Here at Highpants HQ televisions are one of the many windows to the digital world, let’s just say we see a lot of flat panels in the course of a day. In the spirit of improving the fidelity of information we view it was time for an upgrade. So with the old 55-inch LCD TV looking a little long in the tooth we set out to find the best damn TV money could buy, without requiring a mortgage of course.
Many things in life seem like a good idea at the time and then reality bites, getting into the Predator Shield is one of those things. As hilarious for us as it is terrifying for the occupant the cube of terror is the genius creation of Japanese game show Sekai No Hatte Madde Itte Q! (Riddles at the Ends of the Earth!).
Made of tough plexiglass the Predator Shield seems to be able to take a beating and keep on ticking as its terrified cargo screams in fear. They only question is when do you get out? Do you have to wait till the bear gets bored of the cube?
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest hilarious insanity to come from Japanese day-time TV. Sit back relax and prepare to laugh in disbelief.
Few TV series get to become legendary, Star Trek: The Next Generation is one of those series that did and to celebrate the release of Season 7 on Blu-ray Paramount has given the world a science fiction laugh out loud moment.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest TNG bloopers to hit the web, hilarious outtakes from a classic TV show. Sit back relax and let the nostalgia make the lol moments that much richer.
Gamers rejoice there is a new player in town; Amazon’s continuing plans for world domination are now expanding to include TV’s and gaming.
As the masters of content Amazon are continually developing new ways to access their library, continually expanding options for its customers. This time Amazon is hoping to turn every TV into an Amazon content delivery system, the Kindle of the gaming world.
Due out in the last quarter of 2014 Amazon hopes to shake up the status quo and in the process capture even more market share. Will their plans for content domination succeed?
The transition to 4K is beginning in earnest, the next must have catch phrase technology is about to invade our living rooms. A hand full of manufacturers have used this week’s CES show to announce an affordable revolution with four $1000 55 inch UHD TV’s about to hit the market.
The heavy-weights of content delivery are already dividing the spoils; the first battles of the 4K revolution will take place on the internet. CES saw Netflix, YouTube and Amazon all demonstrating 4K content delivered via the internet, each making their intent to dominate clear to the competition. But what device will we use to play this content? What is the perfect media device for that brand new 4K TV?
The floors of CES has been awash with the bright lights of display panels, like watching every television channel in the world at once, images flicker at every point of the vista. How many of those displays were 4K UHD displays? You may be surprised!
Google has been very busy of late, it takes a lot of work to prepare for a Television Revolution, are you ready for YouTube TV. As more and more people use the internet for their video content this may turn out to be a very clever idea.
On the content side Google’s is rumoured to have dedicated $100million – 20 x $5million celebrities and their show, logical since Celebrities + YouTube = ad space -. By packaging its original content into channels YouTube hopes to compete with broadcast and cable tv. YouTube will be offering 20 channels initially, shows will be professionally produced through YouTube’s partners and at their studios. Changes to homepage will be made to allow channel highlights and will start to appear towards the end of the year. YouTube Live is already available in public beta, it allows YouTube’s partners to stream video live. Nothing ground breaking but it does show that everything is in place to start streaming, YouTube Live here. Live has already established itself as the go to point for breaking news.