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MobileMe shuts down tomorrow, time to migrate to iCloud

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Corporate News, Internet, Storage,

MobileMe shutdown

When Apple announced iCloud a year ago, it was with the intention of making cloud storage, syncing, and services mainstream. Demoting the computer to just another client that can access your centrally stored data. iCloud has been a success, but we know there are still some of you out there clinging on to your MobileMe iDisk storage for dear life. Well, while Apple has allowed you to continue to use the service, it's now coming to an end. MobileMe will shut its doors for good tomorrow, June 30th. You can still migrate your data to iCloud, and you should probably do that. There's no iDisk replacement though, so you might wanna just drag and drop any of that stuff over to Dropbox, which is a free (and awesome) replacement.

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Josh Hutcherson Names Puppy After Ryan Gosling

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Movies, Features,

Josh Hutcherson and his new puppyJosh Hutcherson has named his puppy after Ryan Gosling.

The 19-year-old Hunger Games star adopted a Blue Pit puppy from a rescue center last week and decided to call it Driver, after one of Ryan's film characters. "I'm obsessed with the movie Drive, and Ryan Gosling's character was named Driver. I always thought it was a good name for a dog so it just kind of worked out," he said.

The actor is looking forward to "taking it easy" for the next few months, after being worked into the ground by ex-Navy Seal Logan Hood to bulk up for his role in The Hunger Games:

"[Logan] just kicks ass. [He had me] flipping tires the parking lot and slamming baseball bats against body bags - crazy things! It was so unconventional, and you're working muscles you didn't even know you had. You're like, 'How am I possibly this sore?' I felt like with Logan, I was sore for four days afterwards, and we worked out five days a week, so I was in a constant state of soreness!"


Carey Mulligan Praises Drive Director, Ryan Gosling

Carey Mulligan on the set of DriveCarey Mulligan loves the "brutal" honesty of director Nicolas Winding Refn. The Oscar-nominated actress worked with the filmmaker on new movie Drive, and says it was a dream come true because he's always been someone she's admired.

"I emailed my agent and said, 'I just want to work with someone like Nicolas Winding Refn - anyone who makes films like he does.' Nick is the most brutally honest person I have ever come across and when we walked into his house he turned around and said, 'Ah, Carey, you were much fatter last time we met!' He will always tell me if I'm being rubbish. And from then on we just had the best time making Drive. He was on my fantasy wish list, so I was just thrilled to be in it."

As well as working with Nicolas, Carey loved starring alongside Ryan Gosling in the film as he was so easy to work with: "With Ryan it was just easy. He is such a brilliant actor. He is so prepared and he doesn't have to warm himself up to be in a scene. He just draws you in. We had scenes where we stared at each other with no words for three minutes until it was, like, weird. But somehow I kinda feel like it works because the rest of the film has all these very complex, witty, intelligent and terrifying characters. And this is the part of the film where there is a little bit of hope. It is quite nice."


CES 2008: Samsung announces 128GB SSD

Samsung 128 GB SSD

has unveiled their new 128GB (Solid State Disk) here at 2008. The new 1.8” drive connects to laptops via the SATA3 standard, and features a 70MB/sec write speed. These newly bumped up write speeds combined with the durability and low power consumption of SSD disks should mean a whole new crop of hard drive free laptops springing up in 2008 with stunning battery life and nearly instant-on performance.

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Mixtape USB Brings Back the 80s

Posted by Jenny Lewis Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Storage, USB,

mixtape-usbRemember mixtapes?  Not playlists burned to a CD, but real mixtapes on cassette, passed around among friends or maybe given to your crush.  All the thought that went into choosing the songs, the agonizing over what to put on the cover, the finger crossing that the last track wouldn’t get cut off due to the tape ending…  Mixtapes were awesome.  Well, we’re not here to start a revolution (not a cassette revolution, at least), so here’s the next best thing. 

The Mixtape USB Memory Stick has a capacity of 64 mb, which translates to about 12 tracks or 1 hour of music - just enough to get your point across musically.  The stick comes packaged in a gift box designed to look like an honest-to-goodness mixtape.  There’s even dedicated space to write out the track listing by hand, and spots to fill in To: and From:, so your BFF or crush never forgets who used those Phil Collins tracks to express their true feelings.  Design house SUCK UK is responsible for this bit of retro brilliance.

