Again…just got my 3rd PS3 game: Killzone 2. Also got a bluetooth headset for it so I can chat with my friends in game. I am an enthusiastic Counter-Stirke player since 1st year of college life until now. 1st personal shooting plus online multi player environment is just the killer combo…every male gamer will fall into this!
The Engineeringblog has a list of thirty six “visible” changes coming in the next version of . Here’s a quickie list of the ones worth knowing and hotly anticipating or whatever:
Aero Peek—where all the windows on the desktop become transparent except the one you’re highlighting—will now work with Alt+Tab. Just pause for a second on the thumbnail you want to scope out. Pretty awesome, since it means less mousing, more peeking.
The Windows key button + [number key] won’t just launch a new instance of the corresponding app in the Taskbar, it’ll switch to the app if it’s already running. And with Internet Explorer, if you keep mashing its number key, it’ll cycle through all of its tabs. To launch a new instance of a running program now, hold down shift. Logical, and nice, though as Adam points out, it could be a little simpler still.
As a sort of dirty mouthed, toilet humor version of Hello Kitty, Mashimaro takes a spot as one of the iconic cartoon figures in Korea. Enter the ultimate Mashimaro mp3 player, its nine hours of audio-only playback allows formats like MP3, WMA, OGG, ASF, WAV and APE. Not exactly groundbreaking in design and functionality, but you can’t deny the allure of obscure Korean cultural references and the jealousy it will inspire in all your other white friends. Also note the appropriately placed Aux input after the jump.
BMW’s next-generation 6-Series Coupe and its Cabrio variant aren’t due to arrive until late 2010 at the earliest as the current model was only given its mid-cycle facelift a little over a year ago. However, prototypes of the new car are already testing in Germany but heavy camouflage material have kept most of the details hidden.
What we could gather from initial spy shots is that the new model will feature a longer and sleeker design than the current car. These latest computer generated renderings show the car will likely be heavily influenced by 2007’s CS Concept. The wheelbase will be slightly longer than the current car, but overhangs, both front and back, will be shorter. The new 6-Series will also sit much lower than the current model, with a sleeker roofline adding to the sportier look.
The 6-Series has proven to be a sales success for BMW, with numbers averaging just on 20,000 units per year. BMW doesn’t want to risk hurting sales of the next model so for the new car designers will be dialing down the controversial styling.
This may be an interesting concept for a controller, but I can’t figure out what the point of it is. What’s the benefit of being about to twist the two sides of your controller around? Apparently, it’s designed as another way to control what’s on the screen. You twist the controller, the dude on the screen twists the throttle, things like that. But it seems like it would have pretty limited uses, and would probably get on my nerves quickly. If the Wii has taught me anything, it’s that I’m perfectly fine with traditional controllers and get sick of gimmicky crap very quickly.
Using a playful means of orienting and stabilizing otherwise impossibly round speakers, designer Ilshat Garipov turns our desktop into a kind of physics-based playground. The off-center weighted bottom acts much like a tilting doll to keep the cones pointed right at the user with seemingly no support at all. Purportedly communicating via bluetooth, they would make lovely companions to any mac based product or similarly colored PC laptop.
Gotta supoort Taiwanese artist! Awesome animation and matches the song very well.
On Windows, if you’ve never used Safari but used Chrome or Opera, it’ll actually feel a lot like that, with the overhead tabs, Speed Dial, and even a few Chrome icons. After years of shunning standard Windows UI elements—which seemed especially dicky in a way, given how anal can be about standardized UI themselves—Apple is actually playing nice. It’s got the usual minimize, maximize and exit buttons, standard fonts and even real Windows shortcuts like Ctrl+Tab to cycle through tabs, so it actually mostly feels like it belongs on Windows now. Well, except for placing the X to kill tabs on the left side, which is annoying ’cause on Windows it should be on the right.
Despite its Windows improvements, the new UI does look much better on OS X overall—the new tabs on top look works really well, I think, though its break with a more standard OS X layout might vastly annoy some people. Also History and Cover Flow look and feel more natural on Mac too.
Speed difference between Safari 4 and Firefox is a bit more noticeable in OS X. It doesn’t kill Firefox, but there’s definitely a difference. Cover Flow runs more smoothly, from what I’m seeing, without the jerkiness I got on Windows sometimes, though full history search isn’t any quicker—but that’s still plenty fast. It does use resources more efficiently in OS X than in Windows: Those same 14 tabs only ate about 230MB of memory.
Last year we saw Audi take the wraps off several variants of its sporty TT, with the unveiling of the TT-S, 2.0L TDI diesel-powered TT, and finally, the entry-level 1.8L TFSI model. However, there’s one more TT variant in the works and it could potentially be the fastest production TT ever. The new variant is the performance RS version of the TT and these leaked official shots reveal a few vital clues about the car ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut.