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Super Bowl XLVIII: commercials, football, and a Times Square spectacle

Super Bowl XLVIII pits Richard Sherman and the Seattle Seahawks against Peyton Manning’s Denvor Broncos. But this year the hosting venue may be just as important as the teams on the field. Football’s biggest extravaganza is taking place at MetLife Stadium, and the NFL has invaded New York City in celebration. Manhattan’s Times Square has been converted into Super Bowl Boulevard, a corporate spectacle that offers fans free games, food, and even a glance at the Vince Lombardi trophy. You can track all the latest Super Bowl XLVIII news, learn how to stream the game live on your smartphone, and see the best commercials right here at The Verge.

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TNT Made Another One Of Those Crazy ‘Push The Button To Add Drama’ Commercials

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Keep in mind the first ‘ Push to Include Dramatization’ ad made by TNT? Well right here’s a brand-new one from Holland that ares crazier than the first. It’s got everything: sniper fire, kidnapping, explosions, naked men rollicking, you call it. “Zoo pets?” No zoo pets. “Watercraft chase after?” No watercraft chase. “Why don’t they ever make these in the United States?” Good question. 1) Some patriot with a real firearm would try to be a hero or 2) all the witnesses would sue for emotional damages. “Real.” I’m on the phone with my lawyer today due to the fact that the music they made use of virtually gave me a panic attack.

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Watch this: Apple’s TV commercials from 1977 to present day

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Every new product launch from Apple seems to bring along a new TV commercial, and one YouTube user claims to have organized every commercial the company has made into a single playlist. Stretching right back to 1977 with the Apple II, the 485 commercials span the history of Apple products. The classics are all there including the legendary Macintosh commercial directed by Ridley Scott along with the iconic iPod dance numbers but we recommend you watch some of the more goofier attempts from the 1980s.

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Apple shows off the iPhone 5 in new commercials

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To accompany today’s launch of the iPhone 5, Apple has uploaded a new series of commercials revealing off the unit. The three advertisements, which seem like they’re told by The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels, each focus on a specific element of the brand-new phone: its thinner profile, the panorama photo function, and the brand-new screen. A fourth spot, just entitled “Ears,” is devoted to the EarPod headphones.

In July, Apple debuted a suite of commercials in the course of the London Olympics that appeared to be a marked departure from the business’s usual advertising style. With their focus on the iPhone itself, these new advertisements appear to be a return to the ” item as hero” technique that has served Apple so well in the past.

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Dish Network’s Hopper DVRs Can Now ‘Auto Hop’ Through Commercials

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Tell me if this sounds familiar — you’re sitting on a couch watching television, and the commercial breaks seem way longer than the snippets of the show you’re actually trying to watch.

As it turns out, some Dish Network customers have been granted a bit of respite from that advertising onslaught. Users who have their living rooms tricked out with the company’s Hopper DVRs can now automatically skip every commercial break with a single touch thanks to their newly-launched Auto Hop feature.

They’ll never have to sit (or 30-second skip) through another promo for America’s Got Talent ever again… unless they’re the kind of people who like their television live.

You see, that new Auto-Hop functionality only works as part of the DVR’s PrimeTime Anytime feature, which can automatically record and store primetime TV programs from ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC in HD for up to eight days. That’s admittedly a pretty cool concept on its own — users are stripped of the need to set up recordings and make plans around their favorite network television shows, as their box just stores all of it — and Auto Hop makes it less of a headache whenever people actually get to sit down and veg out.

Most of the time, anyway. According to a recent release from the television service provider, Auto Hop works with “most shows recorded using PrimeTime Anytime,” which only stokes the flames of my curiosity: what shows won’t it work with?

Alas, while Auto Hop would be a marvelous addition to the live television watching experience, we’ll just have to settle for the feature as it stands. Dish subscribers who don’t have the prerequisite hardware (or would rather watch TV at the same time everyone else does) still have the standard 30 second time skip to lean on.



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Funny, Stupid, and Banned Commercials part 8

Funny, Stupid, and Banned Commercials part 8

Hilarious commercials! Some are foreign, some are banned, all are extremely funny. Stay tuned for part 9, which will be even more outrageous. Football (Futbol Uno) Lingerie Airwaves Active Mobile Phone Axe Chocolate dipped Altoids Skittles Lynx…among many other things!
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Samsung Windows Phone TV commercials begin to air in the U.S.

