This month we prove that it’s not an empty promise as we gorge our geeky sides with the rebirth of the Intel Commodore 64. After poking a bit of fun at poor old Sony we then review a trio of iOS apps; The Inferno, Dragon Dictation and Flipboard. Last but not least, we go deep and discuss Natural Motion’s Bio-mechanical physics engine and the future of ARM and Intel processors.
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Commodore & Amiga enter the 21st Century
It’s not often that you can still say that, but it’s certainly true here as Commodore have reinvented themselves with the release of their new range of Commodore computers. Check out the classic C64 shell which brings some great new hardware to a nostalic classic at the Commodore USA Website.
Sony’s S1 and S2 Tablets
Join us for a speculative chat about what the Sony S1 and S2 tablets could bring to the marketplace with their integration with the PlayStation Network (assuming it ever comes back!). Check out the news story about Sony’s S1 and S2 tablets on Wired.
Mobile App Reviews
The Inferno for iPhone (£1.79): You play as Dante, the heart-broken hero of the game. With Virgil as your guide, you embark on an adventure through the circles of Hell facing fire pits, filth infested waters and frozen wastelands all in the name of love.
Dragon Dictation for iPhone / iPad (Free): Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.
Flipboard for iPad (Free): See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read. Share articles and photos, comment on posts, and like or favorite anything. Customize your Flipboard with sections created from your favorite news, people, blogs and topics.
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Code Monkey: Natural Motion and Dynamic Motion Synthesis
We talk in depth about NaturalMotion’s Dynamic Motion Synthesis (DMS) system. DMS is based on a real-time simulation of biomechanics and the motor control nervous system. As such, it has roots in biology and robot control theory. You should check out this cool video that shows off this stunning engine by watching this helpful and entertaining video.
Deep Thought: ARM / Intel Processors and the future
As if we hadn’t geeked out enough with our in-depth techie sides this show, we talk a bit about the background of the ARM processor and how it might compare with Intel processors over the coming years.
End of Show / Outro
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