You as of a year ago on Facebook
Bringing an online alternative to the term “blast from the past,” Pastpost presents all your facebook activity on the same day, one year previous. All those smileys that plagued your statuses, those wonderful photos, memories of a time when everyone was much more positive in the realms of the social network. Jason England
Twitter sued after super-injunction revelations.
So, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard a lot about ‘super-injunctions’ recently. They’re essentially expensive court-orders that you can take out to stop the press from reporting on something. A couple of weeks ago a mysterious twitter account emerged revealing the details of some particularly juicy super-injunctions. Lots of people...
LA Noire (Xbox 360/PS3)
Many reviewers have compared this to Heavy Rain; but a game that deliberately diverts any kind of ‘interactive movie’ makes such a title the complete opposite. As an WW2 veteran-turned-cop rising through the ranks, this combines the period charm of mad-men (Phelps is played by Aaron Staton after all), with a vast palette of gameplay options; taking a dash of CSI with a more fluid...
Terraria is a small indie game developed by a team of 3 people. The game is essentially a 2D Minecraft, players dig, craft and fight. The gameplay is extraordinarily addictive as you dig to find new and better resources to create better items and develop your base. The game features a more RPG like system than Minecraft which everyone seems to be comparing it to with bosses and world events....
PlayStation 0 - 2 Hackers
If you were apart of the minority of incredibly lucky PSN users who managed a couple of hours of gaming time yesterday, then you may have noticed a few additional glitches today. That’s considering, of course, that you gained full access and successfully managed to change your password in the first place. The PSN network is down again, this comes after only days of Sony attempting to put...
Facebooks in the name game.
Apparently existing on our computer screens 24 hours a day just isn’t enough for Facebook. Now it’s infiltrating its way into our lives in a more enhanced way, as an Israeli couple have named their kid ‘Like.’ Israeli news sources report that Lior and Vardit Adler are proud parents of a bouncing baby girl, who was named after the Facebook ‘Like’ button! The parents said that they were looking to...
The Death of Horror
Boo! All I want is a good scare and recent cinema has just left me disappointed, yearning for the terror I experienced as a child watching some of my first Horror films. Modern horror films are a disgrace and simply let down the legacy of scary flicks. There is no subtlety anymore, everything is so obvious and cliché, Paranormal Activity might have had theatres screaming in terror but to grizzled...
I’ll be honest, I’m not much of a gamer. I probably play games less than the other NRM writers. However, I’ve following the PSN hacking story and this morning got an email from Sony. It was all perfectly pleasant, I was told the the PSN is starting to come back, there’s a few steps I need to take, and they’re even giving me some free games and a month’s...
Porn stash found at Bin Laden's compound
People have needs…and he was no exception. In a time of remaining clear of interconnectivity, watching yourself give speeches and filling up 2.7 terabytes of data, even Osama Bin Laden got a little too bored one day. The Navy SEALS of the May 2 raid announced their finding of “fairly extensive collection of modern, electronically recorded video” of a pornographic nature. No...
The End of Computers: Infographic of the week.
A little REM homage, through an informative graphic we picked up on our many hours of procrastination. It delves into Moore’s law of technology becoming smaller and more sophisticated with age, and details this progression over the history of the computer. Spanning from the humble beginnings in the late fifties, to the future of DNA computing (leading to an ‘iRobot’ style...
Tyler, the Creator- Goblin Review
Goblin comes straight at you and punches you in the ears as you’ve come to expect from Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future. This is the group’s first commercial release but Tyler has managed to maintain his credibility and unique style. Ghoulish beats and nihilistic lyrics haunt almost every track of this second instalment in Tyler’s conceptual solo work. This dark journey through the psyche of...
Facebook's 'Press Enter To Post Comment'
It’s often futile to complain about Facebook changing. However, sometimes I can’t help but have a moan. Facebook recently changed their comments system, and it’s irritated me more than any other change. The new concept that you can simply press Enter to post your comment, has led to many a deleted comment, or hasty explanation. I know I could press shift+enter but it just...
Their latest self titled album, released 26/4/2011, is a peaceful collection of sweet little melodies from the Californian rockers. Unlike their epic song ‘Boston’, this album’s songs feel light hearted and cheerful. After listening a few times a feeling comes to mind; that the band have found their sound and are comfortably writing in it. Question is, are any of these songs...
Twitter responds to Osama's death.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but, Osama Bin Laden died. Of course you’ve heard, this has been quite the major event. As with all major events these days, particularly deaths, the socials networks went crazy. Today Twitter released it’s statistics from last night. Just before President Obama made his speech, Twitter users were generating around 5,000 tweets per second....
How far will the Internet go?
The Kajimoto Laboratory at the University of Electro-communications, have successfully created a device which allows users to transmit the feeling of a kiss, via the Internet. This miraculous device can be placed into the mouth, and incorporates software that memorizes the movement of your tongue sending signals to the other connected device, which in turn moves accordingly. But isn’t this...
Support acts at gigs.
Recently I went to see my favourite band, Underoath, perform a gig in Sheffield. Full of excitement I met the band backstage with a photo and autographs. I thought my night was perfect, until the support acts. First support were a local band, who enjoyped running on the spot and playing their set with their backs to us. Second support were Devil Sold His Soul, a tight band who make amazing...