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While Viacom hasn’t always understood how this whole internet video thing works, it’s showing some tech savviness today with confirmation of rumors that it’s joining Twitter’s Amplify program. Beginning with the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25th, Viacom will deliver ad-backed video highlights on Twitter for shows and events across its channel range, including MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon. In theory, the agreement is a win for everyone: Viacom and Twitter get more revenue, while we get a legal way to revisit those inevitable celebrity slip-ups. The two sides haven’t said how long their partnership will last, although we wouldn’t be surprised if results from the VMA broadcast help shape the deal’s future.
There’s a battle going on between Airbus and Boeing, but while both industry players maintain their fair share of government contracts, this war primarily concerns the commercial side of the biz. For many of the companies that surround these giants at this week’s Paris Air Show, however, military might is big business. Fighter jets, troop transporters, attack drones and massive missiles are the bread and butter of manufacturers like US-based Raytheon and France’s own Thales — smaller companies from China, Germany, Israel and Russia flaunt their own munitions at otherwise ordinary trade show booths, too.
High-profile politicians and military officers from around the world are also in no short supply at Le Bourget Airport this week. In one exhibition hall, we spotted Lieutenant General Craig Franklin, a top US Air Force commander, studying a new security screening system from Safran. Then, earlier today, we stumbled upon Sergey Shoygu, Russia’s Minister of Defence, examining a handful of mobile rocket launchers. And just after yesterday’s Airbus A350 cockpit tour, we bumped into a gaggle of Chinese officers as they were checking out model attack choppers at the Eurocopter booth.
Troops from dozens of countries around the globe were in attendance, often dressed up in full military regalia despite the oppressive summer heat. Allies and enemies alike joined together to take note of the latest and greatest, scanning ground displays and taking in dramatic performances a few hundred feet above the sweltering tarmac. You don’t need to rough it at Le Bourget to see this year’s displays, though. We’ve collected many of the 2013 Paris Air Show’s deadliest crafts in the gallery just below.
Gallery: Weapons at the 2013 Paris Air Show
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It was a wild few days at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo. Just think — nearly a decade after the last generation of consoles was unveiled by Microsoft and Sony, we’ve gotten our first close-up look at the next generation. Unlike 2012′s lackluster showing, the convention floor felt invigorating for gamers waiting on the next reveals for Xbox One and PS4. While Nintendo tried keep steam going for its Wii U, the teams at Oculus Rift and Ouya brought light to the recent rise of indies and startups.
As Engadget staffers board planes for our respective trips back to HQ, we’re leaving you, dear readers, with a carefully collated collection of the big show’s highlights — and of course, a number of feature stories and interviews. We’ve also put together a recap video with Joystiq Reviews Editor Richard Mitchell wherein we recount the show with our best attempts at witty banter. Join us past the break and relive all the virtual magic.
At a UK briefing for Nokia’s incoming Lumia 925, the company revealed that it’s continuing to deepen its relationship with Microsoft. Nokia UK’s Ray Haddow said that it was “working even closer” with the Windows Phone 8 maker and that we can expect to see the fruits of this pairing “in the next few weeks.” While we’re not sure what that will entail just yet (and we’re already expecting to see some beta software functionality land on our review model), we’re hoping to see some new features from the team-up. Better still, we’ve just received our very own Lumia 925 to test, so expect a review very soon.
At its pre-E3 press conference today, Ubisoft announced a strange new experiment: Rabbids Invasion, a project described as an “interactive” TV show. Created in conjunction with Nickelodeon and France Television, the Xbox One-exclusive series stars Ubisoft’s obnoxiously adorable rabids characters in their first animated series. The twist is that you’ll actually be able to interact with the show. “What about actually being part of the story?” asked Ubisoft’s Adrian Lacey. From the brief demo on stage, the interactive element appears to mainly involve mini-games: the program will stop, and you’ll be able to play a simple multiplayer game that involves using the Kinect to see who can scream the loudest. How this will impact the show remains…
Visit almost any website covering mobile phones and you’re likely to find comments full of fans arguing over which company’s product is the best. To many, the behavior is unbearable, but the UK social media accounts of Samsung, HTC, and LG showed they’re not above bickering yesterday on Twitter.
