Best of the Week – 3812

Here we go with with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – In theatres December 14th, 2012

A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Peter Jackson is back, this time turning a single novel into another 3 part movie series, just like he did with Lord of the Rings. Ian McKellen returns in his roll as Gandalf, along with other cast from the LotR trilogy.

YouTube Video of the Week:
Gangnam Style Parody – Gandalf Style

I hope this never gets old. Gangnam style is awesome! And some of these parodies are amazing. Some guy in Chicago, The US Naval Academy cadets, Deadpool, North fricking Korea and some lifeguards in California. Unfortunately, the city of El Monte, California, was not amused, and the lifeguards were fired, but there is hope.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/gangnam-style-lifeguards-mayor-calls-for-review-of-firings.html

Honourable Mention:
Elements (Dubstep Violin) – Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey’s musical interpretations are just plain amazing. I strongly suggest watching some of her other videos.

News Article of the Week:
Stephen A. Smith fooled by The Onion.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/stephen-a-smith-onion-satire-twitter-espn_n_1891816.html?utm_hp_ref=sports
And I was sure everyone had heard of The Onion by now, but not Stephen Smith of ESPN, who went into a legendary rant on twitter, only to find out that he had in fact been had. Queue ‘We won’t get fooled again‘ by The Who.

Kijiji Ad of the Week:
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-community-activities-groups-Group-of-ladies-looking-for-a-cabana-boy-for-Cottage-Weekend-W0QQAdIdZ410719260
If only I lived closer to Toronto! Over 17,000 views and apparently numerous applicants have applied to be the Cabana Boy for these 4 ladies on their 4 day holiday. I don’t think men could get away with this… but I’m willing to try next time I go away with the guys.

Awesome Software of the Week:
Humble Bundle 6 – Cross platform
https://www.humblebundle.com/
Humble Bundle is back! You pick what you pay for 5 awesome ‘Indie‘ game, including the award winning Torchlight. You will unlock a 6th title if you donate more than the current average, which is just under $6 right now, and for an additional $1 you get keys to add them to Steam. Think of it this way, you decide how much goes to the vendor, the developers and a charity! What could be better, in fact I’ve bought 3 Humble Bundles so far. Oh, did I mention it is cross platform compatible, so you can play on your Windows PC, Mac and even Linux.
Humble Bundle, this week's best software

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom

Best of the Week – 3712

Here we go with with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 
Resident Evil: Retribution – In theatres September 14th, 2012 (Seriously, that’s tomorrow!!)

Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead. This is one of my favourite film franchises, and stars one of my personal favourite actresses, Milla Jovovich. You get Zombies, a crazy virus, a large company that controls a lot of stuff… and hot ladies.

YouTube Video of the Week:
Fountain Boat crash… Dubstepified

What happens when a bunch of people go cruising in a really fast boat and hit the wake of another boat at a bad angle? What happens when you add a small video loop and dubstep music? Internet sensation is what happens.

It also helps that I took that video, and made it even longer…

News Article of the Week:
Man who ejaculated on women in public parks gets sentenced.
http://www.frederictonnewschannel.com/2012/09/man-who-ejaculated-on-women-in-odell.html
I can’t even make this stuff up. It’s especially funny as it happened in the city were I work, and I drive by both parks daily.

eBay Auction of the Week:
A Pewter Merlin figure – See the auction discription though.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ILLUMINATI-MERLIN-SPIRITUALIST-TALISMAN-GENIE-POWERS-BILLIONAIRE-MILLIONAIRE-NR-/370649175915?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item564c69976b
OMG This little piece or worthless metal will make you rich! It will cure Cancer! I take pictures with really bad Instagram filters!

Awesome Software of the Week:
Addons Detector – Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.denper.addonsdetector
Want to quickly see which ads and tools each app uses? Addons Detector!
Addons Detector detects addons used by your installed applications and has tools to find push notification ads.
It’s a great way to see what advertising agencies other developers use, and what tools they have integrated.
Or if you are looking for the app that uses AirPush or similar push notifications, you can easily find it and remove it.
Addons Detector for Android - week 37 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom

Best of the Week – 3612

Here we go with with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 
James Bond: Skyfall – In theatres November 9th, 2012

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Daniel Craig returns as 007 in the 23rd bond film to date (I’m not counting the non ‘EON’ production films), this time with a new Q, the same M and of course, a mastermind villain.

Video Mashup of the Week:
Like A Bad White Guy Party Gangnam Style – PSY, LMFAO, Dev, Offspring, Bloodhound Gang

I’m already a big fan of PSY‘s Gangnam Style video, so what makes more sense than to find an awesome mash up that throws in some LMFAO, Dev, The Offspring and The Bloodhound Gang.

News Article of the Week:
Silicon Chip enables the mass manufacture of quantum technologies
http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2012/8755.html

This weeks best of the week image, a silicon quantum chip next to 20 pence
a Quantum Chip next to 20 Pence coin


Although it may not be that exciting for most people, this could pave the way for the biggest breakthrough in computing since the embedded circuit. Instead of using electrical currents passing through transistors, diodes and resistors; these new chips would manipulate millions of photons, in essence, Light. These new chips can be made over 1000 times smaller then existing chips, thus enabling us to make smaller devices, and connect device that were never possible before. I can’t wait for my Star Trek style communicator.

eBay Auction of the Week:
A Frickin Mystery Box!!!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mystery-Box-/290770822107?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b34aa3db#ht_500wt_1414
I’m not even joking… $10,000 for a mystery box that has a hint of ‘Piece of Art’. I could draw a stick figure and call it art.

Awesome Software of the Week:
Sky Map – Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Sky Map turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky.
Open sourced and donated by Google.

The video is old, but you get the idea.

As always, I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom