10/06/2011, Smell-a-vision is not a new concept, although as to how viable and how well adopted it will be remains to be seen. Deciding that adding a smell factor to our television viewing experiences is the way to go for the future, French company Olf-action has designed a device called the SMELLIT, which will provide various aromas to fill your nostrils while you watch your movies and even when you play […]
10/04/2011, If you’re a fan of films such as Clerks, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Serendipity just to name a few, it looks like Miramax (the distributing company for said films) is trying to land a deal with Google that will not only cover Google’s services such as YouTube and Google TV, but possibly creating an Android application as well.
08/29/2011, 3D technology is amazing as it adds a whole new level of viewing experience, but as to whether it’s a fad or something that will stick around remains to be seen. Either way, love it or hate it, South Korean handset manufacturer LG, together with National Geographic have announced a partnership where they will work together to bring 3D content to users.
08/25/2011, Unfortunately for deaf people, when it comes to watching movies in the cinema, choice is often limited not only in terms of movies being offered, but also the time slots that are available, which is unfortunate since deaf people should be able to enjoy the same movies at the same time as other people.
08/24/2011, Downloading movies via torrents is illegal and pretty much everybody knows that, although if it’s “just” for personal use, perhaps a warning or some kind of incremental sanction might be enough to send the message, right? Turns out a teacher in Sweden decided to go all out and reported a student for illegally downloading movies via torrents, which has resulted in the 15-year old teenager possibly seeing jail time of […]
07/22/2011, A couple of days ago we mentioned the UltraViolet cloud service which was basically like iTunes, except for movies and videos. It seemed like a pretty good idea as it would allow users to access their movies in the digital format on a variety of devices, all at one price.
07/19/2011, Music and movie piracy have been running rampant for the past decade or so, and despite various attempts by record labels and movie studios to put a stop to them, nothing has really caught on just yet. That may change with Apple’s iTunes for the cloud which would allow users to “match” the songs on their hard drives against the ones on iTunes, and for a flat fee of $25 […]
06/27/2011, What’s better than watching an unlimited amount of movies on your TV screen in your living room? How about an unlimited number of movies at the theater instead? If you like the sound of that, you’ll be interested in MoviePass. Movie Pass has just announced the private beta of its first ever exclusive subscription service that will allow movie enthusiasts to watch an unlimited number of movies at a fixed […]
06/20/2011, In a tweet from the Official Motorola account, the manufacturer has confirmed that Android Movies is now available on the Motorola Xoom WiFi tablet. This means that Motorola Xoom users will be able to run the Android Market app and rent their movies just by heading to the “Movies” tab. Like we’ve previously reported before, rooted users won’t be able to rent movies with their tablet. So if you’ve got […]
06/10/2011, I’m sure most of you will know by now how ridiculous people look with cinema-provided 3D glasses during 3D movie screenings. Well, a pair of Norwegian twins decided to put their feet down and come up with an answer to the question, “Why do 3D glasses have to be so ugly?” Kine and Einy Paulsen have launched the Ingri:Dahl “James” 3D glasses. These designer 3D glasses are designed to be […]
06/09/2011, All work and no play makes Jake a dull boy, but these days, it seems that Jack is getting all play and no work done – just check out the list of consoles that are out there as well as the many portable distractions and you’ll know what we mean. Blockbuster, however, knows that there is the select group of students out there who do work hard when it comes […]
06/01/2011, Great news if you’re a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the war on illegal downloading of movies is finally in your favor. At the recent D9 Conference this morning, Netflix is helping to beat piracy, according to its CEO, Reed Hastings. Corroborating with previous reports about Netflix reducing bit-torrent downloads in the US, Hastings was quoted as saying, “One of the things that we’re most proud […]
05/27/2011, The folk over at Disney Research have been coming up with some pretty creative inventions recently. Previously we covered the Pico projector motion controller, and now they’ve come up with something new. Called the Tactile Brush, its innocent-sounding name doesn’t betray the sensations it can cause gamers to feel when they’re playing their favorite game in the middle of the night. The Tactile Brush is a device that is designed […]
05/20/2011, Paramount Digital Entertainment has announced that it will be launching 10 new movies exclusively for Windows Phone 7. Built using Silverlight, the apps not only let users watch the purchased movie, but it gives them the complete “DVD” experience with menus, bonus features, and social networking capabilities. Available from the Windows Phone Marketplace starting today are the hit movies: Mean Girls and School of Rock. And starting next week, a […]