|Posted on May 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Supernatural is an American Drama Television series. The show was created by Eric Kripke and first debuted September 13, 2005. The story is about 2 brothers Sam and Dean who travel the country trying to hunt down the supernatural, mostly demons.One in particular that killed their mother when they were young boys. They show is suspenseful and exciting. I like that there is a lot of humor in the interactions between the 2 brothers making it an all around good show. It keeps you guessing and wanting to watch more to find out what is happening. Supernatural was originally planned for three seasons after An estimated 5.69 million views for the pilot episode prompted WB to pick up the show. It was then expanded to 5 seasons. The CW renewed the show for a 6th and 7th season.On Jan 12, 2012 the show won 2 awards at the peoples Choice Award for best SCI/FI TV series and best Drama series. The show as of May 3rd 2012 has been renewed for an 8th season. Currently on Netflix you can stream seasons 1-6 in HD. The show has many 4 and 5 star reviews from satisfied viewers.
When I was younger I liked the movie Stargate but I never really got into the shows like Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis. However I was bored one day and decided to check out Stargate Universe on Netflix Streaming. I gotta say I was hooked. The show starts off as a multinational Exploration team gets attacked by another race of Humans from a different part of the Galaxy. They flee through a stargate not knowing where they are going or if it's safe. They end up aboard a abandoned ship called destiny that was built by what they call the Ancients. Stuck there with no way home or supplies they must figure out how to survive and learn the true meaning of Destiny's mission. The show has a more serious 21st century tone. The show premiered in the United States on Oct. 2, 2009 but unfortunately only ran for 2 seasons and ended on a cliff hanger. The plan was to make a movie to finish the show but due to time constraints executive producer and writer Brad Wright announced that it was not going to happen. I like the show because it stays true to a story line and you find yourself able to identify with the cast as they go through good times and bad. Many people who watched this show pray for it to be picked up by another network.
Jericho is more of a action/adventure type drama series that takes place in rural Kansas. Although not classified as Sci-Fi, it does have that fantasy end of the world feel that people who enjoy Sci-Fi usually like. This small town is cut off from the rest of the world when 23 major US cities get hit with nuclear bombs. At first they try to figure out what is happening as there is no longer any communications. Dealing with limited resources and trying to fight off both internal and external threats the town tries to bring order to itself.One of the new residents who showed up just before the bombs exploded seems to know more about whats going on then he's leading people to believe. With the country in ruins many new governments pop up and try to claim power over the country. It's a fight for survival. I liked the series due to the fantasy aspect of the show, as in what would really happen and how would we survive if something like this took place. The show was originally canceled after the first season due to low ratings but a Fan base campaign was able to get the network to bring the show back for a second season of 7 episodes. Jericho was ranked #11 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever. This too like Stargate ended on a cliff hanger.
The Event is another Sci-Fi TV show available to watch on Netflix. The show Created by Nick Wauters originally aired on NBC from September 20,2010 to May 13, 2011. The plot for this series is based around a group of extraterrestrials that have been detained for 60 years after their ship crashed in remote Alaska. They appear to be human on the outside however their DNA is slightly different and they age much slower, looking the same as they did when they arrived here. Some of the extraterrestrials escaped after the ship crashed and have immersed themselves into the population. When President Martinez learns of the detainees he plans to bring this knowledge of an extraterrestrial existence to the public and release them, however he is met with a assassination attempt. The attempt on his life is foiled by technology beyond our own. Realizing there are extraterrestrials roaming around free, The intelligence agency makes plans to hunt them down. Sean Walker played by Jason Ritter find himself in the middle of this conspiracy. While on a cruise with his girlfriend Leila she mysteriously disappears. His search for her leads him to discover the assassination attempt. This show has quite the fan base even though it was canceled due to ratings. Many people hope that someone will pick it up for a second season as this too ended on a major cliff hanger. IMBD has a viewer rating of 7 out of 10 for this series.
