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Attention Folding@Home Fans, Sony recently released plans to update the mass distributed protein researching software to version 2.1.  According to Noam Rimon, Sr. Development Manager SCEA R&D, an update will soon be available to the program.

What are these fancy new features you ask, Feed Readers?  Seems the update will include:

  • Shutdown timer
  • Background Music Player

No exact date has been announced for the update, but Sony says it should be available soon.  When available, Folding@Home participants will be asked to update to version 2.1 upon start up.

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Dubai, known for it's extravagant real estate properties and oil money, has officially made themselves the coolest Emirate of all seven of the United Arab Emirates by deciding to build a real life Jurassic Park.

The Park, named "Restless Planet" will have Dinosaur animatronics designed by Tokyo-based (natch!) team Kokoro and will be housed in a 75 meter dome. 

Their website boasts it to be "the world's ultimate theme ride back into the mists of time."

From the information provided, there seems to be plans for a monorail that would take you through the Jurassic Jungle. TheFeed just hopes it isn't as lame as the Jaws shark on the Universal Studios Tour.  Which tourists still scream at every time, seriously, come on people!  Who didn't see that coming two tram cars ahead? 

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Back in 1999 a movie was released that mostly flew under the radar. Only appreciated in small circles of nerds, it didn't really find mass-market appeal, but was a chilling look into a possible future of the world.

The movie was The Matrix and although you've probably never seen it, it involved the human race being enslaved in a virtual reality version of real life while being harvested for energy like batteries.

Japanese scientists have just achieved the first step toward the eventual enslavement of mankind. They have created a system where a player can control an avatar in Second Life purely by the power of thought.

Get used to Second Life, after we're all rigged up to the robotic mainframe it will be the only life we know.

Currently, our future looks bleak as we would only be able to control the avatar's walking, but researchers hope to be able to eventually allow for complicated gestures and as much functionality as possible. Ideally to help disabled people control the "game".

PinkTentacle.com: Brain-computer interface for Second Life

Web-Based Photoshop Express Coming

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Posted September 11, 2007 - By bleahy

Photoshop might just be the most pirated program there is. Chances are, outside of an office, you don't know anyone who's actually purchased it.

Soon users will be able to access a flash-based web version of Photoshop, titled Photoshop Express. The stripped down version of the image editing software will presumably focus on touching up digital photos.

We will bring you more information when it surfaces.

Jack Nack's Adobe Blog: "Photoshop Express" RIA sneak-peeked today

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That Seth Green is a demented genius and a nerd, which takes him from being simply cool and elevates him to super cool status. Now, he’s going to do something so cool it could make Hoth look like Tatooine in comparison.

On June 17th at 10 p.m. Robot Chicken is taking a trip to a galaxy far, far away in the 30 minute special, Robot Chicken: Star Wars!

What’s more, George Lucas and Mr. Luke Skywalker, Mark Hamill are both going to be in it (as well as long list of celebs including Conan O'Brien, Hulk Hogan and Breckin Meyer), probably doing twisted renditions of all your favorite scenes and poking fun at the Star Wars universe in general.

This thing is going to be more badass than when Luke blew up the Death Star… the first time… that exhaust vent was only two meters long! 

Yahoo News: Lucas, Hamill reunite for "Star Wars" spoof

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Floating Billboards

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Posted February 9, 2007 - By Eugene Morton

Advertising has sort of hit a dead end, don't you think? Don't get me wrong. There are still a bunch of clever and entertaining ones on billboards, on TV and everywhere else you can think of, but they all just feel like the same old thing sometimes.

Thank goodness someone has finally pushed advertising to the next level by patenting the Air Genie, a 41,000 square foot, floating sphere that's supposed to be filled with almost 800,000 cubic feet of helium and covered in thirty six million dollars worth of LED screens. Now, that's advertising!

Engadget.com: Air Genie LED-video airship patented

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Jeff Bridges is signed on to play alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow in the movie version of the 1963 Marvel Comic series?Iron Man. Bridges, best known for his role as 'The Dude' in the modern day classic The Big Lebowski, will be playing a character of a different?nature?in the newest?of the comic book-to-film adaptation from Marvel. His role in this film, which is currently in pre-production, will be as friend, confidant, and corporate and life advisor to billionaire industrialist Tony Stark, played by Downey Jr.

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Tenspotting Launches

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Posted December 12, 2006 - By Stephen Johnson

Hey, are you tired of getting to web things late? You know, not hearing about some cool new time-waster until everyone else is already on it and over it?

Well I've got the perfect thing for ya. Attack of the Show's own Gavin Purcell has just launched an amazing website that combines the joys of social networking with the fun of creating pop-culture top ten lists.

Here's how tenspotting.com works: Users submit and edit top ten lists of movies, videogames, tv shows,?llamas, recipes or whatever, and the results are aggregated with other users lists, resulting in an authoritative master list of the top ten best whatevers. Fun, right?

The site is in its infancy, so now is your chance to get in early as a tenspotting O.G.

Tenspotting.com

Boo!

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Posted October 26, 2005 - By Chickytown

Halloween is almost here. Our treat for you is a Halloween minisite with articles (check out the X-Play Zombie article), video, and a schedule of G4's Halloween programming.

We're even working on what may be quite possibly the world's dumbest Podcast--a candy tasting tour de force sure to make you regret that Podcasting was ever invented.

We've started a photo gallery, but we need y'all to help. Submit photos of your best costumes, your greatest pumpkin carving achievements and really anything Halloweeny that you've made, worn or eaten or uh whatever and we'll put as many as we can up for the whole world to marvel at.

 

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Welcome

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Posted September 22, 2005 - By nonG4user

To the G4 Blog!!

You will peer deep into our convulted minds through this portal of doom.

I hope you would like it.


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