Monday: November 14, 2011
- Wired would like you to know Amazon's Jeff Bezos owns more of the web than you think.
An interesting read for those of you who want to have a little more insight as to just what Amazon does these days on the Interwebs besides selling everything under the sun. There's an interesting chart about half-way down he page that discusses how some important companies rely on Amazon's web services to power their products. If AWS shut off today, well - it's best not to think about it.
Tuesday: May 18, 2010
- Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.
...users will encounter a first screen that’s on overview of new messages, sorted into categories, with e-mails from known contacts in the top heap, updates from services like Facebook and Twitter at the bottom, and a bar up top that lets you send a status message.
Wednesday: May 12, 2010
- Rogue star mystery finally deciphered thanks to Hubble Space Telescope.
The massive, hot star seemed out of place when astronomers first spotted it in 2006, and now thanks to Hubble, we know why. The misfit, 30 Dor #016, appears to have been ejected from a cluster of even heftier stars, pinging off of them and off into space at tremendous speed.
Monday: May 10, 2010
- Everything you wanted to know about the Facebook privacy war.
Wired goes into detail about all the recent privacy changes that Facebook has recently undergone and what they mean to you and your data. Long story short, make sure your privacy settings are all up to snuff (or cancel your account).
Thursday: March 18, 2010
- Disgruntled employee disables hundreds of cars from the comfort of his PC.
I wouldn't call this so much of a 'hack' (or hacker according to Wired) but rather a disgruntled employee who happened to know his way around a most-likely poorl y designed online security system. If you put functionality like this online without proper security this is just an accident waiting to happen.
Wednesday: March 10, 2010
- The top ten movies that should never, ever be converted to 3D.
It wasn’t bad enough that he made Greedo shoot first; now he wants to mess around with the whole look and feel of the movies. If we haven’t made our case yet, we have but three more words for you: 3D Jar Jar.
Monday: March 8, 2010
- A review of Final Fantasy XIII via the folks over at Wired.
Long story short: some of the elements you've come to know and love in Final Fantasy are simply gone in favor of a much, much more linear story. That aside, I'll still be buying it when it comes out tomorrow. Chocobos!
Monday: March 1, 2010
- PlayStation Network outage causes some annoyance for owners of the PS3 console.
Although Sony says it will have a fix by this morning, it has not yet said what went wrong. Anecdotal evidence points to a combination of DRM and firmware issues rather than a network outage.
Thursday: February 18, 2010
- Five things that will make e-readers a whole lot better in 2010.
Here are the Cliff's Notes for the lazy folks: touch capability, color, flexibility, better software and more contrast. I'd like to add the word 'iPad' in there as a sixth thing that will be a contributing factor to making these devices better as well.
Wednesday: February 10, 2010
- Ten literary classics that should be made into a video game.
There are some interesting literary choices from Wired in regards to this particular topic. While I don't think a game based on Huck Finn would be all that amazin, Moby Dick sounds like it could be downright epic.
Friday: January 29, 2010
- Ten things missing from the newly released Apple iPad.
Don't worry, I'm sure all of these issues will be resolved by the next revision of the iPad. FYI, you may be seeing more iPad stories on GeekLikeMe as I have been out of touch for the past few days and sort of missed iPad mania.
Monday: January 25, 2010
- Wired would like to let you know just what to expect from Apple's tablet unveiling.
At tomorrow's Apple media event you will probably see the unveiling of a tablet-like device of some kind, most likely a tablet. That's just my guess. I'm not an authority on the subject by any means.
Friday: January 8, 2010
- A video review of the transparent display of the future.
Wow, that's pretty cool. The display is forty percent transparent at all times yet has a 100,000 to one contrast ratio. Perhaps we will see that interface from Minority Report come to life after all.
Thursday: January 7, 2010
- One hundred quotes that every geek should probably know.
As a geek these quotes are pretty much the standard beginning set of quotes you need to memorize if you wish to actually be labeled as such. Also, your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.
Monday: December 28, 2009
- Fifteen of the most influential games of the decard according to Wired.
I'm not sure if I should be overly proud or overly sad that I have actually managed to play most if not all games on this list this past decade. Is there an achievement for that?