Archive for April, 2007

PlayStation Eye Camera

I already have a web cam (a Logitech Communicate STX) but I’m shopping around for a good USB 2 web cam. I have tested Apple’s iSight and I was pleased with the results but I’m not ready to commit to Apple any time soon. I’ve been a long time Sony fan, when it comes to [...]

Microsoft launches Silverlight

In an attempt to dislodge Adobe’s Flash from its dominant position, Microsoft has launched Silverlight, a cross-browser, cross-platform plugin. Adobe claims Flash has a 97% penetration, with the latest version (v.9) climbing to 80%+. This from the horse’s mouth: Based on the Microsoft .NET Framework, Silverlight enables developers and designers to use existing skills and [...]

This rant has been triggered by a post at TechCrunch, which describes Topix.net’s brand transformation. In short, Topix.net bought Topix.com and in the process decided to re-evaluate their product, brand, etc. According to their CEO, they asked themselves the question: “What do you do when your success … sucks?“. So what changed? According to USA [...]