Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Hot Hack #005: Andrea-Marie Vassou

Thank the Lord for internet video. Over the last year or two, developments in compression and streaming technology, coupled with increasing broadband speeds has meant that the web has been opened up as a medium for video content. The folks over at Incisive Media (formerly VNU) have taken this up and decided to get their consumer technology hacks reviewing stuff in front of a camera. Why is THHB making this out to be such a great thing? Step forward Andrea-Marie Vassou, a little Mediterranean bundle of hotness that somehow stumbled into a job which involves writing about the secret life of Internet Service Providers and reviewing bluetooth headphones.

THHB doesn't know too much about Andrea, only that we feel compelled to buy anything that's recommended by her on Computeractive TV. More of her reviews are available here, I'm off to buy a Sanyo Xacti HD camcorder.

Thursday, 5 July 2007

Hot Hack #004: Mark Dye

The girls at THHB were beginning to feel left out... "surely there must be some male hack eye-candy for us to celebrate" was becoming a phrase muttered all too often. Fear not ladies - writer, editor, consultant and general all round media superhero Mark Dye today becomes our first hot hack to own a Y chromosome.... let him be the first of many.

Mark's career has taken him as far afield as Australia and Korea where he has interviewed the likes of Bob Geldof, Adolfo Cambiaso and The Chemical Brothers along the way - a far cry from his days as a reporter with The Eastern Daily Press and GGIC.

He has an extensive knowledge of the communications space and specialised in the disaster recovery markets for two years while Managing Editor at Zerodowntime.

From Mark's Facebook page, we've discovered a few things about him that you might not know.

Mark, 32, lives in Highgate and supports Liverpool FC - he also edits VAIONation, which appears to be a filmy, musicy community site for up and coming talent. Mark's rough-around-the-edges boy about town look makes his "in a relationship" status even more disappointing, but if you're feeling cheeky, you can always poke him.