Electronic Arts Inc. announced the robust online and community offerings to The Sims 3 PC and Mac game, the highly-anticipated flagship game from the best-selling PC franchise The Sims. In addition to the town included in the game, a second town, Riverview will be available for download from The Sims 3 product website at launch. TheSims3.com also will allow players to create and share their own movies, manage their online content and purchase additional in-game content. The game is set to launch worldwide on the PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod touch and mobile devices starting June 2, 2009.
Office Depot recycled a total of 1,431,439 lbs of technology in 2008 through its Tech Recycling Service. First introduced in 2007, the Office Depot Tech Recycling Service enables customers to recycle e-waste, including computers, printers, media drives and small televisions, at Office Depot store locations in the continental U.S. The recycling portion of the process is handled by Intechra, Office Depotâ€™s recycling vendor.
According to Intechra, one of the largest tech recyclers in the U.S., the most common technology items accepted through Office Depotâ€™s Tech Recycling Service during 2008 included: printers (more than 12,000 were collected); computers (approximately 6,000 were collected); PC monitors (more than 6,000 recycled); and telephones (about 2,500 collected).
After items are collected by Office Depot and shipped to Intechra, materials are crushed, compacted and turned into raw materials, such as glass, plastic, copper and aluminum.
PBwiki has changed its name to PBworks. The company’s product line will also be rebranded from PBwiki to PBworks to reflect how the company has expanded its collaboration solution beyond traditional wiki functionality.
The company simultaneously announced its new PBworks Legal Edition product. “As we’ve added additional functionality, such as Access Controls, Document Management, Mobile support, and now our new Legal Edition, we’ve gone well beyond traditional wiki functionality,” said Jim Groff, CEO of PBworks. “As a result, the name ‘PBwiki’ no longer reflected how we think of ourselves, and even more importantly, how our users think of us.”
The transition, effective today, should be seamless for current customers and users. Existing workspaces will continue to function and will automatically be redirected from “name.pbwiki.com” to “name.pbworks.com”.
The YouAnd.Me free dating site has just given birth to a new feature, the YouAnd.Me Make Babies. It offers a proprietary morphing technology for members to have fun and make virtual babies with other members or anyone else. All you need to do is load their photos as well as yours and you get the chance to create a virtual baby in 9 seconds, not 9 months.
YouAnd.Mw offers free online dating. The Make Babies feature comprises proprietary technology that does not mix and create images to make a photo-hybrid baby picture. Instead, it utilizes identification and recognition technology to detect specific facial traits and features for creating a virtual baby’s face that resembles the morphing of these features.
To get the best results from the YouAnd.Me Make Babies morphing feature, you should upload a clear frontal photo. Then you will need to upload the best facial frontal image of your co-creator, then you will need to select a name and a gender. You can also make modifications with regard to ethnicity and race; and you even get the chance to ”recreate your baby”, if you’re not completely satisfied with his or her appearance. To morph with members on the YouAnd.Me free dating site, you will need to right click on a member’s photo, save it, then upload it as Parent 1 or Parent 2. Next, you get to choose a name, gender, and the desired ethnicity or the default of 90% detection rate.
AOLâ€™s MediaGlow expanded its year over year consumer reach in March with pageviews climbing 13% to reach 6.4 billion and total minutes increasing 9% to 4.3 billion, according to March 2009 comScore Media Metrix data.
In addition, the AOL.com site, which in 2008 opened to third-party content, e-mail, social networks and more, grew 7% in page views and 26% in total minutes year over year.