Two gaming journo mainstays join Jeff on the show today. 20-year veteran Victor Lucas and his partner-in-crime Scott Jones pick apart the next-generation console wars and opine on what the future of gaming will and, more interestingly, will not be like.… Read more
Pixate Playground is a useful tool for anyone developing an app for the iOS platform, providing a powerful set of CSS creation and testing tools for your iPad. With onscreen display to see how certain changes affect the interface and a number of templates for creating your own interface buttons and navigations, the tools here are powerful and can greatly streamline app development.
The purpose of Pixate Playground is to speed up the app development process in iOS, allowing you to visualize styles in CSS onscreen. When you open the app you are shown dozens of options. Scroll through to … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The 404 Special Feature: Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (podcast).
- The Internet explained by (three) prisoners who have never seen it.
- Three years after being banned, Bang With Friends returns as "Down."
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Simpsons theme park "Springfield" will serve duff beer, Krusty Burgers.
- 12 obsolete technologies Americans are still using.
- The Weird Stuff Warehouse where old tech goes to retire.
- Amazon greenlights 5 new shows.
As Google chugs forward with Glass, there's a feeling in the air that we're on the cusp of a major revolution in wearable technology. However, Google's limited Mirror app-programming interface (API) for Glass leaves much to be desired, according to one Canadian design firm.
In a conversation with CNET, a rep with Toronto-based creative agency Playground said that the limited architecture of the Mirror API was "surprising" because it's "awfully prohibited and closed." To be sure, Google announced the API as a preview offering, even going as far as to ask developers to "come dream with us." However, the Canadian design company -- and surely many other developers -- want deeper access to Glass.
SimCity and its updates have captivated simulation fans for the last thirty years. Building a city and managing it is a never-ending challenge. If this sort of game appeals to you, Virtual City Playground is worth checking out. A 125MB download, the free app allows you to build and run your own cityscape.
The Virtual City Playground interface is quite simple to use. Lay out roads and other transportation means, zone areas for residential or business use, manage the economy by ensuring produced goods get to consumers, and make sure your citizens are happy with attractive city spaces and special … Read more
What is Forza Horizon? This question has had me scratching my head since Turn 10 debuted the teaser trailer for its new racing game for the Xbox 360 console way back in March. Now that I've gotten hands-on time with the title, I have a better idea of what it is and what it's not.
Forza Horizon is an open-world racing game that blends free driving with a variety of on-track events. Turn 10 and Playground Games have created a massive, fictional version of Colorado that players can just drive around in. There are country roads, freeways, canyons, … Read more
As if sailing past the 500 million download mark wasn't enough, Angry Birds developer Rovio has signed a global deal with playground manufacturer (best job ever?) Lappset Group, the Telegraph reports.
The first playgrounds will arrive in Finland next year, winging their way to British parks shortly after.
Sand pits, animal spring rides--you know, the ones you'll inevitably fall off--climbing towers with slides and swings will all be part of the park lineup, with the planet's favorite furious feathered ones incorporated into the artwork.
Read more of "Angry Birds playgrounds land on parks near you in 2012" at Crave UK.… Read more
San Andreas Multiplayer is a mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that lets users to play against each other over the Internet or a LAN. Las Venturas Playground is one of the largest San Andreas Multiplayer communities on the Internet, and the Las Venturas Playground Online Counter, an extension for Google Chrome, can let you see exactly who's currently active on the server.
The extension installs easily and appears to the right of Chrome's address bar as a small icon. The icon features a number that updates regularly with the number of people currently active on the … Read more
Does the thought of geometry bring back stressful high-school math memories? Geometry Playground, a new exhibit opening Friday at San Francisco's Exploratorium, could help you rethink your associations with proofs, polygons, and acute angles by moving geometry from the textbook realm to, well, the playground realm.
The exhibit includes a series of experiential displays that let you do things like crawl inside giant 3D spaces; watch yourself in a big curved mirror as you try to play hopscotch; look into a tapered kaleidoscope to see a live video creating a 120-sided shape; and use a flashlight to "draw&… Read more