June 5, 2012 |
When Chris and Rebecca Rider sit down to watch a romantic movie together, they don't pop in a DVD or turn on the DVR. They fire up their video game console. Once kept in rec rooms for a family's gamers, Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Co.'s Wii are increasingly being used by people who have no interest in helping Mario save the princess or the "Call of Duty" soldiers win the war. The 31-year-old Chris Rider began playing video games on his family's Atari in the early 1980s.
March 5, 2009 |
After talking to journalism students at Stony Brook University recently, John Houseman of New York's WPIX-TV left behind 18 new video cameras. Houseman, assistant news director at WPIX, had enlisted students at the Long Island campus as contributors to his news operation with an investment of $119 per camera. He wants the budding journalists -- as well as students at Fordham, Rutgers and New York universities -- to send in material if they see something they believe to be a story.
March 14, 2008 |
Sen. Barack Obama's advertising team is getting some friendly competition from film pros with some Oscar clout like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The liberal group MoveOn.org, reprising a 2004 ad contest against President Bush, has enlisted the actors to help select an ad supporting Obama's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. MoveOn plans to air the winning commercial on national television before Pennsylvania's April 22 primary, but organizers hope the real benefit could come simply from media attention, Internet buzz and the star power behind it. Participants in the "Obama in 30 Seconds" contest will have until April 1 to submit their entries.
August 6, 2007 |
I am interested in purchasing a piece of exercise equipment or a workout video from television, but I have heard that these products never work and that the claims they make are false. Amy Santa Monica Some of these products and video programs do work, but many of them are full of impossible-to-deliver claims. Here are a few tips that will help you distinguish between the ones that are worth trying and the ones that aren't.
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March 28, 2007 |
The Police Commission on Tuesday selected IBM Corp. to install 300 digital video cameras in patrol cars in the first phase of a program that could put cameras in all 1,600 police vehicles. "It is a high priority for this commission and for the department," said Commission President John Mack. The $5-million contract needs City Council approval.
July 6, 2006 |
Microsoft Corp. will start selling a wireless digital music and video player to compete with Apple's iPod by Christmas, sources close to the matter said Wednesday. The new player will let users download music and videos over the air, according to one source, a feature that would give it an edge over the iPod. Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft has also been developing an application akin to Apple Computer Inc.'s iPod/iTunes integrated system, another source said.