This wasn’t part of our “Required Reading” but I subscribed to InsanelyMac Forum.I read a post Called: “Apple TV on a Hack” by badaxe2. This guy (or girl) made an application that is Apple TV, but is used on your Intel Mac!  My curiosity overcame me and after 2 clicks, I now have an Apple TV right on my Mac:) (Saved 300$). After doing some research I found this article from MacWorld. Along with this video:Its amazing what people can do. –Jerry 

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TV and the Internet

February 9, 2008

As I was reading through TechCrunch, I stumbled upon a post by Erick Schonfeld talking about the Apple TV patentpantent1-080207-4.gifAlthough if this takes off it will be most likely on an Apple TV. But still.  What an idea.  Televisions that have an interactive “Ticker”.  I would love to be able to be watching the game at home but have a video widget so I could watch the game with my cousin out in Sask.  There’s no estimate of how long this might take, and there’s thoughts that it may never take off.  I think it will.  Not in the near future but soon, and Apple has the expertise to be the major player with this kind of innovation.  Because apple already has the “widgets” idea down, it should be an easy (i would think) transition, to put it on a TV (or Apple TV).Just thought this was kind of interesting. –Jerry