Archive for the 'Technology' Category

The Future of Video Games, today! (again)

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Project Natal

Project Natal is Microsoft’s answer to the Wii.

The difference? It looks like it works better. There’s no physical controller per se  as it’s all controlled by camera, your voice and the 4th dimension. Basically your body IS the controller. So if you’re Jimmy No-Limbs then too bad.

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Building blocks of tomorrow

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

The Past and the Future of building blocks

Besides the obvious, what’s the difference between the two types of blocks above?

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Google Chrome

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

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It was bound to happen – Google has stepped into Web Browser territory.

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Apple Store Chatswood

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Adam has found the Apple store in Chatswood.

Australia will soon have two places of worship for the Apple faithful (the other is on George St, Sydney).

ZOMG FLASH 10

Monday, October 8th, 2007

It has IK-bones. It has 3D out-of-the-box. It has that nice animation feature in After Effects where you can control it by manipulating it’s path. It has a better real-time stage player (very handy for working with Video). It has a better bitmap based manipulation system called Hydra.

And did I mention it has bones?

Fuck yeah.

Facebook Video FOR THE WIN

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Facebook Video is the fucken awethome.

Nevermind that you can upload video, it’s the sheer ease and ability to record video from your webcam and save it directly to Facebook that is so good.

Imagine the fun you can have, especially for those who have a webcam embedded into their monitor and/or laptop.

ZOMG, it’s awethome.

New Apple keyboard

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Love the new Apple keyboard. It’s just like the keyboard on my Mac Book, which feels so good everytime I press a key.

I was about to place an order for the non-wireless version of these bad boys when I realised the non-wireless one is butt-ugly on it’s side. Not only that but the USB ports are on the side instead of at the top like the previous generation Apple keyboards. To me, this new USB port layout feels clumsy and cluttered.

Oh well.

The new iMacs are hot too. Fits my design sensibilities perfectly.

Image from Apple.com

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I’m gonna get it anyway, it’s too hot.

I love TED

Friday, March 16th, 2007

TED (Technology Entertainment Design), is a conference like no other. I’ve been downloading their free video podcasts for a while now. It’s an intimate space where the “thought-leaders, movers and shakers” get to share their ideas for about 18 minutes. They’re enjoyable, interesting and thought provoking. Some of the speakers are there to save the world, some are there to present talks on the human condition and some are there to show off their latest techno gizmos. Al “Save the world” Gore’s and David Pogue’s talks I would say are the most enjoyable.

Here’s the spoiler, tickets are limited, and they cost about $6 000 a pop. Ungh!

* Image from ted.com

Jam Sessions on DS gives me hope

Friday, March 9th, 2007

For the past few years I’ve dreamed of being able to bring out an accoustic guitar and rock it like John Mayer. But through countless attempts I suck balls and can only play the tune for N.E.R.D’s “She wants to move” and something that I call “autumn morning coffee music” which is really just two variations of the D-chord.

But alas! Ubisoft are bringing out a title called Jam Sessions that lets you strum your DS screen as if it were a real guitar! Add the ability to play different chords and I’m one step closer to becoming a rock star! – with a DS in hand. If I can get a gig through this I’ll let you know. ;)
* image from Joystiq.com

PlayStation’s “Home”

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Yeah, this post is PS3 and games related, so skip if you must.

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