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In addition to releasing a 20th anniversary album this summer called A Better Tomorrow, the hip-hop collective also recorded a double album in secret over the last two years — and is only releasing one single copy of it.
As reported by Forbes, Once Upon A Time In Shaolin will be encased in a silver and nickel box crafted by British-Moroccan artist Yahya and will probably sell for millions of dollars. However, before it is sold, the one-of-a-kind album will tour the world as many other famous pieces of art do, with stops at museums, galleries, and potentially music festivals. Fans will be charged a cost to attend a "listening event," where they'll get a chance to hear the album on headphones after being carefully screened for recording materials.
"We're about to put out a piece of art like nobody else has done in the history of [modern] music," says Wu-Tang Clan member Robert "RZA" Diggs. "We're making a single-sale collector's item. This is like somebody having the scepter of an Egyptian king."
"The idea that music is art has been something we advocated for years," says RZA. "And yet its doesn't receive the same treatment as art in the sense of the value of what it is, especially nowadays when it's been devalued and diminished to almost the point that it has to be given away for free." Whether or not Wu-Tang Clan is able to find enough people who want to go experience their album in a museum to make an impact remains to be seen — as does the viability of a multi-million dollar unique pressing of that album, but the group is OK with its plan going awry. "It might totally flop, and we might be completely ridiculed," says co-producer Tarik "Cilvaringz" Azzougarh "But the essence and core of our ideas is to inspire creation and originality and debate, and save the music album from dying."
I don’t know about you but I’m a HUGE FAN of the World of Warcraft! The gameplay, the effects, the skills of the characters (among many others) makes the whole game worth playing 10 times over again and again!
There’s just no getting over that game (at least for me)!
But with all the games and trailers being shown all over the web, you can’t help but think about what other games are out there that’s worth playing.
If you’re wondering what “other” amazing games are out there, allow me to share with you 5 of the games that you shouldn’t miss playing this 2014.
- The Banner Saga
If there’s one thing that comes across my mind everytime I think about Banner Saga, that’d be their interesting combat system! It’s VERY HARD to master yet at the same time VERY EASY to learn.
Not to mention the decision making factor of the game. There are TONS of decision making that you need to do when playing Banner Saga! Once you’re done playing the game, you’ll feel like you can be the president of your own country!
Sounds interesting huh?
- Age of Wonders
If you haven’t heard of the Age of Wonders, then you’re probably living under a rock. It’s one of THE MOST TALKED ABOUT GAMES there is and everyone loves it!
In this game, you are to take control of 1 of twelve races. The fun part comes in when you decide to ally or destroy all the other opposing races.
Did I also mention that their soundtrack is to die for?
- Broken Age
Think Tim Schafer… Knowing that this game came from Tim should be more than enough reason for you to play the game.
Think about $3.3 million of game funding via Kickstarter… That’s another reason for you to check this game out.
Now the question is, even with the huge funding and the game coming from Tim Schafer, does the game in fact live up to everyone’s expectations?
My honest answer… A resounding yes!
I’m sure you’ll feel the same way to ONLY if you play with the expectation or knowledge that it is just half the game.
I’d say Bayonetta is one of the best action games out there but after trying it in PS3, I can’t help but feel disappointed.
There are tons of problems there like slow loading time. The slowdown is also very apparent on action scenes.
Aside from those two (which I can live with by the way ONLY because of how amazing Bayonetta is), I’d give Bayonetta a 100/100 score!
I kind of gives off a Devil May Cry feel to it seeing how there are angels, guns, and slashes.
The characters are also very stylish and they’ve got TONS of cool moves!
- World of Cheese
I knew it! You’ve already heard of the World of Cheese! I mean who hasn’t?
This games is so easy yet very exciting to play. In this game, you’ll have to figure out the puzzles or the set of actions that you need to make so you’ll be able to find the cheese.
If you haven’t seen any of these games (which is VERY HIGHLY UNLIKELY), then you ought to check them out right now!
You’ll be amazed at how exciting these games are!
Its your turn!
If you have ideas, games, tips, or suggestions that you’d like to share, then the comments section below is ALL YOURS!
