Yahtzee at his best. Not his finest, but at his best.
What is new?
Yahtzee at his best. Not his finest, but at his best.
Turns out while on this week’s as usually awesome Diggnation, Kevin Rose had a hard time explaining the Google Me project that Google is working on. To cut the long story short, the explanation starts at the 30:00 mark, and Rose paraphrases that he was told (obviously under NDA) that Google Me won’t feel as heavily engineered and restricted as the rest of the other Google apps. Reason being that he didn’t feel comfortable talking about a few light Google Me details is because that could inevitably hurt his relationship with Google (which, duh, makes sense). Via: Diggnation
Note: I intend no hurt done here, Kevin. And I hope you don’t hold a grudge against me, either.
So, PlayStation Phone? Looks like a French tech blog got an invitation to an upcoming event, including the usual PlayStation icons, with a phone themed icon as well. And get this: Pierre Perron, DG of Sony Ericsson France, is mentioned on the invite. Looks legit enough. Via: Nowhereelse
You want a 3D laptop from Acer? Here’s a 3D laptop from Acer, it’s called the Acer AS5745DG-A54E/L. Whatever that string of numbers and letters might mean, I don’t know, but for a media-based PC (what else would you use 3D for anyway?) it can grind through it all: a 15.6-inch screen, NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 425M graphics with NVIDIA’s 3D VISION at 120Hz, a 2.53GHz Intel Core i5-460M processor, 4GB of RAM, a massive 640GB hard drive, HDMI, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi b/g/n and a 1.3-megapixel webcam with of course, a pair of the 3D Vision glasses.
Unfortunately for you U.S. folk, Acer has only announced availability for Japan so far, which is on December 3rd for “less than” 100,000 yen (essentially what is $1,200 US dollars). Via: Acer JP
I love Steam. I’ve probably given them more than I should, but only because I buy great games (DiRT 2, Bad Company 2, Team Fortress 2, Osmos, IL2 9146, GRID, and Portal is what makes my library). Turns out Counter Strike: Source is $5. Now it’s time to go pwn me some n00bs, all while saying “thank you” in French, Italian, English, and Spanish.
It’s done. It’s official. It’s finally over. The masterpiece that is Gan Turismo 5 is 1000+ cars, the most realistic physics and graphics of all time, 26 track locations with 71 layouts, the photo mode, the tuning and parts shops which change everything from oil to rims, and of course the music. It’s available now for PlayStation 3, and it’s downright awesome.
Via: Gran Turismo 5
See, the 2010 Macbook Air really isn’t that expensive. The 11-inch model runs at about $999, and the 13-inch at $1,299. For what’s essentially and iPad with a keyboard and Mac OS X, it’s pretty good. Turns out you can make your purchase little bit more expensive. By that, I mean a bucketload. The above version that I coin “LaptopMemo Edition” will run you about $2100, brand new. At minimum, the least you can spend seems like $1,850 in total.
I can go on for minutes talking about how expensive it is, but honestly: If you had $1,850 (or more depending on the finish), wouldn’t you make your very own laptop, and laugh at everyone else in the face? If you’re the “look at me” type, sure you would.
This is insane. I understand the land of EVO 4Gs and DROID X, but having this unnamed Android smartphone just announced by Acer with a 4.8-inch screen at 1024×480 resolution, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 megapixel rear camera (with LED flash), 720p video recording, six-axis Gyroscope + accelerometer and LED edge lighting, and Flash 10.1 support (FroYo or Gingerbread?) is inhuman.
According to Acer, it’s “100 percent smartphone. 100 percent tablet” (whatever that means) and it’s due for a release in April 2011. It also has Bluetooth 3.0, 802.11n WiFi, HSDPA support, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and an HDMI output, if your face has already melted off from the strengths of this tasty smartphone. Press release after the break.
It’s not like I don’t want the Notion Ink Adam to launch. I was once in good contact with Notion Ink’s CEO, Rohan Shravan, who was willing to give me exclusive video and photos of the tablet. Turns out, he and his team changed the Adam again and again, and then they became stupid. That’s right, stupid. If you can’t ship a tablet, why keep on adding more features? Turns out the Notion Ink Adam will now have A-GPS, 802.11n support, and Unreal Engine support using NVIDIA’s Tegra graphics chip.
That’s already on top of the 3.2 megapixel swivel camera, 2 USB 2.0 ports, mini USB, HDMI, a micro SD slot, SIM Card slot, and DC connector. On top of the Bluetooth 2.1 and Cortex A-9, on top of 10.1″ WSVGA (1024 x 600) display or a Pixel Qi display, both with multitouch. And again, on top of the 3.mm headset jack, microphone, and stereo speakers.
If it keeps on getting delayed, and you keep on adding more features, how the heck will you ship this tablet? Tell me, I’d like to know smartie pants.
According to Apple it’s a “shopping event”. Turns out, like all other Black Fridays, Apple discounts their Apple products by a nice although not large amount, but enough for you to spot a difference. As long as you promise us that you won’t shove people around for the nearest iPad (and maybe buy us one; I kid, I kid) then get your angry mob kit ready, and head out to the nearest Apple store Friday, November 26th. Oh, and with the credit cards in “almost dead” mode.