A British museum has begun the process of lifting the only Nazi bomber to survive the Blitz from its shallow grave under 60 feet of water in the English Channel.
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Zaiff Urgulbunger writes “According to the BBC, ‘Cult classic sci-fi series Blake’s 7 is to be remade for the Syfy network, it has been announced. FremantleMedia International said 13 hour-long episodes will be written by Heroes writer Joe Pokaski.’ Here’s hoping the special effects budget will be higher than for the original series! Also, I’m hoping that the Liberator is of similar design and includes Zen — the ships computer.”
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“Electronic dance music is what rock ‘n’ roll was decades ago. It’s a ‘fuck you’ to your parents.” “A lean-back, TV-like experience on the Internet is the future of television.” MOX.tv is a web TV channel built on these two ideas that’s coming out of stealth today. It broadcasts dance music videos, concerts and news hosted by VJs 24 hours a day. Just open MOX and start grooving — no clicks necessary
What if a rogue planet swept through the solar system, altering Earth’s orbit? Potentially, the death of all life on the planet, according to a new Weather Channel special.
An anonymous reader writes “In a what seems like a surreal mixture of life imitating art, the Golf Channel has taken the wraps of a new camera drone. The hover camera appears to have 8 independent rotors supporting what looks like a gyro-stabilized HD camera. Though it is far from silent, the new drone will be on the course this week at the PGA Tour event taking place at Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Florida. No word on whether or not Lord Vader will be using these to monitor rebel activity on Hoth.”
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YouTube has taken its One Channel design out of beta and made it available for all who want it. The design looks quite different than what users are currently using, and offers many features and improvements that both casual and career YouTubers will appreciate. The features are designed to help users score new subscribers, have
Annoyed that YouTube had reached Freesat boxes and not just TiVo? Worry not, for Sir Richard and his chums at Virgin Media are on their way with a basket of soothing balms. Your DVR’s EPG will soon feature baked-in YouTube results along with regular TV listings, giving easier access to all of those shudder-inducing Harlem Shake videos without resorting to a smartphone. It’s been positioned at Channel 198, and you can also access it via the Search and Browse menus on your box — no matter the paint job.
Source: Virgin Media
The Weather Channel has dwelt mostly on its iOS apps as of late, but don’t worry — it’s lavishing attention on forecast-minded Android users today. As of version 4.0, the Android app is optimized for tablets and gives a better heads-up for the conditions ahead from your Nexus 7. Other tweaks are more for feature parity, including precisely-timed warnings for significant weather changes, faster radar maps and higher-detail forecasts. Favorites also help with Android-specific widgets. Should you need to know more about the rain or snow than a Google Now card can deliver, the Weather Channel revamp is ready at the source.
Source: Google Play
Google’s signed a deal to bring YouTube to Freesat, liberating users of the subscription-less service from the tyranny of needing an additional device. The BBC / ITV joint venture already has 60-odd channels and has now sold over 3 million boxes to 1.7 million viewers, who will be able to access the official YouTube addition through the main programming guide by the end of March. While details are scant, it’ll presumably join ITV’s player and the BBC iPlayer in the on-demand channel list, which require a compatible Freesat box (see coverage link below) and an internet connection. We’re not sure how it’ll look in the final guide, but the fanciful image above shows our best guess.
Source: The Telegraph
Google just acquired the coupon-focused company Incentive Targeting and retail locker startup BufferBox in November, and it’s now further bolstered its e-commerce offerings with an acquisition of Channel Intelligence for $ 125 million. That company is part of the ICG Group, and offers a variety of marketing and shopping services (primarily concerned with boosting sales) to online retailers, including Staples and Best Buy. It’s also partnered with Google in recent years on Google Shopping. Barring any unforeseen hiccups, the company expects the acquisition to close sometime in the first quarter of this year.
Source: Channel Intelligence
Back in 2010, Ninteno’s waggle-riffic wonder would occasionally pulsate with a charming blue glow: update me, it said, I have hackers to fight. Although its efforts were quickly circumvented by Hackmii’s LetterBomb installer, the Wii’s 4.3 update was Nintendo’s last stand against the homebrew community — it hasn’t offered an update since. That isn’t to say Kyoto’s game giant gave up, though; Wii U owners can find a tweaked version of the system menu hidden away in the system’s backwards compatibility mode, featuring just enough updated code to block existing exploits. It didn’t take the community long to catch up, though — the homebrew channel was working its way onto select systems using tried and true methods since launch day.
