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December 10, 2008  1:20 PM

Skype tutorial demos



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
collaboration, communications, environmentalism, free, gadgets, lifehack, Mobile, Mobile Computing, multimedia, new media, podcasting, Skype, Uncategorized, useful, video, VoIP, Web 2.0

This video takes you through the process of making free calls with Skype from downloading the software to connecting: [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/rdyuqhht1Mg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent"...

November 15, 2008  4:21 PM

g-speak: Oblong brings the “Minority Report” operating system to science reality



Posted by: GuyPardon
buzz, cool, creativity, culture, data, demonstration, display, entrepeneurship, fun, futurism, geek, immersive 3D worlds, innovation, interactive media, interesting, interface, Internet, invention, media, multimedia, operating systems, science, Technology, tool, video, virtual, virtual reality

William Gibson noted recently that the cyberpunk fiction he'd been writing over the past quarter century has now become science fact. Pattern Recognition and Spook Country are both set in near-futures with technology and social norms that...


August 7, 2008  4:31 PM

How you can watch the Olympics live online (and what sysadmins can do about it)



Posted by: GuyPardon
communications, cool, event, feeds, free, Google, government, hacking, howto, interactive media, Internet, IPTV, media, Microsoft, multimedia, participation, resource, streaming, Sun Microsystems, Technology, useful, video, Web applications, Web services, wiki, Yahoo!, YouTube

After years of buildup, the Olympics are about to kick off tomorrow in Beijing. As Shamus McGillicuddy reports,


June 27, 2008  8:42 AM

Have you got your avatar yet? Gartner says you will.



Posted by: Ivy Wigmore
business, culture, futurism, gaming, immersive 3D worlds, interactive media, multimedia, new media, participation, predictions, social networking, virtual reality, virtual worlds, Web 2.0

lara-croft.jpgIt's 2008. Do you know where your avatar...

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May 16, 2008  9:21 AM

Screencast: Learn how to watch video on Ubuntu



Posted by: GuyPardon
applications, demonstration, freeware, howto, interactive media, IPTV, learning, Linux, multimedia, open source, operating systems, screencast, video

This screencast from Ubuntu.com shows how to play media, like online movies and DVDs, in Hardy Heron and other versions of the Linux operating...


May 6, 2008  8:38 AM

Video: CommuniGate’s Pronto! demo shows what a real-time communications dashboard can do



Posted by: GuyPardon
aggregator, applications, communications, demonstration, display, interface, messaging, multimedia, personalization, portal, productivity, software, tool, video, YouTube

This video, uploaded by CommuniGate, demonstrates Pronto!, their take on a unified communications dashboard. [kml_flashembed...


March 17, 2008  10:20 AM

Video: Sony’s flexible OLED



Posted by: GuyPardon
cool, desktop, display, gadgets, hardware, innovation, invention, media, Mobile, multimedia, Technology, video, YouTube

This clip demonstrates a prototype of Sony's flexible OLED display. The color screen is only 0.3mm thick and fully flexible, even while content is being player upon it. ...


March 14, 2008  11:39 AM

Video: Scott Forstall demonstrates Touch Fighter at the Apple SDK launch



Posted by: GuyPardon
Apple, applications, buzz, code, cool, design, Development, display, downloads, event, fun, gadgets, gaming, geek, interface, invention, Mobile, multimedia, news, programming, software development, video, YouTube

Two weeks and less than 10,000 lines of code result in this demonstration of a starfighter action game on an iPhone that takes advantage of the device's accelerometer, touch screen and high contrast display. This is a great use of the interface and should inspire some creative thinking the software...


March 7, 2008  10:16 AM

Video: How to log into websites using OpenID



Posted by: GuyPardon
authentication, blogging, business, collaboration, community, cool, free, howto, interactive media, Internet, interoperability, learning, multimedia, open source, tool, trend, tutorial, useful, video, Web services, word meanings, YouTube

One of our newest definitions explains OpenID:

"OpenID is a decentralized single sign-on authentication system for the Internet. The goal of the OpenID initiative is to allow users to log in...


March 6, 2008  2:35 PM

Video: Twitter in Plain English



Posted by: GuyPardon
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CommonCraft.com is already well known in the blogosphere and social media world for creating brilliant, lucid short videos that explain tricky concepts. The two-person team that make up CommonCraft (

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