World celebrates International Internet Day!
11:00 am PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Today, you are staring down at your smartphone, computer or any digital device all the time, sending updates and connecting to the people around the world with the help of internet. But, this was all possible when first a two word message was sent from one computer to another 45 years ago. One of the greatest inventions in the history of telecommunication and technology, International Internet Day has been celebrated every year since 2005. On 29 October, 1969, the first … Read More

Softbank Pledges $10 billion worth of Investments in India; Starts with snapping SnapDeal
10:30 am PDT 29/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Japan based telecom and media giant Softbank Corp plans to invest $10 billion in India and to kick-start this pledge, the company inked a deal with Indian online retail giant SnapDeal with investments of $627 million in the company. The deal comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Japan visit in September to attract the foreign investments in the country and boost the Indian economy. “The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan has created a climate of hope and … Read More

Technology Bringing Innovation to Disney Parks
9:30 am PDT 27/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Disney’s Parks and Resorts have always exemplified the spirit of innovation. Much of that innovation is driven by technology to create new and exciting experiences. The company’s talented Imagineers have taken beloved Disney stories and experiences and used technology to make them more social, more interactive, and even more fun. Here are a few recent developments made with interactivity in mind by the company: Inside Toy Story Mania! at Tokyo Disney Sea, guests are shrunk to the size of a toy and travel … Read More

David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ comes alive with Adobe Premiere Pro CC and NVIDIA Quadro GPUs
11:00 am PDT 25/10/2014 By Niyati Handa

David Fincher’s highly anticipated thriller Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris and an adaptation of Gillian Flynn 2012 novel of the same name was recently released on 3 October, 2014.  The film has generated as much attention for its star power as it has for its highly advanced production approach of the filmmakers. “It’s the first feature shot entirely in 6K and the first feature to use NVIDIA Next-Gen Quadro GPUs. Edited by two-time Academy … Read More

Indian Air Force warns against the use of Xiaomi phones
5:15 pm PDT 24/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

There have been privacy and security concerns around Xiaomi phones in the past but now Indian Air Force (IAF) is reportedly warning against using the devices manufactured by the Chinese company. According to a report by the Sunday Standard, the IAF has told its officers and their families not to use Xiaomi devices, citing security concerns. The IAF reportedly suggests that Xiaomi devices send data to an agency which reports to the ministry of information industry in China. The IAF, … Read More

Rentrak to launch box office tracking service in India
5:20 pm PDT 23/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Rentrak recently announced the launch of its India box-office tracking service, aiming to bring independently verified box-office data in the country. The announcement was made at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival. Talking to the Hollywood Reporter, Rentrak’s vice present for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa, Arturo Guillen said, “This can be a win-win situation for all parties involved – producers, distributors and exhibitors.” Even with almost 11,000 screens in the country, the box-office data is still largely based on figures … Read More

Samsung launches TVs with inbuilt Airtel Digital TV smart card
5:10 pm PDT 23/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

In a tie up with leading electronics giant Samsung, the direct to home (DTH) service from Bharti Airtel: Airtel Digital TV, has launched Integrated Digital TV (iDTV). Through this agreement, Samsung’s range of SmartDirect TVs will come designed with an in-built Airtel Digital TV smart card. By doing so, the TV will be enabled with DTH signal reception without the need for setting up an external set top box (STB). According to a statement by the company, this iDTV will … Read More

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sold out in India with midnight sales
12:00 pm PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The recent controversies around iPhone 6 have just made phones all the more irresistible. With midnight sales planned for the prospective buyers to come to the store and collect their pre-order phones and also buy on the spot have gone very well. The first batch of 55,000 phones shipped to India has been sold out. With all the distributors confirming the news, iPhone 6 has been the biggest draw for Indian fans. Apple India plans to ship more 25,000 units … Read More

Panasonic unveils its production models 4K Varicam and Varicam HS for the Indian market
11:30 am PDT 21/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Amidst encouraging signs of a positive growth in the media and broadcasting industry in India, Panasonic India, today strengthened its broadcast camera line up with the launch of two new variants under its VARICAM series of film production cameras – the Varicam HS and Varicam 35. The company has developed a next generation of P2 solid-state recording for these Varicam series products. Specifically designed to capture 4K or high speed HD images, the expressP2 card offers fast transfer speeds (up … Read More

Microsoft jumps the queue, to launch smartwatch in few weeks
4:15 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Smartwatch war just got a little hot with Microsoft planning to unveil its smartwatch in a few weeks.  With Apple announcing their watch a month ago, Microsoft is in a time crunch to launch its watch before its rivals and cash in on the holiday season. The smartwatch is touted to have a tracker to track heart rate and will work for different mobile operating systems. It will also boast of a battery life for more than two days of … Read More

Bengaluru’s Lukup Media launches on-demand TV service
1:30 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Bengaluru-based Lukup Media has launched its on-demand television service powered by a connected device, the Lukup Player. The Lukup TV service is available in Bengaluru now and will be available across India in phases. It can be accessed online as well as in retail stores. The Lukup TV service aims to deliver a large number of TV channels in addition to those available on cable and direct-to-home (DTH) platforms. These additional TV channels will have content from multiple genres including … Read More

Line reaches 30mn users in India, targets game developers
1:15 pm PDT 20/10/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Messaging app Line revealed it has touched the 30 million user-base milestone in India and is targeting to reach the 50 million-mark by the year end. The Japanese company, which has over 560 million users globally, had launched its services in India in May last year. “We make sure that our new features and services, be it through stickers or games, to take our users beyond the usual messaging experience and that has helped us reach the 30 million milestone … Read More