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All posts tagged "tv"

  • 11 TV, film and gaming mashup videos too batshit crazy to ignore

    Gaming’s a weird passion. Most people see at a gamer and think “look at this nerd and their obsession with that Pac-Man game.” But those who spend their lives vegetating on the couch watching cable television, are insulated from the same sort of stereotypical insults gamers are traditionally labelled with. Why is it more acceptable to be a film or series-addict than it is to be a gamer? Can’t we all just get along? Some, like those who made these TV, game and film mashups below, have the right idea. Games, TV and film were simply made to exist...

  • Retro awesome: Tumblr artist give 300 iconic game, TV and film characters an 80s-style makeover

    Paul Robertson could be a genius. Over on his Tumblr page, Robertson has completed (we believe) a series of gaming, TV and film drawings called “Taito Style Sprites”. Robertson has drawn 300 extremely well-known personalities in the style of Eighties arcade characters, with breathtaking results. “Bubble Bobble was the first game I ever played in the arcades and it pretty much decided what my career was going to be. So I thought I’d try out some Taito inspired characters. There’s 100 all up :)” The Golden Girls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Street Fighter IV, Hulk Hogan, Shrek, Robocop, Captain Planet and...

  • 8 TV and game mashups that need to happen

    Combine popular TV shows with games and what do you get? These possible game and TV mashups. Cool TV demands an even cooler game, as a wise person, who may have been me, once said. Once upon a time Once is a special show and would be an excellent game, if Telltale Games, makers of The Wolf Among Us steps in. Once is all adventure, talking, tears and little action, so as a cell-shaded episodic game it would be an instant hit. Fargo Did anyone expect a televised version of the-best-film-of-all-time™ to be such an excellent series? Not me, and all I could...

  • WWDC 2014: OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8 and Swift revealed

    “Write the code. Change the world” reads the tagline for WWDC 2014, Apple’s yearly developer conference held in San Francisco. From 2 till 6 June, a crowd of eager developers and the rest of the Apple-loving world can tune in live, direct from Apple’s main site to see what all the fuss is about. And now that the first keynote speech of the week-long show is over, here’s what Apple has in store for us care of the new rockstars, the developers: OS X 10.10 Yosemite Flatter, bolder icons, improved Spotlight, and a clean new font brings Yosemite to life. Spotlight...

  • LG’s curved UltraHD TV packs 11-million pixels into 105″ of LCD

    The world’s first 105″ curved UltraHD TV is coming to CES 2014, care of LG and its obsession with all things curved, said PCMag. It’s called the 105UB9 LCD TV and says LG “ officially the largest curved TV ever made.” Look at that image — the thing is freaking gigantic. The model next to it could pump up the brightness and use it as a tanning bed. It’s a TV first though, and LG says that its bright new display “renders the minutest detail in breathtaking clarity to create an unprecedented level of viewer immersion. With a resolution of...

  • PointGrab, now controlling TV and home appliances with finger gestures

    Gesture control: it’s enough already isn’t it? Every fifteen seconds, another company releases a “revolution” in hands-free control, only for it to be the opposite of that. Even the new Xbox One’s Kinect “feels like a hindrance” said Kotaku. So can PointGrab’s new gesture tech, AirTouch and PointSwitch, make a difference to a cluttered and clumsy technology? Perhaps not, but here’s a video showing off its potential. Here’s AirTouch And this is PointSwitch From eye to finger to device, AirTouch and PointSwitch are at least using different recognition technologies which hopefully translate to visual accuracy. Here’s how it works: PointSwitch was built to...

  • 5 concept TVs that showcase the evolution of the silver screen

    I own a 20-year-old television set and I am pretty attached to it. Everyone thinks I should get a new one and I really want to, but in today’s society we are quite spoiled for choice and choosing a new TV is daunting. In the last decade, the world of television has evolved so much so that now your TV experience is equivalent to a cinema experience expect that you can pause it and check your mail while watching YouTube. Hisense, a global manufacturer of consumer electronics, agrees and is showcasing a number of concept TV models which demonstrate the evolution...

  • RIP TV? 5 new ways we watch our favourite shows

    There is an argument that says that TV is dead. Perhaps this is true. But considering the fact that I work in the TV industry, I sincerely hope not or I’ll be out of a job. That said, the way we consume television shows has evolved considerably, forcing networks to become more creative in order to attract viewers. This includes aiming for an integrated broadcast and digital experience that allows viewers to consume media on more than one platform simultaneously. Gone are the days when millions of viewers around the world tuned in to their televisions for an evening of...

  • Sharp debuts 32″ 4K IGZO touchscreen monitor running OS X

    Sharp has announced full OS X support for its 32-inch 4K IGZO touchscreen LCD LED monitor (aka PN-K322B). Who will use a 32-inch 4K IGZO touchscreen display? Well certainly not your average Joe. First off, it will be way too expensive and your arms will probably get tired after playing a few rounds of Angry Birds. Then again the 3840×2160 display is more meant for retail or commercial use. Think promos, tech savvy classrooms, sports commentary and such. The display, sans OS X, was shown-off at CES this year. By itself, it seems incredibly impressive while the UI could...

  • The budget 4K TVs are here: this is Seiki’s $699 39-incher

    Seiki is not a household name, yet. But when it launches its US$699 4K, 39-inch HD-TV end of June 2013, it will be. Check this hot little number out: It’s a TV, what did you expect?Seiki introduced its first 4K TV to the market April 2013, a 50-incher for the low price of US$1 399. But US$699 is a lot more palatable, you also get a lot less TV sadly. The 39-inch, affordable 4K option (model SE39UY04) has a max resolution of 3840×2160, a refresh rate of 120hz at 1080p, and 30hz — which will make the images a little choppy...