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Ringing in the New Year on Revision3.com

December 31st, 2008 at 12:02 by Michele Husak in Website

Some of you have already noticed some small, subtle changes on Revision3.com recently, specifically in our Flash video player. We’ve been working behind the scenes to start the process of upgrading our flash player, as well the entire website for Revision3.com and we’re starting to roll things out for you to enjoy.

Today we’re excited to roll out a major upgrade to our Flash player’s user interface. I’ve embedded a video below so you can see it in action, but allow me to highlight some of the changes:

  • Player controls now disappear when the mouse is not over the flash player (we had rolled out an early version of this a few weeks ago too)
  • Larger Play/Pause button to the bottom left
  • A larger, easier to navigate timeline, with time codes present when rolling over the the timeline with your mouse and a clear marker of where you are in the video
  • To the lower right, the video quality button is larger and integrated within the Flash player

These are small, but important changes that we hope you enjoy. As we move into 2009, we’ll be making periodic updates to the Flash player, introducing newer and more interactive functionality. We’d love to hear what think and what kind of functionality you’d like to see in the Flash player, so please leave your comments below and let us know!

2009 is gearing up to be a big year for Revision3.com, so be sure to keep us bookmarked and keep coming back to see what’s new and what’s changed.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support for what’s been an amazing 2008 and wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Thanks.


Diggnation Hits Los Angeles

December 30th, 2008 at 07:09 by Michele Husak in Live Events

As you may have heard on recent episodes of Diggnation, we’ll be kicking off 2009 strong with our first LIVE Diggnation of the year, at the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles on January 14, 2009. The live Diggnation will be occurring at the Digg Meetup so this is your chance to rub elbows with Kevin Rose, Alex Albrecht and the rest of the Digg and Revision3 crew.

If you live in the Los Angeles area we hope you can make it. The Knitting Factory is one of the coolest venues we’ve ever booked for a live Diggnation, but capacity is limited, so you better get there early to make sure you can get in!

Details:
When:
January 14, 2009 – Doors open at 7 PM

Where:
Knitting Factory
7021 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, California 90028

Let everyone know you’re coming:
Upcoming.org Event Details
Facebook Event Details

We hope we see you there!

Digg Meetup - January 14th - Live Diggnation - LA


EPIC FU Lives!

December 30th, 2008 at 04:07 by David Prager in Announcements, Shows

According to Dictionary.com, Epic is something heroic; majestic; impressively great. That is precisely the reason that Revision3 has been honored to include EPIC FU in its family. More than just Epic, the show’s real definition has been and continues to be about stoking the flames of geek passion — films, bands, technology, video games, going green, and all the rest of the things that stand for the cool culture of this generation.

We are extremely saddened that today’s episode of EPIC FU will be the last one distributed by Revision3. The good news, however, is that EPIC FU is absolutely NOT going away. The show will continue its goal and mission, and will continue to enjoy the two-way street that is the ongoing conversation with all of EPIC FU’s viewers and participants.

New episodes of EPIC FU will be available at http://www.epicfu.com, so be sure to stay tuned in 2009 for more EPIC FU.


You Asked For It! PixelPerfect Returns!

December 29th, 2008 at 10:48 by Michele Husak in Announcements, Shows

Today we’re very excited to bring you a brand new episode of PixelPerfect!

“What’s this?” you may ask, “I thought that show was canceled?” It was. Back in October, we stopped producing PixelPerfect (one of our longest running and personal favorite shows), as part of a broader revamp of our lineup.

We knew that PixelPerfect had a lot of fans, but we were blown away by the show’s strong, devoted and loyal audience. You spoke, through a flood of e-mails, tweets, IMs and every other imaginable form of communication short of carrier pigeon.

We listened. So today marks the return of PixelPerfect. We’ve got some great episodes coming up, as master artist and teacher Bert Monroy returns with a wide range of insightful Photoshop and Illustrator tips, along with a sneak peek at the upcoming Adobe CS4 suite.

If you love PixelPerfect and want us to continue to produce new episodes, there are just three simple things you need to do:
1. Watch the show, every week, every episode. Subscribe to it via iTunes or your favorite RSS reader.

2. Support all of our Pixel Perfect sponsors, including GoDaddy, Netflix and nVidia, using our PixelPerfect codes where appropriate.

