By Rian

Gray, a writer.

3DTV Is Announced Dead

We’ve been waiting for it. When will 3D finally be a new standard? Guess what, never. Gizmodo just ran an article based on CES 2015, and apparently the next big thing will be Smart TV, not 3D. Nobody wants a half-baked computer, so I’d say in a couple of years, Smart TV will be announced dead as well.

9 out of 10 million iPhones are affected, Apple says

This is actually getting funny. Apparently Apple only had received 9 complaints so far as to the bending issue of new iPhone 6+. And unlike what the internet has suspected, iPhone 6 is durable enough to withstand the “bending.” Here’s my question though: If there’s people who can put a bigger phone in their front pocket, how big is their pants supposed to be? The claim was iPhone 6+ bent in the front pocket from everyday usage. I couldn’t get my Galaxy Note 3 in my front pocket, EVER. Most of the people whom I’ve known had their tablets in their…

Apple Bend-Gate Is Coming

I’m sure most of you have already heard of iPhone 6+ is more bendable —or malleable— then any other phones, and customers are crying for Apple’s comment. I couldn’t find any hints on iPhone 6 being bendable, but they are all made out of aluminum, better be prepared. Most likely, Apple’s reply to this “bend-gate” will simply be “we got you free case made out of non-aluminum, so shut up,” just like they did with iPhone 4. Some articles are even pointing out that with the same amount of pressure, phones made out of plastic —usually android smartphone— will simply…

Here Comes the Downhill of Mighty Apple

Is it iPhone 6? iPhone 6 Plus? or iNote? Let’s start with the obvious. Apparently nobody got it right because Apple was working on two iPhones simultaneously. Not only bigger, iPhone 6 plus is now competing against Galaxy Note. For dubious reasons, Apple decided to call it “iPhone,” but it’s not a phone and even Sammy knows it. 5.5″ is simply irrational, why 5.5? Apple’s biggest competitor Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has 5.1″ screen and Galaxy Note 4’s 5.7″. Meaning, It’s bigger than conventional phones, but smaller than portable tablets. If anyone cares to recall Steve Jobs on Keynote for the first…

Google’s Self-Driving Programs May Yet to Come True

We’ve heard of good old ethics argument when it comes to driver-less cars, where as “who will pay for insurance, who will be responsible for accidents, and what happens to the taxi drivers.” These arguments are, in fact, simply not related to what is going on in the market. These questions behind new technology has nothing to do with why Google cannot sell its self-driving programs just yet. It is still within Google’s limit to simply sell it as a car modification package, provided all the consumers will buy them from a car repair shop or self-install them. For instance, California is…

Thinking about OS X Yosemite? Not just yet

I’m sure lots of people have heard about public beta by now. Some magazines and blogs pointed out obvious things —it’s the same thing from Apple website— and some people are experiencing issues, blah and blah and blah. Tell you what, don’t get Yosemite just yet. I’ve been keeping my Mac up to date (up to Developer Beta) for couple of years now, and this is probably the first time OS X is giving me more hassle than Windows can. Even Apple’s basic apps are falling apart. Some people are having problems with AppStore, iTunes Store, iCloud, basic yet fundamental…

Sony Korea released Amazing Spider Man 2 for Free on Youtube

Title says it all. According to the press release of Sony Korea, they are yet to figure out how this clip was leaked; they are denying the accusation which one of the employee could have uploaded the video as a teaser by mistake. My take on this case would be Sony Korea’s PR team shares an employee with IT department, hence forth protecting his/her ass from getting fired. At any rate, The Amazing Spider Man 2 was rated 53% in rotten tomatoes, so if you have chance to get a discount, I’d definitely recommend to take it. The movie was…

막나가는 IT 변천사 – PC게임 1편

이번 에피소드 제목을 지을 때 굉장히 심사숙고해서 짓게 됬다. 처음에는 게임으로 지으려다가, 내용이 어째 불법복제로 기우는 것 같고, 막상 서울길로 돌아와도 내용이 PC에만 집중되어 있고 콘솔 시장에는 전혀~ 관련이 없는 내용만 진행됬는지라 도저히 게임 편이라고 지을 수가 없었다. 그래서 PC게임 편이다. 저번에 열심히 떠들던 ActiveX와도 관련이 있으니 재미있게 볼 수 있지 않을까 싶기도 하고. 흔히들 게임에는 3 종류가 있다고들 한다: 보드게임, 콘솔게임, PC게임. 말이 좋아 3종류지 실제로는 마니악한 순서대로 나열한게 아닌가 싶다. 보드게임에는 민족의 전통놀이(?) 윷놀이부터 팔 날라가는 고도리까지 있을 것이고, 콘솔게임은 이제 다 죽었다더라도 최소한 포켓몬스터나 슈퍼마리오 정도는 알고 있을테고. PC게임에는 유명한 스타크래프트부터 요즘 유행하는 롤이나 도타2까지, 사실 플랫폼만으로도…

Make Great Games, Not Kinect Games Says Xbox Rep.