Be sure to share your thoughts at the bottom. Ciao!
Jimmy R. is an avid writer who loves to write about anything and everything under the sun. May it be technology, health, or business, he surely has a thing or two to say about it.
For tech enthusiasts, Christmas didn't come in December -- it arrived a couple of weeks later at CES 2014. This year's version of the much-loved consumer electronics show kicked off with a dazzling display of technology, thrilling the thousands of gadget geeks who made the trip to Las Vegas.
Although dozens of intriguing new products were announced or put on display, a few truly stood out from the rest. Let's look at five of the most impressive product showings at CES 2014.
The wearable tech trend began to gather steam in 2013, and if CES 2014 is any indication, the trend will continue. Among the best wearable products displayed was the Pebble Steel, a beautifully constructed smartwatch. While the smartwatch category has yet to really catch fire, one truly spectacular device could change the way consumers think. While it's too early to declare the Pebble Steel a game-changing device, it certainly has a number of eye-catching attributes, including clean, modern styling and excellent functionality. Technology Entrepreneur Jason Hope, views smartwatches and other wearable tech as a likely growth area in 2014. "As people become more comfortable with the idea of 'wrist computing,' smartwatches could make significant gains in the mobile market," he said. "Wearable tech in general seems poised for near-term growth, thanks to an array of exciting new products in the space."
Sony's announcement of its "console gaming without the console" app PlayStation Now generated palpable excitement at CES 2014. Why? Because it offers gamers a dream scenario -- the ability to play classic console games without hardware. The app will work on a subscription model and is expected to be released in the United States this summer. Looking at the wider picture, this announcement could be part of an overall shift in strategy away from traditional console gaming. Cloud services are expected to play a larger and larger role in the gaming industry. PlayStation Now has the potential to be at the forefront of that trend.
LG Life Band Touch
Continuing in the vein of wearable technology, the LG Life Band Touch is a fitness wristband that can sync with Android and iOS via Bluetooth. It can also track the nitty-gritty details of a workout, such as distance traveled, workout length and calories burned or consumed. The fitness band can work in tandem with LG's Heart Rate Earphones to track your heart rate during your workout. When not measuring heart rate, the ear buds serve as standard music headphones.
Ultra HD TVs
Great looking televisions are rarely in short supply at an electronics show. But this year's examples from Sony and Samsung took high-definition to another level -- namely, ultra high-definition. Sony introduced a new wedge-shaped design for its Bravia series, and Samsung introduced a curved-display Ultra HD television with four times the resolution of a standard HD television. Though the 3D television craze never seemed to take flight, expect Ultra HD to be a different story. Once content creators catch up to the technology, it's only a matter of time before Ultra HD becomes the standard. Downward pressure on high-end television prices will likely accelerate this process.
For years, Roku has sold boxes that allow Internet-to-television streaming. Now they're selling televisions, too. The company announced its new Roku TV smart television at CES 2014. The new device will play content from services such as Netflix without requiring a set top box. Roku aims to cut through the clutter and offer an easy-to-operate way to access entertainment content across multiple platforms. The company plans to sell Roku TVs at major retailers, while keeping the price point relatively low. That strategy could result in significant market share, making Roku a player in the smart television market.
Amy Taylor is a technology and business writer. Amy began her career as a small business owner in Phoenix, Arizona. She has taken that knowledge and experience and brought that to her unique writing capabilities. She really enjoys new business related issues that are tied directly to technology.
Tired of being tied to your living room when trying to watch your favorite television shows? Or perhaps you’re becoming increasingly frustrated trying to find good TV shows on when you have time to sit back and relax? If this sounds familiar, online TV may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
These days, pretty much everyone has a smartphone, laptop, tablet, or all of the above. Not only that, most people have at least one of these devices on them at all times. Online TV makes it easy to use your existing technology to watch your favorite TV shows and movies. This relatively new technology lets you enjoy a little entertainment, from wherever you are.
