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July 25, 2008 12:21 PM

Eyejot adds attachments

Posted by Brier Dudley

Seattle's Eyejot attached a nifty upgrade to its premium video mail message service Thursday, giving customers the ability to attach all sorts of files to their messages.

Attached files appear in a panel next to the video. Supported files include PDFs, Office formats, audio, video, images and Zip-compressed files.

One thing that really ups the utility is the size of the files that can be attached -- up to 25 megs.

That means you can send videos and other files that are too big to move through free e-mail services, and of course the sender can describe or annotate the files in the video e-mail...

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July 25, 2008 11:58 AM

The Obamica and McCippah: Political yarmulkes from Seattle techie

Posted by Brier Dudley

Check out the first products from, a Web venture just launched by local startup veteran Shmuel Tennenhaus.

The company develops and sells topical kippahs, a traditional Jewish head covering. VanityKippah's storefront says it "aims to position the Kippah/Yarmulke/Skullcap as a must have fashion accessory. Stay tuned for the Bluetooth Kippah and the the ringtone Yarmulke."

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July 25, 2008 11:03 AM

Casual game of the year: Seattle-produced "Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile"

Posted by Brier Dudley

Topping the Zeeby awards given Thursday night during the Casual Connect conference was "Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile," a mystery game produced by Oberon/i-Play's Seattle studio.

Designer Jane Jensen is a lifelong Christie fan.

"We tried to take a fresh approach that appealed both to people who already knew the story, as well as new Christie fans who had not yet been introduced to her wonderful works,'' she said in the release.

Robert Adams was the game's producer.

A screenshot:


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Gadgets and games | Fun stuff I've written about lately includes Apple's iPhone, Hewlett-Packard's HDX laptop and Microsoft's Halo3. Also on the radar are new digital video boxes such as the Tivo HD and the Vudu.