Choosing the ideal location for your next break in the sun normally involves a quick rifle through travel agent magazines, a search of comparison sites or simply placing the names of a few tropical getaways into a hat and taking your chances. However, for the more passive travellers there is an even easier way to plan your holiday itinerary without putting too much strain on your grey matter; simply switch on the box.
Once again, news has reached me of a new incarnation for three dimensional technology format but what exactly are developers planning on doing with it now?
Well, with the most common problem associated with 3D viewing being those awful glasses (I personally prefer the retro style ones which featured one blue and one red lens), Sony have announced a brand new accessory to enable 3D viewing without donning those unflattering specks.
Recently, the Google co-founder told of what could only be described as an "Orwelian horror story of mass proportions" by fellow internet users. The claim was that other big companies, such as Apple and Facebook, were taking, or trying to take, the internet into their own hands. How much of this is true? Well, according to recent events, it's pretty much
all true and it applies not only to Apple and Facebook but to all the world's
superpowers. I mean, who can forget SOPA and all of that nonsense? Yes, that counts in the
"trying to rule the internet" category.
What does this mean for the average internet savvy saver like you or I?
Well, it could possibly be a disaster of epic proportions--or slightly
smaller less significant proportions. Imagine the internet but with a
subscription fee for different parts. Not like Xbox live but a
subscription for going to Amazon or for searching on Google.
Possibly even a little ticket booth on the side of your computer with
an annoying gnome who asks for ID when you go on to any unlisted
For years people have been making the assertion that PC gaming is a dying breed, but there's yet to be any concrete evidence of it ringing true. Both Valve and Blizzard, two of the top developers on ANY platform, have huge PC releases due out in 2011 in the form of Portal 2 and Diablo 3 respectively. Furthermore, with Games for Windows Live and Good Old Games making strong pushes in the distribution front, we may finally see a serious competitor to Valve's Steam platform. But that aside, what else does 2011 have in store?
As we're sure most of you have noted, Google's inexplicable homepage doodle from yesterday consisted of nothing more than a group of balls that jumped around the page upon being hovered over with the mouse cursor. Though nobody has been able to figure out what the purpose of the doodle was, a few theories have manifested themselves. The most prominent of these is that Google is simply celebrating its 12th anniversary in a rather peculiar way. Others suggest that, because HTML5 was used to encode the doodle, it's the company's way of trying to push users to upgrade their browsers to HTML5 compliant ones. Beyond that, there are also rumblings that the new doodle is in preparation for some major announcement soon to be made by the search giant. Here at Savoo, all we know is that the logo doodle makes no sense to us and is there for no real reason. The same way these deals are here for no real reason (Other than to save you money, of course. And the fact that they're vaguely tech related.):
Although the majority of the talk surrounding Apple as of late has been centred on the iPhone 4's various antenna issues, the company was, at least for a day, allowed a bit of reprieve from the public as they handed out free t-shirts to customers on August 7th. At the company's new flagship store in Covent Garden, London, thousands of people stood in queue to be among the select few who would receive a shirt commemorating the store's opening date and location.
While even the most ardent Apple supporters would admit that the free
shirts lack the flash of some of the company's more recent products
like the iPad and the aforementioned iPhone 4, many claimed that the
appeal of the shirts were due more to their limited numbers.