After teasing retro gamers with a trailer of Atari: Game Over, the film’s director has stated that the documentary looking into the gaming giant’s collapse and their infamous landfill site is due to hit Xbox Video later this month.
Through various interviews, inside stories and of course a full feature on the digging that took place earlier this year, Atari: Game Over looks set to finally debunk the many mysteries and rumours surrounding E.T. and Atari’s inevitable demise.
Data back-up as a nightmare?
Ok, just for Halloween let’s take a look at these creepy magazine ads for a couple of (ancient) backup software back from the very early 80s: Ecosoft’s Archivist for CP/M-based computers and Locksmith 5.0 for Apple II systems.
Provided that, back then, you had to back up floppies on… floppies… (hard disk were an expensive options, if available, for most systems) so it was a painful process anyway!
Aptly titled “Drones and everything after”, this long article by Benjamin Wallace-Wells featured in the latest issue of NYMag is an excellent compendium of ‘drone experiences‘ around the US and the world alike.
Several real-world examples are given about how much and to what extent are drones entering our lives and giving support, relief, bringing war, information and fun – altogether.
Be it just to shoot amazing videos from unseen point-of-views, or to monitor crop growing and plant seeding, be it as a weapon or as just a toy – getting less expensive every day, drones are getting the spot of media and are becoming common presence around us.
It’s that simple:
KLM encouraged people in Amsterdam to high five strangers in New York for a chance to win flights.
Nice use of technology for marketing.
Touch-(or slap-)screens in Amsterdam and New York allowed perfect strangers – 3,600 miles apart – to challenge KLM game and win (both) an economy-class ticket towards the opposite city.
Dutch-based advertising agency Eigen Fabrikaat (DDB Group) used this seemingly easy gesture to send people around the world.
Note: no touch-screens were hurt during this campaign!
Venice is a such a nice place to reach with your own boat or yacht – provided you have one.
Last week I spotted this gorgeous 260ft-long super yacht in Venice, Riva degli Schiavoni (the place where private luxury boat are allowed to dock): Steve Jobs’ latest design obsession and legacy.
Jobs’ family is reportedly on vacation in Italy and Venice is just one of the several cities they’ll going to stay.
Venus, the name of this super yacht, has been designed by Philippe Starck, is strikingly different from most other yachts, has very sharp edges, especially its blade-shaped prow and front windows do not exactly comply with aerodynamics since they’re flat-facing forward.
All in all you can see this yacht has little in common with other peers: there’s some Jobs-touch in it, even though he was never able to see it cruisin’ (Jobs died in October 2011, Venus was unveiled a year later) and was described in Isaacson Steve Jobs biography.
As reported from several online resources, the vessel sports teak decks, the sleek design Jobs has been looking for his whole life and seven 27-inch iMacs taking care of almost everything on board, track, heating, engines and so on.