HTC UK started the fight, adding “ouch @SamsungMobileUK” to the end of a tweet celebrating its “hottest phone of 2013″ award. Samsung UK fired back noting that it had won three different awards at the same ceremony, before HTC replied accusing Samsung of paying students to write fake reviews for its competitors’ products. What comment thread would be complete without an irreverent image macro? LG UK decided to get in on the infantile action with…
It turns out there’s a reason why iPlayer hasn’t supported downloads for radio shows in the UK: the executive wing of the BBC couldn’t implement this feature without explicit permission from the BBC Trust, which in turn had to seek advice from the national regulator, Ofcom. Fortunately, these hoops have been hurdled and the Corporation now says it expects to enable downloads for iPlayer users “in 2014,” giving them seven days to download a show after broadcast, up to 30 days to store it, and then seven days to listen to it once it’s opened. This’ll no doubt prove to be a popular feature, but since regular TV downloads still don’t work on the iPlayer app for Android, we’re kinda hoping the devs get that fixed first.
This is an anti-crack civil service advertisement from Brazil that gradually gets eaten by mealworms to let individuals know that if you do break, insects will come and eat your f \*\*\* ing take on. Just like they taught us in D.A.R.E.
The posters were actually made from thin sheets of dough instead of paper, to encourage the larvae to completely eat them. And the results are extremely unsettling, particularly as sections of the faces are gnawed leaving what appears like marks and various other signs of physical wear and tear.
Just look at that man in the advertisement. One min he’s feeling good about his fresh new Einstein hairstyle, next thing you understand, BAM, smoking fracture and getting his face eaten alive. Keep in mind the old medicine PSA’s they utilized to use TELEVISION? ‘This is your brain. This is your brain on medicines. Any questions?’ Yeah can I get my medicine brain with pancakes and sausage links too?
Hit the jump for a video revealing the making and usage of the ads.
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It’s rare to see a company that is so established yet as cutting-edge as Shapeways. The company, founded in 2007 as a spin-off of Royal Philips Electronics, began as a one-off 3D printing service that offered basic plastic items for sale online. Over the years, however, the company has branched off into some amazing materials – steel, ceramic, and even sandstone – and they’ve already been able to support full color printing in 3D.
Now the company is opening a series of facilities in the US and they invited us to their first print shop in Long Island City, New York. In this massive, warehouse-like space, the company has set up a number of acrylic printers as well as a small customer service team. They plan on expanding further, adding more machines to an already impressive array. The goal is to offer 3D print shops close to major US metropolitan areas to reduce wait-times and to spread out the manufacturing process among different factories. The company will have 30 to 50 printers in the LIC location once it is complete.
I spoke with co-founder Peter Weijmarshausen about the Shapeways process, the printers, and what it takes to become a 3D-printing powerhouse in a nascent market. It’s great to see such a cool company expand and it’s even more fun to get to tour the facilities even before the machines, printers, and staff becomes fully operational. Enjoy the tour and tune in next time for another TechCrunch Makers!
Question by grooovyninja: What are the show and movies featured on malcom in the middle theme song?
I was wondering what those movies were the monster ones and the cartoon characters what shows and movies are those please.
Answer by ozzieolin
Three men fighting a giant turtle: From One Million Years BC (1966)
# Grinning anime boy in rain: Shiogami from anime Nazca
# The monster rising out of the ocean is the Kraken: From Clash of the Titans (1981)
# Woman being held above a nest of hungry pterodactyl: From One Million Years BC (1966)
# Dimetrodon -like lizard crawling on rocks: From A Journey to the Center of the Earth
# Anime guy skateboarding: From the anime Nazca
# Mud-monster grabbing a woman as she kisses a man: From Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
# Man ski-jumping while ignited in flames: Thrill Seekers
# Wrestling match: Canadian Bret Hart wrestling Canadian Chris Benoit (locking him in his finishing move, The Sharpshooter), during the WCW World Heavyweight Championship Match at WCW Mayhem 1999 PPV in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
# Robot head being assembled: From the BBC series Out of the Unknown episode Liar! (1969)
# Man attacking giant brain with an axe: From The Brain from Planet Arous (1957)
# Boxer knocking out referee: Cuban Pedro Cardenas fighting Canadian Willie DeWitt but accidentally KOd referee Bert Lowes instead, during the 1982 North American Championships in Las Vegas.
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