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We have a winner!

Lobelia Buckner has won the 1st Annual SRG iPhone Giveaway! Congrats



Best Internet Fundraiser EVARRR!!!!

I certainly do love the Internet (you know, that series of tubes) around campaign season. I saw this yesterday, and I have to say, it may be the best Internet fundraiser I've ever seen. Sure, the guy's from Kansas, but good is good.



SRG iPhone Giveaway!

The first annual SRG iPhone giveaway is here! This is your chance to win a lovingly used first gen iPhone with the new iPhone 2.0 OS pre-installed. The phone will come with a protective case, a glare screen, and a charging/syncing cable. The phone does not include a service plan. You must be an employee of The Sterling-Rice Group to win. The winner must be the user of the phone, and the iPhone must not be resold or given away.

To enter, all you have to do is be an email subscriber to the SRG InfoTech Blog. To subscribe to the SRG InfoTech Blog, go to, click the link at the bottom of any post, or use the subscription form at the bottom of the left hand column of the page. The winner will be drawn from the pool of subscribers on Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 1pm. The winner will be announced in a post to the SRG InfoTech Blog. Good Luck!



Good bye Comcast/Blockbuster/Netflix!

Any PS3 owners out there? Sony just launched an online video rental service. You can rent an HD movie for $4.50 (I'm downloading Lions for Lambs right now), and $3.50 for standard-definition. They've struck deals with Warner Bros., Fox, MGM, Disney, Lions Gate and others to offer the service. Also available are television series (Rescue Me!) from several networks. You can also purchase the movies, but at 5 GB for a HD movie, you'll need an external hard drive.

I'll double-back with a report on the quality of the movies.

And, if you're an XBOX 360 owner, don't fret, Micro$oft announced a deal with Netflix that will launch by Christmas. No word yet if they will offer all of their movies, or just the Indie films that they already let you watch on your computer (I'm guessing the latter).


So here's my report back on the PS3 video service:

First, I've already seen Lions for Lambs.

Second, the picture quality is great, and the audio is Dolby 5.1 Surround.

Third, don't expect the same selection that you'll find at the video store (again, only select studios have signed on) but who knows. If the service is popular, other studios may jump on the bandwagon.

Fourth, Aqua Teen Hunger Force is available. Really, what else do you need?

Lastly, all of the television shows are in standard definition, even those that were originally broadcast in HD (including my favorite show, Arrested Development). It would be nice to see them in HD widescreen - especially at two bucks a pop!