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Origami Project Update

The Origami Project website has now been updated. Check out The site now shows several locations, including a park, mountain top, subway and a car, and says “I am everywhere you are, but never in the way”. More to come in a week.

As Engadget points out, the website’s source code now contains the commented out line:

Origami Project: the Mobile PC running Windows XP

We basically know most of what Origami is and what i does. The only real questions that remain: Wll it look good? What battery life will it get? How much will it cost? How powerful will it be? Can I make a grilled cheese sandwich on it?

March 2nd, 2006 Posted by | General, Tablet PC | 2 comments

Xbox Live Gets Classic Games

Kotaku reports that coming soon to Xbox Live Arcade will be some great classic games, starting with Paperboy, Defender, Root Beer Tapper, Cyberball and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Frankly, I couldn’t be more excited for Paperboy. I’m convinced that, on an HDTV screen, I can finally beat the damn game!

Gamespot has more:

Defender, the futuristic side-scrolling shooter and one of the most recognizable games from the arcades, will make its debut on next-gen consoles more than 25 years after it first appeared in arcades. Also out on a new route is the 1984 hit Paperboy, the surprisingly challenging game that puts players in the seemingly mundane role of an everyday newspaper delivery boy.

Gamers will then be able to go from slinging papers to slinging drinks by downloading Root Beer Tapper. Doing their best Sam Malone impression, gamers are tasked with delivering sarsaparilla and other libations to needy, parched customers.

Fighting fans familiar with Midway can thank the publisher for one of the genre’s most recognizable catchphrases–”Finish him!”–by downloading Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. Though Mortal Kombat creative director Ed Boon clearly implied that the franchise will one day appear on next-gen systems, gamers can get a head start on the spine-pulling, head-popping action of the franchise with UMK3.

Gamers who think that the next-gen player models in Madden NFL 06 look stiff and robotic haven’t seen anything yet. Cyberball, the futuristic football game featuring machines in lieu of humans, will also be headed to Xbox Live Arcade.

March 2nd, 2006 Posted by | General, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live | no comments

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Get Into MSN AdCenter

So, are you an advertiser and have been looking to check out MSN AdCenter? Or, are you a blogger who just wants to see what the fuss is about? Well, MSN has announced that on this Monday, March 6, you’ll be able to register and sign up for the pilot for a three hour period starting at 9 am Pacific. You’ll have just the three hour window to get in.

Can’t wait? Well, I stopped by the MSN booth at Search Engine Strategies, and they told me that you can get in right now. Just go to and enter your information. Come back three business days later to, and you’re in. Its that simple, but it only remains open through Sunday, March 5.

Of course, if you did it at the SES booth, they gave you a $5 Starbucks gift card when you were done.
(via Search Engine Guide, Search Engine Watch)

March 2nd, 2006 Posted by | General, MSN | no comments

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March 2nd, 2006 Posted by | Apple, Bookmarks, Expo, General, Live, Windows | no comments

Napster Blames Microsoft For Own Failures

Napster CEO Chris Gorog is blaming Microsoft for his company’s inability to gain market share on Apple. Really? If I had to assign blame it would go in this order:

      1. Some awful devices
      2. Terrible marketing by Napster
      3. Terrible software by Napster
      4. Microsoft DRM

Microsoft’s DRM isn’t great, but it is pretty good. You don’t hear a lot of people saying, “I would buy that Samsung device, but Windows Media is just so awful!”

I guess, since Microsoft is using their DRM as a rallying point for the anti-Apple crowd, some people are going to try to blame them. They’re wrong, but they’ll try. The fact of the matter is, Apple is on top for reasons beyond Microsoft’s control. Well, beyond their control so far…
(via Slashdot)

March 2nd, 2006 Posted by | General, Windows Media | 4 comments