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Can Firefox Gain Market Share?

Can Firefox Gain Market Share?
In its ongoing attempt to garner a greater share of the web browser market, the Mozilla Foundation is starting to sound a little like an adult paysite owner fretting over his membership numbers: according to a recent article posted on the Mozilla website, the primary problem the company has faced in... More »

Panasonic AG-HVX200

Panasonic AG-HVX200
The Panasonic AG-HVX200 ($6,000-$10,000 depending on configuration) is a professional HDTV video camera. Compact, feature-packed and compatible with DVCProHD, DVCPro50 and DVCPro25 — as well as the basic DV standard — the HVX200 employs a trio of wide-aspect CCDs for native, uncropped 16:9 recor... More »

Sony DCR-VX1000

Sony DCR-VX1000
When Sony's DCRVX1000 prosumer camcorder was introduced in 1995 for around $1,000, it offered unparalleled picture clarity with its digital video (DV) format. DV provides up to double the horizontal resolution and triple the component color sampling of VHS, resulting in bright, sharp, colorful image... More »

Sony HVR-Z1U

Sony HVR-Z1U
When it released the HVR-Z1U, aka the Z1, Sony brought professional level high-definition quality to the masses for a reasonable four-figure price. With a host of professional features, the camera was an immediate hit with indie and adult filmmakers. Solidly constructed from a combination of alloy ... More »

Will Rider's Camera

Will Rider's Camera
With the introduction of the DVX100 in December 2002, and its successor, the DVX100A, in June 2004, Panasonic instantly became the most popular camera company with indie digital filmmakers. It was priced under $4000, and besides the $5000 Canon XL2, the next-lowest cost 24p video camera at the time ... More »

Mark Wood's Cameras

Mark Wood's Cameras
Mark Wood is a very down-to-earth kind of guy, but he knows his art and works at his craft. He keeps his toolbox simple, too, using a famous workhorse of a mini-DV camera, the Sony DCR-VX2000, which was introduced in summer 2000. With its excellent build quality and features that the first-generati... More »

Sex at the Cow

Sex at the Cow
In a city where every day is Halloween and residents don't raise an eyebrow when someone prances down the street dressed as a pickle, Perry Mann's San Francisco-based Exotic Erotic Ball is still an eye-catching party. It's a happening that gives thousands of attendees a chance to revel in sexual exp... More »

Male Talent

Male Talent
As a straight male performer, I think many adult companies take the wrong approach to male talent. Companies and talent agencies claim that they have a slew of men wanting to perform, and, therefore, they won't consider new male talent, unless perhaps they are bringing female partners into the busin... More »

Free VoIP Calls in the U.S., Canada

Free VoIP Calls in the U.S., Canada
Skype, a peer-to-peer VoIP service, finally is making waves. For the duration of the year, Skype calls to landlines and mobile phones in the U.S. and Canada are free. The user-friendly system routes voice packets through users of the desktop software, helping it to work well over many different netw... More »

Web Developer Extension

Web Developer Extension
The Web Developer Extension created for Firefox by Chris Pederick adds a toolbar to Firefox with an amazing array of useful developer tools. Developers have the ability through the browser toolbar to outline page elements, manage cookies, disable the cache, get CSS and form information, as well as a... More »

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »

The Journey Toward Artificial Intelligence in Processing

Let’s be honest. If you’re running a company you spend most of your time trying figure out what the hell is going on. Then you spend the rest of your time — what’s left of it —... More »
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