Archive for February 2011
Have a favorite online radio you’d love to listen to on the go? Then there is numerous apps that let you do this, we have tested a few but when we came across this app we stopped looking cause this app has it all… Really it does, we’re not lying.
Android Online Radio.
That’s the name you need to remember. This app plays almost anything you throw at it, it has full access to the shoutcast directory and even let you add channels that are not in the list and it has a channel request function if for some reason you are unable to add it yourself, it even has a sleep function that allows you to set the app to sleep in x amounts of minutes.
Here’s the apps homescreen
This is how the built in player looks like
We here at nordic-vikings.net use this app on a daily basis to tune in to our nr 1 source for trance and progressive music ah.fm.
YouTube is a great place to find movie clips off all kinds of stuff. Some use it to illegally watch TV series, others use it to get a laugh, and a few of us use it to stimulate their “personal needs”. YouTube has simply become one of the biggest media broadcast website in the world with over 20 million guests each day! YouTube went public in February 2005 but was bought by Google Inc. in 2006 for $1.65 billion dollars (Qwiki.com 2011)
Now YouTube also provides a hidden feature that allows their guests to play the classical Nokia snake game with the movie clip as the background. The hidden feature can only be activated if the user enters the hidden key combination on their keyboard.
- First you need to click on a movie clip to make it start.
- Then you need to pause the clip.
- The next you need to do is to hit the arrow keys: Right + Up at the same time.
- You should now see the a gray snake fly across the movie clip.
The snake is operated by the arrow keys, and you only have one attempt to eat the things. When you “die”, the game ends and you will need to enter the arrow combination again.
As a tip if it doesn’t start on the first try, you should keep on hitting the arrow combination more that 2 times. That should do the trick. Another thing to keep in mind is the background color. The snake and the “snake bait” is light gray so a dark background is highly recommended.
© 2011 Nordic-Vikings.net
Telltale games have announced a new Jurassic Park game, a direct sequel to the original movie.
Universal probably did not want another dino hunter shoot’em up game and that’s where Telltale games comes into the picture as they are well known for their focus on character building like they did in both Sam & Max and Tales of monkey island
Judging from the trailer it looks like we’re going get some answers to the questions we had after the first movie, like what happened to the can of dino DNA that Nedry stole from the lab and lost in the mud?
The game is set to launch no Pc, Mac and all consoles the launch was scheduled for July 2010 but has been postponed and is rumored around April 2011 but this is unconfirmed here’s the trailer… For now that’s we got
Durring the GIGABYTE’s AMD Highest Clock (ever) contest a contender who calles himself Mad222 hit a record breaking 7344.48 mhz using the CPU we choose for CPU of the year AMD Phenom II 965 BE cooled by dry ice this is the highest recorded AMD overclock durring a contest and was done using a unmodifyed Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 motherboard.
This is not the highest ever overclock in the world tho, that title is held by a Intel Celeron 360 using a Asus Commando motherboard and is currently at 8242.45 mhz.
We here at nordic-vikings.net use Windows remote desktop to connect to our servers an we love this feature.
And as much of a tech junkie we are, we use our smart phones to do a fair bit more than just calls and texting… Like right now, I’m writing this blog post using the wordpress app which was found at the Android Market (i’ts great btw). Then we figured that we wanted an application for remote desktop. And after searching the market we found a nifty little app that worked very good! And best of all, I’ts free:-)
Remote RDP Lite by Walter Yongtao wang
The current version is 3.0.7 and does everything it says it should… We love it!
As of today you can now watch the most beautiful online search engine in action. The Qwiki search engine had earlier been restricted to members only, or people with invites. But NOT any more!
Now you too have the opportunity to gaze at the amazing findings that appear when you search for a topic using the futuristic search engine.
In the past, only people with invites could receive the warm feeling inside by typing in search topic after search topic. But that was the past! The Qwiki
project (founded by Doug Imbruce and Louis Monier) has now decided to grant every one the opportunity to take part in their project. But keep in mind that the project still is in it’s “Alpha” state. So if your topic search goes wrong or doesn’t show up, that’s the reason.
In 2010 the Qwiki project won first prize at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. They had showed the world a new way to consume audio, text and video combined into a beautiful presentation.
If you haven’t tried the product yet prepare to be amazed! This is now available for everyone at http://www.qwiki.com
Should you still be a bit sceptic to it, we highly recommend that you watch the Qwiki presentation recorded at the TechCrunch convention..
- Have you ever wondered how your friends do those silly emotion icons in the facebook chat? Well here is the complete list..
- smile = :-) :) :] =)
- sad = :-( :( :[ =(
- tongue = :-P :P :-p :p =P
- very happy = :-D :D =D
- gasp = :-O :O :-o :o
- wink = ;-) ;)
- glasses = 8-) 8) B-) B)
- sunglasses = 8-| 8| B-| B|
- grumpy = >:( >:-(
- unsure = :/ :-/ :\ :-\
- cry = :'(
- devil = 3:) 3:-)
- angel = O:) O:-)
- kiss = :-* :*
- heart = <3
- kiki = ^_^
- squint = -_-
- confused = o.O O.o
- upset = >:O >:-O >:o >:-o
- pacman = :v
- curly lips = :3
- robot = :|]
- Chris Putnam = :putnam:
- Shark = (^^^)
- Penguin = <(“)
- 42 = :42:
Now you know!
©2011 Nordic Vikings
Ever had a HDD fail on you with no warning, maby you missed the warning signals. Do you even know how failing hard drives actually sound like?
The guys over at Data Cent have taken the time to record and identify what certain sound mean, so you and I can tell the difference between a bad bearing and a stuck spindle. To make it all a lot easier to sift through they have sorted the sounds by manufacturer make and disk size, the list also include some 2.5 inch laptop drives as well and it contains almost all the sounds a hard drive possibly can make when it gives up it’s ghost…
So… do you dare to not check what that noise you just heard was? if not head on over to Data Cent and find out