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Giving Back to Schools

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Business, Personal,

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I am all for giving back in anyway we can, especially to our education system because the teachers that work tirelessly to help mold our children into responsible, educated adults should not have to worry about such things as; do they have enough pencils, calculators, books, or any other supplies in order to teach their students successfully? When did our education system get to the point that these things are constant obstacles getting in the way of a teacher doing the job they were hired for? Instead, spending time worrying about who to convince to supply new books for the school library so their kids will be reading things that are relevant to our time now instead of 50 years ago?

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The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Coverage

Emmy AwardsThe 59th Annual Emmy Awards has not even started, yet I’m already sensing sensing a weird vibe about tonight’s telecast.  Will the show be a celebration of those young and new (e.g. Heroes)?  Will it be a tribute to those bowing out (James Gandolfini and crew)?  Or will performer Kanye West somehow manage to cast a controversial shadow over the rest of the ceremony?

What a difference a year makes.  Twelve months ago, we were still handing out trophies to stars from Will & Grace and The West Wing (those shows feel so five-years ago now).  Today, we welcome a new crop of nominees including Ugly Betty and 30 Rock for Best ComedyLast year, we were entertained by an always-hilarious Conan O’Brien.  This year, we are threatened by a song and dance number from this year’s host, Ryan Seacrest.  Last August, 24 snagged the award for Best Drama.  This September, it’s not even nominated (yet somehow Boston Legal is).

I think it would be safe to assume the voters would predictably (and respectfully) shower The Sopranos with honors, but I’ll still be crossing my fingers for an upset sometime tonight.  We’ll need something to talk about tomorrow…

Here’s the play-by-play of tonight’s events coming to you from the neglected West Coast!

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Super Hyped ‘Drive’ Cancelled

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Drama, FOX, House, Cancellations, Ratings,

Nathan FillionI don’t know what it was about the promos for Fox’s new show Drive, but whenever they were on, I tuned out. As a result, I had no idea what the show was even about. I tried to focus my attention on an ad for it once, but still didn’t understand what was going on. I guess I’m not the only one who tuned out. Drive has been cancelled after only three airings. And I still don’t know what it was about. Some kind of car race starring Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Drive only managed to muster up 5.6 million viewers overall. House repeats will fill the Monday void left by Drive. If you had tuned in for this show, and want more, two remaining episodes may air at some point or be put online.

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Will Summer Season Be Hot, or Just Lukewarm?

Remote Control It’s April, and that can only mean one thing: winter seasons are winding down so that new summer shows can blaze their way onto TV screens. But this year’s shows might not have enough spark to create a blaze…or even much warmth. This year’s summer shows from most major networks and cable channels center around new reality plots, as the summer season is always rife with new reality. Looking forward to summer renewals like Hell’s Kitchen, The Simple Life, and Kyle XY? Most summer favorites will be back for another run at big ratings, including Ghost Hunters (Sci-Fi Network), The Closer (TNT), and America’s Got Talent (NBC). But most networks are banking on brand-new shows to grab viewer attention, not old favorites. What’s fresh, new, and exciting about the summer season this year? If intense drama and reality melodrama appeal to you, then you’re all set for some great TV watching. Check out early previews on some of summer’s new, highly hyped, series.

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Fox Shuffles Schedule for Spring Premieres

Posted by Wendy Michaels Categories: Comedy, Drama, Prime Time, FOX,

'Til DeathWith new spring programming comes some creative shuffling of existing shows. For Fox, that means a couple of new dramas and a new comedy to fill the schedule. What does that mean for existing shows on the schedule? ‘Til Death, The War at Home and Standoff will still have a place on the network.

The new drama The Wedding Bells, from David E. Kelley, will premiere on Friday, March 9 at 9:00 p.m ET. The show looks at a wedding planning business and the family that owns it, and features Teri Polo, Sarah Jones, and KaDee Strickland. The Winner, from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, is a live-action comedy premiering on Sunday, March 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET. The show features The Daily Show correspondent Rob Corddry. Drive looks at the participants of an underground road race, and hits the network on Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

‘Til Death moves to Wednesdays, following American Idol, in March. The War at Home, moves to Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Standoff will premiere on Friday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

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