Today LEGO has made an official statement that will begin designing and creating sets based the popular Indie PC game Minecraft. Back in December the creators of Minecraft started a petition to LEGO Cuusoo, as they are the division that deals with petitions for new creations. Once the petition reached over 10,000 signatures, it was placed in LEGO Review where it passed.
If you're into science fiction, then you must know Doctor who. And if you happen to have a PlayStation 3 or PC then you will be in for a treat, because coming soon is the first ever video game featuring beloved doctor. And here's the first ever trailer featuring actual gameplay from Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, coming later this year to PlayStation 3, PC and PlayStation Vita.
Man, those hackers seem to work fast. The Vita has been out for less than two months, and hackers were able to get it working nice with PlayStation custom firmware 3.55. The hack tricks the PlayStation 3 into believing the vita is a mobile device, which allows the Vita to take full advantage of the Remote Play feature. In turn allowing the user to play full PlayStation 3 games, provided you have a high enough bandwidth connection.
As this is still in the working stages there is an issue with latency between the controls and the game. But if this is any indication as to how Sony plans to expand the features of Remote Play, then count me in. More footage of games including Red Dead Redemption, and Batman Arkham City can be seen playing friendly with the feature as well. On Homer49's Youtube page.
One of the worlds largest camera and film companies has officially filed for chapter 11 today, Eastman Kodak Co. filed for the motion early Thursday morning in a Los Angeles court. The company has been fighting and struggling to remain competitive against newer companies, and it's recent venture into the printer business seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for the 131 year old company.
The U.S. Government has seized the domain and popular file sharing site Megaupload.com, and its owners arrested. Kim (Dotcom) Schiltz is currently behind bars along with four others, and awaiting prosecution. Schiltz has been racking up charges of embezzlement, multiple arrests, and recently bought one of the most expensive houses in New Zealand.
A movie that was filmed on the International Space Station is being held back from release by NASA. Richard Garriott, who spent 30 million of his own money to be a "Space Tourist" aboard the ISS while he was on board he filmed two movies; Man on a Mission, which is currently in theaters and an 8 minute film entitled Apogee Of Fear.
NASA is keeping Apogee Of Fear from release as they claim it was not filmed on board NASA Hardware, as Garriott explains to Space.com. The main actors of the film aside from Garriott himself, are NASA astronauts Mike Fincke and Greg Chamitoff, along with Russian cosmonaut Yuri Lonchakov.
When it comes to racing simulation fanatics, nothing is out of reach, or too expensive to achieve simulation perfection. This year at CES Nvidia was showing off this setup from a company called Virtual Racer X (VRX). They call this the iMotion, and the starting price for it is $32,000.00.
The setup comes with everything you see below, the monitors, chair, armatures, steering wheel and pedals. A 5.1 surround sound system, a top end gaming PC, and a copy of their own game iRacing. The setup also supports ganes like F1 2011, Dirt 3, and Battlefield 2 (Kid not included). This setup is also compatible with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
When Apple said it would be taking the iPad to new heights, I bet they didn't mean space. The Rhode Island based company G-Form, noted for it's rugged electronic cases and aesthetic pads wanted to demonstrate how rugged it's latest case, the Extreme Edge was. Encased inside was an innocent iPad 2, also mounted to the case was a high-definition camera, all of it was attached it to a high altitude weather balloon and released into the atmosphere.
Once the iPad reached 100,000 feet (or 30,480 meters) in height, the balloon bursts and the iPad is sent crashing down toward our planet at speed. The high-def video tracks the decent of the iPad's free fall all the way to the moment of impact, in the deserts of Nevada. Once it was recovered, the iPad was found to be undamaged and still playing the video that was started at liftoff.
The video of the fall can be found here.
If you thought you were gonna install Android or any other operating system than Windows onto your shiny new Windows 8 tablet, you thought wrong. It appears the big M that is Microsoft, will be locking down the bootloader on it's Windows 8 devices running on the ARM processor.
The X Prize Foundation and Qualcomm Foundation today announced the launch of the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, a global competition to revolutionize healthcare.
In this competition, teams will leverage technology innovation in areas such as artificial intelligence and wireless sensing — much like the medical Tricorder of Star Trek fame — to make medical diagnoses independent of a physician or healthcare provider.
The goal of the competition is to drive development of devices that will give consumers access to their state of health in the palm of their hand.
The $10 million prize purses will be awarded to the team that develops a mobile platform that most accurately diagnoses a set of 15 diseases across 30 consumers in three days. Teams must also deliver this information in a way that provides a compelling consumer experience while capturing real time, critical health metrics such as blood pressure, respiratory rate and temperature.
The winning solutions will enable consumers in any location to quickly and effectively assess health conditions, determine if they need professional help and answer the question “What do I do next?” when it comes to their health. The system will diagnose diseases, measure vital signs, and assess health state (both sickness and wellness) through single point-in-time as well as ongoing measurement.
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