Tag: sHINY Media
Opinion: Bluetooth is not the colour when it comes to football technology
We’ve all experienced it, walking or driving past a mysterious embedded Bluetooth advert somewhere that tries to download itself to your phone automatically because the BT is switched on, ready to receive on your handset.
Of course, you’ve got the option to decline it and unless you are very stupid, you will do so because that download could be anything, from a mobile-type virus to porn.
But now a firm called Bluepod Media is hoping to deluge us with adverts each time we step inside the football stadium of our favourite team…
CES 2008 Roundup: Wednesday
Things are slowing down a tad at CES today, possibly because half the attendees are lurking outside the Sands hall trying to cop an eyeful of porn stars (the AVN adult industry conference is taking place next door). But we’ve still been rooting around for cool products, as well as checking out Wyclef Jean at the Billboard Digital Music Live summit.
CES 2008 Roundup: Sunday
Phew. It’s been a long day here in Las Vegas (as evidenced by me still working at 12.45am. We attended all the major press conferences, caught Bill Gates’ last ever CES keynote, and got a bunch of stories from the Digital Experience press event. See below for links to all the good stuff. Tomorrow, meanwhile, we hit the show itself…
LG CityClickers winners clicking away at Moblog.co.uk
You may recall that over the last couple of months we ran a competition, CityClickers, to find the best mobloggers across Europe. In association with LG and Moblog.co.uk, the winners received LG Viewty handsets and their phone bill paid for two months – all for just photographing the stylish people and places from their country.
Opinion: Doesn't anyone have anything better to do than shop on Christmas Day?
Jonathan Weinberg writes… It’s meant to be the one day of the year when you can have a total rest. No work (for most of us), nothing to do indoors other than eat, drink and be merry and with no real shops open, no reason to be tempted to spend cash on anything other than spare batteries that you forgot for those gadget presents and some cream for the mince pies.
So what on earth possessed people to finish up their turkey and pigs-in-blankets, watch the Queen’s Speech and then nip upstairs and buy a TV or toaster from the likes of Comet or Currys.
I don’t know, sure Christmas is a time to be with the family, or if not, it’s a time to get drunk on Advocaat or Sherry so that your handy is not even steady enough to use a mouse. It is not the time to be shopping online, no matter how many bargains there might be out there…
Opinion: Vodafone gives us an early Christmas pressie and unwraps Social Networking on the move
Jonathan Weinberg writes… I saw a quick demonstration of this yesterday and it certainly looks like being a brilliant idea that I hope other mobile networks follow. With Internet prices dropping like stones across all the mobile firms thanks to bundled ‘unlimited’ data and use of social networking growing by the millions in the blink of an eye, it makes sense to match up the two.
Vodafone has designed a downloadable application that sits on your handset connecting you to Facebook, YouTube, MySpace and Bebo. Nothing majorly new there, because you can surf them at present and many have their own download applications too like the excellent Facebook program for Blackberrys…
LG Video Media Talent Award: Latest entries
If you have ambitions to be a Web 2.0 star presenter or editor, there's still time to get your entry in for the LG Video Media Talent Award, which is offering six-month intern posts at Shiny Media to a pair of competition winners.
Opinion: Creating our own content will never replace traditional media
Jonathan Weinberg writes…
2012, the year London is set to host the Olympics and also the year Nokia reckon a quarter of all entertainment will be created and consumed within peer communities. They think that in five years time, traditional media as we know it now, will begin to die out further with personally-created content becoming the must-read and must-watch for Internet users within their friend networks and social community sites.
But I just can’t see it. There’s no doubt it’s becoming more and more popular to make your own videos and post them on the web for all to see, but 99 per cent of it is absolute tosh – like the man who can juggle dogs while standing on his head drinking a glass of water and playing the harmonica! PS: Don’t try that at home, it doesn’t exist and we don’t condone cruelty to animals, I just use it as an illustration…
WIN! A video blogging internship at Shiny Media via the LG Video Media Talent Award
Shiny Media is the publisher of Tech Digest, and is a bally nice place to work. And no, I’m not being paid to say that. Well, I am, but you know what I mean. Anyway, the point is, would you like a chance to work at Shiny Media too?
Opinion: Amazon's Kindle won't make E-Books popular but how hard can it be?
Jonathan Weinberg writes…
I don’t read as much as I used to, one look at the amount of books in my house is enough evidence to tell that story. Not that I don’t have many, oh no, I’ve got shelves full of novels and non-fiction. It’s just most of them are bought on a whim, and then a few pages in swapped for something else or put down to play the Xbox 360 or check out the telly.
Children too aren’t reading as much as they should. In fact, David Cameron, the Tory leader, is about to announce plans to try and get every
youngster up to speed with their reading by the age of six. It’s a massive failure in any education system when kids can’t pick out enough words to enjoy a story without it being spoken to them…