Here’s the truth everyone: shutting down your computer isn’t something you should regularly have to do; especially if your computer was manufactured in the last 10 years. Sure, you don’t want your computer running at full-power overnight, but putting it to sleep makes it use almost no power and your computer will be ready to go immediately when you turn it back on. If you’ve got a laptop, just closing the lid should put it to sleep; even powerful desktop PCs can utilize built-in and customizable low-power sleep and hibernate modes. Continue reading Irritating PC Myth: “You Have to Turn Your Computer Off At Night”
This weeks episode of Doc’D is centered around the history of video game developer Vic Tokai. Well, actually they TECHNICALLY weren’t a traditional game studio. Well, maybe they TECHNICALLY dabbled in other techy businesses….but still, they made Clash at Demonhead. Clash at Demonhead… Continue reading “The Ballad of Vic Tokai” – Doc’D #3
Whenever my life gets be so down, I know I can go down…wait a minute!
This week’s SILVER edition of WIRed features failures in architectural desgin, a USB tentacle device from ThinkGeek, $25,000 worth of EVERY North American SNES Game, and some awesome finishing moves in pro wrestling. Also, I sing a little bit… Continue reading Design Fails the USB Tentacles for $25K in SNES Games & Finished Them – WIRed #25
“I’m standing in the rain, just standing in the rain, without a coat or umbrella, and I’m still bone-dry….”.
Anyway, the London Barbican Arts Center has recently opened this very impressive new installation that allows visitors to walk right into a room simulating a rain storm, and still NOT GET WET. The creators of the oh-so-cleverly titled “Rain Room,” art studio Random International, use a set of 3D cameras to detect the positions of the people within the space, then turns each of its individual rain streams on or off accordingly. The entire exhibit area covers over 1,000 square feet and uses nearly 220 gallons of water per minute, but allows the total supply of water to be quickly filtered and re-circulated through the system.
This week, this house is brought to you by the letter “Y,” you can soon talk to the hand (literally), behind the scenes on indie game development, and how to be a pro wrestling art snob.
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading A “Y”House, Hand Phones, Indie Game Movie & The Art of Wrestling – WIRed #11
A few months ago (June, to be exact), a pilot was able to keep the human-powered Gamera II in the air for a 50 seconds. While that sounds very impressive (and it is), it only soaring slightly over the ground. However this flight, while shorter in duration, achieved a record by hovering 8 feet in the air. More information and a video of the demonstration after the break. Continue reading Helicopter Fueled by People-Power Reaches New (literal) Heights
This week’s episode of The PractitioNERD discusses the World Headquarters of Stalking gets a new HQ (http://goo.gl/sNom9), Solar Spheres better than Solar Panels (http://goo.gl/2gdw0), the subliminal release of Shenmue 3 (http://goo.gl/yL6iu), and ECW? Born out of Controversy? Really? (http://goo.gl/1bgfT)
…also, THE QUESTION OF THE WEEK!! Continue reading Facebooking Gehry, Solar Energy Spheres, Secret Shenmue 3 & E-C-W is Born! – WIRed #10