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I’m still blogging

It’s been a while since my last blogpost, not because I’ve stopped blogging, but because I will devote my preciouse time on my Norwegian blog. There will be new posts here, but not as frequently as earlier.

There’s only 24 hours in a day, and I will use some of them to make my Norwegian blog better, since that’s my native langauge.

Apple iPhone 4

Steve Jobs presentet Apples new iPhone 4 at the WWDC 2010. The new iPhone with iOS 4 looks good and have great specs, and even smaller than the iPhone 3GS.

Some of the specs:

  • Video recording, HD (720p) @ 30 fps
  • 5-megapixel still camera
  • 960-by-640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
  • Retina display
  • Sensors: Three-axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor
  • 16GB or 32GB flash drive

For more specs, check Apple.com. Apple have done well with the previously versions of the iPhone and with the updated specs, I think the new version will sell real well too. In USA the iPhone will cost you $599 (16GB) and $699 (32GB) with a AT/T contract, available from June 24.

Not everything went well on Steve Jobs presentation. The iPhone wouldn’t connect to the Internet since there was so many WiFi users in the same room. You can watch that YouTube clip bellow. To watch Jobs complete keynote at WWDC 2010, goto Apple.com.

The video under shows Apple iPhone 4 Design Video.

Source: Gizmodo.com and Apple.com

Retro Gamer #76

 I’m very late with this, since the next issue if Retro Gamer is allready out. But this is some of the things you can read in issue 76 of Retro Gamer:

  • Back to the Eighties – May 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – November 1992
  • Digital Dreams: How Microsoft plans to bring back the arcades of old
  • Axes to Grind: The Legend of Golden Axe
  • The Making of… Strider
  • The Classic Game: Chrono Trigger
  • From the Archives: Traveller’s Tale
  • The Making of… Vib-Ribbon
  • The 25 Best 8-bit Arcade Conversions of All Time
  • The Making of… Rogue
  • Retroinspection: Apple II
  • The Making of… Trailblazer and Cosmic Causeway

The latest issue (and backissues) can be bought at Imagineshop.co.uk.

Pac-Man 30th anniversary

 

On May 22, 1980 Namco released Pac-Man to the Japanese arcades. The game was a great success, and after 30 years, we still play Pac-Man. The game have been converted and ported to every videogame format under the sun. Everybody knows about Pac-Man and it was an icon of the 1980s popular culture. I have found memories about the game, and still fancy it today.

To celebrate Pac-Man’s 30th anniversary, Google made their logo a playable Pac-Man game. You can watch a YouTube-video I made playing the game.

President Obama speaks at the Correspondents’ Dinner


Every year the president of USA invites the journalists that works at the White House Correspondents’ Association to the Correspondents’ Dinner which was held on May 1st, 2010. President Barack Obama makes fun of journalists, politicians and himself.

Under you can se Obama’s speech and Jay Leno’s monologue at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. The videos are from CNN International’s YouTube-channel.

Presitent Barack Obama’s speech

Jay Leno’s monologue

LEGO Tower – Contructing a Guinness World Record

If you have enough LEGO bricks, you can set a world record. But you need around 500.000 of them. A new Guinness World Record was set in Oslo, Norway on April 24th, 2010. The new LEGO tower record is 30.22 meters tall and beat the record from Munich last year by 25cm.

I recorded a video, which you can watch bellow, when they placed the LEGO modules onto the tower. Pretty amazing.

Photo & video: Frank Eivind Rundholt (Creative Commons)

Retro Gamer #75

I like old videogames, that’s why I like to read Retro Gamer. This is what you can read in the latest issue of Retro Gamer #75:

  • Back to the Eighties – April 1988
  • Back to the Nineties – October 1992
  • The Making of… The Addams Family
  • The Classig Game – REZ
  • Retro Shamer: The Scout Steps Out
  • From the Archives – Tynesoft
  • The Making of… Road Blasters
  • Dizzy’s Eggshellent Adventures
  • The Unconverted
  • Retroinspection: Famicom Disk System
  • Why You Must Play… Wonderboy In Monster Land
  • In the Chair with John Romero

Retro Gamer can be bought from ImagineShop.co.uk.