Monday, December 29, 2008

Solar panel-packin' sunglasses power your gizmos

Engadget: "Before you get all "Oh, that comment was so heartless" on us, we will say that the spectacles you're peeping above are still a concept for now, though we wouldn't be surprised at all to hear that Kanye himself eventually funds their commercialization. At any rate, designers Hyun-Joong Kim and Kwang-Seok Jeong should be mighty proud of their concoction, which integrates dye solar cells into fashion-forward sunglasses in order to power your pocketable gadgets. Put simply, the SIG (Self-Energy Converting Sunglasses) convert the sunlight that they'll obviously see into usable energy, though it should be understood that these could give the impression that you're rockin' a head-mounted display. And we wouldn't want that, now would we?"

FF: "Great Idea... and its a fashion-forward sunglasses, but HK ppl only hang out at night time, barely see the sun tho, hahaha"

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

GPS Angel promises to keep watch on red light and speed cameras

Engadget: "There's certainly no shortage of devices out there that promise to alert you when you're approaching a red light or speed camera, but if you're looking to keep things as simple as possible, you may want to consider this new so-called GPS Angel device, which pares things down to a couple of buttons and blinking lights. As with similar devices, you're also able to sync it up to your PC to ensure you have all the latest camera locations (Mac users are on their own, unfortunately), and you don't have to worry about a monthly or yearly subscription fee for the service. Head on past the break to check it out in action, and get ready to fork over $129 if you think it'll do the job for you."

FF: "locate with GPS.... will it work @ Hong Kong?"

Monday, December 15, 2008

NiceTranslator, a fast, easy to use online translator

Download Squad: "Planning a trip around the globe and need to make sure you know how to ask for directions to the train station in two dozen languages? Nice Translator can help.

Nice Translator is powered by Google Translate, so you get the same results from Google. But the interface is incredibly easy to use. Just select the languages you want to translate text into and start typing. Nice Translator will convert your words as soon as you type them."

FF: "Nice interface~"

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Nokia N97 breaks the way mobile communication was being served

S60: "The latest Flagship device from Nokia is the Nokia N97 which breaks the way mobile communication was being served. It goes by the mantra “My Phone Should Have Everything”. From Internet to Movies to Music, the device is capable of anything. We finally see a BP-4L 1500 mAh battery capable of 37 hours of non-stop music. The video can be found here. With that said lets take a quick look at the specifications of the device. To download the complete datasheet click here."

FF: "I want this, its lovely~"

BMW of 2015

Lifestyle: "Two international design students, Jai Ho Yoo and Lukas Vanek, designed the BMW ZX-6 concept car as part of the Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin (IED) Thesis "Designing the BMW of 2015".

Students involved were asked to create a car reflecting the needs and wants of a person who would be turning 35 in the year 2015. They were encouraged to use natural shapes and forms as well as abstract ideas common in music and the arts. Thirty-five students in all participated, but the ZX-6 caught our eyes.

With its wave-like curves and almost 360 degrees view, the door and seats are one unit, allowing an almost open-air concept. We also think it must look great in black!"

FF: "Creative"

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jerry Yang to quit as Yahoo boss

BBC: "Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo, is to stand down as the internet portal's chief executive officer.

His departure follows lengthy criticism of his stewardship of the company, which has seen its share price collapse to about $10.

Earlier in the year he fought off a hostile takeover bid from Microsoft which offered $33 a share.

Mr Yang also told the workforce that he would be participating in the search for his successor.

"I will always do what is right for this great company," Mr Yang wrote in an e-mail to employees.

The BBC was told that Mr Yang made the decision to leave as chief executive officer last month. No names were given as to who will succeed him.

The company, based in Sunnyvale, California, said it is interviewing candidates inside and outside Yahoo in a search led by chairman Roy Bostock.

"Jerry and the board have had an ongoing dialogue about succession timing, and we all agree that now is the right time to make the transition to a new CEO who can take the company to the next level," said Mr Bostock.

Earlier this month at the recent Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Mr Yang surprised the industry when he told conference attendees that Microsoft should still buy the company.

