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Keeping your devices and info secure this holiday season (and win a trip!)

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With the holiday season in full swing, it’s easy to forget about the importance of privacy and security in this world of endless digital devices. More and more of our electronics are constantly connected to the Internet through cloud services, providing more and more entry points into our homes for those with nefarious intentions. McAfee reached out to me with some tips on staying secure when using different devices, and they’re good enough to be shared, as they just might help you avoid a privacy-related disaster. Additionally, McAfee is running a sweepstakes where the grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Iceland. More details on that at the end of this article.

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VIDEO: Robert Pattinson, Camille Rowe Star in Dior Homme Ad

No one does the mysterious and brooding type better than Robert Pattinson, which is likely why the folks over at Dior casted him as the mysterious, brooding love interest opposite model Camille Rowe.

Released earlier today, the black-and-white (save for the end - ooh that's artsy!) clip sees Pattinson and Rowe as a fashionable-but-rebellious couple smoking cigarettes and causing a ruckus at a fancy dinner hall. Because, naturally, when you wear Dior Homme, you're compelled to act like you're in a French New Wave film.

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T-Mobile launches ‘No More Mr. Nice Girl’ brand campaign (video!)

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Corporate News, Videos,

T-Mobile No More Mr Nice Girl

This morning, T-Mobile released the full version of its new "No More Mr. Nice Girl" campaign, which sees its spokesmodel, Carly, ditching the magenta dresses the normally wears in exchange for a magenta and black leather jumpsuit. She then hops on a Ducati and drives off, which we guess signifies that the company is no longer playing games and is getting serious about competing. We don't really know. I mean, if that were true, then they'd stop referring to HSPA+ as 4G, but, that seems to be the cornerstone of the new campaign. Ah well. At least Carly looks cool. Peep the commercial spot for yourself after the jump.

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Megan Fox Gets Hand Double for Super Bowl Commercial

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Television, Videos,


Although was seen reclining in a bubble bath in her new Super Bowl ad, a hand double was used for close-up shots of her playing with Motorola’s new Blur smart phone.

The model was brought in because Megan has a genetic condition called brachydactyly, which means she has clubbed thumbs. (You can see some pictures of her hands here.)

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Lost Producers Not Aware of Bud Light Super Bowl Commercial


Jay Leno and David Letterman’s Super Bowl commercial wasn’t the only spot yesterday to mock some television drama. ABC’s Lost also became the focus of one of Bud Light’s many ads.

Given the similarities between the actual show and the clip, you’d have thought executive producers and Damon Lindelof were somehow involved. Well, they weren’t—but that doesn’t mean they didn’t enjoy the commercial.

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Kardashian Sisters Want You to Watch Them, Their Show

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, Cable, Gossip,

Kardashian sisters in lingerie

I’m not sure if this is one of E!‘s smartest promos yet, or the channel’s biggest waste of time.

Since is apparently entering its fourth season, someone - for some reason - is watching this program already. But then, I guess no one’s really tuning in to hear these girls talk, right?

Oh - and in case you didn’t notice: the show returns on December 13th. (It says it there in the fine print on the bottom.)

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Swift, Wentz, Cuomo, and Barker Appear in New Band Hero Ad

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Music, Internet, News, Video,

Taylor Swift, Pete Wentz, Rivers Cuomo, and Travis Barker appear in new Band Hero commercial

Continuing with its string of Risky Business-inspired commercials, Activision’s latest TV spot stars Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. With a quartet like that, how could any marketing exec not feel accomplished at what she does?

Shot last week in Los Angeles by director Brett Ratner, the four musicians rock out to Taylor’s song, “Love Story” (seen after the jump). It’s cute how the guys are slightly dwarfed by Taylor’s model-esque height. The game is out in stores now.

I want to play Band Hero with Rivers Cuomo!

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Emma Watson Fronts Burberry’s Fall/Winter ‘09 Campaign

Emma Watson for Burberry

While Miley Cyrus convinces Max Azria to do a line for Wal-Mart, Emma Watson is receiving praise in the fashion world for her work in Burberry’s Fall/Winter ‘09 campaign.

Not unlike the British fashion house’s ad campaigns in the past, the Harry Potter starlet shows off signature Burberry bags and trench coats alongside models Tom Guinness Taylor and Charlie France (who surprisingly do a great job at making her look much older than 19).

As I am a fan of hers, I’m clearly inclined to give her a thumbs-up. After all, she’s been a favorite of Karl Lagerfeld for some time. That’s basically a golden pass for approval in the fashion world, no?

More pictures after the jump!

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Imagine That It’s 1968 with John Lennon Ad

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Videos, Rock,


Beatles fans might get a thrill when they see endorsing a philanthropic campaign from the grave…or, they might be a little weirded out.

In a new ad spot, Lennon’s voice and image are used to promote “One Laptop per Child,” a project that offers solar-powered computers to poverty-stricken kids. As we all know, John Lennon died from gunshot wounds in 1980 (almost exactly twenty-eight years ago). His widow Yoko Ono approved the endorsement for the “Laptop” foundation.

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AT&T Go Phone Sweet Commercial

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Videos,

The official shopping season has begun, and we will be inundated with commercials over the next few weeks. We are already impressed with those from Apple and the BlackBerry Storm, and we are very pleased to see the repeat of one of our favorites. It features the voices of Steve Buscemi and Norm MacDonald touting the wonderfulness of the Go Phone. AT&T’s prepaid deal is a good one if your budget can’t handle a monthly bill and they offer up to a $20 bonus for every $100.00 you spend.

 

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