Wannabe gangsters take note: Rockstar have officially announced that the next installment in their mega-popular, super-controversial crime video game series is on its way. Grand Theft Auto V will be a full new title (not a GTA IV add-on pack...
The full, bewildering explanation of that headline is as follows. A 1997 documentary entitled Area 51: Alien Interview featured the sketch reproduced below, which some people on the internet on a slow news day like today, have taken to be a representation of the Xbox 360 logo (inset).
The sketch portrays the supposed events of November 4, 1697, when the people of Hamburg saw "two glowing wheels" in the sky and, presumably, got a bit annoyed because they were hoping to get a Wii for Christmas not an Xbox 360.
We don't believe this to be a true version of events. The Xbox 360 logo was actually...
Well, this is a big waste of everyone's time. The Entertainment Retailers Association has launched a new logo that purports to indicate to consumers whether or not a store sells MP3s, as opposed to DRM-ed WMA files. They're calling it "MP3 Compatible".
To start with, 7Digital, Play.com, HMV and a few other download stores will use the logo on their sites, but the ERA are hoping that makers of digital music players will start using it too. Except they won't. Because almost every device that plays music already supports MP3, so it doesn't really need to be labelled...
Unfortunately on the designer's site there's not much information about these logos which have been web 2.0-ified, but need we know any more details than what that little Photoshop collage can provide?!
There's about 60-odd logos which are instantly recognisable to most people, which have been put through various filters in imaging...
According to recent research by Digital UK, the independent body implementing the UK’s switch to digital TV, there are too many electrical retailers giving poor information about the digital switchover.
Their research found that, while 69% of stores were using the 'digital tick' logo, only 32% could accurately explain it. 56% of stores couldn't explain what would happen to analogue recorders at switchover, while only 27% ran a postcode check on their customers' reception options.
Arcam has introduced their Muso range of speakers, designed to match their Solo Music and Movie Systems.
Each Muso speaker is a compact, stylish mini monitor, while the Logo is a discreet but powerful subwoofer. Each sold separately, it's possible to build up a home cinema system, from stereo right up to full 5.1 Surround Sound.
The speakers are constructed using damped aluminium and steel enclosures, with the very latest driver technology.
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Around Shiny Towers we love 26-year-old entrepreneur Ben Way something silly, and it's not just because we used to share an office with him. No, it's for his great schemes, like this new un' he launched via Facebook today.
We already know how horrible the Lisa-Simpson-performing-fellatio-esque 2012 London Olympics logo is, but Ben hates it for a different reason - because of the sponsors, Lloyds TSB being one of them. He is pledging £1 of his own money (he was a millionaire at 15, so can definitely afford it), for every person who signs up via...
Kat's already had her say about the London 2012 logo, which has been commonly acclaimed as a design that would've been better left as a 1980s MTV channel ident. But now things have gone from bad to worse for the poor logo.