Google now offers thousands of free music videos?

October 15, 2006

On thursday, Jason Liebman -from the google video team- announced that google is now offering on-demand music videos for free!

Google announced major partnerships with 2 of the world’s largest music companies: Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. Google will be streaming thousands of music videos on Google Video which will be ad-supported.

This could be the beginning of the end of YouTube, I guess:-( As for me YouTube still offers more music videos, they are easier to find and they are all free. So why even bother to visit google videos? I guess google’s next step will be to ban and remove all music videos from YouTube. I somehow don’t have a good feeling about google owning youtube, do you?

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Windows XP on a MacBook Pro

October 13, 2006

I’m looking forward to buy the most sexiest notebook ever made by human, a MacBook Pro 17″. I’m quite satisfied with the design, os and perfomance of the macbook, but there is only one problem!

I need Windows Operating System for most of my duties. Be it customer support, coaching, presentations and so on. Apart from that I should be able to implement the macbook in our company’s network infrastracture which is based on Microsoft windows and use most of the services available, e.g. SharePoint, Exchange Server, access to network drives etc.

I’m not sure how macOS works in a windows network but it would make my life a lot easier if I could also install Windows XP on it. Something like a dual-boot. There were rumors that this is now possible on Intel MacBooks. I read a lot on how to do this, but unfortunately I haven’t found someone who could prove it working. Some say it might work with microsoft’s vista but not with xp.

Do you think XP could run on a mac? Does anyone have experience with windows XP on a MacBook? Or witnessed XP running on a macBook pro?

MacBooks are very expensive and would like to be sure that Microsoft’s XP will run on it before I buy it (this month)!

Thanks for your feedback!

Broadcast Yourself, Video Sharing Portals

July 21, 2006

I am a huge fan of Broadcast Yourself Videos. New plattforms offering the same video sharing idea add up almost daily and it’s really hard to keep overview of these video broadcasting services.

  • Youtube
  • Google Video
  • iFilm
  • Metacafe
  • Dailymotion
  • Myspace
  • Angry Alien
  • AnimeEpisodes.Net
  • Badjojo
  • Blastro
  • Blennus
  • Bofunk
  • Bolt
  • Castpost
  • CollegeHumor
  • Current TV
  • Dachix
  • Danerd
  • DevilDucky
  • Double Agent
  • eVideoShare
  • EVTV1
  • FindVideos
  • Free Video Blog
  • Grinvi
  • Grouper
  • Hiphopdeal
  • Kontraband
  • Lulu TV
  • MySpace Video Code
  • Newgrounds
  • NothingToxic
  • PcPlanets
  • Pixparty
  • PlsThx
  • Putfile
  • Revver
  • Sharkle
  • SmitHappens
  • StreetFire
  • That Video Site
  • TotallyCrap
  • VideoCodes4U
  • VideoCodesWorld
  • VideoCodeZone
  • vidiLife
  • Vimeo
  • vSocial
  • Yikers
  • ZippyVideos

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First Wireless USB Devices

March 8, 2006

Wireless USB devices will start arriving the market in the third quarter(around September), and promises help for consumers frustrated with cables linking to their digital cameras, external disk drives, external dvd burners, music players, digital cameras etc.

Wireless USB, also known as WUSB, will permit the same data transfer speed of 480mbps (megabits-per-second) as the current wired USB 2.0 standard, but only requires tiny radios inside the computer or devices instead of cables.

“The first wireless USB devices are going to be external hard drives, cameras and printers”, said Jeff Ravencraft, chairman of the USB Implementers Forum and an Intel technology strategist.

In order for the wireless USB (wUSB) to be ready for the market, some aspects of this new technology have to be ironed out. A big step towards this was announced on Monday by the USB standards group, by introducing the Wireless Association Specification.

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Video game awards show to debut in 2007

February 13, 2006

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Science has unveiled a new annual television event, a co-venture with Dick Clark Prods. designed to showcase the year’s best video games and the creative teams that made them possible.The announcement came last week during the nonprofit organization’s DICE 2006 Summit in Las Vegas.

“The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Presents: The Year in Games” is set to debut in first-quarter 2007.

Jules Haimovitz, vice chairman and managing partner of Dick Clark Prods., said the audience for the show is “much, much broader than most people think, at least 12-49.”

He was reluctant to describe the show in detail, however, because the format is unique. “We’re creating a form of video that heretofore hasn’t existed, so it would be like trying to describe a music video to somebody in 1968,” Haimovitz said. “It will be entertaining even to those outside the game crowd.”

AIAS president Joseph Olin agreed the special will be much more than an awards show. Although its selection of games will be based on those titles making the shortlist for the DICE Awards — which honor achievement in many aspects of game creation — the show will focus more on how these titles became worthy of recognition.

Part of the program’s approach will be to incorporate insights from celebrities, consumers and well-known talents in the video game industry.

“Since its inception 10 years ago, the AIAS has honored the innovators of the industry,” Olin said. “The time is right for us to introduce these pioneers to the mass market, and we’re looking forward to making our dream a reality in tandem with Dick Clark Prods. through a major television special.”