Call of Duty: Ghosts Is The Next CoD, Coming To Current And Next-Gen Platforms, Plus PC On November 5th

call-of-duty-ghostsThe next Call of Duty title is coming November 5th, including Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, but also PlayStation 4 and the next Xbox as its main platforms. Besides the fact that Infinity Ward, creators of the Modern Warfare series of Call of Duty games, are responsible for Ghosts, it begs to ask the question: what happens after the Captain Price scene in the previous Infinity Ward title? More importantly, when are we getting new info about the upcoming game. That bit is actually confirmed for the May 21st unveil of the new Xbox. Teaser trailer after the break.

This Upcoming Sensor Will Make An Awesome 1080p Front-Facing Camera Possible

omnivision-ov2724There’s no reason to be hateful towards the front-facing camera on your smartphone — it’s compressed to a size where the geometry of taking excellent photos is nearly impossible. Not anymore however, thanks to the above sensor that will be mass-produced this summer. The new OV2724 front-facing camera sensor shoehorns a 1080p sensor into a component that’s just 5mm by 5mm by 3.5mm and can record video at 1080p HD at 60 frames-per-second.

ViaOmnivision

IBM Creates Stop-Motion Film Made Entirely Of Atoms

IBM Boy & His AtomThis is crazy. IBM hasn’t been exactly playful in the past, but researchers at IBM have had an exception, creating the world’s smallest film. Using a scanning tunneling microscope, a tool that operates at minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 268 degrees Celsius) and magnifies the surface more than 100 million times (tool was invented and built at IBM more than 30 years ago), allows each individual dot to be the imprinted surface area of an actual atom.

The result?  242 frames that show the story of a boy dancing and playing with an atom. It’s excellent.

Google Releases New Glass Video, Or Rather, How It Currently Works

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This is actually monumental, in a way. For months, we’ve heard about Glass, seen it (either on blogs or in-person), but haven’t used it, and most assuredly not seen the software interface through a how-to video, like the one Google has published today.

Of course, the Explorer Program that developers and friends of Google have access to will further refine the software for consumer use, when Glass comes out next year, in 2014. What this means is that everything in the video is subject to change, but it’s safe to say it won’t be drastically different than current Google Glass models.

Check the video out, after the break.

Twenty Years Ago Today, The World Wide Web Went Online

www-cern-nex-browserThat makes complete sense. Maybe you weren’t alive when the web went live, or maybe you do, but it’s the 20th anniversary of the web, thanks to CERN publishing a website on their new Internet network. As a result of this amazing feat from 20 years ago, in 1993, CERN used Tim Berners-Lee’s invention of the internet —the same guys behind all those experiments at the Large Hadron Collider, obviously— to publish the very first website at its original URL.

ViaCERN,  The WWW Project

Skype Is Now Available From Your Browser

skype-outlookThere’s a catch, actually. In order to use Skype online, you’ll have to make the jump to Outlook.com. A lot fo users seem to love the service, but as a Gmail diehard, I’ll be staying put. It’s also important to know that it still is in beta, a plug-in is needed to bridge Skype and Outlook.com together, and the service rolls out in the UK today, with the US and Germany following in the “coming weeks”. Browser compatibility is the base standard, of course: the most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and Firefox.

ViaSkype Blog

NASA Captures Saturn’s Australia-Sized Hurricane On Video

saturn-hurricaneNASA’s Cassini spacecraft took some stellar photos of Saturn’s 1,250 mile-wide polar hurricane. The result were black and white photos when normally developed, however with some post-production, NASA has been able to refine the photos. The Cassini spacecraft uses spectral filters that can detect the subtleties of wavelengths of near-infrared light. All NASA had to do then was false-color the vortex based on those tiny changes, invisible to the human eye. The end product? Deep reds represent lower clouds, and the greens are ones that sit a bit higher than that.

ViaNASA

Google Now Has Arrived On iOS

GOOGLENOWIOSOne of the slickest apps of them all, Google Now, has jumped ship from being an Android 4.1+ exclusive and is now available for iPhone and iPad, from the App Store. Despite the transition, Google Now still retains most of its native features, except newer ones, like boarding passes, events, Fandango, concerts, research topics, nearby events, and a few more. It sounds like a lot is missing, but once it’s linked to your Google account, that’s where the magic begins.

Via: Google