Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category
Netflix is a service provider for on-demand internet streaming media in the United States, Canada and few other countries. So, whenever you want to watch your favorite movie, just logon to Netflix and enjoy the Netflix movie on your favorite screen like laptop or a projector. Netflix was established in 1997 in California and started its subscription-based digital distribution service in 1999, and by 2009, it had a collection of 100,000 titles of DVDs and offers a flat rate DVD-by-mail in the United States. Currently, Netflix has more than 20 million subscribers and planning to expand its services into the European and Latin America market.
Netflix is the biggest source of North American web traffic which accounts for more than 24 percent of aggregated traffic, as reported by Sandvine. It does not support playback on Linux PCs, but the Linux-based Roku devices and Android operating system which uses the Linux kernel are supported. Netflix offers its Internet video streaming (“Watch Instantly“) of selected titles to computers running Windows or Mac OS X and to compatible devices like Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 console; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android 2.2 and 2.3 devices, as well as Apple TV and Google TV.
Facebook, after surpassing Google for the most visited website in US, has now become the second largest web company with an estimated valuation of about USD 100 billion, which is greater than eBay or Amazon. Now, the Facebook is placed just after Google. Last year, Facebook surpassed ebay and now in 2011, it surpassed Amazon and continue to grow at a very fast pace. Though, Facebook is not yet public, but based on private-market transactions, Facebook has an estimated value of USD 100 billion.
Within hours of this news, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the great news. Last year, when it surpassed eBay, Mark Zuckerberg introduced an improved messaging platform to provide users an application that envelopes e-mail, instant messages, Facebook messages and SMS in a single thread. If a user is conversing over Facebook chat, and later switches over to a mobile device, the conversation stays in the same place, except it is being sent through SMS. So, this year we have to see what new is in store for the users.
Is Facebook trying to overtake Google or at least Gmail by launching the latest email service? Well, with the pace facebook is going it may take just couple of years to overtake Google and become the largest web company.
HP TouchPad is a tablet computer designed and developed by one of the major information technology companies, ‘Hewlett-Packard’. HP launched this amazing gadget in July 2011 in some of the countries. Within two months, HP announced that no new hardware will be manufactured and the TouchPad tablet running webOS will be discontinued due to poor sales. After the announcement, the units of available models were sold within hours with substantial price reductions. In the USA, HP tablet was sold in $99 for the 16GB model and $149 for the 32GB model.
The HP TouchPad has the 9.7 inch, 1024×768 pixel, multi-touch capacitive touch screen with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor and the device runs HP webOS. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n and Bluetooth. With HP webOS, you can perform multiple tasks and seamlessly switch between multiple applications. On August 30, 2011, HP announced that they will make another production run of the TouchPad tablet. Now, just wait and see what will be the offered price of Touchpad tablet and will it get the better response than earlier.
Driving is always fun whether on road or on digital screen. Everyone loves driving, at least on digital screens and does not get tired at all. One reason for it is that it does not require you to get a license to drive; therefore, even women and kids can easily experience the fun of driving without worrying to hit anyone with their car. Though, it is not just kids and women who love to play car racing games, but men also love to drive the car as fast as possible and win all the races in this virtual world.
NFS (Need For Speed) is one of the popular street racing games which is played by many game enthusiasts. Apart from NFS, there are several other racing games which are quite popular.
Below are some of the popular racing games.
• Live for Speed
• Midnight Club II
• NASCAR Racing
• NFS (Series Game)
• Shift 2 – Unleashed
• Test Drive Unlimited
So, get these car games, test your speed and have fun!!!
Toyota Camry, a mid-sized car produced by auto manufacturer ‘Toyota’, is one of the most popular cars in America and almost dominated the mid-sized sedan market. The latest Camry promises luxury with better safety features and reliability. It is equipped with the number of standard features like a Smart Key system, dual-zone automatic climate control, sixteen-inch steel wheels and many more. Toyota Camry offers luxurious interiors to make you feel more comfortable.
