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YouTube becomes a TV station tomorrow

Submitted by: Gil @ 11:32 PM | Thursday, March 11, 2010 | (url: http://www.smh.co...)

yt's gonna stream Cricket games from India.
www.youtube.com/ipl

March 12, 2010 - 12:02PM
YouTube's first major move away from being a video-sharing site and towards an online TV destination begins early tomorrow morning when it begins streaming free live Indian Premier Cricket League matches.

The Google-owned YouTube yesterday unveiled eight sponsors, half of which are global brand names. HSBC, Hewlett Packard, Coca Cola, Samsung, Indian mobile phone company, Airtel, Honda motorcycles, an Indian university, and one of the teams, the Bangalore-based Royal Challenger team were named as sponsors of the initial 56 matches of this season.

YouTube does not disclose the dollar size of the sponsorship packages but interviews with executives have indicated that because this initiative is a new one they are not asking advertisers to pay over the odds.

At least 32, 30-second ads will appear during the play in each match watched live or on demand later.

The cricket deal is part of YouTube's ambition to become a destination for internet users as a place not just to upload content but watch it, in the form of movies, sport and concerts, said Leigh Terry managing partner of media buyers OMD.

"Rather than just going to YouTube and searching for a video they hope to become a destination much like a portal where people can go for a variety of content, not just sports," he said

"I have a feeling that this is just going to be the first [of others] to come."

Mr Terry said that while YouTube's success at attracting audiences was not in doubt - an estimated 36 million videos are watched by Australians each month - it had struggled to gain advertising dollars. "The audience hasn't been the problem, it's the quality and the exclusivity of the content," he said, adding that initiatives such as this addressed that.


Curt Schilling's All-Star Role-Playing Game Has A Publisher And A Mystery Title

Submitted by: Ezlpo @ 06:27 PM | Tuesday, March 9, 2010 | (url: http://kotaku.com...)

Call it Project Mercury, and as of March 9th, call it an EA game. The epic role-playing game that won't confirmed! be called The Adventures of Curt Schilling has a home and a whole lot of mystery around it.


Tribalwar Steam/PSN/XBL/Wii ID Repository created.

Submitted by: Gundam @ 07:55 PM | Saturday, February 27, 2010 | (url: http://tw.digital...)

Help fill the database. :)

http://www.tribalwar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606483


Cuban Doctors Helped Haiti Majorly, noone cared

Submitted by: Goshin @ 12:57 PM | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | (url: http://english.al...)

http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/01/201013195514870782.html


Among the many donor nations helping Haiti, Cuba and its medical teams have played a major role in treating earthquake victims.

Public health experts say the Cubans were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris and to revamp hospitals immediately after the earthquake struck.

However, their pivotal work in the health sector has received scant media coverage.

During a visit to La Paz hospital in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, Dr Mirta Roses, the director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) which is in charge of medical coordination between the Cuban doctors, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and a host of health sector NGOs, described the aid provided by Cuban doctors as "excellent and marvellous".

La Paz is one of five hospitals in Haiti that is largely staffed by health professionals from Havana.


western media is fucking ridiculous
also, we should probably end the cuban embargo, start up trade, and let americans go vacation there woo woo!

Category: Politics | 9 Comments
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Afghan Taliban Military Leader Captured

Submitted by: Goshin @ 11:23 AM | Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | (url: http://english.al...)

owned, turrists

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/02/201021642737235803.html

Mullah Abdul Ghani Brader, a senior Taliban military commander, has been captured in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, US media has reported.

According to The New York Times, Mullah Brader, the Afghan Taliban's number two, was captured in a secret raid by US and Pakistani intelligence forces several days ago.

Citing US government officials, the newspaper said Mullah Brader had been in Pakistani custody for several days and was being interrogated by US and Pakistani agents.

The New York Times described him as the most significant Taliban figure captured since the start of the Afghanistan war.
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Mullah Brader is believed to have been in day-to-day command of the group's leadership council, the so-called Quetta Shura, ever since the group's founder and leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, disappeared from view in the aftermath of September 11 attacks in 2001.


Pentagon Looks to Breed Immortal Synthetic Organisms, Molecular Kill-Switch Included.

Submitted by: CrazyTexan @ 04:45 PM | Monday, February 8, 2010 | (url: http://www.switch...)

Apparently the department of defense wants to fund research on how to create loyal immortal "synthetic organisms." The organisms even come with a kill switch just in case.

Category: General | 28 Comments
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Google responds to Steve Jobs; Nexus One Gets Mutlitouch

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:16 AM | Thursday, February 4, 2010 | (url: http://blogs.zdne...)

Not 24 hours after Steve Jobs told his minions that Googles Dont Be Evil mantra was B.S. (or crap depending on who you listen to) Google answers by pushing out an Android update to Nexus One users that includes multi-touch (and other Android goodness).

Google, up until yesterday, left multi-touch off its U.S. Android phones, presumably in deference to Apples multi-touch patent.

It was also rumored that Apple asked Google not to release multitouch in the U.S. to avoid the IP aggression weve seen it take against Palm for including multi-touch in the Pre.

Category: Technology | 134 Comments
Tags: apple google

Leaked Duke Nukem Forever Gameplay Video

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:17 AM | Monday, February 1, 2010 | (url: http://www.videog...)

