Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category
Microsoft Employee Commits Career Suicide on Twitter
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on April 5, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
Yesterday Kotaku broke the long-rumored news that Microsoft's upcoming next-generation Xbox would require an always-on internet connection to function. Similar to the always-on DRM that crippled Diablo III and Sim City, the system would require an active internet connection to launch apps or games. As... more.
Is Microsoft Poised to Lose the Next Generation?
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 28, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
There's an idea in the video game industry of the "third console syndrome". This comes from historical console releases, where the third one from a manufacturer usually isn't as successful as its predecessor. See the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation 3 as two big examples, as neither were as successful or dominated the market as the SNES or PS2 did. Microsoft's upcoming Xbox, due to be announced off... more.
Here’s the PlayStation 4 Controller (Prototype)
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 14, 2013 under Gaming, News, Tech
A short while ago, video game site Destructoid posted the above picture of what they think is a PlayStation 4 controller. It's obviously a prototype connected to a dev kit, but it does match the rumors about the controller having a touch pad similar to the one on the back of the Vita, and if... more.
3D Printed Moon Bases May Become a Reality
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on February 1, 2013 under News, Science, Space, Tech
We've talked about the potential for 3D printing on our past podcasts, as it's a pretty awesome technology with some amazing potential. That potential may soon be harnessed if some architects known as Fosters and Partners get their way. They have an idea to build structures on the moon via 3D printing using regolith (moon dust) to make them sturdy enough for human habitation. The more.
- Buy a Wii U…and Brick It! 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 20, 2012 under Gaming, News, Tech
6 Technologies From Blade Runner That We’ve Already Surpassed
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on November 12, 2012 under Featured, Lists, Science, Tech
In 1982 Ridley Scott captured our hearts when he transformed Philip K. Dick's short novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" into a motion picture masterpiece. Sadly, Blade Runner was sort of like Firefly when it comes to fan momentum. In theaters the movie didn't do well at all. But 30 years later the film is at the top of many Sci... more.
R.I.P. Windows XP (For Gaming)
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 5, 2012 under Gaming, News, Tech
Even though Microsoft has officially ceased their support of Windows XP, a large percentage of PC games still supported the OS as there are people out there who just never decided to upgrade. Vista wasn't the most appealing option to move to, and many systems built around the time XP came out probably would have a tough time doing Win7 justice let alone running a game on the OS. The support of ... more.
Ustream Killed The 2012 Hugo Awards
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 4, 2012 under News, Tech
The Hugo Awards are basically the Academy Awards for SciFi and Fantasy. Every year the best of the best of our favorite genres are honored, and this year's took place over the weekend at Worldcon. i09 was involved in the live broadcast of the event, which was being streamed on Ustream. Unfortunately the automatic copyright infringement software Ustream uses decided that clips of Doctor Who were be... more.
More Windows 8 Fear? Lord of the Rings Online Goes Mac
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on August 23, 2012 under Gaming, News, Tech
Over the last few months, right around the time when developers of PC games got their hands on the final code of Windows 8, more and more big name companies have been speaking out about the OS's problems. Specifically Valve, Blizzard, and Minecraft dev Notch have spoken out about the dangers of locking down the OS. Valve is so upset that they are trying to port all 2500 Steam games over to Linux, ... more.
Microsoft Tries the Tablet…Again
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 19, 2012 under News, Tech
Prior to Apple changing the world yet again with the iPad, Microsoft tried their hands at making tablets. Of course, they didn't catch on. Today MS wants a piece of the tablet pie, so they revealed their own tablet running Windows 8. There will be two on the way, an ARM-powered one using a slimmer Windows 8 RT and eventually an Ivy Bridge i5 powered Windows 8 Pro tablet. Both will feature magne... more.