MotoTrialz is a side-scrolling stunt bike game that's a fairly good remake of the game Trials, but it's not the best in the genre. Like other games of this type, you're challenged with riding a motorcycle over several obstacles in the least amount of time possible. You have a couple of different options for controlling your bike in MotoTrialz: you have gas and braking buttons on the right and you can choose between a slider on the left or the accelerometer for tilting your bike. You'll need to pick one and get comfortable quickly; these stunt … Read more
This is kind of hard to believe, but three years ago, when the Flip Video MinoHD pocket camcorder made its debut, it had a price tag of $229.99.
Flip is gone, of course, having been acquired by Cisco and then shuttered earlier this year. But the products live on, at least for a while, and there are deals to be had. Oh, yes.
TigerDirect, for example, has the Flip MinoHD pocket digital camcorder (silver) for $39.99, plus a very reasonable $2.29 for shipping. That's after redeeming a $20 mail-in rebate (PDF), which comes in the form … Read more
Store No. 1 of The Melt, a grilled-cheese restaurant chain started by Pure Digital (the Flip camera) founder Jonathan Kaplan, opened near my office recently. I was not clear what a guy who made a name for himself in video was doing in the food business, even after I saw him announce this venture at the D9 conference in June. So I sat down with him at his new store.
Kaplan got funding from Pure Digital backers like Sequoia Capital to start his chain. He's applying some of the philosophies that guided the Flip camera's design to his … Read more
Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Friday, September 9.
Stanford Hospital confirms that patient data was online for almost a year.
Apple iPads, iPhones get Flash video via HTTP Live Streaming.
Google, Apple, Microsoft are the top global brands, according to a new study by Brand Finance.
The FBI raids Solyndra and calls the company's CEO on the phone.
Network-gear maker and onetime Wall Street darling Cisco Systems may cut as many as 10,000 jobs, or about 14 percent of its workforce, as it struggles to get back on track amid competition from Hewlett-Packard and others, according to a report today.
As many as 7,000 jobs could be cut by the end of next month, and another 3,000 positions will be eliminated by way of early-retirement packages, according to a Bloomberg story, which cites a pair of anonymous sources.
During its third-quarter earnings report in May, Cisco said it would be cutting staff to address its … Read more
When we first saw the title of this program, we were hoping that it would help us create the flip books of our youth, those tiny cartoons in book form that were animated by the flipping of the pages. As it turns out, Flip Book Maker Free Version is actually a program for creating virtual photo albums, which in our opinion isn't quite as fun. That said, the program still does a good job at what it's meant for, and it's worth checking out if you miss flipping through physical photo albums in this age of digital … Read more
Flip Video is no more. If you're ready to bail on Flip, too, then you'll want to make sure your video clips are archived for future access. We'll show you how to find where the video files are located on your computer so that you can save them to an external hard drive or another folder on your computer that you can more easily locate. We'll also show you how to save them so that each file is named by date and time.Copy video files from FlipShare library
When the FlipShare program imports videos from … Read more
Snowboard Hero is a 3D snowboarding game that might be the best yet for iPhone--once you get the settings squared away. Start by choosing between Career and Record Chaser modes. In Career mode you'll start by playing as the default character, "Dude," but after racing and beating specific challenges, you'll be able to choose from six different characters with varied skills. Start by going through the tutorial, which gives you the basics for jumping, grinding rails, and performing tricks. From there you'll need to complete challenges that vary from going down the hill as fast … Read more
Editors' note (April 26, 2011): Since this post, Cisco has announced it will continue to support Flip devices within the terms of the company's one-year warranty. Technical support for both the video cameras and the FlipShare software and sharing services will be available until December 31, 2013. Sharing services will also end on this date. As long as they're still available on the market, you may want to consider buying one and if not, here are some alternatives.
We may be basking in the waning sunlight of tax-free Internet shopping.
A senator is preparing to introduce legislation that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet and mail order sales by eliminating the ability of Americans to shop at Web sites like Amazon.com and Overstock.com without paying state sales taxes.
"Why should out-of-state companies that sell their products online have an unfair advantage over Main Street bricks-and-mortar businesses?" Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said in a speech in Collinsville, Ill., in February.
Durbin, the second most senior Senate Democrat, will introduce the bill after the Easter … Read more