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Naked Software Company Looking for Employees

posted Sunday Apr 10, 2011 by Scott Ertz

Naked Software Company Looking for Employees

Women - do you like to write software naked in your bedroom? Of course you do. Would you like to take the skills you have learned both being a software engineer and a nudist and implement them in a company that encourages both? That might not be as appealing. If it is, however, have I got the place for you. The company is called Nude House and they want to be the world's first entirely nude web software firm.

Men - I know what you're thinking: "How can I get in on this naked work environment?" The answer is simple - you must be an amazingly skilled salesperson. While the nude women can code, the nude men have to sell. Seems like a sexist organization already. That aside, if you are looking for a "warm and private" office environment located in Buckinghamshire (I know, too many words crushed together) where you can spend all day naked trying to sell while preventing sexual harassment lawsuits, you might just want to submit your resume.

Hit the break for a quote from a company spokesperson about the incredibly odd business concept.

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Toshiba Serves Up Laid Back 'Passive' 3D TVs

posted Sunday Apr 10, 2011 by Jon Wurm

Toshiba Serves Up Laid Back 'Passive' 3D TVs

Good news everyone. Toshiba is going to fix 3D TVs so that you don't need to wear Revenge of the Nerds style 3D glasses to give yourself a headache around April 2012. However, the passive 3D TVs they will be serving up in the next year will still take a load off your face. I'm guessing that of the 10,000 people who care about 3D TV 6,000 know the difference between active and passive 3D glasses, 4,000 don't know the difference and 0 like wearing 3D glasses. For those who don't know, there are some distinct differences that we be listed below. The biggest change to note here is that active 3D glasses require power and passive 3D glass do not. Hopefully, this should shave off a few ounces and some of the bulk.

See if their upcoming line up of 3D TVs are worth the migraines and hit the break.

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Poke a Cable, End the Internet

posted Sunday Apr 10, 2011 by Scott Ertz

Poke a Cable, End the Internet

In our area of Florida we have recently had a problem with people breaking into power junction facilities and stealing copper wire to sell as scrap. We have even seen them try and cut down live wires for the copper. Apparently, this is not just a local problem. In Georgia, the country not the state, even elderly women will dig in the ground looking for abandoned copper wiring for scrap. Sometimes that process is not as easy as it sounds.

This week, one elderly woman cut a line in this search that ended up having major consequences for a lot of people. This line was a main fiber optics line that controlled Internet access for more than 3 million people in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. It is reported that she managed to accomplish this impressive act with nothing more than a basic household spade shovel.

How did she pull this off and what happened to her? Hit the break to find out.

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Do Silverlight and Xbox Make a Good Couple? Microsoft Might Think So

posted Sunday Apr 10, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Do Silverlight and Xbox Make a Good Couple? Microsoft Might Think So

Microsoft is playing matchmaker and thinks Silverlight and Xbox would make cute little accessory babies. The company is looking to port over Silverlight to the 360 and make the announcement sometime this week at MIX11. We talked in the past about Microsoft looking for someone to integrate not only WinPho into Xbox 360, but also someone who could integrate some of their newer software into the gaming console. Leaks out of the Microsoft camp hint that this has been in the development phase for "some months" and would really drive home the Xbox/WinPho gaming combination to the next level. Another leak reports that we may see an application for the Xbox 360 that would allow you to copy over WinPho 7 programs over to the 360.

For what we might see with this, hit the break.

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HTC Moves Up in Rank, Taking Nokia's Spot in Market Value

posted Sunday Apr 10, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

HTC Moves Up in Rank, Taking Nokia's Spot in Market Value

Nokia has always been the worldwide leader of market share in the mobile world but only was third in market value. This week, however, HTC's rapidly growing popularity has caused the company to overthrow Nokia in the third rank as HTC posted record profits this quarter, making them the third largest phone maker behind Samsung and Apple.

HTC brought in a net income of $513 million in the first quarter, almost triple of last year and 20% higher than what analysts projection for the company.

Sales had a lot to do with this, too. HTC was one of the biggest benefactors of the Android operating system and sales were doubled because of it. HTC projects their sales to continue and their profits to soar this quarter as they are releasing their first tablet.

Will HTC's success continue after Android's announcement last week that they're moving to a more strict guideline for their platform? My speculation lies after the break.

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THQ and Random House Put Transmedia on their Homefront

posted Sunday Apr 10, 2011 by Jon Wurm

THQ and Random House Put Transmedia on their <i>Homefront</i>

Those of you who still read bound pages of paper with words on them, otherwise known as books, should be familiar with Random House who is known for their content creation and publishing of fiction, nonfiction and children's books. About a year ago they started expanding their horizons by entering into the video game industry with Homefront. The game has enjoyed some success and had average reviews, which considering it was their first video game ever, they do deserve some credit.

The content is what made Homefront a deep and immersing experience despite some lacking and sometimes funny gameplay mechanics courtesy of Kaos Studios, a division of THQ. The story is adapted from the novel which has lead them to expand their partnership with THQ to translate their written content across many different media types.

To find out if this transmedia adventure goes both ways, hit the break.

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