major events of E3 2010 will be held on June 14 and June 15th with most of the big demos slated to for Tuesday (Check E3 2010 Schedule and Expectations). The E3 keynotes and demos will be streamed live online and you can watch it at several places.

If you are looking to watch the Microsoft E3 keynote, you can watch the Microsoft keynote live at Xbox.com by clicking on this link. You can also catch up the E3 2010 coverage on by visiting this link. In addition to that, you can also watch other E3 keynotes and demos online too at the official sites of the broadcasters.

If you are looking to watch the other keynotes and demos check out hoe to watch E3 2010 online.

Watch WWDC 2010 Live Online, WWDC 2010 Audio Video Streams

Watch the Apple WWDC 2010 Event Online along with the WWDC 2010 Keynotes Online.

All right folks, the biggest day in the Apple world is about to be kicked off today at and there is no doubt that there will be lot of frenzy around the event which will be attended by over 5000 developers from across the world.

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WWDC is usually a big event for Apple and there are usually big announcement during the event. With Steve Jobs kicking off the first keynote of the event on June 7 at 11AM PT you can expect some really exciting announcements.

Our predictions for WWDC 2010 includes a next generation in the for of along with the release of iPhone OS 4.0 and updates to Max OS X. Rest aside, millions of people will tune into the event online, if you are looking to get live updates and audio and video streams for the WWDC 2010 event, you can check out the links below.

Mac Rumors has a live page for streaming the events which you can visit at Mac Rumors Live. You can also catch up the action live at Engadget Live in addition to live updates from Gdgt at http://live.gdgt.com/. Mac Observer also has a live blog where they will post updates on the event, you can visit it here. You can also follow the action live on by following @macrumorslive.

The event is yet to kick off, so we will add new videos and links as soon as they become available. If you have any live streams to share, share it with us using the comments form below.

Update: Live Streaming video is available at Ustream, click here for video updates of WWDC 2010.

Update: Audio stream for WWDC 2010 is available at http://live.twit.tv/

Watch Steve Jobs Keynote WWDC 2010 Online

Steve Jobs will be presenting the opening keynote at on June 7, 2010. To add to that, there are some fresh rumors which say that Steve Jobs and Steve Ballmer may be on stage together during the Jobs keynote.

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This rumor in itself will send the excitement of people to a higher level. WWDC 2010 is a key Apple event for Apple developers who develop products for Mac OS X, and the .

Over 5000 developers will be part of WWDC 2010, and the Steve Jobs keynote will be the most tuned in on by the developers at Moscone West Center in San Francisco and tech enthusiast around the world.

The Steve Jobs keynote will be opening keynote for the June 7th – June 11th WWDC 2010 conference. The conference will be available online during that period.

If you are looking to watch the Steve Jobs Keynote at WWDC 2010 Online, stay tuned while we add the links. Links to the live Steve Jobs keynote will be added on or before June 7th, 2010.

Update: Mac Rumors has a live page for streaming the events which you can visit at Mac Rumors Live. You can also catch up the action live at Engadget Live in addition to live updates from Gdgt at http://live.gdgt.com/. Mac Observer also has a live blog where they will post updates on the event, you can visit it here. You can also follow the action live on by following @macrumorslive.

We will also be live blogging the event, so stay tuned for updates at our live blogging page at http://techie-buzz.com/live.

Update: Live Streaming video is available at Ustream, click  here for video updates of WWDC 2010.

Watch Apple WWDC 2010 Online Live | WWDC 2010 Keynotes Online

Watch the Apple WWDC 2010 Event Online along with the WWDC 2010 Keynotes Online.

Apple’s biggest developer conference called Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2010 will be held between June 7th to June 11th at the Moscone West Center in San Francisco.

WWDC 2010 Online

WWDC is an event a premier technical conference for developers innovating with Apple technologies. Over 1,000 Apple engineers will be at Moscone West to present advanced coding and development techniques that will show you how to enhance the capabilities of your applications with the revolutionary technologies in iPhone OS and Mac OS X.

Developers will learn technologies to create apps for the MAC OS X, and at this event. However, there are also several keynotes from key personalities where huge announcements are made.

At this years WWDC 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs will open the conference with a keynote. This in itself makes the conference more interesting, however, there will be lot of more keynotes and announcements which is bound to take the tech world by storm.

