Friday, April 27, 2007

Sound Archive - lots of WAVS

Hi there, this is a bit pathetic I know but I haven't been on in a while so I thought I had better put something up. There are loads and loads of sound effects at the site below. It's not free but I'm sure you'll come up with something:

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Connect ur XBOX360 to your PC without Media Centre Edition

Ok, maybe I was the only one who thought this but I was under the impression that in order to stream video and music to your XBOX360 from your PC you needed Windows XP Media Centre Edition or vista

I don't have an XBOX360 so I didn't look into it further, until now...

Apparently you can just use Windows Media Player 11 (Windows Genuine Advantage alert!!!) and share all the stuff from the library there. This is in-built into Vista and a quick download for XP.

However, for those of you who don't believe in Windows Media Player (I know I don't!) or for those of you who don't like Windows Genuine Advantage (who does?) you can download Windows Media Connect 2.0 - I found this while stumbling around as you do and there was no download link, just a readme etc. and a link to Media Player 11. Being the crafty cat I is, I quickly googled it and found it on filefront -;5479102;/fileinfo.html

So there you have it folks, it does the lot. Streams music and audio to your DMR, such as an Xbox 360 or Roku SoundBridge. It supports streaming from a seperate UNC network location. It "automatically opens the necessary ports in Windows Firewall and allows you to reset the Windows Firewall settings from within Windows Media Connect." It even supports streaming from a computer on a domain.

More info from Microsoft here

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Google to launch 3D interactive Internet visor

Yes that's right folks... it seems Google have outdone Microsoft once again.
This time they've come up with some 3D goggles that present "the internet" in 3D.

To cut it short, they've created a 3d world, something like second life, called 3DLife.
In this 3dLife world, you start out in a library, with all the "books" you could need for searching apparently. but you can head out on the streets and visit places like virtual vMTV and Playstation Home
You get your own avatar and at the minute the librarian is played by Sir Ian McKellen. They're looking into getting more actors in on it and soon you should be able to create your own librarians, I'm told. But I'm told this by my over-active imagination so don't pay too much heed to that. Anyway, they're even talking about superimposing ads on your view of the city streets in America. You could be looking at a store and getting ads up about their latest deals. Or you could be looking at a museum and the goggles will give you the opening hours etc... There's even talk of integrating a GPS system and Google maps... We're starting to go into real sci-fi territory here. I'm scared. or am I? I'm not great at making decisions. or am I?

Anyway, check out a very good article here:

also check out Ms Dewey, Microsoft's sexy new search engine girl