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Epic Mickey confirmed by epic Game Informer cover (Joystiq)

Oct 5th 2009 2:37PM Why so serious?

How powerful was the Apollo 11 computer? (Download Squad)

Jul 21st 2009 3:54PM No, that'd still be wrong. 1 ghz is 1000 mhz... 1 mhz is 1000 khz... 1 khz is 1000 hz. So if we wanted to measure the speed of the AGC in hz, it'd be 1027000 hz (in ghz, it'd be 0.001027 ghz).

Either way, it's incredibly slow compared to almost any piece of hardware available today, even in third-world countries.

How powerful was the Apollo 11 computer? (Download Squad)

Jul 21st 2009 1:17AM Just a minor correction... 1 Hz is 1/1,000,000th of a Mhz, not 1/1000. I'm sure you (and almost anyone interested in this stuff) knew that.

Blockbuster hamstrings Total Access rental plan (Engadget HD)

Mar 23rd 2009 11:24AM I had Blockbuster, and this change made me switch to Netflix. Here's the reason:

Blockbuster is the same price for 2-at-a-time as Netflix for 3-at-a-time. If I watch 2 movies over the weekend, I could return them to the store on Monday, get 2 more, get those watched during the week, and get the ones in the mail before the next weekend arrives. Now I can't do that. If they let me exchange the ones I get at the store for more that I get at the store, fantastic, that'll work fine, but I was told that would be something like $30 a month total.

Now, with Netflix, I pay $18 per month for 3-at-a-time (plus Blu-ray), and can always have 2 movies. Receive movie A, B, and C. Watch movie A, send back, get movie D. Watch movie B, send back, get movie E. Plus, with TV episodes available via streaming, it's just no comparison. Besides, once Blockbuster launches their streaming & game-included solution, I'm sure they'll raise their prices even more.

Nokia's 7900 Crystal Prism could be worse (Engadget)

Jan 23rd 2008 8:22AM Does your family not like her?

Logitech Harmony One gets reviewed (Engadget HD)

Jan 6th 2008 11:52AM It may be Sony's (and Nintendo's, by the way) fault originally, but since I can't buy a PS3 (or Wii) without bluetooth, it becomes Logitech's headache now. I have the 880, but I won't replace it with ANYTHING unless it has bluetooth support. The whole point of having a Universal Remote is to control everything with one remote. If I can't do that, then what's the point of having one?

Michael Bay's format war conspiracy theory: it's a Microsoft fix (Engadget HD)

Dec 5th 2007 12:00PM I prefer HD-DVD for 3 reasons:

1. The movies are often cheaper, and have just as good quality.
2. The picture-in-picture video commentary has been supported since the format's initial release, and I'm a big fan of video commentary.
3. The player I bought the first time around still works for all movies released now, and likely will work for all movies that ever are released on HD-DVD.

The problem with Blu-Ray is that it's changed 3 times so far... first it was just Blu-Ray, then it was Profile 1.1, now they're talking about Profile 2.0. I don't give a shit what features it offers. I give a shit when my father buys one that doesn't support whatever features are on the movie he buys next month. That's a LOT of money to flush down the drain. Hell, many players still don't have ethernet ports to upgrade the firmware IF a new Profile / firmware comes out! I consider Profile 2 to be the definitive Blu-Ray featureset, but since it's taken them 2 years to get around to this point, they've lost as much of my business as I can offer. I will still buy exclusive titles on BR, but I do so grudgingly.

How would you change the Palm Centro? (Engadget)

Oct 20th 2007 12:24PM My input:

1. WM6 - it allows 3rd-party apps, and has the options of turning off features of the phone to save battery so if you don't like bluetooth, turn it off
2. Wifi
3. Bluetooth 2.0
4. GSM
5. Optional GPS
6. Capacitive display
7. Slide-out keyboard so it's larger
8. Get rid of the red color - I need a smartphone for business, and pulling out a red phone in a meeting would make me feel like a teenage girl
9. Audio port
10. Since you have a capacitive display that takes up the whole front (thanks to the slide-out keyboard), make it as high of a resolution as possible (read: NOT 320x240)
11. Make it available on Verizon

That's about it.

Joyswag: BioShock Xbox 360 faceplate & t-shirt (Joystiq)

Aug 20th 2007 3:01PM Bioshock is the best demo I've ever played, and I know the full game will live up to the hype!

Gateway's imminent new tablet PC (Engadget)

Mar 24th 2007 11:34PM The new Gateway, model E-155c has both a pen interface and a touchscreen that you can use anything, including your finger. It's a bit touchy (no pun intended), and is rather inaccurate when using anything but the pen, but it works well.