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Monday, March 26, 2007

Tiny Movie Projector Fits In Cell Phone

Some people ask why I get into technology so much and how I can talk about it every single day. Here's how...

Stupid, cool, little things like this prototype of TI's functioning projector in a wireless phone. Granted, the phone's a little larger than a lot of the phones on the market today, but those don't have projectors in them.

TI showed this to reporters at the CTIA Wireless show in Orlando this week. The phone doesn't work but the projector does. According to the press release,

The projector contains three lasers, a DLP chip and a power supply and measures
about 1.5 inches in length. With the projector, the cell phone can beam
DVD-quality video onto a screen or a wall, thereby allowing it to serve as a
video player or a television.

I want one.

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More Awards

YouTube announced its first-ever awards, naming winners in seven categories ranging from Best Comedy, Best Series to the Most Creative.

No surprise in that Most Creative contest...OK Go. The band. Their ubiquitous treadmill music video still captivates me; just how many takes did they do to get it right? Amazing. And that lead singer looks eerily like Chris Baker with big glasses and sideburns.

Check out all the winners here.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Top 40 Greatest Internet Superstars

This past weekend, VH1 aired its Web Junk Presents: 40 Greatest Internet Superstars and name Gary Brolsma, otherwise known as the Numa Numa guy, the number one Internet star. The special highlighted the 40 most memorable Internet stars of all time which included the Star Wars Kid, Lonelygirl15, Tila Tequila, Trin Guy, Mahir, Perez Hilton, the Diet Coke/Mentos guys and many more.

Full list (in order):

Gary Brolsma -- Numa Numa kid
Ghyslain Raza -- Star Wars Kid
Denny Blaze -- The Average Homeboy
Jessica Rose -- lonelygirl15
Tila Tequila -- most friends on MySpace
Perez Hilton -- gossip blogger
Chinese Backstreet Boys
OK Go --YouTube music video
Tom Anderson -- Myspace Tom
Ask a Ninja (Kent Nichols & Doug Sarine, creators)
Mike Caracciolo -- Kid from Brooklyn
Fritz Globe & Stephen Voltz -- Diet Coke and Mentos guys
Kyle MacDonald -- One Red Paperclip
Noah Kalina -- Noah Take a Picture Everyday
Jay Maynard -- Tron Guy
Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell -- Lazy Sunday
Lee Paige -- cop shoots self
Gino the Ginny
Tyson the Skateboarding Bulldog
Leslie Hall -- Gem Sweater
Little Superstar
Alabama Leprechaun
Matt Harding -- Where The Hell is Matt?
Jack Rebney -- RV Man
Mister Pregnant
Brian Atene -- Stanley Kubrick audition
Stevie Ryan -- Little Loca
Chuck Norris
Karyn Bosnak -- internet beggar
Ryan Holt -- balloon prank victim
Mahir Cagri
Chad Vader (Matt Sloan and Aaron Yonda, creators)
Jenni Ringley -- JenniCAM
Andy Milonakis
Rags the boxing kangaroo
Cindy Margolis -- World's Most Downloaded Woman
Ethan Chandler -- Bank of America singer
Joanna Repsold - ate a praying mantis


Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sam Says Whoop

Why is Sam Malone wearing an Aggie cap? He claims it was on sale for $10.99. Something tells me there were other school caps priced the same. I think he was just trying to piss me off.

Sam went to Temple University in Philly. At least he got to Texas soon enough and is keeping his "loyalty" in the Big 12. I personally would have preferred a Baylor lid or even Texas Tech over A&M.

Stay tuned for a burnt orange day in the TalkRadio 950 KPRC studios. I'm gonna brand a longhorn on his ass.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

MySpace Goes Politico

I'm baaaack. Sorry for the lapse in blogging but I just got back from a little business/Spring Break trip. Lake Tahoe was awesome...I learned to ski, didn't break a leg and won some shekels at the craps table. Other than gaining 5 pounds last week it was a helluva trip. Back to technological factoids...

I've been telling listeners how the major 2008 presidential candidates are using the web and how it will continue to play a key role in fundraising and gaining voters. tracks each candidates' web site and, just as interesting, how many friends each has on their MySpace profiles.

It boggles my mind how many more friends the Dems have over the elephants. Barack Obama leads every candidate with 66,000+ friends. Hillary trails with just about 30,000 friends and then John Edwards with about 14,000.

The Republican friends leader is our close neighbor Ron Paul, the 71-year old state Congressman from Surfside, Texas. Yep, with just over 4,000 friends he leads 2-to-1 over Mitt Romney and way ahead of Guliani, McCain and others. Heck, I've got almost as many friends as Brownback (feel free to add yourself to my list so I can move ahead of Guliani!).

Of course these friends of theirs don't mean much other than the fact they have some slick online and grassroots marketing. But MySpace is taking the election seriously, trying to emulate MTV's grown-up position for the 1992 Rock The Vote coverage.

The social networking site has launched a politics channel ahead. The Impact Channel, will feature links to the profiles of 10 presidential candidates — five Democrats and five Republicans.
MySpace attracted some 60 million U.S. users in December, according to comScore MediaMetrix, and about 90 million globally. According to MySpace, the Impact Channel will feature videos from the candidates, voter registration tools and job-listings. It will also feature fund-raising tools in the coming weeks.

So why do you think the Dems have more friends than the Repubs??

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