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New RIM For Your Ride In The Near Future

posted Sunday Apr 11, 2010 by Jon Wurm

New RIM For Your Ride In The Near Future

Anyone living in the industrialized world is familiar with the BlackBerry smart phones that have been popular since smart phones existed. Competitors like Apple, Nokia, Google, Palm, and Microsoft has made expansion in the smart phone market quite difficult and costly. This is why the Canadian based Research In Motion is looking to expand into the automotive market. They are attempting to acquire QNX, a Canadian based company that was purchased by Harmon International in 2004 who developed the Neutrino operating system that is currently used in other industries such as telecommunications, medical, defense and aerospace markets. Mike Lazaridis, RIM's co-chief executive said,

Adobe Scared of Apple Because Their Products Don't Flash?

posted Sunday Apr 11, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Adobe Scared of Apple Because Their Products Don't Flash?

Adobe knows Apple is so anti-flash that they could probably police Mardi Gras better than New Orleans' finest every year, but it seems we may have found a chink in their armor. Adobe has said in their latest quarterly SEC filing that they may be scared of Apple.

In their Risk Factors section of their 10-Q filing, they reported:

Child Sues Mother, Where Has the Power Gone?

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Kyria Gianos

Child Sues Mother, Where Has the Power Gone?

Believe it or not, there once was a time when children respected their parents, obeyed orders without any questions, and would never get away with inadequate behavior. Well, that time is long gone. Teens these days have complete control over their parents. An Arkansas women, Denise New, will be sued for harassment by her 16-year-old son. The reason being, she hacked into his Facebook. According to the mother, she was well within her parental rights to monitor her underage son's Internet activity. The boy however, was outraged, stating "Denise first hacked my Facebook and changed the password...She also changed the password of my email so I could not change it," he continued on to say, "she posted things that involved slander and personal facts about my life." What gets me here, is the fact that the boy called his mother by her first name, that alone shows the level of disrespect. We all know how annoying it can be to have a parent as a friend on Facebook, but as a minor parents do have the right to monitor what is occurring in their home.

Konami Brings Karaoke Revolution to the Hip-Hop Generation

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Konami Brings <i>Karaoke Revolution</i> to the Hip-Hop Generation

If you enjoyed Karaoke Revolution and like the hippity hop, then you are in for a treat. Konami and Def Jam are teaming up to bring you Def Jam Rapstar, a new hip-hop karaoke game. What we weren't expecting to hear, however, is that it will support motion control on all of the consoles.

We assume that this is going to be an addition of the types of motion that you would expect to see a rapper doing while on stage. While it may sound a little odd, the inclusion of motion control in a karaoke game isn't all that crazy. Singers don't stand motionless while they perform, even karaoke singers (if we can consider them performers), so it will add another level of engagement with the game.

F.E.A.R. Returns, Monolith Does Not

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

<i>F.E.A.R.</i> Returns, Monolith Does Not

Since Warner Bros. decided they wanted a major piece of the gaming pie, culminating with the buyout of Midway, they have definitely been making their mark, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. This week's announcement certainly is surprising and possibly concerning. Warner Bros. announced a second sequel to F.E.A.R, but Monolith will not be involved.

Cliff Bleszinski Cancels on Fallon, Doesn't Inform Microsoft

posted Saturday Apr 10, 2010 by Scott Ertz

Cliff Bleszinski Cancels on Fallon, Doesn't Inform Microsoft

Thursday night Cliff Bleszinski, AKA Cliffy B, was scheduled to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Unfortunately the appearance was canceled late on Thursday and he was replaced by Justin Bieber. Don't worry, though, because the appearance has been rescheduled for Monday night. Fallon's executive producer explain it like this:

To all of my gaming peeps: Due to a scheduling conflict, @therealcliffyb's appearance has been moved to Monday. Same awesome dude, new day!

Bleszinski explained it a little differently:

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