Trawling the news today I discovered an interesting story detailing how video games can now be played without a games console. OnLive, a video game service hosted via the cloud, are to bring one hundred and fifty games to the UK when it launches the service – but what will this mean for us?
It seems that technology has proven itself to be useful once again as gamers succeed where scientists failed, solving in just a matter of weeks, a problem that troubled scientists for more than a decade.
The gamers were called in after scientists were unable to determine the
structure of a retrovirus enzyme. The enzyme belongs to a class known as
retroviral proteases and has a vital role in the development and
maturing of the AIDS virus.
When Scientists automated methods
failed to generate a result, Dr. Firas Khatib, a researcher at the
University of Washington's Department of Biology, explained that they
decided "to see if human intuition could succeed".
As you likely have heard, what with it being all over the news, the Microsoft's new Kinect motion controller was released earlier this week. However, before you go rushing out to buy one, you probably want to ensure that it's worth the investment. £130 is a rather large investment for an accessory for your gaming console, after all. I mean, with that much money, you could purchase a new clothes dryer from Asda. So, with options like those on the table, how do you choose where to spend your money? That's where Savoo comes in.
As Savoo's resident tech blogger, I spent much of the morning trying to decide whether I wanted to discuss the Queen recently joining Facebook, or last night's launch of Call of Duty Black Ops. I ultimately decided to go with Call of Duty for several reasons.
1. Her Majesty won't be my friend.
2. She won't let me poke her.
That said, the launch of Call of Duty has some rather large expectations to live up to. Its predecessor, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is the all-time record holder for the most successful entertainment launch, earning over £242.4m in its first day of sales and outpacing everything from films to books to music albums.
There's a fairly decent chance that you or someone you know may have accidentally stumbled upon a fake gadget at some point. iPods, computer software, mobile phones and mp3 players, among numerous others, have all been counterfeited at some point or another. But there is no way you could counterfeit an entire store, right? If you happen to find yourself in Kunming, China, you just might want to think twice about that.
blog recently broke news that, yes, there's an entire store in China
that's masquerading itself as a legitimate Apple Store. Taking a quick
glance, you could see how one might get away with it. Like real Apple
Stores, the fake one features the same clean white walls, wooden floors
and tables and even blue-shirted employees toting those familiar Apple
Store employee name tags. The aesthetics of it all seem to blend right
As someone who self-identifies as a geek, I completely understand just how difficult it can be shopping for one. We kind of have a tendency to be somewhat lacking in communication skills yet at the same time very particular about the things we like, which makes the already frustrating process of gift buying all the more complicated. I mean, I can only hide the look of disappointment on my face so much when I unwrap a present to find the original Nintendo Wii Remote instead of the Wii Remote Plus. So, that said, here's a short list of some surefire gifts to get for the geek in your life, each priced at £100 or less.