Like it or loathe it, there's no doubt that Windows Media Center does a pretty good job of tying your diverse media together in one interface. If your system doesn't have Windows Media Center, you can try Got All Media, which is similar to Media Center in features and looks. Like Media Center, Got All Media can play videos, music, DVDs, and CDs, streaming media like Net radio and free online TV, recorded TV, and broadcast, cable, and other commercial TV via TV capture card, if your system has one. It can also browse the Internet. Got All … Read more
Some people have no respect.
They often show it by going to a show and texting their BFF Samantha.
One man, though, took drastic action against what he deemed unwarranted use of a cell phone during a movie.
The Associated Press reported that Alex Billington was so fed up of sitting in a movie theater and tolerating texters and e-mailers that he decided to take a stand.
He called 911.
Billington, you see, is a movie blogger for FirstShowing.Net. He actually wanted to watch the movie at this midnight screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.… Read more
PowerDirector 12 now supports multicam editing and improved render times by taking advantage of Intel's latest Core processors, code named "Haswell." PowerDirector claims that version 12 encodes H.264 videos 40 percent faster than previous releases.Though CyberLink also adds that version 12 supports 4K editing, we weren't able to test this feature.
For those new to the Director production series, PowerDirector, along with ColorDirector and AudioDirector, are full production suites for editing movies, touching up scene effects, and mastering soundtracks. Though they originally appealed to casual, consumer-level productions, CyberLink has gone to great lengths to … Read more
On Thursday, Cyberlink announced updates for their production software line, including the 12th release of their flagship video editor, PowerDirector. The latest release includes support for editing cuts with multiple camera footage and boasts performance improvements in rendering videos.
The Ultimate Suite combines ColorDirector and AudioDirector to create a more seamlessly functional editing studio that lets you switch in between each editor. This in turn makes things like color grading and audio edits much more convenient since post-production flows will now be centered around one suite. However, users are also given the option to purchase each Director program, separately.
PhotoDirector … Read more
While we're many, many years from seeing highly intelligent robots patrol city streets, we can at least imagine it in the freshly released trailer for "RoboCop."
Joel Kinnaman takes on the role of RoboCop in the movie, which also stars familiar names such as Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, and Marianne Jean-Baptiste.
The action takes place in Detroit around 2028, and as evidenced in the trailer, the film will deliver some impressive futuristic visuals of how life could look 15 years from now. Here's the official synopsis for "RoboCop" from Sony Pictures: … Read more
The government and the people haven't entirely been as one of late.
There's been a touch of friction, a frisson of discomfort in the relationship.
So it's uplifting when fears of schism are alleviated by one of the people's foremost representatives.
Yes, Tom Cruise offered a doe-eyed tweet about DARPA's forward progress.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is where so many scientific breakthroughs are enacted first.
So Cruise, himself a representative of Scientological progress, released a tweet Thursday that offered: "@DARPA getting closer to real-life #EdgeOfTomorrow exoskeleton...amazing! http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/… Read more
I have just received the video equivalent of a plain brown envelope slipped beneath my door.
It was a link to a YouTube video that hardly anyone appears to have seen.
On screen is Matt Damon, who appears to be talking to a journalist of foreign provenance.
He is being asked what he thinks of Edward Snowden. Astonishingly for someone who has been Jason Bourne and knows the danger of such things, he is answering the question.
"I haven't read everything that he's leaked," he admits. Who has? Even the government doesn't know what Snowden … Read more
Steve Ballmer made "Gigli."
He thought it was a good idea at the time and the public decided it wasn't. And anyway, he was in love with the, um, concept.
Ben Affleck was the man responsible for Vista. He hurried it through, the people recoiled. His reputation suffered.
Oh, and then he won another Oscar.
Yes, I know I've inverted the names. But for the last few days Ballmer and Affleck, two men who have enjoyed perfectly successful careers, have been treated like related Enemies of the Twitter State.
One was vilified because he … Read more
Total Movie Converter gives you top-notch performance and style at a relatively fair price. We found it to be one of the most complete conversion programs on the market. It offers nearly universal file support and is incredibly easy to use. The trial version of this program doesn't watermark your videos or cut them short, which is a nice change of pace from other programs.
The installation wizard takes the user through the quick setup process. The program requires at least 66.6MB free disk space to complete the installation. The program's gorgeous layout breaks every file format … Read more
Twitter has brought on a former Google executive to help it appeal to the entertainment industry.
Starting on Monday, Jennifer Prince, Google's former head of entertainment and media ad sales, will lead Twitter's entertainment industry sales, she confirmed to Variety. In her new role, Prince will hire an ad sales team whose goal is to entice TV and movie marketers to expand their advertising programs to include Twitter.
Twitter has been attempting to appeal to the entertainment industry for some time. The company has partnered with television networks, announcing this past month that it was opening up its ad-targeting technology to U.S. TV advertisers. … Read more