Yesterday, Microsoft held a press conference and preview event for Windows Phone 8 and dropped a pretty big bomb. With a whole lot of new features, the key feature everyone is talking about is that it will not work with current Windows phones. While current Windows phone owners will get a 7.8 upgrade with a few of the enhancements, it only covers about a third of them. Chris and I had a mini twitter debate on this and we will definitely cover it during the podcast this weekend. This is a pretty big deal and I’ll discuss my thoughts after the break. Continue reading
I have always been a big fan of Digg, especially during it’s infant stage of the Kevin Rose launch. Today I realized, I think Digg has either reached its peak or it just provides less value. I’m only writing this because of my experience with Digg recently and promoting some stories from our site. Digg has always been a way for unknown sites to promote their posts, and in most cases, it has provided people with posts from unknown blogs/websites to gain some exposure. Continue reading
Well folks we can all finally take off our collective rumor hats as the much discussed Microsoft press conference has concluded. Boy were they not kidding when they said it’d be big.
Microsoft historically known as a software provider who licenses out it’s platform to OEM’s has reveled a first party tablet called The Surface.
Microsoft will be holding a press conference in just a few short minutes. There have been no announcements of what the subject matter will be. There were rumors of news about a project between Barnes & Noble and Microsoft, but that has already been shot down by the book retailer. The front runner in the rumor mill is that Microsoft will be unveiling some Windows 8 Tablets. I’ll update this post as it happens after the break. Continue reading
Yesterday, Apple kicked off their annual WWDC conference in San Francisco. They had a lot to reveal, but one of the things that affects most people is the details surrounding iOS6. They have made a lot of changes including kicking Google Maps to the curb. Get all the details after the break. Continue reading
Xbox SmartGlass is Microsofts connected screen solution that we’ve been hearing about for a while now. Bridging media content across all your Windows 8 devices this is more than just an Airplay clone. Continue reading
This past week I encountered an issue with my 13″ Macbook. The rubber bottom started to peel away from the rest of the computer. After some google searching I found out this was a widespread issue! Apple knows of this problem and has a solution for those effected by this. You can either take it to an Apple store to be fixed for free or do it yourself. I opted to do it myself. I got my kit today (for free) and the instructions are fairly simple, but I haven’t done it yet due to laziness. However, if you have a Macbook created/purchased between 2009 and 2011 this can solve your problem. Just visit Apple’s support website here. This will allow you to do order a kit to do it on your own or direct you to an Apple store.
I’m posting this because the technology behind it is geeky. However, the overall theme is a little creepy. Who cares about touch screen phones, kinect, and PS Move. There is a new robotic ass which responds to touch. No, it’s not dirty and you cant be a perv and have sex with it. The goal of this project is the technology to respond to pokes, slaps, and more. So if you ever feel the need to see, poke, or slap a robtic ass…this is for you.
Source | io9.com
Yes, I’ve been talking an awful lot about Portal replicas lately. I love Portal what can I say? If you missed out on the previous 5000 replicas, NECA has something new for you. They will be producing 5000 replicas of P-Body’s Portal Gun. This gun will light up with orange and red and has yellow racing stripes on the back. They’ll announce the official retailers next week, but you can expect ThinkGeek will sell them. For more pictures and video check out NECA’s blog post.
As much as I would like to inform you all that tomorrow starts a new day of consumer purchases of the portal gun…I can not. However, NECA has brought up a few times that on 5/9/2012 they will most likely be announcing something portal related. It could vary anywhere from more portal guns beyond the 5000 they initially sold to replica portal mirrors. Personally, since I got a portal gun I want a mount for my GladOs potato but I’m not opposed to something else that is awesome. I just want to make sure everyone is on their toes for the announcement. After all…it’s for SCIENCE!
*Update* NECA just announced a new portal gun replica. Check it out!