This depresses me

I was perusing the Google headlines today when I came across an article on the Edison2 VLC (Very Light Car).  It’s this cool little concept that achieves incredible efficiency by making the car both very very light, and very strong. Heck, it even does away with a traditional suspension system.  Instead, the suspension all lives inside the wheels.

Random House has turned to the dark side?

Well . . . sort of–at least a little bit.  I just read an article up on i09 about RH’s new eBook-only imprints, and it sounds pretty crappy.  Also, yes, I know that Harry Potter is not published by RH (or one of its imprints).  The picture just seemed too perfect to pass up. (For those that don’t know, imprints …

How gaming makes me a better writer

I have been a pretty avid gamer most of my life.  I started with an Atari 2600 and 800xl sometime around the age of 2 or 3 (not saying I was any good), and it just sort of grew from there. I don’t just play RPGs like Mass Effect either.  I have been playing Counter-Strike since late 1999 (yes, it …

How to write good sci-fi (not fantasy)

First, I’m not dissing fantasy (I read a good bit of it, and enjoy the genre). I’m just trying to dispel the preconceived notion that sci-fi and fantasy are the same thing. They’re not. More after the break.

7 deadly sins of gaming

If you’re not a gamer, you probably won’t find this at all amusing.  However, if you ARE a gamer–you’re welcome. The 7 Deadly Sins of Online Gaming — powered by Cracked.com

Tech from my book is going to be commercially available!

Image Source: MYO Like I said in my last post, I wrote a book. It’s set somewhere around 100 years into the future, and has corresponding advances in technology. Why am I telling you this? Well, I saw this Engadget article today about the MYO armband. It senses motion and electrical impulses in your body to let you control Bluetooth …

LeVar Burton is Geordi 2.0

Levar Burton most likely just won the internet–at least for a little while. Google is working on a project called “Project Glass.”  It’s a pretty sweet piece of eye-wear that will give you a heads-up display whenever you want it.  There are so many cool applications for this, I have no idea where to start. Anyway, there’s a new contest to hand out test …

The Great Mobile War wrap-up

I’ve now reviewed the major platforms, and I’ve tried to be objective (minus that one little rant about the iPad mini–man, that thing drives me crazy).  I hope that you’ve seen that there’s something to be praised on each platform, as well something to be not so happy about.  In short: no mobile device or operating system is perfect. So, …