Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Rear window emoticons broadcast driver's mood to the road.
- The Denver Museum wants you to Tweet at a plant for science.
- Mort Garson - "Plantasia" (music for your plants).
- Fox News debuts beautifully balanced giant tablets in its newly revamped newsroom.
Ace Video Converter offers plenty of format support for both video and audio, lets you rip audio from video files, and download YouTube videos with ease. Even though the program offers some cool features and a long list of supported formats, the overall conversion process could be faster.
The download comes with a few junk programs tacked on, so make sure you opt out of them. The layout, even though not as intuitive as it should be, is still fairly easy to use, but no one would make the mistake of calling it beautiful. The icons are big and the … Read more
Samsung has announced a new addition to the company's smartphone line.
Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3, the device comes with a 4-inch screen and a 1GHz dual-core processor. It's running Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) and comes in the customer's choice of 3G or 4G LTE. The 3G option comes with 4GB of internal memory, while the 4G LTE option has 8GB of internal memory. Both support a microSD card of up to 64GB of storage.
On the back, users will find a 5-megapixel camera. The software coupled with that lens allows for users to share … Read more
Sid Meier is not a fan of "freemium."
The model of giving a game away only to charge for extras such as new levels, features, or power-ups, has swept up the mobile gaming industry, much to the chagrin of gamers who would prefer to pay once for the complete experience.
Meier, a legend in the gaming business thanks to his beloved "Civilization" franchise, couldn't agree more.
"It's about designing unhappiness," Meier told CNET in an interview on Friday. "You have to design a game so not fun that people will pay … Read more
Ace Queen HD is a simple game wrapped in an elaborate package. At first glance it's not immediately clear what type of game it is, but after spending a few minutes in just the first level, you will see that it is nothing more than a hidden object game. While there is nothing wrong with hidden object games, the execution is lacking in many ways, the story is non-existent, and the price point is unrealistically high.
The goal of the game is to compare two images of the same scene and find hidden objects on the right side that … Read more
Plain old photos can be boring at times, so there are apps like Ace PhotoJus Frame that offer to spice things up a bit, allowing you to add a frame behind the image in one of many different styles and colors. While the app has some clever features and the interface is well designed, it simply doesn't do enough in its free iteration to provide the solution promised in the App Store.
Open PhotoJus and choose a photo (or take one with your camera). Then choose a frame from the bottom of the screen and it will be added … Read more
Many classic video games end with the hero getting the girl. There's Mario, Legend of Zelda, King Kong, and, now, Michele's Quest. You probably haven't heard of that last one because it's so new. It's the creation of Redditor Marchaka, who built the game as the key to an elaborate marriage proposal.
Michele's quest is a Final Fantasy-style role-playing video game built using the $70 RPG maker VX Ace from the Steam store. It took Marchaka 164 hours to put the game together and fill it with classic video game references and jokes.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Discussion: Which programs are still shown in standard definition?
Some got excited. Some shook their heads. Some felt fortunate to have a DVR.
The reactions to Microsoft's new clicking danceathon Surface ad -- the one that made "Glee" look sedate -- have often been deeply-felt.
But who cares what human beings think when you can get hold of numbers?
How delightful, then, that Ace Metrix -- a company that loves to put numbers to things -- has definitive numbers about whether the Surface ad clicked.
Some of you will feel your Sunday is complete when I tell you that Ace Metrix declared it the "most … Read more