After months underground, during which time she released only a pixellated propaganda video, the felicitous feline has surfaced once again, bent on pursuing her plan for world domination. As evidence, I present to you the Hello Kitty Netbook.
Compared with most previous Hello Kitty laptops, the Hello Kitty C1's design is downright subdued, with the text "Hello Kitty" repeated across the lid and a single impression of the evil mastermind's image in one corner. Otherwise, the 2.6-pound mini laptop looks like nearly every other all-white Netbook.
Its specs are fairly typical as well: a 1.… Read more
According to some, "the world is a big place," while others espouse the theory that the world "gets smaller every day." While this may seem like a contradiction, it appears that now you can have your cake and eat it too. As long as you serve it on these Map Plates.
While only eight plates are available, the deliciousness of food pays no attention to borders. The pierogi you eat will be just as delicious served on Poland or plated on Spain, and if you want to have bangers and mash in France, feel free to … Read more
Apple continues to wrap the vast majority of major-label music in Fairplay, the company's proprietary digital rights management software, at a time when its major competitors have already signed DRM-free deals with all the big players. In an open letter, CNET News' Greg Sandoval suggests a different tack.Listen now: Download today's podcast
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, the second expansion to the mega-popular online game, sold 2.8 million copies in its first 24 hours last week, setting what its publisher said is an all-time record for PC games.
According to Blizzard Entertainment, Wrath of the Lich King, broke the one-day PC game sales record of 2.4 million copies, which was set 22 months earlier by The Burning Crusade, the first WoW expansion.
The new expansion was launched simultaneously in North America, Europe, Chile, Argentina, and Russia.
And at $40 a copy, the game would have brought in $… Read more
SolarWorld's offer to General Motors is no joke. The German-based solar-power company is serious about wanting to purchase GM's Opel division, SolarWorld CEO Frank H. Asbeck said Thursday morning on German radio.
The initial announcement sparked a flurry of market, analyst, and media skepticism on Wednesday. Asbeck took to the airwaves to clarify his company's position on Thursday. (A transcript of the interview in German … Read more
Once thought to be its answer to virtual worlds like Second Life, Google's Lively launched this summer to much fanfare.
Lively was Web-based and allowed anyone to set up virtual spaces, such as rooms, that could be embedded onto blogs or Facebook pages.
But the project never picked up much steam.
"Despite all the virtual high fives and creative rooms everyone has enjoyed in the last four and a half months, we've decided to shut Lively down at the end of the year," Google said on its … Read more
InfoWorld consulted a range analysts and CIOs to figure out the five technologies IT shops must continue to invest in despite the recession. The common theme, says IDC chief analyst and senior vice president Frank Gens, is that "any technologies that can save companies money or reduce expenses will continue to thrive."
1. Storage: Disks and management software 2. Business intelligence: Niche analytics 3. Virtualization: Optimizing resources 4. Security: Data and end points 5. Cloud computing: Business solutions
These are all very logical, but I fail to see why the Cloud factors so heavily (say in contrast to … Read more
What's better than jamming along to guitar rock on Guitar Hero Mobile? Smashing some drums and battling other players to climb the charts of mobile stardom on the latest in the mobile franchise, Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile (review).
The handheld version of Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour console game is making its way around the carriers; at the time of writing, it's already available on AT&T and Sprint (Verizon is expected on November 28.)
Before you subscribe or buy, check out our First Look video to see the new drumming gameplay, hear the better … Read more
My name is Eric Franklin and I am a World of Warcraft slacker. You wouldn't know it, however, judging by the weekend I had. From Thursday morning until Sunday night I collectively played more than 40 hours of the new WoW expansion, Wrath of the Lich King.
I played whenever I could, but with household responsibilities, a guest in town, and annoying necessities like eating, bio breaks, and sleep, I am unsatisfied with my progress after four days.
I decided to level one character straight from 70 to 80 and forgo creating a Death Knight for now. I thought maybe I could get to 77 by the end of the weekend and earn the use of my flying mount. Especially since by Saturday afternoon Death Knights--which start at level 55--were running around at a higher level than my Warlock, who started at 70!
Did I mention that I'm on a PVP server and that I mostly only quest by myself? That may have something to do with my slow progression. As much as I wanted to level quickly it was not always up to me. No, guys with names like Foodfoodz would kill me constantly and then offer food to my still warm body. Seriously. … Read more