This is my dumping ground for quotes and other stuff relating to the wonderful world of digital & communications.
A young man who calls himself MaxSGB built a calculator in Minecraft. But this is not just any mechanical calculator: it’s entirely “mechanical” and, if it were real, would be 5 million cubic meters in size. The calculator supports “6 digit addition and subtraction, 3 digit multiplication, division and trigonometric/scientific functions.” He reduced the number of multiplication and division digits because it took too long to perform the calculations using pixelated blocks.
In an Army-backed experiment called “Power Dreaming,” Naval Hospital Bremerton in Washington State will help traumatized troops battle their nightmares — with soothing, digitally-made dreams crafted in virtual worlds. No, this is not the script for the sequel to Inception.
The research project is in its early planning and is not expected to launch until next year, a hospital spokesperson told Danger Room. But it is picking up momentum. Last week, the Army awarded almost half a million dollars to a consulting company for help developing the experiment.
Jacobs (aka Neverdie in his virtual avatar) himself bought the ‘land’ around Club Neverdie five years back for $100,000 and turned his property into one of the hottest spots in the virtual universe. It has a mall, a night club and several bio-domes that sold virtual goods and services to other players for real cash and for Jacobs, it was a business that generated him a comfortable income on autopilot.
The number of users registered for virtual world sites broke the 1 billion mark during the third quarter of this year… That’s an increase of 51 million from Q2 of 2010 and a 350 million increase from this time last year
If someone you’ve friended on Foursquare checks in somewhere in the world, you can just click the location and check in there yourself. … I have pondered why I like fake checkins so much. I like doing it for a few reasons. Part of it is the funny comments I get back from people who see the checkins on Twitter or Facebook, like a “WTF?” to a checkin at a plastic surgery center in Menlo park a couple of weeks ago. But mostly it’s just about having fun. I’m living a parallel fantasy Foursquare Life.
Club Penguin comes out top with 14.5% of the sample of EU 7-10 year olds having played it. Second place goes to Barbie Girls with 13% with Habbo in third