According to a story on Mumbrella this morning, Channel 7 is apparently planning on revamping its online service from January, dramatically increasing the quantity of content you'll be able to watch for free* on their Yahoo!7 portal. It may not be a local Hulu, but it's a start...
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Hey Chen, yep, it's cold by California standards. Lisa's sick from it. She has a fever, as confirmed by a Raytek laser guided Mini temp gun. 100 degrees! We got some great shout outs by the mainstream media recently: ABC did this short on the Giz Gallery.
Hey Jason, Chris and I got into NY yesterday and haven't really stopped moving since then. The Gizmodo Gallery has been a huge success so far, especially with Phil Torrone from Make doing free laser etchings all day for anyone who brought him a graphic and a gadget to tattoo. But setup, well, it took awhile. Especially deciding where to put what furniture, and what gadgets to put on what particular pieces of furniture. We ended in a mental loop for a few hours, trying to sort everything out so it would be presented perfectly, and in the end, we were satisfied. But from start to finish, it took us 15 hours to do. Which we compressed into a 45 second time lapse video which you can see above.
Hey Brian, remember the book Kotaku's Brian Ashcraft wrote? The one on Japanese game centres (arcades) and the different types of games, players and cultural influences surrounding them? It's available now!
Hey Brian, I just finished Brian Briggs' book, The BBook of Geek: The Only Geek Humor Book You'll Ever Need. If you didn't know, Brian's the guy who created BBspot, a humour site that's geared toward geek topics (which includes gadgets and tech). His humour is a lot like ours—most similar to Sean Fallon's dryness actually—so you'd enjoy this book. There's lots of talk you'd enjoy.
Jason, I was in LA for a bit yesterday, helping Jalopnik cover the LA autoshow with my long lens. (It was a boring show with nothing too interesting other than the Electric Mini and Honda Concept.) But it was coincidentally the same day JJ Abrams was showing off some scenes from the new Trek movie, so I stopped by. This is funny: When they asked me if I had any recording gear in my bag, I had a heart attack. Most people had a mere mobile phone, but I had my full journo-blogger-battle messenger and so I ended up checking like 4 pieces of AV gear and a laptop. So embarrassing.
Hey Brian, Did you hear that PC Magazine is ending its magazine edition and focusing solely on the online space? Sad to hear. I was one of those kids that grew up having a subscription to PC Mag in the house, every month reading what crazy uncle Dvorak (plus those other dudes) had to say about something or other. SCSI. And Windows. Stuff like that. Although I haven't had a sub to them in years, it's always sad to see an end to something you used to enjoy. Supposedly EGM might be getting the cut as well, but that's a decision for next year.
Hey Brian, Are you excited? I'm excited. Why am I so excited? Because we're getting ready for our Gizmodo vs. Wired match in Gears of War 2, which you're going to be participating in. Maybe. If we can't find someone better at video games that is (just kidding). I'm also excited about finally getting Wii Fit, which you've just given your six month review of. Running on my treadmill will definitely help me more than this toy, but it's an additional motivator. Good times!
Jason, How did your Halloween go? I'm really proud of Matt for writing that political tech piece today. I think it was well put, but you can always count on flames when you put something like that on a tech blog. Not so with puppies. We just got one.