Archive for November, 2010
Hello everyone and welcome to the second episode in the Enlightenment series. I’m still coming up with names for this series, so if you have any names, post them in the comments!
Anywho, down to business.
Have you ever had a package mysteriously disappear when being delivered by UPS? Well, here’s a little comic strip to show you that other people understand:
The Microsoft Kinect has been rapidly gaining popularity since its launch. But, unknown to many is the fact that Inon Beracha (CEO of the Kinect technology) went to Apple FIRST. Beracha says their meetings were scuttled by Apple’s insistence on secrecy (and a mountain of contractual demands and NDAs). (credit to Gizmodo).
So now, the technology belongs to Microsoft. Read more at Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5682699/how-did-apple-let-kinect-slip-through-its-fingers
Apparently, McDonalds hamburgers don’t rot. Don’t believe me? Check out more here
Finally, here’s my favorite piece http://gizmodo.com/5682731/a-video-game-designed-to-make-americans-angry
I am really excited about that game. I’ve noticed that video games (specifically talking about first-person shooters) are basically shooting galleries. There are a few special games that can move you emotionally, but most don’t. It seems that this game will finally bring a true war experience. This game will bring civilians to the forefront of the war scene. This is the game I’ve been waiting for. I don’t know about you, but when I pick a first person shooter, I choose the ones that emotionally move me and take me on an unforgettable journey. I think that this game will do that in excess.
Again, if you all have any ideas for names for this series, post them in the comments! Also, if you have anything to be in the next post, please PM me (T J on the forums).
Due to increased activity on the forums, the blog will slowly become more active as well. I’ll kick it off with a weekly or bi-weekly Collection of Recent News. This will be sort of like twitter, a summaries of articles. I won’t be going into detail with any of these posts. I’ll try to give links for further information on certain pieces. This “collection” will comprise of interesting tidbits of information and will hopefully be something you all will be in anticipation of.
Well, let’s get rollin’:
- Google, the almighty search giant, is suing the U.S. Federal Government. Apparently, Microsoft and the Federal Government are conspiring against Google. Google believes that Microsoft is violating the Competition in Contracting Act by attempting to reduce competition.
- The VLC iPhone app is to be yanked by, the developers. Apparently, VLC does not like the fact that the VLC app cannot be copied to other iPhone devices, instead requiring the app to be individually downloaded onto each device. VLC supports the GNU Public License. It describes itself as “”a free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works.”
- The International Space Station marks 10 years of continuous human habitation. Built in 2000, the Space Station has been operated and inhabited by 200 people, comprised of 15 nations, and conducted ~600 experiments.
- With the decrease in temperature comes increasing revelations. One such revelation is that iPhone touch screens don’t work through gloves. However, recently there have been experiments to create gloves that work on the touch screens. One notable glove is the Agloves. These gloves are apparently keep your hands warm as well. Sweet. They have bits of silver in the glove that supposed hold in radiation that is released by your body to keep you warm. If you’re one of those people who are constantly on your iPhone, then it’s obvious to see the worth in these. Not having to take off your glove every time you want to answer a call or text is a big plus.
So there you have it! Put in the comments what you think or if you have any ideas on improvements. Also, a big help would be if you guys could PM (Private Message) me links to interesting information that could be in the next post. I am only one person with so many sources. I am bound to miss some great pieces of information.
Please note that this is a work in progress and will hopefully be something that you all look forward to.
Please send PM’s to T J.