Do you find yourself relying on YouTube too much for news? Before you condemn yourself as a self-confessed YouTube junkie, it seems that you’re not the only one addicted to the video-sharing website. According to a report published on Monday by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, more and more viewers are now turning to YouTube for eyewitness videos, especially in times of major events and natural disasters. The report was based on a 15-month research and it revealed that events, such as the Japanese tsunami last year and the turmoil in the Middle East, were among the most-watched videos.
While the research revealed that news on television still holds the record for viewership, YouTube’s growing digital environment especially in the area of journalism is even more interesting. “There’s a new form of video journalism on this platform,” said Amy Mitchell, Deputy Director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. “It’s a form in which the relationship between news organizations and citizens is more dynamic and more multiverse than we’ve seen in most other platforms before.”By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Youtube to launch premium channels in France, YouTube Android Player API to deliver prim and proper YouTube content to Android apps?,
You find all sorts of crazy stuff on social networks these days, where a recent fatal murder of a West Rogers Park man aged 62 was recorded on video, and subsequently, posted to Facebook. Apparently, the video of the incident was recorded on a teenager’s cellphone camera, at least according to officials in charge of investigations. Malik Jones, 16, from Chicago, was charged over the weekend with first-degree murder for the death of Delfino Mora, and he was held without bail by Cook County Circuit Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr.
Mora was a father of a dozen children, and he was collecting the cans in order to earn some money so that his family would be able to have a decent chance at life. It seemed that 15 years ago, an injury sustained by Mora left him unable to continue in his vocation as a construction worker, hence leading him to perform odd jobs here and there. It is rather weird for the video of the assault to be posted onto Facebook – it was as though mocking the long arm of the law’s reach which eventually grabbed Malik by the collar anyway. I hope that justice will be served in court, and this is one instance where Facebook is able to help local authorities in solving a crime.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Some Facebook games no longer need permission to access your details, Facebook CEO says adapting to mobile devices is the company?s biggest challenge,
Science has always been inspired by nature, just take a look at how flight was invented after meticulous studies on a bird’s wing structure and what not. Well, ink jet printers can be said to be the most popular kind of printers in the world compared to the more expensive laser brethren, but one problem that has plagued ink jet printers since time immemorial would be clogged printer nozzles that not only waste time but money as well, not to mention resulting in reduced print quality. The engineers at University of Missouri want to make things right by inventing a clog-preventing nozzle cover which was inspired by, of all things, the human eye.
Mimicking it, Jae Wan Kwon, associate professor in the College of Engineering, said, “The nozzle cover we invented was inspired by the human eye. The eye and an ink jet nozzle have a common problem: they must not be allowed to dry while, simultaneously, they must open. We used biomimicry, the imitation of nature, to solve human problems.”
A droplet of silicone oil seems to be the solution here, covering the opening of the nozzle when it is not in use, just like how a film of oil will maintain a thin layer of tears so that it will not evaporate off the eye. I wonder when will this particular invention make it to the mainstream consciousness as well as pervade future ink jet printers.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Manual 3D Sandcastle Printer, 3D printer does faux blood vessels,
More than a week ago, we realized that there is a slimmer PS3 in the works – the CECH-4000 model, and while not full frontal shots of the console were shown, it was only a matter of time. Today marks the first leaks of spy shots of the new, redesigned console from Sony, which was leaked by Brazilian website Tecnoblog. The photos that you see above do indicate that the slot-loading optical drive is no more, with the possibility that it has been replaced by a pop-up tray or sliding tray.
Located in front would be the pair of USB 2.0 ports that have not gone anywhere since they appeared on the original PS3, in addition to a removable 2.5-inch hard drive. When you flip the slim PS3 around, there is a solitary HDMI port that caters for all the High Definition goodness, an Ethernet port, a digital audio out (optical), AV multi-out and a power cable port. A trio of models were included in the leak, where they all sport different internal storage. The CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B and CECH-4011C will come with 16GB, 250GB and 500GB, respectively, according to the leak. 16GB does sound out of place, and 160GB would be a more comfortable figure.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: PS3 System Software Update 4.20 to arrive tomorrow, E3 Press Conference Wrap Up,
BSkyB has just announced that Now TV, an internet TV service, will be launched tomorrow. The service will compete directly with Netflix and LoveFilm in the UK. Now TV will be available on Macs, PCs, and on select Android devices. More devices will be available in the future including iOS devices as well as video games consoles. Users will be able to select from a catalogue of Sky content which includes nearly 600 films and 11 channels.
