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Black Xbox 360 Mockup

Posted by Sparky Categories: Xbox 360,

Black Xbox 360All of the audio/video fanatics out there can calm down - it looks like the Xbox 360 will possibly be available in both white and black. I know a lot of people were a little put off by the idea that the console would not fit in with most high end audio/visual equipment which is almost always black. Luckily this photo found on Joystiq helps dissuade our fears and gives hope that Microsoft will release the console in a more professional looking color.

Then again, being that this is a mock-up, you may just have to settle for a black faceplate.


Office Bow of DeathThis is yet another cool way to waste time at the office. The instructions for building your very own Office Bow of Death have arrived - you can destroy those in cubicles across the office after building this contraption. The best part is that it is made of supplies you can find in just about any corporate environment.

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Color Earbuds

Tad Grglewiecz was on one of the buses hit by the bombings a few days ago, and his doctors say that his earbuds saved his hearing:

Doctors told him his hearing was saved by his iPod earphones. He was treated at the scene by a female doctor from the British Medical Association, whose headquarters were next to the bus blast. “I was bleeding heavily, so without her help it could have been very serious for me. Last night I went into theatre to have my wounds cleaned. There were bits of bus in me. It was a miracle I was not more badly injured considering how close I was to the explosion. The help I received from people was extraordinary.”

Read More | Independent Online

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Unlockable video game content can be a wonderful thing. It can be a Pavlovian joy to have more stuff unlocked and to have your game play actions positively rewarded like a laboratory rat mouse working through the maze in a college psychology course. However there can be some darker B.F. Skinner type approach to unlockable game content that I must frown on. As time passes it seems like I have less and less time to play video games as I used to and it is really frustrating when a game developer will take most of the content in a game and only dish out a pittance at the beginning and then the game will demand hours after hours while dishing out a few new items and cars once and a while.

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Skype-Out FreeOkay, so we love Skype. The IM client/P2P VOIP client has been good to us. Today, they deliver yet another small token, as they present their first Free SkypeOut Day. In actuality, you only get 10 free SkypeOut minutes, so it is a bit misleading. To score your free ten, log in to Skype, and head to the My Account page. Do it quick, as you only have until the end of the day.

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Flickr Xbox Media Center

Now this is neat - Playfeed has a story on a Flickr plug-in for Xbox Media Center. Basically, it gives you just about every Flickr function available from the website within the confines of the XBMC application. To install the plug-in, you just download it and FTP it into the Xbox.

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Flickr Xbox Media Center

It’s thing like this that make me realize why I absolutely love having a modded Xbox. This Flickr plug-in for Xbox Media Center allows you to access all of your Flickr photos from the comfort of your living room. All you need to do is create a Flickr account, and dump your images there, and you will be able to pull them up on your Xbox over an Internet connection. Even better, you can view the images of other people as well using this interface. I love the presentation here as well, really well done.

Download | XBMC Flickr Plug-in

RSS is really an important topic to understand now. The majority of the Internet has yet to fully accept RSS, and this puts you at a distinct advantage to get your foot in the door early. Obviously, if you run a blog or content site, RSS is a no brainer. Nowadays, you can even use Google AdSense For Feeds or Feedster Media to monetize your feed. Now, if you sell items, you can use RSS to update your clients on new offerings (Woot does a great job of this), and even offer tracking information via RSS.

To launch your RSS feed to your readers create an article explaining why you are making an RSS feed available or if you have a blog, then blog about it. If you have a newsletter then add some information that will appear on each newsletter to tell your readers that they can get your newsletter via RSS. RSS will be a lot less maintenance for you than an email subscribers list.

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The Internet industry is booming and offers opportunities galore for internet businesses. Internet businesses are not just for computer whizzes anymore, not just for people with multiple college degrees or a rich background in business. Internet businesses are a viable economic solution to anyone owning a computer and willing to research their options. There are many benefits to owning an Internet business, and the list below contains only the very few to scratch the surface.

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The U.S. military needed a performance nutrition bar for the toughest customer in the world - the American soldier. Since they surmised that Power Bars were for sissies, they created the HOOAH! bar. The HOOAH! bar’s mission: to “improve the physical and mental performance of soldiers during sustained operations and under all climatic conditions.” I know a few people in the Army, and they actually do say that these things work. Who am I to argue with military personnel? The bars have already hit 7-11 and Amazon.

Read More | HOOAH! Bar Product Page