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HeartMath is a company that's been dealing with emotional health and stress relief for several years. While I don't go in for measuring one's emotional state with a gadget, I have to say that visiting HeartMath's booth here at CES 2013 was very disarming. They sat me down, and plugged a clip on...

January 11th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Apple's plans to erect an iCloud data center in Sparks, Reno have gained traction now the local board of economic development have rubber-stamped the deal. While largely ceremonial, it's given its assent to $89 million in tax breaks to entice the company to break ground on the weirdly-named "Proje...

August 2nd 2012 at 5:48am 0 Comments
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Here's a bit of news that's no shock to us. According to the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, Apple receives more coverage from the press than any other tech company. The research center recently concluded a year-long study, which found that a full 15.1 percent of all tec...

September 27th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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For those of you that haven't heard me tell the beginning of this story on the TUAW talkcast, you might recall that my dad the switcher upgraded his Mac mini to a sweet new Mac Pro. So what could I do with an extra Mac mini? Maybe a server? Maybe a doorstop? I know! A media center! I had cable serv...

July 24th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Just when we thought we were done with rumors for the day, another one pops up. 9to5 Mac is reporting that Apple could be working on a media server that might rival HP's MediaSmart Server. They suggest the server will be similar to a Time Capsule, only with more functionality. According to 9to5, the...

December 29th 2008 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Speakers are probably one of the least-frequently updated components in a system, so it pays to take your time selecting them. For fans of Monitor Audio who have been waiting for the company to release the compact PLC150 center channel speaker, our friends at CEPro have some good news for you. The...

August 11th 2008 at 8:51am 0 Comments
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All the World's a Stage returns today after a week off due to reasons beyond the comprehension of mortal man. Mysteries abound in World of Warcraft, and roleplayers are there to enjoy them.In roleplaying, one's own character is never the center of the story -- this is true. But from another perspec...

August 3rd 2008 at 4:04pm 0 Comments
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With the WWDC Keynote in less than 2.54983712 hours, the iPhone Dev Center has gone offline. "We'll be right back" is the temporary message that graces the front page of the iPhone Dev Center. This isn't a total surprise, since this portal is Apple's one stop shop for all iPhone devolper informatio...

June 9th 2008 at 10:27am 0 Comments
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Blizzard is apparently setting up a fourth support center, this one in Cork, Ireland. Currently, they've got bases in Southern California (where the main company and developers are located), Austin, Texas and Paris, France. But now an Irish newswire is saying that Blizzard plans to have another ce...

September 20th 2007 at 4:01pm 0 Comments
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Etrian Odyssey director Kazuya Niinou has been posting fascinating, and disarmingly honest, blog entries on the game's official website. The fourth page was just posted, and contains a rather bold statement: "So I've decided! Etrian Odyssey will be the last great turn-based RPG." This was a reactio...

May 3rd 2007 at 12:10pm 0 Comments
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Fuji TV's Game Center CX has everything: exclusive developer interviews, looks at early versions of some of our favorite games, and, every episode, one man giving his very best to play a classic game to completion. The first season of the show focused more on the interviews and features; from season...

April 26th 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments