After almost six years, the time has come to turn the page. As of January 16 Bright Side of News* and VR World have merged. All of the content from BSN* has been preserved and will remain accessible on VR World. Expect the same great reviews and hard-hitting news from BSN* on VR World.
The Bright Side of VR: Introducing VR World
Today we are pleased to introduce the companion to Bright Side of News: VR World. From our home in the Asia Pacific, VR World reviews and analyzes what’s new in technology. Supported by the team at Bright Side of News, and with a presence in Taipei, Singapore and Shenzhen, our experienced team of journalists and analysts covers and reviews everything from smartphones to supercomputers. Technology plays an important part in all of our lives, and the market is rapidly expanding. Millions of people around the world are buying their first computers or other internet connected devices and are getting online. The need for a strong fourth
Editorial: New Era Ahead
When we look at the world of covering technology today, we see that (unfortunately) most of the media and worse, paid up blogs and forum shilling tactics, are smothering the information which the public should receive. It is hard to get information when technology sites have to live off selling ads in exchange for a set number of awards per year (in all of its five and a half years, Bright Side of News* received plenty of those offers from Far East), or even worse, unmarked advertorials. We all live in a period of time when the amount of respect for a profession of journalism is
ARM and BSN Partner for 5th Anniversary Giveaway!
We’ve partnered with ARM and their 50 Billion Chips initiative to give away two Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1″ tablets! All you have to do is leave a comment here telling us what ARM-based devices you own and how having one of these awesome Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1″ will improve your daily life. We love to hear from you guys and even more importantly, we love giving stuff away. These are both 16 GB Wi-Fi tablets with stunning WQXGA (2560×1440) resolution displays and even more importantly, ARM SoCs. We’ve had a great relationship with ARM, including the announcement of new products from their server partners with
BSN 5th Anniversary Nvidia Giveaway Winners Selected!
As promised, we’ve selected the winners for our Nvidia 5th Anniversary Giveaway. This giveaway was the second massive giveaway of our multi-week-long giveaway to commemorate our 5th anniversary as a site. It followed our Thermaltake and Titanfall giveaways. We had over 876 entries in the giveaway and we’ve selected the winners based on their comments, tweets, FB shares and Google+ +1’s. Some contestants did not follow the rules and attempted to leave multiple comments under the same user name or under different user names using different IP addresses. So, please, do not try to cheat the system. You end up cheating yourself out of a
And… we’re back!
After 37 hours of being off-line, we have completed the switch from Hopkinsville, KY to Los Angeles, CA. Our new hosting service isn’t afraid of serving tens of thousands of readers and we hope that you will enjoy the service – this time, on a quad-core server with 4GB of memory, SSD drive and a 100Mbps line. Currently, DNS Records are still being changed, even though our site is already accessible toome, but we expect that by the end of the day, DNS Records will be refreshed on all ISPs. Visit www.brightsideofnews.com and enjoy the latest analysis, news, reviews and rumors from the best industry
BSN* temporarily offline, server switch under way
As you noticed, BSN* temporarily went offline on May 19th, 2009 at 07:15AM PST. Unfortunately, the hosting service we used so far [IXhosting/eCommerce and their dedicated server business WebHosting.biz] unilaterally shut down our server due to host link overload.
Blog hits 150K mark, BSN* passes 10K mark & issues update
Looking at the blog today, I felt warm at heart: since its launch on October 15th, 2008, this blog clocked 150,000 unique visitors and got as high as 369,267 rank on Alexa and 321,068 on Quantcast. For a tiny blog written by a single person, I could not be happier. At the same time, similar thing happened on the new site… we clocked more than 10,000 visitors in mere days after the launch, even with all the issues that happened with our provider – DNS resolve issue, e-mail server issues and so on. But now, things are getting on track and we should be out
The wait is over! BSN* is now live..
Ever since I left TG Daily, a lot of industry connections asked me what were my plans for the future. After a brief stint over at Jon Peddie’s Research and the recession that well, didn’t exactly work in my favor – I decided to launch a website on my own. But, the goal of the project was not just a website… if I experienced something, that is the need of this industry for open communication, from manufacturers to consumers and back. This industry made its naming conventions so confusing that even the best of us get confused… enter Bright Side of News. With this project,
Bright Side of News launches March 15, 2009 at 23:59 CET
The wait is (almost) over. On Sunday, March 15, at 23:59 CET (March 16, 11:59AM in Auckland 😉 ), Bright Side of News or BSN* is coming online. In the past couple of months, a small team of people worked their arses off in order to create a publication that would approach the world of chips from the user perspective. We are now working hard at launch and post-launch articles and we hope that you’ll enjoy in them. Furthermore, I wish to thank all the partners who are participating in this launch and had faith in us when we had nothing to show but a
Passing 100K, glimpse into the background
Last night, this blog reached the 100.000 visitor mark (number of hits isn’t all that greater) and this milestone makes me feel proud. For the past two months, I had battled all sorts of personal and business challenges and I do admit that I reduced the blog to “one-story-a-day” policy. All of this was done in order to focus on launching Bright Side of News web portal, and the time of launch is approaching. Since the beginning of this blog in mid-October of last year, I received numerous positive and negative comments about the blog and about myself (interesting to hear negative comments from people
It’s been one week since we launched the teaser trailer on the new site, Bright Side of News. We know it is choppy, since we’re doing worst case scenario (buffering sfw instead of streaming flv) in order to load the servers to the max… From Friday morning until today, roughly 3000 people saw the trailer and made more than 25GB of traffic. Overall, we passed the 33GB mark. The plan is to load the full trailer week before the launch of the site, and that trailer will have our final versions of XML and streaming engines. That trailer will be followed with a push in
ANNOUCEMENT: Bright Side of News teaser is online
Announcing the preview of Bright Site of News, new web experience for all the users of silicon chips, wherever they are.