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic drama series based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The show is on the AMC network and Premiered October 31,2010.If you haven't seen this show yet I'm surprised! It had over 9 million viewers for it's season 2 finale making it the most watched basic cable drama telecast in history. Andrew Lincoln is sheriff deputy Rick Grimes who wakes up from a coma after being shot to find the world he knew is gone. Alone and confused in a world taken over by zombies, he sets out to try and find his wife and son. I reason I think this show is so popular is because of how it differs from the zombie movies we all know of from the past. Your not going to find cheesy humor in this show. They made a serious story of survival, compassion and connections as the group of survivors deal with the horrors in this new world both living and dead. Having a sizable budget for the show doesn't hurt either. While the first season dealt mostly with people banding together against the dead, season 2 begins to show the danger of dealing with other survivors as well. While I'm sure everyone has at least heard of this show, if you have not seen it yet your missing out.Currently only the first season is available to stream on Netflix since the second season has not yet been released on DVD.
|Posted on May 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM||comments (2)|
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Imagining a world without video streaming is nearly impossible for most people who have grown to take the service for granted. Whether they're catching up on their favorite TV show after being out during last night's episode, watching a new release movie through streaming video, or plopping the kids in front of an episode of their favorite show, people have begun to use streaming video more frequently than they do live TV. As the giants in the market, Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon, continue to expand and change their business models, we see the doors open for other competitors to join in.
The standard business model for video streaming relies on a subscription to gain access to a huge library of videos available to stream anytime from a wide range of devices. However, users have limits on what videos are available at what time, often having to wait after the initial release of a video to gain access to it through a streaming video subscription. In addition, in the case of Hulu Plus, users also cannot stream all videos on all types of devices, depending on licensing agreements. The Amazon model provides free access to some programming for Amazon Prime members, while requiring a per-video fee for renting or buying other movies and TV shows.
One of the anticipated entrances to the video streaming market comes through a partnership between Verizon and Redbox. Redbox has become well known as a rental service that offers physical DVDs in thousands of locations across the United States, and it has capitalized well on the recent changes Netflix made. Once Netflix separated its DVD by mail and instant streaming subscriptions, many customers dropped the DVD service and switched to Redbox for their rentals. Sometime later this year, Redbox is expected to start offering streaming through Verizon's FiOS and 4G LTE networks.
With the wide range of videos available to stream for free or low subscription fees, many people are moving away from traditional cable TV services and relying exclusively on streaming video. This is hurting cable and satellite TV companies, along with the networks themselves, as we have seen recently as Nickelodeon took a tumble. As studios start to tighten their hold on their programming, TV providers may be the ones who win out. Users may have to start entering TV provider information before viewing free videos online, which may encourage more people to sign up for a cable or satellite package. But this win may come at a steep price . . . it may also hurt their reputation with consumers if they opt to do this.
Once people get the cable or satellite service, they may stick to it rather than looking elsewhere for streaming video because, after all, you are paying for convenience. Companies like Directv offer many programs on demand, which lets people choose what they want to watch and when, a lot like they do on Hulu, Netflix, or Amazon. The perk is that it can be available right away through the TV provider, rather than having to wait through the mandatory delay to get it online or through a different subscription service. This summer, we may also expect to see more people opt for cable or satellite to get access to all of the programming for the summer Olympics in London, which is more difficult to come by online.
It's clear that streaming video is here to stay, as viewers have voted with their clicks that they prefer to watch on their schedules, not the networks'. We have yet to see what form the streaming video will take, whether it's all through a traditional TV provider, a separate paid subscription, or an a-la-carte fee per video. The studios that create the shows sure aren't going to let them go for free, so consumers can expect to keep paying through their wallets, ad views, or both, regardless of who the major players are in the market.
|Posted on May 20, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
When you think of flash TVs Toshiba is undoubtedly one of the first names you’ll think of. They are veterans in the market and leaders in technology. As a result it’s no surprise that they currently offer a number of 3D, HD, Smart, Flat screen TV’s in a whole range of sizes! This article will look at a few of those TV’s and what Toshiba really has to offer!
