Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Windows 7 debuts

Number 7 has arrived! Well, not really, actually it's about three years away. They don't want to halt that unstoppable Vista machine. (Vista's really not that bad by the way, I just like piling on.)

Anyway, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer debuted the new OS last night. The hook? Multitouch, on a touchscreen. It wasn't running on surface, by the way, but on a Dell laptop.

Here comes the Apple did it first fanboys, I'm sure. The truth is, yes they did- BUT -multitouch and touch surfaces are the way of the future. That's about as plain and simple as I can put it. I guarantee that you'll start to see a switch from keyboard and monitor to pure touch surfaces in the next five years.

Evolution isn't just for nature anymore. Kudos to Apple for the innovation, kudos to everybody else for keeping the train rolling.

Read the whole sorted tale here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

iPhone note for the 3Gers out there

I was listening to the CNBC Sirius channel (FastMoney) this afternoon and heard the talking heads blathering about the June 9th World Wide Developers Conference presentation that Steve Jobs is giving- the scuttle is that the new iPhone will be unveiled right there and then. The phone will then go on sale a few weeks later.

The time frame seems wrong to me but I guess we'll see. (not for the announcement, but for the release date.)

Wanna go really fast? And it's dangerous too!

I think I'm out of words...

It's a motorcycle you can wear.This may be the coolest thing ever. Better than the exo-suit. These renders look phenomenal, I don't know how big the chance is that it'll ever get made but it's freakin awesome!

Read the whole thing right here.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Mr. Niko goes to San Andreas

Completely forgot to mention this!

There was a discovery made on the GTA forums that may shed some light on the DLC that soon (this fall) will be available over Xbox Live (exclusively).

What do you think of that?

It could be just another cool little easter egg for fans of the series- or it could be a whole state full of DLC! Joystiq had mentioned that you'd need a bigger hard drive for all that GTA goodness, but not so, says I.

If the DLC was spaced out to include one major city at a time, (were there three in SA?) that would make a pretty cool little series. maybe with one major overall story arch linking the three city destinations of San Andreas into one big west coast adventure for Niko.

Then again, how about this- The DLC is three completely seperate adventures. One leading Niko to San Andreas (one location there), one leading him to a modern day Vice City, and the final one taking him across the pond to London! That may be reaching a bit but you have to admit it'd be pretty slick.

GTA madness

Who's not playing this?

I've heard it said that this is the first Grand Theft Auto with a heart. It really is. The protagonist, Niko Bellic, is the first main character in a GTA that you can actually root for. Yes, he's a bad guy- but he's got his reasons. There's also a story here that's second to none in the series as well as a living breathing world that it's all wrapped up in that's going to be very hard for any other game to top.

The 'Godfather' of gaming? Yeah, I think so.

iPhone is, like, totally 3g

It's really only a matter of time now until the g-bomb drops.

I'm hearing as early as the last week of June. That might be a little soon- there's not even been an announcement yet. Little to no hype, I don't know- it just seems wrong. Unless this is really going to be a non-event kind of thing. I really can't see that happening but that's what it's looking like if the launch is, in fact, that close.