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CES 2011: The Booth Babes

"This year at CES we have seen a lot! If you didn’t know CES is the largest trade show in North America and pretty much every manufacturer that makes anything electronic is here. So we have seen things like 3D HDTV’s, laptops, computer cases, car audio and much more. So how did these companies get your attention to come visit their booth? Booth babes of course! Here is our gallery from 2011!" | Lots More Here!

Robocalled at 4:30 in the Morning? There's an [Internet] App for That

"Aaron Titus, father of five, became more than a bit irritated when he was woken up at 4:30 by a robocall from the Prince George's County School District informing him that the start of school would be delayed by two hours. Titus was perturbed because 1) it was 4:30 in the morning, and 2) he already knew about the delay because he saw it on TV the night before, states the Washington Post. So Titus decided to take matters into his own hand by finding an online robocalling company to dish out a bit of payback.

Son drowns while mom indulges in Facebook gaming

"Well, you gotta have priorities in life A one year old son of Denver woman Shannon Johnson drowned in the bathtub while his mother was busy roaming the wonderfully egocentric world of Facebook. The mother checked on the boy once in the 10 minutes after which there were three silent minutes. Johnson went to check and found that the boy has drowned." | more

Google Bets On WebM vs. H.264 Video

"Google states: “Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies." | more

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

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