Benefits of Watching TV Online
Opting to watch TV online comes with countless advantages. In fact, it can open your world to an entirely different viewing experience you never knew was possible. Some of the highlights include:
- Cost Effective:Take Control of Your Programming: When you watch TV and movies online, there’s no more frantic channel flipping trying to find something, anything, you find moderately entertaining. Instead, enjoying watching your favorite programs anytime you want.
- Watch Your Favorite Shows Anywhere: Whether you’re traveling internationally or relaxing by the pool, you can watch your favorite TV shows from anywhere when you’re viewing on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
- Live by Your Own Schedule: At one time or another we’ve all been guilty of arranging our schedule so we’re home in time to watch our favorite TV shows. When you watch TV online, you can live by your own agenda as your favorite shows are waiting for your whenever you’re ready to watch them.
- Entertainment on-the-Go: Whether you’re trying to occupy your kids ─ or yourself ─ on a long car ride or buying time waiting out a long flight delay, you’ll never regret the decision to have your favorite TV shows on call in any situation.
- Expand Your Horizons: Watching TV and movies online allows you to broaden your selection of programming. Maybe you’ll finally be able to watch shows you previously couldn’t because you were at work or perhaps you’d like to check out what’s popular in other countries? The sky’s the limit!
Learn More About Rogers Anyplace TV
Thinking of making the switch to online TV? Rogers Anyplace TV offers numerous benefits that will soon have you wondering how you ever lived without this innovative new service.
For just $5 per month Rogers wireless customers can use your device to watch 10 hours of programming, on up to 45 live and on demand channels. Available programming spans a wide-variety of options, including live sports, TV shows, moves, and web-extras. Additionally, you can watch Rogers Anytime TV on your laptop, tablet, and Xbox 360.
Everyone’s tastes are different, whether it’s your favourite food, the kind of hobbies you have, the football team you support, your idea of interior design or the clothes you buy – we’re all different and that’s what makes us who we are. Gaming is another industry in which people’s opinions differ, and this means that different games are popular at certain periods of time.
It’s not just the titles that swap places in terms of popularity, but also the genres. Sometimes it’s a role-playing game that tops the charts in terms of sales, next it might be a simulator – quite often it depends on the title being released, but many come out within weeks or months of each other in an attempt to top the charts on their own right, not just because there isn’t much competition.
Many games are released around certain times, such as Christmas, in order to sell by the million across the globe to people desperate for Santa to put a copy underneath their tree; while others are released in time for a new console – such as the recent release of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Others, however, seem to come out around the time that the title is popular elsewhere, such as the range of different online games featuring the X Factor which is on our screens in the UK at the moment.
Over the years, different titles have remained popular even when our tastes might be changing and the demographic are getting older. Way back in the early ‘90s, some games were particularly popular but even today they’re right up there in terms of sales figures each year as a newer, updated version is released to satisfy the public’s demand for a new game.
Over the years, these newer titles have taken on new forms. We’ve seen them released onto different platforms, new characters introduced and some amazing updates released that make us wonder how we ever managed to play them in their early days when the graphics were nothing compared to what they are now. It’s amazing to see the number of sales of each title, too, especially those that have been around for many years now.
Curved TVs were the talk of the town at this year's CES in Las Vegas. Samsung premiered their 105 inch OLED outing; LG showed off their flexible entry that would alternate between curved and flat with the click of a button. Each claimed it would be the future of television and sent the tech media, from Wired to Number Direct, into a wide-eyed frenzy. So what exactly are these curved televisions and why should we care?
The line that both Samsung and LG peddled during the Las Vegas event was that curved TVs would make watching television like viewing a movie in the cinema. Samsung representatives even went as far as to call them an immersive "IMAX like" experience. This makes sense in theory. IMAX and cinema screens alike are known for their curved features. What Samsung and LG have failed to recognise though is that the curve of a cinema screen isn't to create a more immersive viewing experience. That comes from its size. More often than not the curve is to compliment the distance of the projector ensuring that all the light emitted hits the screen at the same time. A curve in the TV set won't make a whole lot of difference for the average punter watching 'Breaking Bad' in their pyjamas on a Sunday afternoon.
