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Netflix and Disney - A Piece of Heaven

posted Sunday Dec 12, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Netflix and Disney - A Piece of Heaven

Netflix is always looking for new ways to do what their users want - add more content. Their newest way of doing this is to strike a deal with Disney-ABC to allow for streaming of their content through their various streaming partners and website.

While NBC, CBS and Fox all participate in Hulu, because they are all shareholders in the company, the Disney brands (not the ones used to mark their employees) has lacked behind in streaming options. Teaming up with Netflix seems to be the perfect pairing for them.

What will be available? Hit the break to find out.

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Douche-bag Steals Video Game Systems From Cancer Patients

posted Sunday Dec 12, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Douche-bag Steals Video Game Systems From Cancer Patients

On December 9th a man broke into Carolinas Medical Center located in Charlotte, North Carolina. He preceded to make his way through the building up to a sixth floor office, stopping to glare at a security camera along the way. He then broke into the office, taking 5 video game systems with him, most of which were Xbox 360s. Of course many people are upset about this heinous crime. The local police force released a statement saying,

We are definitely making every attempt to get these gaming systems back to the young patients at Carolinas Medical Center so that they won't be deprived much longer from playing their favorite video game while enduring treatment for their illnesses.

For more on this story take a look at the surveillance video and still pictures from the footage.

The culprit is clearly a loser that brings shame to the human race by stealing from cancer patients. And to add insult to injury most of the consoles taken were Xbox 360s. Really? He could have at least given them a break and stole more PS3s instead.

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Exploring Uncharted Territory, The Desert

posted Sunday Dec 12, 2010 by Jon Wurm

<i>Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception</i> Exploring Uncharted Territory, The Desert

Naughty Dog Software recently announced a November 1st, 2011 release date for the much anticipated third installment of the series. It is going to be a PS3 exclusive title so I retract my previous "much anticipated" statement and replace it with just "anticipated".

This time around, players will guide our "hero," Nathan, through the Arabian Desert in search of the "Atlantis of the Sands." Players can also expect stunning graphics and game play on par with previous games in the series. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will also release in Stereoscopic 3D.

Hit the break to to see the teaser trailer and a screen shot.

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Chrome OS: Do More Things That Make Google Money

posted Sunday Dec 12, 2010 by Jon Wurm

Chrome OS: Do More Things That Make Google Money

Not much time has passed since Google announced the Chrome Store and unveiled Chrome OS, but on December 10th Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced several updates about Chrome and Chrome OS. He also went on to say that these announcements were some of the most important in his work life. If you would like to read the full blog by Schmidt you can find out more about his history and reasoning behind the future success of Chrome OS.

If you opted out of reading Schmidt's blog post, it can basically be summarized like this. In the 1970s and 1980s there were few new ideas pertaining to computer science. After all "3M" machines (one megapixel, one megahertz, and one megabit) were big in the 80s and that was quite an accomplishment then but still not enough to really do anything by todays standards, or the standards 10 years ago for that matter. Eventually the web came around and like computers in their infancy, the web was only useful as a source of information and couldn't really do much. That was until 1997 when Oracle announced the advent of "the network computer." Which gave rise to the idea of "the cloud" which Google fancies quite a bit. Google also believes that with HTML 5 the web has reached the point where cloud computing is viable.

To find out how Chrome OS is going to make Google even more rich, hit the break.

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Speed Camera Lottery - Win Money by Following the Law

posted Sunday Dec 12, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Speed Camera Lottery - Win Money by Following the Law

You never know what you might get from Germany. Sometimes it is Anti-Simpsons fighting and sometimes it is creativity. Today I would like to focus on the latter.

Volkswagon, the company that forever changed terrible cars, ran a contest called Fun Theory, in which the winner designed what they call the Speed Camera Lottery. How does this work? Well, if you are caught speeding, they send you a ticket. Very creative, right? If you are NOT speeding, however, you are entered into a lottery to win the money the speeders pay with their tickets.

Want to see this thing in action and hear the creator talk about his creation? Hit the break.

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Front-Facing Cameras for the Rest of Us

posted Sunday Dec 12, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Front-Facing Cameras for the Rest of Us

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2011 is coming up quickly, January 5, and we are starting to see a lot of cool new devices that we may or may not see on the show floor. This week's exploration into the new is called OneMoreFace. It is an adapter you add to the top of your smartphone to add a forward-facing camera.

Right now the device is only a prototype and only designed for the HTC Google Nexus One, but the designer has promised commercial viability in the near future. I also expect to see this start showing up for other smartphones that are missing the popular Qik-enabling feature.

Want to know how this works? Hit the break.

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