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Archive for December 2007

A World of Conflict: Innovative online documentary project on Yahoo News

December 10, 2007

Online television broadcast took another important step recently with the launching of A World of Conflict – an innovative documentary series in which veteran war correspondent Kevin Sites reports from major global conflict zones. Even though it is also included with Sites’ new book “In the Hot Zone: One Man. One Year. Twenty Wars.” with […]

From Neil Papworth to Allo SMS with Voice: Fifteen years of Short Message Service

December 9, 2007

SMS is part of our lives and has already become a medium, perhaps one of the most popular social mediums used by people. Advertising via SMS is a business. While many companies pay mobile phone subscribers to agree SMS advertisement will be landing in their mobile set, there are others, like James Robinson of Australian […]

A poor editorial decision or a brilliant context satire?

December 8, 2007

Context hidden messages have always been of the most powerful journalistic weapons against most kinds of censorship. Israel has an active by-law military censorship since it was founded and Israeli journalists have been practicing this strategy since that very same day. Whether the nature of the restriction is political, military or commercial, the context in […]

Bubble 2.0? Laugh until you cry.

December 7, 2007

“Need a good domain name, must be cheap, can’t be lame Something cool like Flickr, Meebo Wikiyou, Mahalo, Bebo Telephone without the T Diggg but with a triple G Make your elevator switch Code it up and hit the switch.” Anyone who was part of the IT industry back in 1999 knows the word “bubble” […]

YouTube HD Upload Trick – 960×540@6000kbit/s

December 7, 2007

“The same old Sonnenblumen teaser, uploaded with a trick to bypass recompression by the YouTube encoder. It works with Flash video converted by Total Video Converter. Unless you stay below a certain files size and meet a few other criteria, videos with high resolution and high bitrates are accepted without change.”

Smart ForTwo: Eurobest 2007 Print Grand Prix Campaign

December 7, 2007

By now, it’s clear that being environment friendly is not enough. Delivering the message properly is also a major requirement. It should therefore not be much of a surprise for anyone that Eurobest’s winning print campaign for the year of 2007 went to Contrapunto – a Spanish advertising agency from Madrid for their innovative Smart […]

Video Game Pantomime

December 6, 2007

Hilariously funny. Via random-good-stuff

Access Denied: Twitter joins blocked site list in the United Arab Emirates

December 6, 2007

If you made a reactionary old fashioned stuck in the past bad guy angry you must have done some good. Thus, my congratulations go to Twitter this morning for joining the lauded halls of the sites banned for speaking too freely. As reported by mashable.com, the United Arab Emirates has just decided that its residents […]

Jay is Games: Casual, Flash and Puzzle game reviews

December 5, 2007

It was just a while ago when I mentioned how there are many signs that logic puzzles are making their way to mainstream media. It was just until about three years ago that language independent logic puzzles where still an offstream hobby of a few westerns but today they seem to be a legitimate segment […]

Mini Low Carbonfootprint Hanuka Menorah with Superbright leds

December 5, 2007

Of all the somewhat crazy kinda cute but still cool things I saw on shops this Hanuka this electronic soldering kit for 5 mm LED mini-menorahs is my winner for this year. Available for all-affordable $10 you might still have enough time to order one of those low carbonfootprint mini-menorah and save the planet. Available […]