Apple Resists the Hard Questions with PR Force Field



This interview outtake gives you an idea of the kind of control Apple demands (and gets) when dealing with any kind of media. Benjamin Cohen, a correspondent from UK broadcaster Channel 4 in the UK interviews Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing Phil Schiller. As soon as the words "iTunes" and… » 11/15/07 8:58am 11/15/07 8:58am

NY Times: Smaller, Easier to Use Gadgets Are Made for Women

Typically, the most shoddy work journalists put out is the ubiquitous trendspotting piece. And today's NY Times article, "To Appeal to Women, Too, Gadgets Go Beyond 'Cute' and 'Pink,' " excels at digging itself so far into stereotypical, sexist bunk I don't even know where to begin to pull it apart. » 6/07/07 10:00pm 6/07/07 10:00pm

Super Bowl Ad Watch: LG Shows Us Its Set, Releases Ad In Its Entirety


We showed you a 15-second preview of LG Canada's Super Bowl commercial the other day, just a teaser for the real thing which will air on Sunday. Now, the company has decided to release the entire spot for your perusal. We like this one a whole lot better than that silly teaser. Show us your set, indeed. » 2/02/07 10:08am 2/02/07 10:08am

Latest Mac Vs. PC Propaganda Buries the Hatchet, But Not Really


Never content until we've covered Apple's every move and shown all of their television commercials here, now we're showing you the latest one that hides its subtle brainwashing under the guise of the "happy holidays" mind virus. And what holidays are those? I think the Santa hats give it away. Enough already of… » 12/20/06 12:19pm 12/20/06 12:19pm

DirecTV Turns Bad Guys Good in Christmas Spot


DirecTV plays the Christmas card, putting together a beautifully-directed musical montage of movie villains turned good. It didn't make us want to subscribe to DirecTV, or even to watch any of the movies featuring those villains such as Chucky, Darth Vader and that girl from The Ring, but it's entertaining nonetheless. » 12/18/06 11:01am 12/18/06 11:01am

HDTV Ultra-Revealing in 2006 World Series

As the 2006 World Series goes into Game 5 tonight, HDTV reveals every move with a eye that's significantly more discerning than in days past. In fact, that "clump of dirt" Tigers pitcher Kenny Rogers had on his left hand in Game 2 on Sunday never would've come to light if we hadn't seen shot after shot from Fox's… » 10/27/06 12:57pm 10/27/06 12:57pm