Toshiba 40TL868B Full HD 1080p 3D Ready LED backlit TV with Freeview HD & Internet TV
Price: £598 at Tesco
Pros: Perfect for watching films and sports.
Cons: Extremely expensive due to its overly fancy features.
Now I’ve never really understood the point in a 3D TV. I love going to see big action films in the cinema where things are flying towards you, but watching Eastenders in 3D? Is it really worth the extra money? The gadget freaks among you will probably be shouting YES at your computer screen. If that’s you, you’ll love this TV!
Many of Toshiba’s TV’s currently on the markets are also smart TVs just like the 40TL868B above.
The following TV however is particularly impressive check out these features!
TOSHIBA 32RL953B Full HD 32" LED TV
Price: £449 at Currys
Pro’s: No need to be sat in front of your laptop in the lounge anymore...you can do everything you need on your TV!
Con’s: May make you even more antisocial/a couch potato!
The smart features on this innovative Toshiba TV are pretty impressive! They include ability to access YouTube, Facebook and other social network sites, Acetrax (for movie rentals) and Toshiba Places which boasts over 12 million songs and more!
It’s an entertainment hub if ever I saw one!
Toshiba currently have a number of models on sale for under £200, but if you compromise on price are you compromising on quality?
Toshiba 19BL502 19 Inch HD Ready Freeview Edge-Lit LED TV.
Price: £149.99 at Argos
Pro’s: Perfect as an additional TV for kitchens/bedrooms.
Cons: Doesn’t come with a wall mount and potentially lacks in sound quality.
A lot of the time a cheap TV is a smaller TV and that is true with this model as it is only boasts a 19 inch screen. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing as it is super thin which makes it perfect for wall mounting in a bedroom for example.
In terms of picture quality, it boasts an LED screen and is HD ready! Although I do wonder whether this is entirely necessary on such a small screen? Surely the purpose of HD is to see things as if they were there in front of you, but who’s seen a ‘life-like’ house just 5 inches tall!
Unfortunately, there’s also some suggestion that as a result of such high quality picture, sound has be compromised to keep it cheap; though you can’t have it all! Having said that the TV also comes with everything you’d expect of a modern TV, from 1 SCART, 1 USB, 1 HDMI socket and PC input, to a remote control, digital text and a 7 day electronic programming guide, so you are still getting quite a bit for your money!
Last but not least, who says size doesn’t matter? Whether you’re watching a film or the football you won’t miss a thing on a screen this large!
Toshiba 55WL863B Full HD 55” LED 3D TV.
Price: £1,399 at Currys
Pro’s: IT’s HUGE!
Cons: Who cares, IT’S HUGE!
All in all Toshiba seem to have covered all bases in the modern TV world – have they really managed to make a TV for everyone?
Have you bought any of these items? Let us know what you think in the comments section.
|Posted on May 6, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
I used to be a big movie fan as a kid and some of my favourite memories from my childhood are tied up with seeing Superman, ET and one of the Sinbad films.
The whole experience was magical for me, from queuing up impatiently to picking a big bag of sweets to settling down and watching the trailers. I am sure I am not the only person who used to think that this was the highlight of the month so why did I stop going when I got older?
It’ s strange because once I started to work I made enough money to go on my own every week, although my miserable wages wouldn’t have stood up to a huge bag of sweets every single weekend perhaps. However, instead of enjoying myself in the cinema I spent my money on computer games, ridiculous shirts for work (I never did wear that yellow one) and a wide variety of ready made desserts.
Now It’s a Burger King
Somewhere along the way the last cinema in my home town closed down and I barely even noticed. I should have been sad to lose the first (and last) place I ever saw someone get changed in a phone booth and an alien ride a bike but somehow it kind of passed me by. The cinema was turned into a blooming Burger King and I got my kicks from other things.
Then something marvelous happened recently; a new cinema was built in town. I started talking about the subject with my work colleagues and we all seemed to share very similar memories on the subject. For the best part of a decade I hadn’t discussed this with anyone and suddenly I could clearly recall walking up the stairs with my Dad and looking for our seats in the darkness while clutching an unfeasible amount of snacks.