The site is in german but that is where the video is embedded.


NASA finds cocaine in shuttle hangar

Submitted by: Yakuza @ 04:25 AM | Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | (url: http://www.cnn.co...)

(CNN) -- NASA says it has launched an investigation after finding cocaine in a processing hangar for a space shuttle at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

A small amount of cocaine was found in a restricted area of the processing hangar for the shuttle Discovery, NASA said in a statement.

"This is a rare and isolated incident, and I'm disappointed that it happened, but it should not detract from the outstanding work that is being done by a dedicated team on a daily basis," Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana said in the statement.


Intels Earnings Up an Astounding 875%

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 09:09 AM | Friday, January 15, 2010 | (url: http://mashable.c...)

The worlds largest chipmaker just wowed Wall Street and the tech world with its latest earnings report. The publicly-traded company reported a net income of $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009, up an amazing 875% from its $234 million earnings in the fourth quarter of 2008. This more than beat Wall Street expectations.

While we wont go into detail over the financial numbers (you can do that here [PDF]), we do want to highlight some of the key stats:

- Revenues in Q4 2009 rose to $10.6 billion, a climb of 28% from $8.3 billion last year.

- However, if you look at the big picture, Intel had a better 2008 than 2009. 2009 revenues were $35.1 billion, while 2008 revenues reached $37.6 billion. Thats a 7% difference.

- Intel predicts revenues of approximately $9.7 billion in Q1 2010, above Wall Street estimates.

- Around a year ago, at the heart of the economic collapse, Intel decided to invest $7 billion into new chip plants. It looks to be paying off.

Intels Q4 report is one of the first to come out this year, but it wont be the last. If Intels numbers are any indication though, were nearing the light at the end of the tunnel.

Category: Hardware | 20 Comments
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Netflix Coming to the Wii

Submitted by: Rayn @ 05:04 PM | Wednesday, January 13, 2010 | (url: http://www.pcworl...)

* free dvd from netflix for subscribers will allow them to stream netflix shit like the other 2 systems
* free unlike xbox live
* its only 480p
* not really sure when this comes out but i don't get netflix anyway

Category: Console Gaming | 15 Comments
Tags: wii

Poll: Choose the best bowl game of the 09-10 season!

Submitted by: MaDAssassin @ 02:24 AM | Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | (url: http://www.digita...)

With the bowl season nearing its championship game many are left wondering what the consensus is on the best bowl game of the season. Several bowls such as the Outback Bowl and Humanitarian bowl included some of the most epic football endings for the regular season, let a lone the bowl season.

You decide which bowl games were the best.


WoW, Blizzard helps bust drug dealer

Submitted by: FOURSTAR @ 09:54 PM | Friday, January 1, 2010 | (url: http://kokomopers...)

Man deals drugs in the USA and becomes part of an investigation. He skips town to Canada with local police and US Marshals looking for him. Tips from friends tell the detective, a World of Warcraft player himself, that he often played "witches and warlock" aka WoW. Detective sends information to Blizzard to see if they can help. Months later they send back information including his IP address, billing address and what server he frequents. The detective contacted the US Marshals, who contacted the Mounties who deported him to Minneapolis where the Marshals picked him up.

Morale of the story, don't play World of Warcraft.


Authorities say SD driver of stolen van's blood alcohol content was .708, a possible

Submitted by: TooSmoothe @ 11:15 AM | Thursday, December 31, 2009 | (url: http://www.startr...)



RAPID CITY, S.D. - South Dakota authorities say a woman found passed out in a stolen delivery van earlier this month registered a blood alcohol content of .708 nearly nine times the legal limit and a possible record for the state.

Meade County State's Attorney Jesse Sondreal said Wednesday that 45-year-old Marguerite Engle, who recently moved from Minnesota, was found slumped over the van's steering wheel along a highway on Dec. 1.

He says the highest blood alcohol content state chemists he spoke with could recall was a .56. The state's legal limit is .08.

Authorities say Engle missed an initial court hearing Dec. 15, but that they found her Monday in another stolen vehicle, and that she had been drinking.

She was being held on two counts of driving under the influence. It wasn't immediately clear if she was facing other charges.

Her attorney declined comment.


X-Box 360 theft suspect busted after online gaming sesh

Submitted by: nSpectre @ 01:56 PM | Wednesday, December 30, 2009 | (url: http://www.thereg...)

From tagged to fragged

By John Leyden

Posted in Crime, 30th December 2009 11:48 GMT

An alleged X-Box 360 thief was tracked down after he forgot to disable the game console's auto sign-in feature before hopping on the net.

Jeremy Gilliam, 22, from the Bronx in New York City, was arrested after the victim of a theft noticed a gametag he had set up in a recently stolen console had appeared online. The victim told his parents who, in turn, notified the police.

Microsoft assisted in a subsequent investigation that led back to the internet connection for the house of Gilliam's grandmother. Police obtained a warrant and searched the premises where they found stolen games, laptops, and satnavs. Gilliam, who already faces car theft charges, was subsequently charged with burglary offences.

More on the story can be found in an article by the New York Post here and posts on gaming blogs.

Category: Console Gaming | 7 Comments
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