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.
Tuesday: July 26, 2011
- Research finds that for every minute there are 48 hours of video footage uploaded to YouTube.
Moore also cites the dramatic increase in content as a major reason for the expanded viewership. Forty-eight hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube every minute, adding up to nearly 8 years of content daily. And YouTube isn’t just for the young crowd. Even though YouTube lists its demographic as 18-54 years old, Pew found that nearly one-third of online Americans age 65 and older uses video sharing sites. Parents are also 20 percentage points more likely to have used a video sharing site than non-parents.
Monday: May 17, 2010
- Apple beats out Whole Foods and Nordstrom for best shopper experience title.
Factors that contribute to a good shopping experience, according to the survey, include having customer-centric store design, maintaining shopper history data, creating ambiance, and carrying and displaying a well-organized, 'rationalized' product assortment.
Wednesday: March 24, 2010
- Blockbuster strikes deal with Warner Brothers to rent movies on release day.
Well, this is certainly a little strange. This deal is not currently available to Netflix and RedBox users - meaning you have to wait quite a bit before seeing new releases from Warner before you can rent them. But for Blockbuster members, you can rent their movie the day it's released on DVD. Okay then.
Friday: March 19, 2010
- External USB storage support might be coming to your local Xbox 360.
...with rumors and images of a slimmed down motherboard floating around the Internet, we may soon see a version of the system without slots for memory units at all. Whatever happens in the future, USB storage has become cheap; this news may cause a newfound interest in the Xbox 360 Arcade hardware.
Wednesday: March 17, 2010
- Ars Technica reviews Sony's much-anticipated motion control scheme for PlayStation 3.
It's bad news when you reveal a product this large, with so much riding on it, and within an hour people are putting down the controller and walking away from the demos.
Thursday: March 11, 2010
- New survey shows that 12% of employees knowingly violate IT policies.
With 12 percent of those people actively working outside of stated IT policy (and plenty more who do so out of ignorance), IT admins certainly have their work cut out for them if they want to maintain a tight ship.
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.
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.
Friday: February 19, 2010
- Turns out that Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash. Who knew?
...a source of 'security holes.' He also referred to Flash as dying technology, likening not supporting Flash on the iPad to Apple dropping support for floppy drives, ditching legacy data ports, and replacing CCFL backlighting with LEDs.
Monday: February 1, 2010
- Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.
Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.
Monday: January 25, 2010
- Your brain just might be to blame for your bad video gaming skills.
The researchers recruited 39 healthy adults (10 men, 29 women) who had played fewer than three hours of video games each week during the previous two years. They then examined their brains with the aid of an MRI machine.
Thursday: January 14, 2010
- Intel sales promotion snafu reveals Macbook Pro about to get an upgrade.
A sales promotion for Intel retailers offers a chance to win a MacBook Pro featuring a Core i5 processor during the month of January, though such a machine does not currently exist in Apple's lineup.
Monday: December 7, 2009
- FCC quite curious about some of Verizon's questionable fees.
There's much more along these lines. The FCC also wants a detailed accounting of the 'the cost differentials that Verizon pays for advanced devices over what it charges its customers.'
Monday: November 16, 2009
- Ars Technica reviews the New Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii.
Their verdict? You should buy this game if you're a fan of the original exploits of Mario and Luigi as they romp through the Mushroom Kingdom. Ars calls it a 'magical experience' and they expect this be on the sales charts for a long time.