Thursday, 18 December 2014

MTV Live Stream Coming To MTV's Android and iOS Apps

If you're partial to some MTV OnDemand via iOS or Android, I got some good, good news...

For the past year, you've been able to CatchUp on the latest shows on your smartphone/tablet, without having the option to watch the channels while they broadcast live.

MTV has received your Christmas [the one you sent to Santa] and wants to bring your apps up-to-date, offering LIVE stream. 

By LIVE stream, I mean MTV LIVE [as it's being broadcast] - providing you have an active pay-TV provide to log in with, of course!
 
MTV 1 & 2 will be benefiting from this breakthrough in MTV app brilliance, so get ready to watch Catfish [amongst other shows] on your way to school/work/home.

However, it may be easier and less time consuming if you stick to watching them via catch-up tbh, because let's face it, 3 minutes of back-to-back adverts just isn't doing it anymore...

Old School Favourite 'Duck Hunt' is Coming to WiiU This Christmas

We all love a bit of WiiU, don't we? Yes. We. Do. and we're about to love it EVEN MORE!

Nintendo [our favourite gaming firm] is giving us WiiU users a little Christmas [not so] surprise. According to Engadget, we'll be able to play Duck Hunt via Virtual Console. Who's PSYCHED?! 

The super popular old school game is BACK this Christmas, ready to be played ALL through the day. 

Oh, and don't worry if you're still young and don't understand and/or know what Duck Hunt actually is, you can ask your mom/dad/older relative - I'm sure they'll show you how it's done.

So there you have it, if you find a Nintendo WiiU under your Christmas tree this year, there's a game ready to be played, for an undisclosed sum.

EyeEm Lets You Copy Other Users' Photo Edits

There's no shortage of photo-editing apps these days. I mean, what's the difference between Instagram and Camera+? They both edit your pictures in the same way, right? 

Cue EyeEm, one of the coolest photo-editor apps around. EyeEm is one that goes beyond letting you edit your own photos... 

In fact, EyeEm [with its clever, cool, and beautiful name] lets you see how other users edit their photos also.

Before you ask, yes, it is like Instagram -- there are 24 different filters [subject to the update] for you to get your mitts on. 

The app also offers intensity sliders and editing tools [again, like Instagram] that enables you to control the level of editing. 

Anyway, back to its USP [Unique Selling Point], my personal fave. feature is the Open Edit. Like I said, it lets you check out other edited images, allowing you to opt for a duplicate.

No, it's not stealing... It's appreciating other people's craft and making it your own, okay? 


Friends Are Moving To Netflix on 1st January

Friends is coming to your computer, tablet, smartphones and computer/TV screens on January 1st, courtesy of Netflix.

You might be thinking, 'I already know that! DUH!' But, I've got new, exclusive [to Engadget] news... Some good, and some bad. 

The good news is that all TEN seasons are going to be streamed on the same day. What's more, the promo posters have been released, and they're looking pretty HILARE!

Th bad news? Well, the boxset will only be available to subscribers in America and Canada. What's worse, is that there's no word if the ten seasons will ever going to make it over the pond. 

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That's it, I'm emigrating. 



3D Printed Paw Prosthetics Are Now A THING


Google Inbox For Your Wrist

Our wrists have been putting the RIST in PRISTINE for a while, so it's only fair that Google tap into that!

With all these new, super cool smartwear technologies, Google wants to bring its Inbox app to Android Wear. 

SMART. MOVE.

Apparently, the firm has altered its Inbox app to allow Android Wear support, enabling users to you check your emails, reply, and control folders straight from their wrists.

If that's not enough, Google is also throwing in the ability to suggest reminders as well as a better tablet interface.

So, what you waiting for??? Get downloading or upgrading now... Hit up Google Play, quick time!

Sony Pictures Refrain From Premiering The Interview

Sony Pictures were planning to premier the upcoming film 'The Interview' on Christmas Day, but they've since had a change of heart

This comes after Sony Pictures was the victim of a mass hacking, followed by countless terror threats.

It doesn't help that reports from Wall Street Journal suggested that there'd been an anonymous tip-off claiming that a number of other movie chains had declined to showcase the movie beforehand. 

According to WSJ and The Hollywood Reporter, Carmike Cinemas said that it didn't want to host the premier, and that AMC, Cinemark, Regal and Cineplex don't plan to either. 

In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Regal chose to name Sony Pictures' 'wavering support' for the film, as well as the threats, as the reasons why it had chosen to delay the film's opening. 

In a statement, the company said: "In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release.

Uh-oh, it's not looking good... 

The Return of Status Updates in GMail Hangouts

Gmail users, LISTEN UP!!! Gmail Hangouts is BACK and Google wants to let you express yourself again...

I say "again" because that's what Google Talk was like back in the day, only to be replaced by Hangouts.

Luckily, Google has realised that it made a HUGE mistake by ditching "status updates" and now wants to give it the rebirth.

Similarly to Facebook or Skype, you'll be able to let your friends know not to contact you in busy periods via a simple status update. If I were you, I'd add a little emoji in there too.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Interactive Technology Music Video of the Year:


Will.i.am has well and truly SMASHED it with the video of 'The World is Crazy', taken from his #willpower album.

This is the first music video of its kind to feature a new form of Interactive technology. 

The video shows will.i.am as a broadcaster, rapping the lyrics of his song The World Is Crazy.  What you don't know is that the image stories which appear behind him are in fact hyperlinks that lead to written articles.

Not only that, if you log on to http://www.i.am/news, you'll notice that the ticker at the bottom of the screen shows ever-changing headlines that depend on the breaking news stories at that moment. 

The video itself is a stroke of genius, and the lyrics are EVEN better!

Well done will.i.am. ������