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Steve Jobs death tweet results in What’s Trending’s CBS deal dying

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

WhatsTrending Steve Jobs Tweet

Steve Jobs might be alive and kicking, but those responsible for posting a Twitter message suggesting otherwise have suddenly found a new death on their hands to talk about: The death of their Web show's affiliation with CBSNews.com.

The Twitter account for the web show "What's Trending" was responsible for the Friday Twitter message: "Reports say that Steve Jobs has passed away. Stay tuned for more updates." The problem? Jobs sure wasn't dead.

The show attempted to cover its bases by disavowing the death report minutes later, but armies of users retweeting the update had already cast the unconfirmed report out into cyberspace. And CBS was left to mop up the egg on its face–even though What's Trending shares no newsgathering partnership with the company, plenty of news reports started to attribute the erroneous tweet to, "a CBS Twitter account."

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Bloglines Goes Bad

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Editorial, Internet,

Bloglines Screenshot

If you are a subscriber of Bloglines, you may have noticed the frequency of red exclamation marks and error messages. This is what is known as a broken system. They are no longer updating some of the feeds. We understand that they have received numerous complaints and whining, but our solution is to switch to another RSS reader, a simple enough process. Click “Export” on the bottom left, save the opml file and import it to the reader of your choice. In an Internet that has so many choices, we are allowed to say, “We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.”

Update: It would appear that all that whining helped. Many of the feeds are updating again, however we are going to keep our backup feed all the same.

 

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More Reasons Why Regis Philbin Should Retire

A few months ago, I listed 8 reasons why I thought Regis Philbin should start making his retirement plans. Now I would like to add a #9 and #10.

#9. Back in May, the talk show host was talking about the recent American Idol finale when he said, “What happened to the past winners? Where are they today?”  When told by co-host that they come on their show “all the time,” Regis responded, “Really? I haven’t noticed.”

#10. Philbin, who actually went to the premiere of yesterday evening, sadly referenced Heath Ledger as ‘Keith Ledger’. (You can see that clip from today’s show below.)


Sex and the City: Boom in Frame?

Posted by Shannon Bennett Categories: New Line, Romance, Comedy, Filmmaking,

Sex and the City movie

I sincerely hoped this issue was only present at my screening and could be blamed on a lazy projectionist not wanting to work the graveyard shift for two theaters jam-packed with estrogen - but according to my Google search, I’m afraid not.

At the midnight showing of the new movie at the Waterford Lakes Plaza in Orlando, FL, viewers were awed by not just the return of the Fab Four, but by several occasions of boom microphones slipping into frame during the film.  At one point, even walks right up to what is clearly the top end of a Kino light or a flag on a C-stand.

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Nip/Tuck:  Remember to Turn Back Your Clocks!

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, Cable, Nip/Tuck,

Nip/TuckOkay – is it just me, or does this show have some serious issues with chronology?  I really do love and am willing to overlook its flaws for the sake of overall enjoyment, but the glaring errors with time cannot go without comment.

Going back to the show from two weeks ago—
Let’s assume that it took about a week for Sean to agree to the crematorium job that was presented to him (the mortuary couldn’t have let those dismembered corpses wait any longer.)  Are we supposed to believe that in the same amount of time: Gina pitched her proposal to Julia about the spa.. the ladies presented their plan to McNamara/Troy.. the building was purchased and permits were secured… and a crew had been hired and already started working??  Seriously—by the time Sean got around to dismembering Frankenlaura, the women were already

deep

into their project!!

Now let’s proceed to last week’s episode—
Let’s again assume that it took about a week for Christian to meet with a patient then eventually agree to saw off his leg.  In this short period of time:  the ladies were able to conceive a new semen-based product.. collect samples from a sperm bank… mix the final ingredients and package it.. present their idea to Joan Rivers.. get it on QVC.. and then already determine that they will turn a profit in their first year?

I mean, I know that women can multitask—and can move mountains when working in threes—but they’re not miracle workers.  It pains me to say this:  but we’re not gods.


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