Orion Williams writes songs inspired by video games under the name Yes.Mustache. This week, he released a song that takes the new Xbox “Rare Achievement” sound effect and turned it into a song. Continue reading
In the 1960’s, comedian Benny Hill made Yakety Sax famous. He made it so famous, he practically stole credit for the song’s existence. Most people hear Yakety Sax and think “The Benny Hill Theme”. The song has become so popularly associated with high-speed antics that video makers often seek to use the Benny Hill Theme for their background music. What these producers often don’t know, is the Benny Hill Theme is not royalty-free or public domain. This means you would have to pay for a license to use Yakety Sax in your original video. Continue reading
Today’s grudge match is between two precooling pugilists. In the red (and blue, based on the logo design) corner, we have the MACS Cooler (designed by Scott Hawkins). In the white corner, the Jet Precooler (by “Banana” Jeff Still). We’ll look at a variety of factors to determine who has the better precooling machine. Round 1, fight! Continue reading
Hidden images in company logos are not new. From the hidden chocolate kiss in the Hershey’s Kisses logo to the “31” in the Baskin-Robbins logo, and many more in between, clever graphic designers have been sneaking things into company logos for years.
Well a new hidden image has been found in the iconic Hot Wheels logo. It had gone unnoticed for about 5 years. But one clever blogger discovered it recently. The image craftily hidden in the Hot Wheels logo is that of a tire. The tire is standing vertical and appears to be ready to roll to the right. Do you see it?
I’ve compiled a list of valuable resources regarding the produce cooling industry (pre-cooling). Some of the equipment used and techniques for precooling fresh fruits and vegetables. Visit these links for more information. Continue reading
In the broader field of Agriculture, and the more specific sector of postharvest production, precooling is a key step to extend shelf life. Without precooling, many produce varieties would rot before making it to market. But what is precooling? It’s simple. Continue reading
MACS Coolers are automated produce cooling systems (precoolers). MACS stands for (Modular Automated Cooling System). They are designed to quickly cool fresh fruits and vegetables. Precooling is an important part of the postharvest phase of agriculture, as it extends the shelf life of fresh produce. After the fruits and veggies are picked, they begin to deteriorate immediately. It’s critical then to get them cooled as soon as possible. Here is where the MACS Cooler enters the picture. Continue reading
Preorder your Skylanders SWAP Force at Target, get goodies. First off, those who preorder SWAP Force at Target stores will get “magic pre-sell cards” that unlock upgrades within the game.
Secondly, those who preorder the Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack at participating retailers will nab a free LightCore Hex Skylanders Giants character.
We’ll have to see what other retailers offer for incentive, but for now, Target is offering a pretty compelling deal.
In addition to the already announced Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, and 3DS versions, you can add Xbox One and PS4 to the list of systems that will allow you to swap parts to create the ultimate Skylander.
Release Date: October 13th
We’ve added a number of new wallpaper images for Skylanders Giants for both PC and iPad, including Retina Display iPads. Jet-Vac, Prism Break, Tree Rex and Cynder