In the end we all got built up into such a frenzy of anticipation that the opening night could have been a real disappointment. As it was, we all really enjoyed it. I had thought that the slick, modern new building would maybe ruin the old fashioned experience I still had locked up in my head after all these years.
That Familiar Popcorn Smell
I wasn’t left disappointed though. As soon as I entered the building and saw the old movie posters and smelled the lovely popcorn smell (why doesn’t it smell like that at home?) I knew it was going to be just like old times. I think that going to the cinema is one of those things we take for granted too much and I am so glad to have rediscovered the pleasure of seeing a movie in a comfortable seat and with a bucket of food which is bigger than my head.
Steve Harrison can often be found at his local Showcase Cinema, Visit the site to find cinema times near you.
|Posted on April 26, 2012 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
After devouring the Hunger Games’ books in about 4 days, I wasn’t surprised to hear a movie was in the works. After all, with the success of Twilight and Harry Potter, Hollywood knows a teen driven market when they see one. I was anxious though, wondering how they would bring such atrocities to the screen and how they would cast such specific and colorful characters. It could end up being a great, big, expensive mess.
Luckily, after seeing the film this weekend, it was not a mess. In fact, I was surprised at how much they got right. Of course no film is perfect but this film succeeded in bringing the world of the books to life. Below are 5 things they got oh so right.
I had heard all the rumblings over Jennifer Lawrence being cast. She was too thick, too womanly, not starved enough looking for the part. I had seen her in Winter’s Bone though and knew she was one of the best young actresses in Hollywood right now. And it took 2 minutes into the film for me to love her. Yes she is sturdy looking. But Katniss is a hunter. She eats meat. And she needs to be strong. For once it wasn’t a wimpy, willowy actress who looked more likely to fall over at the slightest breeze then come out swinging. She had a deep intensity and fierce loyalty about her. She didn’t need a lot of dialogue to make perfectly clear who she was. I believed her love for her sister, her disdain and utter hatred for the Capitol and her fighting spirit.
What was most unsettling about the arena where the games take place, was how it looked so much like the woods by my house. Seemingly innocent, but so deadly. From the tracker jackers (which now I’m petrified of wasps) to the fireball scene to the trees that provided a short lived safety zone, the art department nailed it. Not over done and totally believable.
The Capitol’s residents are described in such detail, it would have been really hard to screw them up on screen. And I think the wardrobe department had a heyday with it. They utilized all the colors of the rainbows, no better shown than on Effie Trinket. She was so deliciously nauseating from her pastel lips to her pink coifed hair. Her outfits were outrageous. And a special shout out to Katniss and Peeta’s costumes on the chariot. They looked fantastic.
The wonderful thing about the score for this film, is that it was subtle. It didn’t over shadow the film. Instead it complimented it. And the song that Katniss sings to her sister and then to Rue was so beautiful and simple. I highly commend the team of composers. It could have been so tempting to create a great overpowering score but instead the actors created that heartbreak, tenderness, fear.
I’ll admit, when I first heard that Lenny Kravitz was playing Cinna I said WHAT?! No way. I actually thought Stanley Tucci should have played him. Boy was I wrong. Kravitz brought his cool and calm suave to Cinna. He made him attractive and a care taker. My only complaint was that he wasn’t in it enough. I’m very much looking forward to seeing more of him in the next installment.
In short; fantastic books, great film and a highly entertaining story. The production did a wonderful job bringing such beloved characters to the screen. Unlike other books, especially ones that involve sparkly vampires.
Lisa Coronado is a content writer for Custom Magnets.
|Posted on April 22, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
“Don’t let your kids watch TV; it will rot their brains!”
Have you heard this before? Most parents have, from some concerned relative or another. The reality is that kids love to watch TV, and you can’t shield them from it forever. Perhaps some content is questionable, but there are lots of educational kid’s shows out there. By watching TV, your kids are likely learning these seven things.
