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Sony PS3 Released in NZ tonight at midnight

Well the hype has been building up for quite a while now, and from what I’ve seen at a local Harvey Norman, it has all the right to be. The next generation Sony Playstation 3 or PS3 as it’s known as, will be a huge leap from it’s predecessor the PS2.
Available for purchase from tomorrow morning and at midnight tonight for those that have pre-ordered. The PS3 in NZ is going for around $1199 for the base model with one controller at release date.

I’ve had a play on it and it looks fantastic, the graphics are just awesome and having a wireless controller like the Xbox 360 has had will come in handy for people who sit a fair way back from their TV. The graphics will always look good in the shop, because they will have it hooked up to a high definition TV, which most people still wont have at home.
I’d really like to get one, but will be holding out until the price comes down a fair bit.
After all, Good Cheap things gadgets take time.

PlayStation 3 Specifications:

CPU: Cell Processor
Graphics Processing Unit: RSX
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HDD: 2.5″ Serial ATA (60GB)
I/O: USB 2.0 (x4)
MemoryStick /SD/CompactFlash
Communication: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 B/G
Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Wireless controller (Bluetooth)
AV Output: Screen size 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI Output – (HDMI NextGen)
AV Multi Output
Digital Output (Optical)
BD/DVD/CD Drive (Read Only): Maximum Read Speed BD 2x (BD-ROM)
DVD 8x (DVD-ROM)
CD 24x (CD-ROM)
SACD 2x
Dimensions: Approximately 325mm (W) x 98mm (H) x 274mm (D)
Weight: Approximately 5 kg

Sony Playstation 3


To find who’s selling the PS3 the cheapest in NZ, visit Pricespy
For more informationon the Sony PS3, visit nz.playstation.com

Apple iPhone

I want one.. Due out in America in June, so we can expect to see it sometime next year most probably.
Apparently going to be hugely expensive, so I can only assume that when it hits NZ it’ll be the same price as a deposit on a house!

Some of the coolest things you can’t even see on the iPhone, it’s inside.
Like the sensor that if you have turned the iPhone from portrait to landscape and adjusts the screen display to match. Or the sensor that disables and turns off the touch screen when you bring the iPhone up to your ear to receive a call. Or the light sensitivity sensor that adjusts the screen brightness as the ambient light changes around the iPhone.

Apple iPhone

Technical Specifications
Screen size: 3.5 inches
Screen resolution: 320 by 480 at 160 ppi
Input method: Multi-touch
Operating system: OS X
Storage: 4GB or 8GB
GSM: Quad-band (MHz: 850, 900, 1800, 1900)
Wireless data: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + EDGE + Bluetooth 2.0
Camera: 2.0 megapixels
Battery:

* Up to 5 hours Talk / Video / Browsing
* Up to 16 hours Audio playback

Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.4 x 0.46 inches / 115 x 61 x 11.6mm
Weight: 4.8 ounces / 135 grams

Shame about the small storage capacity, but I’m sure the advanced user interface, phone, camera and multi touch screen display will make up for it.

I really recommend watching the keynote address.
For more information visit Apple Inc.

Basic Image Gallery

I’ve whipped up a (VERY) basic gallery for you to play with.
It’s much easier and quicker to do stuff with action script than it is to do with manual effects.
Look at the attached gallery.swi
If you can’t open it because you have an older version of swishmax, use the code below

Add all your large images to the scene and give each one a unique name in the SHAPE tab and tick the target box.
This just allows you to control this image later with action script
I added five images, each named image#, where # is a unique number.

On Scene_1’s SCRIPT tab enter the following

onLoad () {
// Sets the five named and targeted images to invisible
image1._visible = false;
image2._visible = false;
image3._visible = false;
image4._visible = false;
image5._visible = false;
}

function resetImages() {
// Resets the five named images to invisible before making one visible onRelease
image1._visible = false;
image2._visible = false;
image3._visible = false;
image4._visible = false;
image5._visible = false;
}

Create and place the corresponding thumbnails and for each one add this to it’s script

on (release) {
// Call the function to reset all images to invisible
resetImages();
// Make selected image visible
// Correspond this next line to the image you want to show for this thumbnail
image1._visible = true;
}

Good luck

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My First Attempt at a Podcast Intro Audio

Hey guys, I’m thinking it would be cool to do an audio podcast.
Either these Movie clips or a spoken podcast, not sure…. I could read you some funnies.
Let me know how many of you would be interested.

Anyway, for now, have a listen to a funny intro I threw together with hilarious clips from movies.

Ciao

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