Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Palying Starcraft 2 Is More Fun With Touch Screens

The team at U Mass Lowell’s robotics lab have taken a couple of 21 inch 3M touchscreen monitors costing $1,600 each and setup a dual monitor duelling rig for Starcraft 2.

If you a fan of Starcraft 2 and have yet to experience the game playing with touch screens. Watch the video after the jump to see the setup in action.

starcraft-2 duel monitors

The setup has been rigged without any need to alter Starcrafts core executable files providing each player with pretty much all the commands they require to duel it out.

Key controls include using pinch-to-zoom and two-finger dragging to control the camera with units easily controlled by simply tapping them and then their new location.

Via Geek

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WinZip Now Available On Mac OS X And Will On iPhone And Android Near 2011

WinZip is the popular compression software has now created version of its compression utility for Mac, and has unveiled it is currently developing versions for the iPhone and Android OS.

The new mobile editions are expected to arrive in early 2011 for the iPhone and iPad with Android apps available later in the year.

Mac WinZip

Its the very first edition that WinZip has created for OS X and just like the Windows version WinZip Mac supports Zip, Zipx, RAR, LHA and 7z file types and . However the new Mac edition has a completely  re-designed user interface. Providing features to reduce file size, secure sensitive information and send zipped email attachments instantly.

WinZip for Mac is now available to download, WinZip Mac Edition with a free 30-day trial. A single-user licence will cost £26, and it requires Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to run.

Via V3

Roku XD The Black Friday Deal

The Roku XD is going on sale today for a quite reasonable $79.99 to $63.99. The sale started this morning as 12:00am, and is good though the end of Cyber Monday (11:59 on 11/29). Go pick one up now from the Roku website, and keep in mind that the XD is the model that offers 1080p streaming, enhanced remote, and the addition of WiFi N. Oh, and you can stream content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, NHL, MLB, Pandora, and all of the other custom channels you can get through Roku XD.

Via CrunchGear