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  • Help me, Wolf Blitzer, you're our only hope

    Help me, Wolf Blitzer, you're our only hope

    CNN is cool. In addition to the huge touchscreen “Magic Wall” (which was originally military technology), CNN’s Wolf Blitzer gets to play with Holograms today during their coverage of the presidential elections. CNN’s Jessica Yellin is the guinea pig, appearing virtually with Blitzer. Read more… Read More

  • Forget The Magic Wall. CNN Now Has Holograms

    Forget The Magic Wall. CNN Now Has Holograms

    CNN is cool. In addition to the huge touchscreen "Magic Wall" (which was originally military technology), CNN's Wolf Blitzer gets to play with Holograms today during their coverage of the presidential elections. CNN's Jessica Yellin is the guinea pig, appearing virtually with Blitzer. I have no idea why Yellin doesn't just go to the studio instead of being wherever she is, or why they don't just… Read More

  • CNN to use 3D holograms as part of its election coverage tonight

    CNN to use 3D holograms as part of its election coverage tonight

    In addition to listening to Ron and Fez tonight, you may want to check out CNN even if Fox News is your preferred network. Why is that? Oh, just the fact that they’ll be using 3D holograms to talk to people “in-studio.” It’s just like Star Wars, the movie series that passed its sell-by date some time ago. Says USA Today, the mouthpiece of America’s third grade… Read More

  • Citizen "Journalist" Hits Apple Stock With False (Steve Jobs) Heart Attack Rumor

    Citizen "Journalist" Hits Apple Stock With False (Steve Jobs) Heart Attack Rumor

    Apple's stock took a temporary 10-point hit this morning after a false report surfaced on CNN's iReport that Steve Jobs had a heart attack. The report has been removed, but only after Silicon Alley Insider and others confirmed with Apple that Jobs did not have a heart attack. And the stock jumped right back up to its opening levels. Was this just a short seller trying to make a quick buck, or… Read More

  • If you care, CNN is broadcasting the entire DNC in HD

    If you care, CNN is broadcasting the entire DNC in HD

    The boob tube has been squawking lately about some big political event next week in Denver. If you plan on tuning in, Multichannel News is reporting that CNN plans on broadcasting the entire shebang in high-def. Apparently, the outfit splurged on new cameras and related gear for the event. You would think that this gathering was important or something.  Multichannel News via TVP Read More

  • Google Tops Website Customer Satisfaction Index

    Google Tops Website Customer Satisfaction Index

    The University of Michigan’s quarterly customer satisfaction index came out today, and in the Website category Google came out on top with a score of 86 out of 100 (up 10 percent from last year). Yahoo slipped 3 percent to a score of 77. MSN’s score was flat at 75, and tied with NYTimes.com and ABCNews.com. AOL came in at 69, and that is 3 percent better than last year. Here are some… Read More

  • Want an EV car? Build one yourself.

    Want an EV car? Build one yourself.

    You don’t need a $40,000 Chevy Volt to be part of the green crowd. Just convert your current vehicle from gasoline to electric. It might cost you more than the car is worth, but you won’t be sending your bucks overseas.  CNN is showcasing two fellas that did just that. One with a Honda Civic del Sol and the other with a Chevy S-10. Both are now electric and both were converted by… Read More

  • CNN.com Adds Mixx To Its Mix Of Bookmarking Buttons

    CNN.com Adds Mixx To Its Mix Of Bookmarking Buttons

    Digg competitor Mixx landed another big distribution deal. CNN.com will be adding a “Mixx It” button after every article on the site. This will be right next to the “e-mail” and “share” buttons. Last March, the Mixx bookmark button was adopted by the New York Times, but only as one of many options. Similarly, when CNN.com readers click on the “share”… Read More

  • CNN's hackable headline T-shirt web app

    CNN's hackable headline T-shirt web app

    This is a great little fun hack. CNN is now selling T-shirts of your favorite headlines. We’re not sure why, they just are. The fun part is you can change the URL to say anything you want, making for many hilarious possibilities. Take, for example, this headline I made up: “John Biggs Eats Twigs; Pope Condemns.” It’s totally fake! I made that up! The Pope has never… Read More

  • CNN iReport: iLame Or iGood?

    CNN iReport: iLame Or iGood?

    CNN launched iReport.com yesterday, a “citizen journalism” site dedicated to user news submissions. Andy Warhol said in 1968 that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” and iReport.com is offering users at least part of their 15 minutes as submissions may be used on CNN itself. But unfortunately that’s where it ends, because there is no payment… Read More