"I don't think it's a bad idea at all, at the right price whatever that price is. We're willing to sell the company," he told a packed audience.

The declaration came hours after Google & had pulled out of an internet advertising deal with Yahoo amid increasing scrutiny from the Department of Justice."

Mr Yang's e-mail to employees ended with the words: "All of you know that I have always and will always bleed purple" - in reference to the predominant colour on the company's logo.

Yahoo's shares closed on Monday at $10.63, giving the company a valuation of only $14.7bn.

FF: "Mr Yang should sold it to M$ before, definitely a mistake!"

Monday, November 10, 2008

What Gen Y Really Wants

TIME: "With 85 million baby boomers and 50 million Gen Xers, there is already a yawning generation gap among American workers--particularly in their ideas of work-life balance. For baby boomers, it's the juggling act between job and family. For Gen X, it means moving in and out of the workforce to accommodate kids and outside interests. Now along come the 76 million members of Generation Y. For these new 20-something workers, the line between work and home doesn't really exist. They just want to spend their time in meaningful and useful ways, no matter where they are.

The first challenge for the companies that want to hire the best young workers is getting them in the door. They are in high demand--the baby boomers are retiring, and many Gen X workers are opting out of long hours--and they have high expectations for personal growth, even in entry-level jobs. More than half of Generation Y's new graduates move back to their parents' homes after collecting their degrees, and that cushion of support gives them the time to pick the job they really want. Taking time off to travel used to be a résumé red flag; today it's a learning experience. And entrepreneurship now functions as a safety net for this generation. They grew up on the Internet, and they know how to launch a viable online business. Facebook, for example, began in a college dorm room.

With all these options, Generation Y is forcing companies to think more creatively about work-life balance. The employers who do are winning in the war for young talent. The consulting firm Deloitte was alarmed by the high turnover of its youngest employees, so it asked one of its consultants, Stan Smith, to find out more about what attracts them to and keeps them at a job. His research reveals that job hopping is not an end in itself but something young workers do when they see no other choice.

"People would rather stay at one company and grow, but they don't think they can do that," he says. "Two-thirds of the people who left Deloitte left to do something they could have done with us, but we made it difficult for them to transition." So Smith, who is now in charge of recruiting and retaining Generation Y as national director of next-generation initiatives, created programs at Deloitte that focus on helping people figure out their next career move. Smith is betting that in many cases, the best place for a restless young person is simply another spot in Deloitte. This saves the company the $150,000 cost of losing an employee--not to mention the stress for employees of changing jobs.

Old assumptions about what employees value in the workplace don't always apply with Gen Y. Friendship is such a strong motivator for them that Gen Y workers will choose a job just to be with their friends. Boston-based Gentle Giant Moving once hired an entire athletic team. "It looked like a great work environment because of the people," says rower Niles Kuronen, 26. "It was huge to be able to work with friends." It feels normal for Gen Y employees to check in by BlackBerry all weekend as long as they have flexibility during the week. Sun Microsystem's telecommuting program, for example, has kicked into high gear in response to Generation Y's demands. Today more than half of Sun's employees work remotely.

Generation Y's search for meaning makes support for volunteering among the benefits it values most. More than half of workers in their 20s prefer employment at companies that provide volunteer opportunities, according to a recent Deloitte survey. The software company gives 1% of profits to its foundation, which pays for employees to volunteer 1% of their work time. staff will do 50,000 hours of community service this year. "This program has dramatically increased our ability to recruit and retain high-quality employees," says CEO Marc Benioff. It's what attracted Eliot Moore, 26. "When I heard about the Foundation, it was plus after plus for me," he says. "It's a way to take the skills I learned in the corporate arena and give back to the community without leaving the company."

Understanding Generation Y is important not just for employers. Older workers--that is, anyone over 30--need to know how to adapt to the values and demands of their newest colleagues. Before too long, they'll be the bosses."

FF: "Yes, We are Gen Y, we just want to spend time in meaningful and useful ways."