Their claims of curved TVs being the next step in television viewing is even more unlikely seeing as, well, what ordinary person has room for a 105 inch screen in their front room?! Samsung and LG could make their sets smaller in years to come. However, even if they were the same size as a flat screen, the curve would require the viewer to be directly in front and centre to enjoy it. Those at an angle would get a distorted, crooked image. Getting together with your family to tune into the latest episode of your favourite TV drama, each spread across different places in the room, would therefore be impossible.
So why is Samsung and LG hailing curved TVs as the future of home entertainment then if it has so many inconveniences? The fact that neither company can agree on why curved TVs are so good (one says it makes edges closer; another says it makes objects in the centre larger) tells you everything you need to know: its desperation. After another year of plummeting TV sales, these companies need a new innovation to reinvigorate the market and are frantically trying to find something -- anything -- to provide this. Curved TVs are what they are clutching onto.
Will the market respond with the enthusiasm Samsung and LG desire? Should we care about curved televisions then? In short, the answer to both is a firm and hard 'no'. Curved TVs are just an expensive and attractive gimmick attempting to boost sales. They add very little to what is already available. In fact, they probably take more away. Consequently, as far as customers go, what happens in Vegas will probably stay in Vegas. Curved TVs will struggle to resonate with the buying public. They are an expensive solution to a problem that never existed in the first place, and as the old saying goes: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Entering the volatile world of online dating is a lot like charging into battle. If you don’t have the right tools and knowledge under your belt, you’ll soon find yourself waving the white flag of defeat. Fortunately, the Internet offers daters endless ways to screen lousy dates, get the facts you need to find someone special, and keep the conversation going on the first dates.
If you’re on the battlefield of online dating, here are five tools you need to use.
1) Instant Checkmate
When people write their dating profile, they understandably leave out the bits they don’t want you to know about. But just because they don’t tell you the truth about their past, that doesn’t mean you can’t find out. Instant Checkmate is a service that allows you to instantly view public records, including arrest records, marriage licenses, and known addresses. If you run your potential date’s name through their database, you’ll be able to see if they are covering up an assault charge or are secretly married.
2) Dating Advice
Sometimes we all need a little guidance on the path to romance. DatingAdvice reguarly publishes tips from dating experts, summaries of scientific studies about dating, and even includes a forum where you can pose your own dating dilemmas. When you know what you’re doing, it makes online dating feel a whole lot easier. They have a section especially for online daters so you can be up-to-date on the best strategies to get the most out of your ventures in digital romance.
3) Gravy App
Never be at a loss for a first date idea when you have the handy Gravy app. You enter a mood, and the gravy app gives you tons of cool local events, restaurants, and venues to check out. It even includes shows and concerts that you can only catch on one night. If you are on the street, you can ask it to show you the best events that are within walking distance. You’ll look like a hip, knowledgeable expert when you go out on dates to cool secret spots, plus you’ll get the opportunity to explore your city while dating. Win-win!
4) First Date Questions App
Are you not a gifted conversationalist? The nifty iPhone app First Date Questions is designed to help you always have something to say. It’s filled with ice breakers like “If you could stop one bad habit, what would it be?” and “What does an ideal relationship look like to you?” You can choose questions by category or select one entirely at random. The countless questions ensures that you’ll never have to suffer an uncomfortable silence on your first date.
5) Cheater Registry
If fidelity is one of your top priorities in a relationship, do a search on the Cheater Registry before you agree to a date. On this website, men and women who have been burned by a partner with a wandering eye can register the cheaters with a name and photograph. Some serial cheaters even have multiple entries from the many partners they burned.
Toby Mudd is a blogger living in Augusta, Maine. He writes about online dating, romance, and relationships.
It is not a long time when Bluetooth audio speakers arrived into the market. They are the latest addition in wireless world. The Bluetooth technology of these speakers is same like other Bluetooth devices. This technology allows you to share music with different devices without any difficulty. Therefore it can be a better option than other normal speakers as you will get more flexibility here. These speakers are the better option for music lovers as they can get the required portability with ease. It is completely up to them when and where they want to enjoy their favorite tracks. There are various Bluetooth audio speakers present in market now which can offer you some good features.
