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Next Live Show: Jan. 15 @ 9:30PM

The next live show is on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 @ 9:30PM (UCT -05:00). The show will be 30 minutes long and about the video reviews of the week, poll videos, Q&A and other computer and gaming topics. Hope to see you there: http://www.3dGameMan.com/live and here's the direct Ustream link: http://www.ustream.t... as well as registration: http://www.ustream.t...

MySpace Slashes Nearly Half of Staff

"MySpace is laying off 500 employees, or about 47 percent of its global staff, as part of a restructuring by the once-leading, now struggling social-networking site." | more

"Exploit now, pay later": music labels finally pay artists

"The dispute concerns something called "pending lists" maintained privately by the major labels. Since 1988, it has become increasingly common for the labels to simply issue CDs (often compilation albums) without actually locking down the copyright permission and pay arrangements with the music's creators.

AMD, Intel, NVIDIA: our silicon will power future "smart" TVs

"This year has seen two major developments in the TV market: 3D, and the Web. TV makers are betting that consumers will flock to stores this holiday season to upgrade their plain old 2D and Web-less panels with models that will let them bring the Internet into their living rooms without requiring them to add another box to their entertainment center.

LOLCats Suit Up for Tron-Like Invasion

"Tron's digital world was first envisioned way back in the era of mullets and New Wave, over three decades ago. People then didn't anticipate that the Internet of the future would be filled with porn and image macros of little kitties. This continues to the sequel; thankfully someone decided that the absence of LOLcats in Tron had to stop." | more

Hotmail Users Report Blank Inboxes

"The ring of the new year has come with an unpleasant surprise for some users of Microsoft's Hotmail service. According to multiple postings on Microsoft's official support forum for Windows Live, a number of users are reporting that their entire Hotmail accounts have been completely deleted without warning." | more

Fans Make Awesome Duke Nukem Movie Teaser

"Duke Nukem Forever will finally be a reality thanks to Gearbox Software picking up the pieces, so be prepared for a Duke revival. Some very ambitious and talented fans in Finland decided to shoot a short film with Duke Nukem spending some quality time inside a strip club before the alien invasion. It was all done in a day with a single Red One HD camera." | more

Video "DNA signature" matching may help track down pirates

"A group of researchers have developed a way to identify pirated movies by reducing the original to a signature genetic code. The system can match even videos that have been altered or had their colors changed to the source, an area where many video piracy mechanisms fall short. Drs. Alex and Michael Bronstein and Professor Ron Kimmel have come up with a way to isolate a certain subset of data from video files that serves an analogous role to a fingerprint at a crime scene.

Klingon Christmas Carol brought to the stage

"A theatre in Chicago is staging a production of the Charles Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" with a twist. The entire play is delivered in thIngan Hol, the language of the Klingon race, which was developed in 1984 by linguist Marc Okrand for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock." | more

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