Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31.
Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses”, carving Jack-o’-lanterns, reading scary stories and watching horror movies. Irish immigrants carried versions of the tradition to North America in the nineteenth century. Other western countries embraced the holiday in the late twentieth century. Halloween is celebrated in several countries of the Western world, most commonly in the United States, Canada, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom and occasionally in parts of Australia. In Sweden the All Saints’ official holiday takes place on the first Saturday of November.
Video: Halloween Awakening by Mark and Gigi.
Sony Opens Up Official PlayStation Channel on YouTube.
Sony has opened an official page on YouTube, where videos on all things PlayStation will reside.
You'll find the latest videos about your favorite PlayStation products direct from Sony Computer Entertainment, as well as consumer generated clips from other PlayStation fans. The slick PS-themed page promises "the latest videos about your favorite PlayStation products" including new game trailers, behind-the-scenes footage, in-game moments, tips and tricks and exclusive sneak peeks".
Website: YouTube Sony Playstation.
Apple Releases New MacBook and MacBook Pro.
Apple has updated its MacBook family notebook with the release of the new 13 inch MacBook and the new 15 inch MacBook Pro. Priced at $1,200 upwards, these new advanced notebooks feature all-metal enclosures that makes it durable, pro-performance notebook graphics, the bright and instant-on LED-backlit displays, and a glass Multi-Touch trackpad. Apple also claims that these new notebooks are their greenest notebooks that meets Energy Star 4.0, EPEAT Gold, and RoHS environmental standards. Apple’s new MacBook and MacBook Pro are powered by NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory, a built-in iSight camera, and Mini DisplayPort to connect with the Apple LED Cinema Display. Other features include 8x slot-loading SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW), a 160GB or a 250GB 5400-rpm Serial ATA hard disk drive, up to 4GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM, and a 2.0GHz or 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed (1066MHz front side bus).
New Apple’s 24-inch LED Cinema Display.
Apple has recently announced the LCD screen that expands the screen of your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air and takes you to a new level of experience. The LED Cinema Display connects to your new MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air via the ultra-compact Mini DisplayPort connector, so you can say good bye to the old DVI or VGA connectors. This high-end LED screen also comes with a MagSafe connector, which is able to power and charge your new MacBook. Other features include the self-powered USB ports, the built-in iSight camera, microphone, and speakers.
Floopy Disk Turned USB Drive, By Thomas O'Conner.
From the Coroflot portfolio of : Thomas O'Connor (Detroit, MI)
Featured Project : USB Floppy Drive
Bringing the 80's back for a reason is Coroflot member Thomas O'Connor: "The design is simple. My intention was to recycle/reuse old, outdated and obsolete 1.44mb floppy discs and reuse the housings to create modern, USB hard drives."
Adobe CS4 Video Presentation.
3D Chat World: Lively by Google.
Chat and interact with your friends in rooms you design, using an avatar you customize. Experience another dimension of the web with Lively by Google.
Google Lively is a web-based virtual environment produced by Google Inc. currently in its beta stage. On the opening download page, users are invited to "Create an avatar and chat with" their "friends in rooms you design."
Lively is currently only supported on Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, using Windows XP or Windows Vista. It requires a special download as well as Flash. The program is designed to be integrated with the current Web and provide a new way to access information. This is enabled through the embedding of Lively 'rooms' into any HTML webpage- which means content can be provided in a two dimensional format, and communication surrounding the topic of that content can be made in the three dimensional 'room' without the need to enter a separate program. According to Google, a Mac OS X and Linux version are on the way as well.
Website: Google Lively.