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Revision3 Comes to Android

November 30th, 2010 at 10:59 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Website

We’re excited to announce that we’ve released the new Official Revision3 app for Android based phones! Now if you’re a loyal Android user, you can now download the app and watch all your favorite Revision3 shows on the go. Best of all, it’s totally free! All you need to do is search the Android Marketplace for “Revision3″ or you can scan the handy QR Code to the right with your phone and that will automatically take you to the Revision3 App in the marketplace for easy downloading.

If you’re not an Android user, not to worry. iPhone users should already be using the official Revision3 App for the iPhone. You can download it here, or you can find all the information about the iPhone and Android apps at Revision3.com/app.

Now, if you don’t have an Android Phone or iPhone, or you’re not really into apps, you can always head over to Revision3 on your web browser and partake in the mobile version of Revision3. Just navigate to http://m.revision3.com and you’ll get a mobile optimized version of Revision3 where you can browse and watch shows, just as you would on Revision3.com or via our apps.

No matter what your preference is with mobile phones, we’ve got you covered so you never have to miss a minute of your favorite Revision3 shows! We hope you enjoy using these apps and watching our shows!

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Brand New Store Launch with Sweet Black Friday Deals

November 24th, 2010 at 01:16 by Jackie Talbott in Announcements, Website

We’re so excited to announce the launch of the brand new Official Revision3 Store! Complete with all the hot new swag your little heart could ever desire – and now you can customize whatever hoodie, cap, shirt or beanie you want with your favorite Revision3 or Diggnation logos!

More and more products coming VERY soon, but in the meantime, please let us know what you’d like to see from the Revision3 Store. Connect with us on Twitter @Revision3, or email us info@Revision3.com. Make sure to keep an eye out because over the course of the next several days, we’ll be adding products representing all your favorite Revision3 shows!

Plus, because we’re totally feeling the holiday spirit, we’re offering some sweet deals throughout November:

* 25% off ANY ORDER of $40 or more when shopping between Friday, November 26th at 12:01AM EST and Tuesday, November 30th at 11:59PM EST. That means all day Friday the 26th through all day Tuesday the 30th, spend $40 or more and get 25% off! [Use code: CYBER2010 - Canada use code: CADCYBER2010]

* FREE SHIPPING NOW until Saturday, November 28th at 11:59PM EST [Use code: REV3SHIP]

Of course these hot deals won’t last forever – so hurry up and score yourself some epic gear and get your holiday shopping done now! Come on, be the guy or gal to give the ah-mazing gift this year!

Don’t get trampled at the big box stores this Black Friday, just click on over to Revision3.com/Store without even leaving your house (or those delicious leftovers)!


Revision3 Goes to Washington

November 23rd, 2010 at 11:46 by Jim Louderback in Uncategorized

Last Friday, Revision3 was one of a handful of companies invited to come to Washington to help congress and the executive branch understand some of the unique issues our industry faces – including net neutrality, open access and more. We were invited by the good folks at Public Knowledge http://www.publicknowledge.org/about , a Washington public interest group dedicated to defending “your rights in the emerging digital culture”.

From their website:

Our first priority is promote innovation and the rights of consumers, while working to stop any bad legislation from passing that would slow technology innovation, shrink the public domain, or prevent fair use.

I was joined in DC by some good friends in the industry – Hillcrest Labs , maker of the Loop and the Kylo browser, the makers of the Over The Top Popbox http://www.popbox.com/www/, and the folks from PlayOn, great software that lets you access Hulu, PBS, Netflix and other internet video on your Xbox and PS3 http://www.playon.tv/playon.

The day started with a show and tell at the Rayburn Building, which is where our congress folks have their offices. Each of us showed off our products and services to a steady stream of congressional staffers, along with a few interested parties from the FCC.

After that, we went to the White House’s New Executive Office Building, and met with Jim Kohlenberger, the head of science and tech policy for the president, and some of his staffers.  They’re very focused on Over The Top (OTT), what it means, and how to make sure there’s a level playing field.

While we won’t see any short term benefits from our efforts, it’s good to know that our government is very concerned about what’s happening in this space, including issues of open access, net neutrality, and even defining the difference between a dumb display and intelligent, internet accessible devices.

That particular issue came up when we were talking about Hulu, Fox, NBC and other networks blocking access to some of the other companies in our group, along with Google TV and other OTT boxes and browsers. Some of the, frankly, anti-competitive efforts from some of these larger media companies shocked me – although the government staffers listening seemed unsurprised.

It was a good trip to DC, and here are just some of the things I learned:

- Congress is actually run by an army of 20-something staffers.  A good few knew of us, and I think I converted a few others into fans as well.

