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50% drop in Americans’ interest in science and tech in past 20 years

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

pewresearch.org — Pew has released an extensive analysis of three decades of its news consumption data. Among the key findings, since the 1980s, the percentage of the public who say they follow news about science and technology “very closely” has dropped by half. Meanwhile, the percentage of Americans who say they follow personalities and entertainment has doubled.More…
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Lego Star Wars Wii with lightsaber motion control to debut on October 26

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

arstechnica.com — LucasArts and Travellers Tales, in conjunction with the International Interactive Entertainment Festival in Nottingham, have announced that Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga will be playable at this year’s Gamecity event, complete with motion-controlled lightsaber action.More…
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Microsoft exec dumped $9 million in stock prior to Red Ring announcement

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

arstechnica.com — Xbox President of Entertainment and Devices Robbie Bach apparently unloaded $9.2 million worth of shares right before Microsoft officially announced the Red Ring of Death issue with the Xbox 360.More…
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Warner Bros. new “Total HD” disc tries to settle Blu-ray/HD DVD war

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

news.com.com — Warner Bros plans to announce a new single videodisc, called a Total HD disc, that can play films and television programs in both Blu-ray and HD DVD. They hope to make the new generation of DVD entertainment easier on the consumer by making movies and television libraries available in BOTH formats on a SINGLE disc.More…
(Tech Industry News)

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The simplest DVR is Linux, and thats no myth!

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

blogs.ittoolbox.com — I have had a television card in my computer for many years. As my computer is my all round entertainment/work/learning system I use it for watching television as well. Not to mention that my taste in programs doesn’t agree with what my other half likes.More…
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Borders Adds TV Watching to Its Bookstores’ Entertainment

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

nytimes.com — Borders has been installing 37-inch flat-screen televisions to show original programming, advertisements, news and weather in its bookstores.More…
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Internet freedom must never be taken for granted

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

freep.com — The Internet has the power to change human lives and spur economic growth, but that power is threatened around the world. Why? Because the Internet threatens established industries of all kinds — governments, traditional telecommunications companies and traditional entertainment companies — and they are fighting back, using every tool they have.More…
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The Microsoft publicity machine steamrolls forward

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

dotnetaddict.dotnetdevelopersj… — Lately I’ve been seeing a lot of publicity around some Microsoft products and not all of it has been blatantly labeled as advertising. In fact, a lot of it is designed to look like unbiased opinion from bloggers, or worse, commentary from an entertainment news reporter! Is this wrong or am I just old fashioned?More…
(Programming)

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Xbox 360 Exclusive “Halo 3” Registers Biggest Day in US Entertainment Histo

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

gamertagradio.com — Microsoft today announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive game “Halo 3” has officially become the biggest entertainment launch in history, garnering an estimated $170 million in sales in the United States alone in the first 24 hours.More…
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Facebook Follies

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

blog.washingtonpost.com — Why your privacy is a small price to pay for entertainment!More…
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