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2008-10-20 15:00:16

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Pageonce announced today that it has delivered its Personal Productivity Assistant -- "A Personal Assistant" -- to BlackBerry(R) smartphone users who want a professional and personal mobile productivity tool with the ease of use and convenience of a native BlackBerry application. The Pageonce mobile application enables BlackBerry smartphone users to access their personal online accounts without having to enter their passwords each time they visit...

2008-10-08 21:00:19

By David Kronke "Testees" may be the most sadistic situation comedy in history. This series, about human lab rats who allow themselves to be subjected to pharmaceutical experiments and trials, is ruthlessly cynical and yet (after one episode) fairly unfocused. What could be an inspired idea just seems to be a forum for flatulence and lactation and enlarged male-member gags and worse. Decent comedy can come from such low-rent inspiration, but tonight's episode doesn't quite convince...

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2008-10-02 06:55:00

The $200 Slacker portable digital music player is set to hit U.S. stores later this month, in time for the holiday season. The web radio-enabled Slacker G2, which allows music fans to update their songs on the go, is hoping to give the popular iPod franchise a run for its money. To use the new device, users will pick from a variety of pre-programmed and personalized stations on slacker.com. There they will be able to save their favorite stations to their Slacker G2, by linking it to their PC...

2008-09-25 12:00:22

Hypernia Hosting Corp(R), the leader in online hosting services and solutions for the interactive entertainment industry, is pleased to announce their role as global online partner to filmmaker, Michael Moore and his film distributor, Brave New Films. Brave New Films has launched their free download of the Oscar-winning filmmaker's newest film, "Slacker Uprising," earlier this week. This is the first major feature-length film to be released for free on Internet, and broke download records...

2008-09-23 21:00:17

By Janis Mara OAKLAND -- Kristen Kuhns of Brentwood endures her hour-long commute by listening to country music from Pandora.com via her iPod and car radio. Maureen Nelson of Pleasant Hill screens out coworker chatter by plugging into classical music on Pandora. And Morgan Smith of San Francisco uses rock music from the online radio site to help him kick out projects on time. All three may lose their beloved station, along with Pandora's 16 million other registered users, thanks to a...

2008-09-16 12:00:18

Devicescape Software, the leader in secure and seamless access for wireless devices, today announced that Devicescape enables the easy, instant Wi-Fi connections for the new Slacker G2 Personal Radio Player. Devicescape helps Slacker deliver a superior Wi-Fi experience to its listeners by making it easy to automatically refresh music and add personal radio stations from hundreds of thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots. The same Slacker Personal Radio experience listened to by millions is now...

2008-09-10 06:00:19

From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Comedy Time, Inc., a leading provider of short-form made for mobile comedy content for mobile devices, announced the availability of their comedy application for BlackBerry(R) smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM). BlackBerry smartphone customers can now view Comedy Time programming by downloading the Comedy Time application from www.comedytime.tv. The application was created by Versaly...

2008-08-14 09:00:45

nuTsie, a leader in mobile and online music, announced service today on BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) including the popular BlackBerry(R) Pearl(TM) and BlackBerry(R) Curve(TM) Series smartphones, through leading mobile software purveyor Handango. nuTsie allows anyone to listen to their iTunes music and playlists in hi-fi quality on their BlackBerry smartphone, Web-connected computer or other mobile phone; they can also receive recommended music based on their...

2008-07-17 15:00:32

Wireless networks have proliferated in businesses, homes and in the public; in fact, by the end of 2008, more than 200,000 public hotspots will be deployed and nearly every major business in developed countries will have a wireless network. But difficulties connecting non-laptop devices to these networks continue to stymie market growth and business profitability. The connectivity hurdle also affects consumer uptake of these devices and the services they can connect with. Simplifying the...

2007-08-03 09:23:01

By Sweet, David Lehardy THIS ESSAY EXAMINES THE AMBIGUOUS, even contradictory, role of the European "slacker" in Alex Garland's The Beach (1997) and Michel Houellebecq's Plateforme (2001). In both novels, the slackers portrayed are white male travelers who experience not the anticipated escape from the cultural malaise they attribute to their own societies, but an exacerbation of that malaise through its exportation. Insofar as travel itself constitutes a fairly anomalous slacker activity,...


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