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Boom Blox Bash Party


Boom Blox Bash Party, the sequel to last year’s Boom Blox, has been announced by EA as part of the publisher’s collaboration with Steven Spielberg and is due out on Nintendo’s Wii during the spring of this year. The first game won plaudits last spring for its innovative design and original gameplay, which challenged players … Continue reading

Prince Of Persia


Prince of Persia Epilogue, the first portion of DLC for Ubisoft’s 2008 reworking of Jordan Mechner’s iconic franchise, is due out on February 26th and is set to add new powers and attacks for the prince as well as a whole new region to explore. The Underground Palace is the setting for the Epilogue DLC, … Continue reading

SkiGym Simulator


The SkiGym simulator looks like it’s going for realism rather than the silly fun offered by the Wii, but some people probably want an accurate depiction of brief exhilaration before the inevitable faceplant. The SkiGym hooks up to a PC to use the included game Alpine Ski Racing, or it can be used as a … Continue reading

Google Get Free Ideas


Google has figured out that it can save money by getting product ideas from users rather than engineers. After all, you can’t pay engineers in “shout outs” on their blogs like they’re offering for users. Yes, the tanking economy is hitting the mighty Google just as hard as every other company out there, and they’re … Continue reading

Garmin Nuvi 880 Voice-Controlled GPS Lightning


Garmin’s flagship Nuvis, the 880 responds to commands from your voice, triggered by a little remote control you attach to your steering wheel. The popular opinion is that it’s the best all-around GPS on the market, but there are too many halfway decent Garmin models for less than half the price. The 880 isn’t the … Continue reading

Ten Cent Tape Fools Border Security


So much for biometrics and immigration security. A South Korean woman managed to fool a million-dollar fingerprint reading machine in Japanese border controls using a simple piece of tape stuck to her fingers. It happened at Tokyo airport. The woman has repeatedly entered Japan using the same trick without anybody noticing. Japanese officials say that … Continue reading

Brother Develops HD Sewing Machine


If you’re still watching TV in standard definition, think about wha Brother have developed. They have just announced the world’s first sewing machine with a built-in camera to display your work on an “HD” screen. The QuattroT 6000D seems to have some good ideas. 56 LEDs illuminate the sewing platform while its “InnovEyeT Technology” provides … Continue reading

iPhone Games


Game technology seems to have gone full circle. Nintendo puts games into watches, the march of technology replaces watches with cellphones, developer sneaks classic Game & Watch apps onto the iPhone. Rejoice, but make it fast. The folks of Mobile 1UP have brought five G&W games to the store as separate apps for $2 each: … Continue reading

Weenie Wing Commander


While some prefer encapsulating their hot dogs in a black crust of carcinogens prior to ingestion, there are others who prefer a slow roasted wiener. Some even prefer involving a spaceship in some way. From the same brilliant creators of the Roast My Weenie, the Weenie Wing Commander exploits the classic X-wing schematic to support … Continue reading

Android On An Eee PC


Making good on Google’s continued pledge to not limit Android to just phones, two guys at VentureBeat got Android up an running on their Eee PC 1000H. There was apparently no reason given as to why. Apparently it was a piece of cake to get Android to support everything you’d need for functional computing, including … Continue reading

New In 2009: USB 3.0


Now that Intel’s brought together the world in a harmonious new USB standard, here’s a first look at the new connectors brought to us by MaximumPC. Ten times faster than the old USB spec, the new USB can transfer a 27GB file in just 70 seconds. Plus, with more “lanes” of data within the connector, … Continue reading

New In 2009: Wireless HDMI


A multitude of companies have various wireless HDMI technologies, but there’s no set standard (two warring factions need to settle the fight before we can have interoperable products). The technology is there, now it’s just a matter of logistics and handshaking. With luck, by next Christmas, you’ll be able to add it to a sub-$2000 … Continue reading

