What Happens with Star Wars Now?

A day after the unexpected announcement spread like brushfire through the Web, we all know that The Disney Corporation is buying Lucasfilm Ltd. along with the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises, ILM, and Skywalker Sound. $4.05 billion is what it cost Disney to acquire the license for one of cinema‚Äôs most beloved and lucrative…

Skype for Windows 8

With the advent of Windows 8, every piece of software made by Microsoft seems to be getting a makeover this week — from Office 2013 (available for download from MSDN) to Skype (which, while officially being released on October 26th, 2012, is available now from the US Windows Store and other countries that are able…

When Are Electric Cars a Viable Alternative?

Electric cars are not a recent invention; they existed as early as 1899, but were never able to attack the market share of petroleum-fueled cars. Now there’s a new trend to revive and mass-produce the electric car for the population at large. So far, it seems that hybrid cars have been the popular compromise for…

Interpreting the Meaning of Lost

The late ABC series LOST was, beyond any doubt, a great success during its run by creating its own compelling mythology. Yet it’s a take that heavily borrows ideas from the existing mythologies of the world, and the eternal battle between good and evil. Fans engaged in heated speculation over what it all meant, all…

Are Self-driving Cars a Solution for Dense Traffic?

Traffic in the large metropolitan areas of the world can be a trying test of one’s nerves. Paris, for instance, is infamous for its chaotic traffic, where the time lost while commuting is quite counterproductive. In probably a large number of cases, it’s the inadequacy of human drivers that causes the clogging of streets. Perhaps…