Archive for April, 2010

PadRacer iPad game with iPhone controllers already in App Store [Video]

PadRacer iPad game with iPhone controllers already in App Store [Video]

So, while we were heaping praise onto Chopper 2 yesterday, it turns out they won't be the first racing game into the App Store using an iPad for the playing field and numerous iPhone or iPod touch handhelds for controllers.  That's because PadRacer [iTunes link] is already in there, using WiFi or Bluetooth connected touchscreen controllers to guide classic race cars around the track.

Video demo after the cut

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Flash Player 10 Gala gets OS X GPU H.264 acceleration

Flash Player 10 Gala gets OS X GPU H.264 acceleration

Only the other day we were talking about Apple's new video acceleration API in OS X 10.6.2 and what difference it might make to Adobe's Flash technology; now we know.  The company have pushed out a new beta version of Flash Player called "Gala" which supports GPU acceleration of H.264 content on Macs and MacBooks using NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 320M or GeForce GT 330M video chipsets.

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Canon AE-1 Digital mod rejuvenates classic SLR [Video]

Canon AE-1 Digital mod rejuvenates classic SLR [Video]

As gorgeous camera mods go, this one will take some beating.  An original Canon AE-1 film camera body has been given a new lease of life, after some careful modder injected the guts of a modern 9-megapixel digital camera into the classic chassis.  Paired with a pancake 10mm f/1.4 lens and as many of the original controls left in place as possible, it's a good reminder as to why camera manufacturers keep coming back to retro designs: it seems we just can't get enough of them.

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