Microsoft has started to air new Windows Phone commercials in the United States.

The commercials show off Samsung’s latest Focus Flash device and feature a focus on the AMOLED display and low cost $ 49.99 price tag. The comical commercial, see below, also demonstrates Microsoft’s inbuilt Facebook and Twitter integration, that allows Windows Phone users to quickly share photos and videos on the social networking services. Microsoft’s latest commercials con inside with the release of two new Samsung Windows Phone devices on the AT&T network in the U.S. last week.

Samsung’s next-generation focus includes a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 1.4GHz processor, 4G network support and a 1.3MP front facing camera. The rear of the device is equipped with an 8MP camera. The device appears to resemble Samsung’s Galaxy S II Android model. Samsung’s second Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango” device is aimed at the lower price point market. The Focus Flash will include a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED screen running a 1.5GHz processor. The device will also include a 5MP rear camera and front facing camera.

AT&T will also launch the HTC TITAN on November 20, Windows Phone’s giant 4.7-inch device.

Samsung Windows Phone TV commercials begin to air in the U.S. originally appeared at WinRumors.com.



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Touching: Steve Jobs Voicing One Of Apple’s Iconic ‘Think Different’ Campaign Commercials

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Note: Actual commercial is after the jump.

This is a video of Steve Jobs voicing one of Apple’s iconic ‘Think Different’ campaign commercials. This version never aired though, they ended up going with Richard Dreyfuss (Dr. Leo Marvin!) for the final edit. So, yeah. Try to think different, I dare you.

Again, R.I.P. Steve.

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TOP TEN SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS!

www.youtube.com Click here to watch Sup: Axecop vs. Khail! Wonder Women gets hot! ETC: TOP TEN SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS! Expert ad-man, Khail, analyzes the best of the best in this 2011 Superbowl ad roundup! Dragons vs Beavers! Volkswagons vs The Force! Cowboys Vs Aliens! And maybe something about a football game…? How tos: 1. How to watch the Superbowl 2. How to make a commercial 3. How to make a Superbowl ad – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - – - Follow Machinima on Twitter! Machinima twitter.com Inside Gaming twitter.com Machinima Respawn twitter.com Machinima Entertainment, Technology, Culture twitter.com FOR MORE MACHINIMA, GO TO: www.youtube.com FOR MORE GAMEPLAY, GO TO: www.youtube.com FOR MORE SPORTS GAMEPLAY, GO TO: www.youtube.com FOR MORE MMO & RPG GAMEPLAY, GO TO: www.youtube.com FOR MORE TRAILERS, GO TO: www.youtube.com TAGS: Coke Zero Madden Bowl Superbowl football Pittsburg Steelers Green Bay Packers NFL commercial “top 10″ “Darth Vadar” “Star Wars” Volkswagon VW “The Force” Kia Optima epic aliens “cram it in the boot” Mini Cooper “Justin Bieber” Ozzy Osbourne” animals advertisement CG Budweiser dogs cats babies beaver “Best Buy” Snickers Doritos dragon WOW Carmax Motorola Xoom eTrade ETC “Super Bowl”
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The Top 5 Super Bowl Commercials Already Out

There isn’t anything quite like Super Bowl commercials. For many of you, it’s the best part of the game. So we thought we’d show you ahead of time some of our favorites that have already come out.

Just so you know, this year is being considered The Year of the Autos, with many of the companies getting back into profits and all. The big automakers have purchased about one-third of all air time. Maybe it’s because all these commercials are longer than 30 sec.

5. Volkswagen Beetle

This of course is to get you ready for the next-gen Beetle on its way later this year. Nothing much here, just a little clever.

4. Chrysler

I agree with the message here, but does it need to take longer than a minute?

3. Audi

We like Audi, we really do, but this commercial is..well, interesting. It gets third place since it’s such a mindf***.

2. Kia Optima

Pretty neat, reminds me of those Russian nested dolls. Feel the fractals.

1. Volkswagen Passat

This is one that I can say is my favorite. It’s got all the right stuff. Nostalgia, Star Wars, cute kid and a sliver Chevy Impala.

Bonus: Motorola Xoom



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