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You're Invited to Hak5's Birthday!

July 29th, 2010 at 12:48 by Jackie Talbott in Live Events, Shows

Join us to celebrate 5 years of technolust at the Hotsy Totsy Club – an Albany institution since 1939! Come for drinks, pool, shuffleboard and a live performance from nerdcore sensation, Eighty of Dual Core! 21+. No cover. Street parking. 7 blocks from El Cerrito BART. WiFi. Taco’s Autlense Taco Truck parked in lot. Need we say more?

Saturday, August 14th at 7:00 PM
Hotsy Totsy Club
601 San Pablo Ave.
Albany, CA 94706

RSVP now via Facebook – can’t wait to celebrate the grand years of old school hacking with you!


Scam School Returns to SF for Another Round of Shoots

July 28th, 2010 at 04:42 by Jackie Talbott in Live Events, Shows

It’s that time again: Brian Brushwood is back to take over San Francisco! If you’re a fan of Scam School, magic, or just like hanging out with good people, cameras and booze, then you’re in for a treat! We’re hitting up some of our favorite locations around town to shoot upcoming episodes of Scam School. Come for the shenanigans; stay for your chance to get scammed by the magician himself and see your pretty face in an episode of Scam School!

Here’s all you need to know:

Thursday, July 29, 5-10 PM
City Tavern
3200 Fillmore St (between Greenwich St & Moulton St)
Description: City Tavern features a $3 cocktail menu all night and clientele who are very good looking once you’ve finished 2/3 of that Long Island.

Friday, July 30, 5-10 PM
Yancy’s Saloon
734 Irving Street (between 8th Ave & 9th Ave)
Description: This spacious Inner Sunset saloon offers very affordable beer selections, free and unlimited pretzels, several attractive ferns and a gryo place right around the corner. Unconfirmed rumor: hot identical twins will be in attendance!

Saturday, July 31, 12-5 PM
FISHERMAN’S WHARF!
The Embarcadero between Taylor and Powell
Description: Strap on your best fanny pack and join us for some tourist instigation at the Wharf! Brian will be masquerading as a street performer, and hopefully no one will receive any sort of citation.

Come one; come all… tell all your friends and hope to see you there!


Revision3 Partners with Discover Magazine to Produce 'Joe Genius'

July 15th, 2010 at 01:36 by Jackie Talbott in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Comedian Jonah Ray Hosts New Show Exploring Best Science Videos Online

SAN FRANCISCO – July 15, 2010 – DISCOVER, and Revision3, the leading Internet Television network, today announced the launch of ‘Joe Genius,’ a innovative new program that looks inside the world of homegrown science online. The joint venture, produced by High Noon Entertainment, is hosted by comedian, Jonah Ray who has appeared on Comedy Central and MTV; and will feature a new episode every Thursday.

Each week, Jonah will showcase the best homemade science experiments on the web from dry ice bombs and exploding volcanoes to robot musicians and other inventive technologies. He will explore the scientific elements behind each video and explain the fundamental properties that make them work or in some instances, why they don’t work. Episodes will run 12-15 minutes and provide an inside look into the excitement, hilarity and thrill of homemade experiments.

“I’m thrilled to see the amazing everyday science brought to life in such a fun and entertaining online show,” said Henry Donahue, CEO & Publisher of DISCOVER. “Revision3′s fan base of smart viewers makes them the perfect partner to get DISCOVER’s brand of uniquely accessible science out to a larger audience.”

“We’re really excited to announce Joe Genius,” said Ryan Vance, vice president of programming and production, Revision3.  “Viewers are not only able to watch mind-blowing experiments take place, but through our partnership with DISCOVER we are also able to educate our audience on the cool science behind each video.”

Further information and downloads for the program are available 24/7 via Revision3.com/JoeGenius.

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, video games, entertainment, music and comedy 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. Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, Roku, Blip.TV and many others. Shows can be watched on any device, from a cell phone to an Apple iPod to a computer or a TV.

