Tag Archives: Tv

The New Magnum P.I. Reboot Kills Two Ferraris And Your Childhood

Fast And Furious director Justin Lin has directed a pilot for a reboot of Magnum P.I. and the trailer looks, uh, very destructive.

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Take A Closer Look At Those Cool Futuristic Buggies In Westworld

Ever since the premiere of the second season of Westworldthe HBO show that’s maybe best described as a mix of Jurassic Park and The Terminator, to give you some sense of its optimistic and uplifting tone—several people have asked me “what’s up with those space-looking buggies?” Well, the vehicles are real, and I’ve…

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Rare Adam West PSA Will Make You Miss the Bright Knight Batman Even More

If you’re a fan of the 1966 Batman show, the first thing that will hit you as you watch Adam West in this retro PSA is a strong wave of nostalgia. There he is, smooth as a silk Bat-cape, purring through his lines about pedestrian traffic safety. But, by the time the clip ends, things feel unexpectedly weird.

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AMC greenlights NOS4A2, a TV show about a vampire who owns a car

AMC announced that it’s giving a green light to a new horror series called NOS4A2 today, which means it might finally be time for us to bust out that Dr. Acula script that’s been floating around in the back of our heads for years. (Or, hey, maybe an undead hockey pic titled The Ghoultender.) But we kid author Joe…

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This Graphic Shows How the Average American Spends Each Hour of the Day

If you’ve ever looked at someone else’s life and wondered how they get so many things done in the day, you can finally get an answer. This graphic breaks down how the average American spends each individual hour of the day.

The graphic from data analyst and credit scoring company Experian uses data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile a detailed look at how Americans spend their time in twenty four separate charts. Each one shows a breakdown of activities like sleeping, eating and drinking, household chores, working and watching TV. The charts then show what percentage of Americans are performing each activity during a given hour of the day. For example, unsurprisingly, 95.1% of people are sleeping at 3AM, while television viewing peaks at 9PM with 35% of people tuning in during prime time. However, sleepers also begin peaking around 9PM, which might explain how early risers feel so rested. They earliest sleepers have turned off their TVs and gone to bed sooner than the rest of us.

How Americans Spend Their Time | Experian via Design TAXI

This Graphic Shows How the Average American Spends Each Hour of the Day

New Lethal Weapon TV Show Just Gave Us The Ultimate Ford Mustang Meme

So the Lethal Weapon movie franchise is being rebooted as a TV show. Expect that scene where the boss cop yells at the main characters, apparently a lot of car action, and hey is that Mia Toretto?

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Last Weekend’s NASCAR Race Had Lowest Television Ratings In 10 Years

The Monster Mile of Dover International Speedway may have been a monster flop in television viewership, per Sports Media Watch. Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race on Fox Sports 1 earned the race’s lowest Nielsen rating in a decade.

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Homer Simpson Finds A Morgan 3-Wheeler In His Garage And Jay Leno Appears

In the latest episode of The Simpsons Homer finds a Morgan 3-Wheeler in his garage because after 27 seasons, who even cares anymore. Enjoy musical number “Chubby Dude In A Tiny Car” and a guest appearance by Jay Leno. Yeah, go ahead and watch it here! Not still at work, are you?

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Build Your Own Gesture-Based TV Remote with a Raspberry Pi

Build Your Own Gesture-Based TV Remote with a Raspberry Pi

Find that sensible, button-filled remote for your TV a little too boring? DIYer Frederick Vandenbosch shows off how to build a gesture-based remote control using a Raspberry Pi.

The idea here is to make a simple gesture remote for the TV. In this case, swiping left or right changes channels, up or down changes the volume, and a circular motion turns the TV on or off. The project includes the Raspberry Pi and a Skywriter HAT, though there’s a couple circuits tossed in there as well. Everything’s kept tidy in a custom case. It’s not a simple project, but you can find out how to build it for yourself over on Vandenbosch’s page.

Gesture Based TV Remote Control | Frederick Vandenbosch

MightyTV Suggests Stuff to Watch Based on Your Subscription Services

MightyTV Suggests Stuff to Watch Based on Your Subscription Services

iOS: When you’re looking for something new to watch, it’s easy to get lost in all of the options browsing Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and whatever other services you have. MightyTV is a free app that lays it all out in one place and helps you pick.

You tell the app what services you have or, if they’re downloaded on your phone, the app will find them for you. From there, register using your Facebook account. Once you do, MightyTV starts recommending stuff to watch. Using a few actions, you then tell it what you like, what you don’t like, and what you want to watch later:

  • Swipe right to like
  • Swipe left to dislike
  • Swipe up to skip
  • Tap to get more info and a preview
  • Tap the “Watchlist” icon to add it to your list
  • Tap the play icon to select episodes to watch now

The app will tell you where you can watch each show—Netflix, Prime, HBO GO—and if you pick an episode, it will open the app for you so you can start watching. You can also search for shows that are trending within the app’s community or among your Facebook friends.

It’s useful to see all of the programs and movies you have access to, but I also like using it to keep track of all the stuff I want to watch. Unfortunately, there’s no Android version available yet, but TV Series is a comparable app on Google Play. Of course, it doesn’t exactly work the same way MightyTV does, but it allows you to keep track of your shows in one place.

If you’re an iPhone user, you can check out MightyTV at the link below.

MightyTV | Apple Store