Nintendo kicks “Let’s Play” videos off YouTube... →
I’m far from always on Nintendo’s side, and this is definitely one of those times when I’m not. This whole thing just stinks.
How to Convince People WiFi Is Making Them Sick →
Pretty interesting stuff. Also, I learned the word “nocebo” today.
Here’s Nine Minutes From Shadow Of The Eternals →
This needs to get funded! Looks pretty darn good so far, and I’d love to have more Eternal Darkness goodness coming, even it’s “just” a spiritual successor.
International Space Station switches from Windows... →
From my perspective, this just plain makes sense. [Via: The Loop]
Here’s Five Minutes Of Gameplay Footage From Watch... →
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Sold 310,000... →
Keep in mind that this is not a game that sells for $0.99 either. SEGA has made a boat-load of money off of this, and clearly there are people out there buying both games and the WiiU… oh sorry. I’m supposed to say something along the lines of “Nintendo is teh d00med”, “They’re doing it wrong”, and “traditional games, consoles, and game pricing is wrong...
Anticipating iOS 7 - What Will Jony Ive Bring To... →
My first article for All Things Apple has been published today, and you really should go read it! I’m pretty biased, but I do think it’s quite good.
Playing with paper: with Pixel Press, design your... →
'Pop idol' robot converses with customers at Osaka... →
Sure, it’s very impressive from many aspects, but it still creeps me out. It’s the dead eyes, I think.
Sega controller houses auto-launch emulator →
Very slick little hack, and a clever use for the CDFS auto start trick!
Troy Hunt: Your Mac, iPhone or iPad may have left... →
And in relation to the previous link, Troy Hunt has a few things to share.
Wifi Pineapple project uses updated hardware for... →
It’s not expensive, nor is it particularly difficult to set up a really slick MITM attack these days!
Without any fanfare, mostly because I’m a parent now, the third birthday of this site rolled by last week. Usually this is the time of the year when I sit down and reflect upon what I have done with the site over the last year and make some reasonably bold plans for the coming year. For three years I have been yelling into the wind, fighting the windmills, trying to bring something of...
Henry Doesn't Get iOS Multitasking
Henry Blodget published a (probably) well-meaning little article over on his hole on the web, Business Insider, all about how you can save battery life on your iPhone. No link to it because, well, Business Insider and Henry Blodget. Nuff’ said! Blodget goes through some actually realistic and sensible advice, like turning down the screen brightness and switching off the feature to auto...
iOS 7 - The Ive-ing!
Rumors of late have been talking about how Jony Ive have been pushing hard for a “flatter design” in the upcoming iOS 7, which does make sense considering how he apparently feels about the “skeuomorphic” designs of the past few versions of the system. Are we not just focusing on the veneer once more? Looking at the aesthetics on top of the system, rather than what lies beneath it? While a lot of...
Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on... →
There’s some really good stuff in these lists, specially from my favorite game in the series; Vice City. Yes, I’m a total and complete sucker for that 80s look and feel.
Cut The Rope Coming To Nintendo 3DS eShop →
Another game that started its life as a smartphone game is moving over to a conventional portable games console. I don’t think I mind that as long as they do a good job porting it!
we used to sleep twice each night →
zenhabits: Artificial light has changed the way we sleep. Utterly fascinating!
The new Sim City is a tad broken in some aspects,... →
Really, EA? Might I suggest a patch or a few to address the growing list of issues and problems people have found with this game?
Deus Ex Wii U Is “Even Sharper Than PC Version”,... →
Yup, I’m so getting this when I can!
AirPlaying music and video from iPad to Raspberry... →
A nice, cheap solution. You do need a bit more knowledge about computers and tech, compared to “just” plugging in an Apple TV. But then again, if you’re reading this site I’m pretty much assuming that you do possess such knowledge.
Waiting for a 1TB SSD below $1 per GB? Crucial... →
Don’t mind if I do! Bigger SSDs is always nice and if they start coming in affordable TiB sizes, then all the better.
LG turning to Firefox OS for developing markets,... →
The lack of logic behind this decision by LG makes me scratch my head.
Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon And Nintendo 3DS Rule... →
I can’t even bring myself to saying it anymore. Portable gaming in dedicated (well, sort of) games consoles is not dead by any measure. Also, the top two games are very interesting as far as I’m concerned!
Raspberry Pi GSM gateway →
Seriously, this is one cool and clever hack! Of course there might be some legal ramifications depending on where in the world you live, but still!
