Thunderbox PC has become the first corporate sponsor of The Syndicate and has taken the revolutionary step of becoming the first company to sponsor an online gaming guild. Thunderbox is known as an industry leader in the area of high-end Gaming PCs. Thunderbox has supplied PCs to the development teams of a number of major MMORPGs and to hundreds of gamers around the world. They not only custom create cutting edge systems but they also offer more moderately priced systems for gamers who need a new system to keep up with the games coming out but cant afford a bleeding edge system. Thunderbox is consistently rated as excellent in price and customer satisfaction and is fast becoming a standard among gamers.
(via boing boing)
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 2:11 PM||
Thursday, January 29, 2004
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 11:25 PM||
Monday, January 26, 2004
The only thing that's clear about the decade ahead is that we're going to need extraordinary tools to counter both legal and illegal demand for control over our individual computers, activities and wallets.
And the only solution I can imagine at the moment is a revolutionary system for collaboration. Only by working together effectively are we likely to be able to solve the biggest problems and overcome the biggest obstacles that face us. Fortunately, the Internet offers the necessary foundation.
Certainly, email is a great tool for collaboration, while systems like iCal are starting to extend scheduling across the Internet, and electronic voting is taking its first, shaky steps. But imagine something much more advanced, a system for collaboration that would be as revolutionary as the Mac was for its user interface and the Internet was for its connectivity.
How about taking technology like that used for Battle.net or Napster and turning it to resolving conflicts and problems? Surely we can apply technology effectively in the future to advance collaboration, just as Apple applied technology in the past to publishing.
That would really take us "beyond the box"....
|:: posted by Sarah, 5:21 PM||
Wednesday, January 21, 2004
[Space Telescope Science Institute Director Steven] Beckwith said there is no precedent in the history of astronomy for removing a telescope from operation before a better one is online. A classic example: A 100-inch telescope on Mt. Wilson, in California, was built in 1917. It was still in operation in 1948 when the 200-inch Palomar Observatory was opened, also in California.
Both are still in use.
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 7:17 PM||
From information made available today, players can look forward to being able to manage their game progress from two different perspectives, enhancing both the speed and strategy of the challenge. For example in a soccer game, users can view the whole game on one screen while simultaneously focusing on an individual soccer player's tackle or goal on the other screen. Players will no longer be forced to interrupt game play to shift perspective, such as moving from a wide shot to a close up, or alternating between a character's ongoing battle and a map of the environment. Nintendo DS makes it possible to perform the tasks in real time by simply glancing from one screen to the other.
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 1:38 PM||
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 1:49 PM||
Monday, January 19, 2004
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 2:23 PM||
Friday, January 16, 2004
More proof that Japan is still a few years further in the future than the rest of the world. The above photo is of an 11 foot tall rescue robot prototype named T522 Enryu. Godzilla could not be reached for comment.
(via Clive Thompson)
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 10:07 PM||
Wednesday, January 14, 2004
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 5:09 PM||
Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Eastman Kodak Co. on Tuesday said it will stop selling traditional film cameras in the United States, Canada and Western Europe, another move by the troubled photography company to cut lines with declining appeal in favor of fast-growing digital products.
Reuters story via MSNBC
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 11:30 PM||
Wednesday, January 07, 2004
About a third of Mountain View, California-based Google may be sold in the IPO, giving the company a market value of about $12 billion, the bankers said. The company will probably register the shares for sale with the Securities and Exchange Commission this month and sell them by April, they said.
|:: posted by Donald Melanson, 1:50 PM||