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postheadericon Paramount Pictures, BitTorrent team up to distribute feature film (video)

In case you haven’t heard, there are websites out there that will let you download movies and software using a little something called the BitTorrent protocol. And while the majority of cinematic fare available is of a non-DMCA-approved nature, filmmakers and organizations are increasingly turning to torrent sites to get the word out. For instance, in 2009 a filmmaker named Hanna Sköld worked with the folks at The Pirate Bay to distribute her film Nasty Old People. And indeed, there seem to be as many zany ways to get your work out to audiences these days as there are filmmakers.

One scheme that recently piqued our interest was concocted by the folks at Distracted Media. The Australian company is crowdsourcing its latest production, The Tunnel (not to be confused with Chunnel: 32 Miles of Danger) by selling individual frames for a buck a pop. Of course, “owning” a frame gives you nothing more than the opportunity to say that you helped an indie filmmaker out, but it’s a worthwhile cause. And at 135,000 frames that’s a lot of dollars! When the film is done, it will be distributed via BitTorrent for free — alongside an actual DVD release by Paramount Pictures which, when you think about how reluctant Hollywood has been to embrace the internet, is pretty wild. Check out the (NSFW) trailer after the break, and then hit the links below for more info. Tunnel should make its premiere this May.

Continue reading Paramount Pictures, BitTorrent team up to distribute feature film (video)

Paramount Pictures, BitTorrent team up to distribute feature film (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourceTorrentFreak, Gizmodo  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon Australia’s Jetstar Airways takes the training wheels off iPad rental program, wants the tablet ‘on every aircraft’

Here’s a quick and easy way to escape the mediocrity of those tiny low-res LCDs embedded in the seat in front of you: slap down 10 Australian dollars and upgrade to the iPad’s IPS goodness for the duration of your Jetstar Airways flight. This rental option has been available on the Australian airline’s flights since June, but only in pilot form (insert your own jokes here), and the feedback has been good enough for the company to make it a fleet-wide policy. “Movies, music, magazines, books and games” will all come preloaded, so you shouldn’t fret about having to shell out extra hunting around for content. Licensing agreements are expected to be finalized shortly, with the rental program rolling out in full this April.

Australia’s Jetstar Airways takes the training wheels off iPad rental program, wants the tablet ‘on every aircraft’ originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 18 Feb 2011 05:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink TUAW, CrunchGear  |  sourceAustralian Business Traveller  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon Sony Music Unlimited now streaming tracks to the US

Let’s hope Sony’s new streaming music service — just launched today for the US, Australia, and New Zealand — isn’t as unwieldy to use as its “Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity” moniker suggests. The service features six million tracks from Sony Music Entertainment, Universal, EMI, and Warner and is available on Sony’s own devices including the PS3, Blu-ray disc players, Bravia televisions, and VAIO PCs. It’ll also be available on Android smartphones soon with an iOS app coming later this year, assuming Apple’s new subscription debacle doesn’t derail Sony’s plans. A basic membership provides an interactive radio experience for $3.99 per month while a premium $9.99 per month service gives subscribers on-demand access to the Music Unlimited library with the ability to manage your music through playlists and the like. Sony also provides a useful service that scans your local library and playlists to “jump start” the organization of your Music Unlimited collection. Wonder how it’ll work on the NGP and PlayStation tablet?

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Sony Music Unlimited now streaming tracks to the US originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Feb 2011 07:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink All Things Digital  |  sourceBloomberg  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video)

RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video)

When Andrew Milner built himself an RFID-equipped poker table and the automated video overlay system to match, it was certainly a labor of love. Now, like any good poker player, he’s trying to get a little money out of it. He’s selling a DIY kit that includes almost all the hardware and software you need to replicate the video below but do it on your game night with your friends. (You’ll need to supply the webcams, a table with cutouts, and a Windows PC to handle the footage.) This means you can create video replays that look awfully professional even if your ability to calculate odds on the fly and to focus more on the river than the bowl of chips is decidedly amateur. Components can be bought individually, like a deck of RFID cards for $148, or you can get the entire kit for about $1,600 — stakes a bit too high for our game.

Continue reading RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video)

RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourcevideopokertable.net  | Email this | Comments

postheadericon RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video)

RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video)

When Andrew Milner built himself an RFID-equipped poker table and the automated video overlay system to match, it was certainly a labor of love. Now, like any good poker player, he’s trying to get a little money out of it. He’s selling a DIY kit that includes almost all the hardware and software you need to replicate the video below but do it on your game night with your friends. (You’ll need to supply the webcams, a table with cutouts, and a Windows PC to handle the footage.) This means you can create video replays that look awfully professional even if your ability to calculate odds on the fly and to focus more on the river than the bowl of chips is decidedly amateur. Components can be bought individually, like a deck of RFID cards for $148, or you can get the entire kit for about $1,600 — stakes a bit too high for our game.

Continue reading RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video)

RFID poker gets DIY kit, automated card counting now available at home (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 03 Feb 2011 22:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  sourcevideopokertable.net  | Email this | Comments