October 4, 2012 |
AT&T will carry the upcoming Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone in time for the holidays, the company said Thursday. The Texas-based network said it will exclusively begin selling Nokia's flagship device in November. The Lumia 920, which runs on the new Windows Phone 8 operating system, features a 4.5-inch screen and an impressive 8-megapixel camera with technology that is supposed to allow it to shoot steady video and great shots in low-light scenarios. The phone also features a front-facing camera and near-field communication technology, and runs on a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual core processor.
September 24, 2012 |
"Bill Nye vs. Creationism": It might sound like a bad 1980s comedy, but this is real life, with the bow-tied science TV star taking a whack on YouTube at Christian parents who might try to steer their kids away from evolution. “When you have a portion of the population that doesn't believe in that, it holds everybody back, really,” Nye says in a BigThink YouTube video that's gotten more than 4.6 million hits. “Evolution is the fundamental in all of life science, in all of biology," he says in the video.
September 18, 2012 |
The Obama administration's omnibus answer to why the Middle East (and now the much of the Muslim world) is in near open rebellion against the United States: The video did it. The follow-up question no one seems to be asking is "What if the administration's explanation is true?" White House Press Secretary Jay Carney insists the attacks in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere were a "response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, not to the American people," but were rather a spontaneous "response to a video, a film we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting.
September 17, 2012 |
“Muslim rage” is the headline, and it's brought the country full circle. To recap: Americans made a grotesque video about Islam, violent protests ensued, and now other Americans have condemned Muslims for reacting poorly. On Monday, Tina Brown's Newsweek released a cover once again intended to provoke, outrage, create buzz and sell copies of the magazine: "MUSLIM RAGE," the new cover reads in bold font, "HOW I SURVIVED IT, HOW WE CAN END IT. " The text straddles a highly unflattering picture of screaming Muslim men in Morocco.
September 12, 2012 |
A little more than a year ago, YouTube trumpeted the power of its powerful online social network in providing unfiltered footage of protests in Tahrir Square that would result in the toppling of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Now, a YouTube video is being blamed for fanning a wave of protests in Egypt and violence in Libya, including an attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi that resulted in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other staffers. The video, a 14-minute movie trailer for "Innocence of Muslims," depicts Muhammad as a womanizing killer. The Muslim Times wrote Wednesday that the video, which ridicules the prophet and describes Islam as a "cancer," amounted to a propaganda film "designed to enrage and incite violence.
September 11, 2012 |
All cat videos are really, at their heart, a tribute to how much people love their cats, but few videos illustrate this idea as well as "Rufus Tower" -- a five-minute video uploaded Saturday to YouTube that has already received more than 200,000 views. In the beginning of the video, Australian commercial and music video director Billy Browne explains that he and his cat Rufus were just emerging from a rough patch in their relationship. Rufus had an ear infection that required Browne to put drops in his ears.
September 6, 2012 |
Google "childbirth video," and hundreds of videos pop up, some with millions of views. "The Unassisted Birth of Jason Shawn II," a YouTube video which shows a woman grunting and shrieking in an inflatable pool before giving birth on her own, has 3.5 million views, with a lot of opinionated strangers weighing in on this intensely personal moment. Some videos are so graphic you want to turn away, and so vivid that it can trigger memories women might rather forget. Nonetheless, documenting every minute has become a form of 21st century scrapbooking.
August 7, 2012 |
Along with the news that there would not be a native YouTube app on iOS 6, Apple injected some humor -- a very unusual move for the Cupertino, Calif., company -- and "Rickrolled" its developers in a recent change log for its next mobile operating system. As you might know, Rickrolling is emailing someone a link that claims to go to a particular website but actually sends them to a YouTube video of Rick Astley's 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up. " In this instance, Apple was explaining the proper way to embed videos in iOS 6 and used the Rickroll as its example.
July 25, 2012 |
The absolute lack of denials in the Kristen Stewart cheating scandal continued Wednesday with "Snow White and the Huntsman" director Rupert Sanders issuing his own apology to his wife and two young children. "I am utterly distraught about the pain I have caused my family," Sanders, 41, said in a statement to People magazine, which also had 22-year-old Stewart's apology exclusively. "My beautiful wife and heavenly children are all I have in this world. I love them with all my heart.
July 19, 2012 |
The Nexus 7 looks to be a tougher tablet than the iPad, based on a YouTube video showing it outperforming its Apple counterpart in a series of durability and water-resistance tests. The Nexus 7 is the first Google-developed tablet and began shipping to customers last week. With a starting price of $199, the tablet is being heralded as the first legitimate challenger to the iPad, and the video posted Thursday showing the device outlasting Apple's tablet only helps that claim. SquareTrade, a third-party warranty provider, which made and uploaded the video, put the two tablets through three tests: a standing-level drop, sitting level-drop and a dunk in a bathtub.