Apple’s attempts to capture the television market will take an underwhelming step forward this week with the launch of an all-in-one TV guide that won’t feature Netflix.
Apple had originally tried to sell TV stations on the idea of producing a single online-based TV service that would negate the need for cable television subscriptions. That fell apart partly because neither side could make the numbers work and partly because of the ever-present roadblock that large parts of the population get their internet service from cable TV companies.
Instead Apple is going for an idea previously explored by Google (and somewhat enacted by Roku and Amazon Fire): a single interface for searching and browsing multiple streaming services. The idea is that once set up, users will be able to pick a show and have it play immediately through Apple TV or an iOS device without the need to type in service-specific passwords or navigate multiple apps.
Even that limited goal hasn’t quite been met however: Recode reports that Netflix won’t be part of the search, though there’s no clear reason why. That’s a major hurdle given Netflix is not just the most popular streaming service, but arguably the one most suited to searching for both original and rerun TV shows.
I’m pretty sure that this video featuring robots that create tiny springs will be one of the most, if not the most satisfying and hypnotic thing you’ll watch all week. 7 glorious minutes of beautiful high resolution footage of nothing more than robots making springs of all sorts, shapes, and sizes.
I, for one, welcome our spring-making robot overlords.
[Source: INDUSTRIAL JP 工場音楽レーベル]
Merry Christmas Will Byers!
A fantastic Peanuts/Stranger Things mash-up featuring Will Byers and the story of his life after he came back from the upside down. Somehowm Will cannot shake off what he experienced in the alternate dimension, but fortunately, his friends are all there to support him! A fantastic animation by the always amazing Leigh Lahav of “OnlyLeigh.”
[Source: OnlyLeigh on Youtube]
Over the course of the last four year, Adam Savage built an insanely perfect replica of the Zorg ZF-1 blaster from The Fifth Element. Adam recently finished the replica, and in this video, he explains the long journey he took to complete it, detailing every step of his beautiful obsession.
Also, I love his t-shirt and I kind of want one.
[Source: Tested on Youtube]
The Internet has been obsessed about the resemblance between Daniel Radcliffe and Elijah Wood for a long, long time now, and Elijah Wood was interested in ending the whole thing with the ultimate solution: a fight between the two actors. Unfortunately, the event never took place, but it almost did, as explained in this video from Conan.
Will we ever see the actors meet in a ring, even if it’s just to fight with words? I certainly hope so!
[Source: Team Coco on Youtube]
Youtuber Lowcarbcomedy takes scenes from regular movies and modifies them so that they become a parody of what they once were. This one features the “fusion” Doc Ock scene from Spider-Man 2.
Doc Ock is ready to change the world with his fusion experiment, but a man name Gene won’t stop asking about his super cool robot arms.
[Source: Lowcarbcomedy on Youtube]
WinX DVD Copy Pro, an all-in-one DVD decrypter/cloner/copier, ISO mounter and DVD Burner, is being given away as free Halloween treat until Nov. 12.
WinX DVD Copy Pro is specially designed to meet users’ up-to-date DVD backup demand in Windows (10): clone DVD to DVD disc for safe storage; copy DVD to ISO image for later burning, playing or ripping; copy DVD to MPEG2 file with intact content for further usage in media center, DVD library establishment and DVD playback in PS3, HTPC. Equipped with ISO mounter and DVD burner, this DVD copy software can also help mount ISO to a virtual drive and burn DVD to DVD.
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Be ready to get your red crayons out, because HBO has just released an officially licensed Game of Thrones adult coloring book! This is the perfect gift for your favorite Game of Thrones fans!
Immerse yourself in the world of Game of Thrones through this beautifully and intricately illustrated coloring book for adults. Complete portraits of your favorite characters, and experience the dramatic landscapes and cities of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. This is a coloring book of truly epic proportions.
[Official HBO Game of Thrones Adult Coloring Book –
Watch as Camille and Kennerly (also known as The Harp Twins) perform a medley of songs from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, including the original “My Little Pony Theme Song” and “Winter Wrap Up” composed by Daniel Ingram. The song is available for purchase via iTunes and CD Baby.
[Source: Camille and Kennerly (The Harp Twins) on Youtube | Like Camille and Kennerly on Youtube]