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Check out the new Seattle Mind Camp YouTube channel

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Sessions, Announcements,

We just created a Seattle Mind Camp YouTube channel, and have started uploading a bunch of content from previous Mind Camp events. You’ll find recaps of a couple of past events, clips of interesting happenings, as well as a bunch of great sessions, posted in their entirety. We will continue pushing out great content from Seattle Mind Camp events, and we’ll have a bunch of great content coming out of Mind Camp 6.0, which is now just two weeks away. If you haven’t already, be sure to pick up your tickets!


Wife Swap Family at Center of Helium Balloon Drama

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Prime Time, Reality, ABC, News, Video,

The Heene Family on Wife Swap

UPDATE: In an interview with CNN, Falcon Heene apparently claims to have pulled the stunt for a show.
UPDATE: Falcon Heene has been found safe. He had been hiding in an attic at his family’s home.

The missing child at the center of today’s wild balloon drama was no stranger to reality television.

Over the past year, 6-year-old Falcon Heene and his family have been the subject of two episodes of . The Colorado-based storm chasers first appeared on the show on October 3, 2008 and were then chosen as fan favorites for the program’s 100th episode on March 13, 2009. The Heene boys were also featured in a number of YouTube videos. (You can view one of those after the jump.)

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Read More | CNN

Sonos ZonePlayer S5 wireless music system, $399

is looking to market to the and crowd with their new ZonePlayer S5 wireless music system. If you’re familiar with Sonos, you know that the price of entry has always been a bit high historically. The ZonePlayer S5 brings that price down to about $400. You plug it in to a router, and you are good to go with the ability to play your entire music library, as well as music from services like Rhapsody, Napster, Last.fm, and others, by using your iPhone as the remote control.

The price rises if you don’t have an Ethernet port handy for the S5, as you would then also need to buy a ZoneBridge, which allows you to connect the ZonePlayer S5 (as well as any other ZonePlayers you have) to your network wirelessly. We definitely think this is a positive step in the right direction for Sonos. By adding an all-on-one ZonePlayer/speaker to their line-up at this much lower price point, they’ve made it enticing to check them out to see what all the fuss is about. We’d pick up a ZonePlayer S5 over a Bose Sounddock any day of the week.

Read More | Sonos ZonePlayer S5 Demo

World Hunger Solved…by Sarah Silverman?

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

Okay, so maybe didn’t really solve world hunger, but she did post another one of her hysterical videos on YouTube. Either way, it’s a win-win situation for the rest of us.

Warning: some explicit language and imagery are involved.

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VIDEO: Why Miley Cyrus Quit Twitter

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Movies, Music, Television, Videos,

Question: If you quit but rap in a YouTube video…aren’t you still annoying people?

Although she stumped fans earlier this week by suddenly closing her Twitter account, insists it has nothing to do with her reported boyfriend.

On Thursday, the Last Song actress posted one final tweet before kissing the social site goodbye. “FYI Liam doesn’t have a Twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason,” the 16-year-old wrote.

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Read More | E! Online

VIDEO: The Office Copies YouTube Wedding Dance

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, Prime Time, NBC, The Office, Video,

Even if you didn’t last night, chances are you’ve seen the internet sensation that inspired the video above.

Shortly before Jim and Pam said “I Do” (for the second time), the guests at their wedding danced down the aisle to Chris Brown’s “Forever.” (We later learned that Jim purposely planned a Plan B for their nuptials the minute he saw that YouTube clip.)

If you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere, you can watch the original version after the jump.

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Read More | NBC

Another Microsoft Courier video shows how it’ll work

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Design, Displays, Handhelds, Microsoft, Rumors,

Remember that video we showed you last week? Well our friends at Gizmodo were able to uncover a bit more about the mysterious and astonishing Microsoft tablet device. In the leaked video above, you get a look at the way that the fine folks in Redmond think you’ll integrate the Courier tablet device into your everyday life. We must say, it’s insanely slick, and we hope that it works exactly as shown. Of course, this is just a demo, and it doesn’t even feature a real hand or stylus.

That said, we are big fans of the “infinite journal” approach, and we can certainly see a lot of professional uses for such a device with a natural input system. What we are still curious about, though, is if this thing is also meant to be a multimedia device. You know, movies, games, music? The things that we are expecting the Apple tablet to excel at? Or is this a case of Microsoft recognizing that Apple has a stronghold in that area, and as such, they’ll focus on a different, underserved demographic? Time will tell.

Read More | Gizmodo

Best Camera iPhone app and community

If you’ve been looking for an app that can replace the default camera app for taking photos, Best Camera just may be what you’ve been looking for. Developed by Seattle photographer Chase Jarvis, Best Camera provides a full-featured camera control app, fantastic photo editing (think of it as an iPhone version of Photoshop,) and a great online community that lives both online and in the app, where you can see great photos that have been taken by other Best Camera users.

The app lets you fade, crop, lighten, darken, and add a ton of effects to photos you take. You can then share those photos to social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and the Best Camera community.

As part of the launch, and to build up the Best Camera community, there will be a photo contest where the winner receives an . Hit the video above to get a look at the idea behind the app, and how it works. It costs just $2.99, and you can download Best Camera now on the App Store.

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Transformers made real with the OmniZero.9 robot

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Misc. Tech, Toys,

What you see here is a video from the Robo-One humanoid robot competition in Japan, with a real-life transformer.  The Omnizero.9, designed by Takeshi Maeda at Vstone, is a 3.5 foot tall, 55 pound . As you can see from the above video, it can transform into a rolling vehicle, and can even hold a person’s weight on their shoulders.  We’ve got another video of the robot after the jump, where you can watch it beat down another robot. 3.5 foot tall, 55 pound robot beating up another robot. That’s one bad Deceptacon.

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Read More | Robot Watch via Gizmodo

Microsoft’s Courier tablet: We need one immediately

Posted by Mark Rollins Categories: Design, Displays, Handhelds, Microsoft, Rumors,

Microsoft Courier

Our friends at Gizmodo recently got a fantastic scoop, revealing a project that Microsoft has been working on, known as the Courier tablet.  This device has been a secret for the Microsoft for a long time now. According to Giz, this is more than just a concept device, but rather, Courier is in the “late prototype” stage.

Courier has two 7-inch screens that are touch sensitive, and are designed to be interacted by touch or with the very pen-like stylus.  On its hinge is a home button like the , and this hinge serves as a virtual “pocket” to hold items that are moved from one screen to the other. 

No word on price or availability just yet, but you have to admit that it looks quite sexy. Of course, this may not even come to fruition, but it’s a bold challenge to Apple’s dominance in the sexy multitouch devices department.

Read More | Gizmodo