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Best of the Week – 1513

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

42 – In theaters April 12th, 2013

Synopsis: The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
I may not big a big fan of Baseball, or a lot of other sports, but the Jackie Robinson story is important. It not only changed baseball, but a lot of other sports as well. The biggest name to star in this film is Harrison Ford, and he is joined by one of my favourites, Alan Tudyk and Chadwick Boseman, who will take on the main role.

News Article of the Week:

Researcher hacks aircraft controls with Android smartphone.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/11/hacking_aircraft_with_android_handset/
I’m and android user and I’m a pilot. This hits close to home, well, sort of. The gentlemen that did this is also an android fan and developer, and also a pilot. His main reason behind doing this little experiment was to open the eyes of the aviation industry to the fact that a lot of the systems used to monitor commercial aircraft are not secure. His presentation is great, but does leave out a lot of key information that will keep your everyday users from taking over the flight your on. If it helps, the FAA and EASA ere made aware of his findings months ago and are already working on fixes.

Meme of the Week:

Dogs wearing Pantyhose
This is an odd little fetish isn’t it. This fad seems to be taking China by storm.  After the original image from Chinese social network Weibo user Ulatang on April 2nd, hundreds of these photos have started popping up all over the internet. It’s almost like a strange new version of dogshaming.

The image that started it all.
A notable example, this one at least gets Zebra print boots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 – 4212

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Cloud Atlas – In theatres October 26th, 2012

Synopsis: Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant

YouTube Video of the Week:

Psy vs. Ghostbusters – Gangnam Busters

I’m really starting to wonder when our obsession with PSY will end… nvm, this guy is pure awesome, and mashing him up with Ray Parker Jr. and the Ghostbusters just works.

YouTube channel you should be subscribed to, of the week:

What’s Trending – Hosted by Shira Lazar
https://www.youtube.com/user/Whatstrending?feature=watch
This is probably my new favourite channel… well, maybe second favourite channel to subscribe to. Shira and the crew at What’s Trending go out and find the top 5 videos on YouTube every day, plus they get in special guest hosts to help out, and normally post interviews afterwards with some of the people featured on their show. It probably helps that Shira is easy on the eyes, at least in my opinion.

News Article of the Week:

Former McOwner sells 20 year old McJordan sauce for $10,000.
http://www.kxan.com/dpps/news/strange/nd-man-sells-mcjordan-barbecue-sauce-for-10k-nd12-jgr_4800468
First off… Really? Someone was willing to shell out $10,000 for 20 year old McDonald’s barbecue sauce? Second, who would want to save a gallon (3.785 Litres for us metric folk) of special sauce that is named after Micheal Jordan. It probably helps that MJ (not Micheal Jackson) is one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Cool software (sort of) of the Week:

https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/streetview/
Google takes us for a virtual tour of one of their data center‘s. Here you can take a streetview like walk though parts of the Lenior, NC. location, and although you don’t get to see everything, there are some interesting things to look for, almost like Easter Eggs. I managed to find the Stormtrooper and R2-D2, the giant Android and got Rick Rolled. There a few more you can find listed here.

Google Android, found this week on streetview.
Google Android in a server cage, found him this week.

 

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