GeekBeat.TV #80 | Lunar Eclipse, Samsung Galaxy Player, Remote App Update, Nintendo 3DS, Piano-Playing Helicopter

Lunar Eclipse

Did you see the lunar eclipse last week? If you missed it, John P. has you covered with photos and video at One Man’s Blog.

Samsung Galaxy Player

Samsung is getting ready to introduce their new media player at CES. Are you ready for an iPod Touch competitor with a 4-inch screen running Android 2.2 on a 1 GHz CPU?

Remote App Update

The popular Remote app got an upgrade – it now supports video delivered over AirPlay, Internet radio, and controlling movies or TV shows rented from the iTunes store.

Nintendo 3DS

Do you want to take your 3D gaming with you? 3D is coming to the Nintendo DS platform and you can pre-order yours at any GameStop store.


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Piano-Playing Helicopter

Want to see some precision quad-copter flying? How about this video of one plucking out “Jingle Bells” on a piano?


  1. Rogan27 says

    I recieved a Boxee Box for Christmas and returned it after I discovered that it couldn’t play anything from my library of iTunes purchased videos. I was sad to see it go but I need something that will stream my local files. The BBox will stream them if they are DRM free. Too bad all purchased videos have DRM. That was a BBox killer for me. Upgraded to a 2nd Gen Apple TV. I’m actually quite impressed. It is much more responsive and easier to use than the 1st Gen one.

  2. Gordintoronto says

    Set-top box? My laptop, running sopcast under Linux, with HDMI to my TV. My Chinese wife enjoys the Chinese channels.

  3. says

    I could. not. stop. *giggling* at your t-shirt. :)

    My studio apartment is so small, I have to go outside just to change my mind.

    I’ve little room for A/V equipment, my Apple desktop does double duty (quite well it does, indeed) as both a workstation and an entertainment system,

    Robert. ^..^~

  4. says

    Meh… I’m not a fan (at all) of set-top boxes. I want an all-in-one device, and I don’t want to have to spend money on another product to do something that my iPad/iPhone 4 and MacBook Pro can already do. I leave a VGA cable and a 3.5mm audio cable plugged into my TV so I can quickly plug my MacBook Pro into my 55″ Vizio. Works great for watching 1080p movies. Takes 10 seconds from start to finish until I’m watching some video.

    Hopefully we can say hi at CES!