For one day only, usually popular internet haunts including Wikipedia and Reddit are blocking their users from the site, to raise awareness of SOPA and PIPA.
SOPA and PIPA are two bills currently going through the US Government which stand to protect copyright holders’ interests. you may think this is a good thing, but what they offer is far worse, and is detailed via the EFF far better than we can.
Or, you could just watch this…
PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo
You know you’ve made it in life when you have an action figure made of yourself. Sadly, most of us will not enjoy such a thing but Steve Jobs will, albeit posthumously.
The “in icons” Steve Jobs collectible figure stands at 12″ tall (taller than an iPad 2), has 2 pairs of glasses (2 more than the Mighty Mouse) and the obligatory black turtleneck and jeans, but the biggest draw is the fact that it looks very close to the man himself.
It’s a steal at $99.99 and if you can afford one, the price will only go up as I expect Apple to lawyer-up pretty swiftly…
Sega has a great holiday gift for you, a game that is normally $2.99 for iOS is now FREE for the next 24 hours! Your favorite SEGA characters come together to battle it out in an adrenaline-fueled race to the finish line in Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1.2 or later. Grab it NOW from the iTunes App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/id429208823?s=143455
Update Friday December 23rd: No surprise here. The app has been pulled.
Jim VanDeventer has somehow released iMame, a very popular MAME emulator onto the Apple iTunes App Store. If you don’t know what MAME is, it is an arcade machine emulator with thousands of arcade games you can play on it. iMame Supports the iCade arcade cabinet and even the iControlPad.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. The reason we are telling you to download this RIGHT NOW is emulators don’t usually survive long on the iTunes store as downloading games to play for free isn’t legal unless you actually own the game.
How do you load roms into iMame? There is a hidden way of adding ANY ROM to this iMame, making it a target for removal any second off the iTunes App store. Download iPhone Explorer free for your Windows PC from http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/ and then browse to your iTunes connected iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to copy roms into this folder: /Apps/iMame/documents/ . Don’t forget to click OPTIONS to rescan for the new roms you just copied over. In tests, Mame rom version 0.375b works the best, for a list of compatible games from this rom set, click here.
It’s the end of the year and so time for Google to attempt to sum the entire 12 month passage of time with a “most viewed” list from YouTube. I say list. I actually mean lists, as they have managed to categorize them and show the breadth of content that it’s users create.
4th on the list of UK viewed videos? Nyan Cat. Top in Food? Epic Meal Time. Tech Reviews? Dominated by the iPhone 5. Which doesn’t exist.
Globally most watched video on YouTube? I blame everyone for this…
The full list of lists and the list contents of the lists is after the jump. For the lists.
Did you know you could get free over the air HD signals in most cities in North America? Why are you paying for HD when you can buy an indoor antenna and catch all your local stations for free. Techmamba.com reviewer Glenda reviews a knock off HD antenna called the Antra Indoor HDTV Antenna.
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Ever wanted a cool iPhone 4S case that looked like a vinyl record? Now you can with the release of The Third Man 45 iPhone Case by Griffin.
The Third Man 45 iPhone Case is available in three different variations, with a yellow, black or white frame that includes a black vinyl record back featuring a Third Man Records printed label. The packet of 3 interchangeable vinyl record inserts is also available separately, inspired by Third Man Records recording artists, and includes:
– white vinyl record back, cut from The White Stripes’ “Candy Cane Children” single.
– black vinyl record back, cut from The Raconteurs’ “Steady, As She Goes” single, from their first album, Broken Boy Soldiers. These Raconteurs inserts represent the first pressing of this single, soon to be available as a reissue from Third Man.
– yellow vinyl record back, cut from The Dead Weather single “Treat Me Like Your Mother,” from their first album, Horehound.
Satsports and Holux have unveiled the All Sports GPS, an Android based GPS with the capability to use WiFi.
This makes it the first on the market based on Google’s mobile OS, and the first that allows for map and software updates without relying on the phone network nor being connected to a PC. And all for around £200-ish RRP.
It’s also rugged, has Bluetooth and allows for you to download apps from the Android Market to supplement the existing app suite that is included, including Satsport’s Satski. Their most recent version of Satski now features Facebook and Twitter integration, just in case you felt the need to update your status whilst on top of a mountain. As you do.
Full press release after the jump.
Users of OnLive can rejoice, as they’ve announced the free OnLive app for mobile phones and tablets. If you own an iOS or Android device that happens to be on their compatible list, you can play on your phone over Wi-Fi or your phone network.
Cue obligatory soundbite from their CEO Steve Perlman:
“Today marks a major milestone: OnLive is now delivering the latest, console-class, top-tier games — literally to your fingertips—on tablets and phones for instant, on-demand play anywhere, anytime. Through the free OnLive app, tablet and smartphone gamers can play top console and PC titles like Assassins Creed®: Revelations and L.A. Noire — one of the most highly acclaimed, graphically sophisticated games to date—with exclusive OnLive Cloud Touch controls or with the new mobile-compatible Universal OnLive Wireless Controller. Tablets and smartphones, the fastest-growing consumer product categories in history, are now capable of running the hottest, highest-end games. Gaming and mobile devices will never be the same.”
Usefully, anything bought for use on the phone app will work on the PC, Mac and OnLive Console versions. Just hope your data plan is big enough…
Full press release available after the jump.
GlacialTech have announced two new cooling pads for laptops: The SnowPad N1 and the SnowPad H2. Both are USB powered and draw air away from the base to prevent overheating.
I’m sure you’ve read the rumblings from worried scientists whom claim that laptops can affect men in a fairly unsavoury way, although that has been shown to be nothing to worry about. Still, it’s an ideal gift for people that suddenly felt panicky after reading the initial news reports, or those with stupidly hot laptops that singe their thighs.
Still, not a bad idea if you use your laptop on a desk either.
Full press release is available after the jump.