Alonzo Mims

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Amazon Raises a Walled Garden by Booting Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Primetime frenemies.<p>Amazon has raised the stakes in its fight with Apple and Google by kicking their video devices out of its online store.<p>The retail giant sent a letter to its marketplace sellers saying it would stop selling Apple TV boxes and Google’s Chromecast sticks effective Oct. 29. Amazon …

NBA 2K15 review: technical foul

Insufficient online reliability leaves a stain on NBA 2K15<p>Many fans of sports video games invent their own backstories and outside-the-lines intrigue for their teams and players. <i>NBA 2K15</i> will do all of that for you, gloriously.<p>A trade proposal unfolds as an actual conversation with another team …

A Space Game Gets Real

A crowdfunded video game aims for the most realistic spaceflight we've seen yet.<p>The revelation of the hit PC game <i>Star Citizen</i> isn’t that people love space-flight—we knew that. It’s that they like their games as realistic as possible, with a universe obsessively hewing to Newton-ian physics for even …

The Xbox One is getting another controller update (update: confirmed, plus other new features)

<i>Really</i>, Microsoft? You just asked gamers to go through the hassle of updating their Xbox One gamepads in March, yet there's word on <i>NeoGAF</i> that the next patch -- currently in testing -- will once again bundle "new controller firmware." Yes, the (hopefully optional) code should fix connection and …

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer villains hit Xbox March 4

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> players on Xbox 360 and Xbox One will be able to play as three of the first-person shooter series' villains beginning March 4.<p>According to a post on One of Swords, the $3.99 Makarov Legend Pack will bring <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2</i> terrorist leader Vladamir Makarov to <i>Ghosts</i>. …

Nintendo pulling the plug on Wii and DS online gaming (updated)

<i>Updated at 10:12 p.m. Pacific with comment from Nintendo.</i><p>Come May 20, Nintendo will shut down its Wi-Fi Connection service, an online network for Wii and DS games.<p>Gamers will no longer have access to either platform’s matchmaking and multiplayer features. This won’t affect Internet browsing or …

Kinect is helping guard the Korean border

Microsoft’s Kinect sensor has been used in many weird and wonderful ways, including turning a bathtub into a giant liquid touch screen, and its obvious use alongside the Oculus Rift. While it’s moving rapidly away from its origins as a games console accessory, self-taught programmer Jae Kwan Ko is …

Cloud Computing For The Enterprise: It's About Service

One of the most interesting aspects of my job is talking to CIOs about what the data center of the future will look like. Where’s the market going? How will cloud computing services fit in? And what will CIOs need to build? Because after all, these are the folks who are going to pay for it.<p>The …

Microsoft Wants to Buy Your Smartphone or Tablet for $250

In addition to $100 for your PS3 or Xbox 360, Microsoft now wants to offer $250 for your smartphone or tablet. There’s just one catch: the amount is credit only usable at the Microsoft Store.<p>Hard Fork?Hard Fork.HARD FORK<p>As you can see, Microsoft is very keen on getting you to buy a Surface 2 with …

US Department of Transportation will require car-to-car communications systems to prevent crashes

The connected car got a major push from the federal government today, as the Department of Transportation announced plans for a regulatory proposal that would require vehicle-to-vehicle communication devices in a future year. The proposal comes after a yearlong pilot program by the National Highway …

The networked car is no longer just an idea; it will be mandated in future vehicles

For the last two years, automakers and the U.S. Department of Transportation have been investigating the idea of cars talking to once another, …

This Is Why You Don’t Need A New Phone

Network World has an excellent pictorial slideshow that shows us just how ridiculous our neophilia has gotten. While it’s weak sauce coming from a site that celebrates the new, it’s clear that our constant drive to upgrade, improve, and innovate, has its drawbacks.<p>The slideshow gives us a fairly …

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google

<b>July 25, 2023</b> — As part of its second-quarter earnings announcement today, local transportation and delivery giant Uber announced its biggest bet on autonomous vehicles yet, saying it would purchase 2,500 driverless cars from Google. In addition, the two companies have agreed to a deal in which …

Google is preparing for screenless computers

The spread of computing to every corner of our physical world doesn’t just mean a proliferation of screens large and small—it also means we’ll soon come to rely on mobile computers with no screens at all. “It’s now so inexpensive to have a powerful computing device in my car or lapel, that if you …

How To Do Drop Sets For Maximum Muscle Growth

Of the many methods of training to be employed by bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts alike, the drop set is one that is almost religiously used. …

Get Bigger And Harder: Density Training

I’ve written extensively on the methods that are optimal for building muscle. From sarcoplasmic hypertrophy, the ideal number of reps to grow muscle …

Tricep Building: Complete Guide

Introduction to Tricep Building 101<p>A new course is available at Weik University on building massive triceps. Those interested in sitting through an …