One of the best things about Bluetooth audio speakers is that it consumes very less power. Many speakers require big adaptor to work but it is not the case here. There are many good Bluetooth speakers which can easily work with batteries without any difficulty. Moreover you need not have to invest your time to install it every time. You can easily connect your Bluetooth Audio Speaker with any of your compatible Bluetooth device. There it is highly supportive in this case. You can carry it anywhere as per your need. Many people like to different places with friends. They like to set camps in an unknown area. Therefore you can easily enjoy music at those places. Bluetooth Audio speakers are available in different colors and sizes. Therefore you can make your selection with ease. Many people like to keep one set for their home and one for outdoor activities. Therefore if you have a similar plan then you can certainly consider Bluetooth audio speakers.
There are various places for where you can purchase Bluetooth audio speakers. You can check offline stores as well as online stores. However if you want to get an economical and genuine deal then it is better to check the online option. You can get a genuine device within your budget. Here you can check Hot Sale Bluetooth FM USB Chargeable Audio Speaker. It is a genuine device which is available at an economical price. There are various color options available. You can choose from Gold, Pink, Blue, Green, and Yellow option. You do not require any kind of wire to connect it. Microphone can be utilized here. It supports MP3 and it is portable device. It is an excellent device which can give you full value to your money. Battery life of this speaker is excellent. Sound quality is fabulous. Many people who are using this device are saying that it is certainly among the best speakers of the market. Therefore if you want to purchase a high-quality Bluetooth audio speaker then you can purchase this speaker.
Author Bio:Emmy from HandGiftBox.com is good at writing something about technology news and doing some reviews about unique electronics. She likes reading and testing some new tech stuffs to show more information about current technology development.
Given the leaps of
advancement that television and computer technology has seen over the past
thirty years or so, it shouldn't come as a surprise that we are still moving
forward and fast! With processor speeds doubling every few years as well as
music transmitting digitally it should come as no shock that the 4K television,
lauded as the most fantastic image on screen to date, is arriving to the
domestic market. Since hearing this news it's almost certain that many of you
technophiles are itching to jump up and replace that pitiful excuse of a
machine that can now only provide you with lack lustre stimulation. We're being
treated to the 4K, or rather 3,860*2,160 (over 8 million pixels overall) LED
screen, which has been in the cinemas since 2001 and has also aided in the
development of 3D films and television.
Classics’s RevampedLED screen technology is progressing so quickly that many of us are finding it hard to look at old screens and not wince at the harshness the image now leaves on our retina, oh how our brains adapt to being spoilt. On the flip side however, the technology installed into these new machines, the television can now analyse and improve upon the shows that came before it's own time to increase the quality of the image to a new and unprecedented level! So many classic films will be brought back to our living rooms and given fresh life to them that brings a new sense of awe and excitement that we probably haven't felt since seeing the classics as children; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Wizard of Oz and of coarse the Disney classics of Snow White and the like which will now appear, not only revamped by the Hollywood producers but also by the amazing technology within the machine itself! Although it is only recently this adaptive technology has been introduced to the machine as the television was too advanced for what we were viewing.
It can only get better!The 4k TV has the potential to improve the experience across all of the entertainment formats due to it's self analysis and improvements of the images that it relays. There are also rumours of an abundance of extra features from; browsing the internet to renting films directly from the menu. Of course gamers have been targeted with the two players on one screen feature (never mind just having the sheer size and improved graphics) that uses polarized glasses for two people to simultaneously view separate images on the same screen. Combine that with the next generation of gaming graphics and we might lose a lot of people. Although this machine is going to be pricey for awhile, those of us with patience will be able to get it at a decent cost. The mobile phone company once ran the iconic campaign “the futures bright, the futures orange”, well now television manufactures can say “the futures bright, but look at our massive HD televisions that'll blur the lines between reality and pixels and blow your mind.”
Arnold Francis is a self confessed technophile, audiophile and screen junkie. He loves to write about screens, TVs, cinemas, projectors, computers and full scale, computer rendered simulacra of real and imagined worlds, just 'cause.