Category: Media

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Google (You Tube) buying Twitch for $1 Billion

If you don’t know what Twitch is, it is a very popular livestreaming service dedicated to gaming, formerly called “Justin TV”. Over the past 2 years, Twitch has dominated the market for online amateur gaming streamers. Currently, Twitter is blowing up with a rumour that You Tube is going to buy...

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Pick of the Week 6/26

Batman/Superman #1 Batman/Superman #1 is a seminal work that juxtaposes the different backgrounds and ideologies of the DC’s two most famous heroes. The first interaction between the characters doesn’t occur face-to-face but through a fight between children. While Bruce Wayne watches and allows the child to defend himself, Clark Kent...

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Pick of the Week 6/19

100 Bullets: Brother Lono 100 Bullets: Brother Lono is a visceral and skillfully-drawn comic. Set in Medico, the plot slowly unravels and is only fully clear at the end of the issue. More compelling than the plot are the various example of cartel violence and threats. The issue perfectly hints...

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Pick of the Week 6/12

Joe Hill’s Thumbprint: Thumbprint has one of my favorite lead characters to date. Private Mallory Grennan has done some horrible things as a prison worker in Abu Ghraib, and we see her struggle to reconcile her past and the war with civilian life. When a blank envelope containing a thumbprint...

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Pick of the Week 6/5

Daredevil – Dark Nights #1 Dark Nights’s prologue jumps right into Murdock’s mind as he contemplates lessons from his boxer father. The rest of the issue hinges on such ancestral wisdom as quotes from the Bible and constant references to his father’s influence, all of which adds gravitas to Murdock’s...

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Facebook announces Verified Pages: Twitter-style

Facebook today announced that Pages and profiles of prominent figures, brands and artists can now be verified. Before now, fake pages were able to draw great numbers of fans while official pages lost out. Similar to Twitter, a blue check mark will now appear next to the name of the...

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Software You Should Have: Reeder

Platform: Mac OSX Cost: Free! Download Version 1.2: http://bit.ly/YAm8ic   Getting all your news in one place often proves to be a difficult task. Do you trawl through endless bookmarks or tangle yourself up in a broadsheet newspaper large enough to decorate a room? Well, the answer is, of course, no....

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What’s Guillermo Del Toro up to?

Because, let’s be honest, he’s all over the place. Yesterday, he gave us a few updates on Monster and JLDark at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Festival, but there’s so so much more. Here’s a list to help you keep up with our favorite Mexican overachiever.   Justice League...

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Twitter prepares to launch #music service

Twitter is joining with music service We Are Hunted, who on friday announced the acquisition. Just moments after Ryan Seacrest hinted at a new Twitter music feature, Twitter officially unveiled the service through a landing page at music.twitter.com. The sign-in button leads to an app authorisation page under the name...