Samsung posted the entire, nearly one hour video of their S IV introduction on YouTube. Apparently, nothing else happened yesterday. +1000 nerd points if you watch the whole thing. TL;DR It’s a new phone, it looks cool. Presentation was weird.
Wired has a really interesting article about how Blizzard’s new Star Craft 2 expansion, Heart of the Swarm, is shaking up the world of professional gamers. That’s right, I said professional gamers. Star Craft 2 is huge in Korea (and elsewhere). So huge in fact, that professional gamers can make six figure salaries by competing in Star Craft tournaments. The new expansion, may very well upset the balance of power among the top pros.
Google’s unofficial motto has long been, “Don’t be evil.” Apparently, Google’s street view mapping crew didn’t get that memo. According to Reuters, it would seem that between 2008 and 2010 while Google street view crews were out collecting street view images, they also recorded data from unsecured wireless networks. After a three-year investigation, Google has agreed to settle the matter by paying a $7 million dollar fine to 38 states where th
The Samsung Galaxy S III was a huge hit last year. Ars technica has a good rundown on what the S IV is likely to bring to the table. The list includes eye tracking, a higher resolution (and bigger) five inch display, 13 Megapixel camera and a whopping 8 core processor. Samsung will detail all; Thursday evening at Radio City Music Hall, 6pm EDT. If you really want to, you can watch live coverage in several places including Ars.
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On Episode 002 of WeTalkNerdy I took a look at the Roku LT streaming media appliance. The latest player, the Roku 3, is faster, has a new interface and sports a headphone jack on the remote control for private listening. If you already have a Roku 2, new Roku HD, Roku LT or Roku Streaming Stick, you should be getting the new interface too via a firmware update some time in April. “The new Roku interface offers the following benefits over the previous interface: New layout wi
Electronic Arts, publisher of SimCity, issued an apology on Monday stating that, “A lot more people logged on than we expected.” As I previously reported, the SimCity launch didn’t exactly go as planned. According to several reports, SimCity still wasn’t working properly over the weekend. Issues with slow and over burdened servers led EA to disable some of the games less important features (like leader boards) in an effort to increase performance. In additi
SimCity launched earlier this week with much fanfare. If you’re not familiar with the game, the original SimCity debuted in 1989 as a free-form city building game. The latest incarnation features improved game play, full 3D graphics, online multiplayer gameplay and more; including crippling server outages that render the game unplayable in some situations. Electronic Arts (EA), the games publisher, requires the player to have an always on Internet connection in order to play