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iFixit.org: a Noble Endeavor

Posted by: on January 20, 2012 at 11:00 am
iFixit.org: a Noble Endeavor

I received an e-mail from the folks at iFixit yesterday morning, which got me salivating for the inevitable tech porn of gadgets being disassembled to bare their wonderful innards, but I was surprised to find something very different. Normally, iFixit.com is the place to go to order repair kits for Apple Products, or Game Consoles, or Cell Phone, but today they announced a new site, iFixit.org, which is highlighting something even more special than the latest bling in a gadget – the men and women of the world who repair instead of throw away.

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George Lucas is Retiring

Posted by: on January 20, 2012 at 9:00 am
George Lucas is Retiring

THIS is the reason Lucas needs to Retire, not because of a Based-on-a-true-story Movie about black pilots

According to the Telegraph Lucas is retiring based on reactions to his latest movie Red Tails. He tells the Telegraph,

 “I figured if I could get the prints and ads paid for by the studios that they would release it. I showed it to all of them and they said ‘No. We don’t know how to market a movie like this’.

“It’s because it’s an all black movie. There’s no major white roles in it at all. It’s one of the first all black action pictures ever made.”

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich – a Preview For the Rest of Us

Posted by: on December 7, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Android Ice Cream Sandwich – a Preview For the Rest of Us

ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich), or Android 4.0, is due to drop any day now, and if you read our Article on Why You Should(n’t) Buy a Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, or are wondering what it will perform like when it’s on older hardware, like the Samsung Nexus S, that’s only running a single core processor and 512mb of RAM. Well, wonder no more! Read on to see how well ICS performed.

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Fahrenheit 451 – Coming to an E-Reader Near You

Posted by: on December 6, 2011 at 2:41 pm
Fahrenheit 451 – Coming to an E-Reader Near You

Ray Bradbury (renowned author of the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, the Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes) has finally released Fahrenheit 451 in the e-book format. Bradbury is known to have a disdain for the internet, so the news comes as quite a surprise. Read the rest of this article…

Barnes and Noble – Not Just for Books Anymore

Posted by: on October 27, 2011 at 11:58 am
Barnes and Noble – Not Just for Books Anymore

According to the Chicago Tribune, Barnes and Noble is now dipping it’s feet into the consumer electronics and home products space, and a quick click over to Barnes and Nobles website confirms it. Clicking on Electronics brings up “Featured Categories” with pictorial representation such as cameras, notebooks/tablets, gadgets, and a few others. So far it reminds me of Best Buy’s website layout but with fewer options to sort a product by relevance, like price, manufacturer, ratings, etc. You know, things Amazon, Newegg, and even e-Bay have had since the dawn of time. Read the rest of this article…

Review – Fate of the World: Tipping Point – A Game about Global Warming

Posted by: on October 22, 2011 at 3:39 pm
Review – Fate of the World: Tipping Point – A Game about Global Warming

Fate of the World is the second game by the indie developers Red Redemption, and my first reaction was that this was going to be a green-peace-yuppie-tree-hugging-save-the-whales kind of game. The game features real-world climate data gathered by a Dr. Myles Allen of the University of Oxford, which is importnant considering the emphasis on Global Warming and the basic concept of the game is to save the Earth, from the year 2020 to 2200 and keep 50 “signature species” from going extinct, and 40 technologies to develop, as well as tipping points, like the Amazon Rain Forest collapses. Read on to see if my initial reaction is justified, or if there’s some real meat to this game. Read the rest of this article…

“Like” OnLive on Facebook, Next Game is $1

Posted by: on October 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm
“Like” OnLive on Facebook, Next Game is $1

 

photo courtesy of OnLive

OnLive is at it again with another smokin’ deal. In an e-mail sent earlier today Matt Jensen, Community Manager of OnLive, implored fans to get 10,000 people to “like” OnLive on their Facebook page within 48 hours. If they reach that goal, all US OnLive Members get a Full PlayPass Game for $1. That means you can get any of OnLive’s available-to-purchase titles for a buck. If you wanted to try OnLive and missed out on their Batman: Arkham Asylum give away, then now is a really low barrier-to-entry if they reach 10,000 likes. GET TO CLICKING! Full e-mail below:

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Android Game Review – Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Posted by: on October 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm
Android Game Review – Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Mojang, the creators of the super successful indie title Minecraft, has released a version for Android (eat that iPhone!) 2.2 or higher, with special support for the Sony Xperia Play’s control pad. Fans have been pining and praying for this moment, including me, and after waiting patiently I can enjoy the building, mining, and creating that I so love. Or so I thought.

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Indie Game Review – Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Posted by: on October 8, 2011 at 11:53 am
Indie Game Review – Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Amnesia: The Dark Descent will scare you. No, I mean it. It will scare the hell out of you. You will jump, gasp, swear, and otherwise scream like a little girl as you play the game, checking every nook, cranny, and alcove for a hiding spot as you run in terror, because there is no fighting in Amnesia. Just your wit, speed, and luck.

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