Friday, October 17, 2008

What's got Hong Kong spooked this Halloween? it's Giordano?

Wall Street Journal: "Clothing retailer Giordano International Ltd.–the Gap of Asia–occasionally releases collections of themed t-shirts, such as ones sold this summer celebrating the Beijing Olympics.

For this Halloween season, Giordano took inspiration from the bloodletting in the world’s financial markets — mixed with a bit of creative misspelling to dodge lawsuits. One shirt features two grim reapers above the name “Layman Brothers,” while another features the logo for AIG with a skull in the place of the I. The most gruesome features the “Merirll Lynch” bull chopped up like a bloody slab of meat.

Says the company in a statement: “Always on the cutting-edge of fashion by way of ‘making a statement’ for the masses, Giordano has incorporated a sense of dark humor in ‘response’ to the current economic state.”

It continues: “Although the financial crisis has affected many negatively, Giordano has chosen a brainy way to lift spirits with ‘Halloween HalloTees’ that are equally stylish, casual and spooky.”

The shirts(See more shirts) go on sale in Hong Kong on Oct. 24, and will cost HK$120 (US$15.47) for as long as supplies last."

FF: "Good job Giordano, but i don't think I will wear this to LKF =_="

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lamborghini Estoque

Autoblog: "It is a Lamborghini like no other before it: a four-door sports car that sticks resolutely to its creed. The Lamborghini Estoque concept has everything that defines a Lamborghini: extreme, uncompromising and unmistakably Italian, it brings a whole new versatility to the brand's DNA - with its four seats and ample luggage space, this "everyday sports car" is a perfect fit for an equally versatile lifestyle.

Lamborghini Estoque is a study, a concept created specifically for the 2008 Salon d'Automobiles in Paris. From the very first glance there can be no doubt that this is a Lamborghini - a car with compelling presence, both unique and unmistakable. The long wheelbase, the low profile, the broad track, the mighty, accentuated wheels, the clean surfaces and razor-sharp definition - every single line breathes the spirit of the Lamborghini brand."

FF: "Lovely, feels like controlin the Gundam"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Trashing Batteries for Brighter Sidewalks

YankoDesign: "We all know alkaline batteries are really bad for the environment if you don’t dispose of them properly. The right thing to do is send them to special recycling centers but hundreds of tons end up in landfills where their toxic innards seep into the earth. Perhaps a good solution is the Energy Seed, an LED lamp post powered by trashed alkaline batteries.

The idea is to encourage people to throw their batteries away into the Energy Seed. There’s a slot for nearly every size battery. The unit combines any left over juice from all the batteries to power a super efficient LED ring.

Of course once the bins are full, we’re left with the same original problem. Somebody has to collect all those spent batteries and recycle them."

FF: "I think HK Gov sud plant some of them in Wan Chai and CWB, then we will recycle batteries"

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Google launches Chrome browser, could take over the world

DVICE: "Google’s decided to take a flying leap into the browser game. As is its wont, the company whose motto is “don’t be evil” will release the browser in beta form, refining it along the way as it’s been doing with still-beta Gmail for the past few years. Google plans to simplify the user interface of the browser while improving its innards, giving it multiple threads of processing to keep hang-ups in the ubiquitous Javascript from slowing everything down. Look out Microsoft, Firefox and Opera, Google is coming.

Google is onto something here. There are so many useful apps running on browsers these days (many of the best from Google), that deskbound operating systems are getting less relevant all the time. Google is taking this idea a step further, where the browser does almost everything you’d want to do on a computer, but does it better, making whichever operating system you’re using unimportant.

