Apr. 18, 2008
Man hacks video game to propose marriage, prove geekery
IT World Canada
Sharky recaps a rather unusual marriage proposal involving videogame, “Bejeweled” as reported by the Associated Press.
“Bernie Peng reprogrammed Tammy Li’s favourite video game, “Bejeweled,” so a ring and a marriage proposal would show up on the screen when she reached a certain score. Luckily, she didn’t suck; if he’d tried this with Guitar Hero II he might still be waiting for an answer. Apparently the hack took Peng a month, which approximately more than 10 times the amount of time most men spend helping their brides actually plan a wedding.”
Hitachi to go it alone on discs after all
John Oates writes that Hitachi has decided it won’t sell its hard drive division and will instead go it alone for the time being.
“Hitachi Global Storage Technologies said it would continue to run the business on its own. It will keep on cutting costs, which fell 13 per cent in 2007, and improve its focus – it got out of the 1 and 1.89 inch markets last year. But the company said it might consider further funding alternatives in the future.”
ASUS readies first terabyte notebook PC for media junkies
Jose Fermoso highlights Asus’ first-ever terabyte notebook, the M70.
“The ASUS M70 includes dual 500 GB SATA drives in a single kit, and keeps the rest of the laptop’s innards intact. (Yes, I’m looking at you, optical-disk-less Macbook Air. You’re too thin. You make me sick.) It also includes a 1080p 17″ High-Def LCD screen, a Blu-ray drive, one HDMI port for big screen jollies, and four built-in Altec Lansing speakers.”