As demoed at Google I/O as part of GoogleTV, Youtube has released ‘Leanback’ for computers today.  There are gobs of Flash involved so it doesn’t work on iDevices; nor will it ever.  But it’s not bad for those with Mac Mini mediacenters, however.

Somehow, it doesn’t seem like a fantastic idea to base a new streaming video on Flash, especially when a company like Google could do a lot with HTML5.  Ten seconds in, I am already getting beachballs.  That being said, this is kinda cool when it works.

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