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Curmudgen’s Corner: The Big Lip Thing

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Ivan and his Dog, clicking on things
  • Hotelicopter
  • Space Tourism
  • CyberSpys
  • Conflicker
  • G20 Protesters
  • Republican Budget Plan
  • Health Care and Education
  • A Few Quickies
  • Real Time Comparison Shopping

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Not Happy

The Slingplayer app for iPhone will only work on the current batch of Slingbox hardware, not the older Slingbox AV’s that we have at the moment. Not happy at all.

Special Upgrade Program for Slingbox Owners

If you currently own an original Slingbox, Slingbox AV or Slingbox TUNER, you are eligible to receive $50 off a new Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD. To qualify, you’ll be asked to enter your serial number to receive your discount.

Sling Media is encouraging customers who own these earlier versions of Slingbox to upgrade to Slingbox SOLO or Slingbox PRO-HD to take advantage of next generation software and services that will only be supported when using the most current Slingbox and SlingLoaded products. Future software includes the highly anticipated SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone software launching soon.

Current Slingbox functionality will not be affected if you choose not to upgrade, but software like SlingPlayer Mobile for iPhone and future services yet to be announced will only be supported for customers using Slingbox SOLO, Slingbox PRO and Slingbox PRO-HD products or forthcoming SlingLoaded products.

News of this broke on April 1st. Perhaps it is a joke. It should be a joke. Bastards.