Cultural Differences and Tolerance
One of the best things TV will provide your child with is a peak at other cultures. Kids shows are packed with lessons on diversity and cultural differences. Whether your kids will learn about foreign countries or different people in America, they’ll be getting lots of quality exposure to other cultures. And with that they’ll be learning the very important lessons of tolerance and acceptance.
Just like your kids will see different countries on TV, they’ll also get to see different parts of the country and the world that they wouldn’t otherwise visit. They’ll learn about different landscapes, climates, towns, and geography. It’s a great way for them to see new places.
It might not be appropriate to watch the evening news with your young children, but they can still learn about current events through the television. Lots of kid’s shows that are producing new episodes will integrate current events, news, and topics that adults are talking about today. Your kids may gain some age-appropriate knowledge about the news, and it’s a great way to prompt discussion about things that are going on in the world around them.
As characters on your kid’s favorite TV shows get into a variety of different situations, your kids will learn valuable social skills. While it’s not the same as practicing for themselves, the TV can expose your kids to a variety of different types of social interactions. The characters will model appropriate and inappropriate behaviors and reactions, and your kids may feel more familiar or prepared when they encounter a similar situation in real life.
Technology like the Internet, computers, and cell phones are going to become very familiar to your children as they get older. When they’re very young, the TV can help introduce these things to them and demonstrate how they’re used in a more practical way.
The television is no substitute for praise, love, and attention, but it can help promote your child’s self-confidence. If they see their favorite characters doing things like learning, making crafts, and making new friends, they’ll feel more confident in their own abilities to do those things, too. Also, when they see kids on TV that are similar to them, they’ll feel more self-esteem for who they are.
Caring for Other People
One of the things that’s pretty universal across children’s programming is that the characters help each other out. They support each other, and they demonstrate kindness and empathy. Your child will pick up on this theme and get a greater sense of the importance of caring for others.
Alexandra Kelly is a school teacher and dedicated mother who loves to write in her free time. She often helps her students with essay editing and is currently grading a massive stack of those essays right now. She also helps her kids edit their application for admissions into college as she loves to do her best to ensure her students succeed.
|Posted on April 15, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
YouTube is by far the largest site on the internet for video hosting and sharing, and understandably so. Success breeds success, and as a result, millions of people visit YouTube each day to upload their favorite videos and entertain themselves with videos that other people have posted. It is even possible to use YouTube to mp3 converters to enjoy the audio pulled from YouTube videos. However, while YouTube is an incredibly popular online medium for sharing and hosting videos, it is not the only game in town. Here are 5 high quality alternate sites that can be used in place of YouTube, and that provide a similarly rewarding experience for users.
Vimeo is perhaps the most famous alternative to YouTube on the internet. Like YouTube, people of all ages can watch, participate in, and socialise with the video contents throughout Vimeo. Vimeo also makes use of Channel Video and Group functions that allow people to choose users for subscription, giving them a lead in when videos will be uploaded by particular users. There is even a Music Store present in Vimeo that allows you to buy any songs you hear on the site. Like YouTube, users need to register an account in order to be able to upload videos. However, registration is free and only takes a minute.
Ustream.tv is a site that specialises in live video streaming from any location on earth. As long as you have a working internet connection and a camera, you can start sharing live video with friends, family, or complete strangers. Millions of people use Ustream to stream live content, including concerts, political events, sporting events, personal milestones, conferences, and breaking news.
Metacafe is very similar in design to YouTube, but the benefit of Metacafe is that most of the content on the site is available in high definition. You can upload a range of video formats to the site, and the audio, like the video, will typically be available in high quailty formats. It is possible to search for movies, music, television, sports, games, and other categories through Metacafe's search engine. The site markets itself as the premier option for online video entertainment that doesn't cost any money to enjoy.
4. Daily Motion
Daily Motion is a site for online movies, videos, and music. As with Vimeo, registration is required for video uploads, but it is also free. Registered users may upload videos in high definition or in standard definition. A particular bonus present in Daily Motion is the category menu; this is designed to make video searches easier for the end user by sorting them into categories. A YouTube to mp3 converter can be used here to convert these videos into audio streams.
