The End of TV

Written by Jesse S. Somer

Television will soon be another reason to hook up torepparttar Internet.

Inrepparttar 144883 not-so-distant future TV as we know it, will cease to exist. This is going to have huge ramifications onrepparttar 144884 whole of human society, or at leastrepparttar 144885 so-called 'wealthy' countries that sit in front ofrepparttar 144886 'magic-story-box' religiously everyday. I say 'so-called' because we obviously measure wealth in terms of material gain and not internal peace or gratitude for life. When television first appeared, likerepparttar 144887 telephone (see last article onrepparttar 144888 changing world of voice-communication: 'Internet nerds are actually secret prophets who changerepparttar 144889 way our world works. Check out Skype, a type of future communication technology.') TV was an incredible addition to our collective reality. However, we are inrepparttar 144890 'Information Age' and this means thatrepparttar 144891 ways we do things as a species are changing faster than you can say, "Humans humorously hunt for humble hints at how to have more happiness."

The coming ofrepparttar 144892 Internet spellsrepparttar 144893 end ofrepparttar 144894 television era, and this could also meanrepparttar 144895 end of years of walking around with mindless advertising jingles in your head. The other day when I was washingrepparttar 144896 dishes I absent-mindedly started to singrepparttar 144897 slogan from one of my local TV channels, "Bringing it home to you." If these silly songs are what they bring home to me, I am going to quite happy when they're gone. Thankfully, as TV shows are already putting episodes on-line these hard-core advertising techniques may soon disappear altogether. TV onrepparttar 144898 Internet means many things forrepparttar 144899 viewer. Asrepparttar 144900 show is coming straight to you instead of throughrepparttar 144901 old channel medium, you can have more control ofrepparttar 144902 show, with elements of video, like pause and rewind coming into play. Watching a show straight through without commercials sounds like a godsend indeed. TV websites will still need corporate sponsorship for promotion elsewhere, sorepparttar 144903 concept of 'product placement' that has already come into play will most probably evolve further, especially inrepparttar 144904 case of International companies whose products are available universally. Hopefully these 'placements' don't go too far from reality thus taking us metaphorically back to times of 'canned' laughter and obviously contrived dialogue.

I can just imagine Homer onrepparttar 144905 'Simpsons' suddenly changingrepparttar 144906 beer he drinks from 'Duff' to Budweiser because it 'tastes great and is less filling.' As if he ever cared whether his doughnuts came from Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Doughnuts, or cared about his weight for that matter! So of course with all changes in life come both sides ofrepparttar 144907 coin of positive and negative outcomes. Still, having TV integrated as another ofrepparttar 144908 infinite capabilities of your personal computer makes life more simple, not to mention thatrepparttar 144909 quality ofrepparttar 144910 broadcast will be equal torepparttar 144911 latest in digital technology.

3D Magic Mahjongg Review

Written by Alexei

This is a game that goes to show, nothing is quite as simple as it seems. Similar to other versions of Mahjong, 3D Magic Mahjongg is much more interesting on account ofrepparttar mood set byrepparttar 144812 3D visuals, soothing music andrepparttar 144813 Chinese temple ambience that you encounter when you first downloadrepparttar 144814 game and start playing.

Unique from earlier variations of Mahjong, it has advisory levels that warn you if you are going wrong so you can take corrective action. Other features are, that you can have game statistics for each board, score tables to list best times achieved and a camera panel that allows you to viewrepparttar 144815 game from different angles.

Two versions ofrepparttar 144816 game are available so you can choose tile sets and holiday themes. These have been done really nicely. The tiles are colourful and pretty and some are pretty confusing and it is fun to ramble around choosing which tiles or formation you want to play with. The settings add torepparttar 144817 fun. The holiday settings are well designed and put you in a festive mood.

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