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…YouTube is moving to 1080p HD?

Recently YouTube announced that they would be supporting 1080p HD playback on all of their videos, and a music video that featured The Muppets singing Bohemian Rhapsody was one of the first to showcase this new ability:

While it’s exciting to see what a bunch of puppets look like in a higher quality high definition (YouTube has provided 720p HD for a while) it’s the implication of this announcement that really has me excited: streaming 1080p HD television.

Now I’m sure there are plenty of YouTubers out there who would like to think that this change was made for them, but it’s going to cost YouTube a fortune to stream all that extra data (even with the help of Google’s massive server farms) which means they’ll need to be monetizing their content more then ever before. And while Jonny’s birthday and Jane’s recital will surely look better to the grandparents in 1080p HD, it’s the TV networks and the movie studios that will be willing to shell out the big bucks to get their content in front of the millions of YouTube users. Thus, don’t be surprised to see YouTube make a big announcement in the near future of a premium subscription service that takes on the likes of Hulu and Netflix with streaming TV shows and movies in the highest of high definition. (There are already a few older and straight to DVD movies on YouTube, but 1080p should open the door to newer and better content.)

Heck, maybe we’ll even get lucky and Google will announce a 1080p compatible, YouTube enabled set-top box that brings all that new content right into your living room. (And to show Apple what their Apple TV should have been from the very beginning…)

…iPhone Apps = Apple Games?

iPhone Doom

Food for thought: Despite the fervor surrounding Apple’s announcement today, and the thousands of rumors that have surfaced as a result, the biggest change to the iPhone is going to be an already announced feature: Apps.

Many of these apps are going to be games, and so far, it looks like many of the major game manufactures are on-board and developing for the new platform, which got me thinking; could these partnerships develop into full gaming support for Apple’s full-sized computers as well?

Gaming has long been a missing aspect of the Mac experience, but a few key converts could change all that, meaning the iPhone Apps could be a door for Apple to use to enter the lucrative gaming market that it needs if it’s going to continue its growth and market share acquisition.

Makes you wonder…

[Apple – iPhone]

…Mimoco drives are getting bigger?


If you’re a flash drive fan, but Mimoco’s size limitation has prevented you from picking up one of their fantastic Mimobots, then get excited, because Mimoco has just announced the availability of their new line of 8GB drives.

Each Mimobot design currently available will now be offered in this new, larger size (up from a previous best of 4GB) and still carries the same great Mimoco content, just in a new, larger package with more room for your stuff.


[Via: Mimoco News]

…The Facebook Page is growing?


Last week I announced the launch of the DidntYouHear.com Facebook Page, and since then, 25 people have already signed up to be fans, which is fantastic, so a big thanks to everyone who joined!

I also announced that I would be picking out one fan at random and giving them a $10 Amazon Gift Card, so thanks to the magic of Excel’s =rand() function, Alice Chang has been selected. Congratulations!

If you haven’t already done so, then check out the Facebook Page and click “Become a Fan”. I’ll be doing exclusive content and contests there just for the Facebook Fans, as well as adding games and more to interact with on the page, so it should be fun.

See you there!

[Facebok – DidntYouHear.com]

…Apple announced the new Mac Pro?

Mac Pro

Conspicuously pre-MacWorld, Apple today announced the release of the new Mac Pro, nicknamed the Tower of 8-Core Power.

Features include a new standard of 8-Cores of processing power (using Intel’s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2 GHz), and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor, making this the fastest Mac yet.

Basic Configuration:

  • Two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses
  • 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
  • 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm
  • 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Two PCI Express 2.0 slots and two PCI Express slots
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.

However, this announcement is conspicuous because it comes a week before MacWorld, where many had expected Apple to announce the update to their Mac Pro line. Does this mean Apple has a big announcement planned that would dwarf the announcement of an updated Mac Pro?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.