Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Game on!

So this week it’s the big E3 game expo and a fun time shall be had by all. Hundreds of software companies, gamer reporters, geeks and nerds flock to the E3 every year to get the latest scoops on all the newest games and gaming technology. If you look around the expo you can see slick haired nerds rubbing their hands everywhere, some of them might actually be drooling a bit. But that’s ok there’s plenty of sights to get even the holiest of virgin gamers hot under the collar.

One of the most unique revelations so far from this year’s E3 comes from the OS monopolists Microsoft. In attempt to take Wii over their knee and spank them good and proper, Microsoft has unveiled their new Natal Xbox360 control system. The Natal is totally hands free and relies upon motion sensors and face recognition technology. The demonstration video is truly amazing and really shows how far gaming technology can go. Take a quick look and I think you will agree it’s impressive and although the test scenario is a bit lame, the sheer scope of what it will allow gamers and game designers to do will be of epic proportions.

Microsoft tried to pull another rabbit of a hat by introducing their new version of Rock Band featuring the Beatles. Both George Harrison and Paul McCartney joined the dev team on stage to promote the newest version.

However, this has got to be my choice moment of E3 so far. Yes Bioware are back and it looks like they intend to kick some serious *ss with Star Wars: The Old Republic. It’s going to be one of the most eagerly awaited Mmorpgs ever and if the trailer is anything to go by it’s going to go absolutely massive. Take a look at the site and check out this awesome trailer. Bioware we salute you!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Shop of the day!

Here we go again shoppers! Today we're going to delve into the world of crazy beds. This brilliant new design takes the shape of a giant casket. The bed was designed by Kris Van Puyvelde and Frank Boschman and incorporates a great use of colour and texture. It comes with an adjustible lid which allows you to either enclose yourself or relax in comfort whilst grabbing some shade. Of course it's not one of the most sensible bed designs around and most people wont be able to fit it in your average two-up two-down. As a concept idea its fantastic and hopefully a more affordable version will land in the shops soon.

Available from Royal Botania

Monday, 18 May 2009

Shop of the day!

Today’s shop of the day brings us once again back into the world of covert op’s. Ever wanted to see what your kids are up to on their computer? Or maybe even a work colleague or a housemate? Sometimes you just need to know what’s going on and now you have the chance. Keyloggers have been around for ages. In the dark world of internet usage they are normally used by criminals to steal sensitive information, but now you can use them to keep tabs on people.

The Spy-Cobra is a USB device which installs a small hidden application on any PC which can log keystrokes, take screenshots and report upon people’s internet history. All you have to do is plug it in, install the software and then disconnect it. Once installed all you have to do is wait and then later re-plug the USB and transfer the data which can be viewed on another machine. 007 once again!

Available from Bimbambanana.com for $166.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Shop of the day!

Here's another great eco gift out there for all you tech lovers with an environmental conscious. This charming little wooden USB 2.0 stick comes in both 1gig and 2gig variations and is made with genuine Samsung memory. Its’ got a great look to it and has a read speed of 22mb’s/per sec and a write speed of 11mb’s/per sec. It’s a great little gift for any IT user. Portable and small with a stylish wood finish. Love it!

Available from Woodenusb.com for $55 for 1gig and $65 for a 2gig stick.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Shop of the day!

Well ladies and gents here's todays hot pick. Iv'e always been a fan of SkullCandy gear and whilst surfing through packets and gigs of spam I came across these great eco-friendly headphones.

The headphones have a great wood finish and they also features a braided foil cord and a 3.5mm gold-plated plug. The phones are finished off with a cheeky skull print. It's a great set for those who like tastefull wood finishes. Global warming activists and climate change campaigners will love it, great phones great buy!

$99 available from SkullCandy.