Watch the Times Square New Year’s Eve festivities live right here on Billboard.com. The six-hour webcast, which begins at 6pm ET on Saturday, Dec. 31 and runs until 12:15am ET, will feature Lady Gaga right before midnight ringing in 2012 with New York major Michael Bloomberg as well as performances by Drake , Cee Lo Green , and many others. Stay tuned to this page to watch all of the action right here. Happy New Year!
chartArticle_ignore 1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 31: Tommy Page Talk About Topping the Hot 100 2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we’re celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos — one for each day of December — chatting with 31 of the hitmakers who rocketed to the top of the chart since its inception in 1958.
I was finally able to get the new firmware update V21b for the LG Optimus 3D smartphone that brings new and improved stereo 3D features for the device as well as other non-3D related ones and also updates the OS to Android 2.3.5. So after updating the firmware to V21b (dated 13th December) I tried the new features such as the ability to use the light and image stabilization when shooting in 3D mode, the new video editor, the updated 3D Game Converter, improved 2D to 3D conversion… so here are my first impressions. I’m starting with the camera application and the new things regarding the ability to record still photos in 3D and 3D videos as this is one of the things with most improvements. The most important thing here is the improvement of the bitrate of the 3D video recording, previously the device recorded 720p (half horizontal resolution) 3D video with 6 Megabits bitrate and now it uses double that bitrate, so 12 Mbps
Kyle Dean Reinford Kyle Dean Reinford The Billboard charts are getting extra “Sexy” this week.
This one was all about Sarah Walker. Thanks to Daniel Shaw’s cryptic ending to last week’s “Chuck vs. the Santa Suit,” we knew that something was up
‘I Know We’ll Remain Friends,’ Says Brand Charley Gallay/WireImage After 14 months of marriage, Katy Perry and Russell Brand are getting a divorce. According to TMZ , Brand has filed for divorce in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The Associated Press has confirmed that the couple is splitting, with Brand announcing in a statement, “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.” Perry and Brand started dating in late 2009, with the “Get Him to the Greek” actor proposing over the New Year’s weekend two years ago
Become a bad-ass agent and take down the evil cyborg army in the third-person shooter M.U.S.E. for the iPad. Get rewarded for quick kills and chained destruction
If you are looking for an active DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter for use together with a laptop that only has a DisplayPort interface available, but you want to be able to connect a 3D-capable LCD monitor with a DVI interface, then Club 3D might have exactly what you need. The Club 3D CAC-1051 DisplayPort to active DVI Dual-Link stereo 3D adapter is a claimed to be compatible with both AMD HD3D technology and Nvidia 3D Vision technology, so it should work problem free for both. According to the manufacturer the adapter should also work with AMD Eyefinity and Nvidia 3D Vision Surround setups as well, so not only useable for laptops, but also for desktop systems what feature more DisplayPort connectors than DVI for example and you have 2D or 3D monitors that don’t have DisplayPort support. The adapter comes with a standard DisplayPort input (not a mini one) and standard size digital only DVI-D output, there is an extra USB connector that needs to be plugged in a free connector in order to provide the extra power required for the adapter. So if you are looking for an active DP to DL-DVI adapter to go with your stereo 3D setup this one should work flawlessly, as not all such adapters may provide you with a problem free experience when used for building a stereoscopic 3D setup
Project Runway All-Stars kicks off January 5. Here, we refresh our memories about the designers who’ve set their sights on another shot at fashion glory.
It’s almost New Year’s Eve, which means you were going to hit up the liquor store or wine aisle this weekend anyway, right? Right. Well, don’t forget to stock up for Monday night, too: The sixteenth (!) season of The Bachelor premieres at 8pm on ABC, and I know that Chris Harrison and I say this every season, but this one is a real doozy.