The Anti-Smartphone: The Light Phone

In today’s world, everyone is always on their phone instead of paying attention to their surroundings. Technology has grown so much that not having the convenience of the internet at your fingertips is almost unbearable. After meeting at the 30 Week Program by Google, Joe Hollier and Kaiwei Tang, created the Light Company, and started building the opposite of every other phone – The Light Phone.

The Light Phone

Credit: Extreme Tech

Only the size of a credit card, this thin and light phone can last up to 20 days on a single charge and double as a flashlight, but does nothing else besides make and answer telephone calls. Just slide in a SIM card, press a few buttons, and make your call. Costing $100, it comes with 500 minutes of pre-paid talk time and charges via USB.

“The ultimate goal of this project is to limit how much people are on their phones,” Hollier said. However, the biggest challenge for this company is their competition. With multiple different retailers and service providers offering $20 pre-paid phones, the Light Phone will be in the running to take over the anti-smartphone trend.

To read more about the Light Phone, visit Techcrunch.com.

 

Strange Magic

Inspired by “A midsummer Night’s Dream”,
Strange Magic” releases on May 19th.Strange-Magic_Comcast_1536x2048_FIN

Marianne, voiced by Evan Rachel Wood, dedicates herself to protect her younger sister after finding out her fiancee cheated on her. When a love potion is missing from the Dark Forest, the Bog King, voiced by Alan Cumming, kidnaps her sister till the potion is returned so he can destroy it and keep love out of his kingdom. After finding the potion, Marianne returns to get her sister and ends up forming a bond with the King of the Dark Forest.

Using popular fairy tale songs from the past, we learn the tale of goblins, elves, fairies and imps and thier misadventures sparked by the powerful potion.

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EXP: Season Pass® is Now OnePass®

Managing and recording your favorite shows just got easier!

Current Armstrong EXP users will find that Season Pass® has been upgraded to OnePass®. When you setup a OnePass recording you will have more flexibility  such as selecting a specific season to start recording.  OnePass also has the ability to include On Demand and streaming content when you setup a recording.  OnePass will manage and organize your recordings into a playlist that will be specifically tailored to your preferences.

  1. Current Season Pass Recording:
    Current Season Pass recordings have automatically been transferred into OnePass and are set to “Recordings Only”.  You can edit these recordings to include streaming content at any time.
  2. Adjusting My OnePass to work like Season Pass:
    Set OnePass to “Recordings Only” and you will be able to use it just like Season Pass.
  3. Updating the Settings:
    There is no need to update settings if you only wish to have recordings. With OnePass, you can modify all your options – including streaming shows, renting and buying options. Unlike Season Pass, the number of recordings available is now 25 and not 10.
  4. Scheduling Shows:
    You will not have to schedule any of your shows again as they will be automatically transferred over to OnePass. Now you can select any season to start recording and include their streaming episodes and On Demand.

To learn more about OnePass features read “Recording Shows & Movies“.

Tip: How to Filter and View Your Recordings:

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After you have created your OnePass, you can sort, filter and change the view to find exactly what you want to watch.

By pushing the “B” Button, you will sort the recordings by season, date or newest to oldest. The “C” button lets you filter through different views. “My episodes” consists of only the ones you selected when creating your OnePass, “All episodes” shows you every episode of the show, and “Recordings” shows all the recordings you have created.

Additional support available: visit Armstrongonewire.com/EXP.

 

Award Winner: Still Alice

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at the Oscars and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama” at the Golden Globes, “Still Alice” comes out on May 12th.

Alice Howland, played by Julianne Moore, is a linguistics professor who gets diagnosed with Early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Facing a difficult challenge, this terminal neurological disease slowly progresses. Struggling to fight her inner battles, Alice tries to make the best of her time by making peace and finding love in simple every day living.

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Black or White

Black-or-White-PosterWinning the African – American Film Critics
Association Award in 2014, Black or White is set to release on May 5th.

Left to care for his granddaughter, Elliot Anderson, played by Kevin Costner, battles her paternal grandmother Rowena Jeffers, played by Octavia Spencer, for custody of the little girl. With both families fighting for what they feel is right for the girl, they soon face their feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding of each other.

Based on real life, this film shows us two different worlds in which nothing is as simple as black or white.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

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The wait is over. Witness one of the most anticipated sporting events in recent history as pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather puts his legacy on the line to face eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao. Saturday, May 2, live on Pay-Per-View.

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Virtual Reality Project

Imagine being able to feel like you are at a live event while in the comfort of your own home.

Virtual-Reality Company was started by Mr. Edwards,
director Robert Stromberg, shutterstock_190604909producer Joel Newton and executive Guy Primus and now involves Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott. Seen as a potential replacement for concerts or moviegoing, virtual reality technology has been popping up at industry events and is expected to release consumer headsets this Christmas. With the ability to respond to the buyers 360-degree movement, the headset has been intriguing producers in Hollywood to get involved.

Read more about Virtual-Reality at the WSJ Facebook Page.

 

 

The Boy Next Door

Winning “Best Scared Performance” at the MTV Movie Awards,boy next door
The Boy Next Door” is released on April 28th!

When a new teenager named Noah, played by Ryan Guzman, moves in next door to the newly separated teacher Claire Peterson, played by Jennifer Lopez, she partakes in a little harmless flirtation. Even though Noah spends most of his time hanging out with Claire’s son, his attraction to her is undeniable.

One night when he comes to the house, Claire caves in to the tempation and lets Noah seduce her. Knowing what she did was wrong, she tries to end the relationship, however he turns violent making it almost impossible.

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Taken 3

Releasing on April 21st, Taken 3 will have you taken 3
and your family on the edge of your seats.

Former covert operative Bryan Mills, played by Liam Neeson, is accused of committing his ex-wife’s murder. Overwhelmed with rage from being framed, he talks to his daughter Kim, played by Maggie Grace about setting up a plan.

Using his skill set and the help of his friends, he tracks down the real killers while protecting the only thing he has left – his daughter.

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The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

Couldn’t get enough of The Woman in Black? woman in black
Well, she’s back in the sequel releasing April 14th.

Escaping from the war in London, a group of children under the care of two women arrive at the Eel Marsh house. Not knowing what had happened 40 years earlier, they awaken the spirit of Jeannette Humfrye, played by Leanne Best. Using the help of a fellow soldier, the women and children must fend off the spirit and end her presence once and for all.

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