BBC http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/all en-GB Fully Charged: The absurd augmented reality hat, new Dance Central details, and BBC Sport gets Chromecast support http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/fully-charged-behold-absurd-augmented-reality-hat-new-dance-central-details-and-bbc-sport-gets-c <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our roundup of the curious, fun, and noteworthy news from around the world of tech </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="HattrickWear" alt="HattrickWear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/hattrickwear.jpg?1406010781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behold HattrickWear, the augmented reality cap </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="319" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/98669370?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="567"></iframe></p> <p>Can&rsquo;t shell out &pound;1,000 for Google Glass, but still want the sensation of a heads-up display pumping info into your eyes? Check out HattrickWear, a soon-to-be-crowdfunded (or not) hat that claims to be an affordable and open platform for such things.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll be able to slot your phone into the long brim of the hat, and then attach a small prism that reflects part of the screen into view. The design purportedly distributes the weight evenly enough to keep your head from sinking as you wear it, and it looks&hellip; super cool&hellip; right? Honestly, it&rsquo;s difficult to tell if this is real or not, but it&rsquo;s supposedly set to launch on Kickstarter at some point.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.hattrickwear.com">HattrickWear</a> via <a href="http://www.designboom.com/technology/hattrickwear-augmented-reality-hat-07-17-2014/">DesignBoom</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/glass/you-can-now-buy-google-glass-uk/news">You can now buy Google Glass in the UK</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dance Central Spotlight out 2 September </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Microsoft might have turned its back on the Kinect when it pulled the motion-sensing device from the lower-priced Xbox One console option, but developers haven&rsquo;t (entirely) just yet. Dance Central Spotlight, the new-gen version of the original Kinect&rsquo;s most recognizable experience, will launch for US$9.99 on 2 September, developer Harmonix announced yesterday.</p> <p>The downloadable release will feature 10 built-in songs&mdash;including some of the catchiest jams of the last couple years, like Pharrell Williams&rsquo; &ldquo;Happy,&rdquo; Lorde&rsquo;s &ldquo;Royals,&rdquo; and &ldquo;Titanium&rdquo; from David Guetta and Sia&mdash;with another 50+ songs available for purchase on day one.</p> <p>If you already purchased the song on Xbox 360, it&rsquo;ll be available for free on Xbox One, which will hold true for future add-on tracks from previous entries. Each song in the game will feature eight different routines (more than ever before), plus an enhanced fitness mode promises targeted workouts.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/21/dance-central-spotlight-shines-september-2/">Joystiq</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kinect/e3-2014/kinect-dead-long-live-kinect/feature">Kinect is Dead? Long Live Kinect!</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KH_FG92-Oek" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Sport apps updated with Chromecast support </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>With the Commonwealth Games kicking off later this week, BBC has updated its BBC Sport apps for both Android and iOS with support for Google&rsquo;s Chromecast dongle. Users will now be able to stream content to a television from either version of the app, and both have been updated with customizable alerts for the games.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/21/bbc-sport-ios-android-chromecast/">Engadget</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/fully-charged-pacific-rim-2-coming-2017-youtube-adding-60fps-playback-and-bbc-showing-commonweal">Fully Charged: Pacific Rim 2 coming in 2017, YouTube adding 60fps playback, and BBC showing Commonwealth Games in 4K</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="676" title="BBC Sport" alt="BBC Sport" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-sport-app.PNG?1406010781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Media Molecule teases new PS4 project—maybe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule isn&rsquo;t behind this fall&rsquo;s LittleBigPlanet 3&mdash;development duties have been passed off to Sumo Digital&mdash;but the Guildford studio appears to be working on <em>something</em> for PlayStation 4. Whether this video actually shows any of that isn&rsquo;t especially clear.</p> <p>&ldquo;A rendering error on our new PS4 project caused this trippy sequence of colourful nonsense that begged to be shared,&rdquo; reads the YouTube description. &ldquo;Consider it an exclusive peek at our new game if you like, it&#39;s not particularly revealing, but it is fun, that much we guarantee... mostly.&rdquo;</p> <p>Media Molecule showed off a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYY-J3ckeSI">rather curious tech demo</a> at the reveal of the PlayStation 4 in February 2013, but there&rsquo;s been no word on that becoming a full, proper game. But considering the studio&rsquo;s amazing pedigree&mdash;thanks to LBP and last year&rsquo;s Tearaway on Vita&mdash;whatever they&rsquo;re working on is worth keeping an eye out for.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_faVPTRUUg">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/littlebigplanet-3/littlebigplanet-3/review">LittleBigPlanet 3: First Play preview</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/V_faVPTRUUg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/fully-charged-behold-absurd-augmented-reality-hat-new-dance-central-details-and-bbc-sport-gets-c#comments BBC Chromecast Gaming Kinect PlayStation 4 Xbox One Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1442885 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: Pacific Rim 2 coming in 2017, YouTube adding 60fps playback, and BBC showing Commonwealth Games in 4K http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/fully-charged-pacific-rim-2-coming-2017-youtube-adding-60fps-playback-and-bbc-showing-commonweal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> End the week strong with our morning roundup of the hottest tech news around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Pacific Rim" alt="Pacific Rim" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/pacificrim.jpg?1403895220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/andrew-hayward" title="View user profile.">Andrew Hayward</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pacific Rim 2 announced for April 2017 release </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Director Guillermo del Toro has been chattering a bit more about a potential Pacific Rim sequel of late, and it seems he was just buttering us all up for the big news. Today, del Toro revealed to BuzzFeed that the live-action Pacific Rim 2 will debut on 7 April 2017, and he&rsquo;s set to helm the flick based on a script written in collaboration with Zak Penn.