Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 is available for download

Microsoft has released a Beta 2 preview of Internet Explorer 7. The article "Internet Explorer 7 Gets RSS, AJAX Infusion" by Matt Hines on eWeek.com, talks about this preview and the new features IE7 will have. The final release of Internet Explorer 7 should be during the second half of 2006. You can get the Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 preview on Microsoft's IE7 page.

Friday, January 27, 2006

PS3 to launch in November?

An article on GamesIndustry.biz says that analyst Even Wilson is predicting that PlayStation 3 will be released in November this year for North America. The article also states that Wilson could be wrong so I wouldn't buy too much into this. As a PlayStation gamer I'm glad to hear this because I thought we might have to wait until 2007 (but we may have to anyways).

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Sims 2: Open for Business expansion pack preview

Since I heard that The Sims 2 were creating an expansion pack for your Sims to open a business, I've been looking towards getting it. GameSpy.com has a preview with lots of screenshots and a trailer movie. I'm interested in what types of businesses you can open. Will it just be shops that sell clothes, food, etc (the same stuff that is already on The Sims 2 when you go downtown to shop)? In some of the screenshots on GameSpy, they show a Sim as a barber giving another Sim a haircut. What else will they have? I can't wait to get this expansion pack. I'll keep you up to date if I hear anything else about this expansion pack.

PS2: 25 To Life game is available

25 To Life for PlayStation 2 is out. It's the game where you can play as either a cop or gangster. I have not played the game yet so I'm going by other's opinions and information on gaming web sites. The screenshots on GameSpy.com look pretty good but someone told me that the game let them down. So come to your own conclusion on this game but this is one game that I'll probably get.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Government trying to spy on your Google searches

The article "Google Rebuffs Feds on Search Requests" on Yahoo talks about how the government is trying to get Google to give them data on what people are searching for. As the article mentions, this is a privacy concern and I'm glad that Google is making this stand. The article also says that many other search engines have complied to the government on this request, such as Yahoo. Microsoft didn't even acknowledge the "demand" for this information, but you can guess that they have.

What's next, chips in everyone's computer telling the government what each and every person are typing, viewing, etc. Land of the free, right. I wonder what people who actually voted for Bush are saying now. Oops, we made a mistake. No doubt.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Today is not just a holiday, it's Martin Luther King day

I think many Americans don't really know what today really is, other than just another holiday. Today is Martin Luther King day and he should be honored by everyone for what he did in his life.

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., minister, civil rights leader, intellectual, social reformer, author, recipient of countless accolades and awards, winner of the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize, parent, and charismatic leader seeking peace in the volatile social transformation taking place in America during the 1950's and 1960's - was suddenly taken from this earth at the hands of an assassin's bullet on April 4, 1968. This solitary man, within a span of thirteen years, did something that changed the way America viewed and treated a portion of its citizens, who were historically faced with racist, restrictive laws as part of their daily living. (A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)"

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

Why isn't there being more made of Bush spying on Americans?

A news article on Yahoo was talking about how President Bush just shrugged off spy program questions like it was nothing. Does anyone care about this? I know I care about my privacy, don't you? If the President is able to do this (without receiving authorization) who knows what else he has done/is doing right now. Personally I can't see how President Bush is still the President. After what he has done since he's been in office, I'm just in shock. Aren't you?

Get ready for Half-Life 2: Aftermath

Half-Life 2: Aftermath should be coming out in the next few months, hopefully sooner than that though. I'm very excited about the release. I'm getting a new computer with a really good graphics card and it has great processing speed, what else can make Half-Life 2 any better. You can view some screenshots and the trailer of Aftermath on GameSpy.com.