Over 5000 developers will be part of the event, however, if you are not going to be part of the event, we will be covering the event live. There will be several other resources where you can watch the Apple WWDC 2010 event online live.

Links to the event will posted before the event starts, so bookmark this page or subscribe to our RSS feeds to learn more about the event and ways to watch the WWDC 2010 event live online.

Update: Mac Rumors has a live page for streaming the events which you can visit at Mac Rumors Live. You can also catch up the action live at Engadget Live in addition to live updates from Gdgt at http://live.gdgt.com/. Mac Observer also has a live blog where they will post updates on the event, you can visit it here. You can also follow the action live on by following @macrumorslive.

We will also be live blogging the event, so stay tuned for updates at our live blogging page at http://techie-buzz.com/live.

Update: Live Streaming video is available at Ustream, click  here for video updates of WWDC 2010.

Watch iPhone OS 4.0 Apple Event Online And Live Blogging on April 8th

The iPhone OS 4.0 Apple event is going to be held at the Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. The event is scheduled to start from 10:00AM PT (-8 UTC) on April 8th 2010. Though we don’t have an invitation for the event, we will be covering the event live here at Techie Buzz.

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Readers can get the live coverage of the Apple event from the following sites:

  • Engadget Live
  • GDGT Live
  • Boy Genius Report

Techie Buzz will also be covering the event live, so visit us to keep tabs on all the latest happenings from the Apple iPhone OS 4.0 Event. The expectations are, as usual, high from an Apple Event. We would definitely like to see a newer version of the iPhone OS being launched with multi-tasking support.

In addition to that, Apple might also release a newer version of the , which could either be the iPhone 4G or iPhone HD, however, nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

We will update this post with videos and live streaming links for the iPhone OS 4.0 event as soon as they become available.

UpdateHere is a live streaming link of the event.

Watch NCAA March Madness Online 2010

It’s the March Madness people! College basketball at its best[est!] as 65 teams compete for glory between March and April. The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Men’s Division I Basketball Championship is the game that gets people excited and humming, as they root for their favorite team and boo those they have beef against. The single-elimination tournament is being held between the 14th of March and the 5th of April this year and will feature a surprising number of online services that will support the main event.

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Created in 1939 by Kansas coach Phog Allen, this event has become one of the widely watched regional games in the USA. The Big Dance, as it is also called, has attracted a wide amount of attention from the nation as people root for their school and watch it proudly as they lift the NCAA trophy. With cartloads of revenue for the bigger matches the Sweet Sixteen, Elite Eight and Final Four, the people running television channels have also expanded to include online services for fans who do not want to miss a match.

Thus, CBS Sports has decided to provide free live streaming of all the matches from Selection Sunday on the 14th of March to the finals on the 5th. CBS Sports has a dedicated page for the championship with schedules and even a High Quality streaming service (which requires Microsoft’s Silverlight). They even have an iPhone app to watch the games online on your phone.

That’s right you can watch the entire March Madness online on your iPhone. The link opens up an iTunes window so that you can easily install the application on your iPhone. Pretty neat!

Do tell us which team you are rooting for in the comments!

Watch MIX10 2010 Online, Microsoft MIX Keynote

MIX 2010 will go live in the next few hours, here is how you can watch MIX10 or MIX 2010 Online and enjoy all the keynotes from Microsoft.

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MIX10 is a 3 day conference for web designers and developers who build innovative websites and will be held between March 15th and March 17th. The event is built up of keynotes and sessions for web enthusiasts.

However, the biggest keynote of the event is from Microsoft, who will most likely unveil Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) this year. IE9 is definitely big for Microsoft, even with Internet Explorer having the largest browser market share.

IE has been steadily losing the browser market share to more innovative browsers, including Firefox, and more recently . So if Microsoft does not deliver with IE9, we can definitely assume that they will see a big downslide in the browser market share.

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of IE9, considering that IE8 left a lot to the imagination. Cut back to the topic, if you are as eager as me to catch up on MIX10, you can watch the live coverage of the entire conference online.

The Keynotes will be streamed live at VistiMix online, you watch watch it on Monday, March 15th and Tuesday, March 16th at 9AM PDT. Don’t miss this one if you are a designer or a web developer. Streaming Link: http://live.visitmix.com/