</p> <p>According to del Toro, notable characters from the original will return&mdash;and BuzzFeed says that actors like Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi are expected back&mdash;however, &ldquo;we are taking them into a fresh territory that will display amazing sights and battles,&rdquo; he notes. An animated Pacific Rim series will debut at some point before the second film hits cinemas, as well.</p> <p>Pacific Rim certainly generated a solid fanbase for its flashy robot-bashing-monster fight scenes and campy tone, and it proved a financial anomaly, generating just $101.8 million in North America&mdash;a scant figure for a tentpole action flick&mdash;but then doing three times as much internationally. As the worldwide totals grew, so did the prospects for a sequel, and now here we are.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/adambvary/pacific-rim-2-release-date">BuzzFeed</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/how-make-250ft-tall-monster-fighting-robot/feature">How to make a 250ft tall monster-fighting robot</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> YouTube adding 60fps playback, tip jars, and more </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>An array of significant upgrades are coming to YouTube soon, as revealed by CEO Suan Wojcicki at the Vidcon conference keynote yesterday in Anaheim, California. Chief among those enhancements is the ability to run clips at up to 60 frames per second, which should be of great benefit to those posting (and watching) video game clips. Check out the above 60fps Titanfall clip (crank it to 1080p) to see how much of an impact those extra frames can make.</p> <p>Also coming is a &ldquo;fan subtitles&rdquo; feature, a crowdsourced addition that&rsquo;ll let bilingual viewers type in their own translations to clips, plus YouTube is adding tip jars, allowing viewers to pitch in between US$1 and $500 to any creator. Clips can also be linked directly to Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaigns, and YouTube will release a Creator Studio mobile app to let video makers check metrics and manage their content on the go.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://mashable.com/2014/06/26/youtube-announces-translator-tip-jar-and-management-app-at-vidcon/">Mashable</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/youtube/ces-2014/youtube-show-low-bandwidth-4k-streaming-ces/news">YouTube to show off low-bandwidth 4K streaming at CES</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7SRTEXSpcyI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC will demo Commonwealth Games in 4K </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Once the World Cup buzz fades, it&rsquo;ll be time to turn attention to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow&mdash;and the BBC has plans to showcase the games in 4K Ultra HD resolution. Sadly, it won&rsquo;t be via wide broadcast: according to TechRadar, the BBC will be setting up shop at the Clyde Suite at the Glasgow Science Center, allowing visitors to see the action running in 4K between 23 July and 3 August. And maybe you&#39;ll run into mascot Clyde up there, which should totally not deter you from such a visit. No, not at all.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a step up from the BBC&rsquo;s 4K tests for the World Cup, at least, which were kept private&mdash;and an encouraging sign of what&rsquo;s to come. BBC says it&rsquo;ll be the first event produced fully via Internet networks, and this trial is looking ahead to a planned hybrid of traditional signals (Digital Terrestrial Television) and Internet broadcasting.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.techradar.com/news/television/bbc-to-show-off-commonwealth-games-in-4k-uhd-1255002">TechRadar</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/samsung/you-can-now-get-4k-screen-less-500/news">You can now get a 4K screen for less than &pound;500</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Commonwealth Games" alt="Commonwealth Games" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/commonwealth-games.jpg?1403895220" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> First trailer for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While FIFA vaulted headfirst onto the new generation of consoles with <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/fifa-14/fifa-14-next-gen/review">the brilliant FIFA 14</a>, Konami&rsquo;s Pro Evolution Soccer series opted to wait a year. Now we have a first look at this autumn&rsquo;s PES 2015, which will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in addition to PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.</p> <p>Considering the extra time taken for the new-gen leap, it&rsquo;s not the most awe-inspiring debut glimpse, but FIFA has been on a real tear the last few years. Of course, PES is vaunted for its classic gameplay, which helped it notch multiple high-ranking entries on our recent list of the all-time best football games, so that&rsquo;s where it&rsquo;ll really count.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-OHRjQN0lM">YouTube</a>]</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/world-cup-2014/25-best-football-games-ever/feature">The 25 best football games ever</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/o-OHRjQN0lM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/fully-charged-pacific-rim-2-coming-2017-youtube-adding-60fps-playback-and-bbc-showing-commonweal#comments BBC Console games Film and TV Gaming YouTube Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:30:00 +0000 Andrew Hayward 1440269 at http://www.stuff.tv BBC Sport reveals plan to win the tablet World Cup http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-sport-reveals-plan-win-tablet-world-cup/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Watching football on only one screen just won&#039;t do these days – find out what the Beeb has in store for our tablets and mobiles during Brazil&#039;s World Cup… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC World Cup app" alt="BBC World Cup app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/BBCWorldCup2.jpg?1399635692" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tablets were barely out of the tech youth team during the 2010 World Cup, but the BBC is planning to make them the Xavi-like fulcrum of its digital coverage during this summer&#39;s tournament.</p> <p>To complement its 160 hours of coverage during the tournament (that&#39;s 50% more than 2010 we&#39;re afraid, football haters), the Beeb has produced some neat second screen features that will be available via its live World Cup web page and BBC Sport app.