Here’s a first-world problem that has bugged the hell out of me. If you’re listening to music on an iOS device using a pair of headphones and for some reason you unplug them from your device, the music player will pause the playback.
It’s been several months since Skyrim was released, so I understand if some people who bought the game are getting bored or have moved on to other games. Or you know, life. But now that developer Bethesda Game Studios has released the Skyrim Creation Kit, it’s only a matter of time before a ton of new content for the game dragonshouts your time away.
Yesterday we saw a fan made 2D fighter featuring Pokémon. Here’s something that everypony can get behind: another fan-made 2D fighter, this time featuring the characters from the cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
Last year, Nintendo and Japanese developer Tecmo Koei threw Pokémon fans a curveball when they announced that the popular series will have a crossover tactical RPG for the Nintendo DS. It’s not such a bad or radical idea if you think about it, but if Pokémon is going to evolve into another type of game, this project by a dedicated fan makes much more sense.
It always annoys me when I’m stuck outside with my laptop trying to find a Wi-Fi network. Luckily where I am here in Taipei, there’s city-wide free Wi-Fi, so that’s never been a problem. It looks like it probably isn’t a problem in Japan either, because Asahi’s vending machines will now act as free Wi-Fi hotspots, where people can use the web without having to register or log in.
Do you want to launch a missile on your cat or crash a car in your bedroom? Really? Why would you want to do that? Go to your room and think about what you thought of while the rest of us have fun with the Action Movie FX iOS app.
Now you can be a mayor of your own miniature city, thanks to the SimCity 2000 tabletop play set. Using Google Sketch-up, architect Michael Curry aka Skimbal created replicas of the buildings in Simcity 2000. Curry says that he based the models on his “memories of playing”, so they may not look exactly like their in-game equivalents, but they’re accurate enough for fans of the simulation series to want to reticulate splines in real life.
From what I gather, Minecraft is already a pretty scary game on it’s own, but this mod by Minecraft Forum member/Dr. Who fan/general cruel person a_dizzle makes being a blocky miner and crafter a lot scarier.
Too old to dress up and get free candy this Halloween? Well, you can always steal candy from your kid’s bag. If you use OnLive, the cloud video game service has a special treat for you this Halloween weekend if you are staying at home.
Listen up music fans, we have some good news for you. I would bet that a bunch of you tried to get in on the free program that Spotify offered for listening for up to ten hours a month when it landed in the states a few months back.
Two great franchises far, far away collide in Call of Duty: Galactic Warfare, a Star Wars-themed mod for Call of Duty 4 created by BlackMonkeys. The mod is a total conversion of CoD 4, and comes not just with new maps but with new player avatars, weapons and even a new killstreak.
Digital audio workstations like Reason, Ableton Live and Apple’s GarageBand have made it relatively easy and cheap to make music. But even though these programs enable users to create tunes literally at the push of a button, their interface can be quite intimidating.
Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has had a few rough weeks. Aside from the much publicized announcement by hacker group Anonymous about an impending take-down of the company’s sites because of the action they took against another hacker, Geohot, they recently had to hurdle another attack on their system where the perpetrator’s walked away with over 12,700 credit card numbers and information from 24.6 million user accounts.
We’ve featured a lot of cool and useful Arduino–based creations here at Technabob. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at making an Arduino-based project but know little about programming, then you’ll want to support Julián da Silva and his Minibloq project.
We’ve featured a Bluetooth-based program that automatically locks Windows PCs when the user walks away. Here’s another approach to automatically locking a computer. While the Bluetooth-based program relied on proximity, Didier Stevens’ program LockIfNotHot works in conjunction with an IR thermometer to detect changes in the surrounding temperature.
Depending on how old you are, Pica Pic is either a virtual museum or a time machine. Made by Hipopotam Studios, Pica Pic lets you play with a growing number of handheld games that were popular back in the 80s to early 90s.