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June 5, 2008

NYOIL – Never Aired “Lynched” Video!

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*whistles*

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June 4, 2008

Would Obama Presidential Victory Signal Death Of Old Media? [Obama]

Barack is My Homeboy

Last night I was eagerly awaiting a tweet from one of my new friends on the social messaging service Twitter. I had recently begun following the daily snapshots from this friend’s life.

I was waiting for a tweet from BarackObama declaring victory in the Democratic nominations. As if somewhat of tweet afterthought, that message arrived sometime after 9:30 PM EST.

Expecting something like “Can Haz 2118!! Ceiling Cat Defeats Billary.” Instead, it read “IN St Paul, MN speaking after securing the nomination. Watch the speech live on TV tonight…”. How insanely casual “We Win. You Lose.” is that?

In this age, where many of us spend so much time online creating our own social ecosystems, hallmark moments are being played out on the web. Many of us get the bulk of our news online, whether its via blogs or shocking video captured on Youtube. Old media front page headlines have been replaced with minute-by-minute updates from RSS feeds, tweets and online word of mouth—social networking sites like MySpace, Facebook or Friendfeed.

Should word that Obama clinched the nomination be any different? I got the first official word from Digg and saw his victory speech on here. Not once did I turn on my TV or open a paper.

Wired details how Senator Barack Obama leveraged the Internet to draw attention to his campaign and raise significantly more money that Senator Hillary Clinton.

Obama owes his victory to the internet. He used the web more effectively than any prior national candidate, harnessing its organizing power to vault over party favorite Hillary Clinton and become the first black presumptive presidential nominee. With an enormous internet-driven donor base of 1.5 million people, more than 800,000 of whom have accounts on Obama’s social networking website, Obama is the first internet candidate to win mainstream success.

June 3, 2008

Apple Needs To Worry About ANDROID [Google Android]

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If the cream-worthy updates to the highly anticipated new iPhone are going to be GPS, 3G, an App Store and some UI tweeks, Apple is going to have some serious barriers in reaching it’s 10 million sold mark.

The more I see the possible feature set for the upcoming ANDROID phones, the more I realize Apple is going to be in a world of hurt. Granted, iPhones are pretty sweet. The interface is like butter. I can’t go back to regualr voicemail and being able to efficiently access my email and the web has been great, but Google is doing some great things with their open source ANDROID platforms. Check out these vids…

A few things Apple can do with the iPhone

  1. Release a slew of phones with varying features. Think Shuffle, Nano, Classic and Touch—the distinct line of iPods on the market. Each would have it’s own set of features and hardware feel.
  2. Allow developers more freedom with the code. ANDROID is open source for a reason. Developers are gonna eat it up.
  3. Subsidize the phone. Sell a model at $200 or less.
  4. Build a enterprise superphone and leverage your partnership with Microsoft for it’s Exchange product to compete with RIM’s Blackberry.


May 30, 2008

Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate [Free Downloads]

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Windows

Today only,  Giveaway of The Day is offering Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate for Windows fanboys. Get it quick.

Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate, powerful and easy-to-use DVD ripping software, can rip DVD to almost all video and audio formats, such as AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264, RM, MOV, M4V, XviD, 3GP, MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc. Xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate helps you to rip DVD to videos and audios for various portable media players as iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, Mobile Phone etc.

Besides, the editing functions let you clip DVD movie segments, crop video size, edit video vision effects, adjust subtitles, and add a video watermark. More features that you will experience:

  • Split and merge: Splitting one source file into several or merging several source files into one video file;
  • Set several output formats for one source file;
  • Batch processing;
  • Advanced audio and video settings;
  • Retrieve DVD information online

May 28, 2008

Sienna Miller as The Baroness [GI Joe]

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The Baroness

I was never a big GI Joe fan growing up. As a matter of fact, I dug the PSAs more than I was into the show. Regardless, there’s a big budget GI Joe flick coming sometime next year and there are all kind of uninspiring actors that have signed up to play the various roles. Sienna Miller is one of those actors.

Dailymall has pics of Miller as The Baroness right here. Supposedly, she died her hair for the role. That’s range!

May 27, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance?—Best Buy Edition [LOL]

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Not sure what’s funnier here: Trio of girls in a Best Buy store proceed to do their best TLC impression or the Best Buy rep who attempts to out dance them?

I appreciate exuberence, but when you’re in public there’s certain behavior that just doesn’t work, like this for instance. More importantly, this Best Buy geek should have folded at the head nod. Hilarity ensues.

May 22, 2008

Family Guy Spinoff—Potential PJs Alert [The Cleveland Show]

The Cleveland Show

Kid is obese. Daughter dressed like a video chick. Sounds about right

The Fox Network is spinning of Family Guy with The Cleveland Show in spring of ’09. This could be brilliant in the way Chappelle’s Show was or dreadful like Eddie Murphy’s The PJs. I would have preferred seeing a Quagmire spin-off, if any. Then again how long before Quagmire’s trademark head bob and catchphrase gets sickening?

Black themed satires often use the absurdity of racism and stereotypes to generate laughs. Sometimes they come off well, like in the case of the first few seasons of In Living Color. Often the characters turnout just unfunny, like Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of Wanda in the last few seasons of the same show. Here’s hoping The Cleaveland Show isn’t the latter.

Family Guy is somewhat subversive like The Simpsons or slightly biting ala The Boondocks Season 1. If the producers can pull off that same effect I may end up watching. Preview clip below…

Niko Bellic Not Getting His Due? [GTA IV]

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How can you blame this guy for speaking out? Michael Hollick is the voice behind anti-hero Niko Bellic, from the blockbuster game Grand Theft Auto IV. The New York Times details Hollick supposed obscurity even though he has appeared in a few Law and Order eps. I wouldn’t call that obscurity by any means. It’s all about being a struggling actor in New York City.

The real story is about the money. Hollick was paid $100,000 for his work but he and others are fighting forresiduals. The video game industry has surpassed the movie industry in terms of revenue, but the voice talent do not receive more than the day rate for their work, not the residuals that movie, TV, and radio actors receive. Hollick blames his union for the discrepency. Read more

May 21, 2008

Kanye West—G Shock Event Vid [Geek Music]

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This is just Kanye being Kanye. Performing Can’t Tell Me Nothing with live fembots/Barbarellas. Very trippy scene and slightly NSFW.

Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing

Giving Away 20 Evernote Invites [Evernote]

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Evernote is one of the more versatile apps I’ve used recently and I want to share it. It’s a beta application that Ars Technica describes it as a “backup for your brain”. That sounds about right considering there are so many ways one can send web clips, notes and even dictation to Evernote. The service/app allows you to send notes via Web, Phone or Desktop app. Best of all, you can synchronize all of your clips.

It sounds alot like del.icio.us, but it’s more…

I have 20 invites I want to give away. Leave a comment below if you’d like an invite to the beta. For more on Evernote, peep the vid below.

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