Now, the HackMii team has compiled an official installer, letting the average joe bypass the menu’s IOS files with ease. Like the PlayStation Vita’s PSP-based homebrew loader, this exploit is trapped in the sandbox of its original hardware, effectively blocking it form making the most of the Wii U’s fancy internals. It’s a modest start (and perhaps a little too easy), but its encouraging to see both Nintendo and the modding community sticking to their guns. Check out HackMii’s fancywork at the source below, and give us a buzz if you manage to find your way outside of Nintendo’s last-gen sandbox.
At the start of this month Samsung announced that channel sales of its mini-tablet-sized smartphone, the Galaxy Note II, had passed three million unit sales in 37 days on sale. Now the Korean mobile maker has announced that cumulative global channel sales of the device have exceeded five million after around two months since launch.
If you haven’t already bookmarked our liveblog (you should get right on that), Apple‘s revealed that it will resume broadcasting its events –starting today. Appearing alongside a new events channel on Apple TV, we get a brief mention of today’s conference in San Jose. But until it kicks off at 10AM PT, you can kill some time by watching Apple’s back-catalog of events, which are ready to view on the new channel.
Other than what feels like a very slow pace of updates, one of our gripes with TiVo’s Premiere DVR platform has been a relative lack of new apps being released. Hopefully that could change soon, now that the company has opened up its Developer Channel to allow interested parties access to its SDK and tools to build their own apps. Although as our friend Dave Zatz points out, it doesn’t guarantee apps will be released even if certified, anyone ready to get down with TiVo’s Adobe-based environment should take a peek around. The notes do reveal some interesting details like the fact that only one app can run at a time so when an app is launched the TiVo UI is suspended, and that apps are restricted to 720p resolution only, 32MB of system memory, 20MB graphics memory and 1MB hard drive space quota. We don’t know yet what can be constructed with those tools, but go ahead — surprise us.
Shazam has made some interesting announcements today with a new service, and the company has had a new milestone. Shazam notes that it has reached a major milestone and exceeded a quarter of a billion users globally on it service. More interestingly, the company has expanded its Shazam for TV second screen application service in
It isn’t quite ESPN, but sports fans who also happen to love technology — yes, they exist — will be happy to know that choosing Google Fiber doesn’t mean going without NFL Network and NFL RedZone. All Google Fiber subscribers will get NFL Network, while NFL RedZone will run you $ 10 a month, but for only four months of the year. Not exactly just in time, though, as you won’t be able to subscribe to NFL RedZone until one day after the first Sunday of football on September 10th. Either way, this is huge news if you’re a fan of the most popular sport in the US — but not so much for Timer Warner Cable which is the single biggest cable provider who doesn’t carry it, and happens to compete against Google for subscribers in Kansas City.
There’s a stack of different plugs, cables and connectors aimed at piping sound into your iPad, but when studio-stalwart Focusrite makes one, we pay attention. The iTrack Solo is a two channel interface compatible with the iPad, as well as your Mac or PC, offering mobile recording all the way up to 24-bit / 96kHz. The onboard preamp is the same as used in the brand’s flagship Liquid Saffire 56 interface, and there’s phantom power for microphones. As well as the mic-in there’s a quarter-inch input for guitars etc., as well as a chunky volume control for monitoring. Front “halo” indicators change from green to red if your recording levels go too high, and the aluminum casing should prevent it from getting damaged at the bottom of any gig bag. Once you’ve created a masterpiece in Garageband (or other recording app), you can use the line-level phono outputs to run it through your sound system of choice. Sound like something you can get down to? You’ll be able to get your hands on the iTrack Solo starting next month, and it’ll set you back $ 160 at your local dealer — in the meantime, you can jam on the PR after the break.
We’ve followed The Weather Channel through its transition into the digital era.
It started with a beautiful iPad app, and then the company revamped its iPhone app and website to match the new look and feel. And boy were there features! Social elements, notifications when it will rain, and personalized weather were all in the forecast.
And today, the iPad app that started it all has surpassed 10 million downloads.