Finally someone who knows what industry they are dealing with in Microsoft. In recent interview with Polygon, head of Xbox simply answered make great games. Now that the gaming community clearly knows Xbox one failed in performance competition against PS4, Xbox franchise in deep water. MS is left with no choice, if not providing better experience and environment with Xbox and Xbox Live. However, former head of Xbox division, Don Mattrick disregarded any criticisms by saying “backward,” almost every single interviews he had, spreading belief current and Xbox one’s environment will remain to be backward. Microsoft sold 5 million Xbox One,…

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Maleficent: Sleeping Beauty Mixed With Avatar

Start with the obvious: I don’t recommend this movie. Obviously the actors in this movie were absolutely powerless when it came to saving rookies’ work: CG to cover fairy lands, cowering behind the LBGT curtains, and above all else, taking the original work as granted and twisting it. There were so much mistakes all over the…

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“盧 前대통령 정신나간 인물” 게이츠 회고록 논란

언제나처럼 MTP Translation Program에 따라 포스트 작성합니다. 2014년 올해 1월 뉴스에 로버트 게이츠 전 미국 국방부 장관이 쓴 회고록이 문제가 됬습니다. 연합뉴스에서도 보도할 정도로 관심을 많이 받았던 모양인데요, 기사 내용에 따르면 이 부분이 문제랍니다. 게이츠 전 장관은 14일(현지시간) 시중에 판매된 회고록 ‘임무'(Duty)에서 지난 2007년 11월 서울에서 당시 재임 중이던 노 전 대통령을 만난 적이 있다고…

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막나가는 IT 변천사 – 액티브X (3/3)

한바퀴 빙그리 돌아 다시 돌아오게 생겼는데, 왜 액티브X 였나 라는 논점 자체를 전달하기 위해서는 어쩔 수 없었다고 생각한다. 여기까지 인내심 넘치게 읽어주신 독자분들께 먼저 감사드리고 싶다. 매번 중심을 관통하지 못하고 빙빙 돌 수 밖에 없는게, 액티브X 라는 것은 빙산의 일각도 못되는 것으로, 실제로 한국 IT 업계나 환경이 안고 있는 문제는 그보다 심각하기 때문이다. 막나가는 IT 변천사…

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막나가는 IT 변천사 – 액티브X (2/3)

주저리 주저리 몇바퀴 돌기는 했는데, 요점은 간단하다. 굳이 액티브X로 해야했던건 성능문제다. 그리고 그 성능 따진건 누군지 더 이상 설명을 생략한다. 힌트를 좀 주자면 요즘도 심심찮게 트위터에서 ‘액티브X로는 이게 되는데 자바는 이게 안된다능! 어쩔 수 없었다능!’ 하는 소리하는 사람들 꼭 있다. 왜냐고? 정말로 그럴 수 밖에 없거든. 막나가는 IT 변천사 – 액티브X (1/3) 한 가정에 PC가 한대…

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막나가는 IT 변천사 – 액티브X (1/3)

4년 전 여름, 아이패드 후기를 쓰면서 “어떻게 하면 중립을 유지할까”가 관건이였다. 아이패드는 혁신적이다라고만 써놓아도 다들 그러려니 했을 지도 모르는 시기였겠지만, 진지하게 iPhone on steriod 라는 문구를 받아들이는 사람들도 있는게 문제였다. 팔리는건 애국심 마케팅인데 다들 액션(?)에 취해있다고 해야되나. 그리고서 몇년동안 업계가 변했다. 처음에는 한국도 할 수 있다에서, 디자인만 예쁜게 애플 제품이다, 원천 기술이 없는 애플을 까야된다,…

Samsung is Finally Desperate: Pro needs no keyboard?

Samsung has been releasing numerous anti-Apple advertisements in years, and now Samsung is finally making its final desperate moves. It’s not the specs, it’s not the features, but it’s the lack of the features they wish to promote in anti-Apple, anti-Microsoft, anti-Amazon commercial. Yeah, that’s how boring it can be. Besides from making 3 different occasions of how Galaxy Pro is supposedly more superior, —which is another reason why this ad seems so distracting— it seems to be losing its sense of continuity every 20 seconds. In the first scenario, iPad obviously loses. Frankly, if you are on an important…