Monday, January 31, 2011

Pandora Console Review

Check out this new review of a Pandora Console:

Has it been worth the wait? That's for you to decide.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

iNto64, the Portable N64!

Check out this video from MODDEDbyBACTERIA, who designed himself an N64 that he can hold in his hands!

He says it took him four months to make. Do you think it was a good use of his time?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Google I/O 2011 countdown has started!

The Google I/O 2011 Developer Conference page is now up, and it features a very fun countdown timer, made possible by a Javascript port of Box2D.

You can't register yet, but that doesn't mean that you can't have any fun!

Check out the Google I/O page or the Google I/O twitter account for more info on this excellent developer's conference.

I sincerely wish that I would be able to attend this event in person, but sadly, I can't afford the trip, even though the rates are comically cheap for this conference, especially for students and teachers. How comically cheap is it? From the registration page:
Early Bird Price (until 4/16/11) $450
List Price (starting 4/17/11) $550
Academia (student, faculty) $150
BootCamp +$100 (all registration types)

Want to set up your own timer?  Check out this blog post from Varun's ScratchPad for more info.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Computer Support (Dilbert Style)

iControlPad website refreshed... orders to come soon?

The folks at iControlPad have refreshed their website, giving it a much cleaner look than before.
Here are some pictures from the site:

There isn't much site text, so I will display it here:

The iControlpad BT is ready, ordering begins at the end of January.

Supporting any phone/console/computer with Bluetooth.
Android, iOS, RIM, Windows, Linux, MacOS.
Digital Dpad, two analogue nubs, 6 face buttons and 2 rear buttons.
Works on a non-jailbroken iPhone in keyboard mode.
Can charge your phone while you play via its own internal battery.
Side clips for most phones, more to follow.
Future proof - upgradable firmware, changeable side clips, solid hard wearing design.
Two years of design work by the people who brought you the Pandora.

3000 Units being delivered in February.
Subscribe to get an email when the ordering begins, or follow us on twitter.

There is also a link to sign up to receive emails from iContolPad. If you want more info, feel free to check it out!

Appcelerator acquires Aptana!

This just in, folks....

It looks like Aptana, makers of one of the most popular web development IDEs, has been acquired by Appcelerator, a company specializing in web-based programs for iOS, Android, and the Desktop. This should make life interesting for mobile developers that are looking for a cross-platform mobile development solution.

The press release is here. A more interactive announcement is available on the Appcelerator website.

Here is the webcast announcing the acquisition:

Here are some slides from the announcement presentation:
It sounds like a beta of the combined Aptana/Appcelerator app will be available sometime in Q1 2011. Keep a look out for more news about this!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

iControlPad Bluetooth demo on Pandora and PC!

For those that are not aware, iControlPad is a portable analog/digital controller designed for use with the iPhone and other mobile devices. To show what it is capable of, look at this video showing the use of the iControlPad with a PC as well as the Pandora Console!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Apple OSX running on a Nokia N900!

Someone got Mac OSX running on a Nokia N900. Impressive!

Arduino: The Documentary

Check out this wonderful documentary about the history of the Arduino development board:

Arduino The Documentary (2010) English HD from gnd on Vimeo.

Running Windows 3.1 on the Pandora Console

It looks like there are two ways to run Windows 3.1 on the Pandora. Check it out, courtesy of EvilDragon and marovada!
Through DOSBox:

Through QEMU:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Razer Switchblade Concept Video

Razer announced a new concept video for a portable device called the Switchblade. Check it out:

It looks very promising, but I've learned my lesson after following the Pandora project. I'll get excited once I can hold one in my own hands.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011