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/mark-wilson" title="View user profile.">Mark Wilson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Live action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The World Cup page will also have live polls with real-time voting and player cams trained on Fifa-selected stars from each team. Perfect if you want to watch Wayne Rooney getting increasingly irate on your tablet like an angry Pokémon, though perhaps not quite as useful as a ref-cam.</p> <p>If you miss a whole day&#39;s worth of matches, the BBC will also be producing a daily, 15-minute Breakfast programme that you&#39;ll be able to download the morning after via the iPlayer app and watch during your commute. And for keeping up with scores, the BBC Sport app will also give you push updates on goals scored by your chosen teams.</p> <p>All pretty exciting for tablet-toting football fans &ndash;&nbsp;never will we have been able to watch England fail from so many angles, on so many devices.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/nike-unveils-knitted-magista-boots-ahead-world-cup/news" target="_blank">Nike unveils knitted Magista football boots ahead of World Cup</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC World Cup app" alt="BBC World Cup app" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BBCWorldCup.jpg?1399635692" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Sport&#039;s awesome World Cup apps </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-sport-reveals-plan-win-tablet-world-cup/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-sport-reveals-plan-win-tablet-world-cup/news#comments Apps and Games BBC Wed, 07 May 2014 15:13:38 +0000 Stephen Graves 1436707 at http://www.stuff.tv Fully Charged: iPlayer gets a bit more Netflixy, Lamborghini bullish over new headphones, and Google’s Tango torn down http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/fully-charged-iplayer-gets-bit-more-netflixy-lamborghini-bullish-over-new-headphones-and-google- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The best of the morning’s tech news, right here in one place </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="iPlayer gets a bit more Netflixy" alt="iPlayer gets a bit more Netflixy" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/jonah-from-tonga.jpg?1397716381" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC iPlayer takes a page out of Netflix’s book with new Chris Lilley series </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Chris Lilley, the Australian comedian behind <em>Summer Heights High</em> and <em>Angry Boys</em>, has created a new show &ndash; and it&rsquo;s going to appear on BBC iPlayer in its entirety, much like <em>House of Cards</em> or <em>Orange is the New Black</em>.</p> <p><em>Jonah From Tonga</em> (a spin-off from <em>Summer Heights High</em>) is ostensibly a BBC Three show, and will be broadcast on the channel from 8th May. But from 2nd May, iPlayer users can stream all six episodes one after the other, should they wish. There&rsquo;s one caveat, however: the episodes will only be available for 48 hours. After that, you&rsquo;ll have to watch them the traditional way.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2014/jonah-from-tonga.html">BBC</a>]</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The “other” Lamborghini launches in-ear headphones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Let&rsquo;s get this out the way first: Tonino Lamborghini is not the luxury car brand, but it was started by the son of its founder and has been around for 30 years. OK, now that we&rsquo;re clear, Tonino Lamborghini has launched Quantum, a range of luxury in-ear headphones that start at &pound;58 and feature an Android-compatible microphone and remote. The cheaper two pairs of headphones offer patented TFAT (thin film acoustic technology) which Lamborghini claims delivers performance comparable with much bulkier cans.</p> <p>You can check out the full range <a href="http://lamborghinimobile.com/en/collection/quantum/">here</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="The “other” Lamborghini launches in-ear headphones" alt="The “other” Lamborghini launches in-ear headphones" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/lambo-headphones.jpg?1397716381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Google’s camera-packed Project Tango phone dissected </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The folks at iFixit sure do like taking things to pieces, and their latest &ldquo;teardown&rdquo; is of a product that doesn&rsquo;t even exist yet: Google&rsquo;s prototype Project Tango, a smartphone which, using a combination of depth sensor, motion sensor and 4MP &ldquo;normal&rdquo; camera, is able to map its surroundings in 3D.</p> <p>The teardown reveals some flash memory, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 3000mAh battery, a 180-degree rear-facing fisheye camera, a front-facing 120-degree fisheye camera, the aforementioned 4MP rear camera and pair of motion coprocessors. Despite all that, though, iFixit rate Tango as very easy to disassemble (and therefore reassemble) and almost modular in its build. That&rsquo;s likely because it&rsquo;s a chunky prototype and not designed to be as svelte and snug as a commercial smartphone.</p> <p><strong>[Source: <a href="http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Project+Tango+Teardown/23835">iFixit</a>]</strong></p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/google-project-tango-kits-out-smartphones-kinect-style-vision/news">Google Project Tango kits out smartphones with Kinect-style vision</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Google’s camera-packed Project Tango phone dissected" alt="Google’s camera-packed Project Tango phone dissected" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/tango-teardown.jpg?1397716381" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> BBC Google Headphones iPlayer Smartphones Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1435591 at http://www.stuff.tv BBC announces new iPlayer, with new mobile apps rolling out today http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-announces-new-iplayer-new-mobile-apps-rolling-out-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aims to create a smoother, simpler, more discoverable experience </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="new iplayer" alt="new iplayer" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iPlayernew.jpg?1394559145" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BBC&#39;s iPlayer platform is now six years old. In that time it has served up over 10 billion programme requests and 23 million app downloads, which is a testament to the terrifying popularity of <em>Mrs Brown&#39;s Boys</em>, but with BBC Three going off-air the Beeb has beefed up its online-only offering with a smoother, sleeker and completely re-engineered iPlayer.