BBC Revamps ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ Game
Douglas Adams’ famous comedy science fiction series, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” transcended several mediums after it first appeared on BBC Radio 4 in 1978. Adams wrote five novels, a TV series, movie, and, in 1984, a computer game
Originally published by Infocom, Adams’ game was a text adventure — meaning the online way to interact with it was by typing in commands such as “open door,” or “turn the light on.” Now, for the game’s 30th anniversary, the BBC has re-launched it as an…
Is “Quality of Life” Indicative of Nintendo’s Marketing?
With certain video games placing more of an emphasis on health than anything else, it’s clear that there is a demand for said emphasis. The typical gamer does not engage in physical activity as much as he or she should, so the idea of games incorporating more active elements is smart. In fact, one can make the argument that Nintendo was one of the companies at the forefront of this, given the success of its “Wii Fit” series.
With that said, the idea of Nintendo’s recent focus on…
Military Google Glass Will Help Soldiers See Over Mountains
Call them Glassoldiers.
The American military may soon be filled with soldiers sporting Google Glass-like headgear that can measure distances, display 3D building layouts, transmit video from a drone and more, all on a glass display right in front of their eyes.
Battlefields are full of data soldiers can use: enemy positions, the location of fellow soldiers, maps of a city or a house, video of what they’ll encounter over a hill….
Proceed With Caution: A Map of the World’s Deadliest Roads
If you’re out for a pleasant drive in Bolivia, you might want to avoid the North Yungas Road
Widely considered the world’s most dangerous road, the aptly nicknamed “Death Road” is a narrow 40-mile stretch that wraps around the cliffs of a mountain with no guard rail. Cars and trucks travel in both directions on the often one-lane route located northwest of La Paz
The interactive map below tells the story of the North Yungas and 21 other deadly…
Android Launchers: Their Time Has Come
Android personalization apps are more popular than ever, according to a recent report.
While iOS users can only change the most superficial elements of their home screens (unless their device is jailbroken), launcher apps allow Android users to customize the look and feel of their home screen.
Android launcher app use more than doubled between the last quarter of 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, according to the report from the mobile…
Diddy Bid $200 Million for Fuse TV Network, Report Says
Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul now known as Diddy, has bid about $200 million for the Fuse cable-TV channel, said three people with knowledge of the situation.
Combs, 43, rose to fame as rapper Puff Daddy and has since founded fashion, liquor and media businesses, including the cable-music channel Revolt TV. He would convert Fuse, owned by New York-based Madison Square Garden Co. (MSG), into Revolt TV, which has backing from Comcast Corp. (CMCSA), said the people, who requested anonymity…
At 76, Bill Cosby Just Sent His First Instagram
AUSTIN, Texas — Veteran comedian Bill Cosby uploaded his first Instagram post Monday at South by Southwest, just minutes before taking the stage at his standup show for Funny or DieFacebook‘s Dustin Bramell recorded and posted the video with Cosby.
A sweater-clad Cosby, who recently tweeted “Twitter is the best fan-to-entertainer exchange I’ve ever had,” told Mashable that Instagram will continue to help him respond and relay stuff to fans faster, unlike fan clubs when he was younger than…
This ‘iPhone Air’ Concept Looks Like the Real Thing
The art of creating iPhone concept videos has turned into an obsession for many Apple devotees over the years
But a new concept video depicting a possible “iPhone Air” device is so good it looks like it could have from the Cupertino mothership itself
Created by designer Sam Beckett, using nothing more than Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, After Effects and Final Cut Pro X, the video gives us a glimpse of what Apple’s rumored iPhone 6 might…
Mythbusters’ Adam Savage: Ignorance Is Not Bliss
AUSTIN, Texas — MythBusters Host Adam Savage took to his first-ever South by Southwest stage with a mission, to help people see art and science as two complementary, not opposing, disciplines.
In a Monday afternoon talk entitled The Maker Age: Enlightened Views the original co-host of the now decade-plus-old Discovery Channel show explained that we need to stop viewing science and art as separate from us
“Having no formal training…