It's looking like the TV show "The Big Bang Theory" may become a reality series, of sorts.
Jim Parsons, one of the show's geek protagonists, is working on creating a television series that profiles real-life young geniuses, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be based on a YouTube show by the THNKR channel called "Prodigies."
"I knew within a few minutes of viewing my first episode of 'Prodigies' that I wanted to be a part of the team bringing the digital series to a wider audience via television. Spending time with … Read more
There are many ways of discovering just how bad the flu is in your area. You and all your friends and co-workers could get sick. You could hear about it on the local news. Or you could check Esri's social-media flu map tracking tweets, YouTube videos, and Flickr photos having to do with Flu Invasion 2013.
The nice part of the Esri map is you can check it from the sterile safety of your own home where you've locked yourself up in a hermetically sealed environment with weeks worth of Spam and Top Ramen to tide you over until flu season subsides.… Read more
YouTube viewers watched 4 billion hours of the site's videos per month in 2012, a Google executive boasted during Google's fourth-quarter earnings call today.
Nikesh Arora, Google's senior VP and chief business officer, highlighted the big number along with a bunch of other favorable YouTube figures.
The video-hosting service is now available on 400 million mobile devices, Arora said, adding that "YouTube is well positioned for today's multiscreen world."
He said video has been a "key" element for advertising brands. YouTube saw a bump in advertising last year. Its top 100 advertisers … Read more
"No, it isn't! It's mine!"
Such is the dialogue I imagine the writers of "Glee" would pen to describe a slight kerfuffle between its own creators and Jonathan Coulton.
Word has it that YouTube is looking to throw some cash in the direction of the music video site Vevo, according to AllThingsD. If these rumors are true, it shows that YouTube is increasingly moving toward the content market.
YouTube was supposedly courting Vevo last May and is now reportedly ready to make an investment, according to AllThingsD. If indeed the video giant does partner with Vevo, the way consumers view content on the site will supposedly stay the same -- which means watching big label music videos for free.
Vevo was tallied as the third most-watched video site in … Read more
Though you may not find them in a search, there are actually hundreds of free movies waiting for you on YouTube. MovieTube hunts all of the best ones down for you to browse. The constantly updated archive and easy navigation make the somewhat silly layout of the app worth forgetting.
The app presents you with a list of top movies you can start watching right away. Though you can't search for an exact title, you can browse through a detailed genre list or for the most liked and shared videos. If you create an account, MovieTube lets you save … Read more
Alex Chorine built his very first amplifier when he was 15, and one amp led to the next. He kept building amps for friends and friends of friends. This was in the Soviet Union, where there was no established high-end audio industry. Chorine went on to earn an electrical engineering degree from the Moscow Institute of Technology, and started working with TVs, but audio was his passion. He took on side projects building guitar and bass amplifiers and pro sound systems. He modified European VCRs to work with Russian TVs. He came to the U.S. in 1992, and a … Read more
The newly announced Samsung HW-F750 is dubbed the "world's first sound bar with a vacuum tube amp," which is technically true: like last year's models, it has a tube preamplifier paired with a digital amplifier. In any event, the difference is largely academic, as I didn't find that the DA-E750's tubes added a distinctively analog sound, although it was a good-sounding tabletop system.… Read more
Samsung and LG Display have been fined by the Chinese government over charges that they fixed the prices of LCD panels.
China's National Development and Reform Commission fined Samsung $16.2 million and LG $18.6 million, according to the Yonhap News Agency.
Also included in the fines for price fixing were four Taiwanese firms: Chi Mei Optoelectronics, AU Optronics, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd., and HannStar Display. The total fine levied against all six companies reached $56 million.
The display makers were accused of fixing prices on LCD panels that they sold to Chinese TV makers from 2001 to … Read more