Minecraft and it’s studio, Mojang, will be owned by Microsoft soon for $2.5 billion. Upon Microsoft’s confirmation, a lot of people panicked. Minecraft is a very popular game available on all platforms: iOS, PC, Xbox, Android, and PlayStation, and this deal might create a lot of changes.
Microsoft accordingly stated that there’s no reason for fearing the deal that’s about to take place as Microsoft will still allow the game to be available for everyone, and although Microsoft will be paying for the intellectual; property of Minecraft, they were not able to get the creator of the game: Markus “Notch” Persson. He is leaving Mojang along with Mojang CEO Carl Manneh, and Mojang co-founder Jakob Porser.
It was Notch himself who went to Microsoft and strike a deal. As Mojang became a globally significant company, its status became too much to handle for Notch as he was only trying to work on smaller projects. He just can’t handle the pressure of owning Minecraft anymore. He did not expect that the game would grow and become this popular.
Notch is more than contented to go back to his small web
“It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.”
experiments, and according to him: “If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I’ll probably abandon it immediately.”
Heads up Apple lovers, the new Apple Watch is coming to town! Pricing from $349, the new Apple Watch will be available in early 2015. This new gadget from Apple showcases a brand new and different interface, totally unlike the iPad and the iPhone. Its look is completed by what is called the “digital crown”, which can be turned when scrolling through a list, zooming a map in and out, or just simply press it and you’ll back to your home screen.
Just simply press the “digital crown” and you’re back to your home screen
According to Tim Cook, the Apple Watch can be worn all day everyday, and in all occasion. The Apple Watch has three styles: The Apple Watch Edition which has an 18-karat gold finish, Apple Watch in silver, and Apple Watch Sport. The straps come in a variety of colors, and materials which includes both leather and plastic. They are interchangeable too. This new Apple Watch also comes in two sizes: the female and male versions.
After Apple bought Beats months ago, people started talking about seeing headphones bearing the Apple logo very soon. Headphones that would directly connect to the digital Lightning port of an iPad or iPhone instead or the old boiring headphone jack. But oddly enough, Philips beat Apple to the core when they introduced the new Fidelio M2L ear goggles for iOS device, definitely a new Lightning-friendly headphone from Philips.
What’s so special about a pair of headphones exclusively designed for your iPad or iPhone? Sound Quality of course. By using and directly connecting to the digital Lightning port, the usual process of converting the digital sound to an anlogue signal that takes place inside an analogue phone jack, happens inside the new headphones instead. Gone is the process of sending the analogue signal through the long cable of the headphone.
The new Philips Fidelio M2L will be available in December for €250 (about £200). The Fidelio M2L also has a 40-millimeter magnetic neodymium speaker drivers with a closed back design, which will definitely enhance the bass performance.
For anyone who is not sure what all the craziness is about with #gamergate this is where it all started:
Excellent article about Saleforce’s CEO MArc Benioff.
So this week in tech we have a whole load of interesting stuff for a number of reasons. So this is my weekly round up:
Fallout 4 leaked!
Okay I loved fallout 3 what a game, I spend many happy hours wandering the wasteland. They don’t bring them out all the time, they only create them when they have a great, idea. This I can’t wait for. Sweet:
Google plans debates on ‘right to be forgotten’
Google has open up the right to be forgotten as a debate. They have already accepted a 90,000 requests but it’s not all closed yet. They are holding 4 conference all over the world into to make a decision. Experts are sceptical about the meetings, everyone seems to think it is more about PR than open discussion.