Latest Articles for Author: Tim Tarbet

Ups to offer 3d printing

UPS to Offer 3D Printing

Earlier this week UPS announced that it was expanding its 3D printing services from a 6 location pilot program to an official service offered in nearly 100 locations around the world. While 3D printing has been around for a while, it has been focused mostly on either those who are able to afford machines worth several…

Massive sci-fi ship chart is a geek’s dream

Massive Sci-Fi Ship Chart Is A Geek’s Dream

The largest and most complete sci fi ship chart to date is finally finished, and it is awesome. My friends and I spent over an hour simply pouring over the huge variety of ships that the chart has, geeking out about each of the universes, and comparing the size of the various capital ships. While…

Marvel heroes come to ‘disney infinity 2. 0’

Marvel Heroes Come to ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’

On Friday, a cabal of Marvel superheroes arrived in London. Their mission? To deliver the latest addition to the Disney Infinity universe: themselves. The heroes moved under cover of night so as to avoid attention. Even so, however, our heroes managed to accomplish some amazing feats. The Hulk cleared the way, raising a bridge that was…

Apple health’s privacy issues

Apple Health’s Privacy Issues

I’m wrong often enough that it’s a refreshing change of course when someone actually shares my sentiments. I wrote an article not too long ago about one of Apple’s latest features that is set to roll out with iOS 8, Apple Health, and I expressed my concerns about Apple Health’s privacy issues with handing over sensitive…

Yahoo to recommend apps based on scanned emails

Yahoo to Recommend Apps Based on Scanned Emails

According to Business Insider, Yahoo wants to start giving you app recommendations based on the content of the emails you receive. Essentially, the algorithm that Yahoo is working on will scan emails for digital receipts from the App Store and the Google Play store, exact what apps you purchased, then produce a line up of similar apps…

Iphone 6 breaks pre-order record

iPhone 6 Breaks Pre-Order Record

… but why? Apple announced that more than 4 million iPhones had been pre-ordered within the first 24 hours, a record breaking number. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, considering that each time Apple has released an iPhone they’ve had record sales, each one dwarfing the last by a considerable margin. This is…

Xbox cloud could come to the pc

Xbox Cloud Could Come to the PC

Just in case that someone wasn’t absolutely convinced of the superiority of the PC Master Race, there can be no question now. Rumor has it that Microsoft is currently working on a streaming service that could not only stream Xbox, Xbox 360, and even Xbox One titles, but it would take care of all the…

Cortana burns siri

Cortana Burns Siri

Remember those old Mac commercials? The really funny “Mac vs PC” ones? The ones that almost always got a good laugh no matter what side of the Mac/PC line you were on? That bashed on PCs’ weakest points while simultaneously extolling Macs’ strengths? No? Well Microsoft sure well does. In fact, they remember them so well that…

Oculus rift beta to begin next year

Oculus Rift Beta to Begin Next Year

There’s a bit of good news on the horizon for us rabid fans of escapism. The Oculus Rift’s release date has been moved up from Soon to Very Soon. According to techradar, the Oculus Rift could be rolling out a “limited, Google Glass-style rollout” as early as next April to assess the market and evaluate…

Gm promises self driving cadillac

GM Promises Self Driving Cadillac

GM announced Sunday that it is expecting to release a driverless vehicle by 2017, which is welcome news, considering how Google has yet to give a concrete date for their driverless cars.  Still, technologically speaking, GM’s cars don’t really seem to be in the same league as Google’s. In fact, it might be a stretch…

Spacechem: game or disguised educational tool?

SpaceChem: Game or Disguised Educational Tool?

A couple of weeks ago there was a website was kicking off a game giveaway by giving out copies of a puzzle game called “SpaceChem.” I was like, Ok, I’ll bite. I like space. Heck, I even like chemistry. But most of all, I like free. There turned out to only be one problem. You…

The creator of pop up ads apologizes

The Creator of Pop Up Ads Apologizes

Pop ups are the worst. We all hate them. There are dozens and dozens of add ons which block them from ever appearing on our screen (some of them, ironically enough, advertised via pop up themselves). These programs have become so prevalent that they’re even built into web browsers now. Pop up adds are so…

Apple health: what you need to know

Apple Health: What You Need To Know

Early last week Apple started releasing some of the features that it plans to pack into the company’s latest iOS update. Features range from things the silicon giant has been lagging behind on, like third party keyboards and predictive typing, to relatively untouched features, like Health. Wait, what? Apple Health: Tracking Calories, Steps, and More…

Plankton on the iss: not your typical window washing

Plankton on the ISS: Not Your Typical Window Washing

All vehicles, great and small, eventually need to have their windows cleaned, and the International Space Station is no different. Granted, given how clean space tends to be, they have to do it a lot less often than we do, but eventually enough gunk from engine firings and space dust do add up.  Of course,…

Art vs graphics: our expectations for present and future games

Art vs Graphics: Our Expectations For Present and Future Games

Since the advent of computer gaming many things have come and gone, but one thing has always been at the forefront of gamers’ minds: Graphics. With every new game graphics have become more complex, more involved, and, most importantly, more expensive. Larger and larger sections of a game’s budget are devoted to lovingly rendering every…