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/will-dunn" title="View user profile.">Will Dunn</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The main aim of the new platform is to make TV programmes more discoverable for the 42% of people who arrive on iPlayer with no idea what they&#39;re going to watch. The layout of the front page has been changed, with finer subdivisions made between categories - so you don&#39;t have to wade through all of &#39;Factual&#39; to find that otter documentary - and collections of programmes grouped by series, event or theme.</p> <p>There&#39;s an improved EPG, too, which jumps quickly to prime-time when you click on one of the previous seven days, and improved playback features - if you&#39;re watching something that&#39;s on TV now, you can jump to the beginning or to the previous programme just by clicking on the playback progress bar.</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll also be able to sign in to the new iPlayer, which should help you find programmes more easily. Regarding the slightly un-BBC data collection this will involve, a BBC spokesperson stated that, &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t want the data for advertising, or for anything other than a great content experience&rdquo;.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lessons from Netflix </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Beeb devoted much of this morning&#39;s press conference to talking about the new content that&#39;s being commissioned for iPlayer before traditional TV. In a climate in which Netflix and Amazon are trying to position themselves as programme makers, the BBC is obviously keen to keep up, and its digital-first offerings will include some big guns - new exclusive comedy from the likes of Stewart Lee, Bob Mortimer, Frankie Boyle and Matt Berry will appear in May, and a new series of documentaries from Adam Curtis will follow in July. There will also be something with Mickey Flanaghan in it, and Goldie will be making a programme about Matisse paintings.</p> <p>Further down the line, the BBC plans to extend the 7-day on demand service to 30 days, and to introduce more online-only offerings, such as a video channel for Radio 1. No word yet on 4K streams (unlike Netflix), but we live in hope of the Beeb producing a Planet Earth-style showcase of what the next generation of TV will truly be capable of.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/netflix/ces-2014/how-netflix-going-bring-4k-streaming-your-tv/news">How Netflix is going to bring 4K streaming to your TV</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> New BBC iPlayer launches </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-announces-new-iplayer-new-mobile-apps-rolling-out-today/news#comments BBC iPlayer TV Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:01:12 +0000 Will Dunn 1433562 at http://www.stuff.tv From Samsung and Apple to Twitter and Microsoft, tech companies should just be themselves http://www.stuff.tv/apple/samsung-and-apple-twitter-and-microsoft-tech-companies-should-just-be-themselves/feature <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many tech and gadget disasters tech stem from companies aping the competition and losing sight of what made them great in the first place, says Craig Grannell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S" alt="Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5S" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/s5-vs-5s.jpg?1393466613" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Some phrases are overused and easily dismissed.&nbsp;You fast become immune to anyone arguing you should &ldquo;just be yourself&rdquo; or demanding to know what you &ldquo;stand for&rdquo;.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s similar when you think of organisations, and tiresome to hear the same old lines trotted out; but trite though they may be, such sentiments can be a healthy dose of reality when it comes to striving for that all-important combination of differentiation and success. </p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/craig-grannell" title="View user profile.">Craig Grannell</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Syntax Era wars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Even though I was young at the time, I recall being very aware of this phenomenon in the 1980s. Acorn and Sinclair were kicking each-other&rsquo;s teeth out, while American companies lurked, waiting for something to go wrong. In an instant (from an industry standpoint), the consumer-friendly Sinclair went for the business market, Acorn made a play for consumers, both monumentally screwed up, and the broken remains of a country&rsquo;s computer industry were ground into the dirt. Amstrad hoovered up bits of Sinclair, Acorn became an Olivetti subsidiary, and the Americans then bulldozed everything out of the way with their PCs.</p> <p>It&rsquo;s perhaps fanciful to argue either Acorn or Sinclair might have still existed today, given the path of home computing and the sheer dominance of PCs and Windows, but they certainly did themselves no favours in forgetting the plot, losing sight of what made them great in the first place.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/zx-spectrum-resurrected-bluetooth-keyboard/news" target="_blank">ZX Spectrum resurrected as a Bluetooth keyboard, of course</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SyBu4gi6ddA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Sinclair ZX Spectrum vs BBC Micro" alt="Sinclair ZX Spectrum vs BBC Micro" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/sinclair-ZX-Spectrum-vs-bbc-micro.jpg?1393466613" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Clone Wars </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today more than ever, this remains the great industry equaliser &mdash; and no-one is immune. Recently, Twitter had its IPO, and now every quarter the press and investors ask &ldquo;big questions&rdquo; about the service, notably how it will continue to grow insanely rapidly and attract advertisers with infinitely deep wallets. Judging by a design Twitter was recently testing, its answer is apparently &ldquo;be like Facebook&rdquo;. But we already have a Facebook. If people want to use Facebook, they&rsquo;ll go to the Facebook website or use a Facebook app and get on with a damn good Facebooking. Chances are, if you&rsquo;re using Twitter, it&rsquo;s largely because you don&rsquo;t want to use Facebook.</p> <p>Elsewhere, we see Samsung, photocopiers ready to spring into action whenever Apple does pretty much anything, watching its profits slide, in part because it&rsquo;s trying to be a clone rather than something unique; BlackBerry tried to become the cool kid, despite being the enterprise wonk and has almost vanished; and Microsoft has similarly gotten a good kicking from trying to out-Apple Apple, while people increasingly seem happy with the real thing. (And as for Apple, anyone who&rsquo;s used iOS games controllers will be well aware Cupertino&rsquo;s finest even attempting to &lsquo;be&rsquo; Nintendo has worked out about as well as your dad trying to &lsquo;be&rsquo; a wedding DJ, while high on wine, adrenaline and a Fatboy Slim CD.)