Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Wired 13.04: La Vida Robot 

From Slashdot, a couple of high school students has beaten the MIT team in the national underwater bot championships. More details are here.

Sony responds to PSP dead-pixel reports 

Sony has now apparently agreed to honor PSPs with 'dead' pixels. Boy, paying $300 for a PSP that has a dead or 'always on' pixel would be just too annoying for me.

Taking Apart the PlayStation Portable 

Not for the faint of heart, but someone painfully took apart his PSP.

Star Wars Fan Film Awards 

2005 Star Wars Fan Film Awards are online at atomfilms.com.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

PSP Web Browser 

Slashdot has an article that the PSP has a hidden web browser.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Transparent Screens  

Fun with backgrounds: "transparent" screens.

NASA announces prizes for space breakthroughs 

MSNBC has an article that NASA is giving prizes for certain space challenges.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

2005 New York International Auto Show 

Some New York auto show concept cars.

CompUSA settles rebate complaint 

Companies not paying rebates? For shame! MSNBC has an article that CompUSA has been forgetting about customer rebates.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Verdict: Sony PSP vs. Nintendo DS 

G4 has a comparison of the Sony PSP vs. Nintendo DS. An unfair comparison, but interesting nonetheless. Despite the bad hype on the PSP, the unit is so slick, how can you NOT want one? Even though there's no games for it, or anything!

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Credit Card Prank II 

Fun with credit card signatures.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Firefox TV commercial 

The Firefox TV commercial.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Star Wars "Revelations" Fan Film 

This is probably the most elaborate and high-quality "fan film" ever, but the acting still sucks (and the actors all look like geeks!)

Friday, March 18, 2005

Photo Tour of PIxar 

Neat. a photo tour of Pixar's offices.

13 things that do not make sense 

New Scientist has an interesting article on 13 things that do not make sense.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Scion Launches Music Label 

Toyota launches a music label. Funny, the Scion booth was giving out free CDs at their car show booth. The CD sucked, though.

Spore Pics 

Some screenshots of Will Wright's Spore game.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

One in five console gamers is a pirate 

From gamesindustry.biz, Macrovision claims thatone in five console gamers is a pirate. Figures this would come from Macrovision, doesn't it? Inflate fears to increase their copy protections sales? Hmmm?

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Again Gets $1 Salary for 2004 

Steve Jobs really does love Apple. As in 2004, Steve Jobs had a Salary of $1 this year.

Monday, March 14, 2005

Experimental Gameplay - Entertainment Technology Center, CMU 

Here is a team dedicated to experimental gameplay ideas. Not all of them work out, but all look potentially interesting...

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Infra Red Webcam 

From Slashdot, here's instructions on how to convert a webcam into infrared. This would work for almost anycamera, actually... so long as you have the filter... which is basically a film negative.

Saturday, March 12, 2005

The Legend of Zelda - Trailer 2 HD 

A high definition 'The Legend of Zelda' trailer.

Wallsized Whiteboard 

Pretty cool. A cheap wall sized whiteboard!

Make your own Portable NES 

As the article says, Make your own Portable NES.

EA to pay Overtime 

Sorry, but I'm surprised they don't do this already.... EA to start paying overtime?

Marvel gets setback in City of Heroes lawsuit 

Marvel comics has had a recent setback in their lawsuit against the creators of 'City of Heroes'. In fact, some of the so-called copy-infringement characters were created by Marvel themselves!

Spore PC Preview from 1UP.COM 

Will Wright's new game: 'Spore'!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Potato chip looks like Pac-Man! 

You've seen The Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich, and awed at The Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus Pretzel. Now, here is your chance to bid on The Pac Man Potato Chip!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Revenge of the Disgruntled Tattoo Artist 

A japanese tattoo artist got so fed up with trendy white people getting japanese characters tattooed on them, that he tattooed other words without letting the customer know. For example, girls wanting "Princess" would end up with "Prostitute", unbeknownst to them until they eventually were laughed at in public, raising their suspicion.

UPDATE: Turns out that this article is a JOKE. Something related to The Onion...

Friday, March 04, 2005

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Fan 

OK so it's Sega marketing, but mildly entertaining. It's the story of Chad, a guy who loves Super Monkey Ball Deluxe so much that he decided to live in a ball!

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