Friday, April 25, 2008

Are you having a sexual relationship with your mobile phone?

Hey everyone,

please bear with me as I catch up on a lot of things. Man it sucks re-installing your entire program after your computer has crashed, but enough with my lame excuses.

Recently I did a little survey to see how many people are having sexual relationships with their mobile phones. Okay it's not really sexual relationships, but more of an unconscious interdependency. The survey was more for fun to see what people had to say. But I found that people are really dependent on their cell phone.

I ask the following questions to people, (and all those who would like to, please feel free to respond by commenting on my blog with your own responses).

What’s up friends from the past and the present day, I am doing a study to see how many of us are cheating on our partners and am having SEX with our cell phones?

I ask that you all answer my questions honestly, and don't be ashamed because you might find out that we all do it.

Have you ever slept with your cell phone in your bed?

Do you sometimes hop out of the shower just to answer you cell phone?

Have you ever text, instant message, or talk to someone on your cell phone while you sat on the toilet?

Do you ride in your car with your cell phone in your lap?

Would get upset if (girlfriend or boyfriend) was looking through your cell phone?

What other………………let’s say different things do you do with your cell phone?

I was surprise to find that more people use their phones as alarm clocks, (yet they try to deny that the phone is in the bed with them), That they use their cell phones to store music and listen to music on their cell phones while on trains, buses, or when they are board, their cell phone is usually at arm's length at all times, and it's a true split between what would make a person more upset - finding their boyfriend or girlfriend cheating or losing a very expensive cell phone with all your data and contacts.

For many working-class and the "discretionary" poor (those whom have enough money to buy that iphone, new sneakers, and designer bags but can't afford rent, or monthly bills), their cell phones are in away their only personal computers.

Household income in the United States

So just like Dru Hill
Lyrics to Sleeping In My Bed, be careful because you might wake up to your love one only to notice that you are separated by a glowing blue light – ringing – ringing – ringing


"In My Bed"

I got this feeling, and I just can't turn it loose
That somebody's been getting next to you
I don't want to walk around knowin' I was your fool
'Cuz being the man that I am
I just can't lose my cool

My friends keep telling me about the things that's going on babe
But deep in my heart baby I hope that I'm wrong
Yes I hope I'm wrong but I know it babe

Somebody's sleeping in my bed, my bed baby
Somebody's takin' my place (baby)
Somebody's sleeping in my bed baby
And you know just what I mean, oh oh oh oh oh!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Just me and my Afro pick of the month.

I would first like to apologize for being late on my blogs. To be straight up, my computer crashed. Ohhhh the pain, lets have a moment of silence for my dead old computer ................ Okay enough wit that, lets move on because I have a lot to catch up with.

Have you ever heard of Afro Samurai? If not let me break it down to you.

Afro Samurai (played by no other than Samuel L Jackson) is a bad motherfl&*ker on a cold ass kicking mission for the revenge of his father's murderer. There is almost nothing that can stand in his way, accept his own madness.

(アフロサムライ Afuro Samurai) is a Japanese dōjinshi manga series created by Takashi Okazaki, originally featured in the NOU NOU HAU dōjin magazine. It was adapted into a 5-episode anime miniseries directed by Fuminori Kizaki and produced by Japanese animation studio GONZO.

Well not only was it a hit in the anime world. Takashi Okazaki also announced a new season for 2008 to be aired on Spike TV.

But what makes this worth for my emerging media blog, the fact that the gaming world has also picked up on this hot ass animation. Soon to be released on Xbox 360 & Playstation 3, you guessed, it the bloody action Afro Samurai.

"Follow Afro Samurai as he fights to become the number one warrior, a title currently held by Justice, the man who killed Afro’s father when he was a child. The game follows the plot of the original series with added material and background for fans and new comers alike."

Recommended Movie for Tonight:
Afro Samurai

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Gaming Propaganda - Ad Wars II

In the near future, will Ad's fund development costs of games?

Back in February (February 29th 2008 @ 3:23 PM PST to be exact.) I wrote about how in-game-ad-serving companies - Double Fusion, IGA and Google-owned AdScape all will be able to sell ads in games that run on PS3.

I Declare AD WAR!!!

Well check this out, In-game advertising firm Double Fusion has announced a partnership with NCsoft (Guild Wars, Lineage) to place brands in City of Heroes to help fund ongoing development.

"Both companies feel the ad partnership will lend realism to City of Heroes, and NCsoft says it plans to use all of the ad revenue to fund further development for the game, which will still be funded chiefly by a mandatory subscription. Additionally, players may opt out of advertising."
As reported by - Leigh Alexander

Brian Clayton - City of Heroes Development Manager explained: "So beyond all of this, what benefit does leaving optional in-game advertising “on” bring to the players? Why should you not opt-out? All ad revenue dollars go directly to the further development of the game, which means more great content than ever before!"

So one might ask, "At what cost is in-game commercial propaganda?" Maybe it is the cost of being creative and to further develop new cool games for consumers. (As well to deliver subliminal creative messages to you interactively.)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Taking mobile alerts to the next level. (Throw out your old radars for this one.)

So your minding your own business going down route 101 doing 101 mph until your radar goes off alerting you that there is a speed trap near by, but by this time it's way too late. You've just been pulled over by the man.

Well of course its your fault for speeding, but maybe that old-school radar is a little bit outdated. I'm not saying you should throw it in the trash, but maybe a little bit extra protection could never hurt. (Like using birth control pills and condoms.) So since everyone is so mobile now, maybe your not so advance mobile GPS system can help you out. At least thanks so with their speed trap sharing mobile alert system. (You try saying that three times fast). is the early alert warning system for speeders. As you approach a known threat, you'll get an audio alert on your mobile device, (Audio is provided by Samuel L. Jackson saying - "SLOW DOWN MUTHA F*&KA! SLOW DOWN!). No no, I'm just kidding, but you really will receive a audio alert on your mobile phone.

Pete Tenereillo, the developer of Trapster say the system simply requires punching in a few keys such as "pound-1" to submit information to Trapster's database alerting Trapsetr mobile members of locations of highway speed traps, red-light cameras and other hot-spots for ticket-free driving.

The free service can automatically detect location using mobile devices' GPS capabilities or tap their Wi-Fi and get location from a database run by Skyhook Wireless.

Sounds hot right? But what makes this even more news worthy is that Trapster uses a combination of new technologies including Jott's ( voice over I.P. converter. "SAY WHAT!?" In simple terms - technology that converts your voice into emails, text messages, alerts, reminders, lists & appointments.

Information about red-light cameras and where police tend to operate speed traps is kept in Trapster's database indefinitely. Information about active speed traps is kept for an hour, with the idea that officers may move on.

Users can choose the types of cameras or traps for which they want alerts.

To discourage pranksters and law-enforcement officials from flooding the system with bogus locations, users can rate others on the accuracy of their contributions, and those getting better ratings will carry more weight.

So if you are known to speed "Tonya", then you should download this free tool to your phone.

F.Y.I. Trapster™ works best with GPS phones that automatically keep track of where you are, but if you don't have a GPS phone or don't want to download the mobile application, thanks to our friends at Jott you can still use Trapster™, hands free, to report traps! Here's how to get started using Trapster™ with Jott on your mobile phone (you must of course first sign up for Trapster™.

Recommended move for tonight - The Bone Collector