Camry Hybrid provides the best fuel economy. It features a hybrid gasoline/electric power-train which offers a continuous variable transmission. Camry Hybrid was first introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model, and quickly became the second best-selling hybrid car, after the Prius. 2011 Toyota Camry’s base model bears a standard 2.4-Liter four-cylinder engine to provide 147 Horsepower and the top model of Camry possesses 3.5-Liter V6 engine with 268 hp.
2012 Camry Hybrid is also ready to be available to buyers before the holidays and Toyota is assuming to double its sales to around 50,000 in the first year. 2012 Camry Hybrid claims to have better fuel economy and has increased it to 43 mpg, an impressive 12 mpg increase in city driving by trimming the size and weight of the battery pack and enhancing the hybrid system’s power management. Camry Hybrid will face the stiff competition with Ford Fusion Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
In all, the 2012 Camry Hybrid offers plenty of power, excellent interior, loads of features, and an impressive fuel economy.
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With its dashing and catching tagline ‘Edge gets noticed’, Ford presents the 2012 Edge. Ford Edge is a mid-size crossover SUV, based on the Ford CD3 platform. The first generation Edge was showcased in 2006 with 3,496 cc engine and 265 Horsepower. In 2007, Ford Edge received several honors and awards.
In 2010, Ford unveiled the new face lifted version of Ford Edge which came with three new engines: 2.0L, 3.5L and 3.7L. This version of Edge incorporated capacitive touch controls in place of conventional buttons and color LCD displays.
2012 Ford Edge beats all the previous models with its new looks and better mileage. This time, the Edge is available in 4 different models (SE, SEL, Limited and Sport as the top model). Edge Sport’s 3.7L V6 engine delivers best-in-class 305 Horsepower. Ford Edge lets you choose seven-color programmable ambient lighting to suit your mood and enjoy the ride.
Barnes and Noble’s ‘Nook e-Reader’ is a sleek and light weight e-Book reader with touch screen display, thus eliminating the need for many buttons which were presented in original nook. Nook e-Reader’s 6-inch display utilizes E Ink® Pearl technology, which is same as on the Amazon kindle 3G. With 7.5 ounces in weight, it is lighter than a paperback and still holds up to 1,000 books and newspapers with 2 GB internal memory and expandable up to 32 GB using microSD card. It also supports EPUB, PDF and Adobe DRM.
Nook also has an on-screen keyboard which appears whenever you need it. On the downside, Nook features only Wi-Fi connectivity while Kindle also offers 3G connectivity, but with a hefty price tag; you need to shell out some $50 more. With touch screen capabilities of Nook, it makes the navigation easier than Amazon’s kindle which has almost 40 buttons. So, if you do not like the touch screen, then you may opt for Kindle, otherwise Nook has a certain advantage over the current kindle.
So, which one you think will be more popular and win the battle – Amazon’s Kindle or ? Barnes and Noble’s Nook?
Know more about Nook from their official web page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-store/379002961/
Deathly Hallows, which is the seventh and final edition of the Harry Potter novels, written by the author J. K. Rowling, was released in 2007. All Harry Potter novels are well appreciated but as Deathly Hallows was the last one, it broke almost all records and became the fastest-selling book. The movie based on the book Deathly Hallows was released in two parts, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’ in November 2010 and July 2011 respectively.
Though, the Harry Potter movies and books have always been popular and appreciated but now with the Deathly Hallows, the series has come to an end. So, now it will be interesting to see whether the charisma of Harry Potter movies will continue or will everyone forget about it after few years? And which book/novel will be the best seller and will break the records set by Deathly Hallows.
Check out the video of Deathly Hallows movie trailer:
List of all Harry Potter Movies
Below is the list of all Harry Potter movies with the year of release:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: 2001
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: 2002
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: 2004
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: 2005
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: 2007
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: 2009
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: 2010
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: 2011
Buy the Deathly Hallows Novel and DVD from Amazon.