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…CNN puts you in the middle of the action?

To help us understand and experience what’s going on in Haiti as they recover from the devastating earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince recently, CNN is using 360° cameras to capture footage that can then be manipulated by the viewer, allowing you to pan and zoom around the scene as if you were there.
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…It’s TGI Friday: I Fell In Love With The Majesty Of Colors?

The Majesty Of Colors

I Fell In Love With The Majesty Of Colors is a rather unique game from Gregory Weir that lets you choose between five different endings depending on what actions (or inactions) you take during the course of the game.

The controls are incredibly simple, but the point is to follow along with the story and change the outcome of what happens, not to necessarily ‘beat’ the game, so the controls are perfect for interacting with your environment and letting you enjoy each part of the story.

If you’ve got a few spare minutes, then use them to play with The Majesty and see what you can discover.

[Kongregate – I Fell In Love With The Majesty Of Colors]

[Via: Auntie Pixelante]

…It’s Movie Monday: Red Bull Drifting Championship?

Red Bull Drifting Championship

Wrecked Magazine put together a little montage of the action that took place during the recently completed Red Bull Drifting Championship in Long Beach, CA, and it’s a beautiful look at the current stars of this ‘slideways’ sport and the magic that happens when four wheels and a lot of horsepower tiptoe on the edge of disaster:

…It’s Blog Action Day: Poverty?

Blog Action Day

Today more than 10,000 sites will participate in Blog Action Day by talking about Poverty, with the goal being to raise awareness, initiate action, and shake the web.

Though Blog Action Day has been planned for months, it seems like a rather appropriate time to be talking about poverty, since many of our fellow humans are now facing a more dire economic situation than they’ve faced in years, if not ever.

Despite these tough times though, I think it’s important to keep in mind one of the fundamental rules that I try and live my life by: It could always be worse.

Despite how bad things might get for you, keep in mind that there’s always someone who is worse off, and that because of this, you should never stop giving to those in need.

Thankfully, this wisdom was instilled in me by my mother, who would do things like take my family to volunteer at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving Day to remind us that you should always be thankful for everything that you have, because regardless of how much or how little it might be, there are always people around you who will have less, and that if you just give a little bit of yourself, you can help others in ways that you can hardly imagine.

So I guess my tip for this year’s Blog Action Day boils down to what I suggested for the last year’s Blog Action Day as well: Just do something!

Regardless of how much or how little you have, just by doing something for a fellow man that may have less than you can make a world of difference.

Whether it’s donating a few dollars to a microloan, trick-or-treating for a cause, or just volunteering your time to help someone get back on their feet, there are plenty of things that you can do to help those around you, and it doesn’t take a huge financial outlay to make a difference.

If we all just did something, and helped out someone less fortunate, the world would be a much better place, and poverty wouldn’t be the problem that it is today.

And remember, times may be tough, but just like Abraham Lincoln said, “This too shall pass”.

…You can rally in a rental?

Rental Car Rally

Always dreamed of driving in a rally, but never had the car or the finances to do it?

Then check out the Rental Car Rally, a 36-hour race from NYC to Montreal that encourages you to rent a car, grab a friend, pay just $150 per team, and be on your way to automotive action and adventure.

All of the standard rally rules still apply (don’t speed, don’t kill pedestrians, etc.) but the financial burden is definitely lessened to let everyone get a shot at the action.

If you’re interested, check out the site for more information (and be sure to read the rules, since they were obviously written by someone with enough of a sense of humor to put on a rally made of rental cars).

[Rental Car Rally]

[Via: Uncrate]