The big, oft-forgotten thing that separates the Warriors and Blazers

first_imgOAKLAND — There’s something missing from the national conversations and narratives surrounding the NBA playoffs, and, frankly, it blows my mind.After all, it’s present on every single possession.Folks, we need to start talking about defense.As much as the postseason is a moment for shot creators and shot takers, a basket prevented is as good as a basket made. And while defense isn’t sexy, and most people don’t fully understand its nuances, it’s what separates good teams from …last_img read more

IMDb Arrives on Android…and “Everywhere”

first_imgsarah perez IMDb Goes Social…FinallyThe other interesting item being announced today is the “IMDb Everywhere” initiative. According to the company founder and CEO, Col Needham, IMDb customers want to engage with the site’s content “anywhere they are – from to their mobile phone to Facebook and Twitter.”Along those lines, the company is officially announcing the addition of “Like” and “Share” buttons which now appear across the site (and within its Android app), allowing users to publish their preferences on both Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The “Like” buttons in particular take advantage of Facebook’s Open Graph, the social network’s new and ambitious platform to socialize the entire Web. When you “like” something on IMDb, be that an actor, movie, TV show, etc., that data then populates your Facebook profile page, publicly associating you with the object of your affection. In addition to the new social sharing measures, the company also mentioned its recently launched interactive Twitter account, @imdbbot, an automated service which responds to user questions about anything the site houses in its massive database. Unfortunately, the Twitter bot can’t answer free-form questions like “who was the lead in that movie about the vampires that came out last year?,” but instead can provide basic info about a movie, TV show or actor and a link to IMDb when tweeted in the proper format. (Details here). The popular web service for movie and TV info known as the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) has just arrived for Android phones in the form of a new mobile application. Like its iPhone sibling, which launched six months prior, the Android application has an optimized user interface for the small screen of mobile devices. Within the app, you can search for movie and TV info, actors’ bios, crew info, listings, reviews, trailers and anything else you could find via its desktop-sized website for PCs. It also takes advantage of Android-specific features, including its option menus and voice search capabilities. Along with the launch of the mobile application, IMDb is also announcing an initiative called “IMDb Everywhere,” which appears to be just a fancy name for the addition of “like” and “share” buttons across its website. Android App: Like the iPhone App, Except with Voice SearchIMDb, owned by Amazon, Inc., has expanded over the years to be much more than its name implies. It’s not just a “database” of movie information anymore – it’s a one-stop-shop for everything related to the entertainment industry. The site indexes data on all movies, TV shows and everyone related to a project, including bios, work histories and photos, but it also serves as an online TV guide, a place to watch trailers (for both past, current and upcoming films), a movie listings service, a box office results tracker and a tracking tool for DVD and Blu-ray release dates. The Android app doesn’t disappoint in this regard – it appears to offer everything its iPhone counterpart does, but with the addition of voice search too. Tags:#Facebook#Google#mobile#Multimedia#Product Reviews#web Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Perlas embracing tough challenge at Fiba Asia Women’s Cup

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson breaks skid, stops Power Smashers for first win Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo from FibaAsia.comThe odds are stacked against the Philippine women’s national basketball team heading into the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup after being drawn in the same group with tournament favorites Japan and Australia.But more than facing a daunting task, Perlas Pilipinas coach Pat Aquino feels facing the top teams in Asia and Oceania is a big challenge that the team should embrace.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “It’s the way to level up. The only thing that can happen to us is to go up. It’s a challenge for us to compete with that kind of level,” Aquino told reporters during the PSA Forum Tuesday.Japan is a two-time Asian champion and will be led by 6-foot-3 forward Ramu Tokashiki, who is currently playing for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAustralia, on the other hand, will be bannered by four WNBA players in Marianna Tolo, Katie-Rae Ebzery, Tessa Lavey and Laura Hodges.The Philippines, which is now ranked fifth in Asia, had a historic Fiba Asia stint two years ago after finally cracking Level I. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Aquino said this year’s team is not much different from the previous.Making up the PH team, which is also in the same group as South Korea, are Allana Lim, Afril Bernardino, Raisa Palmera-Dy, Camille Sambile, Claire CastroRounding out the team are Andrea Tongco, Janine Pontejos, Chack Cabinbin, Cindy Resultay, Jack Animam, Gemma Miranda and Amby Almazan.The Fiba Asia Cup is set on July 23-29 in Bangalore, India.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more