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The Hobbit will be released in theaters on December 14th and we absolutely can't wait to revisit The Lord of the Rings in an all-new adventure. But it's not going to be all fun and games for everyone in The Hobbit, which is made evident in this parody video which shows just how rough a time Bilbo Baggins is going to have.
Even before his grand adventure takes place in The Hobbit, Bilbo finds himself in a peculiar situation as Gandalf and a group of dwarves make themselves comfortable at his home. What results is a long night of drinking, drinking and more drinking.
In the world of online streaming video platforms, Netflix is still king even though it hasn't exactly had the greatest time with its customers in recent months. I mean, there's no way you forgot about Qwikster, right? That's why any new online streaming video service needs to be aggressive and offer as good as a service as Netflix currently does. If today's report turns out to be true, it looks as though Redbox may have quite the service in store for those looking for an alternative to Netflix.
According to GigaOM, it looks as though when Redbox's "Redbox Instant" is launched, it'll charge its customers $6 a month for its online streaming video service, which is $2 cheaper than Netflix currently charges. Not only will it offer unlimited video streaming, but it will also give its users some optional perks like paying $2 extra a month to keep their DVD rentals for four nights, instead of the usual $1.20 per night cost. Redbox also plans on offering on-demand rentals of newer movies at $.99 a pop.
One of Pixar's most iconic figures, its desk lamp, has been seen in a number of the company's films. Nearly every opening credit for Pixar has included its desk lamp bouncing around, but Adam Ben-Dror has created a real-life lamp that can easily have us considering adding it to our work desk.
Ben-Dror's lamp is called Pinokio and looks nearly identical for Pixar's desk lamp and, even more important, moves and reacts to its surroundings in a similar fashion. Pinokio is powered by six servos, a webcam and a bunch of other tech mumbo jumbo to have it aware of its surroundings, although Pinokio will always lose in a game of hide & go seek.
I'm not a bike owner, but I can imagine trusting your main form of transportation to a combination lock and an old tree might be nerve wracking when you're heading into a shop to purchase various items a bike rider may need. The last thing you want to return to when you're done shopping is a cut lock and your bike gone. Wouldn't the world be better if there was a bike locker of sorts where the user can deposit and retrieve their bike with the wave of a card? That's exactly what the Japanese have done.
In a video published by YouTube user acdcasic, we can see him using one of those fancy, shmancy automated bicycle underground parking garages we've all been dreaming of. The user waves his card in front of the sensor to have their bike retrieved and when the bike is deposited, the push of a button allows for the garage to grab your bike and park it underground.
PSY's Gangnam Style has been nearly everywhere as the song just can't seem to stop its momentum to completely taking over the entire world. Gangnam Style's dominance in the music scene has just taken another victim as it has now become the most-viewed video on YouTube ever.
Before Gangnam Style became the most-viewed video on YouTube, that "honor" went to Justin Bieber's "Baby," which on Nov. 24th, reached a whopping 803 million views and countless hearts of tween girls. But on Nov. 24th, Gangnam Style overtook that video as it reached 805 million views with approximately seven to ten million views taking place in a single day.
When a movie series does as well as the recent Dark Knight movies, Hollywood tends to go the prequel route in order to tell another side of its blockbuster movies that couldn't be told before. Before something like that happens to this beloved franchise, movie clips TRAILERS decided to take it upon themselves to not only provide a gag prequel trailer to the Dark Knight series, but to make a really good one set in "Gotham High."
The mock trailer includes all of the notable characters from the Dark Knight series. You'll see Bruce Wayne, The Joker and even a 30-year old looking Harvey Dent. All of the footage has been taken from the earlier works of the actors who played those roles, and thankfully, many of them happened to come up the same route as you'll see a lot of school-related material here.
It was just a few weeks ago when the first official Iron Man 3 trailer hit the Internet to which many comic book and action film fans probably thought, "Boy! There sure are a lot of nifty special effects in this trailer. I wonder what it would look like if it received a low budget remake?"
For the twenty-seven of you that thought a low budget remake would be cool to see, you were completely right as Dumb Drum put together a video that accurately replicates the original Iron Man 3 trailer, just without all of those fancy special effects.
If you ever attend a convention like a Comic-Con, one thing that will definitely get you the ladies is cosplaying as different characters. After watching Stealth Cosplay's video of his War Machine costume, I can tell you if he didn't already have a girlfriend, women at Comic-Con would be throwing phone numbers at him as if he was the guest of honor at a ticket-tape parade.
The suit took approximately one month to complete from start to finish that features the ability to open & close its face mask, blinking lights on the inside of his arms to simulate War Machine's machine guns and his shoulder-mounted mini-gun that spins when in use.
Laina's "Overly Attached Girlfriend" character made its debut this summer, and it seems like she's already started to sell out the character to companies who are willing to pay her to look all crazy while adding her own lyrics to karaoke tunes. One of the first "commercials" I've seen for the character just hit YouTube today promoting Samsung's SSD 840.
The video starring Laina's "Overly Attached Girlfriend" character has her speaking on behalf of your computer. It's been a long time since you've layer your Doritos-covered mitts on your computer and it wants you back. Bad. And it's willing to do anything to get you back, like threatening to release all of those quarantined viruses onto your system or deleting all of your pirated music downloads.
Netflix is a massive bandwidth hog, or at least a new report from Sandvine would lead you to believe that. The data that they collected shows that Netflix use contributed 33 percent of downstream traffic in North America during peak hours. From 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., Netflix dominated the competition in data usage.
Amazon, by comparison, only accounted for 1.8 percent, and Hulu only managed to use 1.4 percent. During this time period, roughly 65 percent of non-cellular data was composed of audio- or video-streaming services. This means that Netflix accounts for over half of all streaming during the peak hours of usage.
Sandvine is predicting that Netflix will, by 2015, generate "two times the bandwidth of YouTube and 10 times that of competing services." Sandvine's numbers are created by collecting data from over 200 customers worldwide over a period of one month. Sandvine is in the business of selling Internet traffic-management systems.