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The botched launch of the brand-new SimCity game has actually upset lots of today, however there is a little good information. EA Maxis exec Lucy Bradshaw posted that the company is working on its server concerns, with capability apparently up 120 percent in the last 48 hours and “disrupted experiences” down 80 percent. As a method of making up for a launch that was “dumb” for not expecting much more players and activity than seen in its beta, EA will provide all those who have actually activated a copy by March 18th a free of cost COMPUTER game download. There’s no word on which game(s) from the EA portfolio will be readily available however individuals will be informed by email. The one thing they will not be getting nonetheless is exactly what numerous are requesting for: an offline option that stays clear of all the server mess and entanglements of always-on DRM.
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What’s going to happen when robots replace the dumb illegal aliens in the work force in the near future?
Question by W J: What’s going to happen when robots replace the dumb illegal aliens in the work force in the near future?
With robots doing most of the menial labor, there would be no need for illegal mexicans.
Answer by YB Logical
And the robots won’t kidnap people.
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I ’ m not one of those individuals who thinks that texting and tweeting is ruining youngsters ’ s ability to communicate. Texting and tweeting are the future of communication, so if children are discovering to keep it concise or feel more comfortable sending a text to their crush than making a call, I ’ m all for it. That ’ s not to state that this communication must be at the expenditure of all individual real-life communication, but it doesn ’ t mean that the children themselves are coming to be dumb due to the fact that they can keep a tweet under 140 characters.
The innovation companies are supplying children for this communication, on the additional hand, is absolutely becoming dumb. Take these Text Bands, for instance. Characteristic thinks that they can easily lure children into entering 10-character messages with the help of three buttons in a situation where messages can just be sent by a fist-bump or high-five.
These are $ 15 wristbands, indicating that all the specifications, featuring wireless, are seriously limited. That suggests that transmissions only work if the 2 bands are within a foot of each other. Past that, kids need to scroll with each letter of the alphabet utilizing a three-button food selection until they ’ ve filled in their message, with 10 characters max.
The problem is that the majority of kids have actually advanced far past this sort of gimmicky item. I ’ m sure a few of them will realize that Text Bands might benefit telling a friend a secret in a crowd, however so is a cell phone text. Two-year olds relax with an iPad and understand it just about right away. Children can generally identify ways to make a phone call or open up an app if you hand them your phone, even if they can easily ’ t read.
So to think that a little one, even a little one, would certainly be delighted with this is a joke. Text Bands are a toy and nothing even more, and in a world where children are getting mobile phone and smartphones at reasonably young ages, there is truly no place for something so low-cost and useless.
In any situation, the Text Bands are readily available at Hallmark shops today beginning at $ 14.99.
This week sees many corners of the globe commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Alan Turing. A man whose contribution to the globes of tech and gadgets is immeasurable– a sentiment not lost on Google. Today, geeks and norms worldwide will definitely be waking up to potentially the most complicated doodle to date. Can you set the machine and spell out “Google”? If you can, you’ll be sent off to tons more information about the man himself. This isn’t really the only thing Mountain View’s done to keep his legacy alive, having actually recently assisted Bletchley Park raise funds to purchase (and display) Turing’s papers, and more recently assisting curators at London’s Science Museum with its Codebreaker – Alan Turing’s Life and Legacy exhibition. If you haven’t already, head to Google.com and pop your logic hat on, and if you get stuck, head past the break for a beneficial video.
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Today I learned a gas stove branded as an iPhone cannot take Instagram pics, make phone calls and probably isn’t a real iPhone. But some consumers might not be as educated. Good thing the Chinese state police is always ready to enforce trademark infringement and recently seized 681 so-called iPhone gas stoves.
These stoves, produced by “Apple China Limited”, would likely be a hot seller in the official Apple merchandise store, giving Apple engineers and fanboys a humorous party conversation piece. Or, for Foxconn workers, it could be a great space heater.
M.I.C.gadget notes that each of the gas stoves are adorned with green Apple logo and even have a compliance certification label. But don’t be fooled, these are not real Apple products. But they’re still better than those fake Android stoves. Right, fanboys?
Smart TVs are great and all — who doesn’t want a dash of WiFi with their daily dose of reality television? — but the segment will face challenges in the market. For one, a $ 49 Roku LT is a much better value proposition than a $ 1,000+ smart TV. Secondly, the hardware moves at such a rapid pace that even with solid software updates, your smart TV will likely be outdated much sooner than you’re ready to buy a new one.
But even with the hardships to be faced by the smart TV segment, Roku still wants a piece of the pie. Enter: the Roku Streaming Stick. It’s a little USB drive-sized stick that packs a processor, memory, software and WiFi to virtually transform your regular old television into a Smart TV, with access to all of Roku’s 400+ channels. The new offering streams video in 1080p, and thanks to a Broadcom mobile chip, Roku claims that you shouldn’t see any difference in performance between this and its other boxes.
Unfortunately, the Streaming Stick loses many of the extra ports you’d find on Roku’s other streaming boxes. But the real drawback is that you’ll need an MHL-enhanced HDMI port on your TV to get the Streaming Stick working. If you haven’t heard, MHL is a proposed industry standard that uses the HDMI port on a television to deliver power to mobile devices while they’re plugged. In other words, you’ll need a relatively brand new TV.
In my opinion, this is a tough catch. The whole point of getting the Streaming Stick is to be able to have what feels like a brand new TV, without, you know, actually buying said brand new TV.
