Sci Fi Channel Spins Off Gadget Blog
Posted on December 3, 2007The Sci Fi Channel is spinning off its tech and gadget blog to a new site called Dvice. Multichannel news says Peter Pachal will remain the blog's content editor. There will also be a weekly video show hosted by Vanessa Rae.
DVICE - formerly SciFi.com's Tech Blog - is the latest extension of the Sci Fi brand. It has a staff of writers and contributors who will aim to keep readers current in the ever-changing world of technology. The new site will feature innovations that make their lives less complicated, not more, and only the hottest and best will be featured. Peter Pachal, who edited the Sci Fi Tech Blog, will be DVICE's content editor.There is enormous competition in the gadget blogging field but apparently still enough readers to go around. Everyone loves gadgets so these types of blogs can attract a plethora of readers.
DVICE's strategy is to combine entertainment and information when reporting on the latest gadgets. The site will also produce an original weekly broadband show.
In the show, host Vanessa Rae (MTV.com) will try out some of the more adventurous gear, such as the speed and height-enhancing Power Risers; and offer on-the-street product tests and opinions from unsuspecting passers-by. The show is produced in conjunction with NBC Universal's Peacock Productions.