Audition and maybe get tickets for the Cannes film festival…

…courtesy of Stella Artois in a very creative/imaginative campaign for the brand behind the beer:

Check ou the campaign blog:
http://www.pwrnewmedia.com/2011/anheuser-busch/stellaartois.com/media/en/pages/video.html

And obviously let the fun begin by trying out the audition to see your webcam feed used in the screening audition process…

The Cannes audition process may commence from here

Enjoy

Atrix: Motorola bringing you the dream setup

Just checking out the Engadget site specifically the “Motorola Atrix 4G, HD multimedia dock, and laptop dock hands-on” post and what can say but WOW.
I think this looks like a dream come true and if they have put a decent camera in there I think I’m in love…

The laptop dock is basically a screen with full size keyboard that pretty much turns it the phone into a laptop!

Sony Atrix Laptop Dock

Sony Atrix Laptop Dock

The phone dock allows you to plug in mouse, keyboard and hook up to a full HD screen !

Sony Atrix Phone Dock

Sony Atrix Phone Dock

Check out the engadget video that shows it all working and much more. It is really impressive if that is the type of experience that can be expected on the final version…

I was impressed with the Droid / Milestone but this is just great…

The User experience that is shown in the video and the amount of ways it can be used plus all the functions available through the WebTop application is just amazing.

PS: when are we getting this in Europe and moreover in France???

Checking the speed of your pages for SEO

You may have recently seen articles that explain how Google will be checking the speed at which your pages load and will be using it in their page ranking system. I had read about it on the Register’s article “Google tweaks search results with mystery site speedometer“.

I then realised that a company I have worked with in the past has a tool that allows you to test this type of issue for your site and even allows you to record the results over time…

UbiKann tested on GTMetrix

UbiKann tested on GTMetrix

Check out Gossamer Threads GTMetrix Site Performance Analyzer. They have just added a new system that allows you compare up to 4 reports/URLs. Oh and it’s free, oh yeah… :)

Getting Google results in English

I was recently getting very frustrated because I was constantly getting results from Google in French in both IE8 and Google Chrome due to having either a Windows installation in French or other similar French language preferences even when going into “Manage Search Providers”, I couldn’t find the option to obtain UK or US but mainly English based results!

This is what I found out that may help you too!

The solution if you want the results from Google that you type in the top right hand corner of IE8 to be in English, is to click on the link below and choose Google Search as your default search provider:
http://www.ieaddons.com/en/search-helpers/

When I went into Manage Search Providers and clicked on Find More Search Providers I was also getting an error page!