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Wikipedia to get video content this year

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Wikipedia, the user-generated online encyclopedia, is branching out to allow video on the site. While this is something that has been mooted for some time, it looks likely the video onslaught will happen this year.

ForumMasti is reporting that video could be available on the website within “two to three months” and users will have the opportunity to upload relevant clips using an Add Media button.

Open source

The video hub is being partly funded by the Mozilla foundation (those folks behind Firefox) and it is at Wikimedia’s insistence that videos that land on its pages will use open source formats.

Erik Moeller, Deputy Director of the Wikimedia Foundation is hoping that by adding video to Wikipedia it will open up video on the web, but does believe that it shouldn’t be down to them, explaining: “It is sad and unfortunate that the public broadcasters are not the ones leading this movement.

“The mission should be to do whatever they can do to maximise distribution, and I’m not seeing that right now.”

YouTube goes widescreen

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YouTube goes widescreen

YouTube now becomes more popular offering all of their videos wide screen. This recent move comes just after YouTube started to offer HD quality videos.

As the YouTube blog notes, this means that the vast majority of videos on the site — which were uploaded as 4:3 — are now displayed with black bars on the sides (the empty space not used by 4:3 videos).

With the recent upgrades many people feel that these changes may be part of a bigger plan to transform YouTube into 100% HD quality.

The service has already announced plans to host full length MGM movies.

Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2

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For FULL ultimate gaming experience there is one thing you need and that one thing is THE Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 X2 with Dual-GPU, Sapphire is best know for taking an ATI product, and making better. It’s rare that an AMD partner takes engineering into their own hands, a produces a self-made product. What’s impressive is that they’ve decided to do so with a dual-RV770 Radeon HD 4850 X2 as their latest evolution in graphics cards. Benchmark Reviews compares performance against the GeForce 9800 GX2, CrossFireX 4850’s, and the Radeon HD 4870 X2 to name a few, but add a collection of todays hottest video cards to make sure the Sapphire receives a workout.

Here is little workout by Sapphire manufacture it self,

The SAPPHIRE HD 4850 X2 is implemented on a single ATX format PCI-Express card, with a dual fan assisted cooler making it a standard dual-slot configuration. This solution will have immediate appeal to performance users with only a single PCI-Express slot available. On a suitable PCI Express Gen 2.0 CrossFireX mainboard it is also possible to use two SAPPHIRE HD 4850 X2 cards in CrossFireX mode to provide even higher levels of performance. (more…)

Windows 7 Preview

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Like Elvis in ’68, Microsoft is itching for a “comeback,” and Windows 7 is the perfect excuse. In fact, this week in LA at the Professional Developers Conference, Windows 7 officially shoved Vista aside. Having suffered through the often deserved criticisms of that ill-fated OS installment, Microsoft’s people are thrilled to tears to be able to talk about something (anything!) else. On Sunday, they took journalists through a lively 7-hour orientation on Win 7, then handed off a Dell XPS M1330 loaded with pre-beta Build 6801. Thankfully for the overworked, underappreciated developers at Redmond, it’s surprisingly stable, and its look and feel already puts Vista to shame.

Windows 7 Preview

Here’s a walkthrough of the system I’m looking at, some videos showing its basic performance, and then shots of more interface and system details demoed at PDC that will show up in the first beta build.

It’s really hard to piece together everything I experienced at the seminar, so I’m going to start with the real, actual improvements I see in the system I’ve been fiddling with, and then expand into the more rhetorical stuff.

Windows 7 Preview : Math Writing
Windows 7 Preview : Device Sync

View the full preview and videos here.

Youtube Crowned World’s Second Most Popular Website

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Video Search Marketing Comes Of Age As Youtube Crowned World’s Second Most Popular Website

YouTubeAccording to data at Alexa.com which ranks websites according to their visitor traffic, Web 2.0 video sharing site Youtube.com has now overtaken Google.com as the world’s second most visited website. Is this proof that video search marketing has come of age and is becoming a threat to traditional online search?


According to data at Alexa.com which ranks websites according to their visitor traffic, Web 2.0 video sharing site Youtube.com has now overtaken Google.com as the world’s second most visited website. Is this proof that video search marketing has come of age and is becoming a threat to traditional online search? “The proof is in the pudding,” claims one prominent internet marketer.

After noticing a massive spike in popularity and traffic at video sharing sites such as Youtube.com starting early last year, internet marketer and website traffic expert Kevin Riley decided to see for himself if online video had more than just entertainment value.

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