Iwata Asks: Animal Crossing Interview Now... →
As I have said earlier; the more I learn about the new Animal Crossing: A New Leaf, the more I want to get a Nintendo 3DS XL… and a whole bunch of free time to play it! Some nice nuggets of information in the interview, although I haven’t spotted anything truly earth-shattering. Glad to see they finally got around to publishing the English version regardless.
PowerUp: 8-bit iPhone Camera For The Nostalgic... →
This makes me want to get a real Game Boy Camera all that much more. Yes, I’m that much of a Game Boy nerd!
Top 10 best hacking scenes in movies →
Following up on the recent discussions of the worst and the best hacking scenes in movies (and TV-series), the clever chaps over at Hack A Day have compiled the consensus into a few videos. If you know a bit about computers, you’ll be nodding in agreement for the best, and shaking your head in shame over the worst.
France threatens EU action over Apple App Store... →
OK, I’m not an expert in law or any EU rules that might apply to this case, but it just doesn’t sit well with me. How is what Apple is doing on the App Store any different from what any other store does? Because it’s Apple, and AppGratis happened to be based in France, there’s reason enough to “investigate” Apple over what they are doing? Give me a fucking...
Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn... →
A non-standard user name and a strong password is a good start when you are building a secure server!
Nintendo Discontinuing Select Online Services For... →
Can’t say I’m too surprised to see this happen, given that the Wii U has been out for a little while already. I do wish Nintendo could have found some way to leave the messaging functionality running for a while longer, but all good things must come to an end. The excessive whining about this appear to come from people who either don’t understand how the concept of economy...
Malware spread on Skype taps victim PCs to mint... →
The concept might not be new, as the article notes this type of malware has been around for a few years now, but the spreading mechanism is of a newer variety. As always, it pays to be careful with your apps, regardless of which operating system you are using.
BigDog throwing cinder blocks →
OK. I’m scared now!
Nintendo France Say Wii U Sales Have Tripled With... →
An otherwise interesting game system won’t sell well without some real “must-have” titles for you to play on it. Sure, there have been several very interesting games already released on the Wii U, but they don’t cover all the genres and attract all different kinds of gamer. If Monster Hunter can increase the sales by more than 100%, it’s relatively obvious that the...
SNES headphones scream out for Bluetooth control →
Now this I like!
Minimal Mac: I Declare April 1st: Digital... →
minimalmac: As the first day of April has largely come to be the day where nothing but jokes, fake press releases, preposterous rumors (or, at least, more preposterous than they are normally), expensively produced videos for products that will never exist by companies that kill real products to “focus”, and…
All New 8-Bit Action Game Witch And Hero Launching... →
If the demo video is any indication, this could very well be a great game. Worth keeping an eye on!
Giving an Electric RC Plane an Afterburner →
It’s a jet engine on a model airplane. What’s not to like?
25 Ways To Be A Happy Writer (Or, At Least,... →
Fuck yeah! Leave it to Wendig to cheer you up! Also, this applies to not only writers, but to any craft you are performing. As long as you change the appropriate words here and there…
GDC: Fewer Games Are Featuring Multiplayer Modes →
But online multiplayer is the key for all video games!
Want to be more productive? Get more sleep. →
Not a bad idea. People with sleeping problems and parents of infants all wish they could get more sleep. I sure know I do!
Goodbye Windows: China to create home-grown OS... →
I’d love to see anything take market share from Windows in China, not because I don’t like Windows, that’s not the point. I don’t like Windows in China because it’s nearly all pirated copies without any kind of security patch applied, making it a gigantic honeypot for anyone who wants to deploy a botnet. That is why I’m hoping for anything to take any level of...
Nintendo Offers Absurd Flyer That Shows Difference... →
I’m not overly convinced that this is the right way of going about consumer education about the differences between the Wii and the Wii U.
Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP Wallpapers →
Matt Gemmell does it again. Lovely collection of great background images!
Mining bitcoins on a Nintendo →
Today’s entry into “Just because something is old doesn’t mean it’s useless” and “Just because you can, does sometimes mean you should”. At any rate: I like!
How to spring clean "Open With" duplicates →
This is one of the most annoying things about Mac OS X that I just can’t understand why Apple haven’t fixed yet. Either that or I’m doing something wrong. Great guide to remedy the problem!
Scott Adams Blog: The Management-free Organization →
Some interesting and apt observations from the man behind Dilbert and the very term of PHB (Pointy Haired Bosses); Scott Adams. [Via: Daring Fireball]
Nintendo Europe Has Removed eShop Age Restriction →
A good move, I think. Time-limiting digital systems in the manner that Nintendo did, has never made any sense.