Just when you thought YouTube was the site to keep you entertained passively with video after uploaded video, along comes an unearthing of a new Easter Egg, or rather, a hidden function of the site in the form of the classic video game "Snake". This comes across as no surprise since Google delivered a playable version of Pac Man to commemorate its 30th anniversary earlier this year. For those who are bored with whatever they're watching on YouTube at the moment, you can keep yourself occupied with Snake by holding down the Up arrow key for around a second, followed by pressing down the Left arrow key simultaneously. This can only be performed when a video is fully loaded and paused. When the game starts, you will have to move the snake around the video without crashing into the "wall" of the video. Go ahead, give it a go!
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Street Fighter and Tekken are two classic beat 'em ups in the world of video gaming, although the former was around long before 3D gaming was possible. Well, good to know that there will be a future version that sees characters from both universes coming together, with Capcom targeting a release in two years. This Capcom-developed version will more or less come first, so those who are on Namco's camp will have to wait longer for a Tekken vs Street Fighter edition. Both development teams might put in "early generation" characters, although character designs will be different depending on the creative input. You might want to start saving up for pristine new controllers now…
Most gaming enthusiasts like to build their system from ground up simply because it gives them more freedom to throw in the parts that they want and need, as a stock gaming machine from any vendor often misses out on at least one thing you want to complete the entire rig. Acer hears this crowd, and hopes to satiate some folks out there with the Aspire Predator AG7750 gaming desktop. Despite starting from a rather steep $1,999 upwards, you won't be left behind in terms of frame rates when you play the latest games on this puppy - after all, how can you argue with an Intel Core i7-930 processor accompanied by 12GB RAM, an NVIDIA GTX 470 graphics card as well as a slew of options, all running on Windows 7 Home Premium? The exterior looks intimidating enough, opening up to offer access to a multi-card reader, USB and audio ports. It even comes with a secure handle for transportation purposes, just in case you love attending BYOC events. Now, if only your reflexes can keep up with this brute of a machine...[Press Release]
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LCD monitors are old hat by now, and LED monitors are the way forward. Acer knows this and aims to cater to those who want to purchase a new monitor by rolling out its S1 series that are relatively slim, measuring anywhere between 13mm and 15mm in terms of thickness. Available in 20", 21.5" and 23" sizes, all three will deliver white LED backlighting, an Energy Star 5.0 sticker (whether it actually helps you save energy or not is another matter altogether), a whopping 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 250 nits of brightness and 16.7m colors. Both the 21.5" and 23" models will feature native 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, alongside VGA, DVI and HDMI connectivity. Pricing for the 20", 21.5" and 23" models stand at $169.99, $219.99 and $269.99, respectively. [Press Release]
We started hearing some grumblings last week that Panasonic had a new 3D camcorder aimed at consumers coming to market soon. We didnít really get any details on the camcorder at the time the rumor surfaced though. Engadget has managed to dig up a photo...
Amimon from Israel has released a prototype system which is capable of transmitting 3D high definition video via the WHDI (wireless high-definition interface) high-speed wireless standard that relies on the 5GHz band. A demo showed 1080p 3D video transmission with a frame rate of 24fps, where this system is being worked on to wirelessly connect to LCD TVs and Blu-ray Disc (BD) recorders which support 3D video. A board is used for transmitting signals while another board is meant for receiving signals. Regardless, both boards will feature Amimon's digital baseband chip and RF transceiver chip, and is more than capable of transmitting data at a rate of up to 3Gbits per second. Wireless video looks set to rock the world, eh?
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The Dell Inspiron M101z has now made an appearance online, where it will see off the Inspiron 11z which is an 11.6” ultraportable laptop. You won't find Intel processors running underneath the hood here, with AMD taking center stage this time round. Expect to see most of the specifications listed in the extended post, but for now you will be able to satisfy your curiousity on the battery life of the M101z which stands at 6 hours or so, being average in terms of weight at 3.44lbs while retailing for around $584 after conversion on the Dell UK site. In comparison with the HP Pavilion dm1z, this is rather steep since you save over a hundred bucks at $449 a pop for HP's offering.
Nothing I love more than a story saying that something I like doing is good for the world. No-one has yet said that about eating salt and vinegar crisps - yet- but the New Scientist have just said it about...
While it may lag far behind other Internet browsers in terms of market share, Google's Chrome web browser has been steadily gaining on industry standards such as Internet Explorer & Mozilla Firefox ever since Google brought the product to market. As with so many Google products, the focus has always been upon ease of use.Chrome is certainly no different. With an intuitive interface and some changes that seem so obvious its a wonder no one else thought of them, Google has continually upgraded the browser, now preparing to unveil Version 6 of the interface. Today we'll be taking a look at some of the features that will get tweaked next time around, as well as a few that have been pushed back to version 7.The bulk of the updates for Chrome 6.0 are just that: updates. Not so much developing new features as providing better functionality and smoother net-surfing, the modifications under the hood are the core of the new Chrome. Featured among these are modifications better-enabling Chrome to handle many advanced web features.Related posts: