Hollywood has not done a great job showing what Pirate are, and what a Pirate’s life is like. It was not all ‘yo ho ho and a bottle of rum’.  In fact, Pirates were some of the most organized, democratic and creative people of their time. However, despite being so organized, they were still Pirates… Read More


So combine this with the Pebble Apps store announcement, and we are getting pretty close to the next full expression of what a Pebble can be.  Already I’m seeing caloric burning counter beta apps coming out for Pebble 2.0.  Nice. Here is the press release email thing.. We have just released a release candidate for… Read More


And so they have finally released SimCity in offline mode.  Well, its not out yet, but SimCity Offline is being tested at the moment.  Looks like they have it right.  You can play offline by yourself, you can install mods and save your games without ever touching the cloud.  Here is a snip from the… Read More


I have no idea how long it will be on sale, or how many they have, but this is pretty good price for stepping into the smart watch world. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/pebble-smart-watch-for-select-apple-174-and-android-devices-black/9713809.p Doing pretty well on customer reviews as well given its still not fully baked.   Customer Rating(4):    3.5  (143 customer reviews)… Read More


Intel recently announced the winners of their Perceptual Computing Challenge. The Grand Prize went to Shunsuke Nakamura of Shikumi Design in Japan. This application creates music and graphics by detecting user’s motion. Users don’t play the musical instruments, they just move their body parts, and play music and produce graphics. It generates new ways of performing… Read More


I have written about his before, but have not got around to printing it.  So this weekend I’m at the AEC Hackathon hosted by Facebook.  There are lots of toys here including a few 3D printers.  Now is my chance to try 3D printing for the first time. I grabbed the .stl 3d digital file… Read More


Have you seen the game trailers for Watch Dogs? In the game, the player is a cyber-vigilante that explores a connected ‘smart’ city and accesses its 2D and 3D information like a high tech Batman. As an example of this, the game even has a website called We Are Data that shows real geo-located information… Read More


Big Brands among first adopters of Twitter plus TV There is a new type of internet TV out there.  Called xTV they focus on dynamic video content based on keywords or trending keywords on Twitter.  Imagine you could set up a TV feed on technology focusing on mobile devices and international news, and the latest… Read More