Archive for Mar 29, 2011

EA Takedown Orders Sent to Ultima IV Servers Preceding 2011 Reboot

EA Takedown Orders Sent to Ultima IV Servers Preceding 2011 Reboot

Are you familiar with the game Ultima? It's one of the most insanely popular video game series of all time. It has several games in several different genres of gameplay, including a game by the name of Ultima Online - one of the longest running and most successful MMORPGs in the time MMORPGs have been in existence. There've been no new Ultima Games since 1994, but it appears that one of the earlier versions: Ultima IV (1985) is still available and running relatively strong (considering its a 26 year old game) on two dedicated servers - and EA has just now asked them to cease and desist.

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Nintendo 3DS Sets One Day Sales Record

Nintendo 3DS Sets One Day Sales Record

Nintendo has said that the new 3DS handheld game system has set a day-one sales record. Specifically, the company said day one sales were "the highest of any Nintendo hand-held system in our history." They have not provided specific sales figures at this time, saying they reveal first-week sales figures for the system on April 14th. The 3DS seems to be avoiding the shortages which occurred with the Wii, and there are plenty of 3DS handhelds in stock at Toys R Us, Target, and other retailers.

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Verizon USB551L 4G LTE Modem Available March 31st

Verizon USB551L 4G LTE Modem Available March 31st

The Verizon USB551L 4G LTE USB modem, made by Novatel Wireless, which the company states is "the smallest LTE USB modem available today", will be available in Verizon stores and online this Thursday, March 31st. According to Verizon, the device is up to fifty percent smaller than competing products.

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iMobot Intelligent, Reconfigurable Modular Robots

iMobot Intelligent, Reconfigurable Modular Robots

iMobot modular robots, developed by researchers at UC Davis, are small modules that link together like a chain to form larger robotic modules. The modules have two joints at the center which can rotate 180 degrees. The robots have four degrees of freedom, so they can stand themselves up, roll end over end, stack themselves, and inch along like a caterpillar. They can even carry cameras. And the researchers are looking to make them available commercially soon. Read more, and see a video of the iMobot in action after the break.

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Discovr App Offers Interesting Way to Find New Music

Discovr App Offers Interesting Way to Find New Music

There is no shortage of iOS apps to help you find new music; based on friend's recommendations, or what your friends have downloaded. But what if you are looking for a specific sound? You don't necessarily want to know what everyone else is listening to, you want to find a certain sound or style. That's what the Discovr music app hopes to help with.

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Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga and “Little Monsters” Donate $1.5 Million to Japan Relief

Lady Gaga, has donated $1.5 million total to the Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund and The American Red Cross. The money was raised through sales of the artist's Japan Prayer Bracelets. The bracelets sell for $5 each on her website. All proceeds from the purchase of the bracelets go to relief efforts, and buyers can also add an additional donation amount when purchasing.

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How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

How Tablets Can Connect the Disconnected

Many of us have heard stories about tablets being more accessible for those who have trouble dealing with PCs. Grandmothers, for example, who have never used a computer, get hold of an iPad and start tapping away like an old pro. What is it about tablets that make them so engaging, and make them so much more appealing than using a PC for some people? Let's face it, PCs can be complicated. If you know nothing about using one, setting up a PC could be an insurmountable task. You have software to install, inexplicable error messages, antivirus notifications always popping up...

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iPad 2 StealthArmor Orange and Tungsten Unboxing and Hands-On

iPad 2 StealthArmor Orange and Tungsten Unboxing and Hands-On

We've received our very own duo of iPad 2 armors from Fusion of Ideas - that's right, it's time again for SteathArmor! What we've got here is one skin set from their Colors series with Orange, and one skin set from their Metal series with Tungsten. Both are quite epic, precision cut to fit the iPad 2, and if I may so myself, colored to an absolutely perfect couple of shades of their respective color names. Take a peek here at what these armors, wraps, skins, whatever you'd like to call them as they arrive at our doorstep and yours truly unpacks them.

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