Commonly known as tragedy queen, Google Doodle honored the legendary Indian actress Meena Kumari on her 85th birth anniversary. With a blue background, the doodle portrays the melancholic eyes of the legendary actress. Ironically, her own life was much the same and was full of misfortunes. "As shown in the doodle, Meena Kumari captivated audiences with her beautiful, expressive eyes," according to the official Google Doodle page. Born in 1933, Meena Kumari grew up on camera, lighting up the silver screen from the age of four when she was known as Baby Meena. She became a formidable actor in Indian cinema, appearing in more than 90 films during her 38-year career. She portrayed strong yet vulnerable women who made their own way through life, although they were often devastat...
JetSynthesys’ Sachin Saga Cricket Champions announced yesterday, a successful milestone of achieving 1.00 million downloads within a week of its launch. Within less than a week, the cricketing mobile game has become one of the top-most downloaded games on Google Play making it one of the most awaited and popular cricket based game in India. Launched on 7 th December 2017 by the master blaster himself, the game gives fans an opportunity to relive the legend’s career by stepping into his shoes. “Sachin Saga Cricket Champions” creates a larger than life virtual cricketing experience on a mobile device. Through the technology embedded in the game, the players for the first time can experience real-time shadows and motion captures in a mobile game without hampering the game’s performance.
BookMyShow, India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform, has been touted as one of the best apps of 2017 on both Google PlayStore and on Apple’s App Store. As per Google. On Apple’s App Store, BookMyShow featured in their Best of 2017 list in its Trends of the Year section that featured App Store editors’ most download-worthy games and apps globally based on topics and trends that were popular on the App store throughout the year. . Parikshit Dar, Director, BookMyShow said, “At its heart, BookMyShow is a simple product that provides a simple solution to pertinent problems that users like you and I face related to entertainment experiences. In all our endeavors, we continue to identify and solve these problems to create an unmatched experience for our users. We are absolutely
MAXON Cinema 4D R19 will make its European debut at the MAXON booth at IBC 2017 that will take place from September 15 to 19, at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam. The IBC Conference is an unrivalled global destination for discussion and debate about the many different challenges facing the electronic media and entertainment industry, both in its sessions and in the range of networking opportunities it affords. In addition, internationally-renowned 3D artists including Peter Eszenyi, Sophia Kyriacou and Tim Clapham, as well as creatives from other international studios will share insights into and techniques used on projects created with Cinema 4D. The project will be partnered by Google, Insydium, and Redshift who will present important workflow integrations with Cinema ...
Elementary science curriculum creator Mystery Science has partnered with Google to help kids across the US to witness and experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The partnership will see millions of solar eclipse safety glasses donated to community libraries in the STAR Library Education Network and 1,500 eclipse glasses will be shipped directly to schools. On August 21, the sky will become dark and the stars will be visible during the day. The last total solar eclipse to cross the US occurred in 1918. However the same is not predicted to happen again until 2045. Homemade filters, sunglasses of any kind, unfiltered cameras, telescopes and binoculars are not safe for looking directly at the sun during the solar eclipse. Google’s solar eclipse glasses, howeve
With a four-and-a-half-minute animated short film The Story of An Idea by director FX Goby of Nexus Studios, Google’s hotly anticipated annual I/O developers conference in San Francisco got underway. Premiering across three screens to a 7,000 strong audience, the short film was live-streamed to millions of viewers around the globe. The animation film by FX follows the story of Aye protecting and nurturing Idea until it evolves into something stellar. In order to relate the story, FX teamed up with creative studio Mighty Nice and reflected the evolution of animation itself. The film builds from hand-drawn 2D black-and white-animation to a full CG VFX heavy grand finale and is combined with a full soundtrack in surround sound for an advanced concert audio system. “It felt like all t
The 2017 edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market will take place from June 12th to 17th. And with the time approaching fast, the Festival authorities have revealed a first look at what’s in store for this year’s edition. Besides keynote addresses of two of its prominent keynote speakers Kristine Belson (President of Sony Pictures Animation) and Eric Coleman (Senior Vice President Original Programming/General Manager, Disney Television Animation), the 2017 edition of the event also promises a variety of Studio Focus presentations with Cartoon Network, Passion Pictures, The Foundry, Google, Ankama, Original Force and Pixar already confirmed to be participating. The first confirmed Masterclass presentation will be from Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski, t
Google has released a new app namely Family Link that will allow parents to monitor their children’s activity on Android devices. The said app manages the apps that kids can use by allowing parents to approve or block any content from the Google Play Store. Parents can also keep an eye on screen time by seeing how many minutes are spent on each app in the weekly and monthly activity reports. They can then use this information to set daily screen time limits. The app also allows parents to remotely lock a child’s device. The app can also be used to monitor and restrict use of the YouTube Kids app which has collected more than 30 billion views to date and attracts more than eight million weekly users. Google, that is also launching kids original series on YouTube Red, currently
Known for its steam-centric electronic building blocks, New York-based tech startup littleBits is working out some big plans when it comes to coding. The company has launched a new kit designed to teach the foundations of coding and engineering through blocks and gaming activities. It will also coincide with the release of a littleBits Code Kit app that features drag-and-drop block programming based on Google’s Blockly. Also included in the kits are more than 100 activities and lessons for kids in grades three to eight as well as start guides for both students and teachers. littleBits, which joined Disney’s 2016 Accelerator Program after raising US$60 million in funding, is currently accepting advanced purchase orders for the kit, which will be released in June. The new kit is perfect
Google released Toontastic 3D, an app that teaches kids how to create animated storybooks using their device’s camera and microphone. Aimed at six- to 12-year-olds, Toontastic 3D lets kids make their own animations (including shorts and classics) based on pre-set options. Users are able to pick settings and characters—from pirates to aliens, to images of themselves. They can perform tasks like shooting off canons or opening trap doors in order to create storylines. They can also select a mood, which changes the look and adds music. Finally, they can add their own narration to the story. The original Toontastic, released in 2D animation in 2011, was created by Launchpad Toys, which was acquired by Google in 2015. “With Toontastic 3D, kids can draw, animate, and narrate their own advent