Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs holds up the new iPad as he speaks during an Apple Special Event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. Apple introduced its latest creation, the iPad, a mobile tablet browsing device that is a cross between the iPhone and a MacBook
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
When you're flying 90 odd-hrs just to get to Auckland, you'd be wanting to charge your iPod or laptop at least once. Air New Zealand's done a major overhaul of its Boeing 777 plane, with sockets and USB ports galore. It's not just for the suit-clad first class and business class passengers either. 11 Skycouches that turn into flat beds for two will make those weeks in the air fly past quickly, with the other seats providing extra leg room and comfort. But that's not the best bit—the power sockets, iPod connectors and USB ports on each seat will blow people's minds. You know, for that full 3-month long flight to Wellington.
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!!
Monday, January 25, 2010
The Classic Controller Pro for Wii has been available in Japan for some time already, but it's making its way to these here parts this April.
The controller looks like it came from the PS2 factory, and it won't plug directly directly into your Wii. Instead, you have to plug it into your Wii Remote, which isn't that much of a hassle. It'll ship with Monster Hunter Tri, but will also be sold separately for $20.
The Classic Controller Pro will come in black or white, and be compatible more than 450 Wii, WiiWare, and Virtual Console games. The design includes a second row of shoulder buttons, and an "ergonomic" grip, which sounds like marketing pablum to me. Still, though, looks neat!
IT LOOKS LIKE THE PS3 CONTROLLER I THINK THEY COPIED THE DESIGN BECAUSE SONY IS DESIGNING A MOTION CONTROLLER SIMILAR TO THE WII!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Weighing just 3.5kg, it's small enough to fit in your hand like a little kitten. It's about as powerful as other Dysons, so sucking up all those cat hairs shouldn't be too much of a problem for the City DC26.
It's apparently been in the works for five years, according to vacuum god James Dyson:
"It took us five years to painstakingly compress and rebuild every single component before we had a machine that was a third smaller than its predecessor, yet could still tackle dirt like bigger machines."
On sale from this weekend in the UK, it'll cost £249.99 and will be available in "satin blue." No word yet on worldwide availability, apart from Japan where it's already on sale, though when it launches in the US we'll let you know. [Dyson]
I THINK THIS IS KINDA COOL! I WANT ONE BUT ITS A LITTLE EXPENSIVE!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
CARACAS (AFP) –console is "poison" and leads children down the capitalist "road to hell," said.
Chavez, in his weekly radio-TV show "Alo Presidente," called on Venezuelan manufacturers to make "educational" toys and dolls with' features to replace capitalistic counterparts like the that "have nothing to do with our culture."
In expanding on his dislike of western toys and games -- he already slammed Nintendo for promoting "selfishness, individualism and violence," Chavez Sunday took on the world's top selling game console, Sony's PlayStation.
"Those games they call '' are poison. Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, 'you've got to find Chavez to kill him.'"
The firebrand leftist president said any game that "bomb cities or just throw bombs," are sold by capitalist countries to sow violence so they can "later sell weapons."
They "promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol so they can sell them. That's capitalism, the road to hell," he added.
Venezuela, Chavez said, should be making "," and suggested designing "little indigenous dolls" to sell in place of dolls "like Barbie, that have nothing to do with our culture."
Venezuelan lawmakers in October passed a law outlawing the sale of "bellicose" games and videogames that can be punished with up to five years imprisonment.
THIS GUY IS MENTALLY ILL HE THINKS THAT VIDEO GAMES AND BARBIES ARE BAD AND LEAD YOU TO CAPITALISM. HE IS JUST MAD THAT THEY PUT ON HIS FACE ON A GAME AND TOLD THE PEOPLE TO KILL HIM. SO HE LIKES EDUCATIONAL GAME, GO TO SCHOOL IT'S A VERY EDUCATIONAL GAME. I DONT LIKE THIS GUY HE IS WEIRD.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
$300 - Out for about a year in the UK, just hitting the US market.
How It Works
I've described the Actifry to friends as an ice cream maker combined with a convection oven. Basically, it's a big nonstick pan equipped with a constantly rotating silicone stirrer. You load all the food into the pan, drizzle it with a relatively small amount of oil and then close the clear lid. The controls include just two buttons—one for on/off, one for a timer. Fired up, hot air blows around making it sound, as you might expect, like a weak hairdryer. The idea is that the air blows the oil around and cooks the food while the spatula keeps everything cooking evenly.
I put the Actifry through three crucial tests, constantly questioning whether it was better than a convection oven. The first, chicken wings (buffalo style), because you can't generally duplicate a the crunch of a fried wing in the oven. The second, sweet potato fries. (Battered food like onion rings will just gunk up the system, so I settled for something that's also pretty difficult to oven fry.) And last, I made straight french fries—the devices biggest selling point by far.
THIS IS AWESOME! I WANT ONE NOW! I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN MOZZARELLA STICKS , CHICKEN STRIPS, AND FRENCH FRIES. YOU NEED TO BUY ME ONE AND BRING IT TO ME LIKE RIGHT NOW. IT SAVES A LOT OF OIL!