1. “THE CASE IS CLOSED”
“For general use the single-tone [black-and-white] pictures will enormously prevail." — Rupert Hughes, screenwriter, 1923
“[Sound film] is an exhausted toy, ready to be cast aside.”—David Belasco, playwright, 1930
“Television won't last. It's a flash in the pan.”—Mary Somerville, radio broadcaster, 1948
Roger Ebert knows that 3D movies just don’t work—and they never will. This past January, he wrote: “The notion that we are asked to pay a premium to witness an inferior and inherently brain-confusing image is outrageous. The case is closed.”
As Exhibit A in support of this verdict, Ebert furnished a letter from Walter Murch, the acclaimed editor of The [...]
This time it's not a hoax: man can actually hijack Times Square screens. Congrats, Adi Isakovic!
These days, you can watch TV pretty much anywhere. Be it on your actual TV, on your laptop, on your phone or on a tablet, they've made it pretty easy to entertain yourself wherever you are. But with all that freedom comes responsibility: responsibility to watch TV only when and where is appropriate. Let me help.
Your Living Room Obviously, this is fine. This is where you have always watched TV, and it is where you should continue to watch TV. I mean, come on. You don't need my permission to watch TV in your living room.
"For a time, the iPad made everything worse. It was too easy to check social media, for example. When Dustin began feeling like an internet widow as I walked through the apartment, silently moving from device to device, we set rules on usage, which included talking to him again. The iPad then quickly disappointed: A visit to Hulu asked me to pay for something I could watch for free on my computer. My current print magazine subscriptions did not transfer to the iPad—I would have to either repurchase my magazines, an unpleasant idea, or switch to the iPad-only version, and at only a slight discount compared to the print-subscription rate. [...]
"A recent SEC filing has revealed that LG is expecting to put both a 9.7-inch color e-paper display and a 19-inch flexible e-paper display into mass production by the end of the year." JUST HOLD ON, NEWSPAPERS!
It's definitely nice to learn that a species thought to be extinct for 65 years is still on the planet. Specially one as cool and freaky-looking as the Horton Plains slender loris, which was recently found and photographed, for the first time ever, in a jungle in Sri Lanka by the Zoological Society of London. Where has this short-limbed, huge-eyed nocturnal primate been hiding all this time? We'll have the answer soon. With those giant peepers, that thing doesn't stand a chance of keeping any secrets from the hot new eye-tracking lie-detector system developed by psychologists at the University of Utah.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne child porn enthusiast Michael Fraser left his cellphone on a bus, which led police to a "ring" of 70 fellow youth devotees, thanks to contacts in Fraser's fifteen cellphones, six of which had "images" on them. First… who has fifteen cellphones? And more importantly, how enjoyable can porn be (kiddie or otherwise) if it's only viewed on a Sony Ericsson W580i? That screen is all of 240×320 pixels! Poor England. There is an Apple store right there in Eldon Square in Newcastle, ya know. If your life is devoted to naked pictures of children, at least you could get an iPad, what with its glorious 9.7-inch diagonal [...]