Friday, January 19, 2007

DivX at CES

Pure Pwnage visited the DivX booth for 45 minutes to give a rare, insider's commentary on the evolution of the show. The video is also available in HD on the same Stage6 channel. Don't forget to watch Jeremy and Kyle play Wii with Gej and pwn noobs from the CES audience, in part 2 of this video.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Alternatives to Apple iPhone

If you were excited by the iPhone announcement, you may have missed photos of the LG wide-screen smartphone,LG KE850

The Sony w880 also looks promising.

The OpenMoko FIC Neo1973 Smartphone was announced several months ago and will be available in February, 2007.

As I've pointed out in previous postings, I'm not a big fan of all-in-one devices. Yes, the iPhone includes a camera, a music player, and PDA functionality. However, the 2 Megapixel camera isn't likely to replace my 10 Megapixel Pentax, the 8 Gig music player won't replace my 30 Gig iPod, and iPhone lacks the applications available on the iPaq. I expect my PDA to include Word, Excel, handwriting recognition, DivX Mobile Player, removable memory cards, IRDA, and maybe most importantly, the ability to install 3rd party applications.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Funnier with a Duck?

The Laugh Lab was created to analyze humor among various cultures. Researchers collected a lot of jokes and visitors rated them. Among the findings, ducks were concluded to be the funniest animals. Furthermore, statistically, the best jokes have an average length of 103 words.

However, I noticed that the funniest joke the lab uncovered was only 102 words long and had no mention of a duck. So, by adding the word duck, I have attempted to improve upon the world's funniest joke. Here it is:

A couple of New Jersey duck hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?” The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?"