</p> <p>That isn&rsquo;t to say that organisations shouldn&rsquo;t try doing something different, moving into new fields, or cleverly iterating on things that already exist. But when we already have one &lsquo;thing&rsquo;, and especially one that happens to be popular, high quality and pretty much entrenched, we usually don&rsquo;t need another &ndash; because unique approaches, individuality and differentiation vanish when everyone&rsquo;s trying to be the same; and if you&rsquo;re the company making that popular, established thing, you&rsquo;d be wise to not lose sight of that while going on a hunt for someone else&rsquo;s shiny baubles.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/android/mwc-2014/samsung-galaxy-s5-vs-apple-iphone-5s-weigh/feature" target="_blank">Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Apple iPhone 5s: the weigh-in</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Twitter and Facebook" alt="Twitter and Facebook" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/twitter-pecking-facebook.jpg?1393466613" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Nokia Lumia 1520" alt="Nokia Lumia 1520" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/nokia-lumia-1520.jpg?1393466613" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/samsung-and-apple-twitter-and-microsoft-tech-companies-should-just-be-themselves/feature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/apple/samsung-and-apple-twitter-and-microsoft-tech-companies-should-just-be-themselves/feature#comments Apple BBC Facebook Samsung Twitter Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:23:10 +0000 Stephen Graves 1432932 at http://www.stuff.tv Five new BBC HD channels are launching on 10 December http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/five-new-bbc-hd-channels-launching-10-december/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD are coming in time for Christmas - free TV just got a whole lot better </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC HD channels" alt="BBC HD channels" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bbc-hd-channels.jpg?1386590012" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BBC is massively extending its range of HD channels, adding five new HD simulcast channels to its line-up on 10 December.</p> <p>BBC Three HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD and CBBC HD will join the existing BBC One HD and BBC Two HD on Freeview HD, Freesat HD, YouView, Sky HD and Virgin Media.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/five-new-bbc-hd-channels-launching-10-december/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/five-new-bbc-hd-channels-launching-10-december/news#comments BBC TVs Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:49:29 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429913 at http://www.stuff.tv Google Doodle game marks Doctor Who's 50th anniversary http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/google-doodle-game-marks-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whoodle Doodle? Google creates an interactive Google Doodle to mark 50 years of the world&#039;s longest-running sci-fi show </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Whoodle Doodle" alt="Whoodle Doodle" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/whoodle-doodle.jpg?1385116242" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Doctor Who is going to be everywhere this weekend as the show marks its 50th Anniversary on 23 November.</p> <p>Google&#39;s getting in on the celebrations early, with an interactive Google Doodle that turns the Doctor&#39;s adventures into an 8-bit game. Pick your Time Lord of choice, from the grumpy First Doctor as played by William Hartnell, to Matt Smith&#39;s hip young Eleventh Doctor, and dodge Daleks and Cybermen as you collect the letters making up the word &quot;Google.&quot;</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/google-doodle-game-marks-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/google-doodle-game-marks-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/news#comments BBC Doctor Who Google Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:20:22 +0000 Stephen Graves 1429330 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's Lucy Hedges fills your ears with tech news on BBC Radio 6 Music today http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-fills-your-ears-tech-bbc-radio-6-music-today/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tune in at 11:10am for the latest from the world of gadgets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lucy Hedges" alt="Lucy Hedges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lucy-bbc-radio-6-music_0_0.jpg?1383042525" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tune your wireless to <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music">BBC Radio 6 Music</a> at 11:10am today for the very latest from the world of tech, delivered straight to your ears from Stuff's own Lucy Hedges.</p> <p>You'll know Lucy from her gadget-packed <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/videos">Stuff videos</a> – but today she's taking to the airwaves to give you your fill of the latest tech news.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smart specs and curvy phones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This week, Lucy's turning her tech-trained eye on the LG G Flex phone – LG's curved rival to the Samsung Galaxy Round.</p> <p>And that isn't the only gadget showdown this week – Samsung is prepping its own <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/google/fully-charged-samsungs-smart-specs-tweeting-bras/news">Google Glass rival</a>, according to a patent filing.</p> <p>Lucy will also be looking over <a href="http://www.dubble.me/">Dubble</a>, the social photo app that combines your pictures with those of strangers, and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/tado-launches-cloud-based-weather-controlled-smart-heating-system/news">Tado smart heating system</a>.</p> <p>Check out BBC Radio 6 Music <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music">here</a>, and don't forget to share your thoughts with us on <a href="http://twitter.com/stufftv">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://www.facebook.com/joinstuff">Facebook</a>&nbsp;and <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/1/+StuffTV/posts">Google+</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-fills-your-ears-tech-bbc-radio-6-music-today/news#comments Stuff BBC Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:28:24 +0000 Stephen Graves 1428518 at http://www.stuff.tv Stuff's Lucy Hedges ponders the latest tech with BBC Radio 6 Music http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-ponders-latest-tech-bbc-radio-6-music/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Our resident tech evangelist talks the latest fitness wearables and more at 11:10am today </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="604" height="453" title="Lucy Hedges" alt="Lucy Hedges" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/lucy-bbc-radio-6-music_0.jpg?1382435721" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Tune into BBC Radio 6 Music today from 11:10am to get some tech-laden words from Stuff's very own Lucy Hedges on <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music">BBC Radio 6 Music</a>.