For those who love technology, there is no better way to learn about what’s new to the marketplace than through programming that features the best that the tech world has to offer. But if your DVR is already full of the latest episodes of Tosh.0, Warehouse 13, and Eureka, then you might not have the wiggle room in your tight TV schedule to add Attack of the Showfrom G4 or Next World from the Discovery Channel. And you simply might not have the time in your own daily schedule to sit down and watch them. But with all of the amazing tech shows now available for download online, you can skim through the latest tech news at your leisure from absolutely anywhere (that has an Internet connection). Here are just a few that you may want to check out.
CNET Prizefight Online
This tech-centric show compares the latest and greatest in the arena of technological gadgets by pitting one against the other as if it were a prizefight. Whether you want to compare eReaders (Nook vs. Kindle), laptops (Samsung 9 Series vs. Apple MacBook Air), or even smartphones (iPhone vs. iPhone in a battle the pits Verizon against AT&T) you can do it in five rounds of competition that include the following categories: design, navigation and user interface, features and technology, performance, and value. And the winner is…YOU! With episodes running about five minutes in length, you can mainline your tech fix even on a bathroom break.
This weekly video podcast from Revision3 Network is great for anyone who loves their high-def technology. In just ten minutes a week, hosts Patrick Norton and Robert Heron can take you through the most recent tech headlines, apprise you of new HD options (complete with TV and media-player reviews as well as Blu-ray releases), and answer pertinent viewer questions. You’ll get info on gadgets, features, and pricing that you can take to the bank.
IGN Daily Fix
If your interest in technology tends towards the gaming side, then IGN’s online podcast (which airs daily during the week, as the name implies) may be just the ticket. Episodes are only two minutes in length, but they are packed with pertinent information for the gamer in search of a new game, upcoming events, or industry news (buyouts, trades, original IPs, etc.). And host Naomi Kyle isn’t too hard on the eyes, either.
This is another one from Revision3, and it also airs in 10-minute segments for users on the go. Whatever your smart phone of choice, this program will tell you what’s worth getting and what to avoid in the wide world of apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows mobile devices. The best part is that the show does the sifting for you. They review thousands of apps in order to tell you which are the best, which are the worst, and which can be substituted for those that are too expensive.
Circuits With David Pogue
Pogue is a tech columnist for the New York Times and he uses his early access to tech (for reviewing purposes) to feature the newest devices on the market in this weekly video blog (available on the New York Times website). Episodes run just a couple of minutes in length and feature your basic review of the product in question for the week (including hardware, software, apps, and more). Also incorporated are the columnist’s personal thoughts and some hokey humor thanks to the inclusion of guests.