20 Fun Facts For Sonic The Hedgehog's 20th Birthday!
Sonic The Hedgehog, the world's fastest (and only) red-sneaker-wearing, golden ring-stealing, electric-blue placental mammal turns 20 this week! Happy Birthday! Leaving other platformers in his dust, Sonic was a speedy revelation when he first popped up on the Sega Mega…
Happy Birthday to the Mobile Phone!
The beast over to the right there is the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, which received approval from authorities exactly 25 years ago. It would have set you back US$3,995 at the time and it weighed 1.75 pounds. To give you some frame of reference, that’s the same weight as 5.3 human kidneys, 14 tennis balls, or 6.2 iPhones…
NASA celebrates its 50th Anniversary in style – with a Flash-based website.
NASA is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary with a party.
Not a crazy, balls-out, scientists running around getting naked and drunk kind of party. No. What they're having is a balls-out, online, multimedia, Flash-animated, interactive website kind of party. Rock on!
Actually, they are gonna have a real party (a 'gala', no less) later in the year ('balls-out', as yet unknown), but they really have launched an interactive, online, what-i-said-above website to celebrate, and it's really quite good. I've been playing with it for over an hour now, and it's endlessly fascinating. It really is!
I mean, I'm a sucker for pictorial versions of anything. I hate sitting down with a sheet of text and having to read it all, so an interactive, online, thingamy-what-i-said-above is a great fun way for NASA to really communicate (especially to the kids) what exactly it is they've been doing for the past 50 years.
The Remember Ring – burning that important date into your memory
If it’s ever been your misfortune to forget your anniversary, then you probably never did it again. If, however, you are a glutton for punishment, then allow me to introduce the Remember Ring…
Lego's special edition 50th anniversary 'golden brick' set
Another Lego story for today, you ask? Well, it *is* their 50th birthday, and we’re usually in the habit of being nice to OAPs, so here’s your chance to hear about their limited edition anniversary set….
Everyone's favourite geek plaything, Lego, celebrates 50th birthday today
It’s true, Google’s logo says so!
The date marks the day the Lego company filed the patent for the plastic brick, and since then they’ve produced…
Happy birthday to the CD: 25 years old today
Exactly 25 years ago today — August 17th, 1982 — Philips manufactured the first compact disc, at their factory near Hanover, Germany.
Co-developed by Philips and Sony, over 200 billion CDs have been sold in that time.
The first CD to be manufactured at the plant was “The Visitors” by ABBA, though the initial catalogue of CDs launched in November 1982 were mainly classical music recordings.
Unsurprisingly, Japan were first to see CD players and discs, with European and US consumers getting hold of the technology in March 1983.
Video: Kat talks to Karima Adebibe, model for Lara Croft in Tomb Raider franchise
On a recent chilly afternoon in London, I met up with Karima Adebibe, the 21-year old model who plays Lara Croft in the successful video game franchise, Tomb Raider. In the video interview we discuss the rigorous…
Video interview with Ian Livingstone about Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Lara Croft
I recently met up with Ian Livingstone, Creative Director of Eidos, to discuss the forthcoming Tomb Raider: Anniversary game. Set to be released on 1st June for PS2, PSP, PC and Wii, it’s a re-working of the original Tomb Raider game released in 1996 with better graphics…