About DISCOVER

DISCOVER poses essential questions and tackles topical, sometimes controversial issues on the cutting edge of science, technology and the future. The mandate is to unlock the mysteries of science in a way that reveals its wonder and captures the imagination of its audience. DISCOVER features the ground-breaking innovators and thought leaders who are shaping tomorrow¹s world today. DISCOVER is online at DISCOVERmagazine.com.

About High Noon Entertainment

High Noon Entertainment, with offices in L.A., New York and Denver, is one of America’s largest independent production companies, currently producing programming for VH1, TLC, Food Network, HGTV, DIY and History. High Noon’s most notable series are My First Place (HGTV), Tough Love (VH1) and Cake Boss (TLC).

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Contact:
Kourtney Schepman, kschepman@rogersandcowan.com / Madhuri Shekar, mshekar@rogersandcowan.com
Rogers & Cowan
310.854.8168 / 310.854.8145


Revision3 Brings Dan Brown On Board for New Audience Driven Program, Dan 3.0

July 12th, 2010 at 02:26 by Jackie Talbott in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

YouTube Sensation Turns Life Over to Internet Community for a Year

SAN FRANCISCO – July 12, 2010 – Revision3, the leading Internet Television network, today announced a deal with Dan Brown as the host of their new program, Dan 3.0, debuting Monday, August 2. Dan, best known for his instructional YouTube video on how to solve a Rubik’s cube, is taking direction from his loyal fan base allowing viewers to determine his every day decisions.

For the next year, Dan will solicit opinions from online fans about his daily activities, from what he will wear to his living arrangements. Audiences will vote and submit tasks for Dan to complete using a new and innovative community decision engine on Revision3.com. Users develop ideas and directly interact with each other to determine the content of the show. Dan will execute the most popular ideas on Dan 3.0 with new episodes of the program available everyday at Revision3.com/Dan30 and via downloads 24/7.

“I can’t wait to see what’s in store for me this year,” said Dan Brown. “I’ve always taken my audience’s opinions and ideas seriously, but this level of interaction should really take things to the next level.”

“Dan has proven that he can successfully connect with online viewers with over 55 million views on his YouTube videos,” said Ryan Vance, vice president of programming and production, Revision3. “It’s a revolutionary concept for his viewers, that they are not only able to watch his movements, but dictate them as well.”

For more information on Dan 3.0, and to submit ideas for the show starting August 2, 2010, visit Revision3.com/Dan30

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, video games, entertainment, music and comedy 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. Revision3’s programs can be found everywhere from Revision3.com to a wide range of platforms, including iTunes, YouTube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, TIVO, Roku, Blip.TV and many others. 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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Contact:
Kourtney Schepman, kschepman@rogersandcowan.com / Madhuri Shekar, mshekar@rogersandcowan.com
Rogers & Cowan
310.854.8168 / 310.854.8145


Web Zeroes Series Finale

July 1st, 2010 at 07:58 by Rob Saurini in Announcements, Shows

After two seasons, next week’s episode of Web Zeroes will be the last on Revision3. Daniel, Nick, and Eddy at Smooth Few Films have had to juggle day jobs in addition to an exhausting production schedule, and have decided that it’s time to focus their efforts back home.

Making a sitcom for the web is no easy task, but when we first saw their pilot episodes we knew it would be a great fit and our audience would love it. We’ve loved watching the show evolve over the past twenty-three episodes, and are happy to have had the chance to work with Smooth Few Films. As the show wraps up after two great seasons, we wish Smooth Few the best, and look forward to seeing what they work on next. You can keep up with Daniel, Nick, and Eddy at www.smoothfewfilms.com, or on Twitter at @SmoothFewFilms, @IanFreeze, @EddyRivas, and @NickComardo.

If you’re in the Houston area, join Daniel, Nick and Eddy for the series wrap party on July 10th. Here’s all the details

Check out the second to last episodes, leading up to the series finale: