Daily Dispatch: House season finale shot on DSLR; Pomplamoose on making a living on YouTube

Consumer Reports News: April 12, 2010 04:58 PM

Combing through hundreds of blog posts and news articles daily, Dirk Klingner, our technology-trend watcher, sifts through the noise to bring you the tech news most important to consumers. If you have a tip on a story you want to share, leave a comment below.


House season finale shot entirely with Canon 5DmkII (Philip Bloom)

...The season finale of the popular TV show House, which will air on May 17th, was filmed entirely with the Canon 5D Mark II. cinema5D overheard the plan last month and Greg Yaitanes, the director of the show, has confirmed it through a tweet in which we made himself open to questions.

Why 9:41 Is the Official Time of Apple Product Photos (Fast Company)

...Turns out Apple's keynote organizers think about this stuff right down to the tiniest detail--and this is certainly one of the tinier details. They rehearse the presentation with Steve Jobs, Phil Schiller, and whoever else will be speaking, and time it so the big announcement comes 40 minutes in.

Google's Latest Acquisition: Plink, Mobile Visual Search Startup (ReadWriteWeb)

...According to a post on the Plink company blog, developers Mark Cummins and James Philbin, Oxford PhD students whose company was only four months old when acquired, will now join Google to commence work on the search giant's "Google Goggles" project.

ZoomSafer Raises $1 Million, Could Be Your Next Personal Safe Driving Assistant (TechCrunch)

...Once downloaded to a mobile phone (Blackberry and selected Windows Mobile devices only for now, with support for Android, iPhone and other smartphones in the works) the ZoomSafer software detects when the user is driving and automatically puts the phone into 'safe drive mode'.

Pomplamoose: Making A Living On YouTube (npr)

You can add the band Pomplamoose to the long and growing list of YouTube sensations, with its cover of Beyonce's "Single Ladies." Its members don't have a record deal or a publicist, but that song's video has been viewed almost 4 million times on YouTube alone.

The Ultimate Hi-Tech and Interactive Mirrors (Furniture Fashion)

...we decided to do a round up of the most cutting edge mirrors out there that range from the surreal to the sublime! So without further ado, here are 17 mirrors which can help you can admire yourself.

Lighter side: People Drive Chairs Like Cars in a Stop-Motion Nissan Ad (urlesque)

...The fun stop-motion vid opens with a guy sitting on a chair in his living room, buckling the chair's imaginary safety belt, starting the imaginary engine and taking off out the door.


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