Sidereel focuses on making TV shows available for watching online, and features complete seasons, episodes, and a range of series. The shows are typically in English and are available for viewing in several countries. Many of the shows are new, and the rapid bandwidth available at the site contributes to its growing popularity.
This article was provided and written by Shon. Shon is an Online Web Technologist and manages over 30 online websites and services.
|Posted on April 9, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Dancing with the Stars is now in its fourteenth season on ABC, and it’s still one of the most watched shows on primetime television. If you haven’t checked it out yet, what are you waiting for? Maybe you’re skeptical about another celebrity reality TV show, and you rightly should be, but DWTS reins in the ratings for a reason – for a few reasons, actually. Here are some things you’ll love about DWTS.
Celebrities or not, DWTS is a dancing competition, and it certainly entertains in that respect. The wide variety of dance styles showcased in every episode, from samba to salsa to foxtrot, is always exciting and fun to watch. The production certainly isn’t cheap, and flashy staging, costumes, and props ensure even the most mediocre dancers have some flair. Lots of celebrities turn out to be naturals and their talent shows. The ones that never get the hang of it make us laugh and keep things more down-to-earth.
And putting dancing aside this time, the celebrities themselves make the show. DWTS has notoriously casted B-list and below stars, but that doesn’t diminish their appeal. Gladys Knight is one of the bigger names, and it’s nice to see she’s still around. Even the lesser-known stars are heating up the screen. William Levy, popular in Spanish soap operas, makes this show worth watching every time he comes out with a tight fitting or partially unbuttoned shirt, which happens to be always. The contestants aren’t the only stars to watch – frequent guest performances are a treat, such as recent visits by Seal and Rascal Flatts.
With so many celebrity egos in one place, you know there’s bound to be some juicy drama. This week there were rumors that celebrity Jaleel White flipped out on his partner Kym Johnson during rehearsal, calling her an idiot after he accidentally stepped on her foot. It will be interesting to see how the tension plays out on stage. Even past DWTS contestants are still good for some juicy drama. Recently former contestant Kate Gosselin and partner Tony Dovolani continued to spar in the headlines, with Tony telling Anderson Cooper that dancing with Kate caused him to need “a lot of therapy.”
What celebrity competition show would be complete without a few fiery judges to critic their performances for us? DWTS has three: choreographer Bruno Tonioli, choreographer Carrie Ann Inaba, and British dance teacher Len Goodman. All three are expressive, funny, critical, and knowledgeable all at the same time. Their over-the-top comments and reactions are so fun that you wouldn’t want to watch just the dancing without hearing their takes on it.
Lots of times, reality show hosts are just there to move things along without offering much value themselves. On DWTS, host Tom Bergeron brings some unexpected comedy, even if it’s just because he seems so out of place in a dance competition. Co-host Brooke Burke is stunningly sexy, and she’s an attractive addition to the lineup that will, at the very least, keep your husband happy enough to tolerate DWTS two nights a week.
Alexandra Kelly is a school teacher and dedicated mother who loves Dancing with the Stars and loves to write. She also loves correct grammar and always insists her students proof their work with a grammar checker prior to submitting it. She is an avid baker and is constantly on the lookout for the perfect banana nut bread recipe - her favorite snack.
|Posted on April 8, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Videos provide a clear and powerful vehicle for your team members. Video engages most of our senses and a team leader can get their instructions and perspective across very effectively by showing their team a video of instructions and examples of exactly what they expect of them. The team members can visualize, conceptualize and execute the project tasks very succinctly by watching the video of the needed results.
Videos too, can be taken anywhere on a mobile device and uploaded to any computer. A video can be watched repeatedly so the team members can glean a bit of new information each time. This can save time trying to get in touch with the project manager to ask questions or for necessary clarifications.
The fact is, most organizations realize that efficient and successful project management is a very difficult thing to achieve. At the same time, it's also the backbone of any organization. So, helping your team make the most of their business hours is the most productive for your company and the most fulfilling for your team members.
