Posted by Alexis Santos | Filed under Techie Stuff
If the MK802 piqued your interest but has you pining for Ubuntu, Linux Questions forum user michaelfisk has a solution. The secret sauce is a pre-baked image of Ubuntu 10.04 modified for a different device using the same 1.5 GHz Allwinner processor. Simply slide a microSD card prepped with a bootable image of the distro into the mini PC and you're set. Though Lucid Lynx can be coaxed to run on the $74 mini PC without considerable hassle, performance isn't exactly top notch -- unseemly load times and a few kinks are reportedly throughout the experience. Eager to load up your Cotton Candy competitor with Linux? Hop past the break to see Liliputing give it a test drive or hit the links below for walkthroughs and the appropriate download.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Posted by Alexander Sliwinski | Filed under gAmINg
FIFA 13 and FIFA 13 Manager, EA's annual footie franchise installments, have dribbled out some screenshots and a trailer for this year's installment.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Posted by Jordan Mallory | Filed under gAmINgPersona 4 Arena, among other things, and upon sitting down at the small table in our private presentation room we were surprised to find a P4A arcade stick waiting for us. Immediately, our hearts were all a-flutter with the prospect of a nice limited edition arcade stick.
"There is an official HORI stick in Japan," Aram Jabbari told us, "but this is a Mad Catz that we've customized. There is no official North American stick at this time," and as quickly as they had arisen, our hopes were quickly dashed. Jabbari, who is Atlus' Manager of PR and Sales, said we could post about the stick so long as we promised not to insinuate that it was a real product, or that it was ever going to be released. So! Expect to see it on store shelves before the end of the month.
(But seriously, there is no North American stick at this time.)Permalink | Email this | Comments
Posted by Edgar Alvarez | Filed under Techie Stuff
It's no secret Google's been involved in a few privacy-related kerfuffles around the globe, but some would say those are just the burdens attached to being one of the big-guns in the industry. Still, Big G can go home to Mountain View a happy camper today, as the Swiss Federal Tribunal has decided to ease up on the company's usage of its Street View technology in the country. Per the ruling, however, Google will have to make adjustments to its viewing methods, things like making it easier for folks to manually blur images available on Street View, and full anonymity around hospitals, schools, prisons and courts. Naturally, Google says it's quite pleased with the outcome and that it plans to "look at the ruling closely, discuss it with the federal data protection commissioner and examine what options are available."Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Posted by Joseph Volpe | Filed under Techie Stuff
When it rains Windows Phone in China, it pours. After HTC claimed top honors for being the first to bow a Redmond-powered handset in the region, the floodgates opened with Nokia quickly doling out its Tango wares and, now, ZTE. The company, formerly a white label manufacturer, has finally gotten its Tania act together, releasing the not-so-secret phone on China Unicom with a slight upgrade to its previously announced spec list. Though most of what it offers falls in line with WP hardware requirements -- 800 x 480 display, 512MB RAM -- the processor's been bumped from 1GHz to 1.4GHz, giving the 4.3-incher a welcome speed boost. Interested parties can also look forward to a 5-megapixel rear shooter, 4GB of storage, as well as black and white color options. If you're living in the land to the far east and like the live tile approach, you might want to consider this as your next.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Posted by Alexander Sliwinski | Filed under gAmINgRock Band DLC and they've only brought one song to play: "Drive." The track joins "Adolescents," "Dig," and "Wish You Were Here," which are already available to download.Permalink | Email this | Comments
Twitter post-to-Facebook integration adds photos, tags and links, makes wild nights more regrettable
Posted by Jon Fingas | Filed under Techie Stuff
Twitter has long had the option to send updates to Facebook, but most of what makes Twitter unique has been stripped out while cross-posting the night's escapades. That's been fixed just in time for the weekend. As of now, Twitter has confirmed to The Next Web that updates will automatically display the first photo as well as link Twitter users' names and any hashtags. The change isn't automatic and will require a quick on-and-off flick of the cross-posting setting before the gobs of extra information make the trip to Facebook. It's just as well -- we'd really rather not make it any easier for Aunt Mildred to see photos of our weekend benders.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Posted by Alexander Sliwinski | Filed under gAmINgour E3 page and check out what you may have missed in this week's flood of festivities.
What's everyone playing this weekend?
Posted by Ben Gilbert | Filed under gAmINg
Sure, you couldn't be in Los Angeles with us for this year's E3, but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on the sights and sounds of the LA Convention Center's neon light-littered, bass-pounding show floor. Nintendo's booth is no exception, with approximately a trillion Wii U game kiosks, not to mention 3DSes attached to "booth models" with all variety of game. Take a gander just above to see for yourself.Permalink | Email this | Comments