Ars Technica‘s War Stories interviews Andy Gavin to talk about how Crash Bandicoot came to be. Crash, as you may remember, was the unofficial mascot for the Sony Playstation.(more…)
At least, that’s the thought that crossed my mind when I received the news on this new watch. Back in my junior high days, it seemed like Timex Ironman watches were the absolute pinnacle of a “cool” watch. Time change, and while Timex has kept on ticking, the Ironman line hasn’t gotten the attention. They’re trying to change that now with the Timex Ironman R300.(more…)
Tot from Iconfactory was released yesterday. It’s a slightly different take on text editors. Sure, you could use Apple’s Notes app, or any one of a bunch of other text editors, but there are a few things that make Tot interesting.(more…)
In the olden days, the a tact watch was all the rage. These watches told the time by buzzing or chiming silently in your pocket, allowing you to tell the time without looking away from your paramour or the King. The complex little timepieces were quite delicate and the complication barely made it past the 17th century.
Now, however, a new watch, the Prompt, replicates the a tact concept with some high tech trappings.(more…)
Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away. You may not know the name but you absolutely know the button sequence: ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B, A, Start That the code is so well known is an accident. Hashimoto was working on converting a game from the arcade to the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was too hard to beat, so he made the code to give himself more lives. Like a lot of things, sometimes what you put in development code escapes out into the world. You don't realize it, but it ships. This happens all the time, but rarely are examples as famous as that. Hashimoto was 79. But that code is going to live on forever, appearing in countless games, and even showing up in mobile phones like the Palm Pre.
While I can’t speak for all of you, here in Chicago we’re still definitely getting hit with tastes of winter (interspersed with some very spring-like weather). In fact, as I write this, we’ve got a winter storm on the way. That means I’ll have my heavier down coat in play, but if you don’t want the bulk, then something like the Tranzend Ultra Coat may be what you’re looking for.(more…)
Not that long ago, we told you about a newer pocket knife company that had come on the scene. We were interested in what they were creating, as one of the founders is the same fellow who’s behind Raven Watches. Those watches are some seriously nice pieces, so it seems reasonable to assume that these knives would be much the same. Handily enough, we’ve been spending time with the Finch Runtly, and can give you our take on it.(more…)