Reviews: Photo Mosiac that goes on for ever!

Another nice usage of Flash. LINK


Reviews: Apple's Cube

You have probably heard about all the new Apple Store hype. If you haven't, Apple recently opened a brand new store cube on NYC's 5th Ave yesterday (May 19). Anyway, on the new offical site Apple has put up a 24 hour time-lapse movie of when the cube first opened. To be out at 1 in the morning isn't really my style, but I guess for some it is. But I must admit that it does look pretty "snazzed out"!

[Offical Site+Calender of Events+Photo Gallery]


Reviews: Robin Williams plays SPORE

i am bored asked if SPORE can live up to its hype. By watching Williams play, I would say so!


Posts: Quote of the Week

We used to dream about this stuff. Now, we get to build it. It's pretty neat.
-Steve Jobs

Quote of the Week appears every Sunday


Reviews: Was Switching to Intel Bad... Or Good?

Was the switch to Intel the right path for Apple?
Leander Kahney writes.


Posts: Quote of the Week

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
-William Jennings Bryan

This Quote of the Week fits in nicely with the news of the past week. [link]

Quote of the Week appears every Sunday


Reviews: Educational Gaming-Darfur is Dying

Darfur is Dying, a interactive online game, gives players a glance of the life of Sudanese refugees in the Darfur region. In the game, players choose a refugee to fetch water in the desert and must avoid the Janjaweed militia or risk being captured and most likely killed. The user can choose one of eight different refugees to represent. Once the player has pumped the water into bucket, and ran back camp, they can water and harvest vegtable gardens, and build shelters.

Instead of just being a normal online game, Darfur is Dying gives commentary and information on the event. For example, if a refugee is captured, info appears on what normally happens to that person, based on their age and gender. Susana Ruiz, the game's creator, said that once more and more people are faded, on the screen where you choose your avatar, you begin to realize that they are dead.

Ruiz said it was hard to create a game that was intruiging enough to play, but educational enough so that it would raise awareness of the Darfur genocide. When asked about how playful the word "game" sounded, she said she would not mind changing it simulation or interactive experience.

"I think we're just starting to implement game technology and the game form and game metaphors to talk about serious issues," said Ruiz in an interview with NPR on May 5.

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Correction: As you might have noticed, Michele Norris was the reporter of the show, not the creator of the game. The game's creator is name Susana Ruiz, a USC grad student. Sorry for the problems this might have caused.