It used to be that when people would go to see their favorite bands and DJs play, they would actually listen to the music, take in all of the visual stimulation around them, and get lost in the vibe. The advent of camera phones changed all of that. Nowadays you see a lot of people standing awkwardly still, taking videos with their smartphones. But startup Outlisten is proof that that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.
If you really want the best rundown of what Outlisten does, then you have to head over to their homepage and check out the video there. it will explain it all to you in the simplest way possible. But in case you’re working or something, I’ll give you the gist. Here it goes: bands will make profiles pages with a calendar of all their tour dates. Users can then upload their videos from the show to that date, resulting in an easy-to-navigate database of memories from last night. But that’s not even the cool part.
If users upload enough videos, Outlisten will use its proprietary waveform software to identify where different match up, and then combines as many as possible to provide the whole show on video, from a ton of different perspectives. If your favorite band or DJ records their live shows, they can sync that high quality audio to the video, and voila! – everyone just worked together to recreate an entire concert, “an incredible amateur and professional hybrid concert experience.” Pretty dope if you ask me.
Buy all y0ur textbooks yet? Yeah, didn’t think so. For once though you might not have completely fucked yourself over because Amazon just unleashed the deal of the semester, one that could potentially save you hundreds in potential beer money. Up to 80% off hundreds of e-textbooks, readable on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, or any device that allows you to download Kindle software. Save yourself some cash and give yourself a legitimate excuse for being on your phone in class.
In college, nothing made me angrier than dropping $300 on a big pile of books, half of which I would never touch, a third of which my professors would never use, and all of which I would be able to sell back to the bookstore at about a quarter of what I paid just so they could turn them around and re-sell them for the same price they sold it to me. Would you buy a $10,000 Rolex if it was only worth $1,000 the second you left the store? That’s what is called a scam.
In the past you had no choice, but with Wikipedia, PDFs, and now e-Textbook,s you can tell the stores to take their paper textbooks and go fuck themselves with them. Sideways. You might be thinking “I don’t own a Kindle. That’s for 40-year old women who read Twilight.” Fair, but the great thing about Kindle software is that you don’t even need a Kindle. The app is availible on iPhone, Droid, iPad and basically any smart/touchscreen device on the market. Don’t tell me you don’t have one of those yet. As far as Kindle goes, if you haven’t checked out the Amazon Kindle Fire yet, you really should. It’s like an iPad for half the price, and less than you’d spend on one semester’s worth of textbooks.
The Amazon e-Textbook deal is only today, and the fact that it’s only a week or two before you’ll be waiting on line for the bookstore shows that they are deliberately trying to undercut the paper bookstores. All power to them. Look up your class lists, e-mail your professors, do whatever you have to do. Today only so get the F on it.
So this video follows the trend of the Shit Girls Say video, but these are all racist. Growing up around New York City, I found it funny when I went to school in Bumblefuck and met people who had never seen people of another race before. This video brought back all those memories, and part of me wonders if people are actually this racist nowadays. OH WELL. White girls really do say the craziest things.
So I know we’re all looking forward to Dark Knight Rises, so why not fill the gap by using the audio from the kick-ass trailer and putting it to other things? Well, they’ve put the audio to one of the greatest movies (loosely based on Hamlet) ever: The Lion King. And you know what? I think that I’d honestly see this The Lion King Rises. It had made me realize one thing though… The Lion King really was a dark movie.
Okay, this one’s hot off the internet. Party Toddler was first spotted on Reddit less than a week ago, and already he’s hilarious. I’ve always said that babies are basically the same as drunk/hungover people, so this meme just brings that to life. So Merry Christmas, internet, here’s a drunk (looking) baby.
Welcome back to our weekly Apps of the Week column! I’ve spent a lot of time “researching and investigating” (read: drinking tons of egg nog) and I think I’ve found a few good holiday apps that will help you to ignore your awkward family as they exchange gifts. This article is sponsored by the Tessa: a kick-ass customizable iPad stand that helps adjust to your lifestyle. So let’s get to it.
So we all know about that little spinning top that was made of clay, but you don’t always have one on you to do some awesome holiday gambling! With the Super Dreidel app, you can add up to 8 players and spin that e-dreidel. Win some gelt and watch your family’s eyes light up brighter than a menorah when you bust out this holiday gem. No more having to pick up the dreidel off the floor, and no more cousins turning it while you’re not looking.
Top 3 Games your grandparents played that shouldn’t be apps:
Sure you may not use it once the holiday is over, but make your grandparents happy and make them think that you love their traditions. Also, turn it into a drinking game and you can have a holiday party all year round.
This app is for the people who like to live on the edge. Well, not really the edge, since the only thing you’re risking is the pleasure you can get from free apps, but within viewing distance of the edge at least! This Holiday Advent Calendar is basically like having 25 apps in one, and all of them are themed for the holiday. I mean, it’s all free, so what does it even matter?! Get in the holiday spirit you Grinch.
Top 3 Holidays that won’t have an app like this:
If you’re still looking for something to get you into the Christmas spirit, then these 25 apps will get you even closer to finding one. Either that, or you’ll just hate them all the more.
So if you really want to be a Grinch, why not look like one? With the Dr. Seuss Camera, you can make holiday greeting cards while making yourself look exactly like the Grinch. While you’re waiting to get to your Grandparent’s house so you can sit around hearing your cousins cry and your uncle go on crazy racist rants, you can zone out and keep making holiday greeting cards. They won’t make your uncle any less racist, but you may distract him enough to calm him down and get him to the dinner table.
Top 3 holiday things I want to put my face on:
So get into the holiday spirit and get your hands on a few of these great holiday apps. Sure they won’t win you any popularity contests, but they’ll get you through ever boring minute this holiday season.
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One of the greatest fears of meeting people on the internet is that the person you’re meeting is actually a serial killer. The Dating Site Murderer meme plays exactly on that fear. With an intense-looking, bearded man staring forward and saying sentences that begin with things that could go in a completely different direction, Dating Site Murderer has won over our hearts. Some advice: if you’re ever meeting a chick on a dating site, never start a sentence off with “I love to kill.”
Okay, so I was really torn this week. My two options were between Really High Guy and Third World Success Kid. Even though most of us can relate to a starving African child, who’s probably eating whatever they can find and wearing clothes that haven’t been washed in a while, I couldn’t help but get a contact high just by looking at Really High Guy. And, well, once that happened… wait, what?
For the holidays season, Beats By Dre decided to reinvent their most popular line of headphones, The Studio, in a ton of candy colors: blue, pink, orange, and green. Dre even put together this sick commercial featuring himself, a lot of paint, and Nero’s “Me and You” – one of my favorite tracks. Check it out.