- Jim Kohlenberger, Obama’s technology policy czar, is a card carrying geek, professed his admiration for TechTV, and knew all about Diggnation before I even said anything.

- We’ve got stiff competition. When big industries are being disrupted (like when CableTV threatened broadcast), the incumbents tend to spend 1% of the revenue at risk on lobbying efforts. And when it comes to traditional TV and internet access, that’s a heck of a head wind.

- The FCC is now focusing on an interesting concept called “AllVid” http://www.publicknowledge.org/allvid, which aims to eliminate cable card and allow cable TV subscribers to use a wide range of devices to connect to their pay TV service. Imagine your Roku or Boxee box providing access to web video and Cable/Satellite TV services as well. If AllVid is successful, you might never have to rent a set-top box again!

Oh, and I learned one more thing. You’re not allowed to give T-shirts to members of the President’s staff (I asked). So much for my visions of President Obama wearing a Diggnation jersey at his next press conference.

Revision3 demo in DC

Revision3 demo in DC


Revision3 Invites Viewers To ‘Lean Back and Watch Revision3 On Your TV’ Bringing Full Line Of Online Video Programming to The Bigger Screen

November 22nd, 2010 at 10:13 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Press Releases

Internet TV Network Builds Optimized Experience for Google TV, Yahoo! Connected TV, Windows Media Center, AppleTV, Boxee and Roku

SAN FRANCISCO, November 22, 2010 –Revision3, the leading Internet Television network, today announced that it is bringing its full line-up of more than 20 programs to the television screen. The Internet TV Network, which produces popular shows like Tekzilla, AppJudgment, Dan 3.0, Diggnation, Destructoid and Film Riot, is bringing its online content to multiple platforms including Google TV, Yahoo! Connected TV, Windows Media Center, AppleTV, Boxee and Roku.

Revision3 has developed a new experience for enabling viewing through these platforms. Either by accessing the TV optimized website at tv.revision3.com or by using the applications available on the various platforms, users can ‘lean back and watch’ Revision3 programming on the television. The application’s user interface makes finding content simple as it sorts shows by name, category, featured content and most recent episodes. Viewers are also able to manually search for their favorite episodes and view new content.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide users with the ability to view their favorite Revision3 shows on the best screen in the house,” said Jim Louderback, CEO Revision3. “As online video continues to take viewing time away from traditional TV, we want to make sure that our programs look great anywhere they’re viewed, and across every screen – from the smallest one on a phone to the biggest one at home. “

To use Revision3 on your web-enabled TV device, simply point your system toward tv.revision3.com to be ported over to the Revsion3 lean back site. Then use your TV’s device to navigate to the latest episodes. For more information on getting a web-connected TV and accessing Revision3 shows, please visit www.revision3.com/leanback

About Revision3
Revision3 is the television network for the Internet generation, creating and producing original episodic community-driven programs. The viewing audience is made up of hyper-connected, passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture, video games, entertainment, music and comedy that entertain and educate.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, and many others. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an iPod to a computer or a TV.

Revision3 has attracted a wide-range of top advertisers including Sony, Netflix, Dolby, Microsoft, IBM, HP, Southern Comfort, Virgin America, Verizon and FX Networks. Advertisers enjoy a unique bond with the audience via customized message integration and host mentions that deliver phenomenal results in a clutter-free environment, that is perfect for everything from direct response to branding.

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Contact: Michele Husak, Revision3, mhusak@revision3.com


Tekzilla is Expanding!

November 16th, 2010 at 04:10 by Jackie Talbott in Announcements, Shows

Tekzilla, Revision3′s weekly tech show that feeds your tech hunger, is expanding to a second weekly episode and included HD Nation segments.

We’re bursting at the seams trying to feed your tech hunger with a single weekly show! So naturally, what’s Revision3′s response? Take Tekzilla to two full episodes a week! As part of this process, HD Nation will become regular segments in Tekzilla. Although episode #71 will be the last stand alone HD Nation show, we’re not going anywhere! Robert Heron will be joining the Tekzilla family, where he’ll be bringing all of his great HD, HDTV and home theater expertise!

For you die-hard HD and home theater enthusiasts who only want HD and home theater news and information, we’ll be sending out the HD Nation segments through the HD Nation RSS feeds separately.

We want Tekzilla fans to have all the hands on how-to, tech tips, product reviews and news that they want. With two full Tekzilla episodes each week, Tekzilla Dailies, and continuing HD coverage at HDNation.TV, we’re taking a big step towards delivering it just for you.

Please join us as we continue to make Tekzilla the best technology video show anywhere because let’s face it: Tekzilla feeds your tech hunger!