3. Tell your friends, co-workers, associates…basically everyone you know, about the show. If the audience of PixelPerfect grows to a higher level, then that will ensure that we regularly keep bringing you new episodes.

So what are you waiting for? Go watch the newest episode and enjoy the return of PixelPerfect!


The Revision3 Newsletter Launches

December 23rd, 2008 at 12:54 by Jim Louderback in Announcements

Want to keep up with what’s happening at Revision3? Now there’s a great new way to keep in touch. We just launched the Revision3 Newsletter, which highlights some of the best stuff we released over the past week, and provides a preview of what’s coming out this week. It’s a great way to make sure you always know what’s going on at Revision3 – and I encourage you to sign up, because we might just be releasing some secrets inside every now and then!

If you’re a registered user and chosen to receive e-mails from us, you’re already receiving it. Want to get it in your inbox? If you haven’t signed up for an account on revision3.com yet, simply register, be sure to check the box under “Contact Options” and we’ll send it to you automatically! Don’t want to get it? Unsubscribing is a snap, you can do that by clicking unsubscribe from your email that we sent you, or you can set your contact preferences in your account. And for anyone who wants our weekly update, make sure and add “newsletter-owner@revision3.com” to your address book or email whitelist as a trusted sender.

Oh, and if you’d rather read it online, you can check it out here on revision3.com. We’ll be posting the newsletter to our blog everytime we send it out, so you can also read it at revision3.com/blog if you prefer!

Look for more alerting and updates from Revision3 as we go into next year, including a clip of the day and more. And if you’re not following @Revision3 on twitter, that’s also a good way to stay connected!

- Jim Louderback


REVISION3’S TOTALLY RAD SHOW EARNS TOP INDUSTRY HONORS

December 15th, 2008 at 03:34 by Michele Husak in Press Releases

San Francisco, CA – December 12, 2008 – Furthering its position as the ultimate online source for entertainment news, Revision3’s hit program the Totally Rad Show has won two prestigious tech industry awards. Hosted by Dan Trachtenberg, Alex Albrecht and Jeff Cannata, the Totally Rad Show is an explosion of movie, video game, TV and comics news and reviews. And the awards are…

  • The 2008 Podcast Award, Best Produced: Online media fans submitted nominations for their favorite shows in the 2008 Podcast Awards, which recognize the best video and audio podcasts, and then voted to honor TRS for its top-notch production skills. For more information, check out http://www.podcastawards.com/.
  • Nintendo’s Supermarket Spree and Cook-Off Competition: Nintendo of America invited The Totally Rad Show hosts on a high-octane trip to the supermarket to compete in Personal Trainer: Cooking Supermarket Spree—and they won! The two-part contest, held at Whole Foods Market in Pasadena, Calif. saw contestants scouring grocery shelves in pursuit of ingredients to prepare one of the 245+ recipes found in Personal Trainer: Cooking, a new interactive cooking coach available on Nintendo DS. The TRS hosts crossed the finish line first. Check it out here! At the conclusion of the spree, the contestants with the fastest times traded-in their shopping carts for chef hats and met face-to-face in a heated cook-off. After preparing a selected recipe from Personal Trainer: Cooking, Totally Rad Show hosts took home the silver in the cook-off. The Totally Rad Show features the Supermarket Sweep/Cook-off challenge in Episode 89.

Hosted by Alex Albrecht, Jeff Cannata and Dan Trachtenberg, the Totally Rad Show is Revision3’s explosion of movie, video game, TV and comics news and reviews. Four dudes in a garage. One green screen. A cubic ass-ton of enthusiasm. The Totally Rad Show is all about the feeling of sharing a great new movie, video game, TV show or comic. If it’s out there and it is rad, it is on the Totally Rad Show.

About Revision3
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it. Born from the Internet, Revision3 is the home of Internet Television, creating and producing shows for a new audience: passionate, committed fans who want to watch shows about technology, modern culture and music that entertain, educate and help to expand their life experiences.

The company was founded in 2005 by technology visionaries Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager because they couldn’t find anything they wanted to watch on traditional television. The company is now led by Internet TV pioneer Jim Louderback. With more than 60 million views to date (and six million per month), Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3 to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Joost, Hulu, Viddler, Blip.TV and TIVO. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.

