Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Naked man in trunk...

Google’s street view is not as popular in Germany as in many other countries, and many Germans have deleted their house from the service. A picture taken from one of Google’s vans have gotten some attention. 

Even though Google was quick and removed the picture, it has already been released to the media and now I share it with you guys.


Can any of you find a reasonable explanation to this picture? The only thing I can come up with is that it must have been one hell of a party.

-        Voacaroo

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The world’s biggest panorama photography

A photographer recently released a 80 gigapixel picture of London and the picture is now the world’s biggest panorama. I think it is awesome, so check it out:

 - Voacaroo

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Brandon, one of my followers, requested that I shared my some of my thoughts on the new game in the Call of Duty franchise, so here we go.

I have played the Call of Duty games, since the very first came out and I have always been a big fan of the series. Well, I hated Treyarch because they didn’t release Call of Duty 3 for the PC.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was a genius game and I have spent A LOT of hours playing that game. Call of Duty: World at War was also a great game, though I haven’t played it a lot. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 really disappointed me. Mostly because there aren’t any dedicated servers, which is a MUST for a PC game and it resulted in a lot of cheaters etc. 

ANYWAYS, Call of Duty: Black Ops is almost just the same as before. A few new things are added like the “Gungame” mode in multiplayer and bots. But it is not enough to make me impressed. The single player campaign is kind a like the other games single player campaigns. Zombie mode is almost the same as in World at War. Multiplayer is almost the same as Modern Warfare 2, except you now have to buy your upgrades and a few extra multiplayer modes. 

So in general, Call of Duty: Black Ops is just a mix of what you can find in the other CoD games. It is not a bad game, but I did expect more. 

The CoD series have turned into a money machine for the developers and know they just want to get as much as possible. The developers don’t have the time necessary to make a great game, which can be proved if we look at the bugs in the game. There are A LOT of bugs and I am desperately waiting for patches.

Conclusion: If you like the other CoD games, then you will most likely like this game also, though it is basically mix of what you can find in the other CoD games. The bugs will hopefully be fixed soon!

-        Voacaroo

If you have any questions about my thoughts on the game, ask in the comment section.  

Monday, November 15, 2010

Small updates on a boring monday

This weekend has just been a mess. I’ve had like a million things to do and I had to work both Saturday and Sunday. In addition to this, my whole family is now asking for my Christmas wish list and I am starting to feel a bit sick. :(

Oh, and I just received Call of Duty: Black Ops, which also take some of my time.

But enough of my rambling and let’s move on to some news.. erhm.. I haven’t been able to find something extremely interesting, so I will just give you guys some small updates.

-        Myspace is not a “Social network” anymore. It is a “Social entertainment destination”. They must have realized that they cannot fight Facebook.

-        Some security specialist has found a security hole in the Android browser, which makes it possible to install apps on Smartphone, without the user’s permission. 

-        Apparently 4chan and Tumblr (I assume you all know what I am talking about, if not, google it!), have some kind of “online war” going on. And I was told that both websites went down last night. I think this is a bit amusing, that two sites can have such a battle going on. I don’t know much about it though, so maybe some of you guys can fill me in?

I hope the news will come up with some interesting stuff for my next post.

-        Voacaroo

Friday, November 12, 2010

Open source driver - Kinect. UPDATE!

Yesterday, today and tomorrow I was/am/will be very busy, so today I am only going to make a small update on a previous post.

A few days ago I said that a firm called Adafruit would give away $2.000 to the person who could make an open-source driver to Kinect.

If some of you guys actually began to make this driver, just give up! A guy who call himself “Hector” has already won the prize.

You can see the demo here:

 - Voacaroo