Archive for June 2012

MapleSEA celebrates its 7th anniversary at Funan

MapleSEA, the localized version of MapleStory, is celebrating its 7th anniversary this weekend with a carnival at Funan DigitaLife Mall. Local MapleSEA fans can articipate in thematic booth activities and challenging quests to win special prizes and premiums, or challenge others on stage through exciting games and stand to win attractive in-game credits.

The two-day celebration will also feature special sales for exclusive in-game items and sneak peeks of the much anticipated Demon Slayer class which will be launched in July 2012. There will also be an official ceremony with the developers to mark the launch of Legends and the 7th Birthday of MapleSEA. Visit the event website for more info.

If you are a MapleSEA player, be sure not to miss out the celebration.

Google applies for several Generic Top Level Domains

When ICANN gives green lights to Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), we knew that big companies will definitely apply for the gTLD of their trademark. Which is no surprise when Google announced that they have applied for several gTLD like .google and .youtube.

According to the blog article by Vint Cerf, Google Chief Internet Evangelist and one of “the fathers of the Internet”, Google has decided to submit applications for new gTLD. The gTLD falls into 4 category.

Google’s trademarks, like .google
Domains related to Google’s core business, like .docs
Domains that will improve user experience, such as .youtube, which can increase the ease with which YouTube channels and genres can be identified
Domains that are interesting and creative potential, such as .lol

It would be a challenge for Google to apply for .docs. I’m pretty sure they aren’t the only company eye-ing on that gTLD.

But the most interesting gTLD example is .lol. Is Google really going to register .lol or is this just a example? And if Google really register .lol, what will they do with it? Their April’s Fools jokes?

Creative announced Sound Blaster Axx

Creative recently announced the Sound Blaster Axx. Well, they are not sound cards. The Sound Blaster Axx is actually a line of wireless Bluetooth speaker.

Looks pretty interesting. Especially the Omni directional speaker and noise canceling microphone. But will lesser and lesser people making phone calls nowadays, I’m not sure if a lot of people want to invest on a good speaker at home.

The Creative Sound Blaster Axx comes in 3 models, ABX 8, ABX 10 and ABX 20, and cost S$129, S$199 and S$279 respectively. The Sound Blaster Axx will begin shipping from end June onwards.

Google Glasses on trampoline video

OK, we have enough teasers of photos taken using Google Glasses. Here’s the first public video that is taken from the Google Glasses.

OK, we got the point that with Google Glasses, you can take videos and pictures handsfree. But here’s the thing. You can also do similar thing with a GoPro camera mounted on a helmat. Right?