If you read tech and new-media blogs (which you probably do, since you're reading this one) you must be under the impression that anyone who's anyone is at South by Southwest right now, Twitter-ing away on 6th Street, etc., etc., etc. Well, here's the truth. Not everything cool right now is in Austin. Like me, for example. I'm totally awesome. And then there's this stuff...
Friendster makes Google its ad, search supplier. Google has unseated Yahoo for advertising supremacy at Friendster, one of the oldest social networks that still has 37 million registered users. … Read more
From Friday through Sunday, the New York City Comic Convention took over Manhattan's Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, and Will Greenwald and I were there to brave the hordes of Star Wars cosplayers to bring you plenty of super sweet news coverage. Actually, scratch that. We get along just fine with Star Wars cosplayers. No horde-braving is necessary.
--Digital age plays villain, hero in future of comics (CNET News.com)
--Halo ActionClix and other nerd games (Crave)
I thought that 24 fandom had gone a little bit too far when I heard about the shot-pounding "Jack Bauer Power Hour" viewing parties at various urban bars, but this one really takes the cake. A "computer expert" in the U.K. has changed his name to Jack Bauer, according to Geeksugar. Apparently his given name, Tim Annan, really wasn't doing it for him.
We here at Crave highly encourage you not to do dumb things like change your name as a tribute to a TV show--even though it took me hours the other day … Read more
--GAMING: Everybody Votes Channel launches on Wii Menu (gmrblogs)
--GREEN TECH: US leads in new wind energy developments (Treehugger)
--WEB 2.0: Parasitology of Blogging (Table of Malcontents)
--GAMING: The worst-selling games of 2006 (Joystiq)
--APPLE: Apple still quiet on gaming strategy (CNET News.com)
--SCIENCE: Chasing the trail of the 'Hobbit' (CNET News.com)
--GAMING: Retro Atari games coasters (Boing Boing)
--GAMING: Sweets for Geeks: Chocolate Controllers (Game|Life)