Friday, June 27, 2008

Metal Gear Solid 4

I just got my copy of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot. I can't wait to get home to play it.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Klaatu Barada Niktu

Klaatu Barada Niktu!

We will these famous words again,when the remake of 1951 movie The Day The Earth Stood Still hits the box office in December. Keannu Reeves leads.

Poster via io9

GI Joe: Rise of Cobra

The poster of the upcoming live action version of one of the more popular cartoons during my childhood: GI Joe: Rise of Cobra. Channing Tatum, in the poster, plays Duke.

Futurama's Here

I love Futurama. I have all the 72 episodes of the now-discontinued (damn you, Fox!) TV series, and I've seen the first of the four direct-to-DVD movies, Bender's Big Score.

The next installment, The Beast with a Billion Backs, will be released tomorrow. The movie starts with where Big Score has left off, when a space-time rift opened to let in a monster.

more about the new movie here.

trailer of the movie:

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mcgurk Effect

McGurk Effect in action. First listen to the video with eyes open then listen to it again looking away.

Send Your Name to the Moon

You can send your name to the Moon for posterity -- Planetary Society now accepts messages to be sent to the Earth's satellite, through the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which will be launched on November 24, 2008.

Deadline for submissions is June 27, 2008 and you can sign up at this site.

I already sent mine :)

Friday, June 20, 2008

Israeli Air Force F-16

An Israeli F-16 with conformal fuel tanks attached. These should enable them to reach Natanz should Israel feels the need to go there to do stuff.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Nice Item to Have in WoW

A character named Haris Pilton is selling an uber-expensive (read: 1,200 gold) item in World of Warcraft - the 22-slot Gigantique bag.

This item is available once the Patch 2.4.3 is in place. More about the item here

AMD-powered IBM Supercomputer Tops List

An AMD Opteron-powered IBM supercomputer called Roadrunner topped the list of 500 fastest supercomputers, leading the pack with more than a petaflop of computing speed. Roadrunner also uses an advanced version of the Cell processor, which is also used in PS3 consoles.

The next on the list is Blue Gene/L, with 450 teraflops, then by another Opteron-powered system, Ranger, with 326 teraflops.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Vehicles for the Apocalypse

When apocalypse comes and a horde of zombies (or nuclear mutants and rampaging robots) obliterate the earth, your bug-out bag may not be sufficient to ensure your survival. You may need a pimped-out vehicle to outrun your opponents. Wired has a gallery of 10 best vehicles to use when the future of mankind is at stake.

pic: ATF Dingo

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

First Teraflop GPU

AMD's new 4870 graphics chip, to be launched within days now - will have 1.2 teraflops of computer power - at a TDP of about 150 watts.

This should beat the cr@p out of nVIDIA's cards. Just look at the benchmarks above.


Tiny Speakers, Big Sound

This is a perfect companion for my iPod when I travel - the52-gram x-mini speaker. It's incredibly tiny - about the size of a small puck - but has good sound reception and bass response.

Specs here

Monday, June 9, 2008

3G iPhone is Here

Apple has just release the new 3G iPhone. It also has GPS, new apps, and the same crappy 2MP camera.

iPod Touch Unboxing

I bought an iPod Touch last week, and here are the unboxing and first grope pix. I got the 16 gig version.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Who Wants to be a Billionaire?

If you want to become a billionaire, the easiest place to be is Zimbabwe. Hyperinflation resulted to an exchange rate of 900 million-1.45 billion Zimbabwe dollar:$1. With just a buck you can call yourself a billionaire.


PS3 is an Electricity Hog?

According to a report, a PS3 consumers five times more energy than a medium-sized refrigerator. If this is true, I am now having reservations of leaving my console running overnight just crunching numbers for Folding@Home.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Puma is Here

AMD's mobile computing platform is here, unveiled at Computex. The platform features dual-core Turion Ultra X2 processors (up to 2.4 GHz, 35-watt TDP) and integrated and discrete Radeon HD 3000 graphics (from 3200 to 3870 X2).


Sunday, June 1, 2008

Transformers 2 is Now Shooting

Transformers 2 begins shooting today. And yes, Megan Fox will be back.

Indiana Jones

I watched Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull last weekend, and I found it quite enjoyable. The film has followed the typical Indiana Jones formula: Harrison Ford in his usual scowly countenance, car chases (with Shia LeBoef crossing rapiers with the Russian villain - played by Cate Blanchett - while perched between two moving cars), brawls and fist-fights, snakes and ancient monsters, with funny moments in between. It was good, until the ending, when director Steven Spielberg turned the franchise upside down by infusing it with silly von Daniken crap that one would only find in the TV series X-Files.

Aliens my @$$.