'Resident Evil' wins but 'The Master' is all the rage
No matter what the spin will be as to whether audiences found their way back to theaters this weekend or that it is bouncing back, "The Master" shouldn't be overlooked.
Shazam Revamps Its iPad App For Second Screen Action, Can Now “AutoTag” In Background While You Watch TV
Although the majority of Shazam‘s over 93 million U.S. users still use the app on their smartphones to identify, tag and share the songs they’re “hearing,” a growing chunk of that user base – around 10 million in the U.S. last year – has used Shazam to identify TV programs and ads. Today, the company aims to better serve this audience with the release of a new, universal iOS application which introduces a number of new features, including the ability to have the “shazaming” process run automatically in the background. This feature, called “Auto-Tagging,” is the standout in today’s release. Before, users had to kick off the tagging option by tapping on the screen, then waiting while Shazam listened and then identified the sounds they were hearing, whether that was music, a TV show or a TV ad. While that’s still how things will work on the smartphone version, the updated iPad app now offers a more passive experience, designed for those using the app as a second screen ...
Obamas Under Fire for 'Personal Responsibility Finger-Wagging' at Black Audiences
President Barack Obama wags his finger as he lectures graduating students during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony on Sunday in Atlanta. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) President Barack Obama and First lady Michelle Obama are drawing criticism from progressives for "stereotyping black youth" and for "personal responsibility finger-wagging" in commencement speeches last week.
Obamas Under Fire for 'Personal Responsibility Finger-Wagging' To Black Audiences
President Barack Obama wags his finger as he speaks during the Morehouse College 129th Commencement ceremony on Sunday in Atlanta. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press) President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are drawing criticism from some progressives for "stereotyping black youth" and for "personal responsibility finger-wagging" in commencement speeches last week.
Made For The World. Built And Designed In China.
For years, the iPhone has carried a small etching on the back that says ‘Designed by Apple in California. Assembled in China.’ It’s fueled the stereotype that China is the world’s factory, but hasn’t had a flexible enough education system to produce R&D talent that can also design world-class products for a global audience. But that’s a stereotype that isn’t exactly true anymore. A small group of companies — both small, bootstrapped app startups and multi-billion dollar giants like Tencent — are showing that they can design apps or higher-end hardware with international appeal. Tencent, one of the country’s gargantuan Internet powers with a market cap of $72 billion dollars, often likes to point out the international reach of its messaging app Weixin or WeChat. That app has blossomed to more than 190 million monthly active users over the past year and with about 40 million of registered users outside of China. “I’m very glad to see the internationalization of Tencent,” ...
Meet Agent, A Smartwatch With A Second Processor For Minimizing Power Consumption And Wireless Charging
Smart watches are all the rage, and judging by the turnout and level of enthusiasm at the recently year one meetup for Pebble Kickstarter backers in San Francisco which I attended last week, there's at least a passionate niche audience for the things. So it isn't surprising to see them continue to pop up on Kickstarter. A new one called Agent has a few unique tricks, however, which its creators believe set it above the competition.