Free PSP Movie Downloads – An FAQ

Free PSP Movie Downloads – An FAQ

Sony’s Portable Playstation Player, or PSP, system delivers an amazing array of media to its users, with games, movies, and music available. It is now possible to download free PSP movies directly to your player after paying just a one-time fee. Here is an FAQ.

FAQ #1: Technically speaking, how do PSP movie downloads work?
A: To play a movie on your player, you must first download the movie directly to your computer from a Web site the delivers PSP content and save it on your hard drive. Note that given the large file size of movies and the varying Internet connection speeds from computer to computer, downloading a full, feature length, premium quality movie file can take an hour or more. Once you have downloaded the file, you just need to transfer it to your device and play the movie.

FAQ #2: What are my options for downloading movies to my PSP device?
A: There are two main options for downloading movies. You can either purchase them directly from any of a number of official Sony partner sites, which means you pay as you go: the more you download, the more you pay. Some people are most comfortable using a site run by an official Sony partner since it is owned by the same people that built the PSP devices. A second option is to get unlimited free movie downloads from any of a number of online providers. In this case, you pay a one-time, initial setup fee and then you get unlimited movies. The advantage of this second option is that you also get to download PSP games and music, all for the price of the same, one-time setup fee.

FAQ #3: How is the movie watching experience?
A: Given the small size of the screen, watching movies on a PSP device is not the same thing as watching it on a small television. While the picture quality itself is crystal clear, the limited size obviously does not deliver the same type of movie-going experience one gets when watching a movie on a larger screen.

FAQ #4: Can I watch a feature-length film on my PSP?
A: Yes, it is possible to watch a full, feature-length film on a PSP device. However, it is not really advisable. However, there are many video shorts and clips that are ideal for viewing on a PSP unit, so leveraging the video capability of these devices should not be overlooked. And, given that PSP devices do so much more than just play videos (like games and music), the video feature should be seen as a bonus rather than as a primary attraction of the PSP device.

FAQ #5: Will the battery on the PSP device last if I watch an entire movie?
A: Yes! The battery in a PSP unit is designed to last 4 to 5 hours, which is plenty of time to watch even long films or double features.

If I were to grade the overall user experience when watching movies on a PSP, I would have to give it an A+ for convenience, an A for screen quality, a C for quality of the movie-watching experience (given the small screen size), and an A for technical ease of use. Downloading free movies from pay-just-once-type Web sites is an excellent option, especially if you do plan to also download their available music and games as well.

Are You Seeking Help With Your Stress? Check Out These Tips

Are You Seeking Help With Your Stress? Check Out These Tips

Some individuals deal with stress so often that simply reading this article may cause them to become a little stressed out. Others are lucky enough to only experience it sporadically. But whether you’re dealing with it habitually or just every now and again, here are some tips you can use to get rid of stress whenever it shows up.

Don’t keep your feelings bottled up inside. You need to let out your thoughts and emotions, or the stress of holding them in can increase your blood pressure and raise the possibility of other health problems. If you don’t have a confidant or friend you can speak to, consider the services of a professional counselor.

Don’t forget that even positive events can create stress in your life. Getting married, being promoted at work or adopting a baby are all examples of things that can be exceptionally stressful, even though you’re looking forward to the occasion. Make sure that you manage these events in the same way that you handle negative stress.

A great tip that can help you keep your stress levels down is to be able to acknowledge that most things are only temporary. People often get stressed out because they feel like a certain action or situation will define them forever. Most things are usually temporary and should be seen as such.

To help you deal with stress you should have a sense of humor. Having a sense of humor and understanding that it’s ok to laugh at yourself, will help your body fight off stress. So if you want to be stress-free, stop taking things so seriously and learn to have a sense of humor.

A pretty simple and easy way to relieve stress is to meditate. Meditation allows the body to relax all muscles and rest the mind. While in this relaxed state of body and mind, you are able to release any pent up stress and return to a calm nature.

