Latest Tech News – 11 of January
MySpace to get new Celebrity site
MySpace has received a new addition in the form of a website dedicated to celebrities, and everything that relates to them, such as “behind-the-scenes” content.
The website can be viewed at – http://celebrity.myspace.com – and contains a small index of real celebrities that have a real MySpace profile, unlike the other thousand which are fake. At the moment, there are more than 300 celeb profiles in the directory, including people like: Beyonce, Chris Cornell, Paris Hilton (duh),Shakira, Tom Hanks, Usher, even Snoop Dogg, and many more.
Gizmodo prank at CES = Ban
In case you didn’t know, Gizmodo did a little big prank at CES 2008. Basically, they decided to turn off flat-screen displays that were on the show, by using a IR remote control. On top of causing trouble to the people on the booths that were presenting products, they also messed around with a press event, which can be considered more serious.
What they didn’t know, is that the conference’s organization, also known as Consumer Electronics Association, have decided to ban the person responsible for the problems. It can get even worse, because additional sanctions against Gizmodo and Gawker Media are under discussion.
NetworkSolutions – not a good registrar?
On the intenet world of domain names, some users are getting pissed off at Network Solutions because of “front-running” situations. Meaning that the company in question (NS) registers domains, right after people searching and checking if they are available. Obviously, this isn’t good for Network Solutions, that has a fee of $35, while many other registrars are on the $10 mark.
Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer