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I don't know how this can be found offensive, maybe it should be taken the other way: as a tribute. Steve Jobs was such a huge influence on society itself through the gadgets he saw released, that he makes it into one of the most iconic TV shows in history: The Simpsons.
In this weeks episode, titled "Politically Inept, with Homer Simpson", Homer is being interviewed on TV, where along the bottom, the news ticker reads "Steve Jobs unveils iGhost".
In this episode, Homer becomes a Glenn Beck type, after Bart uploads a video of him having an Alec Baldwin-ish aeroplane meltdown moment. During an interview on Fox News, the news ticker flows and shows up some funny, but fake headlines: "Europe puts Greece on eBay", "Congress postpones end of world to 2013", "Satan tweets support for Santorum", and the big one, "Steve Jobs unveils iGHOST".
Do you think they took it too far? Or some people just can't take a joke?
Deal of the Day: Netflix - One Month Free Trial! Instantly watch as many TV episodes & movies as you want!
Our Deal of the Day is Netflix - One Month Free Trial! Instantly watch as many TV episodes & movies as you want!
Netflix is awesome. Instantly watch as many TV episodes & movies as you want! Watch right on your TV via an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii or any other device that streams from Netflix. You can also watch instantly on your PC or Mac too. Try it free for one month! If you do decide to keep Netflix, it's only $7.99 a month.
Check it out here.
Netflix is enjoyed by quite a lot of people and now it has launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland, officially. Streaming the Netflix catalog of entertainment costs just 5.99 pounds or 6.99 euros per month.
Residents can queue for a one month free trial on the website right now and when it launches, it won't just work on PCs, but a bunch of gaming consoles, Blu-ray players from LG, Samsung Smart TV, iOS and Android-based phones as well as smart TV adaptors from Philips, Western Digital and Roku.
Content wise, it sources from a slew of companies such as All3Media, the BBC, CBS, Channel 4's 4oD, Disney UK & Ireland, ITV, Lionsgate UK, MGM, Miramax, Momentum Pictures, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox and Viacom International Media Networks.
It also includes Open Graph Facebook tie-ins that are featured in the Latin America service, but held back in the US due to regulatory concerns. So, if you're based in the UK or Ireland, hit up the Netflix site, now!
I fondly remember the first Paranormal Activity, I followed it for a while and had an early viewing of it and loved it. It wasn't the best horror movie, but it did what it was made to do: be super cheap on budget, be a decent movie and compared to Avatar, made a crap tonne of money-to-budget ratio.
According to a Paramount press release, there's a fourth Paranormal Activity coming out this year. Now, the second one (to me) was the peak of the series, I have a newborn at home now and those scenes are just... powerful. I mean, what would you do? If it were you? The third one, while good in explaining the back story, just didn't have enough scares.
A fourth one, I'd love to know what direction it would take. Here's the press release from Paramount:
In 2012, Paramount's release slate highlights include "World War Z," a zombie thriller starring Brad Pitt and directed by Marc Forster, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," the next installment in the global franchise starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Channing Tatum, a new chapter in the "Paranormal Activity" franchise, and "The Dictator," starring Sacha Baron Cohen and directed by Larry Charles, the team behind "Borat."
Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray Disc Player for $74.99 & Free Budget Shipping!.
Offer: Get the Toshiba BDX1200 Blu-ray Disc Player for $74.99 plus Free Budget Shipping. You can play a huge variety of different disc formats from BD, BD-R/RE, DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, & even CD, CD-R/CD-RW, and file formats from AVCHD, AVI, MP3, & more! Easily play back MKV files from your USB flash drive, even. This is a great price, and the reviews most places I read were good. Definitely worth checking out for the price. Expires 1/3/12.
Most people I know haven't even heard of 'Prometheus', so if you haven't, then check out the trailer below. The movie works two ways, by itself as a stand-alone Ridley Scott-directed movie, and secondly, a sort-of prequel to Ridley Scott's awesome 'Alien'.
Alien really changed things up in the genre when it came out, and paved the way for James Cameron's awesome Aliens. Prometheus looks much more epic in scale than what I thought it did, so for those of you who have (like me) watched the constant trickle of leaked screenshots, teasers and real lack of info, the trailer will really blow you away.
Did you enjoy the 5th Fast and Furious movie, Fast Five? Well, start your engines, F&F 6 is coming, oh and F&F 7, too
Fast Five was a fairly big hit for Universal, considering it was the fifth movie in the Fast and the Furious franchise. It pushed the franchise beyond just car racing and car-based set pieces, to action-adventure crime films. The fifth movie also sported a decently large cast consisting of series regulars Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, as well as bringing back favorites such as Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, and Eva Mendes.
There's now rumors floating around that there's a sixth movie in the works, and it could even be shot back-to-back with a seventh. They might even be one big interconnected story. Vin Diesel has gone as far as talking of the sixth movie, where he's been quoted:
With the success of this last one, and the inclusion of so many characters, and the broadening of scope, when we were sitting down to figure out what would fit into the real estate of number six, we didn't have enough space...We have to pay off this story, we have to service all of these character relationships, and when we started mapping all that out it just went beyond 110 pages.
Hot on the heels of Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' teaser, we have the first official trailer to another huge 2012 movie, Peter Jackson's 'The Hobbit'. The Hobbit brings us back to the legendary Middle Earth which was featured and directed by Peter Jackson in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The movie will debut in not only 3D, but is being filed at the 5k resolution, as well as 48fps. Insane. Tech heads, get your pants ready to be changed! The trailer is above and has only just hit the Internet minutes ago.
The trailer is showing The Hobbit will be quite the epic movie, and also a technical extravaganza, too.
A bootlegged version of The Dark Knight Rises trailer has hit the Internet, and it is absolutely amazing. Low quality, of course, but you get to see it without a problem. Wednesday sees the official release, but until now enjoy the trailer before.
Angry Birds is everywhere. My Mum is addicted to it, and she's mostly a technophobe. She rocks my old ASUS Transformer and keeps asking me to help her finish the harder levels, or get 3 stars on them. Angry Birds has now entered the realm of the... music videos.
Brisbane-based band 'Hey Geronimo' has recreated a whole bunch of classic iOS games for the video clip to their single 'Why Don't We Do Something?' Check it out below.
Included in the clip: Fruit Ninja, Flight Control, Plants vs Zombies, Cut the Rope and of course, Angry Birds. The video reportedly cost $500 to make. The video looks great, and is a lot of fun.