‘Max Payne 3′ Bullet Time Makes You Feel Like an Action Hero
If you were the right age in the late 90s, movies left a real impression on you. Think The Matrix; it was the first introduction to bullet-timing to most American audiences.
In 2001, Max Payne brought that same slowed-down, action element to gaming audiences. Game developers Remedy said they were inspired by John Woo’s movies and The Matrix.
Now with Max Payne 3, the game brings bullet time back in a beautiful way. Rockstar says it’s a way to turn the gameplay into almost an art, as you slow down Max in dramatic ways to get epic level kills…
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In a truly awful job market, employees will put up with all manner of indignities managers subject them to. When things are OK, people start to stand up for themselves and walk away, confident in their prospects. That’s why it may be good news for the economy that the number of people who quit their jobs surpassed the amount of layoffs in February.
CNBC cites the government’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, which says quitters made up 51 percent of total job separations that month…
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A few years ago, we ran a post about the secret and kind of awesome way to do some shopping at Costco without purchasing a membership. Just give a member you know some cash and have them pick up a gift card (Costco Cash Card) for you. Great system if your nearest Costco is far away, or you just don’t go often enough to justify joining. In theory, anyway. Justin took the advice in our post, but was turned away at the door by an employee who wasn’t aware that a cash card entitled him to enter the store…
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3 Tips for Effective Social Media Contests
Curt Finch is the founder and CEO of Journyx, a company that offers time-tracking and resource management software. Connect with him and Journyx on Facebook and Twitter.
Justin Palmer of Palmer Web Marketing has run dozens of social media contests for his clients, and gaining “likes” and “followers” is something he does with relative ease. So, for any company that wants to run a social media contest to gain new business, Justin has the following advice: Don’t.
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According to Palmer, contests and giveaways are effective at bolstering social stats, like the number of followers…
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Apple Rebuffs Federal Charges About Ebook Price Fixing
Apple rejected the Department of Justice’s claim that it colluded with publishers to raise ebook prices, according to multiple reports.
An Apple rep told Reuters and The Wall Street Journal that the DOJ’s charges were “simply not true.” Apple rep Natalie Kerris told both publications that, “the launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry.”
Kerris could not be reached for further comment…
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Facebook Now Syncs Timeline and Email Addresses
Facebook has introduced a new initiative that automatically syncs your Timeline address and your Facebook email address.
The program, which will be rolling out over the next few weeks, means that if your Timeline address is facebook.com/janesmith.19, then your Facebook email address will be email@example.com. Anyone who already selected an email address will be unaffected.
Facebook reps could not be reached for comment on the move. The impetus for greater email and profile integration could be driven by Google+, which is heavily interlaced with Gmail…
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Today’s Top Stories: Apple Rejects Ebook Price Fixing Charge, Google Announces Stock Split
Welcome to this morning’s edition of “First To Know,” a series in which we keep you in the know on what’s happening in the digital world. Today, we’re looking at three particularly interesting stories.
Apple Dismisses Ebook Price Fixing Charge
Apple has rejected DOJ’s accusation of collusion, claiming it’s “simply not true”. “The launch of the iBookstore in 2010 fostered innovation and competition, breaking Amazon’s monopolistic grip on the publishing industry,” said an Apple spokesman in a statement…
Sophos Virus Removal Tool is slow, but free
The Virus Removal Tool is extremely easy to use, with no settings to configure, no scan modes to figure out: it’s purely about on-demand full system scans. But this simplicity does mean you should be able to install the program and run it alongside just about any other security suite, as there’s no real-time access component to cause conflicts…
If my language is as foreign as Klingon, try TranslateClient 6.0.618
One desktop tool for Windows users worth checking out is TranslateClient 6.0.618, which gives you translation services from within any open application, including your web browser. The free version provides services from Microsoft Translator, while a paid-for Pro version adds Google Translator as well as a number of other additional options…
That JetBlue Pilot Who Freaked Out Was Indicted
Troubles keep piling up for the JetBlue pilot who melted down last month. Not only was he suspended, but now he’s been indicted. In a federal court in Texas, he was charged with interfering with a flight crew.
According to CNN, court documents say the pilot “did knowingly and willingly interfere and attempt to interfere with the performance of the duties of a flight crew member and flight attendant.”
Last week, the U.S. attorney’s office suggested the pilot — who was wrestled to the ground by passengers after he started ranting and raving — is possibly mentally incompetent and may not be able to comprehend the charges he faces…
Kaleidoscope, An App for Curated Street-Style Fashion, Arrives on iPhone
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.
Quick Pitch: A curated feed of street-style images for your iPhone or Android phone.
Genius Idea: Human curators help you shop products similar to those featured in the feed.
Another fashion discovery app? Really now?
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