The most shocking part of the report: The fact that it took this long for anyone to claim that Google Earth has found something funny swimming around in Loch Ness. I mean, hello, people. Google Earth has been feeding us tasty satellite maps for over four years now. If Google Street View can surface multiple puking drunks and streakers, you'd think that a massive sea … Read more
Coloring Book 9: Little Monsters is a computerized coloring book for kids of all ages. With a simple-to-understand screen and easy controls, your child will be coloring a new world in minutes.
The program's interface is clearly aimed at little ones, with its bright colors and large icons. We foresee youngsters easily cycling through pages and filling in blanks with splashes of color. If children are old enough to operate a mouse, they should have no trouble navigating this program, though filling in smaller sections will take some precision. There was, however, no Help file, which some parents might … Read more
Delicious Monster's Library for iPhone app--introduced as a companion to the company's popular Mac Delicious Library 2 application--was removed from the iTunes App Store on Tuesday due to conflicts with Amazon's Product Advertising API License agreement terms.
The announcement came from Delicious Monster CEO Wil Shipley, who relayed the bad news via Twitter. Apparently, the company was forced to remove the app because it uses Amazon application programming interfaces (APIs), thus giving it access to information stored in Amazon's database. Amazon prohibits this type of use in section 4e of the terms governing the use of … Read more
Fans of strategy, role-playing card games may find this game an interesting variation, but the entire experience seems a little bland compared to actually holding cards in your hand and drawing from a deck.
Heartless Victory launches a window with a number of panes for selecting cards to build a personalized deck. The design is rather bland but functional and easy to understand. One pane provides all the info about each selection, and we were able to build multiple decks and save it with its own name. A second window lets players actually use their decks to attempt beating their … Read more
I bet companies like Monster are breathing a sigh of relief now that rumors of an integrated iPhone 3GS FM transmitter have been proven false. Otherwise, there's simply no way monster could have justified its newly announced $99 iCarPlay Wireless 1000 in-car FM transmitter and iPod/iPhone charger.
Truth is, I still don't know how you justify a $99 FM transmitter, or even a $79 FM transmitter like the also-announced Monster iCarPlay Wireless 800 (pictured). FCC regulations have pretty much capped the power of these things for the past few years, making it hard to argue that the … Read more
On Thursday night in Manhattan, Mr. Monster himself, Noel Lee, introduced a handful of journalists to his new top-on-the-line in-ear headphones, the Turbine Pro.
I'm a huge fan of Monster's original Turbine at $150. It's easily my pick for the best bang-for-the-buck in-ear. But the new Turbine Pro at $250, due out next month, is better. The Turbine remains in the line.
I was listening to a hand-built prototype Turbine Pro (the builder must have really tiny hands) and I have to say, the new baby has even greater clarity, more accurate bass, and sweeter treble. It'… Read more
Is a job listing for an "experienced engineer to lead the gaming platforms team" final proof that Netflix's Watch Now streaming video service is coming to the PS3 and Wii? That's the question Crunchgear is asking after it recently got a tip from a reader who saw that Netflix had posted the job to Monster.com.
In case you're having trouble reading the job description above, here's the important part:
We are looking for a hands-on leader and innovator. We seek deep experience developing and testing media rich applications on current generation gaming consoles. … Read more
There is a lot about pants in today's episode. I mean, the French Parliament killed the Net piracy bill, Conficker started adding a key logger, and the AP does more stupid stuff. But really, it's all about pants. The new "Star Trek" movie was shown to a surprised group of Austin fans. Apparently, it melted one man's pants, it was so good. And there are also some robotic pants in today's show. But, the show is far from pants in the British sense. Just listen.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 949
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The authors Guild might be afraid of the robotic voice of the Kindle, but Wil Wheaton sure isn't. Neilsen lays a bombshell with the news that job search sites have increased traffic because of, you guessed it, these troubled times. And Hearst is planning their own large format e-reader for their magazines.Listen now: Download today's podcast EPISODE 920
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It’s not always about money; sometimes hackers just hate you http://arstechnica.com/security/news/2009/02/its-not-always-about-moneysometimes-hackers-just-hate-you.ars
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Zombie Attack Free is a free preview of Zombie Attack, a "tower defense" real-time strategy game in which you fight off a horde of zombies with strategically deployed gun turrets. An endless stream of zombies (punctuated by progressively more difficult levels) rushes across a field, trying to reach and attack your humble shack, as you run around on the field (by tilting your device, or using touch-and-drag controls) placing and upgrading gun emplacements. You earn money for every zombie you drop, and the game ends when the zombies destroy your shack.
Like other tower defense games, the heart … Read more