We already have a few official Atari accessories for iOS devices, including the Atari Arcade “duo powered” joystick designed specifically for iPad. Today we bring you a one of a kind Atari accessory for iPhone that you’ll wish you would have purchased first.
Technabob points us to a custom iPhone speaker dock made out of an old Atari 2600 console. The item recently sold on Etsy, a website dedicated to selling handmade and one of a kind goods, with a price tag of $100 USD. Keep Reading
The 99 cent app is available now for both iPad and iPhone and promises to be a faithful port with 8-bit graphics and sounds for a look and feel almost identical to the original game.
You’re cruising in your new supercar on a little-used, dead-straight rural road when suddenly a zombified donkey Keep Reading
Following the release of Apple’s 2012 Supplier Responsibility Report earlier this month, several reports are starting to come out backing up claims of poor working conditions within the company’s supply chain in China.
One fascinating report from The New York Times detailing exactly why Apple builds its products in government subsidized factories in China (and exposing working conditions in the process) has been getting a ton of attention. So much that Apple CEO Tim Cook has now responded to the reports saying he’s “outraged” and issuing a long email to Apple employees Keep Reading
A new feature being developed by Microsoft is stirring up a bit of controversy, not necessarily for its ability to help you avoid dangerous parts of town, but mainly for its nickname — “Avoid Ghetto”.
According to NPR, the technology is actually part of Microsoft’s “Pedestrian Route Production” patent, which would allow a user to receive the safest route possible to any given desitination based on violent crime statistics.
The idea sounds harmless enough — to help citizens, specifically those travelling by foot, to avoid dangerous areas. However Keep Reading
It appears MegaUpload’s users aren’t ready to just back down to the feds with new reports claiming international pirate organizations are planning on suing the FBI on behalf of users over files that have been lost due to the shutdown.
If you’ve been following along with the MegaUpload case, you’d know that many of the company’s execs are now awaiting trial on charges of piracy, racketeering, and money laundering following the feds shutting down the massively popular file-sharing site Keep Reading
A report from Kotaku today claimed Microsoft will upgrade its disc drive in the next-gen Xbox (720?) from its standard DVD drive to a Blu-Ray drive similar to the one in Sony’s PS3.
The report cites various “reliable” industry sources, and also claimed Microsoft was planning on creating a method of preventing used games from running on the next-gen console. Keep Reading
Earlier we told you about Blizzard’s upcoming 2012 Battle.net World Championships for StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena players, but today we bring you another way to get in on Blizzard and WoW history– this time for a charitable cause.
Blizzard has announced (via Mashable) it will be selling 2000 retired HP p-Class server blades with 100% of the proceeds donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Each server blade will be marked with a WoW logo as well as the name of the realm it used to help host Keep Reading
No matter what style and era of mobile gaming you enjoy most, there’s likely a half decent port available or soon to be available on the App Store or Android Market. Atari and arcade game makers are quickly re-releasing all of their classic titles, while Sega titles like Sonic and third-party Nintendo games from SNES to Gameboy are also being ported to the popular mobile platforms.
Rather than reminiscing with some retro console titles, take a second today to remember what the best mobile games once looked like on cellphones. Remember Snake? Keep Reading
You might be familiar with the ‘Blizzard Cup’ events from recent years where Starcraft players battled it out in a tournament organized by Blizzard in conjunction with online sports organizations like World Cyber Games, GSL, and MLG.
In 2012 Blizzard seems to be taking it a step further, announcing on its blog today that it will be hosting its own “Battle.net World Championship” for World of Warcraft Arena and StarCraft II players. Keep Reading
Hyperkin dropped its SNES handheld console last year to get us in the mood for portable remakes of retro consoles, and now SNK Playmore is getting to drop a new Neo Geo handheld preloaded with 20 classic games on its 2GB of onboard storage.
The device has a 4.3-inch display, SD card slot, original stick from the NEO Geo console pad, four game buttons, and two shoulder buttons. Japanese language blog Famicom-Plaza got its hands on the device (via andriasang) and also provided a list of twenty classic titles (below) that will come with the console including a couple notables: Metal Slug, King of Fighters ’94. and Fatal Fury. Keep Reading
While noting “regulators globally have been calling for shorter, simpler privacy policies”, yesterday Google announced it would be completely revamping its own by taking over 60 from various Google services and creating a new, single policy for all users. The approach reflects Google’s recent attempts to integrate its biggest products into a single, cohesive experience.
