You see a lot of bullshit fashion items on the market today that cost four times as much than they probably should (here’s looking at you Ed Hardy fans), but here’s a fashion item that tries to correct all that.
For those of you not familiar with cufflinks, congratulations, you haven’t wasted 30 minutes to an hour of your time (per sleeve) trying to link your cuffs together, all because a button made too much sense.
But for those of you who are all too familiar Continue reading “Dress To Impress: $250 Cufflinks Offer USB Storage and Wi-Fi Hot Spot” »
Lost in the shuffle of Apple’s keynote announcement — declaring the iPad will again once again change the world (again) — is the story of how rural mexican students are developing robotic technology that rivals China and Puerto Rico.
Chiapas is the 8th largest state in Mexico, and is largely comprised of an indigenous population that dates back to the Mayans. Just a decade ago, only a third of the state’s residents had electricity, half did NOT have potable water, and OVER half of the schools offered education only to the third grade with most dropped out by the end of first grade. Continue reading “Mexican Students Learn What the Rest of The World Should Already Know: Robotics is Taking Over” »
“I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith (R-Texas) said. “It is clear that we need to revisit the approach on how best to address the problem of foreign thieves that steal and sell American inventions and products.”
If you yell loud enough, you’re bound to get someone to hear you Continue reading “SOPA Officially Pronounced Dead” »
Yesterday we announced that the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) support for SOPA has spun off a new ‘League for Gamers’, aiming to give the gaming community a voice in Washington, D.C.
Today we received notice that Night Owl Games, a Texas based gaming company best known for the Dungeon Overlord strategy game, is joining the cause: Continue reading “‘League For Gamers’ Gains Support AGAINST SOPA and PIPA” »
For those of you residing outside of the file sharing community, MegaUpload.com is one of the largest media file sharing sites on the net, and is now being accused of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content.
According to the AP, MegaUpload posted this statement denying many of the allegations that it facilitated breaching copyright laws: Continue reading “Federal Government Shuts Down File-Sharing Web-Site” »
It’s no secret that today’s internet blackout is unprecedented in the history of the internet, albeit still a fraction of what Y2K was supposed to represent.
Today’s blackout symbolizes more than solidarity between some of the internet’s most popular sites, it points out just how many of our everyday activities revolve around the same sites. How many of us have gone to our favorite web portals out of habit only to remember that they fail to exist today, forcing us to crawl back to Facebook or potentially worse, productivity? Continue reading “[GRAPHIC] What the Online World Looks Like “Blacked Out” By SOPA” »
They’re dubbing themselves the “League For Gamers” and they have one goal in mind: to combat the Entertainment Sofware Administration’s (ESA) support of the controversial SOPA and PIPA acts of legislation.
For those of you not privy to the ESA, it is comprised of the biggest video game and computer software companies on the face of the planet, and perhaps most notably is responsible for owning and operating the E3 Convention.
But ESA has most recently been fitted with the dubious distinction of being an organization in “support of SOPA and PIPA”. Here is their official statement on the matter: Continue reading “SOPA Controversy Creates ‘League For Gamers’, Seeks to Become the ‘NRA for Gaming Industry’” »
SOPA is unofficially the hottest topic to hit the internet since Herman Cain stopped making viral videos. While internet users hope the SOPA debate turns out to be more productive, there’s a new video from the folks over at BlogWorld that tells you everything you need to know about the issue.
SOPA has caused sites like wikipedia and wordpress to purposefully black-out, and despite the constant chatter on the net revolving around the issue, how do you distinguish fact from fiction? More importantly, what do some of the biggest bloggers on the internet have to say about the video? Continue reading “It’s Not Over, Yet…Understanding SOPA and PIPA” »
With the debates surrounding SOPA, and the U.S. Government’s obvious mis-calculations in judging the reaction of the internet community, is it safe to say that the Feds are now AFRAID of its citizens communicating on the internet? You fear most what you don’t understand, perhaps the government is trying to ban something before they make an effort to combat it by understsanding its inner workings?
I pose these questions in reaction to the news that Hana Beshara, the founder of NinjaNet (one of the largest movie streaming sites on the net) has been rushed to jail after being sentenced to 22 months in jail. Continue reading “NinjaVideo Founder “Rushed to Jail” After Facebook Messages” »
If you follow us here at the Jace Hall Show, you’ve probably realized by now that there are plenty of fan films on the internet, some of them better than others. Obviously, the internet has changed the landscape of who can be a filmmaker, which Hollywood and SOPA proponents are doing everything they can to combat.
In the case of Director Matthew Hiscox and writer (and featured artist on The Jace Hall Show music page) Jennifer Zhang, they had the rather common problem of having accrued a number of Batman items over the years, and being huge Batman fans themselves. Continue reading “‘Batman Death Wish’ Fan Film Takes Passion and Makes it Happen” »
Apparently, Energy Now — a company that as you most likely assumed is focused on energy now, rather than later — is just now realizing that video games exist beyond Pong and Atari basketball and may have discovered some practical uses for them.
Video games may actually regulate our environemnt, more precisely, they could condition individuals to understand the utility of how “efficient ecosystems work.” Continue reading “Tree Huggers Take to Video Games To Solve World’s (Environmental) Problems” »
According to a Parks Associates study, which may or may not have been conducted via skype, the stereotype that men use technology more than women may have just been debunked. Not only that, females may be more diverse in their gaming habits, as well.
It’s no secret that women have a proclivity to shop and make more purchases than men, but for whatever reason, this mindset has always limited itself to clothing, fashion, and design. But consumer electronics has become no exception to this trend: Continue reading “Study: Women Use Technology More Than Men” »
If you’ve never played Skyrim or are not familiar with the game whatsoever (why did you click on this post) the above video will most likely make ZERO sense to you (unless if you’ve played other Bethesda titles). For those of you pushing 300 hours on Skyrim, or are kind-of-sort-of tired of the arrow in the knee meme, bask in the cleverness that is Skyrim: 2012. Continue reading “Skyrim: 2012 Brings SKYRIM to Mini-Mart IRL” »
If there’s a word to describe this creation it would be somewhere in between epic and amazing. A TV built entirely out of legos featuring an animated superman (with scrolling background) flying through Metropolis…sort of.
The user “TooMuchCaffeine” who created it said that the idea has been:
“Kicking about in my head for months and the arrival of the DC minifigs seemed liked the perfect excuse to actually attempt to build it.” Continue reading “LEGO TV Brings Animated Superman to Life” »
You’d think with 15 trillion dollars in debt the United States Government would find more important things to consider than websites who allegedly harbor people who share content. But like the man who aimlessly waters his window plants while his house is on fire, the Government mulls over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) while Holllywood lobbyists whisper sweet nothings into their ears.
By now you’ve heard every reason why you should be against SOPA, and you know that the bill in a nutshell aims to stop copyright infringement by threatening to censor sites like Google, Facebook, and other web-sites that gross billions of dollars for the United States G.D.P. Continue reading “SOPA for Dummies: A Simple Explanation of The Truth” »