Admit your stress. Each of us have our own stress signal, whether is it teeth gritting, neck pain, shoulder pain, shallow breathing, or loss of temper. Take time to figure out what yours is and then say out loud, "I am feeling stressed" once you start to feel that way. Saying it and realizing you are starting to feel stressed will help slow down the negative emotions.

Sometimes, you will get stressed out if you do not have anything to look forward to in the future. If you are dating someone, plan a vacation a couple of months in advance. This will give you something in the future to get excited about every time you feel down.

When stress does decide to show up, only you can decide when it ultimately leaves. By using the tips you’ve learned in this article, you can not only get rid of stress as it appears, but you can also work to keep it away forever. It may take a little effort on your part to implement these tactics, but you can lose the stress forever.

Scandal (And The Internet) Helps Keep Celebrities In The News

Scandal (And The Internet) Helps Keep Celebrities In The News

As 2006 comes to an end, it seems that the year is determined to be defined by celebrity scandal. When Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah Winfrey’s couch in late 2005 we had no idea that this seemingly goofy incident would not only affect the career and bank-ability of arguably Hollywood’s biggest star, but also create a whole new cottage industry of internet blogging around celebrity misfortunes.

With each miss-step, there are thousands of web sites and bloggers there to comment, post videos and rehash every element of the celebrity’s downfall. Of course, the bloggers aren’t totally to blame, as celebrities seem to have gone out of their way to make this year one that is notorious for famous people making famously offensive, obnoxious, or just plain stupid mistakes. When Mel Gibson was pulled over in Malibu California in July of this year for suspicion of drunk driving and broke into an anti-Semitic tirade, it was hard to imagine that he was just getting things started. Since that time Michael Richards, who played Cosmo Kramer on TV’s Seinfeld, was filmed screaming racial slurs at a Los Angeles comedy club and Danny DeVito has made an appearance on TV talk show The View seemingly intoxicated and doing a rambling impression of the President of the United States. And that’s not even counting the “Celebutants”, those young female celebrities that are more notable for their party-going and revolving door of boyfriends then for any artistic accomplishment. Over recent weeks the internet has been a flutter with photos of panty-less Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Even scarier for L.A. drivers (and society) is the recent arrest of Nicole Richie for driving under the influence of a mixture of drugs. What is seemingly more notable from Mr. Gibson and Ms. Richie’s arrests is the danger that they not only put themselves in, but other people. Say what you will about Tom Cruise, but the only person who could have been injured that day was Oprah.

Of course, for many celebrities, specifically the young Celebutants with little else creatively to rely on, getting in the news is part of (if not completely) the point. It is certainly no surprise that when Yahoo! recently released its list of top searches for 2006, 4 of the top 10 searches were young female celebrities in the news for their break-ups and miscues more than anything else. Britney Spears was number one, with Jessica Simpson, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan rounding out the top 10.

Lohan is the perfect example herself of a scandal queen. Currently news about her stint in AA and rumors of her cutting her own wrists punctuate sites like Babes Of Hollywood (www.babesofhollywood.com) which focuses on the latest happenings of Hollywood’s most popular females. And there is also the role of technology in all of this as well. With web sites easily being created by even the most novice surfer, camera phones at nearly everyone’s disposal and video becoming ever prevalent on the web, the amount of content and the ability to distribute it has never been stronger. One can only imagine the effect that video phone in the comedy club in Los Angeles had on Michael Richards and his life and career. Much like the tree that falls in the forest with no one to hear, you have to ask yourself – If Kramer makes racial slurs but nobody is there to record it, does that still make him a racist?

Interesting Information About Digital Music That You Might Not Already Be Aware Of

Interesting Information About Digital Music That You Might Not Already Be Aware Of

Digital music is something more advanced in technology than any other types of music sources ever created before and it is unbelievable how much more advanced technology will become down the road for all of us. We look at digital music as being the best thing known to man but as I said, within just a matter of time there is simply no telling what types of music sources we all have to look forward to enjoying someday.