Despite court ordered blocks of Pirate Bay and ongoing threats from just about every anti-piracy group there is, the site is launching a brand new category allowing users to download files that can be used to create physical objects using 3D printers.
When we brought you the story of potentially shady file sharing community MegaUpload being shutdown by the feds, accusations the site lead to over $500 million in lost revenue from pirated content was enough to land the execs on trial for various piracy related charges, racketeering, and money laundering.
While the company’s plans to launch a new music service known as “MegaBox” in 2012 are more than likely on hold, some are claiming it, and not piracy, lead to the ultimate demise of the site under the watch of Universal Music Group. Keep Reading
Following the State of the Union address tonight at 9PM EST (which will be live streamed on YouTube), President Obama will be taking questions in a live Google+ Hangout on January 30. A few select users will even be chosen to speak live with President Obama during the interview.
Here’s how to get involved.
Questions can be submitted starting right now through the White House YouTube channel and you can continue submitting both text and video questions submissions through January 28. Users can then vote on questions across a slew of categories including Jobs & Economy, Foreign Policy, Education, Govt. Reform, Financial Reform, etc. As of this writing, users had submitted 63,236 questions and cast 828,539 votes. Keep Reading
We’ve seen a number of different tributes from Steve Jobs mourners following the legendary Apple CEO’s death in October. Among the the tributes we’ve seen so far– a technical Grammy award from the Recording Academy, a silent audio tribute to fight pancreatic cancer, and even some impressive Minecraft tributes. The latest episode of Geek Therapy featuring American Young, Casey McKinnon and the crew at Comediva takes a bit more of a comedic approach to remembering Steve.
Set in a therapist office, the latest installment of Geek Therapy appears to feature a Steve Jobs mourner unable to talk until verbally assaulted about how much Bill Gates is more worthy of credit. America Young is appearing in her normal role as Geek Therapist, but Casey McKinnon is doing the counselling while playing ” The Best Steve Jobs Grief Counselor in Town”. Keep Reading
For your own benefit up until now we haven’t brought you the endless “Shit gamers say” videos that have inevitably littered the internet over the past weeks. We couldn’t, however, help ourselves from getting in on the conversation for the “Shit Gamer Girls Say” video posted by Machinima.
If you’ve seen any of the Shit __ say videos, there aren’t a ton of surprises here. Although, this particular video seems to, for no good reason, be getting a lot of hate from the gaming community. The comments attached to the YouTube video are a clear indication of just how welcomed female gamers are within the community online, and it certainly isn’t any better in-game on Xbox Live or elsewhere. Keep Reading
A new campaign called We Can Be Heroes announced today by DC Entertainment alongside Time Warner and three NGOs will see Superman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman working together to fight famine in the Horn of Africa.
Throughout the two year long campaign, DC Comics will be using its legendary superheroes to raise awareness and match donations up to $1 million made to Save the Children, MercyCorps, and the International Rescue Committee through WeCanBeHeroes.org. Time Warner and DC will also be matching employee donations. Keep Reading
One of the biggest mobile game publishers on the market, Gameloft, is getting set to introduce a new gaming feature on smartphones that was previously unavailable — in-game voice chat over 4G on Android devices.
Gameloft made things official at the Qualcomm booth during CES 2012 this month by announcing that they would initially be partnering with Verizon to roll the service out across devices on its 4G LTE network.
We now know the first game to get in-game chat will be Ashphalt 6: Adrenaline and the feature will be rolling out to users across various Gameloft titles later this year. Keep Reading
Normally when we come across an Apple product concept it’s a re-imagined version of an iDevice that is currently in existence or rumored to be on its way. For instance, we’ve seen the iCam peripheral concept for iPhone that would essentially turn your iPhone into a full-fledged point-and-shoot, and also a concept for the rumored Apple HDTV. The iDesk, on the other hand, is a tabletop display concept that takes Microsoft’s Surface computers to the next level.
The illustrations above and below are the work of Adam Benton (via MacLife), who imagines an “adaptable workspace that doesn’t just hold your equipment, but enhances and interacts with it”. Keep Reading
According to a statement this week from the New York City Police Foundation, it is currently developing and testing new technology designed to detect secured weapons from a distance in conjunction with the Defense Department.
A report from the The New York Times said the technology works as a “reverse infrared mapping tool by reading the energy people emit and pinpointing where that flow is blocked by some object, like a gun”. Physics professor John Federici who talked to Huffington Post said the technology is known as terahertz imaging detection. Keep Reading