I want one of these. Period.
These may look like some pictures from LOST, but they’re actually screenshots from the upcoming Farcry sequel. I’m not a gamer, but I did play and really enjoy farcry. These screenshots look awesome, and whilst I shudder to think of the power of the computer needed to run this, it looks unreal.
Microsoft has a tutorial on how to create a 3d game in C# and DirectX. Now uni has given me a hate of coding anything in C#, but if you feel like learning about programming of games, be sure to check this out.
Apple’s iPod has become so popular that counterfeiters are making their own versions and passing them off as authentic. At first glance, the fake iPods appear very real. Apple is warning its resellers of the existence of these fake iPods and how to identify them.
Just when you thought Hollywood might be all out of good ideas, they come up with another good one, like turning pacman into a movie. Not. Now whilst I’m doubting it will even eventuate, the funniest bit of all has to be the hilarious captions some of the IMDB members have been coming up with for the movie.
Pac Man back in Paction!
Your little white balls won’t be safe anymore
This year you’ll learn why “Pac is good in the sac”
He’s Pac, man.
He’s pac on pills.
Eat my pills.
He ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts.
The Pac is back!…and BLACK!
“He ain’t no PAC-ifist!”
Dave Sifry, the founder of Technorati, has posted the latest in his quarterly series of infoporny statistical tracking of blogs, which he calls the “State of the Blogosphere.” Technorati indexes all the blogs it can find — which is most of the public blogs on the Internet — and organizes, indexes, and republishes them as feeds, watchlists, and trendspotting reports.
In the first part of this quarter’s roundup, Dave covers off the increased, never-ending growth of the blogosphere — more blogs, more posts, and lots more spam. Also: bloggers type more about new technology products than they do about the State of the Union address.
Ever struggle to know how much room you have left on your USB Drive? This nifty invention physically gets bigger as you fill it up with data.
Casual drinkers are unlikely to have raised their glass to the news last month that most people who suffer severe alcohol-induced liver disease are social drinkers not alcoholics.
Nor to the finding that moderate drinking might not, after all, help prevent heart disease. There may, however, just be a solution to our drinking woes – one that will allow us to go to a bar and drink as much as we want; get merry, not legless; wake without a hangover; and never have to worry that one of our favourite pastimes may be killing us.
It’s a cocktail of drugs that mimics the pleasurable effects of alcohol without the downsides. The idea is only on the drawing board, but there is no scientific reason why it could not be made right now, says psychopharmacologist David Nutt of the University of Bristol in the UK.
Alcohol exerts its effects on the brain mainly by latching onto signalling molecules called GABA-A receptors. There are dozens of subtypes of these, some of which are associated with specific effects of alcohol. Memory loss, for example, seems to occur because alcohol binds to a subtype in the hippocampus called alpha-5. Nutt says it would be possible to design molecules that bind strongly to the good subtypes but more weakly to the bad ones.