Each week, a different person from around the office curates a post with his or her favorite news from the week before – this is Rewind. A technology buff, Jason is our senior designer of user experience and interaction. He’s also a motocycle enthusiast, guitarist and retired competitive gamer – all in all, he calls himself “a rock and roll ultra nerd.”
While the movie industry is quick to adopt new technology within movies, film studios can put up a fight when it comes to new distribution technology. VHS, DVD, Blu-ray…they’ve had an issue with nearly every new piece of technology that’s come around to distribute movies. 20th Century Fox took a big leap of faith last night with “Digital HD.” Basically, titles can now be digitally purchased, not just streaming, and new releases become available sooner. Even though the name of this long-awaited initiative is a bit of a misnomer, now you can own the upcoming Avatar sequels before your Blu-ray hoarding friends do.
An Alien chestburster is perhaps the best idea for a plushie. Ever. No joust.
If a dream team of rock star RPG game makers formed to make a single game, Project Eternity is it. It’s a true shame if you didn’t experience RPG games during their golden era. It was an incredibly magical and influential time for games and gamers alike. Since then the magic has dissipated -exactly why this unstoppable force of the world’s best game makers was assembled. If only they wore superhero costumes.
Pirates are awesome and talking like one makes you awesome. It’s math. I think it’s the associative property of piratenomics.
Technology, or should I say magic, has gotten us so far that we can now see the chemical bonds between atoms in a molecule. Last week, Swiss IBM scientists took a groundbreaking image of the covalent bonds inside a nanographene molecule. This is just truly amazing. Now that we can directly study chemical bonds, we’ll be able to perfect and create a plethora of new materials. Like Adamantium, let’s make that first.