Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands
Another thing to add to the long list of "Things that took less time than Duke Nukem Forever".
What Kinect Could Be, But Probably Won't
I don't know what's the most ridiculous; The headline (since when is "what could be but probably won't" news?), the fact that these news start with "An opinion piece at CNN" (opinion /= news) or that the whole idea is so utterly stupid that I can't help but facepalm (which would probably entice Kinect to delete the channel or something).
Next up: Some guy on the street says cars could run on liquid gold soon but probably won't. In his opinion car manufacturers could produce cars running on gold for 5$ less than the average gas-guzzling car and thus eliminate the demand for oil.
Leaked Activision Memos Compare CoD, Guitar Hero
Where's the innovation? First they copy Guitar Freaks and milk this new franchise dry, then they keep releasing Call of Duty games that basically only differ in their titles. Where does Activision deserve credit for anything besides overstaying their welcome?
Google, Microsoft In Epic Hiring War
Is it really necessary to refer to EVERYTHING as "epic"?
Wikipedia Works To Close Gender Gap
"...an obsessive fact-loving realm that is dominated by men and, some say, uncomfortable for women."
"The big problem is that the current Wikipedia community is what came about by letting things develop naturally"
So...it was a natural development that men are in the majority, and it may be uncomfortable for women. Why do we need to shoehorn them in then? What's with this diversity-fetish?
Solar Panels For Your Pants
You want clean energy, buddy? Well asshole, I got your clean energy right here.
Crazy Taxi Arrives For PSN, XBLA Version Coming Soon
I'm pretty sure the PSX was worse in that respect. Much worse.
The Queen Joins Facebook
Looking forward to live tweets from their teaparties. I hear they're quite a "good show".
Failed Controller-Free Gaming Devices of the Past
TFA (yeah yeah, I know, I wasn't supposed to actually read it) seems more like an advertisement for Kinect to me. I actually owned a U-Force and it worked without a hitch, even the flight-stick accessory. But oh well, guess they were going for that whole "Thanks for liberating us from the oh so sucky past, Microsoft! Now could you pay us?" thing.
New York Judge Rules 6-Year-Old Can Be Sued
Gotta start 'em young I guess.
Final Fantasy XIV Launches To Scathing Reviews
What is everyone complaining about? Square-Enix has given us all an opportunity to get into a beta of a huge, anticipated game. With Halo, Medal of Honor etc. everyone was desperately trying to get into the betas, but with Final Fantasy XIV it's now as easy as picking it up in stores. Isn't it great?
Apple, Startup Go To Trial Over 'Pod' Trademark
Next up: Suing the estate of H.G. Wells, because his Tripods are giving Apple bad publicity.
Texting On the Rise In the US
So? Is that supposed to be surprising or something?
Intel Wants To Charge $50 To Unlock Your CPU's Full Capabilities
"You wouldn't download a CPU"
Hands-on With the iPad Alternatives On Display At IFA
Well, it's not like they really had a choice. As far as the general public is concerned, Apple's products are the best ever and the absolute pinnacle of technology. So in order to appeal to a wide audience the other manufacturers have to compare themselves to Apple I think. It's the only basis of comparison the general public has. In order to make Linux appealing you have to say "It's better than Windows"; just providing data and technical mumbo jumbo won't do it for a general audience.
Facebook Glitch Let Spammer Post To Walls
I really don't know. I suppose it may have something to do with people STILL not grasping how dangerous the internet can really be. After all, it's "not real" and "anonymous".
I recently asked a friend of mine (who is a facebook addict) why she was posting all this personal information and updates her status with every little thing that enters her mind. Her answer was along the lines of "I dunno...why not?" I fear the only way for people to wake up and finally take internet security (or at least facebook security) serious is for their account to get hacked and all their nude photos leaked, or if someone uses their geotags to show up at their doorstep, or something like that. People don't learn until they fall flat on their face. And a litle spam on their wall is not enough for the average user (i.e. idiot) to rethink their behaviour.