Naughty Dog Software recently announced a November 1st, 2011 release date for the much anticipated third installment of the series. It is going to be a PS3 exclusive title so I retract my previous "much anticipated" statement and replace it with just "anticipated".
This time around, players will guide our "hero," Nathan, through the Arabian Desert in search of the "Atlantis of the Sands." Players can also expect stunning graphics and game play on par with previous games in the series. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception will also release in Stereoscopic 3D.
Hit the break to to see the teaser trailer and a screen shot.
Not much time has passed since Google announced the Chrome Store and unveiled Chrome OS, but on December 10th Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced several updates about Chrome and Chrome OS. He also went on to say that these announcements were some of the most important in his work life. If you would like to read the full blog by Schmidt you can find out more about his history and reasoning behind the future success of Chrome OS.
If you opted out of reading Schmidt's blog post, it can basically be summarized like this. In the 1970s and 1980s there were few new ideas pertaining to computer science. After all "3M" machines (one megapixel, one megahertz, and one megabit) were big in the 80s and that was quite an accomplishment then but still not enough to really do anything by todays standards, or the standards 10 years ago for that matter. Eventually the web came around and like computers in their infancy, the web was only useful as a source of information and couldn't really do much. That was until 1997 when Oracle announced the advent of "the network computer." Which gave rise to the idea of "the cloud" which Google fancies quite a bit. Google also believes that with HTML 5 the web has reached the point where cloud computing is viable.
To find out how Chrome OS is going to make Google even more rich, hit the break.
You never know what you might get from Germany. Sometimes it is Anti-Simpsons fighting and sometimes it is creativity. Today I would like to focus on the latter.
Volkswagon, the company that forever changed terrible cars, ran a contest called Fun Theory, in which the winner designed what they call the Speed Camera Lottery. How does this work? Well, if you are caught speeding, they send you a ticket. Very creative, right? If you are NOT speeding, however, you are entered into a lottery to win the money the speeders pay with their tickets.
Want to see this thing in action and hear the creator talk about his creation? Hit the break.
CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2011 is coming up quickly, January 5, and we are starting to see a lot of cool new devices that we may or may not see on the show floor. This week's exploration into the new is called OneMoreFace. It is an adapter you add to the top of your smartphone to add a forward-facing camera.
Right now the device is only a prototype and only designed for the HTC Google Nexus One, but the designer has promised commercial viability in the near future. I also expect to see this start showing up for other smartphones that are missing the popular Qik-enabling feature.
Want to know how this works? Hit the break.
Coming off the heels of Operation: Payback where the "hacker" group Anonymous set its sights on taking down Aiplex Software with coordinated DDoS (denial-of-service) attacks. Now, Anonymous has set their sights on four major players involved in the recent WikiLeaks scandals.
To find out who and how, hit the break.
While the Apache Foundation may be taking over responsibility of Google Wave, they will be resigning their responsibilities on the Java SE/EE Executive Committee. They do so after 10 years on the board responsible for maintaining standards for Java across the software industry.
Before we get into the reasons they left, let's talk about their tenure. In the 10 years with the organization, Apache has been "Member of the Year" 4 times. They also were voted for another term by 95%, far more than needed. Obviously everyone liked them.
So, why are they leaving? Hit the break to find out.