Firefox has updated the iOS version of its browser to version 10.0, with the milestone release featuring a refreshed modern interface and changes to the menu system, ahead of another major update arriving on the desktop version of the browser next week.
Will Ferrell swaggered onto the "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" stage on Saturday night, a cigarette clutched between two fingers and an impish grin adorning his face.
Stamping the butt out on the lush carpet stretched across the stage, Ferrell's pitch-perfect George W. Bush clone appealed to the cheering audience: "How do you like me now?"
The 5-minute bit turned out to be the highlight of Samantha Bee's live Full Frontal special, with Ferrell reviving his beloved Saturday Night Live impression for a good, old-fashioned Trump roasting. The comic laid into 45's unbecoming behavior and tawdry tastes, presenting them as a counterpoint to Bush Jr.'s own oafishness in and out of office. Read more...More about Full Frontal, Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, Samantha Bee, Donald Trump, and George W. Bush
No spoilers here: HBO has renewed Game of Thrones for a fifth and sixth season
What's Dothraki for "obviously"?
The show's fourth season premiered Sunday to outstanding ratings. The 9 p.m. ET airing garnered 6.6 million viewers (up to 8.2 million after replays), making it the most-viewed TV episode on the network since 12 million people tuned in to The Sopranos finale in 2007
Even HBO Go buckled under the weight of viewersTv Shows, Hbo, Entertainment, Tv, and Game Of Thrones
Smartphone addiction is real, and you could be affected. Frontrange.com organised a survey in which 800 participants were asked about their smartphone usage. 53 percent admitted to experiencing separation anxiety when they were without their phones, driven primarily by their incessant need to be connected. Can we train our brains to overcome the constant over-stimulation of smartphones and kick the habit? Are you addicted to your smartphone? How long can you be separated from it? via Infographicals.com
Read the full article: How To Cure Smartphone Addiction (A Smartphone Detox)
The Wall Story Cat Life was fun enough but now you can have panting, resting, lifting, sleeping, or daydreaming men around the home. There is even one depicting that most daily of Japanese businessmen realities – being squeezed into a full train carriage during the rush hour!$ 201
Icona Pop's "I Love It" has topped the charts for months with its anthem-like hook and infectious beat
So it can be tough to imagine how a song so joyously pro-female might sound stripped of its' pounding rhythm in favor of slowed down piano and guitar melodies.
Thankfully, Robin Thicke — best known for his own summer megahit "Blurred Lines" — has done just that, performing a soulful rendition of the dance song during BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. And guess what? We love it.
Check out Thicke's sexy and original take on "I Love It" in the video above. Read more...More about Video, Entertainment, Covers, Music, and Videos
Audio has this week unveiled a new Audi eKurzinfo smartphone application hey have created which has been designed to replace the humble old paper car manual within their Audi A3 car.
The new Audi eKurzinfo augmented reality application guides you through how to use specific areas of the car using the smartphones camera and screen. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Audi eKurzinfo project and see it in action.
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People are greedy. We just are. What we want is all the content. All the content streaming to our Chromecasts. And as the dog days of summer have slowly ticked by Vimeo, Redbox Instant and Hulu have been the main streaming services to promise apps for our precious little dongles. Which is great, but we want more. We want all the streaming services. All the video and audio the internet can offer. More, more, MORE.
If you use Google Maps on a Wi-Fi only iPad, or if you'll be traveling somewhere where cellular data is spotty, knowing how to enable offline caching of map data is pretty important. CNet explained the trick recently.
First, you'll need to zoom in a bit; you can't cache a widely-zoomed-out map view. Then, when you're at the spot you'd like to cache, type
OK mapsinto the search box, and then tap Search.
When you do that, a Google Maps icon will appear briefly, followed by a message indicating that your map data was saved. Now, even when you'r ...
As low-tech as it may be, the pencil has managed to still keep itself relevant—despite the endless graphite-free ways we can communicate these days. That being said, it doesn't mean it couldn't use an upgrade, and we love how Tous Les Jours has managed to combine the convenience of a mechanical pencil with the feel of a traditional wooden writing instrument.
