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I’ll have a slice of the porno pizza July 4, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Food Drinks News, Odd World.
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Those who are disappointed when they reach the end of their pizza are in for a treat when they get a takeaway from a new pizza place in Canada.

Porno Pizza, a new pizza delivery restaurant puts pornography in the box underneath the pizza so there is a treat for the customer when they have finished.

Local entrepreneur Corey Wildeman, 30 came up with the idea for the business came while working at other pizza places. “I’m absolutely thrilled with how successful it’s been,” he said while on a delivery last night. Although at present the customers can’t pick which saucy image they will receive, in the future the owner plans to offer more specific choices to cater for the individual.

“It runs the full gamut. There are some that are very Playboy-esque and others which Larry Flynt would blush at,” he said, describing the photos sent out with orders.

What has surprised Wildeman the most since opening is the sex of the customers. “It’s about 75 to 80 per cent female that are placing the orders and are taking orders at the door,” he said.

One customer, 24, was hanging out with a group of friends when they made the call to Porno Pizza. “It seemed like a novelty,” he said after the pizza arrived, and there was no doubt it left his friends amused. Others, however, are less impressed with the idea.

Roz Prober, president of the Winnipeg chapter of child advocacy group Beyond Borders, believes the delivery service could land pornography in the hands of children. “There is no way his business isn’t exposing children to pornography,” she said. Prober said just because the business checks the identification of the person buying the pizza, it doesn’t mean children aren’t in the home.

Though Wildeman disagreed, adding pornography is easily available through plenty of other mediums including magazines, the Internet and television -all which are easy to access. “I wouldn’t be getting phone calls if this wasn’t accepted,” said Wildeman.

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Motorola Moto Z8 ‘Media Monster’ launched in Europe, Asia July 4, 2007

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Motorola, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of the Moto Z8 kick-slider handset in Spain, with other parts of Europe and Asia to follow. The Z8, a complete entertainment center, offering mobile TV, video and music from one unique device, is available through Telefonica via Movistar.

“We are excited to deliver our media monster to mobile entertainment fans around the world, beginning with Spain,” said Allen Burnes, corporate vice president and general manager, Motorola Mobile Devices, EMEA and India.  “With the Z8, consumers can listen to music, download video, create blogs and record and store memories all from the best multimedia platforms available today.”

The large QVGA 16 mln color TFT display optimizes the viewing experience in both portrait and landscape mode which can be put to good use with the in-box, full-length film, “The Bourne Identity,” from Universal Pictures.  The movie in your hand is further enhanced using the inbox S9 Bluetooth stereo headphones.  The multi-media experience continues with applications such as BSkyB, Podcast.com and CNN.

With optional 4GB MicroSD memory cards (expandable up to 32GB when available), entertainment lovers can store up to 12 full-length motion pictures or approximately 70 hours of music, in addition to approximately 80MB of free internal user memory.

Lightning-fast Internet downloads using HSDPA and powerful onboard dual processors allows consumers to surf the Web while listening to music, without missing a beat.

The Z8 features an 8x zoom on its 2.0 megapixel camera with lumi LED light and let’s consumers record and watch their favorite moments with crystal clear video capture and playback at 30 frames per second.

Honey, we need to talk, with my Nokia Speakerphone HF-300 July 4, 2007

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Having a conversation in and out of the car is about as simple as talking to yourself, thanks to Nokia’s first speakerphone, the HF-300.

This detachable Bluetooth speakerphone hosts a powerful speaker and microphone. Its audio quality is enhanced even more with Digital Signal Processing (DSP), canceling out excess noises and echoes. No need to concern yourself with the power button, this clever device knows when to turn off (auto power off) after you stop talking.

“The beauty of the Speakerphone HF-300 is in its mobility, it goes where you go, when you want to talk. We are excited to have the speakerphone as part of our expanding enhancements portfolio to meet the needs of our consumers,” said Wolfgang Gärtner, senior category manager, Nokia Automotive.

The HF-300 offers a number of elements that enable easy communications, in and out of the car. It is operated with battery power, so you’re not confined to using it with a power outlet and comes with a sunvisor clip, so you can easily position it for use in the car. You can talk freely too, the speakerphone has illuminated keys for easy use, without all the fuss of blinking lights. For those extended conversations, take this lightweight (80g) speakerphone outside, into your home or office, and mount it to a surface with its rubber feet. You can enjoy up to 20 hours of talk time!

The speakerphone will automatically turn off after five minutes after the connection to the mobile device has been severed. When the battery runs low, the LED battery indicator will light up to alert you.

Available globally, the Nokia Speakerphone HF-300 is compatible with a wide range of Nokia mobile devices supporting Bluetooth Specification 1.1 and higher and Handfree Profile 1.0 and higher. It is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2007 and will cost an estimated 90 euro, excluding taxes.

PandaLabs warns of the threat of talking computers July 4, 2007

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If your computer starts talking to you and tells you that you are infected and your files have been deleted, it’s no joke, you have just been infected by the BotVoice.A Trojan.

This new malicious code detected by PandaLabs uses the Windows text reader to play the following sentences: “You has been infected I repeat You has been infected and your system files has been deletes. Sorry. Have a Nice Day and bye bye”.

These comments are repeated over and over again while the Trojan tries to delete the entire content of the computer’s hard disk.

Sometimes, BotVoice.A might not manage to delete all of the system files. However, this doesn’t prevent it from rendering computers unusable, as it modifies the Windows registry so that none of the programs installed on the computer nor the task manager can be run.

It also disables the Windows registry editor in order to safeguard its malicious actions.

“This is a very peculiar trojan. Not only does it delete computer files, but also makes fun of users. Additionally, it does everything necessary to make it impossible to stop its actions. In cases like this, it is important to prevent the infection, which makes proactive protection techniques, capable of detecting unknown threats, a necessity,” explains Luis Corrons, Technical Director of PandaLabs.

This Trojan uses the usual means of propagation: P2P networks, physical storage devices, such as USB memory sticks, floppy disks or CD-ROMs, and downloads performed by other malware or from malicious web pages, etc.

EU Tube > Sights and sounds of Europe on YouTube July 4, 2007

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The European Commission has launched a dedicated channel on YouTube to make its audiovisual material more widely available to the public.

“This initiative reflects the Commission’s commitment to better explain its policies and actions on issues which concern citizens across the EU, such as climate change, energy or immigration.” said Margot Wallström, Vice-President for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy.

‘EU Tube, the Commission’s new channel on YouTube, was launched on June 29. The non-exclusive arrangement between the European Commission and YouTube aims to present new and innovative ways of informing people on the activities of the European Union through video clips that illustrate the main issues facing citizens from across the 27 member states.

Currently, users can watch approximately 50 video clips on a wide-range of topics, from the EU’s first post-war historical steps to today’s need to safeguard the environment and combat climate change.

To begin with, much of the content is in English, but French and German language clips are also being added. Other languages will be added wherever possible.

“It is very important for the Commission to use all the means at its disposal when it comes to communicating with European citizens. We can not ignore the developments which have taken place on the internet in the past few years, in particular the popularity of video sharing sites such as YouTube”, said Margot Wallström

Discover what’s on EU Tube > www.youtube.com/eutube