quick intro to boxee from boxee on Vimeo.

"boxee takes the great user interface of our social media center to control all of your downloaded media, and adds the great streaming content from CBS, Comedy Channel and Hulu! When your friends watch a TV show or movie that is on any one of these (and more) streaming sites, boxee will automatically connect you to the full movie or featured clips, so you can watch along with your friends, for free!."

They posted this video over at Grassroots Modern and as someone who only watches "TV" from online sources it looks pretty good to me.

Via: Grassroots Modern


Sweetcon is a self hosted (on your own domain) tumblelog / lifestream software. A kind of hybrid of Tumblr and Friendfeed. You can use it as an automated lifestream like Friendfeed, a quick blogging tool like tumblr or a combination of both. Its in Public Beta, so though future improvements are likely is pretty stable and fully functional. While it lacks friendfeeds social aspects, in that it has comments but no built in friends to follow you, it has the advantage of not looking like crap. Tumblr looks great (plenty of themes to play with etc.), but as of yet there's no self hosting option and the number of feeds it can import is now limited to 5. There's no bookmarklet like tumblr, but that's something that could well appear in the near future.

Sweetcon is the brainchild of Yongfook who created and runs the popular Opensourcefood website. For an example of Sweetcron in action you can visit his personal site at www.yongfook.com and check out the video on his "The Blog Is Dead!" post that really explains the software.


Dead Space - Lullaby Trailer

The "Lullaby Trailer" was banned by the United States' ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board), and therefore was only officially released in Europe. However, thanks to the internet, here it is.

Five hundred years in the future, humanity has exhausted much of the Earth's natural resources, and competition for survival is tight. In response, Earth's mega-corporations send immense mining ships called "Planetcrackers" into deep space to mine planets on a global scale – they rip the planet apart, smelt it down and then bring all the material back to Earth. When all contact is lost with the most famous Planetcracker, the USG Ishimura, Isaac Clarke and a small repair team are dispatched to restore communications.  Isaac is a normal systems engineer, but what he and his team find upon arrival at the Ishimura is anything but normal. The ship is nearly lifeless and powerless. The crew has been horribly slaughtered and transformed into terrifying abominations. Now Isaac is cut off, trapped, and overwhelmed in a desperate fight to survive.  Under development at EA Redwood Shores, DEAD SPACE is not yet rated by PEGI or ESRB. The game will be shipping on October 21st, 2008. For more information about the game, go to its website at www.deadspacegame.com.

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