Check out Google’s excellent comic explanation of the product here. Chrome is a free download for PC thus far, and a Mac version is on the way. Might be worth a try."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Power assisted Live Luggage ready to "world premier"

LiveLuggage: "Well, well... three years and change have passed since we first told you about power-assisted Live Luggage. Now it's finally coming to market -- at least that's what we think they mean by a June 26th 2008 "world premier." The PA series of checked baggage features a 12V NiMH rechargeable battery pack supplying power to the wheels when the handle is gripped and the bag is tilted. The bags weighs 10.6kg (23-pounds) which is about 3kg (6.6-pounds) more than standard hard luggage, according to the manufacture. The cases are good for about 1.5 miles of assisted travel under a 32kg load. Of interest, the bags are now 2.6kg heavier than the original case which also featured a more powerful (and possibly exploding?) Lithium Ion battery pack capable of 2.5 miles on a single charge. We guess that was the concession made to get, "all the required accreditations and approvals from the global airport authority." At £700 the cases are likely to remain the preserve of business-class passengers, but similar technology could soon become a part of everyday life. Engineers are already looking at using the motors for prams, golf caddies and even shopping trolleys.."

FF: "Yes, HK$10000 for a luggage its a bit pricey, but it's Right here, Right now, it comes with umbrella and powered wheel, so I absolutely want one, hehehe~"

Laptop/Desktop Hybrid

yankodesign: "Wow, I have seen parsecs worth of concept computer designs during my visit here on Earth, but nothing like this “B-membrane” design by Korean designer Won-Seok Lee. He has taken the need for a bulky monitors right out of the equation and opted for beaming your YouTubing onto any surface you can point the omni-directional projector at. Some highlights of this Kubrick inspired mother ship computer include a membrane keyboard that appears when needed, integrated optical drive and when not used as a computer, the projector can beam ambient light effects on any surface you desire."

FF: "Thats wat I call fungfung's Computer, Awesome~"

Monday, June 23, 2008

Nike Lunaracer | Lunartrainer

Hypebeast: "Nike's insatiable appetite for making things faster and lighter has seen them push the performance envelope time and time again. New for this year was the creation of Lunarfoam, a space age material which offers uncompromising weight and responsiveness relative to Nike's previous most lightweight material, Phylon. Coupled with the weight reducing Flywire material, the Lunaracer has the makings of an incredibly featherweight but highly supportive piece of footwear engineering. When weight is not paramount, the Lunartrainer features a highly breathable mesh upper to get you through the most intense training sessions. Both are available now at"

FF: "Wow, i like the colour as well~"

Thursday, June 19, 2008

CLOT Royale x Head Porter Beach Bag

Danny Cheng:"I want the blue colour :)"

hypebeast: "Approximately a month ago, Hong Kong’s lifestyle brand CLOT released their first series of summer Beach bags with famed bag brand Head Porter. Back for a second round, the highly detailed bags are available in two new colors, blue and red. Within each bag, you’ll find CLOT Royale’s trademark use of silk and functional zippers which allow for users to increase the size of their bag. The bags will release at's Juice Store on June 21st with a retail price of $1,680 HKD (approximately $215 USD)."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Firefox 3.0: available now

Mozilla: "Go get it, Firefox 3.0 has just been released. We're out of beta and looking at web page loads 3- to 4-times faster than Firefox 2.0 and more than 7x faster than IE, according to its makers.

Update: Looks like we're getting ahead of ourselves. Although a file titled, "Firefox 3.0" (without the RC# associated with previous release candidates) is active and available to download, it looks like it's just the RC3 installer placed in the final 3.0 folder."

Download NOW

Sony's 32-inch Bravia TV turns green with our envy

SonyDrive: "Meet the greenest 32-inch TV on the planet, Sony's BRAVIA KDL-32JE1. The set achieves a 232% efficiency rating -- that's just 86kWh/year -- to easily best the 164% rating required for Japan's highest five-star "Energy Saving Label." Spec watchers will find a WXGA (1,366 x 768) LCD, 2,500:1 contrast, 178-degree viewing angle, and range of in/outs including 2x HDMI and 2x component. Yours in Japan starting July 30th for around ¥150,000 or about $1,387."

