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- Are you ready for The Last of Us Movie?
Sony’s The Last of Us is one of the main reasons that I am still in love with the PlayStation 3. A few people argue that the game is a ripoff of The Walking Dead game. The game is being turned into a movie with help from none other than the game’s creators.
NAUGHTY DOG CO-PRESIDENT Said:
“Since our game released last June, we’ve talked with many companies about making a film, but we couldn’t have found better partners who share our creative vision and high standards.”
Screen Gems a very well respected film company has signed on to distribute The Last Of Us. Which means the live-action adaptation of the PlayStation 3 game should have pretty good quality. Naughty Dog is one of the few studios out there that continue to turn out quality rather than quantity. They will we working on the project as well. They will be hands on with the project from start to finish.
Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper said:
“I am thrilled that SCEA’s Riley Russell was able to get me in front of Neil and Evan Wells to plead my case. Sam and his team at Ghost House round out the perfect team to help realize Neil’s vision.”
The Creative Director for the game Neil Druckmann will write the script. The other minds working on this project are Evan Wells, Christophe Balestra, Bruce Straley and Sam Raimi. If you never played the game, here is the Cliff Notes version. Hardened survivor Joel teams with young and capable companion Ellie to journey through a radically transformed world some 20 years after an infectious pandemic ravages humanity. The game is one a must have if you have a PS3. If you do not have a PS3 find one somewhere and play it. The game has won a ridiculous amount of well deserved awards. One hopes the movie is half as good.
- What Will Happen To You In Prison?
Prison is no joking matter. They are the most dysfunctional parts of our society because most of the time the people who go there end up going there for reasons that don’t match the crime. Let me not go on a rant. It’s not that type of site. If for some crazy reason you ever wondered what would happen to you if you did end up in the bing. Today’s quiz is What Will Happen To You In Prison? I’d prefer not going in at all. Take the quiz and find out if how things turn out. If you are on the main page and don’t see the quiz. Click here >>> What Will Happen To You In Prison?
- Are you an Entrepreneur?
A person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. Is this you? We all know that was Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. Take the quiz and find out if you have the same stuff they did. If you are on the main page and don’t see the quiz. Click here >>> Are you an Entrepreneur?
- Say hello to CarPlay. The Apple Siri for your car
While everyone is waiting for the Apple TV or iWatch; Apple has quietly released CarPlay. Notice there is no “i” in the name of an Apple product. The last time Apple left out the famous “i” was because they had no choice. The Apple TV was going to be called iTV until the BBC put its foot dow. Apple announced the iOS Car initiative last year. Apple today with partners Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will show off CarPlay this week.
CarPlay’s tagline is “smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car.” It looks like an iPad mixed with Siri. You will need an iPhone connected to CarPlay at all times. Siri be your copilot for information and navigation. You will be able to use your contacts, make phone calls or listen to voice mails. Just like your other iDevices, Siri try to do what you tell it via voice commands.
CarPlay of course work s with Apple’s Maps for navigation. One wonders if you will be able to use all 3rd party apps on the CarPlay. Right very few are on the program. If not, I wonder how long before CarPlay gets jailbroken? I wonder this because Waze is so much better than Apple Maps or Google Maps. Will you be able to put on Netflix for the kids or Watch ESPN? These are the things we want to know.
Volvo is the first to show off CarPlay. Other vehicles with CarPlay come out later this year. Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota are all ready to push CarPlay. I for one do not like Siri on my phone. So, I sure as heck do not want it in my car. I’d switch to Google’s Now and voice technology in a heartbeat if I could. Siri is unreliable and hardly works most of the time. However, since Apple’s CarPlay is powered by BlackBerry’s QNX platform it should work a little better. Fingers crossed.
- Artemis’ pCell is like having your own personal cell tower
What if you were able to talk via VOIP and download last nights episode of Game of Thrones that everyone keeps talking about without any lag as you go from place to place. Imagine never seeing your LTE signal turn into 3G or the dreaded 1x again. Entrepreneur Steve Perlman thinks that he may have an answer to limitless data. The technology is called pCell. What it does is take advantage of what would normally a data drain on cellular networks. When this technology is deployed it will eliminate congestion during big events or disasters and get rid of dead zones. The hope is to have the speed and reliability of a wired connection anywhere you go. Steve Perlman calls pCell is “mobile fiber.” pCell, which stands for “personal cell.”The way towers work are; a tower transmits a radio signal creating a cell. That tower has to avoid any interference with other cells. The problem is that towers capacity is shared with any mobile device that comes along. As the number of devices and need for more data increase, it gets harder to avoid interference.
This is a tubes to transistors breakthrough. We are looking at the problem from a different point of view. If you have 10 or 100 phones taking turns, we are simultaneously using all channels at once. We figured out how to synthesize a tiny bubble around your mobile device. It’s absolutely a revolution in wireless….there is nothing close to this density, even with the phone antennae a few millimeters apart. We came up with something that would work mathematically but there was no radio. Everyone said we were crazy. I finally found a principal scientist, and he agreed that theoretically it could work, so we had to build a radio that never existed before. Once we got it working, we had to develop new mathematical techniques to make it practical.
What pCell does is embrace interference then combines radio signals transmitted from multiple pCell base stations to synthesize pCells around each mobile device. Thus providing each person with their own cell tower so to speak. Each pCell gives the mobile device the full amount of wireless capacity available. pCell is based on DIDO (Distributed-Input-Distributed-Output) technology. These DIDO data centers are running on industry-standard processors and Linux. The data centers are very important to the success of the pCell working. They are what separates traffic from different devices into multiple channels. This all sounds great. What is the bad news you may ask? pCell only exists in tests. However, once you are able to use this technology the possibility for innovation with applications and devices will be endless. The first public demonstration of the technology is today at Columbia University.
We want attendees to ask us hard questions, and for people to understand that this is for real and to figure out what to do with this powerful thing.
In a video demonstration above, Perlman shows streaming 1080p video at 10 MHz on laptops over an LTE cellular connection, 4K streams of Netflix’s “House of Cards” running on 4K TVs and HD video running a half-dozen stacked iPhones with 5MHz bandwidth, all getting the full spectrum bandwidth simultaneously.
Artemis has met with the major carriers, ISPs, tech giants like Google and Apple to do tests. The company plans to start commercial deployment by the end of the year, with broader global deployments in 2015. Perlman created and sold WebTV to Microsoft for about $500 million in 1997. He developed a photorealistic motion capture system used in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and created OnLive.
Setting aside the nerdy technical stuff, the promise of what we are doing is a world that is interconnected with reliable broadband everywhere. You have not seen anything yet.