Adobe has announced that they will be acquiring Macromedia by purchasing all of their stock for $3.4 billion. Adobe and Macromedia are two of the industries leading companies for creative software. By combining the two companies, Adobe wants to help businesses communicate more efficiently and create titles that will enhance the creative software industry. “This is not a consolidation play. This is all about growth,” said Bruce Chizen, Adobe’s chief executive. “We’re doing this because we believe the combined offerings will be even more compelling to our customers given the challenges they’re going to face in trying to communicate information in this very complex environment.”
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Tired of only having Spider-Man 2 to watch on your PSP? Well, come tomorrow you will have 5 more movies to choose from for your PSP viewing pleasure. The New Release UMD movies are House of Flying Daggers, Hellboy, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and XXX. The price of the UMD’s are actually very close (if not equal to) their DVD counterpart, so choose wisely.
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Bandai has announced that the DVD release of Eureka seveN will include a package which includes both the standard DVD version of the feature, along with the Sony PSP UMD version as well. The version with the UMD will cost approximately $12 more than the version without. Compared to the pricing of standalone movie UMD’s, these bundle packages could turn out to be a nice bargain.
Speaking of Tiger, if you happen to be in close proximity to an Apple store when it launches, stop by and check it out. Apple stores will be demoing the software, and if you attend the world premiere event at an Apple store between 6:00 pm and midnight on the April 29 launch, you could win a PowerBook G4, an iPod or other prizes. Nice way to make Apple stores even more crowded than they already are.
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Paul from WinSupersite.com got his hands on the final version of Mac OS X Tiger and put it through the paces. He has posted his review, which goes surprisingly in depth, and seems to walk away a bit underwhelmed. Not that there is a major problem with Tiger, but rather he notes that the 200 additions really don’t amount to much. Rather, Spotlight and Dashboard are really the only significant upgrades to an already solid OS platform.
Contrary to Apple’s hyperbolic claims of “200 new features,” Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger includes, in my opinion, only two major new features, Spotlight and Dashboard, and both were clearly influenced by other existing products and services. In this section, we’ll examine both of these major new features.
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Yet another cool thing you can do using the PSP web browser hack. If you point your browser to http://mob.e-messenger.net/mobile/ you are able to sign in to your MSN Messenger account. This allows you to use the PSP to instant message your MSN contacts, no downloads needed.
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The guys over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a plastic which changes shape depending of what wavelength of light it is exposed to. An example of this technology would be a plastic flower which would “bloom” when exposed to light. Shining a different wavelength of light on the flower would cause it to close up. Now, the goal here is that these plastics would be able to provide significant medical advancements. On example might be to insert a thin piece of plastic into an artery, and have it change its shape into a corkscrew to keep it open.
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OurColony.net has become very popular, especially after the controversy surrounding it. We decided to jump aboard and enjoy the ride by creating our own colony. Join the Gear Live colony and put your brains to the test by helping to solve some of the toughest puzzles you have ever seen.
Point your web browser to the main page, OurColony.net, and enter “Play” (without the quotes) in the space provided. Click on the ant and you will now be directed to a “lounge”. Here you can either join a colony or create one. Click on the “Join Existing Colony” link on top. You are now at a page asking you for a password. The password to join our team is 21903555, enter it on the password field and click the ant logo. You are now directed to a registration page where you fill out all the usual stuff you can expect to see when registering for a new membership.
That’s it. You’re all set and ready to start tackling the puzzles and getting to see the mouth-watering pictures everyone keeps talking about. Remember to tell your friends, the more people that are involved the more interesting it gets. Once you join, head on over to the Gear Live forums to discuss the puzzles, or just to talk about the latest technology and trends.
There has been a lot of buzz and controversy surrounding a new community based web site, OurColony.net. Many people believe this site to be the work of 4orty2wo Entertainment employed by Microsoft in a big Ad campaign to promote their Xbox 360 gaming console. Of course, Microsoft denies such allegations. Just what is OurColony.net all about? OurColony.net is an Alternate Reality Game where members are given riddles and puzzles in the form of challenges and encouraged to work as a team, or colony, to solve it. The team is then rewarded with points and some images of what seems to be Xbox 360 hardware and software. The question still remains, is this really an ad campaign, thus making the images earned on the website the real deal? Let’s take a look at the facts and theories.
Here’s a little something to do with that old floppy drive that you no longer have a need for. Ohmslaw.com has some nicely laid out instructions on turning a floppy drive into a robot. The instructions for the Floppy Robot are for a 3.5"drive - but never fear. There are also instructions for the 5.25” Floppy II.
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