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Slingbox is Engadget’s Home Entertainment Device of the Year

Another nice award for the guys at Sling Media. The Slingbox was dubbed the Home Entertainment Device of the Year for 2005 by both Engadget and, even better, by Engadget’s readers. Sling has garnered many awards over the past several months, but it is particularly cool that the tech-obsessed folks over there dig it. But,…

Sling’s Series B(ig) Financing

As has been reported on CNet, Om Malik’s Broadband Blog, Silicon Beat and elsewhere, and discussed in the blogosphere, today Sling Media announced they have raised $46.6M from the likes of Liberty Media, EchoStar and Goldman Sachs. Of course, the Series A lead investors, my firm Mobius Venture Capital and co-lead Doll Capital Management participated…

Green is the new Red, White and Blue

Apologies in advance for linking to a page that requires a subscription, but Thomas Friedman’s recent piece in the New York Times hits the nail on the head as far as I’m concerned. Our country desperately needs to move aggressively towards energy independence through conservation efforts, efficiency programs and investment in the development of alternative…

Fully Hybrid

I’m happy to say that the McIntyre family automotive fleet has now gone fully hybrid. Back in May, we got the Lexus 400h, which is Katherine & Quinn’s primary car, and in December, I got the new 2006 Toyota Prius. I snapped a shot of the cousins parked in our driveway in the midst of…

Sonos Update

This morning, Sonos impressed me once again. Shortly after I posted my review of the Sonos system, I was contacted via email by one of their support personnel, and another Sonos person left a comment in my blog explaining to me how to solve the problem I was encountering with linking zones together during playback….

New Gadget: Sonos Digital Music System

Santa (OK, it was really my Jewish wife) brought me a wonderful new toy for Christmas: the Sonos Digital Music System. Our good friends Sam and Rebecca were in town all the way from Wales, and Sam helped me set it up on New Year’s Eve, just in time for the dinner party we were…

The Treadmill

Once you start blogging, people (hopefully) start reading and subscribing, but then they notice when you haven’t posted in a while. Last week at Postini’s board meeting, David Cowan mentioned to me that he hadn’t seen much activity on McInblog recently. While I’ve actually posted several times in the past few weeks, he is right…

My Favorite Pickles

Ah, pickles. I’m a big fan. After unfocused yet exhaustive research, I’ve decided that my favorite brand of jarred pickles is Kruegermann Frischgurken – Fresh Pack Pickles. Perhaps it my German heritage or my repeated ingestion of German foods since the womb, but I fancy a pickled vegetable of all sorts, be it cabbage, ginger,…

You Really Need a Slingbox

Clearly I am biased, but if you’ve got a gadget-lover on your holiday gift list, you really ought to consider buying them a Slingbox. Watching my TiVo while at the office, in a coffee shop or on the road is still amazingly cool to me, even though I’ve been doing it for months now. I…

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today (October 29th) is my birthday. I’m a 34 year old Scorpio. I’m interested in finding out how active my readers are, so please leave some birthday comments for me. Thanks! Technorati Tags: birthday, scorpio