April 9, 2013

Pumpkin's Palette: My first gif!

This is how I spent a Tuesday afternoon: making my first gif image!
It took me a total of less than 3.5 hours, and I'm pretty happy with the results.
The character is Hiroshi Inaba from Cuticle Tantei Inaba. It's a pretty funny anime and I recommend it to those who need a good wacky laugh.
[Edit:] Here's an updated version promoting our blog.

Sword Art Online's English Dub Trailer Posted

Aniplex of America began streaming the first trailer for the English dub of the Sword Art Online television anime series on Monday.

Sword Art Online adapts Kawahara's (Accel World) light novel series of the same name. The story revolves around a boy named Kazuto "Kirito" Kirigaya who enters a virtual-reality, massively multi-player online (MMO) world called "Sword Art Online." There is no escape from this world unless the player clears the game, but "game over" means the death of the player.

[via ANN]

Universal Serial Bus

Has anyone ever asked you what does USB stand for? I certainly have encountered this question and usually I respond with the exact same words as in the comic above illustrates. Most people don't know what 'Universal Serial Bus' means anyway...and I don't usually bother explaining to them what it all actually means.

Rumor: Google to acquire WhatsApp for $1 billion

If you own a smart device, chances are you would have used one (or all) of the three major internet messaging platforms which as WhatsApp, KakaoTalk and LINE. Amongst the other popular instant messaging clients out there, these three are the most popular among users.

A Digital Trends report suggests that Google and WhatsApp have been in talks over the past four or five weeks to discuss an acquisition. According to the report, WhatsApp seems to be vying for a higher price and it allegedly close to $1 billion.

This move by Google (it it's true) is definitely a good move indeed as Google needs to vamp it's social interaction messaging client. Google Talk hasn't evolved much in the past few years and it definitely has lost a lot of ground to third-party messengers. Even the Google+ Messenger client failed to grab many users. THis acquisition could be a major milestone for Google in unifying it's communication system and bring back the users.

WhatsApp allows you to message, send images, audio clips, and videos to other users who use the app regardless of the platform they use - something Google Talk doesn't do. WhatsAPp is available on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Blackberry.

Do you think this is a good move for Google (if it is actually real)? May we actually see a more unified chatting experience by Google?