Notch and Microsoft: The Minecraft Deal

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Minecraft and it’s studio, Mojang, will be owned by Microsoft soon for $2.5 billion. Upon Microsoft’s confirmation, a lot of people panicked. Minecraft is a very popular game available on all platforms: iOS, PC, Xbox, Android, and PlayStation, and this deal might create a lot of changes.

Microsoft accordingly stated that there’s no reason for fearing the deal that’s about to take place as Microsoft will still allow the game to be available for everyone, and although Microsoft will be paying for the intellectual; property of Minecraft, they were not able to get the creator of the game: Markus “Notch” Persson. He is leaving Mojang along with Mojang CEO Carl Manneh, and Mojang co-founder Jakob Porser.

It was Notch himself who went to Microsoft and strike a deal. As Mojang became a globally significant company, its status became too much to handle for Notch as he was only trying to work on smaller projects. He just can’t handle the pressure of owning Minecraft anymore. He did not expect that the game would grow and become this popular.

Notch is more than contented to go back to his small web

"It's not about the money. It's about my sanity."

“It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.”

experiments, and according to him: “If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately.”

Moto 360: It’s Time

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thepentiums:

wow… something that would rival Apple Watch!

Originally posted on Agents Tech:

When the three Android Wear watches were introduced, the Moto 360 stood out: premium leather strap, oblique glass, and a circular design – the first Android wear device sporting a round face.

A circular face is more watch-like, and that’s one of the reasons why Motorola chose this design for their Moto 360. Sure, there are analogue watches having a square face, but the Moto 360’s round face stood amidst the number of square smartwatches introduced to the world.

The materials used to create the Moto 360 were chosen carefully to make that “Whoa!” impression: a housing made of stainless steel and glass, and a leather strap coming from a sophisticated tannery and in Chicago. The Moto 360 is a smartwatch which is comfortable when you are wearing it, and its leather strap is better than the rubber strap of the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live

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Apple Watch: First Impressions

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thepentiums:

I am looking forward to 2015!

Originally posted on techreviewdotcom:

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So its been a few days since the Apple Watch was reviled. It will come in 3 editions, the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport and the Edition.

My thoughts as soon as i saw it were mainly to do with design, both inside and out. It is Apple after all, and I would of thought after seeing what the competitors are bring out, they would have done something special. Maybe a round face like the Moto 360? The watch seems a little thick and when viewing all your apps, it just looks messy. and although the fact it comes in a variety of colors, it doesn’t change my opinion of a poor design. Though it does have a variety of watch faces. Flicking up from the bottom is an easy way to get to your most important apps. From there you can swipe left to go from…

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iPhone and iPad welcomes Apple Watch to Appleville

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Heads up Apple lovers, the new Apple Watch is coming to apple watchtown! Pricing from $349, the new Apple Watch will be available in early 2015. This new gadget from Apple showcases a brand new and different interface, totally unlike the iPad and the iPhone. Its look is completed by what is called the “digital crown”, which can be turned when scrolling through a list, zooming a map in and out, or just simply press it and you’ll back  to your home screen.

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Just simply press the “digital crown” and you’re back to your home screen

According to Tim Cook, the Apple Watch can be worn all day everyday, and in all occasion. The Apple Watch has three styles: The Apple Watch Edition which has an 18-karat gold finish, Apple Watch in silver, and Apple Watch Sport. The straps come in a variety of colors, and materials which includes both leather and plastic. They are interchangeable too. This new Apple Watch also comes in two sizes: the female and male versions.

RAISE HELL & BE A KNOCKOUT with Skullcandy Women

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thepentiums:

cool! I’ve been planning to get one of these myself!

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Have you had a chance to check out the new Skullcandy Women’s line? Solidly functional and relentlessly forward, Skullcandy’s products are designed to actually fit women and what we want!

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The new collection includes three different styles, the Knockout, the Bombshell, and the Dime, and comes in three different color ways- a crisp robin blue, a not so simple black including some badass studs, quilted leather, and geometric details, and a floral pattern inspired by professional snowboarder Kimmy Fasani and professional surfer Leila Hurst.

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This floral pattern is pretty unique, including personal touches from both athletes, such as flowers handpicked from each of their hometowns, triumph motorcycles, a favorite of Leila’s, and vintage trucks, a love of Kimmy’s.

Still not sold? Skullcandy Women’s line says “if you believe that products for women shouldn’t just be coated in a can of pink paint, then you’re in the right…

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Fidelio M2L: created by Philips, exlusively for the Lightning port

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After Apple bought Beats months ago, people started talking about seeing headphones bearing the Apple logo very soon. Headphones that would directly connect to the digital Lightning port of an iPad or iPhone instead or the old boiring headphone jack. But oddly enough, Philips beat Apple to the core when they introduced the new Fidelio M2L ear goggles for iOS device, definitely a new Lightning-friendly headphone from Philips.

What’s so special about a pair of headphones exclusively designed for your iPad or iPhone? Sound Quality of course. By using and directly connecting to the digital Lightning port, the usual process of converting the digital sound to an anlogue signal that takes place inside an analogue phone jack, happens inside the new headphones instead. Gone is the process of sending the analogue signal through the long cable of the headphone.

The new Philips Fidelio M2L will be available in December for €250 (about £200). The Fidelio M2L also has a 40-millimeter magnetic neodymium speaker drivers with a closed back design, which will definitely enhance the bass performance.