Diggnation this week comes from Prager's new bach pad! After Alex brags about his new ride, the guys get into your top dugg stories including the WePad: Android's iPad Killer, Cisco's new super router, PETA's pissed over Mike Tyson's new pigeon racing show, and Kevin shares his story of the date from Hell!
In this relatively boring time for computers, the iPad is arguably beginning a new trend. Now, the WePad, a German-made unit that promises "fast Internet connectivity, a complete world of ready-to-use applications and easy access to books and photos, as well as magazines and newspapers from various publishers via the WeMagazine ePublishing Eco System," is proof of the new trend taking off. Basically, we're in Star Trek and this is the future.
Source: HOT HardWare
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Woah. Here's a study to file under "unworkable but very cool." A group of Japanese researchers has developed a mosquito that spreads vaccine instead of disease. Even the researchers admit, however, that regulatory and ethical problems will prevent the critters from ever taking wing—at least for the delivery of human vaccines.
Source: Science NOW
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While they do say success is the best form of revenge, sometimes the rest of us jilted lovers still like to take the crazy train into town. Kevin shares his horror stories of girlfriends past, while Alex remains thankful for his lovely fiance.
Source: Chicago Now
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When technology leaps ahead of business models, it's often bad for profits. Cisco's new router poses just such a threat to the titans of movie making. These giant super-routers supposedly would allow consumers to complete a PC download of a Hollywood blockbuster like Avatar in about 72 seconds. Very exciting!
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First we need to understand Tyson's obscure and true love for pigeons. A new upcoming reality show where these gorgeous creatures race is already getting the cold shoulder from PETA and wants New York City prosecutors to investigate the show. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says the Brooklyn-based show is cruel to animals and its races could involve illegal gambling. So, sorry PETA. Sounds fun. Also, go POKTA (People for the O.K. Treatment of Animals).
Source: Huffington Post
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Red Steel 2 is a title that is designed around controlling weapons and combating enemies in a way that has never been seen before. From the first swing of the sword to the effortless flip to your revolver… you know you’re in for a wild ride. Red Steel 2 is all about ACCURACY and PRECISION – not only do you have these weapons at your disposal, but you have full control.
The main character, known as The Swordsman, is a member of the "Kusagari-clan", who were almost all killed by a clan called "The Jackals". Now, as one of the last survivors, The Swordsman sets off on a mission to avenge his fallen clan, and begins hunting down the leader of the Jackals, named Payne.
Red Steel 2 is played in a first-person perspective where players can alternate between shooting and sword fighting. Swordplay has been refined with the aid of Wii MotionPlus. Players will be able to fight up to six enemies at a time, and will be able to deflect their opponents' bullets with their sword.Gamers will also have the chance to fully calibrate Wii MotionPlus to their tastes. As the player progresses, new abilities and weapons will be available for the player to either purchase or earn. Gameplay is made special by combos, finishing moves and other kills. Check out this great video demonstrating the gameplay. Available NOW!
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Diggnation Episode 338 is now live and it's a damn funny one too. Sorry for the delay in release.
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