Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Modular Mobile Device - Project Ara

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Back in September of 2013, I posted a video relating to a modular phone idea, Phone Bloks. I had numerous friends tell me it wasn't possible. I disagreed. Fast forward to now. 

Google has announced that the modular phone will be available to consumers in January of 2015, via an online configurator. Project Ara has a live site with links to Phone Bloks and a few others in the community that are pushing this forward. I am using the Nexus 5 currently and the Android platform has come a long way from where it was even on Gingerbread.

Google’s Head of Project Ara Paul Eremenko believes that it may be the last phone you buy for as long as “five or six years” as you upgrade individual components as required. We may finally be seeing the fruit of the Motorola Mobility acquisition. Even tough Google is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, the patents that it gained access to are more than likely fueling this endeavor.

I welcome the innovation and this that this level of customization will find its way into the laptop market.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Action Movie Kid

A dad with a special effect background, puts his son into the role of Action Movie Kid. Capturing the imagination of his son in awesome little shorts. Being a dad, I am convinced this is how powerful my son's imagination is as well.

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Constant Reminder

Almost daily I encounter things the remind me that I live in the Midwest. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Behemoth Desk One

After many long hours... Cheski has a place to put his battle station.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Galaga: No Girls Allowed?

I went to play Galaga with my son while we waited for the pizza at our local pizza shop. The icons for one or two players indicate that only men may play.

Stay classy Galaga.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Steam Marines

Steam Marines is a title in progress by Worthless Bums. Currently in alpha, yet there is a beginning, middle, and end! Reminiscent of Space Hulk and a few other turn based strategy games. This is a fun and humorous squad-based tactical Rogue-like.

I am enjoying every moment of my play through. I love tactics and I love Rogue-likes. Many hours have been spent playing games of the two genres and playing them together... yes please!