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Cinema snobs rejoice: Criterion Collection goes Web 2.0

Rent a Criterion film for $5, and then the company will deduct the $5 from a DVD purchase of the same movie. Also: social networking!

By November 26, 2008


Criterion Collection's reference Blu-ray player is a PS3

Criterion Collection's new theater features a PlayStation 3 as its reference Blu-ray player, opting for Sony's game console over more expensive standalone options.

By August 13, 2008


Photos, price impress on this slow, faux dSLR

If you're just looking for better photo quality than a point-and-shoot on a really tight budget, but not better performance, the Sony Alpha A3000 meets that criterion.

By September 25, 2013


AOL sells off Bebo at last

Criterion Capital Partners acquires and will run the teen-oriented social media network Bebo, which had been "a major distraction" for AOL.

By June 17, 2010


Can authorship be social?

Authorship is an individual affair, or a close collaboration of like-minded individuals. Minimum Noise meets neither criterion.

By December 30, 2008


Bebo founder buys back social network for $1M

Michael Birch isn't sure if he can reinvent the site he launched eight years ago, but he plans to have fun trying.

By July 1, 2013


World Cup 2014 makes history with new goal-line tech

For the first time ever, the world's soccer governing body has permitted technology to help game officials detect whether the ball enters the goal.

By June 8, 2014


Valve announces the Steam Machine

Hot on the heels of SteamOS, Valve unveils the Steam Machine hardware and gets its community to start testing.

By September 25, 2013


Science heroes immortalised as action figures

If ever there was a set of action figures that needed to be in the world, it's this "Heroes of science" concept by Aussie DeviantArtist Russell Gawthorpe.

By November 20, 2012


EA lists free games as apology for SimCity launch mess

The list of Origin games being given away by Electronic Arts includes Battlefield 3 and Dead Space 3.

By March 18, 2013