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Google released the trailer for its new massively multiplayer augmented-reality game (MMOARG?) called Ingress. This is not a MMO you play on you play alone on the PC, but on your Android phone outside in the real world.
Now multi-core Android phones can be PCs too. Ubuntu for Android enables high-end Android handsets to run Ubuntu, the world’s favourite free PC desktop operating system. So users get the Android they know on the move, but when they connect their phone to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, it becomes a PC.
Sadly, you can’t get a phone with Ubuntu for Android just yet. While the idea was announced in February, no release date has been made public.
In an attempt to make brewing his small batch beer even more fun than it already is, Android hacker and home brewer Paul Carff created KegDroid, an NFC/RFID enabled smart tap for his home bar.
It is the last day of the year, so every website, tv-show and newspaper is looking back on the year 2011 and making lists. Moment of Geekiness can’t miss out on this, so we look back on the 10 most popular moments of geekiness of 2011:
10. Siri settles an argument – The launch of Siri in iOS 5 in november caused quite a few parody videos like this one.
9. The best WiFi names – In honor of WiFi day (802.11), we posted the a set of the funniest WiFi names.
8. Working with multiple computers on one desk – Given the popularity of this post, I guess most of the MoG readers have multiple computers.
7. Revenge [Minecraft Parody Music Video] – Although Minecraft was voted game of the year in 2010, it got released in november of this year. This post is also the most popular of all the geeky music videos at MoG this year.
6. Buddhist Steve Jobs – October 5th Apple CEO Steve Jobs passed away. This didn’t stop people making funny comics about Jobs.
5. 5 (+1) to customize Android – Although there are two Apple related post in this top 10, the post on customizing Android was more popular.
4. Science Geek Pick-up Lines – I haven’t heard from anyone who tested them, so I guess they don’t work that well.
3. 5 Spotify alternatives – After Spotify announced in March to further restrict the free accounts, we posted five alternatives to Spotify. I think a lot of you guys switched, because Spotify dropped the listening hours restriction.
2. Doctor Who (Mini) Episode: Time – A lot of Doctor Who fans visited MoG to watch the mini episode for Red Nose day.
1. A USB connector that works both ways – Many people seem to have problems plugging in USB cables, since this post was visited by 26000 people in one day.
Of course, you can’t look back on a year without setting a New Year’s resolution. Well, at MoG we have two; the first is 1920 x 1080 and the second is to make more posts ourselves (like 1, 3 and 5 in the list above) and to ‘steal’ less from Internet.
Happy New Year and see you in 2012!
[Image source: studioluko.nl]
Did you ever how long you would survive during a zombie apocalypse? Well, you are soon able to test this with ZOMBIES, RUN! on your iPod Touch, iPhone or Android device. In this game where players deal with the zombie apocalypse by doing some real-life running. The story comes through your headphones as you run, and more running earns you more ammo, medicine and other supplies which allows you to extend your base.
The project still needs some funding before the creators can start developing. So if you like running, adventure games and don’t like zombies you can donate via Kickstarter.
Autocorrect can really mess things up when you are texting. The guy in the video also has this problem and I think he will just call next time.
You might remember the comparison from Hunch between Mac and PC users. Now they made a comparison between Android and iPhone users. The results are shown in the infographic below:
The Linux Foundation is celebrating 20 years of Linux. For the occassion they released the infographic above, with all the major milestones, and the video below, that tell the story of how Linux came to be and what it achieved in this 20 years.
Enjoy and feel free to leave your Linux story in the comments.
[Via Linux Foundation]
Android becomes more and more popular, which means that a lot of people have phone that looks the same as yours. Luckily, Android is really flexible and allows you to change the look and feel of your phone. This article will help you with that.
1. LauncherPro (Plus)
LauncherPro is a homescreen replacement, which means you can replace you default homescreen of Android. The nice thing about LauncherPro is that it is easy to modify. For instance you can select the number of screens, so you don’t get stuck with 5 screens HTC and/or Google decided for you. LauncherPro also lets you modify the dock (the bar in the bottom). This means you can give it another skin and add your own icons. The paid version ($2.99), LauncherPro Plus, adds a couple of Sense like widgets and gives you the possibility to resize your widgets.
2. Minimalistic text.
Minimalist text is a widget that displays information in a minimalistic way. It can be configured to show time, data, battery and weather information. The best thing about this widget is that you can make your own layouts in a layout editor. It also supports 15 different languages.
3. Desktop Visualizer
This widget makes shortcuts or widgets on your homescreen. Of course, this alone is nothing special; this is a feature that comes with Android. What makes it special is the possibility to use other icons and even pictures out you gallery to visualize the shortcut. This way you can put screen wide pictures of your loved ones on your homescreen or make a mosaic of pictures linking to your favourite apps.
4. WidgetLocker Lockscreen
This app gives you the possibility to customize your lockscreen. It allows you to add Android widgets to your lockscreen, which not only make it look better but also puts your information one button away. Another nice thing is that you can customize the slider; you can give another skin or add other functions to slider (like starting the camera)
5. SiMi Clock
Simi Clock is a minimalistic clock widget. The app has many customization options, so it fits almost every theme. It also includes a weather widget and a battery widget with the same minimalistic look.