Earthquakes, tornadoes, and meteor strikes can decimate a SimCity, but a newly released Red Cross add-on can make the healing process a bit easier.
The charitable add-on costs $9.99 (80 percent of purchase proceeds go to Red Cross programs in 10 countries) and enables city builders to place a Red Cross relief center, tents, and vehicles in their town when needed. … Read more
A new time-lapse video, made by EarthCam in commemoration of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, shows the nine-year construction of the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center in New York.
EarthCam's network of high-definition cameras captured the incredible footage over the course of October 2004 to September 2013. According to an EarthCam statement, the company hand-edited hundreds of thousands of images that together reveal the striking assembly of the 104-story skyscraper, formerly known as the Freedom Tower. … Read more
Did you know that after 28 years, Burning Man has officially jumped the shark? Or at least cut the tether with its counterculture roots and become the new Davos, where tech bigwigs swarm the annual desert gathering wearing fancy outfits and bearing fat wallets.
The "arrival" of tech's elite and their money led grumpy chroniclers to complain how the latest Burning Man festival was little more than another venue for Silicon Valley's ruling class to share power lunches. And that, harrumph, harrumph, we are told, is bad. "Is Burning Man the new golf?" tweeted … Read more
For now, it's probably not a good idea to check into SimCity if you're visiting with a Mac computer. Following a similar disastrous launch seen with its PC counterpart earlier this year, SimCity for Mac, which launched Thursday, has sent numerous Apple computer users scrambling to figure out why their game isn't working.
A forum post started by frustrated SimCity Mac users on an Electronic Arts discussion board has pages and pages of posts, indicating that the problem could be widespread.
A Maxis representative, however, told CNET that "there are a small number of players who have encountered issues with SimCity for Mac. Our live team is working individually with our players to resolve their issues and get them into the game as quickly as possible."… Read more
Getting from point A to B quickly and safely in the crowded confines of a large city requires a different set of skills and technologies than are required by the open road. Drivers must drive efficiently in conditions that are inherently inefficient. They must be aware of not just other vehicles, but also more fragile pedestrians and cyclists. Without spacious parking lots, drivers must cram their vehicles into tiny street parking spaces or cramped public garages.
To this end, I've rounded up a few of my favorite transportation technologies for crowded city streets. "Why 'transportation' and not 'car' … Read more
There are a lot of people who probably think that Burning Man is a game, but this year, it's actually true.
When the gates open this Sunday to the annual countercultural arts festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, each of the up to 68,000 people who enter will be initiated into a participatory game designed to make their experience at Burning Man just a little bit richer.
Verizon is ramping up network coverage for its subscribers who ride the New York City subways.
The carrier announced on Tuesday that it will start installing the necessary network gear over the next several weeks with the goal of providing wireless access in 36 NYC subway stations later this year. Once the service is up and running, Verizon subscribers will be able to tap into 3G and 4G voice and data.
Battle City plays fine for an emulator, but its buggy controls and onslaught of ads don't do it any favors. This game was not as popular as other NAMCO arcade titles back in the days, but if you do remember it from your past, this download might appeal. However, most gamers probably won't be drawn in.
If you don't remember this game, that's because it was called Tank Battalion in most places. Like many other NAMCO shooters, your goal is to guide your tank through a stage full of obstacles to find and destroy the enemy … Read more
First Jackie Chan, then Jet Li... and now Godfrey Gao? Already a major celebrity in China -- he's Asia's premier male supermodel and the star of a number of Chinese films and TV shows -- Gao aspires to become the East's next biggest export. With his good looks, charm, and role in the much-anticipated film adaptation of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," he just might be. In the movie, based on the YA bestseller about a teenage half-angel locked in an epic battle against demons, the Taiwanese actor/model plays fan-favorite character Magnus Bane, … Read more