Month: April 2009

New Uses for Twitter: Tweeting History vs. MTV Show

Back when I originally reviewed Twitter (over a year ago), I asked the question: Is it a waste of time or extremely valuable? At the time, I had no idea it would take off like it has today. But now that it has, it seems to moving more toward “extremely valuable” and further away from

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Month: April 2009

Why Warner Bros. Swapping HD DVDs for Blu-ray Discs Won’t Work

Warner Brothers had come up with a slick promotion to get some much needed buzz around Blu-ray. My consensus: great idea but flawed execution. Here’s how it works (and why it won’t work): You send in the cover art sleeve (keep the disc) and the UPC from your HD DVD movies. And for $4.95 per

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Month: April 2009

Having Fun at Work: Microsoft Gamers Event

The Microsoft Games for Windows team working with the SideWinder (gaming hardware) team put together a fun event a few days ago. Of course, I may be saying it was fun because I won third place in one tournament and first place in another. Winnings included everything I needed for a lazy weekend: Fallout 3,

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Month: April 2009

Month: April 2009

Month: April 2009

Latest Laptop Hunters Ad Shows Off PCs with Blu-ray & Remote

Meet Lisa and her son Jackson, who’s looking for “speed, big hard drive, and a good gaming computer” for under $1,500. After a quick look at some PCs, Lisa says, “Let’s go see the Macs, they’re kind of popular at this age.” But then, Lisa points out that “…these are way more money, dude” quickly

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Month: April 2009

New Microsoft Ad: Macs are “so sexy” but…

Microsoft just came out with its second Laptop Hunters video. Personally, I think this one is better than the first one, but you decide (embedded below). We’ve got a guy with a $1,500 budget looking for portability, battery life, and power. And he says he’s “technically savvy” and knows what he wants. Tweet

Month: April 2009