The new and improved Tekzilla will begin on Tuesday, November 23rd in HD Nation’s existing time slot, then catch it all over again on Thursday, November 25th! The show will continue to be a Tuesday/Thursday semiweekly release.

Stay plugged in:
- Follow Tekzilla on Twitter
- Follow HD Nation on Twitter
- Like Tekzilla on Facebook
- Like HD Nation on Facebook
- Subscribe to TekHD on YouTube
- Watch the new HD-infused Tekzilla on Revision3.com

From the Producers of HD Nation and Tekzilla


Revision3 and Charity:Water – building clean water wells, one show at a time

November 12th, 2010 at 12:47 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

We’re extremely excited to announce Revision3′s partnership on a new campaign with our friends at charity:water. I’ve personally been aware of this organization for over a year now, and have been impressed with their efforts to raise money for an important cause using social media and other online methods. I recently saw charity:water founder Scott Harrison speak in San Francisco and became totally converted to being a full-on supporter. Scott is an amazing speaker and his passion for this cause is unmatched and unendingly inspiring. You can check out some footage of one of his talks. As he mentions in that video, 100% of the money charity:water raises goes straight to building wells. They raise their administrative funds separately though large individual donations.

After hearing Scott speak, I immediately wanted to help this organization and their cause of bringing clean water to the developing world. It’s the most basic of human needs that we take totally for granted while over a billion people in the world don’t have access to it. As soon as I told the team here at Revision3 about this cause, everyone was immediately and passionately on board. We began working on a custom strategy with Lane Wood and Paull Young of charity:water so that we could activate you, our fans, to take part and participate in raising as much money has possible. The metrics are simple: every $5000 raised builds a well. If a show can raise that $5000, a well will be named after it once it’s built. Imagine a Tekzilla or Diggnation well giving clean water to these communities…and the fans made it happen. That’s the goal here! Each show will see how much its fans can raise.

There are a ton of ways to get involved, especially at this time of year where we’re all thankful for so many things. Make donations, tweet out to your friends to get them involved, give up your birthday and take donations rather than gifts, etc. Getting creative is the key to activating your community! We’ll highlight some of the great ideas you come up with on our various shows. Be sure to email us (info AT revision3 DOT com) and let us know what you’re doing to activate your friends!

I hope you’ll take some time to learn more about everything charity:water is doing. They’re a fantastic organization that we’re extremely proud and excited to be working with. Please go to revision3.com/charitywater to find out more and pick a show to donate for. Now let’s get some wells built!


Scam School Takes On San Francisco Yet Again

November 11th, 2010 at 03:52 by Jackie Talbott in Live Events

Brian Brushwood and the Scam School team are making their way back to San Francisco for even more magic and tricks in the bar and on the street! We’ll be shooting episodes that we want YOU to star in, so come out with us Friday night and Saturday afternoon! What’s better than getting scammed on national internet television? Not a whole lot! Here are the details:

Friday we’ll be at the famed Lefty O’Douls, located in the heart of Union Square, San Francisco. They have a full bar and baseball-oriented decor suffocating the walls.

Friday, Nov. 12th from 5-10 PM at Lefty O’Doul’s
333 Geary St
(between Mason St & Powell St)
San Francisco , CA 94102
(415) 982-8900

http://LeftyOdouls.biz

Saturday we’ll be crossing the pond and heading to Hotsy Totsy Club in Albany – a known favorite of the Hak5 crew! Perhaps a spotting in the wild?

Saturday, Nov. 13th from 12-5 PM at Hotsy Totsy Club
601 San Pablo Ave
(between Garfield Ave & Clay St)
Albany , CA 94706
(510) 526-5986

http://HotsyTotsyClub.com

So come hang out with us, and try your shot at a chance to be on Scam School. We’ll buy you a beer… if you can beat the master scammer, of course!


We're Going Back to Blu-con!

November 2nd, 2010 at 07:40 by Patrick Norton in Shows

James Cameron, the director of Avatar and Titanic, talking Blu-ray?

You know Robert Heron and I are all over that for HD Nation… Blu-ray is the our high def format of choice!

So we’re seriously excited to be back covering Blu-con!

From updates on the latest developments on Blu-ray Disc, presentations and panels on The Film Foundation and Blu-ray’s roll in the preservation of classic cinema (Remember our coverage of Martin Scorsese’s discussion at Blu-con 2.0 last year?) and the and the challenges of Blu-ray 3D, this should be good.

It’s not just Hollywood, either. Amazon.com’s VP of Music and Video wil be on hand to talk about the Blu-ray Market. Wall Street Analysts will interview the Presidents of Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Fox, Universal and Warner on Blu-ray, and, hey, did we mention the Conversation with James Cameron and Jon Landau?

Blu-con 2010, people! Catch it all on HD Nation!