</p> <p>You'll know Lucy from her tech-packed&nbsp;<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/videos">Stuff videos</a>&nbsp;– but today she's taking to the airwaves to&nbsp;fill your lugholes with the very latest from the world of technology.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/ben-stinson" title="View user profile.">Ben Stinson</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Radio what&#039;s new? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>In the limelight this week is <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-s-major-ipad-event-22-october-coincides-nokia-showcase/news" target="_blank">Apple's iPad launch</a>, which of course we'll be covering in further detail later today. Will Apple continue to innovate with the rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-5/review">iPad 5</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">iPad Mini 2</a>&nbsp;– or has it run out of ideas?</p> <p>She'll be also looking at the latest fitness gadgets including <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/adidas/adidas-joins-smartwatch-race/news" target="_blank">Adidas' smartwatch</a> and the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/node/1427927" target="_blank">Nike+ Fuelband SE</a>; two devices that promise to help you shed the pounds just in time for Christmas.</p> <p>There's news on Twitter #Music's potential collapse and why it's failed to capture people's attention in the same way as the rest of the universally popular social chatter site, while Lucy will also be looking at her current app pick: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/apple-ipad-mini-2-retina/review">Bob Dylan's Bootleg Series</a>.</p> <p>Check out Radio 6 Music <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music" target="_blank">here</a>, and as ever don't be shy to share your opinions with us on <a href="http://twitter.com/stufftv" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/stuffs-lucy-hedges-ponders-latest-tech-bbc-radio-6-music/news#comments Stuff BBC Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:50:23 +0000 Ben Stinson 1428187 at http://www.stuff.tv Lost in Time: how the BBC recovered 9 missing Doctor Who episodes http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/lost-time-how-bbc-recovered-9-missing-doctor-who-episodes/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Globetrotting fan recovers missing 1960s TV in African archive </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/dr-who-03.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Nine missing episodes of 1960s Doctor Who are set to materialise on iTunes, after they were returned to the BBC by an intrepid fan.</p> <p>The episodes, starring Patrick Troughton as the titular time traveller, include five episodes from 1967's The Enemy of The World, and four episodes from 1968's The Web of Fear – completing the former story, and leaving just one episode missing from the latter.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;Great chunks of my past, detaching themselves like melting icebergs…&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Back in the 1960s, the BBC recorded most of its shows on videotape. Because it was bulky, expensive and - crucially - reusable, those tapes were routinely wiped. Programmes had limited resale value back then - there was no home video market, so overseas sales were the only opportunity to extend the life of a programme.</p> <p>Since overseas broadcasters didn't usually have the facilities to screen programmes on video tape, the BBC made telerecordings; an engineer would point a film camera at a screen playing the programme, then ship the film to broadcasters around the world.</p> <p>Those films, then, are the only record of many programmes from the 1960s - but the BBC ordered them destroyed after use.</p> <p>By the late 1970s, when the BBC stopped junking its archives, vast tracts of TV history - Dad's Army, Not Only… But Also and, of course, Doctor Who - were lost forever. Or so it seemed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" alt="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-04.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-01.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;If something can be remembered, it can come back.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fans, film collectors and the BBC have been looking for missing 1960s TV shows for years - with some success. Because overseas broadcasters kept patchy records, and often didn't destroy their films when they were told to do so, Doctor Who has been coming back in dribs and drabs (most notably, two episodes were recovered from the basement of a Mormon church in London – no-one's quite sure how they ended up there).</p> <p>As director of TIEA, Philip Morris' work takes him to archives all around the world – and it was in one of them that he made his discovery. “The tapes had been left gathering dust in a store room at a television relay station in Nigeria," Morris says. "I remember wiping the dust off the masking tape on the canisters and my heart missed a beat as I saw the words ‘Doctor Who’. When I read the story code I realised I’d found something pretty special."&nbsp;The film cans, it turns out, had originally been sold to Hong Kong before being shipped on to Nigeria – and they've now been safely returned to the BBC, restored and prepared for release on-demand and on DVD.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-05.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" alt="Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-06.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Where to watch </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fortunately, nowadays we can simply download archive programmes to watch whenever we want, thanks to the likes of the newly-announced <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-take-itunes-new-bbc-store/news">BBC Store</a> and <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bfi-player-set-bring-british-film-your-browser/news">BFI Player</a>. Both recovered Doctor Who stories will be available to buy from <a href="http://www.itunes.com/doctorwho">www.itunes.com/doctorwho</a> from 11 October, ahead of their DVD releases – The Enemy of the World will hit DVD on 25 November, with The Web of Fear following in 2014.</p> <p>Of course, the question on everyone's lips is: what else is out there? Rumour has it that as many as 90 episodes of Doctor Who have been recovered, though TIEA and the BBC are keeping schtum on that point – with Morris simply saying, "I hope our paths will soon cross again."