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Initial Thoughts on OnLive

This morning I found, sitting in my inbox, an invitation to join OnLive, the new video game streaming service that launched at the end of E3 last week.  The basic idea is OnLive runs the games on powerful machines sitting in their datacenters scattered all over the country, and stream the video to you via...

Online Music Services: Pandora vs Deezer

Over the last few years, streaming music has grown in popularity as more and more people get high-speed Internet connections at home.  The convenience of opening up a web browser and hitting “Play” is hard to argue against.  No more sorting through CDs, or a massive MP3 collection.  And as...

Gnomedex: The $1300+ Blogger Conference!

Now, I’ll admit that I’m definitely on the outside looking in of the blogging/web 2.0 community.  While I manage very large sites with a ton of users and reach, I’m still on the periphery.  Why?  Well, I live in Michigan.  Not exactly a state known for it’s thriving IT industry. ...

DeskScapes 2.0 – Animated Wallpapers for ALL Vista Users

DeskScapes 2.0 lets users of all versions of Windows Vista, not just Ultimate, use animated wallpapers. The 2.0 preview released today for free download allows users to take the software for a spin and see what they’ve been missing. It comes bundled with three professional quality animated...

New Media – The Stuff The Old Media Doesn’t Get

It’s a time-honored tradition, handed down from generation to generation.  Our parents had to deal with this, as did our grandparents, and great-grandparents.  The specifics change, but it’s the same story time and again… <Insert Media Here> is corrupting the youth of...

Weird Gizmo: The Transparent Toaster

One appliance that just hasn’t kept up with the times is the toaster.  Sure, you’d think that there wasn’t much you could improve on such a device outside of it having a setting that manages to not reduce a slice of bread to a sheet of charcoal, but you’d be wrong!  In...

Digg – Group Think & Failing Through Success

It’s a Web 2.0 world, where the individual user is king, and where users in masses are considered the authoritative voice on any topic they lend their numbers to.  Crowdsourcing, harnessing the collective brainpower of the masses, 10,000 geeks can’t be wrong! The basic idea is that given enough...

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption – First Thoughts

With the long Labor Day weekend, I was able to get in some quality gaming time, something I’ve been missing in recent months (damn job, taking up all my time!).  To fill the weekend, I borrowed a coworker’s copy of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption for the Wii. Now, it’s important to note that I...