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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.
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.”
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.
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…
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…
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…
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:
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.
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.