See Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang try and run from zombies!
Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang had the chance to check out San Diego Comic Con 2013's The Walking Dead Escape with a head-mounted Go Pro camera. Taking place inside Petco Park, the goal is simple: Don't get attacked by zombies!
You knew it would only be a matter of time before someone wearing a set of Google Glass Explorers would record authorities making an arrest, it's just mildly surprising it happened so fast. After all, it's not like any ol' Joe can grab a set of Glasses -- they're mainly in the hands of developers, and for others hoping to score a pair, Google's no longer accepting applications at this time.
Um, yeah. John McAfee, British-American programmer and founder of McAfee (now owned by Intel), is an eccentric individual, to say the least. He also remains a person of interest in a murder investigation in Belize where he used to live. That's before he fled to Guatemala, played the crazy card and faked a heart attack to avoid being deported, and was ultimately shuttled back to the United States. If you thought his bizarre escapades were over, however, think again.
Austin Powers isn't the only one with mojo. Gaming peripheral maker Mad Catz also has Mojo, only theirs is of a different kind. Specifically, it's another mini Android game console, only Mad Catz promises its will be more powerful than the competition. In addition, Mad Catz is keeping its Mojo an open platform, something that could give it a leg up against the competition. Ace reporter and Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang had a moment to speak with Mad Catz about its Mojo in detail.
Cries of "boycott!" emanate from the BlackBerry 10 camp.
Netflix has been known to rile up its subscribers on occasion. The biggest example of this is when Netflix tried to sever its DVD-by-mail division into a spinoff called "Qwikster" so that it could focus all its efforts on streaming. That didn't sit very well with consumers, but it wouldn't be the last time the company would make an unpopular decision. Just a few days ago, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings hinted that his company currently has no plans of developing a BlackBerry 10 app.
The newest entry to WD's media player line sports built-in Wi-Fi and 1080p streaming.
Apple may have hit an affordable price point with its $99 Apple TV streaming set-top box, but Western Digital's new WD TV Play box comes in even lower at $70 MSRP. It's the entry-level model in WD's media player lineup and is similar in function to the now mid-range WD TV Live, minus the ability to play MPEG2 videos and DTS audio. Otherwise, the WD TV Play is able to stream popular Internet channels like Netflix and Hulu Plus, and can tap into your photos, music, and movies from other networked devices.
Carl Zeiss optics and a 90-degree field of view are both traits of Logitech's new C930e webcam.
Logitech today announced what it claims is its most advanced webcam for businesses, the "Logitech Webcam C930e" (just C930e from here on out). The C930e touts some industry first features, including an extra wide 90-degree field of view, support for the H.264 SVC and UVC 1.5 video encoding standards, and high-definition digital pan, tilt, and zoom, Logitech says.
D-Link’s strategy to get you into its MyDlink IP cameras is quite insidious. First, you buy one of the company’s low-cost cams to look at the baby in the crib. Then, you buy one to point out the front door. Pretty soon, you have a 1,000-eyed beast that would make Orwell envious.
Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung takes you behind the scenes of Dream Machine 2012
As regular readers of Maximum PC know, Dream Machine is our annual revelry of Pure PC Power. This rig is a VIP lounge for cutting-edge parts and balls-out performance, and any attempts at prudence or moderation get bounced. This year, we’ve enhanced our usual telling of the Dream Machine story with a video tour of the PC itself and videos of each individual component—all narrated by Dream Machine arbiter and deputy editor Gordon Mah Ung. Check out the videos here and click through to each component to hear Gordon do what he does best - talk about hardware.
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