Saturday, April 3, 2010

On Tech News

This week everyone's pretty excited for the iPad debut, which is now completely overshadowing earlier news that the iPhone can this year expect major updates in both hardware and software, including a likely release (of a possibly lesser model) to CDMA networks like Verizon.

Yet once again I already know what I'm excited about. The iPad can suck it. I don't need one.

What I am going to need is some of the apps that develop for it over the next couple years. First up? The new Netflix app which supposedly will be available for iPhone and iPod Touch shortly.

Why? Because when it comes out everyone will suddenly have access to free streaming movies over WiFi networks, and that means that within another year they'll have access to free streaming movies over 3G and 4G networks, and that means cloud computing will take over video entertainment forever. When iPhones can stream any TV or film instantly, that's game over for a lot of people, but it's also an awesome step into a future that's trying desperately to make up for the fact that it didn't get us jet packs. Remember that scene in Family Guy's "Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story" where some guy gets Mork and Mindy beamed straight into his head? Yeah, it'll be like that.

What I find hilarious is that you get the app for free and your own Netflix account for like $8 a month. So worth it. And yet I still just stole Dean's loggin ID and password so I can watch things for free.

Ironically, he stole that password from the account he bought his girlfriend for Christmas last year. What I'm saying is, eventually we're all just going to steal someone else's Netflix account.

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