Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Yeah! smash talking, psychotic, anti-hero Deadpool is coming in the big screen! I can't wait to see this. The fight scene between Deadpool and Wolverine in the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was awesome.
This movie is based on Marvel Comics’ Deadpool who used to be a Special Forces operative but turned mercenary. His real name is Wade Wilson, he was used as an experiment which gave him his superhuman healing powers. His healing factor was derived from Wolverine.
Ryan Reynolds will reprise his role as Wade Wilson or Deadpool. Deadpool is currently scheduled for a release on February 12, 2016.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Sony has now entered the television market with their launching of the PlayStation Vue web video service in three cities initially, New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. They are targeting customers who are looking for cheaper alternatives to cable since Sony's offer starts at $50.
The service is available through Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 consoles and they are planning to include Apple’s iPad in the future. The television service is web and cloud-based which let users to access live TV and on-demand video. Sony will be competing with new players like Dish Network's Sling TV ($20-a-month video streaming service) in online video services with one of the largest packages of channels with more than 85 channels, which includes programming from 3 major networks, CBS, Fox and NBCUniversal. AMC Network content will also be available from April. Netflix and Amazon have been offering on-demand online video content for a number of years already.
Viewers can choose the $60-a-month package to get local sports channels. A $70-a-month service adds some music, lifestyle and family channels.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Anki Overdrive is a toy equipped with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and visual sensors that will ensure that it will not fly off track. It is a racing game that is controlled by smartphones using a mobile app to race real battle-equipped toy cars. Anki race cars has the ability to detect opponents that are on the track, they can also fire weapons and get level-up like speed or upgrade virtual weapons for future races.
The game is like playing video game with real toys. Anki cars will not go off the track, since it has information embedded in special ink on the tracks. Infrared cameras on the vehicles’ undercarriages read this directional data 500 times a second and relay it to the onboard 50-megahertz computer and your phone.
Anki DRIVE toy includes a physical track that rolls out to 3 ½’ x 8 ½’, and is intended for indoor use only.
Anki DRIVE also requires at least one compatible iOS or Android device. It cost about $150, and it will be available in September 2015.