</p> <p>And remember - if you've got an old can of film lurking in the attic, contact the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/">BBC</a> or the <a href="http://www.bfi.org.uk/archive-collections">BFI</a> - it might have treasure inside.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-07.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" alt="Doctor Who: The Web of Fear" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-08.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-3"> <div class="field-label">Image #3:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_3" width="1200" height="900" title="Doctor Who DVDs" alt="Doctor Who DVDs" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/doctor-who-packshots.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lost Doctor Who stories recovered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/dr-who-caro.jpg?1382088811" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/lost-time-how-bbc-recovered-9-missing-doctor-who-episodes/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/lost-time-how-bbc-recovered-9-missing-doctor-who-episodes/news#comments BBC Doctor Who Film and TV Thu, 10 Oct 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 1427747 at http://www.stuff.tv Drop everything and try: BBC Playlister http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Listen to Zane Lowe or 6Music religiously but forgot to update those offline Spotify playlists? BBC Playlister will do all the remembering, searching and, well, playlisting for you </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop " alt="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bbc-playlister-spotify-app-1.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Radio is dead, long live radio!</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">BBC's Playlister service</a>&nbsp;is now live in beta, proving to the naysayers that national radio and international streaming services can be bedmates. It lets you access tracks and lists of music that are being played on BBC Radio and export them to services like Spotify – completing the new-age music Circle of Life from first listen/recommendation to constant streaming and sharing.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sophie-charara" title="View user profile.">Sophie Charara</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Spotify, YouTube and Deezer </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Everyone loves a perfectly crafted playlist – but the BBC isn't suggesting you spitshine yours, mummify and worship it for centuries to come. Instead, the idea is for you to export it – to Spotify, YouTube or Deezer – so you can actually listen again. Have a go now, it works perfectly.</p> <p>But there are a few early hiccups and limits – due to technical problems you can't export to Spotify from the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">Playlister site</a> in a mobile browser yet, though desktop is fine and Deezer and YouTube don't seem to have had the same issues.</p> <p>There are also limits to the number of tracks that can be exported in one go. For Spotify, it's your most recent 85 tracks; for YouTube it's around 200 – but there's a handy notification. And right now, you can only delete one track at a time but we're told block deleting is on its way too.</p> <p>Plus, of course, since many of the DJs' life work is about discovering new music, their chosen tunes may not appear in your streaming service's library of tracks. Again, a notification pops up with how many tracks it offers – we'd guess YouTube will have the most available but the two streaming services offer better quality and – if you pay – no ads.</p> <p>We'd hope that the likes of Spotify will begin using curators like BBC Radio DJs to source new artists and get them onto the streaming service. But in our first day of using Playlister, we haven't been too disappointed with the number of tracks we can get hold of.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop Trevor Nelson " alt="BBC playlister app Spotify desktop Trevor Nelson " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-playlister-spotify-app-2.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="1200" height="900" title="BBC Playlister desktop app playlist export " alt="BBC Playlister desktop app playlist export " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/BBC-playlister-app-desktop-playlist-3.png?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Playlister app in Spotify </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're a desktop Spotify user, head straight to App Finder and download the free BBC Playlister app which complements the service offered on the BBC's own site. This way you bypass signing into the BBC, exporting to Spotify and can just get straight into the playlists of individual radio shows. In fact, it's an easier way to try out Playlister – on the BBC site you can't even filter by station yet but within Spotify you can click straight on your presenter's mug to Follow them.</p> <p>Music from Match of the Day 2 and documentaries like Nile Rodgers: The Hitmaker (from BBC Four) is already live too and it's a taster of things to come.</p> <p>If you want to listen to a lot of bleeding edge, hipster music that you don't think will be on Spotify, sign up at <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/playlister">bbc.co.uk</a> so you can try out BBC Playlister with Deezer and YouTube too. If even those services can't conjure up the discs Lauren Laverne is spinning this week, you might need to venture into a damp basement record store. Good luck to you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Drop everything and try: BBC Playlister </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-playlister_0.jpg?1381509348" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/drop-everything-and-try-bbc-playlister/news#comments BBC Spotify Thu, 10 Oct 2013 08:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 1427718 at http://www.stuff.tv BBC Store to take on iTunes with permanent downloads http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-take-itunes-new-bbc-store/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> You&#039;ll be able to keep the shows you buy from BBC Store, and 7-day catch-up becomes 30 days – and some shows will even be iPlayer-first </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1067" height="800" title="BBC to take on iTunes with new BBC Store" alt="BBC to take on iTunes with new BBC Store" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/bbc-ilpayer-logo.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BBC's new Director General Lord Tony Hall has revealed plans for BBC Store - an online service which will let viewers purchase programmes and download them to keep permanently.</p> <p>While exact details of the upcoming service are scarce (it's unclear whether or not a subscription-based model will be implemented), it's still encouraging news for viewers who want to enjoy their favourite programmes over and over again.