According to a July 14, 2013 story which appeared at geekosystem.com, a California entrepreneur is establishing a rental business, All You Can Arcade, which will allow businesses and individuals to once more play classic cabinet arcade games in their establishments or homes. For a fairly reasonable monthly rent of under 20 bucks a week, the company will deliver an arcade game from their selection and pick it up when the renter is ready for a new challenge, or just ready to go back to playing his smartphone.
It’s been awhile since arcades have been the center of the video game world, but for those of us old enough to remember waiting impatiently with quarters in hand for our chance to get our butts kicked in Mortal Kombat it was a golden age. A company called All You Can Arcade wants to bring that back, or at least cash in on the nostalgia. They offer a Netflix-modeled service that lets you rent arcade cabinets for a monthly subscription.
All You Can Arcade lets users sign up for one, two, or three game plans and charges $75 per month for each. It’s likely that the service will be more appealing to businesses who can make their money back by charging customers to play the game than it would be to private gamers who just want to relive their youth.
Like Netflix, you can keep the game as long as you want assuming you keep paying the monthly fee, or return it to get a new one. There’s no cost to ship the games, which is a key factor since shipping a giant arcade game is probably rather expensive.
Unfortunately, they’re currently only operating out of the San Francisco and Sacramento areas. There is hope for people outside central California though. All You Can Arcade has opened up their site to allow for…continue reading here.
The 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show recently wrapped up in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show drew in excess of 150,000 attendees from every corner of the globe. The show never fails to provide both inventions and displays which prove the unlimited breadth and depth of the human imagination. From a life size tree constructed from laptop computers, to an FDA approved self-propelled robot which can assist doctors, to an electronic monitor which tells plant growers exactly what their plants need, when they need it, the 2013 edition of the CES had its share of delightful and dazzling electronic offerings.
One of the most attention grabbing gadgets at CES 2013 was a printer. Yes, a printer. However, MakerBot’s Replicator is not an average, run-of-the-mill printer. In fact, it doesn’t require paper. The Replicator is a 3-D printer which uses a spool of plastic to replicate almost any item, regardless of its dimensions, out of a spool of plastic. Predicted to revolutionize the manufacturing industry, the Replicator can quickly churn out common items like door knobs and shower curtain rings, right up to works of art like sculpture.
Even though electronics giant Apple continued its tradition as a CES no-show, the company’s was indirectly represented on the show floor by an area designated as the “iLounge,” where vendors displayed their latest accessories for the iPhone and iPad. Despite Apple’s continued absence, there was no shortage of interesting and imaginative sights to be seen. LG’s massive 3-D video wall, which literally stopped attendees in their tracks, was heavily scrutinized and proved to be a crowd favorite. LG employees were kept busy distributing the 3-D glasses required to enjoy the display to its fullest.
Web site CRN.com offers a slide show of some unique aspects of the CES 2013, including one display that garnered much attention even though it was completely tech free. Visit the recap here.
My take on a YouTube Video Titled: “Crazy Squirrel trying to get some nuts…or a storage unit Part 1″
This squirrel does not want a nut and is not looking for a self storage unit…he/she’s freaking cold and wants to come inside.
Edit: After following this story closely (I read the top two comments) it appears that this squirrel not only wants a nut but is demanding one. Apparently the kind folks at Superior Self Storage have been feeding this squirrel nuts everyday for five years and it only likes Cashews.
NO…however local family owned San Jose, CA self storage company, Casa De Mini, made a commercial out of the concept. Which I guess is better than watching some boring commercial video set to elevator music with a generic voice over that is talking about how secure, clean, and convenient their storage units are.
New world record is set for fastest Wheel Loader at the Anderstorp Raceway!
Polestar Racing and Swecon modified a G-series Volvo L60G loader in order to reach speed in excess of 100 km/hour. The new speed world record for conventional wheel loaders with ariculated steering is 103 km/hour. See the record and meet the driver Karin Olsson