I just got back from a talk by Steven Levy, author of In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. Levy spoke for about 45 minutes about how Google started with their revolutionary search engine technology, how they monetized their project through their ad-serving paradigm, and how from their philosophical basis of doing good for humanity they moved from their search engine into a host of other areas. [Read more…]
The PlayStation Network has never been great, but this is a bit ridiculous. We are approaching a full week of the network being down with no word of an estimated time of repair. It’s so bad that some are calling it the “Great PSN Outage of 2011.” The duration of this event is certainly longer, but it still harkens back to the crisis with the system clock back in 2010, fondly dubbed the “ApocalyPS3.” For those who are at a loss without their PlayStation Network, please review these ideas written in response to that previous debacle.
I will be on Xbox Live until this blows over. The experience has always been better over there anyway. You get what you pay for. What more can you expect from a free service such as the PlayStation Network? This is nothing more than the most recent failure in a string of other embarrassing situations with the PS3, including but not limited to the glitchy trophy system, the ApocalyPS3, legal overkill, and now a complete network failure.
The objective of the soccer is to score goals; here is an easy way to do it in FIFA 11. [Read more…]
Sitting around the house Saturday, I just unlocked the FIFA for Life achievement on FIFA 11. Here’s the Xbox description: “Spend 50 hours on the pitch.” There’s no skill requirement to this, so it’s an easy 100 gamer points. Just get out there and play some soccer.
Get your copy of FIFA 11 here.
“So, what can it do?” The question took me a bit by surprise. It was Saturday, and I had just finished an enjoyable lunch at my parents’ house. I looked up from my EVO to try and decipher my mother’s question.
“What can it do?” she repeated, “Besides make a phone call, I mean.” It finally clicked. My parents are baby-boomers, and much of the technological hoopla of the past decade has passed many parts rural Kentucky unnoticed. So my mother wanted to know what this wonderous device I was holding in my hands was capable of; why is it so entrancing?
The EVO, like all other smart phones, is quite a powerful little device, and to quote Fight Club, provides many “versatile solutions to modern living.”
Are you looking for an L.A. Noire Walkthrough for a certain case or the whole game? Look no further. [Read more…]