Hahaha. Yes. Hahaha. This is perfectly ridiculous in every single way. The video thumbnails of IKEA's Malm bed. The suggestive captions that use porny tag words like 'blonde', 'twins', 'hammered' and more. The ridiculous amount of views that each 'video' has. The live webcam. The skeevy black background. It's a fantastic parody of a porn website if you replaced every single porn reference with just a link to IKEA's Malm bed.
What took so long?
From The Green Head: "This is the 21st century and LED lights are just about everywhere — but when you slide open a drawer... total darkness. This ingenious little battery-powered LED strip light turns on when you open a drawer and shuts off automatically when you close it. No more scrounging around in the dark through a messy drawer looking for a flashlight in a power outage, grabbing mismatched socks in the early dawn, mistaking Krazy Glue for eye drops, or other similar scenarios. Designed for confined spaces so can be placed in other spots too, like cabinets, bookshelves, closets, etc."
You can avoid for it as long as possible, re-wearing outfits again and again, but eventually the awfulness that is laundry day will come. It's even worse if a clothesline is involved, requiring you to painstakingly hang garments instead of just cramming them all in the dryer, but this adorable cable car clothespin holder should bring you at least a sliver of joy.
Inspired by your creations with the new shapes in Pixelmator 2.2 Blueberry, we had some fun as well and created a few more custom shapes for you to play with. You have probably already seen the new Shapes palette, and in case you missed this, you can add, save, and share those custom shapes with others.
Adding, saving, and sharing custom shapes is easy. Everything essentially works with drag and drop. To add a shape, drag the shape layer to the Shapes palette. To share shapes, drag them from the Shapes palette to your Desktop or even to your e-mail message window. Adding new shapes is just as simple–drag the shape file to Pixelmator.
Dish up some mealtime fun for your little one with these playful, handmade animal plates. Each one is handcrafted from durable pine, and then given a protective coating of food-safe polyurethane. Children will delight to see their food transform into faces and other details with this delicious duck or marvelous monkey before gobbling it right up.
Facebook just announced today Instagram users will now have the option to record 15 seconds video clips after updating to version 4.0, not only one-upping Vine in recording time, but also with the addition of built-in image stabilization and filters to style recorded clips. 13 new custom filters were designed specifically for video (here's my test clip), and users can choose specific frames to become their "cover image" (the first image before launching 'play').More
If you have a killer view from your house but curtains or blinds are cramping your style, installing Wi-Fi-enabled window shades you control with your smartphone could be an option to consider.
Northern California startup SONTE has designed a high-tech alternative to traditional window coverings: it's a Wi-Fi-enabled window film you put on existing windows that can switch from clear to opaque via a smartphone app. This means you can enjoy the view through a window when you want and then get privacy when you need it.
SONTE film can be retrofitted on your existing windows through a do-it-yourself installation. You measure your window, cut the film to size and, using the film's self-adhesive, stick it on the glass. You then add special conducting clips on the film and plug it into the Wi-Fi-enabled transformer. After downloading the companion app (iOS and Android), you can control the film's transparency. SONTE says the film can turn solid by an electric current moving through, changing transparency within a second. Read more...More about Kickstarter, Lifestyle, Home, Smart Home, and Home Decor
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Time-lapse videos are some of my favorite videos to watch. They’re just so fascinating, whether the video shows the passage of time in a desert or the workflow of a sketch artist. There’s just something about watching many hours crammed into a 2- or 3-minute clip that stimulates my interest and if you’ve never given much thought to time-lapse videos, you should really reconsider.
Making your own time-lapse video can seem daunting, especially because you need to record a long length of video before you can cut it down into an actual lapse. However, as long as you can spare the time to record for a while, the actual process of lapsing the resulting video is made really easy with a handful of tools that you can grab for free.
In this article, we’ll take a look at time-lapse apps and programs that you can find and use on various platforms, so you’ll have no excuse not to make one of these cool videos of your own.