FF: "Sony Bravia is the best :P"

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Eat with your glasses

Yanko Design: "Remember Project A? In what is surely one of Jackie Chan’s best performances there’s a scene where he can’t find any chopsticks to eat his lunch with. Ever the innovator, he grabs a couple of handy pencils to chows down with, and ends up eating both his noodles and the little erasers on the end of the pencils. Clearly designer Brad Gressel has run into similar such difficulties. The arms of his Stix glasses concept are home to a pair of stainless steel tipped chopsticks so the shortsighted on the go will never be caught out again. Unfortunately there isn’t a compartment in the chopsticks for soy sauce, but lets face it, if you forgot that too then lunch was just never on the cards was it?"

FF: "Well, i want to get a glasses too, but not that one..."

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fresh By A Ring Of Blue Light

Yanko Design: "We all love fruit but they’re not exactly cheap and usually demand to be eaten sooner than later, otherwise the ravages of time wreak havoc on them. Blue is a concept fruit bowl that utilizes Action Fresh Blue technology - the same one found in the Halo vacuum and many new refrigerators. The blue wavelength inhibits and kills bacteria thereby prolonging shelf life.

The fruits retain their nutritional value and you get a cool looking dockable, rechargeable bowl to boot. If that still doesn’t convince you, how about the thought of a cool blue glowing ring of light? I mean just that alone is enough to make me wanna go out and get one.

Designer: Ahmet Bektes, Koray Gelmez & Eda Kose"

FF: "Wow, Blue light makes me high~"

Friday, May 09, 2008

Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Edition IWC

Autoblog: "Luxury German auto-maker, Mercedes-Benz, teamed up with Swiss watchmaker, IWC, to make a very limited and exclusive SL63 AMG. The car has a new white paint finish dubbed designo magno Kashmir, which is a combination of shades of pearl and egg shell color. The car has many special features and additions such as AMG sport seats that are covered with Tobago Brown nappa leather, black logo-emblazoned floor mats, and of course everything else the standard SL63 AMG has to offer. Only 200 cars will be made and the lucky owners of these cars will also receive IWC's "Grosser Ingenieur" watch."

Friday, May 02, 2008

Porter Gear Collection

Hypebeast: "For those continually subjected to the elements, Porter has developed a new capsule of products called the Gear collection. The Gear collection consists of a special Gore fabric made exclusively for bags which ensure ample protection against the wet for your equipment including laptops and cameras. To further compliment the Gore waterproof material, sealed zippers are also inclusive in the overall package."

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Nokia's nanotechnology concept device - Morph

Nokia: "Morph, a joint nanotechnology concept, developed by Nokia Research Center (NRC) and the University of Cambridge (UK) - was launched today alongside the "Design and the Elastic Mind" exhibition, on view from February 24 to May 12, 2008, at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Morph features in both the exhibition catalog and on MoMA's official website.

Morph is a concept that demonstrates how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes. It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces. Dr. Bob Iannucci, Chief Technology Officer, Nokia, commented: "Nokia Research Center is looking at ways to reinvent the form and function of mobile devices; the Morph concept shows what might be possible" View Morph video (.mov, 46mb) "

FF: " Wow, Built-in solar absorption and devices become self-cleaning and self-preserving, That's very nice~"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Nubrella: tomorrow's fashion mistake, today!

Engadget: "This is frankly brilliant. A hands-free umbrella is perfect for walking to work while yapping on your phone with one hand and cradling a cup of coffee with the other. Unfortunately it's just never going to make it past the "my friends will laugh at me" stage, because they will. They will laugh so very hard. It's a cruel, backwards society we live in, and it's no wonder we don't have flying cars yet. That said, you can destroy your own fashion credibility today for a mere $59.99. Maybe the fanny pack types will accept you, but we can't make any guarantees."

FF: "Thats awesome~"

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Namco blames Wii for arcade closures in Japan

FF: "Namco Bandai is shuttering between 50 and 60 arcades in Japan, and it's laying the blame squarely on Nintendo's shoulders. "A lot of the types of games that people played at an arcade can now be done at home," said company spokesman Yuji Machida. Namco figures that Japanese kids are saving up their pocket money to buy the latest and greatest Wii game or accessory, which is clearly unacceptable. Sega Sammy also has plans to close about 100 of its arcades, but there's no word of finger pointing from that camp."

