Gadget Guide

because guys need better toys


Archive for the ‘Video’ Category – a Killer of

filepie.comSeveral days ago, a friend of mine showed me a site he’d found in Google. Telling the truth, I though that it was some kinda scam or something illegal. It sounded quite tempting – 29.95$ a month for getting access to almost unlimited database of movies, mp3 albums, software, etc. I decided to take a risk and registered to this site. It was all for free, and very soon a surprise was waiting for me: when I clicked on my first “Download” button, I was re-directed to the payment page where I was immediately offered a trial for only 4.95$ per month! Everything works alright! I have downloaded “Rambo 4” and it was for less than a dollar. Also, I’ve found and downloaded some rare mp3 albums for 0.2-0.3 dollar each, as well as some programs I was looking for.

I looked through the site and could not help noticing its benefits. is a very user-friendly resource, where everything is very simple and well-organized, so you will never get lost in searching for something you need. The site is not overloaded with heavy applets or useless ads, and everything works really very fast! The database of is very impressive, and it seems that they receive newly released movies or albums quite fast. However, their main advantage is anonymity: they do not ask for any personal information of yours.

After signing up, you gain access to the member’s area with multifarious and interesting content which is regularly being updated by the users of this site. Now, there are over 2500 movies, 640000 mp3 songs, 1000 adult movies, 1100 programs. Within the first month, your money will be taken from your account according to the traffic you use (in GB), so there is no payment for content. For example, it will cost you less than a dollar to download a movie, and for an mp3 song they take around 0.1 dollar. It is cheaper than in any online media shop.

Is it legal? I am not sure, but they claim that it is! Anyway, it’s all anonymous, so it’s only their problem, not ours. Is it a scam? Definitely not! I am sure that with such great ambitions this young media-project can drive out of the market, or at least become a very decent rival of it!

Last off, there are some screen-shots:

filepie scam

register to

Amazing Catch by Ball Girl

Amazing Catch by Ball Girl“;” alt=””/>

Is this for real? It appears to be edited slightly. What do you think? If it is real this girl needs to be booked on Letterman so she can get some serious props and credit for that amazing catch!

Uncovered by Douglas Karr

Update: This was a Gatorade TV spot I believe

Tags: amazing catch, ball girl, baseball, Douglas Karr


AFI 10 Top 10 Movies

AFI 10 Top 10 Movies

I’m a huge movie lover. I used to watch a lot more than I do now. Being single provided a lot more free-time and money to take advantage of staying up-to-date on all the latest releases.

The American Film Institute has put together their list of the Top 10 movies in ten different genres.

Animation Romantic Comedy Western Sports Mystery Fantasy Sci-Fi Gangster Courtroom Drama Epic

Of those 100 movies I’ve only seen 48 of them. That’s a lot of great movies I need to be catching up on.

How many of the 100 have you seen? What are your favorites in each genre that didn’t make it into AFI list?


MySpaceTV Player Finally Makes Sense

MySpaceTV Player Finally Makes Sense

One of the reasons I don’t watch much MySpaceTV is its horrible, horrible video player. When you have a slider bar, forward and back buttons are pointless. Why waste space with volume controls when you can just slide them out?

The whole thing just stinks of offline video thinking. Good to see they’ve finally done something about it.

Recall that NBC CEO Jeff Zucker admits Hulu, the sucky NBC/Fox video site, copied a lot of stuff from YouTube. Looks like Fox’s MySpaceTV just did the same with their player.


Chad Hurley Tells the Story of YouTube

At a startup dinner in Palo Alto the other night, YouTube founder Chad Hurley told the story of YouTube. Grab some popcorn, kids, because this is thrilling stuff.

YouTube’s been around three years. TV’s been around fifty years. The former is well ahead of schedule to kick the latter’s ass.

Tags: Chad Hurley, YouTube


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008)

Remember Matt Harding, the guy who did a silly dance in various locations around the world and posted it on YouTube? He’s at it again in Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) — and this time, he gets the locals into the act. Dancing Japanese maids FTW.

On a side note, this is how to do viral video marketing right — all heart, no bullshit. I honestly want a pack of Stride gum now. That’s probably why Stride has been sponsoring Matt’s sojourns for two years running.

(Via On the internet Video Watch.)

Tags: Dance, marketing, Matt Harding, Stride, Where the Hell is Matt


Logitech Mac-compatible webcam

Logitech Mac-compatible webcam

Logitech, which makes some of the best webcams for PCs, just announced its first Mac-compatible webcam, featuring premium autofocus technology and, most importantly, Carl Zeiss Optics.

Add the sleek black and silver Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro webcam to your Mac computer, and you’ll be recording sharp 720p high-def video clips, and VGA-quality video at up to 30 frames per second while video calling with iChat and Skype. Features a 2-megapixel sensor, and Logitech’s RightLight 2 Technology, which enables the webcam to “adjust intelligently in dim or harshly backlighted situations.”

Available in July for approx $129.99. Mac owners rejoice!

Popularity: 4% [?]