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

Watch the ball drop in Times Square on 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.

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

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