FF: "Oh? r they planning to close their arcades in HK as well? Noooooooo"

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Edison & Gillian Sex Tape?

Danny Cheng: "Hong Kong Police, please stop arrestin innocent people, even Sex tapes are nothing new, PEacE~"

Batgwa: "The controversy surrounding the sexually explicit photos allegedly of Edison Chen (陳冠希) and Gillian Chung (鍾欣桐) continues to rock Hong Kong. Because the photos appear to be screencaps from a video, there are rumours aplenty on internet discussion boards that there is a sex tape.

With this amount of media frenzy for photos, one can only imagine what may come about if there is a tape and it becomes public.

Sex tapes are nothing new. They have launched careers, boosted careers and brought down careers. Here are some you may remember...

Rob Lowe & two females (1988)
The St. Elmo's Fire and The Outsiders actor's career went down the potty when a tape of him having sex with two females became public. One of the girls turned out to be underage. Oh dear! Rob later checked himself into rehab for alcohol and sex addiction. His career has more recently bounced back with programmes like The West Wing.

Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee (1998)
The sex tape which inspired all later sex tapes – this was made before everyone had a digicam and sex tapes started appearing as frequently as Hollywood blockbusters. Pammy and her then husband filmed their sexual exploits on their honeymoon. The tape was stolen by IEG, a company which was a pioneer of internet porn. Pammy and Tommy sued and got awarded $1.5m plus legal fees.

Baek Ji Young & Kim Si Won (2000)
A tape of the Korean pop starlet in a bedroom romp with her ex-manager turned up on internet pay-per-view. Radio stations pulled her songs off the air and TV stations cancelled her scheduled appearances. However, Ji Young refused to go down quietly. She said she did not know about being filmed and publicly attacked Si Won. Her career did not sink, but never reached and will probably never reach the heady heights some say she could have achieved without the scandal.

Chu Mei-Feng & Tseng Chung-Ming (2001)
Mei-Feng, a Taiwanese politician, and Chung-Ming, a dot-com businessman, were caught on film having sex. It didn't help their public images when someone pointed out that his company had just won the contract to maintain the website for Hsinchu City's Bureau of Cultural Affairs, which she chaired at the time. And it didn't help that he was married. Oops.

Paris Hilton & Rick Salomon (2004)
The hotel heiress and her then boyfriend filmed themselves having sex. Paris tried to stop the tape from being released by claiming she was "out of it" when it was filmed and by suing Rick, and he countersued her for defamation. The footage was released under the title 1 Night in Paris. The couple settled out of court. There were varying reports that Paris received a license fee or receives royalty payments for the video, although she has denied this.

Colin Farrell & Nicole Narain (2006)
The Daredevil and Alexander actor tried to stop a sex tape he had made with the Playboy Playmate being released. But, guess what? The tape turned up on the internet anyway. Colin accused Nicole of profiting from the tape but she denied this. They settled out of court.

Dustin Diamond & his bride-to-be (2006)
Dustin (aka Screech from Saved by the Bell), his bride-to-be, her bridesmaid and his friend featured in a sex tape titled Screeched and Saved by the Smell (the video features a Dirty Sanchez – the sexual practice of smearing poo under the nose of your partner). Dustin's manager admitted the video was released deliberately to up the profile of the actor who was in debt.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Skin colour map

GRIDA: "The twin role played by the skin – protection from excessive UV radiation and absorption of enough sunlight to trigger the production of vitamin D – means that people living in the lower latitudes, close to the Equator, with intense UV radiation, have developed darker skin to protect them from the damaging effects of UV radiation. In contrast, those living in the higher latitudes, closer to the Poles, have developed fair skin to maximize vitamin D production."

FF: "wow, interesting"

Saturday, January 26, 2008

A first look at Mobile Firefox

Mozilla Wiki: "Mozilla has just revealed a first look at its new Mobile Firefox interface. Actually, Mozilla has designed two UI's: one for touch screen devices, like most PDA's, smart phones (and the iPhone, of course), and one for non-touch devices, like most cell phones.