New In 2009: A Decent Sized OLED TV


The Sony XEL-1 OLED television was met with great enthusiasm when it was released in 2008, but there was a catch; its screen size was a only 11 inches. While we can’t expect 50-inch screens just yet, we do anticipate a very expensive mid-sized set, between 27 to 32 inches, to hit the market in … Continue reading

New In 2009: 4G Networks


3G is alright but we’re looking forward to even faster 4G wireless networks soon. Intel-backed WiMax launched in a few locales by carriers Sprint and ClearWire. The wide-area network currently promises peaks of 10 megabits per second but on paper it’s capable of over 70. We will likely see slow but steady expansion of the … Continue reading

New In 2009: Another New iPhone


Whether it’s the iPhone 3G Part II or the rumoured iPhone nano, it’s not hard to imagine Apple releasing another new iPhone this year, maintaining their trend of releasing an iPhone per year to stay competitive in the ever changing post-RAZR cell phone market. There are also rumours of a new Mac mini and iPod … Continue reading

New In 2009: Cheap Blu-ray Players


It is possible that such players could be priced under $100, and LG have announced they will have expanded services such as Netflix, YouTube, CinemaNow, and perhaps even Amazon VOD, Hulu and Rhapsody. If LG start, it is only a matter of time before the other companies start competing for the download dollar. LG has … Continue reading

New In 2009: Windows 7


Windows Vista was a huge disappointment in many people’s eyes, but Windows 7, expected sometime before the end of the year, promises to be much better. Whether it is the new features, or the less taxing system requirements, many people will breathe a huge sigh of relief that they can finally upgrade from XP with … Continue reading

New In 2009: Wii MotionPlus


Nintendo may have fulfilled the promise of the Wii, finally offering a motion controller as accurate and responsive as we’d all hoped the Wiimote to be originally. If Nintendo can coax developers to support Wii Motion Plus, we can expect some killer Wii titles in ’09 (on top of Wii Sports Resort in spring), but … Continue reading

New In 2009: Premium Netbooks


The first wave of netbooks with tiny screens were almost unuseable, before upgrades to 9, 10 and even 12-inch screens. Now it’s time for netbooks to get WiMax and HSDPA connections as a standard, hopefully staying half-way affordable. MSI has outed some of their plans to Laptop before the CES 2009 info-rush. And their big … Continue reading

New In 2009: Overview


Technology evolves at a frightening pace. So much so that before new technology comes out on the market, even newer technology has outdated it. There are some interesting things coming up in 2009. Just some examples: Premium Notebooks, Wii MotionPlus, Windows 7, $99 Blu-Ray Player, new Apple iPhone, 4G Networks, 32-inch OLED TV, Wireless HDMI, … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s frontline island of Kinmen was once again in the headlines when President Tsai Ing-wen paid tribute this week to the soldiers and civilians who “operated in solidarity and safeguarded Taiwan” 64 years ago. On Aug. 23, 1958 mainland Chinese troops attacked Kinmen in a key battle that marked the beginning of the Second Taiwan […]

Terrorism: The glue that holds China and Pakistan together 

Terrorism: The glue that holds China and Pakistan together 

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When Beijing was burning, Xi was playing personal games 

When Beijing was burning, Xi was playing personal games 

A great fire destroyed Rome for six days in the summer of AD 64. Famous Roman historian of that time, Tacitus, recorded that 70 percent of the city was destroyed and half of the city’s residents were displaced. Roman ruler Nero was accused of being indifferent, ineffective, and careless. The end result of this neglect […]

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China would re-educate Taiwan in event of reunification

Once China achieves its professed goal of establishing control over Taiwan, a process of “re-education” of the island’s population would follow, according to China’s Ambassador to France Lu Shaye. The ambassador was speaking on French television channel BFM TV on Wednesday night, when he said a majority of the Taiwanese population actually wanted to be […]

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is a political sabotage

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis is a political sabotage

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