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Even if you're not in Times Square, you can watch the ball drop in real time over your phone or tablet

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Even if you're not in Times Square, you can watch the ball drop in real time over your phone or tablet
You might remember the nifty little app that Toshiba sponsored last year for the Times Square ball drop of 2012. A year later,Toshiba is offering the same features on a new app for the Times Square ball drop of 2013. Live streaming video will let you watch the festivities, including the dropping of the ball that welcomes in the new year.

Times Square on a New Year's Eve

Times Square on a New Year's Eve

The app has a countdown timer, counting down the days hours, minutes and second until 2013 is ushered in. Until the streaming video from Times Square goes live, you can view some videos of last year's countdown. And just like last year, you can use the app or the camera on your phone to take a picture and upload it for a chance to have it posted on the large ToshibaVision screen in Times Square. Lastly, there is a schedule of events that will be taking place in the Times Square area and it includes some fun facts about the ball drop. For example, did you know that the ball drops 70 feet in 60 seconds, or that it weighs 11,875 pounds? Perhaps you were aware that it is covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and is lit up by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs.

The app is available for free from iTunes or the Google Play Store. It is becoming a New Year's tradition, so why not make installing it your New Year's tradition. We should point out that the app is a little laggy, but don't let that stop you from enjoying the ringing out of 2012, and the ringing in of 2013.

source: GooglePlayStore, iTunes via AndroidCentral

Screenshots from the 2013 Times Square Ball Drop app
Screenshots from the 2013 Times Square Ball Drop app
Screenshots from the 2013 Times Square Ball Drop app
Screenshots from the 2013 Times Square Ball Drop app

Screenshots from the 2013 Times Square Ball Drop app


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posted on 22 Dec 2012, 00:22

1. imkyle (Posts: 989; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


if this works as described its pretty fricken cool.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 00:27 4

2. techloverNYC (Posts: 404; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)


ima watch the ball drop in my 40in tv instead of my 4in phone.......

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 01:46

3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


hope i can go there,

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 01:52

4. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)


I will watch the ball drop on my Galaxy Note 2.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 08:58 2

5. Cynipap999 (banned) (Posts: 138; Member since: 15 Nov 2012)


You would. I think it's really pathetic that anyone be glued to their smartphone at the stroke of midnight New Year's Eve / New Year's Day; give it a rest dude and get a life. And, pay your phone bill on time this year; like the song says! And, while your at it, a new headshot won't hurt.

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 09:42

6. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


New years comes 1 hour earlier for me than new york so i can enjoy my new years and then watch the new york special at 1am

posted on 23 Dec 2012, 09:23

8. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


I bet he'd exchange his brain for his Note II if the technology was there. Admittedly, it probably would be an improvement based on his posts here......

posted on 22 Dec 2012, 11:21

7. therealestmc (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I live in NYC and I don't care.

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