There are so many types of great music available to us all and every person definitely has their own type of music that they prefer to listen to and there are also individuals who are so diverse with the types of music that they love, they try it all out at some point in time. Music of all types is truly amazing and every song ever written tells a story of some sort and if you have any knowledge whatsoever about music and art then you already know exactly what I am speaking about.

Digital music is going to continue growing throughout the years to come and I do not know about you all but I am totally stoked when I do think about how our music sources are only going to continue improving eventually. Right now as I sit here typing you all this article I myself am enjoying listening to some of my favorite digital music and I absolutely love it and am thrilled each opportunity that I get to listen to it.

I could literally listen to digital music from the time I step out of bed each morning up until I close my eyes at night, even to help me fall asleep. Music is never going away, everyone from all around the world is fascinated by so many amazing and incredible artists that they simply can not and will not ever get enough of them or their lyrics and will continue loving and supporting them completely.

Digital music has totally changed the way that we get to enjoy our tunes, only improving it every step of the way, there is seriously no doubt about that. I do not know about you but I definitely have some fond memories of listening to my favorite 8 tracks as a small child and them my favorite cassettes as I was growing up. So, I am not knocking any of those music sources one bit, I am only saying that technology is absolutely amazing and it is all only going to continue getting better and better over time, which is something that I personally am totally looking forward to.

Digital music is so phenomenal that everybody just about has already started and has been enjoying it for quite some time now and will definitely continue to do so over time. Enjoying digital music in every single way is going to bring so much joy and happiness to your life, take it all in every step of the way.

Downloading Online Movies

Downloading Online Movies

There are many online websites for downloading movies, though the legality issue was still a major question mark until recently, especially since sites downloading music like Napster were shut down. The big news for many computer junkies recently was that the companies of Movielink and CinemaNow are recognized as being the first major online sources for legal downloadable movies in the United States. Previously the studios were shy about licensing online stores for anything but video rental, but now that has changed.

Movielink has managed this breakthrough by pushing forward with the backing of Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount, Sony Pictures, and Warner Brothers. Cinema Now is in a similar situation, which is part of the reason why these companies are experimenting to see how the downloads process works. Movie downloads for new releases become available on the same day as the DVD release, and there is an ever growing backlist of previously made films all ready. The one thing to keep in mind that makes these downloads different than others: you can not burn anything onto DVD, the download will only stay on your computer and can not be copied.

Pricing, according to studios, is currently "competitive" with the DVD release, which in many people’s minds makes it a bad buy, being way too expensive for what you get. Classic movies are generally be priced at $13.99, with some movies priced as low as $9.99. New movies are all over the map. King Kong, for instance, will sell for $19.99, compared to $14.96 + shipping from retailers like Amazon. The Bad News Bears (2005), on the other hand, sells for $26.00 online at Movielink, which is essentially the same price Amazon is carrying at the moment. Most of these offerings, however, will not offer the extras found on today’s DVD and you instantly sacrifice the ability to take your movies with you on the go.

Encrypted or not, the standard DVD is at least portable. All in all, this makes movie downloads from these sites, even with the reassurance of everything being acceptable and “legal” as really weak.. Until a better pricing appears, it would seem that these companies are doomed to failure. At least they would be, if the movie companies did not own them. Wait for a better deal.

9 Tips To Keep Your Audience In Attention

9 Tips To Keep Your Audience In Attention

In almost all gatherings (conventions, alumni homecomings, commencement exercises, fund raising or awarding ceremonies), guest speakers are usually invited to highlight the occasion.

To make the gathering memorable, guest speakers are selected for a certain reason, some according to their popularity and accomplishments.

As much as possible, the speaker’s profession or line of achievement must be in some way related to the occasion.

Let’s say the occasion is a convention of home developers. The likely guest speaker to grace it could be a famous housing czar well known and respected by the city and state.

To impart a lasting impression to the audience, a speaker must find ways to keep the attention glued to his speech.

