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Entries in Entertainment (26)


Quirky Holidays In April I Bet You Didn't Know Existed

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April is National Humor Month, which seems appropriate when we kick off the month with the unofficial, official holiday dedicated to the trickster and the prankster.  But merry fools need not limit their frivolity to just one day.  April is actually filled with a number quirky dates and celebrations.  So amaze your friends and delight your coworkers with a nod to these special days. 

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Flappy Bird Returns! 

Today we are going to be covering several technology based news topics that you may find interesting or useful to know. One of the topics that have been the buzz on several news websites is flappy bird creator Dong Nguyen is re-releasing Flappy Bird this august with some new improvements including a multiplayer feature so that others can compete against each other. Dong Nguyen has also stated he is going to try and make the game less addicting, how exactly he is going to be doing that is unknown. But good fortune will come to Dong Nguyen, because of the mass hype of the first Flappy Bird game; it shouldn’t be hard to meet maximum sales within the month of the game being released.

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Grooveshark is a free to use audio streaming service that focuses its attention on not just the selected audio you want, but social media aspects as well. Much like spotify you can find the song you are looking for and share it with your friends or family on your favorite social media based website. The site is easy to use and has a very simple user interface to allow for a better experience while on the website. There isn’t a lot to say about the looks and functionality of the website itself, but let’s just jump in on how exactly you find your music on this awesome website.

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Amazon Fire TV

 On April 2nd 2014 Amazon released the Amazon Fire TV, a video streaming device that not only streams your favorite services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, and Amazon prime Instant Video (just to name a few) straight to your TV, but will be a gaming console in the mix as well. This device was released in hopes of taking on the Apple TV, Google’s Chromecast, and the Roku, which although this is a wide market because  there are many other video streaming devices much like the Western Digital Video Streamer. But does the Amazon Fire TV have the potential to take on the top competitors?

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Twitch Plays Pokemon

Over the past week there has been a wide event taking place over at called “Twitch Plays Pokémon”, or “TPP” for short. It is an online play-through of one of the classic Gameboy games “Pokémon Red”. But it’s not just one group of friends playing the game and commenting on it. Twitch Plays Pokémon is literally 70+ thousand viewers including you if you watch it, playing through this game using only commands that you typed out on your keyboard. TPP takes the concept of a thousand monkeys in a room full of typewriters, and replaces the typewriters with one Pokémon game. The results may actually surprise you.

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