Category Archives: Interesting News

Google buys You Tube

Today Google acquired You Tube. Should be very interesting in what features are added. Even more interesting will be the DMCA lawsuits that are sure to come for potential copyright infringement. Different than Napster – You Tube is actually hosting the videos – many of which contain IP rights of others.
For example, the video below contains the IP rights of several parties. Fair Use? You be the judge.
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New rule forbids tailgate drinking at Penn State games

New rule forbids tailgate drinking at Penn State games:

Hoping to cut down on underage drinking and create a safer postgame environment, Penn State is banning alcohol at parking lot tailgate parties during football games inside Beaver Stadium.

(Via ESPN.com – College Football.)

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HD Beat offers great HDTV content

One of the weblogs I read daily in addition to Engadget is HD Beat. Here is a recent post from their blog:

HDTV Listings for January 14, 2006:

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Jake "The Snake" PlummerWhat we’re watching: Two of the best AFC teams in the NFL take to the 1080i gridiron on CBS tonight. The Patriots step up to Mile-High Stadium to tackle the Broncos at 8 p.m. and this game could go either way. If for any reason the game gets one-sided (which I doubt), I’ll be jacking in to “The Matrix” on TNT-HD at 10:30 p.m. for a 1080i showing. The Oracle already told me who wins the football game anyway…
After the jump is our traditional listing of HD programs throughout the night.

Here are some other HDTV programs showing on selected networks today. All times are Eastern and reruns are in italics:

ABC (720p): Figure Skating: U.S. Championships (8 p.m.)

CBS (1080i): NFL Playoffs: Patriots at Broncos (8 p.m.)

NBC (1080i): Crossing Jordan (8 p.m.), Medium (9 p.m.), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 p.m.), Saturday Night Live with host: Scarlett Johansson (11:30 p.m.)

Fox (720p): NFL Playoffs: Redskins at Seahawks (4:30 p.m.)

Discovery-HD (1080i): Sunrise Earth (7 p.m.), Destination HD: Poland(8 & 11 p.m.), Chasing Lance (10 p.m.)



ESPN-HD (720p):
Sportscenter (10:30 p.m.)

HBO-HD (1080i): The Phanton of the Opera (5:30 p.m.), Ocean’s Twelve (8 p.m.), Spider-Man 2 (10:15 p.m.)

HDNet Movies (1080i): A Passage to India (7:15 p.m.), Apocalypse Now Redux (10 p.m.)

Showtime-HD (1080i): Son-in-Law (7 p.m.), Masters of Horror (10 & 11 p.m.)

(Via HD Beat.)

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Purdue quarterback Kirsch declares for NFL draft

Purdue quarterback Kirsch declares for NFL draft:

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue quarterback Brandon Kirsch will forgo his final season of eligibility and enter the NFL draft.

“I had a good time at Purdue, but I feel that it’s time for me to move on,” Kirsch said Friday in a news release issued by the school. “I went through the evaluation process, talked to a lot of people and got some good reviews. That made the decision a little easier.”

Last season, Kirsch started six times and played in eight games, completing 59.1 percent of his…

(Via ESPN.com – College Football.)

Did I miss something? He only started in six games and didn’t play Ohio State or Michigan this year. Another year could really help him. Oh well.

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Apple Unveils New iMac with Intel Core Duo Processor

Apple Unveils New iMac with Intel Core Duo Processor:

Running Mac OS X on the new Intel Core Duo processor, the new iMac delivers performance that is up to twice that of its predecessor. The widely praised iMac design now features dual-core processors, a built-in iSight camera for video conferencing and the breakthrough Front Row media experience with the Apple Remote. [Jan 10, 2006]

(Via Apple Hot News.)

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Bush Calls for Massive Rebuilding

Bush Calls for Massive Rebuilding:

Bush prepared the nation for a massive rebuilding effort, laying out an open-ended reconstruction plan, one of the biggest in history, in a TV address from New Orleans that he hoped would slow his political slide. (Read excerpts)

(Via WSJ.com: What’s News US.)

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