Roku this year introduced gaming onto its platform, and the same will be available to owners of the Roku Streaming Stick. Since the Stick can be used with your current TV remote, gamers will need to shell out a few extra bucks to get the Roku Gaming remote. Luckily, that one should work fine with your TV so you won’t have to switch back and forth all the time.
Roku said that the Streaming Stick will hit shelves in the latter half of 2012, but wasn’t clear about pricing. But from what we’ve seen out of Roku before, I would expect that the Streaming Stick should go for no more than $ 100.
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Every guitar player in history, no matter how cool he or she might be, has had one fatal flaw — that goofy stringed instrument. Finally, one brave company is liberating rockstars from their leash-like attachment to the thing. Flair’s Air Pick is an oversized guitar pick that features built-in jams like “Satisfaction,” “Born to be Wild,” “Smoke on the Water,” and “Sweet Home Alabama” — you know, the sort of songs you used to have to own a guitar or a funny-looking belt to play. The toys are set to hit stores in the next few weeks, so you may want to hold onto those real life guitars for a little bit longer.
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Because there aren’t enough trolls on the internet already, some of the dumber Facebook users are actually forced to troll themselves from time to time (read: all the time, always). Thankfully, for those of us that aren’t ashamed to laugh at humanity’s spiraling downfall, ‘Literally Unbelievable’ is a blog that documents these gems of human sadness. Basically it goes like this: somebody links to an article from The Onion (A GIANT SATIRICAL NEWS ORGANIZATION) believing it’s real, along with an expression of their outrage (usually in the form of misspelled drivel), then a bunch of other idiots jump on the dumbf*** bandwagon as it goes careening down a mountain. It’s great. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me put a gun in my mouth.
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Thanks to April (O’Neil?!?!) and Stegosoreass *wink*, who don’t believe everything they read unless it’s on Geekologie because I’d never lie to you. I HAVE TO PAY FOR AN EXTRA SEAT ON AIRPLANES JUST FOR MY PECKER.
‘Street Fighter IV’ on iPhone: Loud, Dumb and Fun as Ever
I can’t bring myself to download a first-person shooter game on my iPhone anymore, just because I know I’ll get sick of it before the third level. Its icon will sit there on the screen, its data will languish on the drive. Delete it? Can’t. Might get stuck in an elevator, beat all the games I actually like, and have nothing left to do but count the minutes.
FIFA officially rules out using goal line technology at this yearâ€™s World Cup. In other news, FIFA is dumb.
Is FIFA the worst organization on the planet? I’d say so. World soccer bigwigs have concluded a meeting in Zurich, and they’ve decided against implementing goal line technology at this year’s World Cup. Yes, why would you want to introduce a legitimately helpful technology into a sport that so desperately needs it? Ridiculous.
FIFA’s general secretary, regarding the use of goal line technology at the biggest sporting event in humanity, said, “The door is closed. The decision was not to use technology at all.” It’s not even about whether or not the technology works—two competing systems were vying for FIFA’s attention—but whether or not “the future of [soccer] involves technology or not.”
Of course it does! What kind of organization says, “Technology? Who needs that? Now let’s all hop on our private jets, listen to our iPods, read our nooks, go home, then pretend that everything’s OK.”? FIFA does!
As I understand it, the technology would have been minimally intrusive. One involves a sensor being placed on the ball, which, granted, may not have been practical given how exact the Jabulani was engineered. The other would have used Hawk Eye, which is used in tennis all the time. And if there’s a “stuffier” sport out there than soccer, it has to be tennis.
The point is, you want to believe that the game you’re watching is accurately managed. Referees have a hard enough time keeping up with the likes of Messi and Ronaldo, so why not use a technology that can tell you, instantly and definitively, that a goal is a goal?
Don’t give me that nonsense that, “Oh, soccer is a fluid game, you don’t want it interrupted to double-check whether a goal was a goal or not.” Tell that to the people of Ireland. It’s like, what if the IRS wrote you a letter that said, “Yeah, we’re not 100 percent sure you owe us $10,000 in back taxes, but we’re just going to assume you do. Please send a check within the next 30 days to…”
It’s at this point that I should explain why I’m freaking out. Goal line technology would tell match officials, instantly and definitively, whether or not the ball has fully crossed the goal line—whether or not the goal is valid or invalid. It’s not like in baseball where one umpire’s strike zone differs from the next ump’s. No, a goal is: did the ball fully cross the line or not? It’s a binary operation. Did it cross? Yes? Then it’s a goal. No it didn’t? Then it’s not a goal. Simple as.
I can think of several scenarios where goal line technology would have been helpful. How about the 1966 World Cup final between England and West Germany—you mean to tell me that the ball fully crossed the line right here?
You’re lying through your teeth if you say the ball, indeed, fully crossed the line.
More recently, what about that Champions League game between Liverpool and Chelsea a few years ago? Does the ball cross the line here? We’ll never know because FIFA refuses to embrace the one bit of technology that would, overnight, bring more justice to the sport than any other singular change!
I cannot wait until a “big” country gets screwed over by a goal/non-goal call during the World Cup. I can guarantee than if England gets knocked out of the tournament based on a dodgy goal, one that could have been correctly called using goal line technology, we will not hear an end to the complaining on Sky Sports, in The Daily Mail, in The Guardian, in The Times, in The Sun (oh, God, The Sun will probably explode if that happens) and in every single pub in the country. Only then will FIFA do something about this garbage.
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