If it so happens that you are the invited guest speaker of a gathering, the suggestions below may help to keep your audience listening instead of walking around or doing something else.

1. Speak in a clear, crisp, comprehensible voice with an enthusiastic tone. Avoid mumbling. Try not to eat the words as if there’s a gum in your mouth.

2. Your speech should be in consonance with the aim of the gathering, touching on issues relevant to its objective and applicable to current needs for the benefit of the majority.

3. More speakers prepare a list of the issues they want to touch on instead of a speech prepared and read (or memorized) word for word. A spontaneous speech aligned on the ideas prepared or written on the list is projected more naturally.

4. Inject humor into your speech to keep the audience attentive and waiting for more. Studies reveal that, when humor is involved, audiences find the speaker interesting to listen to. But be aware not to go beyond the line of humor because this may unintentionally embarrass others or be misunderstood by them. This might raise comments that criticize your speech. Try your best to avoid criticism.

5. When you raise an issue, one of the best ways to project it is by citing instances or examples. Correlate the example and the issue clearly.

6. Suppose the gathering was organized to save an industry or boost the morale of those that will be directly and indirectly affected by it. Try your best to deliver an inspiring speech. A speech filled with positive thoughts, like projecting a bright tomorrow, can turn a depressive mood into an enthusiastic one. If you are well versed on the industry with a solution to offer to suppress its downtrend, then say it.

7. Audience participation may seem to turn your speech into a discussion, but it is one way to confirm effectiveness of what you are saying or offering.

8. Image how the industry will look like 5 or 10 years from now on a positive flight. Be specific and realistic in your projection. If hard work is called for, say so.

9. Leave a lasting, meaningful message as you wrap up your speech.

A speech that leaves the audience thinking long after the speech has been made will also leave the audience remembering the speaker for a long time.

Celebrities and Their Tattoos

Celebrities and Their Tattoos

When deciding on whether or not to get a tattoo, the first thing to think about is how the tattoo will be a permanent mark on the body. The next thing to consider is what the preferred style might be. Most tattoo parlors have samples of previous designs that can be altered to suit the customer. But what many people enjoy is sampling and mimicking what many of those whom we idolize might have already had created.

Today, celebrities influence much of what is done in society. Clothing styles, hair dos, things to eat, places to hang out and, yes, even tattoos are often influenced by many celebrities. There are more famous people that have tattoos than what has been originally thought. Some may be quite surprising.

As many people know, Angelina Jolie is one of the most popular tattooed actresses today. She flaunts over a dozen tattoos, each with their own meaning. Angelina Jolie is such a fan of tattoos that there are always plans for more in the future. In fact, she’s made the tribal dragon tattoo the most popular among women.

When it comes to tattoos and famous actresses, it’s certain that Pamela Anderson’s name will be brought up. The arm band was made popular almost entirely due to Pamela Anderson. She also put an emphasis on the barbed wire tattoo as it’s one of her most well known marks.

Mike Tyson sports a facial tattoo that is of Maori influence. While the tattoo didn’t exactly cause a boom in applied facial tattoos, it does prove interesting among tattoo enthusiasts.

Johnny Depp is one highly acknowledge actor for having tattoos. He’s decorated with over twelve known tattoos all with stories behind them. Depp’s tattoo on his right bicep is the most well known. When Johnny Depp and Wynona Ryder were together, he had "Wynona Forever" tattooed on his arm. When the relationship ended, it was modified to say "Wino Forever." A good example of why tattoos should be thought through before taking the leap.

A group tattoo was made for those actors in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Each actor received a tattoo of the word "nine" written in Elvish script. Tattooed on different areas of the body, and a first tattoo for some, each member now has a permanent mark commemorating the making of the movies.

Other movie celebrities where we will find many tattoos to admire or copy include Drew Barrymore, Julia Roberts, Gillian Anderson, Alyssa Milano, and Christina Ricci. We can also find tattoos in music artists such as Billy Idol, Eminem, Henry Rollins and Brittany Spears. Kobe Bryant, Dennis Rodman, Anna Kournikova, and Stone Cold Steve Austin make up just a few of the sports models that flaunt their own ink.