Although it's counter productive, many companies tend to have an environment where employees say all the right things at the launching of any project, but start to sing another tune as they get deeper into it. Unfortunately, this often undermines the discipline necessary to complete the project in a timely and successful way.
This is why video is so powerful for project teams. Many companies are inefficient at handling change within the process of a project and certainly within the ongoing culture of their organization. There needs to be a long term and multi-pronged approach to managing the company culture, since all projects will involve at least some change within the organization.
Video can be a guiding light throughout the project duration and keep your company on course on a daily basis. As a project manager you can have a meeting through Skype if you can not meet face to face. This is superior to a phone call as well. The more senses that are involved when someone is taking in information the more of it they remember.
A manager's team can send a screen capture to show exactly what they are working on. Staff can be part of webcasts and watch demonstrations for new software and other tasks that come up during the project. This can be invaluable to getting a message across as email, text and calling are limited forms of communication.
Another key feature of video is the fact that it can easily be shared. Almost any other type of media or visit from the manager takes more time and more resources to implement. Video can also be shared instantly internationally if need be. These are just some of the reasons why video is so powerful for project teams. Create and share some task videos for your team members and see how well they respond!
Thomas Davey is a writer and contributor on a variety of technology blogs. One of his sites, Screen Capture Reviews, focuses on the reviews of screenshot capture software.
|Posted on April 3, 2012 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Do you consider yourself a geek? Are you the first one of your friends to have the latest technology and actually know how to work it? If you answered yes to these questions, this list of movies is for you! Here are the top 7 computer science movies of all time:
Hackers are either the bane of your existence or your heroes. No matter which side of the fence you’re on when it comes to hacking, this movie is a must-see for every computer science student. The movie brings to life the story of a high school student, arrested for writing a computer virus. Later in his life, our hero bands together with a group of friends to stop a dangerous virus from wreaking havoc on the nation’s computer systems.
If you’ve never seen this movie, you may be one of the only people left on the planet. Insanely popular, the movie stars Laurence Fishburne and Keanu Reeves as members of an alternate reality where computers rule the world. The movie will leave you wondering what reality actually means.
Are you tired of dating only to find that no one matches up to your geek qualifications? Pop this movie into the player and settle back to watch two geeks create the woman of their dreams. By feeding statistics into their home computer, two teenage boys are able to create the perfect woman. While the lightning strike is a bit too reminiscent of Frankenstein movies, we still adore this tale of geek love.
The Social Network
Have you ever wondered exactly how Facebook got its start? Sit down for a viewing of The Social Network and you’ll soon discover how bad-mouthing your ex on the Internet can lead to billions of dollars. Though the movie does take creative license here and there, it closely follows the story of how the social networking giant started from humble beginnings.
For those of you that have ever worried about being broken down into bits and sucked through your computer screen, this movie shows exactly what can happen! Jeff Bridges is sucked into his computer and must fight battles to save his own life and be released back into the world. The movie may seem to be lacking some wow factor today but, for its time, was incredibly futuristic.
Hacking, even accidentally, can be dangerous business. Matthew Broderick soon finds that spending too much time pecking on the keyboard can have dire consequences! Playing what he thinks is an ultra-realistic computer game, Broderick comes very close to launching the Third World War. Made in a time when computers weren’t found in every living room, this movie scared the masses into thinking that something like this could really happen!
Combine geeks and office cubicles and you’ve got one heck of a comedy! The film takes hating your job to a new extreme! Don’t let watching the movie scare you off of working in an office. Chances are that you’ll never hate your job quite this much.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend Saturday night, renting any one of these top geek movies is a great way to waste a couple of hours. Choose one or pick several! You’re sure to wonder how you missed these classics the first time around.
Jamie Harris is a school teacher and in her spare time she blogs for bestcomputersciencedegrees.com a site she often recommends to those who are looking for the Top 10 Best Online Schools for Computer Science and IT or those who are just looking to find the Best Computer Science Degrees in general.