The works of Ayn Rand have their detractors.
In supporting the idea of Objectivism, Rand's works purport to describe how self-reliance is the only way to the experience the joys of self-worth, self-interest, and self-ishness.
These are, of course, the forerunners of the selfie.
Rand also was very keen to insist that man "exist for his own sake, neither sacrificing himself to others nor sacrificing others to himself."
Thomas Analog Movie Camera is an easy-to-use video camera for the iPhone with numerous filters, but it offers limited options in its free iteration. For recording basic, short movies, however, it performs well on many levels, offering a clean interface, push button recording feature, and numerous unlockable filters that you can pay for as you need them.
The app opens to a camera screen that instructs you to press and hold the screen to record. Release at any time and it stops recording, very similar to apps like Vine, but without the time restrictions. Once you record a video, it … Read more
"I handle my s***."
This was the brave, superheroish stance taken by Ben Affleck after he'd been cast as Batman.
As he told Jimmy Fallon, studio executives had tried to prepare him for an Internet tongue-lash.
They had showed him the often vile Web reaction to previous casting choices.
He told Fallon: "But I thought: 'I'm a big boy. I can handle any snub. I can handle anything.' They said don't use the Internet for a few days."… Read more
Want to watch episodes of "Orange is the New Black" on your next coast-to-coast flight? (Trust me: you do.) Too bad: in-flight Wi-Fi doesn't allow for Netflix streaming.
What you need is a way to "record" the series for offline viewing on your laptop, phone, or tablet -- a DVR of sorts for Netflix and other services. That's PlayLater in a nutshell.
A lifetime subscription to the service would normally cost you $79.99 (and many would say it's well worth it), but for a limited time, you can get a lifetime PlayLater subscription for $39.99. … Read more
It's hard being a paper plane.
Life can be short and brutal.
You're often blown off course. People can dismiss you as trivial. You're easily crushed.
In fact, some hotels treat people the same way -- and charge them a fortune for the privilege.
So along comes AirBnB with a TV ad that turns the life of a paper plane into a drama of quite epic scale and scope.
He's boyish. He could surely punch one fist into his other palm.
And, hey, he can sing.
So why wouldn't everyone be moved to hysterical joy by the idea of Justin Bieber playing Robin in Zack Snyder's forthcoming movie "Man Of Steel 2," popularly assumed to be called "Batman vs. Superman"?
Yet the concept, stirred Friday by Bieber himself, doesn't seem to have enjoyed universal approval.
Like it or loathe it, there's no doubt that Windows Media Center does a pretty good job of tying your diverse media together in one interface. If your system doesn't have Windows Media Center, you can try Got All Media, which is similar to Media Center in features and looks. Like Media Center, Got All Media can play videos, music, DVDs, and CDs, streaming media like Net radio and free online TV, recorded TV, and broadcast, cable, and other commercial TV via TV capture card, if your system has one. It can also browse the Internet. Got All … Read more
Some people have no respect.
They often show it by going to a show and texting their BFF Samantha.
One man, though, took drastic action against what he deemed unwarranted use of a cell phone during a movie.
The Associated Press reported that Alex Billington was so fed up of sitting in a movie theater and tolerating texters and e-mailers that he decided to take a stand.
He called 911.
Billington, you see, is a movie blogger for FirstShowing.Net. He actually wanted to watch the movie at this midnight screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.… Read more
PowerDirector 12 now supports multicam editing and improved render times by taking advantage of Intel's latest Core processors, code named "Haswell." PowerDirector claims that version 12 encodes H.264 videos 40 percent faster than previous releases.Though CyberLink also adds that version 12 supports 4K editing, we weren't able to test this feature.
For those new to the Director production series, PowerDirector, along with ColorDirector and AudioDirector, are full production suites for editing movies, touching up scene effects, and mastering soundtracks. Though they originally appealed to casual, consumer-level productions, CyberLink has gone to great lengths to … Read more