This is just a sampling of a few of the tattoos that are likely to be found among celebrities. These people are acknowledged and admired for their style and personalities. Many of them have caused booms in the tattoo trends throughout the years with special emphasis on designs that closely resemble their own. It’s not unusual or unheard of by tattoo artists to receive requests for a tattoo that looks just like one sported by the hip celebrity of the times.

Wedding Music Tips: How To Choose The Best Wedding Music

Wedding Music Tips: How To Choose The Best Wedding Music

So you’ve exchanged vows, and have said your ‘I do’s, now it’s time to head out to the reception and party like you’ve never partied before. If you want live music playing in your reception, then you would want to hire a live band. But first, you must check with people that rent the venue where you’re going to hold your reception, to see what type of live music they allow. Some venues have stringent restrictions when it comes to live music.

The type of music that you choose to play in your wedding should be an expression of both the bride and groom’s personality, personal taste, and the overall theme of the wedding.

It’s very important to select the right music, because the music will become a pervading presence all through out the wedding, and right down to the reception. Music creates an atmosphere. It will set the mood of your wedding.

During the wedding itself, the choice of music usually depends on the wedding. Most church ceremonies don’t allow secular music. They stick to more traditional, or religious music. A man and a woman duet is usually sung during the ceremony. A church organist usually provides the majority of the music.

For the reception, the bride and groom has a choice of recorded music, or live music. If you opt for recorded music, it would be best to hire the services of a DJ. The best thing about this, is you can request to have all of your favorite songs in the playlist. Ask your friends if they know any good DJs that are willing to play for wedding receptions. If they don’t know any, you could always just search the yellow pages, internet, or even contact your local radio station.

Once you’ve settled on a DJ, have a one-on-one discussion with the DJ. Just to explain what type of entertainment and mood you want to have during the reception. Also discuss, the selection of music that you have in mind. Ask if the DJ’s familiar with wedding protocol. If not, you might want to brief the DJ first about the sensibility of the event.

On the other hand, choosing live music offers you a choice of hiring a band, soloist, instrumentalists, jazz group, etc. It all depends on what kind of theme you have in mind for you wedding.

For more formal weddings, classical groups, piano soloists, and instrumentalists are more appropriate. It would not be a bad idea, to also consider the sensibilities of your guests, to ensure that everyone has a good time!

If you want to have a rocking good time for the reception of your wedding, then hiring a band is the way to go! The energy of a live band gets people going. There’s nothing else that spells a rocking good time better, than a rock and roll band.

Before hiring a band, ask them if you could listen to their music first. This will help you decide if that particular band is just right for you. Also discuss, if the band will do emcee duties, as well as provide the music.

It’s best to hire a band that has had previous experience with wedding receptions. This way, they’d know what to expect, and will be able to provide the proper entertainment that’s fitting for the occasion.

You always want to keep the music going, so include some background music even when the meals are being served, or when the bride and groom are doing their rounds of greeting, having their pictures taken, etc. This will also maintenance the atmosphere of the wedding all through out the reception. So choose wisely, because your choice of music can make or break this occasion!

Movie-Watching Will Never Be The Same

Movie-Watching Will Never Be The Same

Why would anyone want to download movies, anyway? Watching movies at home has never been easier, with just about everyone having access to DVD rentals or, even more convenient, a home DVR device. We can now record and watch movies and television on our computers or handheld devices, when and where we want.

Conducting an online search for "downloading movies" will prove the point: There are countless sources that claim to offer unlimited, free, full-length movies. But not all of these sites are created equal. Yes, there are many sites that do legitimately offer what they promise, but there are more than a few not what they say they are.

With so much choice at your fingertips, there are a few pitfalls that can easily be avoided if you know what you are looking for. The trick is to know how to navigate through a sea of promises to find the site that will truly offer you value, selection and ease of operation – not to mention a safe downloading platform that won’t harm your computer.

