The item will be up for auction on November 23 at Sotheby's in New York City, as part of an auction hosted by (Product)RED, the charity fronted by U2's Bono.
The machine is expected to go for $40,000 to $60,000 at auction. Apple showed off the Mac Pro, with its normal black design, at a live event this week in San Francisco. It will cost $2,999 and … Read more
Last year, Felix Baumgartner became the real-life version of David Bowie's "The Man Who Fell to Earth" when he took a daredevil freefall from nearly 128,000 feet above the planet's surface. The Red Bull-sponsored Stratos mission kept viewers on edge for nine breathtaking minutes.
It was exciting enough to view the external video of the freefall, but now Red Bull has released a full point-of-view video that lets you experience the jump all over again from Baumgartner's viewpoint.… Read more
Colory's Little Red Riding Hood app is a free iOS coloring book with line drawings of Red Riding Hood characters. It is likely to amuse children for a few minutes, possibly a few hours if they're passionate about coloring, but the app isn't intuitive enough for most young children and too elementary for older children.
There are 16 different line drawings that you can color in with the paintbrush palate. There are many colors to choose from, and the game gives you the option of selecting more colors from a color palette, but there isn't a … Read more
The limited edition Leica camera created by chief Apple designer Jony Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson has finally been unveiled, a little more than a year after it was first announced..
The full-frame camera, which will be sold at a charity auction on November 23, is based on Leica's M model and sports a 50mm f/2 lens. Apparently designing it turned into quite an endeavor:Hundreds of models and prototypes were made in the development of The Leica M for (Red). The body and lens ultimately being machined from a custom engineered alloy. Presented with a perfectly … Read more
Some war video games have reached an incredible level of realism and sophistication in their depiction of armed conflict. Everyday gamers can immerse themselves in the same sort of video games used to train real soldiers. The International Committee of the Red Cross wants these kinds of games to be so real as to also depict punishments for war crimes.
The ICRC is aiming to work with video game developers on integrating virtual consequences. It is especially concerned with crimes such as the use of torture during interrogation, deliberate attacks on civilians, and attacks on medical units. The organization doesn't oppose the inclusion of these acts in video games, since they happen in real life, but believes there should be penalties for players who engage in them.… Read more
It used to be that if you wanted your butt to buzz along with the action in the latest Michael Bay explosion-fest blockbuster, you had to go to a fancy theater equipped with Tremor FX seats. Now, you can enjoy the same good, good, good vibrations in the comfort of your own home.
RedSeat Entertainment has just launched Tremor FX Home using the same technology found in select high-tech movie theaters. Pulsating actuators embedded in the chair are triggered by the sounds from movies or video games.… Read more
Earthquakes, tornadoes, and meteor strikes can decimate a SimCity, but a newly released Red Cross add-on can make the healing process a bit easier.
The charitable add-on costs $9.99 (80 percent of purchase proceeds go to Red Cross programs in 10 countries) and enables city builders to place a Red Cross relief center, tents, and vehicles in their town when needed. … Read more
Need something fun to do this weekend? Electronic Arts' Humble Bundle just got even sweeter with the addition of two extra games.
In case you missed it, Electronic Arts has been offering a collection of 8 great computer video games for a little over $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), with all proceeds going to charity. Now the number of games is up to 10.
First, here's an update on contributions to the EA Humble Bundle.… Read more