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Facebook launches Live Video for iPhone users

Facebook launches Live Video for iPhone users

In December of last year, Facebook began testing a live video service to compete with the likes of Twitter’s Periscope. In this testing phase, the service was only accessible to celebrities and verified pages. Now Facebook has rolled out the service to the public, starting with iPhone users...

02/08/2016 by Alfredo Dizon
Ladycats vs. Pantherettes at Wildcat Gym Friday Night

Ladycats vs. Pantherettes at Wildcat Gym Friday Night

The crosstown showdown between Paris High School and North Lamar High School begins tonight with the girls JV and Varsity teams facing each other. JV game will begin at 5pm with the Girls Varsity teams taking the court after. The boys basketball games are Saturday in the Wildcat Gym, beginning...

02/05/2016 by eParisExtra
Hoverboards Catching Fire in East Texas

Hoverboards Catching Fire in East Texas

In early December eparisextra.com ran an article on “The Mommy Desk” regarding the safety of hoverboards. The column reported tales of  the popular electronic scooters catching fire spontaneously in Louisiana, Alabama and in the U.K. Last week, there were two reported cases of...

01/27/2016 by eParisExtra
Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm for Android analyzes your face and emotions to get you up in the morning

Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm for Android analyzes your face and emotions to get you up in the morning

The Mimicker Alarm is the latest project from Microsoft Garage, a project lab at Microsoft where employees can work on side projects unrelated to their position or division in the company, leading to some innovative products like this slick alarm app for Android devices. Using your Android...

01/24/2016 by Alfredo Dizon
Three Bedroom Home in Turtle Creek

Three Bedroom Home in Turtle Creek

New appliances, New paint, New tile in kitchen and master bath, New HVAC inside and out, Recent exterior paint. Very clean home, nicely remodeled. Large back porch, storage building, and extra covered parking. North Lamar ISD. $114, 900. ...

01/23/2016 by eParisExtra
A Blast from the Past: Instant Photography and Polaroid Cameras in 2016

A Blast from the Past: Instant Photography and Polaroid Cameras in 2016

Over the last couple of years, there’s been a sort of retro revival with a new fascination in old technology. A friend of mine recently received a record player for Christmas, and since then we’ve spent our free time scouring used bookstores for second-hand records of musical...

01/20/2016 by eParisExtra
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset begins shipping in March for $599

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset begins shipping in March for $599

This week, Oculus VR, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook, announced that the consumer version of their highly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now open to pre-orders at a price tag of $599. The Rift has come a long ways since its days as an ambitious Kickstarter...

01/13/2016 by eParisExtra
The Top 10 Video Games of 2015

The Top 10 Video Games of 2015

2014 was a middling year for video games, but 2015 was an entirely different story. No matter what kind of fan you were, no matter where your loyalties lie, there was something great to take from the ripe garden that was video games in 2015. If you were a Nintendo fan, you had the freshest...

01/02/2016 by eParisExtra
Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from eParisExtra.com! Wishing you a safe and happy 2016! ...

01/01/2016 by eParisExtra
Residence Burglarized; Vehicle Stolen

Residence Burglarized; Vehicle Stolen

At 4:00 P.M. on December 26, 2015, Paris Police responded to a burglary of a residence in the 2300 block of W Sherman St. It was reported that the residents arrived at the house upon returning from a vacation and found that their house had been burglarized and a vehicle had been stolen from...

12/30/2015 by eParisExtra
Merry Christmas from eParisExtra.com

Merry Christmas from eParisExtra.com

Merry Christmas from eParisExtra.com! ...

12/25/2015 by eParisExtra
Nintendo patents a new touchscreen-based video game controller

Nintendo patents a new touchscreen-based video game controller

A recent patent application from Nintendo details a new video game controller that is almost entirely dominated by a touchscreen display. The application was filed by Nintendo employees in June 2015, but the filing has only recently been made available for public viewing. Unlike Nintendo’s...

12/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PlayStation Now is now the Netflix of games with a new 12-month subscription plan

PlayStation Now is now the Netflix of games with a new 12-month subscription plan

Sony is now offering a new 12-month subscription to PlayStation Now, their cloud gaming service that allows you to stream and play PlayStation 3 games on various Sony devices over the Internet. The new plan is being offer for a limited amount of time at $99.99 a year, working out to a little...

12/16/2015 by eParisExtra
Tech Tats: Electronic temporary tattoos that can monitor your health

Tech Tats: Electronic temporary tattoos that can monitor your health

“Wearables” have been a category of new tech for a while now. From the Fitbit to the Apple Watch, companies want to slap some electronics on your body to promote health, wellness, and, in some ways, fashion. There is one development firm that’s making a a type of wearable that’s a...

12/03/2015 by eParisExtra
Obituaries for Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Obituaries for Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Levi Azaiah Nugent, 2 days old, passed away at 4:53 AM, Saturday, November 28, 2015 at UT Southwest-Clements Hospital in Dallas, Texas. A private graveside service will be held with Rev. Curtis Blake officiating.  Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements. Levi was born...

12/02/2015 by eParisExtra
Rain, Cold Temperatures Expected for Weekend

Rain, Cold Temperatures Expected for Weekend

The rain is expected to continue throughout the weekend, with a flash flood warning in effect until Sunday. As a cold front moves through the area, temperatures will fall throughout the day on Friday. Expect a chilly 46 degrees by 5pm. Temperatures will not climb out of the 40s Saturday and...

11/27/2015 by eParisExtra
Fairphone 2: a modular smartphone made for easy repairs

Fairphone 2: a modular smartphone made for easy repairs

These days, many manufacturers are doing what they can to keep people out of their phones, and by that, I mean gluing those things shut to prevent you messing with the internal components. Why would you want to take apart a phone anyway? That’s the kind of question you’d hear from someone...

11/21/2015 by eParisExtra
To Paris With Love

To Paris With Love

The motorcycle community  in Northeast Texas has organized a group ride to Paris, Texas to show support to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, France. The ride is scheduled for Sunday, November 22nd and will end at the Love Civic Center where there will be a special ceremony,...

11/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Virtual pop star Hatsune Miku to tour North America in 2016

Virtual pop star Hatsune Miku to tour North America in 2016

This week, Miku Expo announced that the digital pop sensation Hatsune Miku will be touring across the country starting in April of next year. She will be performing “live” concerts in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Dallas. For Hatsune Miku, “live” needs to be...

11/14/2015 by eParisExtra
Cinemark Movies 8 Armed Robbery

Cinemark Movies 8 Armed Robbery

The Paris Police Department are looking for a suspect that robbed the Cinemark Movies 8 in Paris Sunday night. At around 8pm the suspect walked into the movie theatre located on Loop 286, with a pistol and demanded money. He left with an unknown amount of cash and fled on foot. The suspect is...

11/09/2015 by eParisExtra