Turns out January was a big month for news bloopers. Now, instead of making a blunder on live TV and waiting for the fuss to die down, those horrendous mistakes will live on forever courtesy of YouTube. Then if you’re so lucky, you’ll find an entire monthly compilation floating around online. NewsBeFunny included everything from that reporter getting crushed by a footballer to that Irish newscaster who applied makeup on live TV.
Life was pretty rough for 37-year-old Bill Morgan. The truck driver got into an accident and suffered from a heart condition. The treatment caused an allergic reaction and his heart stopped beating for 14 minutes. Morgan slipped into a coma for 12 days and his family was advised to turn off his life support.
When he came to, he realized he still had so much to life for. “When I was lying in hospital and thought ‘gee I might not survive this, I’m only 37 and at 37 there’s so much to look forward to.’”
And there really was. For someone who lived in a caravan a year before, he got engaged, was hired at a new job and won a car on a scratch ticket.
A local news channel had him reenact buying his lucky scratch ticket and dude won $250,000!! It proves that even when life is rough you never know what lies around the corner.
equinux, an Apple hardware, software and accessories company, has released The Tube 2.7, the latest version of their digital television streaming device. The new version of The Tube allows users to watch television shows on their Macs from any location through a USB digital receiver, and it can also support live-streaming through iChat.
The Tube users can share the show they are watching with others via the iChat feature, or use to inform others of video uploaded onto The Tube web gallery, a gallery of shows that is available online to all The Tube users.
With iChat, a user can simply drag a show that they are watching into the iChat Theater window to share with their friends in an active video chat. The feature allows The Tube to stream live video via the iChat. As an added bonus, users of The Tube can now subscribe to an RSS-like format podcast directly from iTunes of TV shows that have been recorded and published to a TubeToGo web gallery, making updates to a user’s digital TV collection increasingly convenient.