Lapse It [Android]
Lapse It is a fantastic time-lapse video app for Android. Not only is it easy to learn and easy to use, and not only is it free, but it comes with a handy little video that explains how time-lapsing works and how you can achieve the time-lapse effect with the app. Don’t have the time to watch it? Basically, Lapse It takes a single snapshot every so often, then combines all of those images to play back at 30 frames-per-second. Done.
The Lapse It interface is both intuitive and responsive. It’s really fast and well-designed, which means you can focus on making the time-lapse instead of figuring out what does what. Some really cool features you can find here:
- Customize the capture speed and the frame rate.
- Stop Motion mode which lets you create – you guessed it – stop motion videos.
- Add various video effects to the final video.
- Insert soundtracks into the final video.
- Export the final video to MOV, MP4 and FLV formats.
- Upload the result directly to Youtube, Facebook, Google+, and more.
Lapse It has a Pro version for $1.99 USD that unlocks the front-facing camera on your device (if you have one) and lets you capture stunning images using the camera full sensor.
Timelapse is an iPhone app that lets you create professional-quality time-lapse sequences right on your iPhone. The app comes with two functions: Timelapse Classic, where you can snap individual photos that you will use later for professional post-production, or Timelapse Express, which handles all of the video creation right on the device.
To use Timelapse Express, all you have to do is set the shoot duration, the length of the final video, select an audio track that you want to use in the result, set up the device to frame your shot, then let it do its thing. By the end, Timelapse Express will have created a complete HD video that you can share with your friends.
Unfortunately, the free version is limited to 59 snapshots and 20 seconds in the final video. To remove those limitations, you’ll need to upgrade to Timelapse Unlimited for £1.99.
Timelapse [Windows Phone]
Now, Windows Phone isn’t exactly the most popular mobile device brand out on the market, but I know there are those of you out there who use it. It’s actually been making its presence known over the past few years, so if you’re using a Windows Phone and want to make a time-lapse video, give this app a try.
Timelapse is a simple app that does the following: set a time interval between shots, then let it go do its thing. You can enable or disable flash and focus and you can change the snapshot resolutions if you want. The video linked above was created using Timelapse.
Time-lapse videos on mobile devices are great and all, but a desktop time-lapse program can do so much more for you depending on what sort of videos you plan on making. If you want to record nature then go ahead and use your phone, but if you want to create tutorials or workflow videos, then you’ll need a time-lapser on your computer.
Chronolapse is the perfect tool for this. Check out the video above to see what it can do (Ludum Dare is a 48-hour game coding contest). With Chronolapse, you can define a specific time interval and the program will take snapshots regularly, then process them into a video file when you’re done. The best part? It can do screenshots, webcam shots, or both simultaneously.
Some other features that might pull your fancy:
- Support for dual monitor screenshots.
- Support for picture-in-picture snapshots.
- Support for scheduled captures, even when you aren’t there.
- Uses the MEncoder interface for encoding the final video.
- Add audio tracks to the final video if you want.
So there you have it: tools that will help you to take and create time-lapse videos. It’s a photography technique that’s rather simple in terms of technological difficulty, but it can produce some really awesome clips and effects. Give the apps above a run and tell us how they worked out for you in the comments!
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You may know Viber. It's one of the many messaging apps — including WhatsApp, Line and WeChat — that are challenging wireless carriers and platform owners such as Facebook with free (or borderline free) messaging between its users. And it just got a big upgrade that evolves the service beyond mobile.
Viber 3.0 is launching Tuesday on iOS and Android. But it's also launching on desktop — both PC and Mac — for the first time. Charting a path that's like Skype in reverse, Viber is now spreading to the desktop after conquering mobile.
And according to Viber's own statistics, the word "conquering" is correct. The service now boasts 200 million users, although CEO Talmon Marco told Mashable that about half are "active" users — that is, those who have logged into the service within the last month. Read more...More about Instant Messaging, Messaging, Text Messaging, Video Messaging, and Video Calls