The Wanted Performs For Wet, Hot Americans

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The Popdust Files: spring break, the wanted

In the midst of a heavy American promotional tour, The Wanted’s management team is certainly making the case for a raise. Not only have they helped score the newcomers big-time gigs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and American Idol, but sets at smaller venues where bikini-clad revelers hang on their every word. Following their stop at an intimate New Jersey nightclub, The Wanted performed breakout hit “Glad You Came” and “Gold Forever” for many a wet fan during a pre-recorded MTVU Spring Break appearance from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas back in March. Largely an Americanized phenomenon, the boys got to experience the annual celebration of a momentary break from responsibilities and morals and seemed to be enjoying themselves, namely by dancing and working the exceptionally eager crowd. The high jumps and fist-pumping returned, and Max even got to flaunt those football skills with a mid-song header during “Gold Forever.” The girls in the crowd who successfully figured out how to sexy dance to the song’s slower moments are clearly on the dean’s list.

Yet another fun day in the life of The Wanted, but stop taunting Nathan with all these alcoholic beverages, will you? Good thing he likes his tea. MTVU’s Spring Break coverage airs this week additional performances from B.o.B, Dev, Big Sean and 2 Chainz. Watch below.

Facebook phones: The Face/off; Just how much Facebook do you want on your mobile? These two rivals go big and bigger on the social network.(Features)

The Mail on Sunday (London, England) June 26, 2011 Byline: Rob Waugh Do you want to see the HTC ChaCha?’ she said. ‘Is that the Facebook phone?’ I asked. Pretty reasonable, I thought, as it does have a Facebook button with a big blue ‘F’ logo at the bottom of the keypad. I was flummoxed when I heard, ‘You can’t call it the Facebook phone.’ Of course, when I turned on the ‘offcial’ Facebook phone – INQ’s Cloud Touch – I understood instantly. Never mind some little button: Cloud Touch is basically a Facebook touchscreen that happens to take calls. here facebook phone number

It’s decently done – the application is far neater than the normal Android/iPhone one, with your news feed mutating into a series of picture-postcard images of videos, profile pictures and photos. It makes a pretty good home page, too – the Android handset’s a lot more welcoming than iPhone’s arid shop window of app icons.

Some bits are distinctly odd, though, such as the way it ‘picks’ your best-friend list, so you end up with an array of oddballs you only talk to via Facebook. You can override it manually, but it’s just weird. If I got marooned on a desert island with the top five best friends it picked for me, I’d start swimming.

Typically, Android king HTC’s hands-off approach is far more subtle and sure-footed. It might be Facebookheavy, but the ChaCha’s something you could whip out in a board meeting – provided, of course, you don’t admit to your phone’s ridiculous name.

The ChaCha glows (subtly) whenever you can interact with Facebook (ie, when taking a photo), and pressing ‘F’ posts direct to the site. Crucially, though, when you don’t hit the button, Facebook isn’t dancing constantly across your home screen trying to attract your attention. Facebook is great, but one of the things I like best about it is the ability to turn it off.

The current spate of UK Facebook account deletions might be a real trend or just a blip – such as anxious parents deactivating their offspring’s accounts prior to exams – but INQ’s Cloud Touch is so over-the-top it could turn ‘Facebook fatigue’ into an epidemic… ff new.inqmobile.com; htc.com Despite the garish My First Mobile colour scheme and its Facebook-heavy home page, the INQ Cloud Touch is a straight-up Android handset. Flick sideways to escape Facebook. go to web site facebook phone number

The low-res screen is a little grotty next to the sportscars of the Android world, such as Samsung’s Galaxy S II – but the five-megapixel camera can still compete with Apple’s best and brightest.

If you’re a Facebook fan, this is easily the best way to take the site with you: the entire home page is a big, photo-heavy mass of posts, and you can ‘Like’, comment and post to your heart’s content.

The ChaCha is a neat little Android QWERTY – although you have to question whether it actually needs a touchscreen as well as a full-sized keypad. Still, it’s nice to have the option.

The ChaCha is a neat little Android QWERTY – although you have to question whether it actually needs a touchscreen as well as a full-sized keypad. Still, it’s nice to have the option.

If you are on a website, the Facebook button (bottom right) will give off a subtle glow – press it, and the phone brings up the option to post the link direct to the site, along with your snarky comments.

If you are on a website, the Facebook button (bottom right) will give off a subtle glow – press it, and the phone brings up the option to post the link direct to the site, along with your snarky comments.

ff Despite being smaller than the INQ’s screen, the HTC’s is actually far sharper – it’s also armed with a seriously responsive touchscreen and a very decent five-megapixel camera with flash.

ff Despite being smaller than the INQ’s screen, the HTC’s is actually far sharper – it’s also armed with a seriously responsive touchscreen and a very decent five-megapixel camera with flash.

Sony claims you can project footage ‘on to a friend’s T-shirt’. Unless you have very patient friends, we recommend a section of white wall instead.

Like most ‘pico projectors’ the tiny gizmo built into the Handycam can only manage a 40in image at best; genuine projectors can do 80in without breaking sweat.

Sure, the projector is a gimmick, but it won’t leave you out of pocket – this is pretty good value anyway, and has extras such as GPS to ‘tag’ where you filmed holiday videos.

Put it in slow-motion mode, and the camcorder shoots frames far faster, allowing you to slow down the footage without it becoming jerky and stuttery.

INSTANT REPLAY: A ONE HIT WONDER?

‘What is he doing under his desk?’ people walking past must have puzzled. ‘More to the point, why are two of his colleagues down there with him?’ Answer: I was kneeling down giving a private screening of my latest masterwork – a fascinating video tour of the Live office – using Sony’s new Handycamprojector hybrid. Can’t a man have any peace?

Sony’s PJ30VE hides the gizmo in the back of the flipout LCD viewfinder – a reminder of how far we’ve come in the few years since projectors cost as much as sports cars and required two strong men to install.

But even so, this is definitely a camcorder with a projector built in, not the other way round. The camera shoots in Full HD, with Sony’s usual great picture quality and fast, responsive touchscreen – but when you’re watching back, it’s limited to 640 x 360 resolution (think YouTube) and rather dim to boot. We weren’t just hiding under my desk for fun.

Even in a dark room it’s not exactly the IMAX, and you have to strike a compromise between how big you want the ‘screen’ to be, and how dark and fuzzy you can bear the picture to be.

Still, as a party trick, this is hard to beat – at least until people start watching your instant replays and insisting you delete them because ‘I look fat’ or ‘My hair’s not right’. [pounds sterling]850, sony.co.uk

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