That would be 1939 classic "The Wizard of Oz," which a team of 12 Lego builders has turned into a marvelous 3D plastic diorama that includes just about every scene in the film, including a rotating tornado.
An application that allows the user to download music for free is an incredibly valuable tool for any music lover, as there are only a few of these available on the market. Music Wizard allows the user to search for music and download it, just like Napster did over a decade ago. While its user interface is not the most feature-filled or most beautifully designed, the app works well.
Music Wizard requires no registration or extra advanced settings during the installation. It quickly opens and doesn't lag or stall. It is fast and functional. The user interface consists of … Read more
Temple Run Oz (iOS | Android) is another movie-themed version of the mega-popular running game, but just like Temple Run Brave, the developers managed to add enough original content to make it worth your money.
In Temple Run Oz, you play as Oz while attempting to outrun the evil flying baboons from "Oz the Great and Powerful." Like Temple Run 2, you'll need to swipe to jump, turn, and slide under obstacles and you can tilt to move Oz from side to side on the path. But with this themed remake, the scenery has been completely redesigned to … Read more
A full-featured disk management utility is something most experienced Windows users need, whether it's to add and format a new hard drive, configure a USB drive, or copy partitions or whole drives and move them to new drives. MiniTool Partition Wizard is a powerful but easy-to-use partition manager that does all that and much more, and it's free, too. It supports FAT, NTFS, EXT, and Linux Swap file systems, and all hard-disk types recognized by Windows, including RAID arrays. It's also compatible with both MBR and GPT partition tables. Partition Wizard supports hard disks of up to … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Pitchfork's People's List polls readers for the best albums of the last 15 years.
- The new rise of a summer hit: Tweet It Maybe.
- How Murder by Death became the No. 3 most successful Kickstarter music campaign ever.
- The Internet has finally met its match: Avril Lavigne engaged to Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger.
So all you want is to put some nice frames around some nice pictures so they'll look nice, right? You don't want Layers or Vectors or Sampling; you just want to...OK, we've been through all that, and we hear you. So did ABB Helmond. Its PictureFrame Wizard does what you want: it puts good-looking digital frames around your (we hope) good-looking snaps to make something nice enough for your desktop or an album or a special e-mail greeting. That's all.
But that includes automatic date labeling, image tools like resizing and color correction and enhancement, … Read more
Hero Academy is a fun and addictive fantasy-themed combat-strategy game in which you play short, asynchronous turns against friends (through GameCenter or Facebook) or randomly matched opponents.
Each game is a face-off between two teams trying to advance and destroy the other team's fragile "crystals," with combatants moving horizontally or vertically across a small, chessboard-style grid. You have a "hand" of six tiles that you draw from a limited deck -- including new units, such as knights and wizards, and temporary and permanent power-ups, such as shields and healing potions. Each turn, you have to … Read more
Ascomp's BackUp Maker is a free data backup solution for Windows. It automatically backs up your files and folders on schedule or when something changes, and it can create new backups or add changes to existing backups. It doesn't create system images, so it can't restore your entire system, though Windows Backup already does that. What it's best for is backing up critical files and folders on a daily basis. BackUp Maker Standard Edition is fully functional freeware that displays a nag screen at startup and when backups complete.
BackUp Maker's user interface shows prominent … Read more
Pottermore has finally opened its gates, allowing Harry Potter fans to enter the previously forbidden and potentially forboding Web site.
Initially available for just a select number of users, the site is now inviting anyone to register to gain access. The process may be slow, however. A Pottermore insider blog explained that it plans to activate a steady stream of registrations but said that people may not get access right away
Potter fans can currently find both e-books and audiobooks of all seven books in the series.
But full access to the site will offer more, including interactive tours of … Read more
We've never been very good at chess, but that doesn't mean we can't recognize a good chess game when we see it, and Chess Wizard definitely fits that description. Although the game's graphics are nothing to get excited about, serious chess players will love its huge variety of features.
The game's interface is plain, with menus and a toolbar across the top and a one-dimensional chessboard. Chess Wizard has 10 levels of difficulty, ranging from "peabrain" to "overwhelming," and you can select from a variety of handicaps. We set our level … Read more