The Rebel Alliance needs money for X-Wings (and other stuff you missed)
Despite some egregious reports of a statewide zombie invasion in the Montana area, all is well there. Apparently a hacker got into the KRTV emergency alert system to create fake emergency broadcasting messages about the dead rising from their graves and walking corpses. Now that these false reports have been squashed, we return you to our regularly scheduled GeekBytes along with waiting nearly a week for the next episode of The Walking Dead.
It’s been a hot couple of week for the Raspberry Pi, what with a new,cheaper $25 version, the upcoming camera for the same price, Minecraft: Pi Edition , and our interview with the Raspberry Pi creator . The Pi is only getting sweeter now that the Raspbmc team has announced the first completely stable version of the XBMC media center software for the computer on a stick.
And the joke Kickstarter projects just keep piling on. Last week, people started crowd unding a real-life Death Star . This week, another group has started a campaign to support the X-Wing squadron that will blow up the Empire’s fake moon. Ultimately, this is just an Empire versus Rebel Alliance Internet contest that will be won with whoever gets more money.
Watch how far computer graphics have come in the last 14 years in this 130-minute (!) sizzle reel. YouTube user PerfectHandVideos put together this great chronological look at PC gaming graphics from 2000 to present day, using video of Nvidia demos, graphic benchmark tools and in-game benchmark demos.