Last year, Apple released a Christmas ad that showed a kid playing with his iPhone during a family gathering, seemingly ignoring everybody around him. But it’s then revealed that he has been filming and editing the affair and shows the finished product to everyone on the TV. His family applauds him and cries at the supposedly “touching” video.
This year, the company’s Christmas ad, called The Song, features a young woman finding a poor old vinyl recording from Dec. 4, 1952 of a woman named Valarie singing a holiday song to someone named Raymond, presumably her husband, who couldn’t make it home for Christmas. The quality of the recording is poor, crackling and distorted, but heartfelt.
In addition to compiling its lists for top videos on its site, YouTube has put together its Rewind video for 2014, which looks back at the year.
Alright, Ma Bell. It’s officially time for you to pack it in and move to Boca Raton because you are clearly too old for the media business.
Bell Media president Kevin Crull. (JOEL LEMAY/QMI Agency)
In a seemingly desperate move, Bell Media president Kevin Crull told The Globe and Mail its upcoming streaming service Cravetv (previously known as Project Latte) will only be available to its current TV subscribers:
“We want the consumer to have a TV subscription … So you can subscribe to any level of television, you can subscribe to basic TV, or even what has become known as ‘skinny basic,’ or you can subscribe to a really high-end package.”
You know, because the kids today are all about signing up for a cable package to watch their favourite TV shows online.
Want to know where to buy weed? There’s a map for that.
A new website called Map Dealers legalize world gives users looking to buy cannabis locations of where to buy the drug on a Google Maps interface, Motherboard reports.
The locations are approximate as the drug dealers don’t have GPS trackers attached to them or anything like that. The map just shows places the dealers generally sell at. (Seems like an easy way for police to set up a sting though if they need to.)
I’m not entirely sold on smartwatches. It’s a nice idea to be able to have a computer on your wrist but many of the designs look too weird and gimmicky to wear in public.
What’s nice about the Moto 360 is that on the surface it looks like a regular watch. It has a sleek design, with the dimensions 45.8 mm x 11.02 mm, and weighs on 49 grams. And the timepiece comes with a comfortable leather strap. (Metal straps are available in the U.S. and will likely be coming to Canada in the near future.)
A Moto 360 smartwatch is seen at Motorola’s headquarters on Sept. 4, 2014. (Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Motorola/AFP)
The 360′s 1.65-inch screen offers six different watch faces to choose from, many of which mimic the look of an analogue watch, and more options can be downloaded through the Motorola Connect app.