A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable when something mysterious and strange starts happening to him.
Directed by: Lav Diaz
Produced by: Wacky O Productions
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From CultOfMac: Canary is a new product that calls itself “the world’s first smart home security device for everyone.”
The spherical piece of hardware is equipped with a HD camera, night vision, wide angle lens, microphone, speaker, siren, and infrared motion detector. It also has sensors for things like temperature, air quality, and humidity levels. Using your home Wi-Fi network, Canary beams all of its info to the iPhone app. The concept is great, and it looks beautifully executed.
Push notifications are sent to your iPhone when Canary senses something out of place, which cuts out the middleman that typically exists with most home security systems. You can remotely trigger the device’s siren to warn intruders if you so desire, or just surprise them with a visit from the cops.
From CultOfMac: The Squito is a rugged ball with a panoramic camera inside, and it’s designed to be thrown. What’s more, it’s stabilized, and has sensors so it knows where it is and which way it’s facing. The obvious use is to toss it in the air and grab some neat selfies, but you could use it for more serious applications too: making a quick accurate map of a construction site, say, or — I don’t know – making an awesome selfie? I can’t really think of anything else.
NPR: How long can you go without checking email, or glancing at your smartphone? Clifford Nass, a psychology professor at Stanford University, says today’s nonstop multitasking actually wastes more time than it saves—and he says there’s evidence it may be killing our concentration and creativity too.
People who multitask all the time can’t filter out irrelevancy. They can’t manage a working memory. They’re chronically distracted. -Dr. Clifford Nass
From the beloved director of Chocolat and the Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Slumdog Millionaire comes the inspirational comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. A visionary sheik believes his passion for the peaceful pastime of salmon fishing can enrich the lives of his people. He instructs his representative to turn the dream into reality, even when Britain’s leading fisheries expert thinks the project both absurd and unachievable. This unlikely team will put it all on the line and embark on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible, possible.
For a fisherman, the only virtues are patience, tolerance, and humility. -Sheik Muhammad