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May, 2004

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    DVR users watch more ads?

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    According to a study at MediaPost DVR users actually watch more ads. "Most importantly, the research concludes that DVRs "recapture" TV commercial exposures that otherwise would have been "zapped" by non-DVR viewers. The study estimated that 51...
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    Meta-blogging

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    This is me blogging about Bruce Sterling blogging about him being here at Microsoft today . I just got back from seeing him talk, mostly about how to secure his parties but also anything else on his mind. I got a copy of his latest book The Zenith Angle...
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    Record set for most naked people on a rollercoaster

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    British students have set a record for the most naked people on a roller coaster... Read the story @ BBC News .
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    Canon i9900 review

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    I've always had good experiences with Canon printers so I was excited earlier this year to hear they would be releasing a new wide format bubblejet printer - the i9900 . I'd been thinking of buying a wide format printer for a while, but was waiting for...
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    New Media Center application - TVTonic MCE

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    TVTonic have made available a Media Center version of their application. Installing it lets you watch four channels they stream over the web - News, MoviePick, Cartoon Cow and Rawdio. Once installed it's available in More Programs inside Media Center...
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    New Media Center PCs from Sony and Alienware

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    I've spotted pictures of some new Media Center machines... First from Sony, the new Vaio Desktop R Series Looks like a very nice machine to me, although it's still looks like a PC. Next, Alienware are back in the Media Center market with their DHS series...
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    Read RSS feeds on Media Center with NewsGator

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    I haven't actually tried this yet, but it's a really cool idea - a version of NewsGator for Media Center, set up which feeds you want to read and NewsGator will display them on your Media Center so you can read them from the comfort of your sofa. Read...
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    Travelling with tech

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    As I mentioned in my last post, I recently got back from a two week holiday in China (there's a long article coming on that once I have time to write it). I took a minimum of tech toys with me - a phone (Sony Ericsson T68i, but not the charger, which...
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    I'm back and Media Center is going to Australia, Austria, Italy, The Netherlands and Switzerland!

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    I'm back from a couple of weeks holiday in China (actually I've been back for almost two weeks, but I've been really busy ;) ), which eventually I'll post an article about - including some photos taken with my Canon 10D and the Hitachi 4GB Microdrive...
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