Sunday, April 1, 2012

YouTube Turns the Lights Off - Earth Day

Google has enabled the ability to turn off the "lights" on Youtube. When you turn the lights off everything turns to a darker colour instead of the original white colour.

Personally I would prefer having it dark ALL of the time. It's easy on the eyes and even saves a little bit of power!

YouTube Turns the Lights Off

Thursday, February 23, 2012

StumbleUpon and Kickstarter Combined Make KickStumbler

A new website called KickStumbler is StumbleUpon and Kickstarter combined.

You can "stumble" random projects at KickStumbler like how you can "stumble" web pages at StumbleUpon.

This is a very unique idea for projects. It lets people find your project randomly which then can be liked etc.. A very neat idea. Check out KickStumbler when you get the chance.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Google Plans to Build 1000 Satellite Dishes

Google is asking the FCC for permission to build 4.5 meter satellite dishes on 1000 acres of land next to Google`s data center in Iowa.

The land where the satellite dishes would be built can easily be seen on Google Maps, right beside Google`s $600 million data center.

This would be a huge step for Google since it wants to expand its uber-fast network around the U.S..

The Google fiber isn`t available to many people currently. Hopefully is will spread to all of North America!

Monday, February 20, 2012

The New Reddit-Originated Free Internet Bill (FIA)

A new user-made bill called the Free Internet Bill, has sparked up on Reddit. The bill is designed to protect the Internet. 

A Reddit user who goes by the name of "RoyalWithCheese22" started the whole group. Royal came up with this idea from the recent bills such as SOPA and PIPA which sparked up recently. Royal doesn't consider himself to be a leader of the group even though he is a moderator. 

A quick explanation can be found on the sidebar of the subreddit: 

“To promote prosperity, creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation by preventing the restriction of liberty and preventing the means of censorship. FIA will allow internet users to browse freely without any means of censorship, users have the right to free speech and to free knowledge; we govern the content of the internet, governments don’t. However enforcements/laws must also be put into place to protect copyrighted content.”

Another user on Reddit who's named "Downing_Street_Cat" saw Royal's post and created a subreddit on FIA.

There is no sign if FIA will actually become an actual bill. 

The group has become very popular in a short amount of time. It continues to gain popularity. Make sure to check out FIA and upvote it while you're there!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Get Ready for Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space will be released next month. The release is set to happen on March 22.

Rovio, the creators of Angry Birds, have recruited NASA and National Geographic as partners of Angry Birds Space. The reason is unknown. The only reason I can think of is they could help out in the design such as the gravity.

This twist of the original game will mainly have new features such as gravity. This will bring a new aspect of the game. I will be sure to try the trial of the game when it's available!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mass Effect 3 Launches Into Space

This really is no joke. The release of Mass Effect 3 is closing in and BioWare is making it even better by launching copies of Mass Effect 3 into space.

Six copies will be launched into space at six cities including Berlin, Paris, London, New York City, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. The copies will be launched by using a weather balloon. Each copy will have a GPS on it for tracking. They will be shown on the game's website so everyone can see where they end up. The copies will then land back to Earth. Whoever finds them will be able to play Mass Effect 3 before its release on March 6th.

If you don't plan on running to the landing locations you can try the game out with the demo which is available for Xbox, PlayStation 3, and PC.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The U.S. Army Orders 1100 Recon Bots

The U.S. Army has ordered 1100 recons bots from ReconRobotics Inc. on Wednesday.

Each robot kit contains one robot, one carrying case, and one charging system which is either AC or a charger that uses military radio batteries to the charge the lithium power battery which the robots use.

"The Recon Scout XT enables you to conduct video reconnaissance in cluttered indoor environments as well as in outdoor landscapes of dirt, sand and rocks", the company describes.

The Recon XT robot is equipped with powerful motors, and strong wheels. The Recon Scout XT has the speed, maneuverability, and power to master the battlefield.

This order is the largest order ReconRobotics Inc. has received yet. The future of ReconRobotics Inc. is quite bright. They have sparked a solid interest from the U.S. Army.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy Note Ad Sparks Best Super Bowl Ad

Samsung's Note commercial which aired during the Super Bowl has been voted one of the best ads on Twitter.

The advertisement was advertising Samsung's new smartphone, the Galaxy Note, during the Super Bowl. A poll was started on Twitter asking viewers to vote for their favourite ad. The fans voted using the hashtag #VoteForNote which received 13.4% of the votes. The second ad at 12.4% was The Avengers trailer.

Do you think the Galaxy Note was the best commercial during the Super Bowl 2012? There definitely were some great commercials during the Super Bowl. Some other ones would have come pretty close to the Galaxy Note commercial.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The iPad 3 Will Be Using 4G

The iPad 3 is set to run on AT&T and Verizon's speedy 4G networks.

AT&T and Verizon both sell the iPad 2 which runs on their 3G network. The iPad 3 will be upgrading to 4G.

Many rumours are still floating around such as the 10 hour battery life. Some question if Apple will design the iPad 3 to truly have the 10 hour battery life.

The iPad 3 will be released next month. Get ready for the new model of the iPad!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Department of Justice Approves Google's Purchase of Motorola Mobility

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility which took place today.

Google's Vice President said on his blog, "the combination of Google and Motorola Mobility will help supercharge Android".

Google now will be able to purchase Motorola Mobility. This will greatly help Google with its mobile operating system, Android.