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Interesting Game Concept for Wii: Kings Story

September 21, 2007

If you are wondering about possibly great games coming out in 2008 heres an interesting one. This Wii game called King’s Story is based around a shy boy who one day finds a golden crown. It has the power of charm and he finds that he can seduce people and control them the way he wants. There’s more too, Google it and you should find a site with all the info. Kings story will be an RPG game with simulated life qualities.

Our World: India blames militants for bloody bombings

August 26, 2007

Hyderabad – Indian security forces launched a manhunt on Sunday for those behind twin bombings in the southern city of Hyderabad that killed 42 people, with some officials blaming Islamic militants.More than 50 others were injured in the blasts late on Saturday, which ripped through a packed street eatery in this mixed Hindu-Muslim city and an outdoor amusement park auditorium where hundreds were watching a sound and light show.

Federal authorities deployed paramilitary forces to the city, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state, to ensure ethnic tensions did not flare up following the near-simultaneous attacks, for which no one has yet claimed responsibility.

“The death toll now is 42. More than 50 people are being treated in various hospitals,” the state’s home minister K. Jana Reddy told reporters.

‘I saw limbs flying around me’

“The victims are from all sections of society – they included Hindus and Muslims,” chief minister Y.S. Rajshekhar Reddy said.

More than a dozen of the wounded were in serious condition.

“One terrorist group or the other, which is bent on destroying the unity of the country, is certainly involved,” said Sriprakash Jaiswal, India’s minister of state for home.

Reddy said “available information” pointed to the involvement of terrorist organisations based in neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh.

The chief minister hinted that those behind the blasts were linked to a deadly bombing three months ago at the 17th-century Mecca Mosque in the city of 6.5 million people, 40 percent of whom are Muslim.

Eleven people were killed in the attack. No one has claimed responsibility, although several people have been detained over their alleged role.

“Maybe same organisations or sister organisations” are involved, Reddy told CNN-IBN television. “There is some definite link.”

“We have launched a manhunt for those who committed this dastardly crime,” Hyderabad police chief Balwinder Singh said.

India’s federal home minister Shivraj Patil revealed that authorities had “bits of information” before Saturday that an attack was being planned, but they did not know a “time and place.” He declined to blame Islamic militants.

Security was beefed up here Sunday, as 10 000 Hindu weddings were planned on what is seen as an auspicious day, police said. Police had located another bomb in a cinema on Saturday and defused it before it exploded.

Forensic experts were also dispatched to aid local efforts to trace the culprits.

On Saturday, rescue workers carried out bodies burnt beyond recognition at the popular eatery. At the auditorium, severed arms and legs lay scattered around.

“I saw limbs flying around me and blood splattering,” 29-year-old Romanna, who goes by one name, told AFP as she waited for help for a chest wound outside the amusement park.

There was chaos at the city’s main Osmania hospital as wailing relatives thronged the hallways, searching for their missing loved ones.

After an emergency cabinet meeting, Reddy announced compensation of 500 000 rupees for families of those killed.

India has suffered a series of recent blasts that authorities have blamed on Islamic militants seeking to upset a peace process between India and Pakistan and stir Hindu-Muslim violence.

“We’re seeing a pattern of attacks every two to three months somewhere or other in the country on soft targets,” said Ajai Sahni, head of the New Delhi-based Institute for Conflict Management.

In the deadliest, seven blasts on the rail network in the country’s financial hub Mumbai killed 186 people in July 2006.

Indian authorities say they believe Pakistan-based guerrilla groups fighting its rule in Indian Kashmir are using Indian Muslim militants to stage attacks.

The attacks “appear to be linked to what we call Pakistan-backed Islamic terrorist groups,” said analyst Sahni. Pakistan, which has fought two wars over Kashmir with India, routinely denies any involvement in attacks on Indian soil.

This is from http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=126&art_id=nw20070826200252816C247177

ENGADGET: The split up computer concept (compartments)

August 18, 2007

I thought of this once, but I am sure many others have.  It seems like a bright idea that could change computing and make it easier for people to fix their computers.  Regular people will be able to build custom machines.  I believe being able to update computers through usb would be nice.  For example I have an old mac mini and I want a better graphics card to run Starcraft II well I could buy it and plug it in to usb and still use my current card.  Peoples computers would come as basic machines with simple motherboards and small capabilities and depending on what the user wants they can add on. This may also make computers last for ever, my old tower may have lasted forever if only the case could fit the new dual core cpus we now have.

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Those who find difficulty in cracking open a typical tower to replace that aging DVD writer with one that burns in high-definition should adore Richard Choi’s UNI concept, which exemplifies compartmentalized computing and takes the stress out of upgrading. Apparently, the “Think” module would act as the core computer and handle the essentials, while a variety of other plug-in modules would provide additional outputs (HDMI, DVI, optical audio, USB, etc.), hard drive space, and optical drives. Granted, this could get out of hand for those who get UNI-stackin’ fever, but we’ll certainly pass along kudos to the idea. Click on for one more shot.

Why do people sign up for Myspace.

August 18, 2007

MySpace is popular because of peer pressure, people want to be cool and they think MySpace will do that.  If someone has 20 friends on MySpace chances are that they will join.  If someone has 20 friends on FaceBook then they are more likely to join FaceBook.  But after a while people get bored they have better things to do, maybe study or work, but occasionally they still log on to seem like they are there with everyone else.  Thats why people join online social networks like myspace.

Engadget: FORD hydrogen car reaches speed of 200 miles and hour

August 16, 2007

Looks like minuscule RC cars aren’t the only alternatively powered vehicles trying to break 200 miles-per-hour, as Ford just became the “world’s first automaker to set a land speed record for a production-based fuel cell powered car.” The whip used to set the bar, of course, is none other than the Fusion Hydrogen 999, and it reportedly reached over 207 miles-per-hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah without using a drop of gas. Apparently, Ford is hoping that this showcase of speed will somehow translate into advancements that will help us common folk get to work and back sans gasoline, and while we’ve no idea when a fuel cell propelled Cobra will roll off the line, it did note that a number of fuel cell propelled Focus vehicles were still burning down the roads as part of an ongoing study.