Wednesday: November 9, 2011
- Nintendo hard at work to find way to use more than one tablet for their next console.
It seems that Nintendo had originally planned to have only one controller / tablet accessible to the Wii U at launch time (the other controller would have been your standard Wii-mote variety). Someone at Nintendo must have realized that this would probably be a bad idea so they have been hard at work at trying to make two tablets work for the console. The console's processor and RAM constraints may have played a part in pairing a singular tablet. However, Nintendo may have solved this so multi-tablet gaming may be coming to a living room near you.
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.
Google also is reportedly in talks to pay $1 billion to acquire ITA Software, which develops fare-shopping software for online travel agencies, airlines and fare-search-only sites, such as Bing Travel and Kayak.
Thursday: April 15, 2010
- Choose two celebrity Twitterers and see whose fans are dumber with one handy site.
Stupid Fight can't go out and administer an intelligence test to each person that's sending messages to a celebrity. So instead, it estimates based on several stupid indicators. Are they using twenty exclamation marks in a row? Do they endlessly use the abbreviation 'OMG'?
- Teaser trailer for Space Paranoids Online surfaces on the Interwebs.
I'm not sure if this is an actual upcoming game or if this is just a viral marketing advert for Tron Legacy. Either way, the concept is pretty cool and I'd most likely end up giving it a whirl should it see the light of day.
Monday: March 8, 2010
- Ars Technica explains why blocking ads is devastating to the websites you love to visit.
Imagine running a restaurant where 40% of the people who came and ate didn't pay. In a way, that's what ad blocking is doing to us. Just like a restaurant, we have to pay to staff, we have to pay for resources, and we have to pay when people consume those resources.
- Think you could still pass your driving test? Find out with this online quiz.
See well you fare when it comes to right of ways and school zone speed limits. A good refresh course for those of you who may have forgotten some of this information over time. Present company included.
Monday: March 1, 2010
- Internet manages to overtake print consumptionin the U.S. according to Ars Technica.
Only 17 percent said they read the print version of a national newspaper, however, and 50 percent said they read local papers. According to Pew, newspapers were most likely to be read by people who were over 50 or those who don't own cell phones — yikes.
Monday: February 8, 2010
- Google will probably make over a billion via online advertising this year.
In display advertising, Google lags behind Yahoo!, which had revenue of $6.5 billion in 2009 that was generated largely from its display ads. Google has tried to catch up in part through acquisitions. Two of the biggest were aimed at the display ad market.
Monday: January 25, 2010
- Ten tools for better reading both online and offline.
Lifehacker covers some handy tools covering a variety of topics related to your overall reading ability (speed reading, recommendations, etc). And you're right, no human being would stack books like this.
Monday: January 11, 2010
- LEGO announces forray into multiplayer online games in the near future.
'Think World of Warcraft, Second Life and Club Penguin all wrapped into one,' said lead producer Chris Sherland of NetDevil, the Colorado-based game development company behind Lego Universe.
Monday: January 4, 2010
- Gamer pays $330,000 for virtual space station.
...$330,000 for a fully-equipped space station, boasting multiple biodomes packed with exciting hunting opportunities, a thriving bar, and extensive shopping and reincarnation facilities. Sounds like a bargain, but there's one drawback: it's not real.
Thursday: December 10, 2009
- Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.
I'd like to consider myself a bit of a movie nerd so I'll check out Variety.com from time to time to see what's going on in tinsel town. I don't think I'll be handing over my credit card to them anytime soon to read their news though, sorry.
Monday: November 2, 2009
- Turns out the real-life Harry Potter not that big a fan of Harry Potter series.
After 12 years of it I couldn't count the amount of times I've heard 'You're a wizard Harry'. It does wear a bit thin after a while. And I've heard all the puns about my wand.
Monday: October 26, 2009
- Want to watch some classic cinema online? The Internet is here to help.
Enjoy some Halloween classics that you can watch right now in your beloved web browser of choice. The fun doesn't stop at Halloween, there are tons of movie classics ranging from horror to spaghetti western.
Thursday: October 15, 2009
- Magnetic version of electricity, called magnetricity, just recently discovered.
It is unlikely to become an immediate replacement for electricity because the crystals have to be cooled to below minus 272.15C — just above absolute zero — to be conducting.