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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:Riddle me this -- what do you get when you cross the cost savings of a peer-to-peer network with the stability, reliability, and security of a traditional CDN (Content Delivery Network)? The answer, if one Se...

November 17th 2006 at 6:40pm 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:Whenever the subject of Microsoft's WMV codec comes up, I can't help but break out into my best Jerry McGuire impersonation. "Help me help you," I beg. "Help me help you." Yet, despite my ability to do a spot...

November 2nd 2006 at 9:08pm 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:These past few weeks I did the unthinkable -- I traveled through Europe without a laptop. Oh sure, to those Luddite readers among us (all two of you), this might not sound like an impressive feat. However, to...

October 20th 2006 at 11:29pm 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:There is something that I've never really understood when it comes to the digital entertainment debate. That is: where do people get their sense of entitlement with regard to content? Don't get me wrong -- I...

September 22nd 2006 at 11:57am 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology: Every now and again an advertisement is so perfect that one must draw attention to it. Sometimes it's the humor that sits up and demands to be seen. Sometimes it's the spot-on commentary. Sometimes it's the...

September 7th 2006 at 6:43pm 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology: There is nothing quite like a format war to get keyboards a'clacking... and why not? We, the media, love a format war. Oh sure -- it screws the consumer: two perfectly good technologies rot away on shelves...

August 20th 2006 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:Upon learning of Microsoft's rumored iPod competitor, the Zune, iPod fanatics could be heard around the globe: "It's just an iPod rip-off." "Can't the boys in Redmond do anything without copying the mighty Jo...

July 20th 2006 at 11:35pm 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:It's official; the video blogging world is coming into its own. The harbinger to this digital coming of age? Well it might just be the explosion of everybody's favorite rocket, Rocketboom. After all -- a medi...

July 6th 2006 at 9:18pm 0 Comments
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Engadget's weekly column, The Clicker, ran a topic that might be of interest to most of you. They have taken some of the pain out of shopping for a new HDTV. They have five very good HDTVs and provided a good explanation of why they are special and what makes them better then others. Plus, to make i...

June 9th 2006 at 12:24pm 0 Comments
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Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:Congratulations!  You've taken the first step; you've decided to buy a new television.  The problem, as you quickly discovered, is that the world of televisions is a crowded place.  Determining...

June 8th 2006 at 11:21pm 0 Comments
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Every week Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:In last week's The Clicker we suggested adding advertising to YouTube's streams in an effort to help alleviate what could soon become the crushing burden of their success. In this, the final insta...

May 25th 2006 at 6:39pm 0 Comments
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Every week Stephen Speicher contributes The Clicker, an opinion column on entertainment and technology:Recently we talked about the upstart sensation, YouTube. As a social phenomenon and a growing entity, YouTube's rise to glory has been nothing short of meteoric. In just one year YouTube has taken...

May 18th 2006 at 7:47pm 0 Comments