Remember: Computer files come in a variety of formats, and it’s important that you know whether what you are downloading will be compatible with DVD player or media player. There’s no point in downloading files you can’t use. There are certain widely acceptable formats that are likely to work on your device, so it’s wise to go for those.

As an added bonus, files in these formats will also usually take less time to download. It’s a good idea to educate yourself on file types and find a site that offers what you need.

Also, since it’s quite likely that you’ll be burning the movie to a disc, you’ll have to find out whether the files you are downloading can be burned onto a garden-variety CD or whether you will have to purchase DVD discs, which are more expensive and you’ll need to have a DVD burner to get the job done.

If a picture says a thousand words, you want the picture quality of downloads to speak volumes. Make sure you are dealing with a site that promises excellent picture quality.

Most sites will promise that their movies will be high quality, but you will want to seek out one that will offer you a guarantee – and a refund. It’s like checking out a store’s refund policy before you buy: You want to know you have some kind of protection in case you aren’t satisfied. These sites are the ones you want to deal with.

Don’t be left to fend for yourself. You’ll want to find a site that offers 24-hour customer service, and if that customer service includes live chat, so much the better. Because downloading movies is not a nine-to-five endeavor, find a site that can offer you help when you need it.

These are just a few of the things to watch out for when you decide to download movies online. As with any dealings that involve the Internet, it’s important to know what and who you are dealing with, both to protect yourself and to ensure you get the very best media available.

So, before you decide to start downloading movies from the first site your search engine spits out, make sure you know what you’re getting into. In practice, downloading movies is no different than downloading any other files, but there are some special considerations you need to keep in mind. Fortunately, with a little of the right guidance you can be on your way to expanding your movie collection with just a few clicks of your mouse.

Learn How To Reduce Your Stress Level

Learn How To Reduce Your Stress Level

If you’ve ever been under stress, you know that uncomfortable feeling that comes along with it. That feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach comes along with stress every time. If you ever want to stop having that feeling, you’re going to have to learn to deal with stress. Here are a few ways to do that.

A great tip that can help you beat stress is to head outside and go for a hike. Going for a hike can be amazing at keeping stress down because it allows you to enjoy the soothing sights, sounds and smells of nature. You’ll also be getting some exercise which will help a lot as well.

Fix your posture. People who are unhappy and stressed tend to have poor posture, which lessens the amount of oxygen going to your brain. This makes your thoughts more negative and also affects muscle aches. By standing up straight, you get more oxygen to your brain and you feel instantly better.

Find out and target what it is that is stressing you out. If it is just your job, then think about switching careers. If it is your family, then work on the issues you have with them. Really zone in on what it is that is causing your stress and then deal with the root of the problem.

To help you deal with stress you should have a sense of humor. Having a sense of humor and understanding that it’s ok to laugh at yourself, will help your body fight off stress. So if you want to be stress-free, stop taking things so seriously and learn to have a sense of humor.

One basic way to eliminate stress is to get horizontal and have sex. Sex is known to release endorphins and when we are faced with long term stressful situations, we tend to forget about it and ignore our needs as human beings. Sex is one of the best all around total body relaxers, so make a date with your spouse and enjoys some stress relief.

Stress can be a trigger for anxiety and panic attacks. Too much stress can contribute to hyperventilation and anxiety that can lead to a full-blown panic attack. If you suffer from stress and anxiety, find ways to relax, breathe deeply and take a time-out. If your stress is severe, it is wise to consult a doctor.

In order to keep your stress under control, it would be wise to stay away from caffeine. This is important because this drug is known to cause anxiety in some people, therefore making stress harder to deal with. It can be hard to break away from, but you will feel better once you learn to live without it.

Use these tips as a starting point; use them to start dealing with stress in a way that is healthy and positive. By handling stress this way, you’ll be able to lessen the effect stress has on you, including that sinking feeling. Take control of yourself and stress will diminish.