"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 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
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 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
"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.
"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.
"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
"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
"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
"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.
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