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E3 Day 2 Photos

This morning saw me actually get out and play some games!! I combed the South Hall which is dominated by Xbox, Ubisoft, Konami and MTV/Harmonix making a total n0000000b of myself pretty much everywhere I went. Nail’d on Xbox I first played Nail’d, a Motorstorm-like dirt-racer...

My Two Conclusions on Apple’s iPad

1. Its success will rely on the apps that developers make for it. They’ve been given the SDK so many are hard at work to have apps out for the March launch. If the iPhone’s history is anything to go by there will be some...

Best – and Creepiest – Siri Responses on My New iPhone 4S

Here are the 12 best responses I’ve received from my new iPhone 4S today. I’ll upload more as they come but the first few will be hard to beat in the creepiness stakes. Just to note that when you ask #2 about anyone else it...

What Self-Driving Cars Will Learn from Online Poker

When millions of autonomous, algorithmic bots on wheels hit the roads how will they judge each other, and predict our next move?

Microsoft Launch ‘PC vs Mac’ Site

Autumn is just round the corner and schoolkids, university and college students everywhere are dreading having to detach themselves from the comfortable life of luxury that is the summer break. Quite a few of them are also carefully weaving arguments supporting the vital need...

Flashback: The Smiths, Live in Manchester, 1983

twentyfourbit: The Manchester District Music Archive has uncovered the first ever known Smiths live review (see below), from the City Fun fanzine, of the second Smiths gig ever (and first with their classic lineup) at Manchester’s Manhattan Sound. You could pull any number of quotes...

First 3D Video Taken With LG Optimus Pad

I cheekily took the following footage with a demo model at the LG booth then emailed it to myself. 3D options only available if you watch the vid at youtube.com. Click here to do that! Stay tuned at twitter.com/willfrancis to see the latest cool stuff from...

Why Best in Class is Best

It always strikes me as odd that in the constant battle for online supremacy, the big companies like Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL etc habitually make the mistake of over-diversification. Because the competitive landscape of the internet is as volatile as a shed full of...

Alfa Genus V2 Headphones Review

Last week I received Rock Jaw Audio’s latest in-ear headphones, the Alfa Genus V2. The follow-up to their Alfa Genus (which I never tried), they sport improved aluminium casing in place of wood, and the cable is now tangle-free thick rubber, in place of...