The service will set you back £15 a month or there is a pay-per-view option at 99p and £3.49 per film. According to the Guardian, Sky Sports content such as Premier League and Golf will be included later in the year as well as Sky1 and Sky Atlantic. The company plans on attracting customers who do not pay for TV and are looking for a no commitment form of entertainment. Let us know in the comments section below if you’ll be trying out Now TV.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: LOVEFiLM now available on Onyx media browsers, Samsung brings Lovefilm streaming to UK Blu-ray players,
You know what they say – if you do feel sleepy at any time during your road trip, it is highly advisable that you pull over and get some rest. Alternatively, it does not hurt to get a caffeine jolt as well, with most of us choosing coffee as our poison of choice. Well, the Fiat 500L does have an interesting addition to its capabilities apart from getting you from point A to point B in relative comfort, with the inclusion of a Lavazza coffee-maker located right next to the gear-stick. This particular kit is even accompanied by a sugar container, a coffee pod dispenser and a spoon.
It does not matter whether the Fiat 500L that you own is a three- or five-door option, either ride will still be accompanied by the Lavazza espresso machine. You will still need to pull over to the side of the road in order to make a cup for yourself, as it might be dangerous to keep your eyes off the road just to see how the cup of coffee is being prepared while you drive.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Fiat 500 Pink Edition supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Modi-Corp unveils build-it-yourself electric vehicle,
Developers have received a third beta of iOS 6 from Apple, which is always a good thing – and this release has happened with ample time between now and the coming fall for developers to dive into and work out all the different nooks and crannies offered by this particular update. It is also the second major update for developers since June, coming just three weeks after Apple’s last version. It is said that there are plans for several more betas in the pipeline ahead of a release to the general public later this fall.
According to MacRumors, this particular third iOS 6 beta update will not be accompanied by a changes list, but that does not mean that nothing new is thrown into the mix. No sir, several discoveries from the previous beta do point towards an updated addition of the Smart Banner feature so that website owners are able to promote their iOS applications, in addition to toggling the new Shared Photo Streams feature on and off. If you are a developer for Apple, how are you taking to the third iOS 6 beta – like a fish to water?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Apple summons legal eagles to hunt down sites which sell iOS beta access, Apple updates Emoji collection in iOS 6, features homosexual couple,
Microsoft has announced a limited-edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 game console bundle will land on November 6. The game bundle includes a gray translucent Xbox 360 console with Halo 4 graphics and a pair of...
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Man meets machine at the Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego last week. Iron Man fanatics will be thrilled to know that Tony Stark?s new signature armor for the upcoming movie Iron Man 3 has just been unveiled. And judging from the photo above, it seems that the new armor is more golden than red. Iron Man 3 will be hitting theaters starting May 3 next year. And of course, it wouldn’t be that exciting if Robert Downey, Jr. will not be the one to play the role of Tony Starks, a.k.a. billionaire, playboy, and philanthropist. Unfortunately, Marvel was too careful not to reveal too much about the new armor’s cool features. So, let?s watch and drool for now as we wait for more details. What are your thoughts about Iron Man’s newest mean machine?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Iron Man 2 Tony Stark Mark V Briefcase Replica, Turn Yourself Into Iron Man Via Augmented Reality,
It looks like playing games on Facebook is going to be a simpler process in the future. According to reports online, there are a number of games now from big publishers such as Zynga that have games which don’t request for permission to access your basic profile information. These apps have a “Play Now” button and also means that users have one screen less to click when playing such games (which is supposedly a big deterrent for most people). While apps still don’t have unrestricted access to sensitive information like your email address or date of birth, let’s hope this new feature is only available to larger, more reputable developers who can be held accountable for their actions.
At the moment, this new feature is only available to a small amount of Facebook users, but you can expect it to everyone else in the near future. Read more at Facebook’s Help Center.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Facebook CEO says adapting to mobile devices is the company?s biggest challenge, Facebook app for Android updated,