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January 8 - Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

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by Amily » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:37 pm


CES: 'Flight of the Conchords' crashes Comcast keynote

Comcast Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts dazzled the hard-to-impress tech set in this morning's keynote, during which he demonstrated the breathtaking speed of the coming generation of cable modems. He says they're capable of downloading a two-hour high-definition movie (Warner Bros.' "Batman Begins" was used in the demo) in four minutes. He said the same task would take six hours via a high-speed DSL modem or seven days -- more time than it actually took to make the movie, celebrity guest Ryan Seacrest quipped -- over dial-up.

Roberts' promise to have millions of these modems (that's Docsis 3.0 for you geek-speakers) in homes by the end of the year prompted spontaneous applause from the audience (more than "American Idol" host Seacrest managed to elicit from the crowd).

Roberts also showed off a new Web offering called Fancast, which allows Comcast subscribers to use their PCs as virtual remote controls. It recommends TV shows and movies the viewer can watch, on demand, on the home computer. They also can elect to record using the DVR.

But the biggest moment, by far, was a live performance by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement, the stars of HBO's quirky comedy "The Flight of the Conchords." McKenzie demonstrated his own multi-platform devices -- including a "camera phone" with a disposable camera taped to a phone. The New Zealand folk duo sang their most popular song, "Business Time."

Yes, Roberts agreed, "it's business time."

-- Dawn C. Chmielewski

Source: http://opinion.latimes.com/bitplayer/2008/01/ces-flight-of-c.html
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by Amily » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:58 am

Moving these here because of duplicate threads. :)


Amily wrote:http://www.pcmag.com/slideshow_viewer/0,1205,l=223186&p=1&s=27840&a=223189&po=1&i=1,00.asp?p=y

http://community.livejournal.com/ohnotheydidnt/19117457.html

Moving these here because of duplicate threads. :)


Amily wrote:There's a short article on FOTC and video clip of their performance. ;)

http://stereogum.com/archives/video/flight-of-the-conchords-show-off-their-gadgets-get_007668.html



*boom-queen* wrote:I hope they never stop doing live shows....I love how they can change it up whenever they like and there are no set lyrics. I also love how if they make mistakes they can just work with it lol. Anyone else notice Jemaine struggling with the song? I don't blame him though, it has been a while since they have performed live.


dangerous person™ wrote:Jemaine with a beard.. Business time.. woo loved it.. although he struggled alittle I still love him :)


Amily wrote:Ah yis, his beard is good. Viry viry good.... ;)


ziggystardust wrote:i never even noticed the part where jemaine screwed up with the bathroom instead of the bedroom the first time i watched that


*boom-queen* wrote:that's because he's so smooth that he worked it all in to the song lol


Amily wrote:He IS pretty smooth.. that or he's just used to messing up and perfected the recovery to a 'T' :D :D


*boom-queen* wrote:yeah I'm going to actually agree with you on that one...lol


duttle wrote:It's a computer gig, they should have done Robots. Ah well, maybe they didn't have much control over it.


Amily wrote:I think they probably did Business Time because of all the 'business' men that were there... ;)
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