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New MS Webcam: LifeCam NX-6000

The new LifeCam NX-6000 extends Microsoft’s existing series of webcams with a compact model designed specifically for notebook computers. Key features: High Definition video: 2.0 megapixel – (1280 × 1024 resolution) Video effects Still Image Resolution: 7.6 megapixel – (3200 × 2380 pixels, interpolated) Wide-angle lens with 71 degree field of view Automatic face tracking [...]


China: Censors open some access to Wikipedia (Access chart)

After having blocked access to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia for almost a year completely, China has now started to open up some parts of it. With the help of bloggers and Wikipedians across China Andrew Lih has created a chart of Wikipedia reachability from within China. The English language version (en.wp) is now widely accessible [...]


Reuters gets virtual Second Life

After companies like Major League Baseball, Harvard University, American Apparel Inc. and CNet.com today news giant Reuters announced that it has created a presence in the Second Life world. From its Virtual News Bureau chief “Adam Reuters” who’s real name is Adam Pasick will report regularly. He has setup virtual office and his office hours [...]


Full length (updated: was) online: Who killed the Electric Car?

Those of us that did not get a chance to watch Chris Pane’s documentary “Who killed the Electric Car?” when it was released during June 2006 now, thanks to Google Video, got a chance to watch it in full length from our computers. Wikipedia and IMDb both provide additional information on the movie. We have [...]


Happy Birthday Winnie the Pooh

Today its exactly 80 years ago that A. A. Milne’s book on the fictional bear Winnie-the-Pooh was first published with illustrations by E. H. Shepard. “Winnie-the-Pooh” was published by Methuen on October 14th, 1926, followed by “The House at Pooh Corner” (1928), and the poetry books “When We Were Very Young” and “Now We Are [...]


New Flight Simulator from Microsoft

The long awaited new version of Microsoft Flight Simulator will be hitting the stores next week. Microsoft Game Studios has further enhanced lots of the already exiting features of the previous version (Flight Simulator 2004). Additional missions as well as new planes are include with many other new features. Microsoft has created a great Flash [...]