Skyrim: Heartfire Announced, Now You Can Build Homes

In the next paid DLC for Skyrim, you can build homes, adopt children, and practice your landscaping as well as interior design skills. In Skyrim Heartfire, the player simply needs to purchase some land, uses the new drafting table to build materials for the home, and acquires lessons and plans the design of their new, permanent realm. Te Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will be available for download for 400 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE on September 4, possibly with PC and PS3 to follow sometimes afterwards.

Via: Bethblog

Quikdraw Is The Next Innovative Kickstarter Project For Carrying Lenses

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this was “If Batman carrier a DSLR, this is how he’d carry all his lenses”. Well actually, Batman wasn’t really the first thing that came to mind, but that doesn’t matter.

The Quikdraw belt will allow its user to fasten DSLR lenses (either Canon or Nikon). And in case you were wondering how strong this belt and the Quikdraw locks are: the belt’s creator’s say that the belt can hold up to 20lbs of lenses, and the locks are made of aircraft aluminum and high strength precision molded plastic.

It sounds like a great idea and because of how the locks are made, theft isn’t really an option (you could also hit the assailant with a telephoto lens in case you have no self-defense skills). Backers can start at the $75 mark to get a Quikdraw; multiple are needed to hold multiple lenses on the belt.

Via: Kickstarter

The Verdict On Samsung Vs. Apple Is Here: Apple Wins

In the gripping conclusion to the long Apple vs. Samsung case, the technology giant Apple has won as according to a court jury and Judge Koh. What else is there to report on? There always is more. Apparently, this means that all nearly all recent Android-based Samsung devices in question have infringed upon the Apple scroll/”bounce back” patent, among two other Apple patents in question. Apple has won this trial.

Evernote And Moleskine Announce The Smart Notebook — And It’s Very Practical

Evernote and Moleskine are two different companies, yet are in the same business: one stores information in analog, the other digitally, in the cloud. Coming together marks a new product: the Evernote Smart Notebook. Starting at $24.95 for a smaller notebook (and $29.95 for a bigger one), you can take a picture of anything you’ve written in the notebook using the Evernote iOS app (other platforms should get this feature at a later date) and it will immediately be transcribed into a searchable, digital document you can use with your Evernote account.

Let that sink in for a second.

This is fantastic. It is seamless, doesn’t deprive the human race of calligraphy, yet keeps our recording skills moving forward, continuously. And, they’re pretty notebooks. You can pre-order one now, but they will only be ready by October 1st, the date Evernote starts shipping the Smart Notebooks.

Via: EvernotePre-Order

Google Just Made The “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button Fun Again

Traditionally, a Google search via the homepage is made in one of three way: hitting “Enter” on your keyboad, hitting the “Google Search” button, or lastly, the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button that would take you the first site that is relevant to what you searched for. Except now, that button has been changed by Google to reflect if whether or not you feel lucky, hungry, adventurous, puzzled, or whatever adjective Google decides to play on you. And it’s a lot of fun. Go check it out.

If You Care, Samsung Released Its Design Story For The Galaxy S III

Samsung really has the idea that it must find every single way of showing us (the tech press) and consumers that the Galaxy S III is the greatest phone ever produced by the company (it is, actually), but by taking it another notch, saying it’s “designed for humans” (no, duh!). And so, below you can graze your eyes upon the design story highlights for the Galaxy S III, in case you’re interested.

Via: Samsung Tomorrow