Apparently the only people who care about zombies are the people who live in developed, populous, Western-with-a-tinge-of-Japan big cities. The rest of the world just doesn't give a crap about the walking dead.
It’s a universal truth, commonly acknowledged, that the first Katamari Damacy game on the iOS platform was a big pile of pants. By any other reckoning, I Love Katamari should have been a slam dunk; the psychedelic day-glo visuals, the irresistably giddy soundtrack, the frankly mental design of each stage... It all seemed a perfect fit for a portable device with an accelerometer. It couldn’t fail. It just couldn’t.
The Amazon Kindle, first of its name. When the original Kindle launched in 2007, it was immensely popular, selling out within hours and remaining out of stock for months, but it also wasn't the eReader juggernaut that the Kindle is today. It had a 6-inch screen and 250MB of memory, which was expandable by SD card, and originally went for $400.
Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet is a cheaper, smaller tablet designed around the experience of multimedia consumption above all else. But that doesn't mean we can't match it up against the most popular tablets currently making news. Here's how it fares.
Neal Patwari of the University of Utah discovered that breathing affects Wi-Fi signal strength. Chest expansion during a breath bends the wireless signals and they lose some power. This slight drop can be measured and used to calculate your breathing rate.
Wilson Greatbatch has died at the age of 92. He was a lifelong inventor. And like many inventors, his most notable creation, the implantable cardiac pacemaker, was discovered accidentally.
Etsy seller faustus70 had a Nerf N-Strike Barricade gun, an old chair and some aluminum lying around. But he didn't take this stuff to the dump like most people, he used it to build a "Big Daddy" style steampunk gun.
This is incredible. The new Amazon Kindle Fire will cost only $199! This is a killer price for a color tablet. Even while it doesn't match the iPad's features, there's going to be some fierce competition this year.
New York City's Washington Square Park was the host to a giant Lightsaber Battle. Almost a thousand people showed up to battle it out in epic Star Wars style.
Admit it, most of us learned the letter C from the Cookie Monster's iconic "C is for Cookie" song. But today's kids - they have it better. They're getting some Mythbusters along with their early morning fill of Big Bird.
Japanese researchers have spent the past few months surveying Tsunami damage at 5,300 coastal locations. This information has created the largest Tsunami survey dataset in the world and the first map to visualize the crushing impact of the wave.