While most of us have spent the last few weeks preparing for the return of North American-style football (get our NFL Pick ‘Em league info here), soccer fans in the US and France have been tracking the sudden rise of international TV network beIN Sport. Operated out of Qatar by Al Jazeera, beIN Sport USA has snagged the exclusive broadcast rights to Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s Ligue 1, South American World Cup Qualifiers and Copa America 2015, plus the away games for the US national men’s team in their qualifying rounds. The bad news for those interested in viewing the games is that until just recently, there were no carriers for the channel, although DirecTV (which also recently added BBC America HD for Doctor Who fans) and Dish have subsequently added it to a few tiers. Most recently, Comcast announced the channel’s availability on its Spanish MultiLatino package and for English viewers on the Xfinity TV Sports Entertainment lineup, with access also available via internet streaming. It appears Fox and ESPN have a new challenger at least for broadcast rights to soccer, and beIN Sport has expressed interest into other arenas as well, which could see it become a newer version of the now-defunct Worldsport HD channel for fans of sports that are more popular outside the US.
If you’re a ChromeOS user who doesn’t live on the bleeding edge, it’s finally time to experience the latest version 20, which most notably adds support for its Drive cloud storage. Also mentioned as included in the upgrade is offline support of Google Docs, Pepper Flash upgrade, access to the new Aura UI on Cr-48 systems and other tweaks. Tighter integration with Drive and Docs may address a few of the issues noted in our review of v19, Chromebook and Chromebox owners can check it out as it arrives on their machines over the next several days and let us know if that’s the case.
Expensive and specialized Fibre Channel SANs have been under assault as companies consolidate data traffic over Ethernet. With Fibre Channel disks already largely eliminated from the market by SAS, can networking gear be far behind?
Seven years in, Revision3 and its stable of web stars have more than survived the tough early days of building a video content business on the web. The San Francisco company is now bringing in a respectable 100 million video views per month, following a big 2011 — and it may be about to cash in.
conner_bw writes “A Boeing 727 passenger jet has been deliberately crash-landed. The pilot ejected just minutes before the collision. The plane was packed with scientific experiments, including crash test dummies. Dozens of cameras recorded the crash from inside the aircraft, on the ground, in chase planes and even on the ejecting pilot’s helmet. All of this was done for a feature length documentary to be shown on the Discovery Channel later this year.”
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If you’re a fan of Plex’s media server software and Roku’s do-everything hockey puck media streamers then today is your lucky day, as bringing the two together is now easier than ever. While Plex has supported streaming to Roku devices through an unofficial channel since last year, today it announced it’s officially available in the Channel Store. That’s not the only thing that has changed either, since a blog post indicates the new official channel brings a new upgraded UI and features like myPlex support, audio and picture support, and Direct Play of video without transcoding on compatible videos. Hit the Plex blog for a few more screenshots and details, or just turn on your Roku and add the app directly. Also, if a Google TV device is your preferred Plex client, that app has also just been updated with a few new bugfixes.
YouTube and Disney originally signed a deal back in November that would see the two working together, with Disney creating original short videos for the streaming website. That hasn’t come to pass yet, but part of the agreement looks to have included Disney offering up some of its existing content to watch for free. Over [...]
If current one-size-fits-all pay-TV packages aren’t doing it for you, then look to the north where The Globe and Mail reports Rogers is testing pay-per-package plans in the Ontario area. It starts by offering a $ 20 basic cable offering with 86 channels, to which customers can add up to 15, 20, or 30 more channels as they wish from “over 100″ possibles. If that’s not enough choice, try Quebec, where Videotron and Bell are also doing battle with a la carte channel packages, a trend that apparently does not extend to Bell’s offerings outside the region. Behind all these new options is a CRTC mandate to offer customers greater control, so we’ll wait to hear from Canucks if these are viable options when they open up November 8th. Check out the details in the press release after the break or head over to Rogers’ site to price a package for yourself.
Normally family friendly videos were replaced with hard-core pornography, according to published reports.
Google’s next-gen Android platform dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich looks certain to make an appearance at next week’s CTIA event. Samsung has already begun teasing the details via videos for its CTIA Samsung Unpacked event and now the official Android Developers YouTube channel is confirming the same. The Android Developers YouTube channel has posted an upcoming [...]