NOTE: I was summoned for jury selection today so I have to go in and do that. I’ll write what I can, but I’m pretty sure my day is gonna consist of six hours of sitting around with no phone or any other way to entertain myself but crying.
These are a couple of shots from the tutorial blogger Johnnyboy of Damn Technology posted showing the step-by-step cleaning process of a handheld Game & Watch Donkey Kong game. He does a good job. So good he even unknowingly removes legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto’s autograph from the front cover using nail polish remover, stating, “Its previous owner had taken the liberty to write his funny looking signature on the front plate.” Somebody calls him out for it in the comments, but he claims it couldn’t have been Miyamoto’s signature because he bought it on eBay for $ 20, like people don’t find fine art at yard sales everyday. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to call my grandma to see if she’s ready to sniff out some deals. You know what they say, the early birds catch the worm. Or run out of gas and I make her push while I steer.
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Samsung must not be very attached to the NX1000: the mirrorless camera isn’t even a year old, and its creator is already rushing to post details of the follow-up. Manuals for the NX1100 have surfaced on the company’s site that confirm the camera’s look while revealing details. And… it’s no great shakes, at least from what Samsung has disclosed. There’s still a 20.3-megapixel sensor, an ISO 12,800 sensitivity limit, a 3-inch LCD and 802.11n WiFi. Software also looks similar on the surface. As long as the manuals aren’t just placeholders, then, the improvements are likely tougher to quantify. We just hope that official documentation means a short wait.
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Have you wanted as direct a look as possible at Apple’s latest plans for its spaceship-like campus? You’ve got it — although you may not be in love with the reason why. Details posted by the city of Cupertino reflect a potential delay in an environmental impact study that might not wrap up until June 2013. If the analysis takes that long, Apple may have to push back the halo-shaped office’s opening until 2016, roughly a year later than expected. It’s hard to be sympathetic when most of those who’ll see the campus first-hand will have to wear an employee badge; even so, it’s slightly disappointing to realize that the renderings and schematics at the source link may be our only only glimpse at the company’s solar-powered donut for quite awhile.
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Clearwire’s figures show that the network it isn’t cool to love will be making placating faces at its bank manager for yet another quarter. It pulled in revenues of $ 313.9 million for the three month period, but with business costs (and depreciation) clocking in at $ 646.7 million, the company posted an operating loss of $ 332 million and a net loss of $ 41.3 million. If that wasn’t bad enough, it’s also hacked back a target to add TD-LTE to 5,000 sites before mid-2013 to just 2,000. A similar problem has occurred over at newly-minted majority owner Sprint, which has found itself a quarter behind its own LTE timetable thanks to parts shortages — so let’s hope the folks over at Softbank can help both companies improve their estimating skills.
British chip designer ARM has just revealed its accounts for Q3 2012 and they show a familiar pattern: namely, a double-digit rise in both revenue (up 20 percent to £144.6 million) and pre-tax earnings (up 22 percent to £68.1 million). According to Reuters, the company is attributing its latest bout of success to making “further inroads” into growing markets like smart TVs and microcontrollers. Of course, all of this is stands in stark contrast to the traditional x86 PC world, where giants like Intel and AMD have been struggling with weak demand.
Ahead of taking on a fundamental shift in business strategy, Microsoft today announced revenue of $ 16.01 billion for fiscal Q1 2013. That fell just below Wall Street expectations that had called for $ 16.5 billion in sales. Net income plummeted by 22 percent to $ 5.31 billion as the company readies major hardware and software initiatives due in the weeks ahead.
As expected, Windows lagged significantly in the months preceding Microsoft’s much-publicized debut of Windows 8. The Windows and Windows Live divisions fell to $ 3.24 billion, a decrease of 33 percent compared to where things stood one year ago. That’s largely attributable to waning PC momentum: recent estimates from Gartner indicate that worldwide PC shipments fell 8 percent in…
MediaPortal is a rare veteran spinoff of XBMC — a testament to its fan base, but also a sign that it needs a fresh coat of paint. A new 1.3 beta might offer just what home theater PC users have been looking for to keep the front end relevant, at least in the short term. It carries a much more contemporary (and less Windows Media Center-like) skin with minor tweaks to the layout and overall interface. CableCARD support also makes its overdue appearance, although the lack of official CableLabs approval keeps the software from recognizing any copy-protected shows. Don’t fret if those additions aren’t enough, however — we’ve been given a hint as to what the long-in-development MediaPortal 2 will offer through a pair of videos. The clips are largely top-level overviews, but they allude to mobile tie-ins, events, extensions, more skin support, video backgrounds and news. With an Autumn Build of MP2 available “right around the corner” for viewers, it might not be long before we learn what those new additions are like through first-hand experience.
Visiting your Facebook news feed can feel like a chat with parents eager for grandkids — it’s sometimes a flood of engagements, weddings and baby photos. Whether you enjoy it or not, that not-so-subliminal messaging is about to get more prominent with a US trial for promoted posts among everyday users. Just as with earlier deployments, American socialites can click a link to push a given post higher in others’ news streams and get feedback on just how many have taken a peek. The testing is limited to those with under 5,000 friends and subscribers to keep the celebrities and social media experts on the sidelines. However, anyone with a quiet life might want to duck and cover for the next few days while more sentimental friends push all their sugary updates to the top.
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There’s a special moment in every operating system’s life when it loses its innocent .0 status and grows up. It’s OS X Mountain Lion’s turn to mature, as Apple has just pushed out the 10.8.1 update for early adopters. Most of the fixes are for issues that plague specific use cases, such as audio output from a Thunderbolt Display or crashes in Migration Assistant. There are a few remedies that a wider audience might appreciate — a fix for iMessages that don’t send and an improvement to Exchange compatibility in Mail, for example. We don’t yet know of any surprises lurking underneath, but it can’t hurt to have a smoother-running Mac while we investigate.
Motorola drew fresh respect after it vowed that its Android device customers could unlock their bootloaders, starting with the Photon Q LTE. Nearly everything about that process was kept in the dark, but it’s now been blown wide open: the company has posted a full page dedicated to the process. Getting started will demand the Android SDK, fastboot, new USB drivers and a slightly scary warranty release, but it otherwise goes through a very HTC-like process that provides an unlock key. Verizon subscribers who were hoping for a surprise Droid RAZR MAXX unlock won’t be happy, mind you; the Photon Q LTE is the only device on the list so far that isn’t already unchained as a matter of course. Motorola did characterize the unlock option as a forward-thinking option, which leaves us not so secretly wishing that high-profile future releases expand the list of unlockable devices a bit further.