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Tiesto and (RED) set the world alight as fans around the globe DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES

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Global dance community mobilized for the very first time via livestream to join the fight against AIDS


MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 1, 2012 /CNW/ – International DJ and dance music pioneer, Tiesto, together with (RED) and some of the world’s biggest dance artists, tonight celebrated World AIDS Day with a truly unique one-off music event. Playing exclusive sets live-streamed from the Stereosonic Music Festival in Melbourne via YouTube, the event saw the global dance community loudly join the fight for an AIDS FREE GENERATION by 2015. Alongside DJs including Avicii, Laidback Luke, Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig and many more, Tiesto played to a capacity crowd as he celebrated his exclusive compilation album, DANCE (RED), SAVE LIVES, rocketing to No.1 in iTunes dance charts around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

Voice-Interactive TRIVIO game hits iTunes Top-5 New & Noteworthy board for Free Games and Trivia

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Free TRIVIO Application Available on iTunes

November 18, 2010 @ 03:00PM

BURLINGTON, Ontario – Flurple2, a sensory robotics software company, unveiled Trivio™, a new trivia game application (app) that allows users to say their answers out loud. In its first week on the App Store, Trivio launched onto the Top 50 list in the USA. In Canada, Trivio climbed to the iTunes Top-5 New and Noteworthy board for Free Games & Trivia apps.

The television game show-style app, Trivio is the first trivia game to incorporate voice activation, speech recognition plus artificial intelligence (AI). Trivio works with all Apple products, including the iPad™, iPhone® 4, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, the original iPhone, and the iPod touch®.

Gaming is simple and fun — you tap the big red button on the screen and speak your answer. If you miss, your opponent gets a chance to answer the question. Points are scored for the fastest correct response. The more difficult the questions, the more points you get.

“With Trivio, it’s challenging to think fast — and speak the answer. Other quiz games are based on a simple multiple choice setup. Trivio is a quantum leap forward in mobile, interactive gaming”, states Pete Deschamps, Flurple2 CEO.

Flurple2 is pleased to announce that Trivio is powered by Sensory®, the leader in speech technologies for consumer products. “Trivio is a fun and challenging game that uses speech recognition technology in a very effective way to enhance the interactive gameplay beyond multiple choice or the hassle of typed in responses”, said Todd Mozer CEO Sensory.

Trivio can revolutionize family game night, allowing parents and kids to form “teams” to play against each other and “buzz in” when they think they have the right answer. The app uses Bluetooth for lightning fast multiplayer games, and has four levels of question difficulty, from ‘Easy’ to ‘Killer’.

Trivio uses Apple’s Accessibility features for the disabled – seeing-impaired players can have the questions read aloud to them. Deschamps sees the technology being used to help people, as well as for pure entertainment.

“Helping people help themselves is something I’ve never forgotten from my time in the local Burlington Rotary Club. Trivio can be used to assist stroke victims, and help people with disabilities learn how to talk again while having fun at the same time”, says Pete Deschamps.

Trivio’s robotics can be franchised and serve-up any company’s content and media, including trivia and educational content, licensing. “The educational and medical applications are endless”, states Pete Deschamps.

Currently Trivio is available on the App Store worldwide. In its first week on the free app iTunes market, Trivio ranked in the Top 200 Free Games/Trivia category in 37 countries around the globe. Trivio was deemed New & Noteworthy in 5 countries including Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Trivio on the App Store

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc. Sensory is a registered trademark of Sensory, Inc.
About Flurple2

Based in Burlington, Ontario, is a Canadian and American enterprise. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2010, Flurple2 excels at using “sensory robotics” to create unique and compelling educational games and apps for all mobile devices. Flurple2, Trivio, and all logos are trademarks of Flurple2 and Flurple Corporation, copyright © 2010, All rights reserved.

UTSC-Centennial College Online Stories

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Online Stories - Fourth Three - January 25, 2010

Alice Hoang

Hollywood stars were both charitable and fashionable at the 2010 Golden Globes, as they wore red, yellow, and blue ribbons in support of the people of Haiti.

Sandra Bullock, who has donated $1 million to the victims of the earthquake, is among the many stars who have contributed to the Haitian earthquake relief.

Although an online poll from shows that 50 percent of voters thought that stars at the award show should have given more attention to the crisis in Haiti, celebrities will soon get the chance to focus on just that, as they will be using their fame collectively to help aid survivors of the earthquake.
George Clooney, who was teased by Ricky Gervais about how he would rather be “somewhere setting up phone calls” instead of sitting at an award show, has organized and will be hosting, along with Wyclef Jean and Anderson Cooper, a telethon called “Hope for Haiti.”

As several musicians will be performing on the show, Clooney is also hoping to have the songs available on iTunes the next day in an effort to continue making money for charities.
“Get involved, whatever you do,” said Clooney, at the Golden Globes red carpet. “This is about compassion. There are times in our lives when people are real without help and in real danger, and this is one of those times. So whatever they can do — give money to one of the organizations that they like the best.”


Three-D Glasses for Viewing TV in Your Home – Photo Courtesy of

3D Glasses - January 25, 2010

Kimberlee Nancekivell
Online Story

New televisions bring 3D from the big screen to your living room

If movies like Coraline or Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs just aren’t the same for you without the 3D cats and hamburgers, you may be among the first in line to purchase one of the televisions showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Several big electronics brands from Sony to Samsung gathered at the annual expo held January 7 to 10 to give the public a sneak peek at their latest creations- 3D televisions. Some of the offerings included a full 3D package from Samsung complete with a television, Blu-ray player, and glasses, a flat panel television that translates the digital video into 3D by Toshiba, and televisions with sensors and wireless glasses from both Sony and LG Electronics. No official prices are available yet, but the 3D glasses included in some packages from Sony and Panasonic have been quoted at $50 to $250.

Bringing 3D from the big screen to consumers’ living rooms has been a longstanding goal of the industry, but James Cameron’s groundbreaking Avatar is being credited with the sudden peak in interest. Avatar has brought in $41.3 million so far, remaining in the top spot on the billboards in both Canada and the United States.

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MTV - January 25, 2010

Online Assignment 1: MTV is still taking the stage
Kirsten Parucha

The MTV reality show, “Taking the Stage,” is set to embark on its sophomore season.
The drama and talent-filled reality show set in Cincinnati, Ohio, surrounds the daily lives of students from the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA).

The hit MTV show first aired in March 2009 and bought a new scope for reality TV. Instead of delving into the “typical” lives of Los Angeles or New York socialites and wannabe celebrities, as most MTV reality shows are known for, “Taking the Stage” follows SCPA students who are in pursuit of their dreams to be the next “big thing.”

“Taking the Stage” is the only reality show that is mainly shot within school grounds. Although most MTV reality shows are shot in bars, restaurants and nightclubs (provoking unnecessary drama), “Taking the Stage” is just as fully equipped with MTV-drama as the rest of its popular reality shows.

Returning casts from its freshman season include Tyler Nelson, the extrovert, an enthusiastic hip-hop dancer, and Mia Carruthers, the soft-spoken Indy singer. Aside from Nelson and Carruthers, the second season will include a whole new set of cast members who will also be showcasing their talents.

“Taking the Stage” season two will premiere in the United States on Jan., 28 at 11 p.m. In Canada, it will premiere on Feb. 4 at 10 p.m.

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