The Firefox mobile browser takes some hints from Apple's own mobile Safari browser, with the main Firefox screen reproducing some familiar buttons: back and forward navigation arrows, a bookmarks button, a retractable address bar.

The mobile Firefox UI does include a few new buttons/features: the zoom in and zoom out buttons reside on the bottom toolbar (though we're not sure why they don't use the touch screen itself for zooming in and out). The tabs button gives users a different look than in Safari mobile: when pressed, it displays up to four tab previews on the same screen for quick tab switching.

Firefox mobile browser will likely be integrated with Places (Firefox's new bookmark-like scheme) and the newly introduced Weave. "

Friday, January 25, 2008

GTA IV out April 29th

T3: "It's official: the game we've been pining for finally has a release date.

Six months after its original release date came and went, GTA IV is finally set to wow our consoles, with Rockstar confirming it'll hit stores on April 29th.

The news comes hot on the heels of the game being touted around the web yesterday, with our mates over at CVG getting a first look.

The game is said to be good to go, with graphics, storylines and tunes all in place. This is a marked change from the first plays last year, when Rockstar was still working to their original October release, when the game was said to be somewhat lacking.

All we know is that we're pumped, primed and ready to go. All we need to do now is buy the bugger and take all our annual leave at once to complete it.

FF: "Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, so excitin now, kixxin~"

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Hands on with Grand Theft Auto IV

T3: "The guys at CVG have had a play of 2008's most wanted game. And they've given us the skinny. Read all about it here.

After originally being slated for an October 2007 release, GTA IV was delayed until spring, leaving gamers round the world pining for some Liberty City action.

Well, the wait is nearly over and our mates at CVG have been kicking it down at Rockstar's London HQ with the latest version of the game.

They were left wanting when they took it for a spin last year, but now it seems that game is a set to become a stone cold classic.

They say that the framerate is bang on and it looks the nuts. To quote our man: "Niko stands on the waterfront at a dock in Broker. It's the kind of rusty, tramp-ridden area of town you'd expect to find flaming barrels and lots of pigeons and that's exactly what surrounds us here."

It sounds amazing and Rockstar is happy to brag about its achievements. "It's improved in virtually every single way imaginable. When we first showed the game a year ago, we said it was really early - it was the earliest we've ever shown a GTA game. A year later and just three/four months away from release you're looking at a game that's virtually complete."

You can get an even better idea of how the game is set to dominate your life and ruin your relationship by heading over to CVG's monster 4,000 word preview. Just the link below. And check out all the new screens while you're at it too. They're a treat."

FF: "Still waiting, and GTA IV is the most wanted games in PS3"

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Photobucket and Picasa announced new mobile interfaces

FF: "Photo-sharing and -storage sites Picasa Web and Photobucket announced new mobile interfaces this week. While and (or via Google's new mobile interface: grant access to online albums from any mobile browser, for example Nokia's Nokia Browser and iPhone's Safari browser, however iPhone still bars users from directly uploading iPhone photos to Web sites, Apple sucks~

While this essentially leaves Picasa handcuffed as a mobile photo viewer, Photobucket's site provides an account-linked e-mail address for users to send photos that are then pushed to their Photobucket accounts. It's a decent roundabout uploading technique that's legal under warranty, until Apple enables direct photo and video uploading."

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

MacBook Air? wtf? its sucks~

Engadget: "Curious minds need to know -- despite the built-in RAM, the fixed battery, single (and soon to be overworked) USB port, lack of integrated 3G and the lofty HK$15000 starting price point, did you still pull the trigger on a MacBook Air pre-order? We know, it is ridiculously thin, and it is ultra-light, so we're wondering just how many of you ponied up the premium for all that sexiness.

FF: "I don't want a notebook without build in CD-rom drive, and only come with 1 X USB.. i know it can fly in the air, but i don't care, cos I have Nokia N82, I can do even more stuffs with Nokia~ Apple sucks"