Bungie Reveal a Little More on Project
Skype users now is the time to get excited. Soon Skype will provide a service that will allow you to buy ringtones for your phone. Both Skype and Warner Music have gone into a deal where one can download Warner Music Group ringtones onto your phone. There are thousands of great labels to choose from. Just have a little patience.
VNC is a free (mostly) way to control another computer from somewhere else. But there are downfalls. VNC is not very secure. This tutorial will guide you through the steps of using two free programs to connect to another computer and do it securely. The programs are small , fast and not bloated like remote desktop. But this guide will also teach you how to setup encryption so no one will be able to get access to your computers.
The two programs we will be using are RealVNC and Hamachi. Hamachi is a tunneling app that lets you direct connect two computers. It bootstraps the connection and you get a new ip that displays up on the top of the application.
The Xbox 360 is off to a poor start in Japan but Microsoft -- or at least the editors over at Famitsu Xbox 360 -- don't seem to be calling it quits just yet. The latest issue of Famitsu Xbox 360 included a mega super gigantic feature in which some of Japan's brightest game development talent, from the Hiromichi Tanakas to the Keiji Inafunes, shared their thoughts on the fledging platform.
Has anyone had any problems with this so far.
"GooRSS" another one of the great RSS tool developed by none other than "Google". Hey I don't have anything against you "Google". "GooRSS" is a tool where the RSS is generated by instantRSS, and you find an RSS link on the bottom of the returned page when you've done a search query. Making search a lot more efficient.
Earthlink Inc. has finalized a 10-year contract to provide wireless Internet service across Philadelphia, a city official said Monday.
Apple's plans say the company at one point seriously considered adding a black-colored Intel iBook model to its offering. However, no such model has ever been seen, and with the development of the new laptops winding down, this option seems unlikely. The idea was reportedly inspired by the success of Apple's black iPods, which instantly became a hit with consumers when Apple introduced its iPod nano digital music player this past September.
Apple's Front Row media experience coming to iBook line [via AppleInsider]
Mouse Brains, by Joe Zandstra
When ABC Sports cameras zoom in on the football for the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XL in Detroit's Ford Field at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5, more than 130 million viewers in the United States and perhaps 1 billion viewers worldwide will see the most technologically advanced Super Bowl ever.
MSN Spaces has now gone Live. Incase you don't know, MSN Spaces is a personal space anyone can have, a blog with lots of different modules which can show anything from archived posts to even your last played games on the 360 as of now. There are five Xbox themes to choose from now and you can even add your gamercard and as mentioned above, a list of your last played games.
As for the price the Fusion does not seem to be very expensive. Fusion without power is $9.99 and the Fusion Power will run you $11.99. So let me run out and get one for myself.
In a fashionstore in Kopenhagen a girl was changing clothes. After shoppinghours, she attracted crowds but turned out only to be a 3D projection.
The city of Los Angeles has sued Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. for selling pornographic video games to children with its best-selling game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," which last year was found to have hidden sex scenes.
Microsoft announced official Xbox 360 sales numbers along with their quarterly earnings announcement. As expected the Xbox 360 sales numbers are below Microsoft's original sales goal. Microsoft sold 1.5 million units in 2005. Main reason for the low number has been manufacturing issues. Microsoft says now that they will sell 2.5 million Xbox 360 consoles until end of February, 500,000 less than predicted in the original 90 day goal.
[via Akihabara news]
In an effort to loosen Apple's stranglehold on the portable media device market, Microsoft may be contemplating throwing a new device into the fray; one that would most likely include gaming. Xbox chief Peter Moore told Business Week that a new Microsoft device would most likely incorporate music, video and gaming, the latter of which the iPod doesn't support. The device, then, would also butt heads with Sony's Playstation Portable and fall into a category all its own. "It can't just be our version of the iPod," Moore said in the interview. The fact that Moore commented at all could indicate that the Xbox brand would be used to market the device. Back in 2004, it was rumored that Microsoft was developing a handheld called the "Xboy." "I think the brand is an opportunity," Moore told Business Week.
