This is Why We Invented the Internet

10 06 2009

 

Aint it the truth.





Microwaving In the Break Room a Thing of the Past

10 06 2009

 

Really? I want one... but not for $150.

Really? I want one... but not for $150.

 

 

Perhaps Gama Microwave Technology and Heinz have the right idea. If people don’t have to leave their desk to microwave their lunch, we’ll all become more productive. But it’s more likely they’re trying to make this thing work to market some new snack line. 

Oh wait…they are. 

 

A lithium-ion battery pack lets you take this thing on the road.

A lithium-ion battery pack lets you take this thing on the road.

 

 

The current prototype doesn’t use microwaves, they require far too much power, instead it utilizes the same waves transmitted via your cellphone. Ya, think twice before answering your phone next time. If it can cook food, it can cook your brain cells too.

Problem is no one is going to pay $150 for this. Wise up Heinz.

(Via Coolest Gadgets)





New 15″ and 13″ Macbook Pro

8 06 2009

 

The New MacBooks

The New MacBooks

Apparently the new 15″ Macbook Pro maintains the unibody design, but has a non-removable battery that lasts 7 hours. This is either a good thing or a bad thing. Bad in that I can’t replace my battery on the road. 

 

List of other new features

  • Better LCD, 60% more color gamut.
  • Finally a standardized SD slot. Guess they realized no one used that other POS slot. 
  • up to 3.06 ghz dual core, 500 gb hardrive and 8gb of 1066mhz ram.
  • Best part, $1699 introductory price….$300 less than before.
  • Firewire 800
  • The 13″ is nearly the same. At what point is it just a smaller Macbook Pro?
  • And it’s official all of the Aluminum unibody Macbook laptops are Macbook Pros.
  • $1199 for the base Macbook. Everything is cheaper, damn I bought my macbook at the wrong time I guess.




Nintendo Press Conference: So likes Marios and Samus is CoolzA

2 06 2009

So the Nintendo Press Conference has come and gone. It started out pretty ho-hum as most press conferences do. Cammie Dunaway started things off with a bunch of numbers and trends and BS. 

Here’s the actual IP’s that were announced

  • Mario 4-D. Apparently 2-D side scrolling platformer + four playable characters at a time = 4D. Not sure how that math works out, but it looks entertaining.  

    Four-Player Mario madness

    Four-Player Mario madness

  • A New Wii-Fit Balance board was announced. Apparently Wii-fit is the best selling video game in the world. Too bad it doesn’t make you not fat. 
  • After this a ton of mini-games revolving around the Wii MotionPLus. I understand these rudimentary stylized games appeal the most casual of consumers, but I’ve never been incredibly interested in them.  

    Ill Only Play Wii Sky-Diving if I can watch this innocent avatar bounce off the earth

    I'll Only Play Wii Sky-Diving if I can watch this innocent avatar bounce off the earth

  • Some old video of Finaly Fantasy Crystal Bearers.
  • Nintendo Announces a GTA Clone. Basically rips the Chinatown Wars look frame for frame.  

    GTA: Reject?

    GTA: Reject?

  • The most interesting bit for the DSi is a WarioWare DIY which lets you design your own games. It’s not clear how it will work, but apparently “We believe this is as close to essential game design as any title has ever come.”
  • You can now upload your DSi photos to facebook. Dear God, how many balls have those guys at FaceCrack gobbled. Myspace is punching themselves in the throat right now.  

    Please god....no....

    Please god....no....

  • Now Nintendo announces the most WTF inducing product ever: A Vitality Sensor. What? Apparently your heartbeat is monitored through one of those doctor’s office finger clamps. How it will be implemented is anyones guess. But it DEFINITELY needed to be mentioned during THIS press conference
  • The one more thing Steve Jobs popularized brought two actually worthy announcements. The first is Mario Galaxy 2. If you loved the first you’ll drool over what they showed.
  • And last but not least a new Metroid, Metroid Other M. It seems to blend platforming and third-person action. According to Nintendo it will delve into Samus’ story and deeper into the Metroid World. Excited I am. 




Busy Week….Read these

29 05 2009

Alright it’s been a ridiculously busy week for me. Coming off a holiday and having class can take its toll. So here’s everything I haven’t covered…well not really.

 

There are more, but I’ve got to celebrate life before getting up too early. Yea so what if I’m seeing a midnight showing of Up…..





Palm Pre- Worth it or Worthless?

26 05 2009

 

Palms Trump Card in the mobile market, WebOs, will debut on Sprints network as the Palm Pre

Palm's Trump Card in the mobile market, WebOs, will debut on Sprint's network as the Palm Pre

 

 

I’m not arguing the ingenuity of Palm’s latest OS. The Palm Pre’s WebOS is an amazing piece of code. It is taking a decidedly different route in its multi-touch delivery, even if to the laymen it isn’t obvious. No, what I’m up in arms about is there PR and Marketing teams inability to get anything right.

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Top 10 New Species of 2008

26 05 2009

A new species of seahorse? A plant that kills itself (Amy Winehouse)? Naturally occurring decaf? Read the rest of this entry »