As many of you know, I am all about the feedback (and feedforward) in games. I think touchscreen gaming is sorely missing the touch sensitivity, and this has some potential to improve on that, as well as make our current controllers that much better. Have a look at the tech from the Engadget link here.
Been seeing alot on the news lately about all the jobs that have been created in Texas during the current recession.
I always want to see the demographic number distributions when I hear such information coming from politicians. The one thing that I always think about with respect to job creation, for both the present and the future, is how permanent are these jobs and how will they contribute to the economy in the long run. This article makes me think that many of the stories I have heard about low paying jobs coming from this growth are indeed true, and that very little long-term investment is being made.
A recent post on the MSNBC.com technolog blog speculates that Google+ is failing due to the lack of daily posts. I can see this and initially might speculate on the same. However, I think it’s too early to make such a grand statement. There are some limits to Google+ right now that might be limiting the number of users that will actually push content to the site. For example, I really do not want to start to use the service with my non Google Apps email account, however Google has yet to open the service up to many users because of this. Their statement on this topic is here, but it has not been updated in 5 months!! This doesn’t sound like coming soon to me…
Additionally, here is another issue that I think Google+ needs to think about going forward. Why does Google+ need to be a walled garden like Facebook and Twitter (and to some extent, WordPress)? I think if Google would support proper cross-posting to all the aforementioned sites, Google+ could gain tons of usage. I know I find it annoying to make sure all my social media is updated, but I don’t have the time to make them separate entities and maintain a personality at each one. I don’t get paid for any of this, nor am I famous. I would love it if Google+ would have real cross-posting capabilities and if they would get their act together on the Apps accounts, I would certainly adopt it as my social media of choice.
These are some pretty good numbers. The game is good too. I don’t like it as much as Street Fighter IV, but it is very nice to have good fighting games to play around with. I need to come up with a nice brain scanning procedure to utilize these games with my research.
As reported here at Joystiq.
Top Gear has an article up about the new carbon fiber Lamborghini. I have always admired Lamborghini’s for their design and function, but this new model is my favorite in years.
Check out more pics and Top Gear’s comments here.
I have no idea, but there sure are a lot of websites speculating on this right now. Thought I might ask the question as well.
And others via Google: http://goo.gl/9kNOJ
Great to see that people are still working on PC mods. I love to see this kind of stuff and can’t wait to try it.