This is Asahi, a beer pouring robot from Japan. It can refrigerate up to six cans of beer, two mugs, and with a simple push of a button it will pour a beer into the mug with perfect head every time. It gets even better too, this thing is free! You have to collect 36 seals found on specially marked Asahi beer.
Visit Site [via digg.com]
The flagship library has an extensive Wi-Fi network and staffers wear Vocera intercom badges: But branches have lagged because the library system has, frankly, been focusing on building. A levy a few years ago paid for a chunk of the fantastic downtown facility, and for branch libraries all over town. Last week, the SPL announced that seven branches have had Wi-Fi added, and all of the rest of the branches will eventually gain such service.
Very good advice. [via 43 folders]
J Allard once said, “Our media support is really, really good and we got the design right.” He was talking about the Xbox 360, but the question is; is the Xbox 360 a quality media center, or is there a better alternative? We are going to compare the Xbox Media Center on the original Xbox to the Xbox 360’s media center capabilities.
[via Akihabara News]
To coincide with the announcement of the Disney-Pixar deal, Apple has added 10 of Disney’s animated short films to the iTunes Music Store. Among the $1.99 shorts are “The Tortoise and the Hare,” “Ferdinand the Bull,” “The Three Little Pigs” and “The Ugly Duckling.”
“Laugh along with Mickey, Donald, Goofy and a host of other classic Disney characters in this magical collection of celebrated animated shorts,” says Apple. “All Academy Award nominees or winners, these ten wonderful Disney cartoons are now available for download exclusively on iTunes.”[via iLounge]
Have you ever felt the need of downloading songs onto your iPod while you’re sipping your cup of Java Chip or Caramel Macchiato at the local Starbucks? Well apparently Starbucks and Apple are working on a technology that will allow customers to download music right onto their iPods at a Starbucks location. Ken Lombard, president of Starbucks Entertainment, at the Midem music industry conference in Cannes said, "The chain hasn't yet set a date for moving into music player downloads and is still talking to various companies about the technology."
Now this is what we need the convenience of downloading songs on our fingertips.
[via New York Daily News]
Yahoo! Maps is now including live traffic reports designed to let you know where congestion, construction, and accidents are slowing things down on your commute.
RIM stock fell almost US$2 per share upon release of this news.
RIM tried to minimize the bad news by saying it has a workaround in place in case it is forced to stop using technologies NTP claims are infringing on its intellectual property. Exactly how this workaround works or how it might affect RIM's 4.3 million subscribers was not disclosed.
This is not fake, and is sitting in someone's room. Excellent find, big ups to AppleGeeks and Foreever Geek.
[via Akihabara News]
The couture style runway show is a fast-paced pageant of models adorned in the latest in wearable technology - it's a showcase of currently available and emerging wearable technology and is run at regular intervals during all three days of the event. When the live show isn't happening, the recorded video of the previous show is played continuously on giant video screens throughout the show.
Accordingly, CTIA is offering the opportunity to a innovative companies and individuals to show their wearable products, technologies and concepts - prototypes and student projects are welcome and encouraged - in the "Fashion In Motion" Technology Fashion show.
Submissions and enquiries about being a part of "Fashion In Motion" should be directed to Kathy Klingele at email@example.com
January 20, 2006 - If a movie featuring vampires and werewolves fighting with guns, claws, swords and teeth doesn't sound like engaging, messy fun to you, stop reading… you aren't going to like Underworld, let alone its extra-bloody sequel Underworld: Evolution, which releases to theaters today.
The whole production seems to have gotten a bump. Director Len Wiseman is very comfortable mixing genres, and the result is something that feels a lot like the successful albeit campy Blade trilogy. While much of the original seemed like cookie-cutter scenes culled from The Matrix and the aforementioned Blade films, Evolution gets more creative, carving out its own identity in the action/gore sequences. Where the film falls down is in trying to strike an emotional chord.
Bill Nighy, in his appearance as the vampire Viktor, almost steals the show with his gloriously evil line delivery.In the end, Evolution follows all sequel rules—more action, more nudity, more villains—but manages to be better than the original by keeping the action coming. Sure, there is some tightening that could have made the exposition flow faster, but overall this is a solid genre picture with killer action and plenty of satisfying death-dealing.