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Playlister </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another new service called BBC Playlister will let users tag their favourite tracks to a personal online playlist before hearing them in full on music services like Spotify and Deezer, and DJs and Presenters will also be able to recommend tracks to listeners and viewers.</p> <p>BBC Playlister will launch over the next few days on PC and on mobile browsers, with iPlayer Radio integration due to arrive at a later date.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" title="BBC to take on iTunes with new BBC Store" alt="BBC to take on iTunes with new BBC Store" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-playlister.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> BBC Store to take on iTunes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-carousel-image-small"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item small image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_carousel_image_small" width="450" height="340" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/bbc-iplayer_0.jpg?1381310881" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-take-itunes-new-bbc-store/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-take-itunes-new-bbc-store/news#comments BBC iPlayer iPlayer Radio Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:44:46 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1427633 at http://www.stuff.tv Rejoice! The BBC has launched iPlayer TV downloads for Android http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-launches-iplayer-tv-downloads-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Auntie&#039;s updated her iPlayer app with a long-awaited download-to-enjoy-later feature </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="532" height="399" title="BBC launches iPlayer TV downloads for Android" alt="BBC launches iPlayer TV downloads for Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/iplayer-update.jpg?1378389793" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The BBC has announced that its Android iPlayer app now supports iPlayer downloads, a feature that's been requested since iPlayer first landed on the Google Play store.</p> <p>Android users on Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean can download programmes and watch them back for up to 30 days. Once you hit play, you'll have seven days to finish watching what you've started.</p> <p>As an added bonus, you can carry on downloading shows in the background while you're using other apps – a feature not available to iOS users.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/esat-dedezade" title="View user profile.">Esat Dedezade</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tablet love </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Android tablet users will be defaulted to High Quality downloads, though you can choose to download in standard quality if you still wish to do so.</p> <p>The updated iPlayer app should hit the <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bbc.iplayer.android&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Google Play store</a> later on today and will be available on the devices below.</p> <p>[<a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/posts/iPlayer-Video-Downloads-for-Android" target="_blank">BBC</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="608" height="342" title="BBC launches iPlayer TV downloads for Android" alt="BBC launches iPlayer TV downloads for Android" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/iplayer-tablet1.jpg?1378389793" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-title"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Which devices support iPlayer downloads at launch? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-box-out-body-text"> <div class="field-label">Box Out Body Text:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>1) Amazon Kindle 8.9</p> <p>2) Asus Nexus 7</p> <p>3) Asus Nexus 7 2</p> <p>4) HTC One</p> <p>5) LG Nexus 4</p> <p>6) Samsung Galaxy S2</p> <p>7) Samsung Galaxy S3</p> <p>8) Samsung Galaxy S4</p> <p>9) Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7"</p> <p>10) Samsung Google Nexus 10</p> <p>11) Sony Xperia Z</p> <p>The BBC is also currently working on support for the Amazon Kindle Fire 7 and HD 7.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/bbc-launches-iplayer-tv-downloads-android/news#comments Android apps BBC iPlayer Thu, 05 Sep 2013 12:01:35 +0000 Esat Dedezade 1426244 at http://www.stuff.tv '70s BBC sci-fi series Blake's 7 to be revived for Xbox Live http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/70s-bbc-sci-fi-series-blakes-7-be-revived-xbox-live/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hopefully the effects will be a bit better this time around </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Blake&#039;s 7" alt="Blake&#039;s 7" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/blakes-seven.jpg?1376580248" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Microsoft's made much of the Xbox One's TV features – and it's putting its money where its mouth is.</p> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Future dystopia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Created by Terry Nation, the man behind Doctor Who's Daleks, Blake's 7 ran for four seasons between 1978 and 1981. With a more cynical, bleak tone than BBC sci-fi stablemate Doctor Who, Blake's 7 followed the adventures of freedom fighter Roj Blake and his crew. Wags will doubtless have fun drawing parallels between the oppressive, Orwellian Federation of the show and the Xbox One's all-seeing Kinect – though Microsoft's gone to great lengths to point out that the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/kinect/microsoft-tells-stuff-why-kinect-isnt-evil-telescreen/feature">Kinect isn't an all-seeing telescreen</a>.</p> <p>Over the years, there have been several attempts to revive Blake's 7 – either as a continuation of the original series or as a reboot (unsurprisingly, given that most of the cast were killed off in the final episode, and Blake himself is gunned down earlier in the series). To date, the only successful attempts have been in the form of audio dramas – hopefully Microsoft will manage to get the show back on the small screen.</p> <p>[Source: <a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/034b04e2-04fa-11e3-9e71-00144feab7de.html#axzz2c2Mqss1U">Financial Times</a> via <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23712001">BBC</a>]</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pnautWFuEnQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/70s-bbc-sci-fi-series-blakes-7-be-revived-xbox-live/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/bbc/70s-bbc-sci-fi-series-blakes-7-be-revived-xbox-live/news#comments BBC Microsoft Xbox LIVE Thu, 15 Aug 2013 15:08:46 +0000 Stephen Graves 1425582 at http://www.stuff.tv