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Wonderful Piano Rendition of Tekzilla Theme

December 15th, 2008 at 03:33 by Jim Louderback in Shows

The team at Tekzilla changed the outro music a few weeks ago to something more reminiscent of a 90s sitcom. It’s catchy, fun, and apparently caught the ear of at least one fan. If you like Tekzilla, you have to listen to this – it’s a wonderful piano rendition of the Tekzilla outro music. Well done!


Revision3 Brings You ROFLThing-NYC!

December 10th, 2008 at 09:37 by Rob Saurini in Live Events

Revision3 is coming to NYC this January, partnering with the crew at ROFLThing to create another weird full day and night of the entire freaking Internet in one room—ROFLThing-NYC! Back in April, ROFLCon 2008 was the first conference that discussed what makes memes work, why they work, and where it’s all going (and then threw a rocking party with Internet celebs themselves).

For the 2009 event, we’ve been working closely with the ROFLThing crew to finagle a venue bodacious enough to house all the action on January 24th (that’s Santos Party House NYC), and we’re officially on board with what’s shaping up to be the hottest Internet culture event. Check out ROFLThing for details. More to come!

January 24th in New York City. Get ready.


Revision3 Store Launches!

December 9th, 2008 at 04:10 by Jim Louderback in Announcements

“The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step”
– Lao Tzu

Last night we launched something many of you have been clamoring for: Our new Revision3 store. I’m very proud of the hard work our team put into the store; launching it was not unlike building a house, with lots of moving parts, contractors and decorators to manage.

But unlike a house, which might get a new addition every ten years, what you see today is just the beginning, just our first step. We have a lot of great plans going forward, and you’ll see expansions and updates over the coming days and weeks.

Although we’re happy with the first round of products in our store, including the great Scam School and Tekzilla shirts, and the new female-sized shirts, some of you have wondered why we didn’t have more products available. They are on the way! This is just the first lineup of products – we expect a new crop of products up on the site within a few weeks, including hoodies – and maybe even Tekzilla hot sauce!

As for issues shipping outside of the US, we’re working to address that as quickly as possible.

Some of our fans wondered why we launched at all, given that we’ve discussed a broader range of products. I thought it was important that we launch something this week, so that we had an initial release available for the holiday season – rather than waiting until next year. And remember, as Lao Tzu says, this is just a first step. Our store will include a constantly evolving set of products and features that should please everyone.

Want to help with the next step? We’re going to be adding new pictures of our products “in action”, as modeled by our staff. But we’d rather run pictures of you decked out in our Revision3 gear. So here’s my challenge to all of you: snap a picture of yourself in one of our new shirts, hats, or using some of the gear to come. Post the picture in the forum, or link to it posted on Flickr or elsewhere. For a limited time, if we end up using your picture in our store, we’ll give you anything you want at the store for free!

Check out the new Revision3 store! >>>

 


DealsFTW Live on Revision3 Tonight

December 8th, 2008 at 05:22 by Michele Husak in Shows

We’ve been working on a number of interesting new projects here at Revision3 over the past few months, and one of them debuts tonight, in beta form. It’s our new Deals FTW show, and it’s a bit of a departure for us.

I’ve been a big fan of Woot! for years, and I’ve been captivated by home shopping shows as well. I’ve always thought there would be a way to mash-up internet video, shopping, product demonstrations and a bit of an edge. Tonight, here at Revision3, we’re going to take a first stab at a live product / shopping experience, using our live player, Meebo-based chat, and our test partners at HP.

When you tune in, you’ll see me, joined by a number of Revision3 employees and friends, showing off four very different HP notebooks. From the page, in turn, you can link over to HPs site to explore, customize and price out, and buy these notebooks.

But that’s not all. You’ll also see the debut of our new Revision3 store, and a sneak peek at some of the awesome new shirts, hats and other branded gear we’ve been developing.

Why do a shopping show? Because we think there’s an opportunity to introduce you to some cool new products, and make money at the same time. To be clear, we teamed up with HP for two reasons – one because they make some pretty nice products. But primarily because it’s a way to bring more money into Revision3, and to help pay for the shows that we produce, and give away for free.

So if you like what we do at Revision3, come support us. Check out www.revision3.com/dealsftw, watch what we’re doing, and comment in the chat room. And let us know what you think. We’re going to work to incorporate your comments in the next version of DealsFTW. Thanks for watching, and don’t remember to click on our Check Prices link and buy stuff from our stores!