Tuesday, November 28, 2006

A Revolution in Gaming

August 28th, 2006

Today Nintendo announced the release of its latest game console, the "GameCube 2", which will be on the shelves in time for Australian National Flag Day. The console includes an extensive launch library of four games.

In addition the GameCube 2 features a controller almost identical to its predecessor's, except for a few new features. These include a nose hair trimmer and a toothpick dispenser. The new controller is also now colored pink with purple polka-dots.

The console has the approximate dimensions of a washing machine, which would be perfect for setting a TV on, except it's rounded on top. It also features HD video (which we all know makes gaming more fun), so if you have an HDTV, you'll be able to appreciate the new console's power.

Unfortunately, due to Nintendo's marketing department forcing the console out early, the GameCube 2 often explodes in the middle of a gaming session, forcing the gamer to reassemble, restart, and replay the game to get back to where he was when the eruption occured. The console does not include an 'auto-save-before-detonation' feature.

The GameCube 2 will cost a bagillion dollars and will be available September 3rd.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Fly Through School

Have trouble with Algebra? No, me neither. But in case you know someone who does have trouble with Algebra, or math, or spelling, or Spanish, etc. then the Fly Pentop Computer is for you! It's an awesome (albeit expensive) little computer built into a pen, and it can sense what you write and respond properly with built-in gesture recognition. Need a demonstration? Click here!



I gotta say, if it was less than $125 I would be getting one. As it is, I'm probably stuck with a TI-38...

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

WebOS Showdown

Recently, a new type of Operating System has been arriving on the tech scene. It's called a WebOS, and the basic idea is that you can log in from any internet-connected computer and use your programs and files. A few of these services have reached stage where they are actually usable; those are the sites I have reviewed.

YouOS

YouOS is currently in Alpha stage, but it's definitely promising. There are a lot of features that are really necessary that aren't there yet, like a clock in the corner. However, this WebOS has a hand over the others in that anyone can develop applications for it, including me! Wanna see?

I made this web browser for YouOS, called WhereWolf. Try it out now!

So far I've created some 12 applications for YouOS. It's quite easy actually.

The signup for YouOS is painless, and it's really easy to log in and use applications and files. It's also relatively fast on loads.

eyeOS

eyeOS is much more polished than YouOS, but good grief, it's slow. Any time you click something, expect to wait three seconds before you get a response, even with broadband. There are very few applications, so you have to make do with what is available. I haven't looked at how easy it is to develop applications yet.


eyeOS is polished and complete, but it's really slow.

I recommend you look at it, but if productivity is your goal, eyeOS' speed (or lack thereof) may prove hindering.

Xin

Xin is a webOS-in-the-making that looks extremely promising and very appealing. Accessible on mobile platforms as well as computers, and with a lot of application flexibility, Xin should be a great WebOS when it is completed. I'm already signed up for the alpha release!


Xin is an extremely well polished WebOS-in-progress.


Site of the Week: SickSoft

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

62 FREAKING GAMES!

When the Nintendo Wii is released on the 19th, it will have a total of 62 LAUNCH TITLES, according to this Nintendo article! That's the largest launch library in the history of console gaming!