Friday, October 31, 2014

MC2BackUp Post 1931 10 13 and 5 Oooooooooh






Best on Netflix for Halloween 2014:


10 scary movies to watch on October 31




From:  https://metro.co.uk


1. Hocus Pocus (1993)
2. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
3. The Craft (1996)
4. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)
5. The Others (2001)
6. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
7. Event Horizon (1997)
8. The Mist (2007)
9. Carrie (1976)
10. Misery (1990)




 


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Top 13 horror movies to stream this Halloween from

 Netflix & Amazon Instant





13. Drag Me To Hell (2009)    Available on Netflix
12. Dark Water (2002)    Available on Netflix, with the American remake on Amazon Prime Instant
11. Teeth (2007)    Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant
10. Sinister (2012)    Available on Netflix
  9. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)    Available on Netflix
  8. The Bay (2012)    Available on Netflix
  7. Eden Lake (2008)     Available on Amazon Prime Instant
  6. Black Christmas (1974)    Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant
  5. Kill List (2011)    Available on Amazon Prime Instant
  4. Audition (1999)    Available on Amazon Prime Instant
  3. Pontypool (2008)   Available on Amazon Prime Instant
  2. You're Next (2013)    Available on Netflix
  1. Carrie (1976)    Available on Netflix








 





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Five Best Suspense Movies on Netflix For Halloween







Hannibal
Zodiac (2007)
The Awakening (2011)
The Italian Job (2003)
Carrie  (1976)   remake (2013) is also available.





 




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Thursday, October 30, 2014

MC2BackUp Post 1930 Cook Out!




Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief, Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’



Heard the news first on CNBC about the Bloomberg essay.    Wingman.


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The Title on Tech News Today's podcast was just too good to pass up. 

The titles for the shows are gleaned from the "live" chat room 

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“Let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Mr. Cook wrote in the essay, published by Bloomberg Businessweek.





 



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Samsung Dire Earnings Report


Samsung's earnings this past quarter have been exactly as downbeat as the company predicted: operating profit is down 60 percent and income from sales is now 20 percent smaller than a year ago. In other words, Samsung's spending more money to generate smaller revenues



Link:   http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/30/7130867/samsung-will-fundamentally-reform-its-smartphones-after-dire-earnings


 
TinyURL:   http://tinyurl.com/l4fccpy


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The World Series Title is Back in San Francisco,


Lebron is Back in Cleveland ...




And  Kobe is Back.

 

Which matter's the most?

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Madison Bumgarner is Series MVP
 

Link:  http://espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs/2014/story/_/id/11788479/madison-bumgarner-san-francisco-giants-wins-world-series-mvp
 

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LeBron James is Setting Cleveland Up for 
Disappointment Again



Link: http://www.boston.com/sports/touching_all_the_bases/2014/07/lebron_james_is_setting_cleveland_up_for_disappointment_agai.html

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PHOENIX -- The shots were falling from all over the court for the Phoenix Suns 
in their home opener Wednesday night.

Kobe Bryant was a one-man show for the Los Angeles Lakers.

The result was a 119-99 Suns blowout.

Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points in his Phoenix debut, Marcus Morris matched his career high with five 3-pointers and the Suns dominated the night 

despite Bryant's 31 points.

Goran Dragic scored 12 of his 18 points in the third quarter, when the Suns outscored the Lakers 39-24 and led by as many as 29.


Link:  http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/recap?id=400578305

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Roku and Amazon Fire Stick Jump into the Stream



"The Waters are Fine, If We don't Drown..."




From:  http://www.theverge.com



Amazon is finally taking on the Chromecast. This morning it's introducing the Fire TV Stick, a streaming device that exists entirely in a small dongle that plugs into a TV's HDMI port. Amazon says that the Fire TV Stick offers the "same experience" as the full Fire TV, which was introduced back in April. It can play games and is able to stream from the major services that you'd expect: Watch ESPN, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and, of course, Prime Instant Video. The Stick goes on sale for $39 beginning November 19th and is currently available for preorder. Prime subscribers can get it for $19 for the next two days.

The Fire TV Stick is being advertised directly against the Chromecast, which should be no surprise: the Chromecast is Amazon's best-selling electronic device right now — and Amazon would be happy to see that replaced with something of its own.





 




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Google announces Android TV hardware 

from Sony and Sharp at I/O




Google already makes a video streaming stick in the form of the Chromecast, so how will it — and others — go with Android TV hardware? Google answered that question at its developer conference I/O today, with new hardware that will run the set top entertainment operating system.

On stage, Google announced (but did not show off) upcoming 2015 TV sets from Sony, Sharp, TPVision, and Phillips will have Android TV built in. Razer and Asus also plan to make set top streaming boxes that can be added to existing TV sets, with Razer calling its model (pictured below) a "micro-console." Along with these efforts, Google said it's working with Qualcomm, Nvidia, Intel, Broadcom, and others to help push the new version of its home entertainment service.







 





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ROKU's Streaming Stick at $39.95  -- $49.99

CNET Review




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Sunday, October 26, 2014

MC2BackUp Post 1928 Two 'iffy' Trys at Taking it To Europe



One Good, One Not-So-Much...



Now This Is FOOTBALL, ye Blokes...
 


Big Picture:  Lions President On NFL In London
Tom Lewand talks about the benefits of NFL games being played in London and the hopes to expand the league even more.



From:   http://espn.go.com


British govt. wants NFL London team


LONDON -- The British government wants an NFL team based in London. George Osborne, the British treasury chief, told the Evening Standard newspaper on Wednesday that the government will do whatever it can "to make this happen."

The NFL has been playing regular-season games at Wembley Stadium every year since 2007, and this season there are three games on the schedule. But they haven't yet announced any plans to put a team permanently in the British capital.





 



Berman: "  They Could Go ALL The WAY !!! "


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PIX:  Netflix has arrived in France as part of its spread across the heart of Europe.
The company has officially launched in France, but it faces a rough welcome.


 
"[ALERTE SPOILER] On est là : netflix.fr," 

the company said Sunday in a tweet. 

(Translation: "Spoiler alert: We are here."

The basic tier of Netflix is priced at 7.99 euros a month there.



Netflix Hits a Bump in   "Le Roade.."




September will also see Netflix push into Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Luxembourg. International expansion is a high priority for the streaming service as US subscriber growth has moderated as the pool of people who have never subscribed dwindles lower, compared with big markets like France and German with an ample pool of untapped potential subscribers. In the second quarter, Netflix added 1.1 million subscribers outside the US versus 570,000 new streaming customers inside the US.






 



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Friday, October 24, 2014

MC2BackUp Post 1927 Get a Room FaceBook




Facebook's New App 'Rooms' Lets You Chat Anonymously




From:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com




This is a departure for Facebook, which has had a long-standing policy against using fake names. In contrast, Rooms allows people to contribute anonymously, under multiple pseudonyms. Other anonymous and private apps, like Secret and Whisper, have seen rising popularity, 
as have sites like Reddit.






    

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