If synthpop star Thomas Dolby's assumed stage name is a testament to his appreciation of sound, his new film, "The Invisible Lighthouse" honors his love of light, specifically a twinkling light from his favorite lighthouse on the East Coast of England, which lulled him to sleep, in childhood. But as satellite navigation now renders it obsolete and global warming and beach erosion threaten its very existence, the lighthouse is in danger of closure. In an attempt to stem the tide and save his cherished landmark, Dolby has produced the awareness-raising film "The Invisible Lighthouse" and … Read more
Got a hankering for watching HBO, VH1, or Showtime live from your smartphone or tablet? AT&T has good(ish) news for you. On Monday, the carrier launched over 100 live TV channels as part of its U-Verse app for select iOS and Android devices.
There are a few catches, however. You'll already need to subscribe to a AT&T's U-verse TV package, like U-family, for one. In addition, AT&T said in a statement that 20 channels are accessible while on the go.
It's also available at launch for various iPhones and iPads, … Read more
As guitarist for The Yardbirds, where he riffed with Jimmy Page, and later in The Jeff Beck Group, where he rocked out with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck has been no stranger to superstar collaborations over the last five decades. Today "Rolling Stone"'s pick for the no. five guitarist of all time joins forces with one of the greatest composers of the 20th Century on The Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck Concert Tour. The shows find the seven-time GRAMMY-winning and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, playing on Wilson's Beach Boys … Read more
Nearly two dozen photos landing online may prove to be our first look at the upcoming Android 4.4 upgrade, also known as KitKat.
Tech blog GadgetHelpLine has shared a small gallery of images alleging to be an early build of Android 4.4. Judging by its impressions of the platform, the next version of Android could be an incremental update with minor tweaks.
For what it's worth, the OS in question was likely an older, perhaps unfinished, build, one that wasn't called KitKat by name. Instead, there are multiple references to Key Lime Pie, which was this … Read more
Jelly Bean is now on close to half of all the Android devices tracked on Google Play, according to Google's Android developer dashboard.
Stats gathered during the seven days ended October 2 revealed Jelly Bean with a 48.6 percent slice of the market. Specifically, version 4.1.x accounted for 36.5 of all devices, leaving version 4.2.x with 10.6 percent and version 4.3 with 1.5 percent.
When fans of established bands discover that their favorite front man has gone solo, it's generally a moment of extreme trepidation. Many would agree that The Stones, Genesis, and The Police were far greater than Mick Jagger, Peter Gabriel, and Sting on their own. But then you have artists like Neil Young, Michael Jackson, and Justin Timberlake, who really matured as artists once they struck out on their own. As much as I adore 311, I also love Nick Hexum's new project, Nick Hexum Quintet, which finds the singer, backed by a stellar group of musicians, including his … Read more
Since the 17th Century there have been many different iterations of legendary sexual libertine Don Juan. Today, in 2013, he is Don Jon, a sexually-voracious commitment-phobe, who takes greater pleasure from online porn than from his many conquests. But the "Jersey Shore"-inspired character (well played, written, and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who could teach "The Situation" a thing or ten about laying "9s," puts the one-night stands behind him when he meets a "dime" named Barbara (Scarlett Johansson). But can he do the same with his porn addiction?
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When MyScript Calculator by Vision Objects landed on the Google Play store, the handwriting recognition was said to be top-notch. Taking their technology a step further, the company released MyScript Notes Mobile, which lets you handwrite words directly onto the screen and have them converted to text.
Their most recent app takes the same handwriting functionality of the Notes Mobile app and lets you use it system-wide on your Android device, replacing the keyboard. You don't have to use a stylus to do the writing, though it might be a bit faster and more precise. Ready to try it … Read more
The default Android browser may not offer the amount of features or shortcuts you'd expect on a mobile device. As Jason Cipriani pointed out in Twelve ways to customize your Android, you have the freedom to use another Web browser offered through the Google Play store. So which one should you pick?
Within the Android community, there are users who swear by one Web browser over another -- Chrome, Dolphin Browser, and Firefox being three of the most often mentioned. The current version of these Web browsers will likely suit your needs, but if … Read more
It's been three long years since Whitney Cummings' last stand-up tour. But between co-writing CBS series "2 Broke Girls" and starring on NBC's "Whitney" and E!'s "Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings," there just wasn't adequate time for touring. But now, with the cancellation of the latter two series (as well as two significant relationships), her schedule has opened up a bit. So she's hitting the road again with an entirely new act, inspired by a new attitude and lease on life. "People see me as a … Read more