April 13, 2013

Fanart: Attack of the Titans and Miku crossover

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Run little kiddies, before it's too late!
Art source: pixiv

Easily install Minecraft on Ubuntu

Installing Minecraft on Ubuntu just got easier thanks to 'Minecraft Installer', an unofficial tool made by Cody Garver and Cassidy James. With this tool, installing Minecraft is a total cinch although the tool doesn't have many features found in the popular 'Mini Minecraft Launcher' tool.

However with its lack of advanced features, it makes up with it's ease of use. Just install, open, log-in and you're on! It even comes with a handy Unity Quicklist!
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Minecraft Installer fetches all of the core files from Mojang’s servers so you don’t need to worry about getting anything dodgy; everything is above-board, legal, and wrapped in convenience.

To download/install:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minecraft-installer-peeps/minecraft-installer
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install minecraft-installer

[via OMG! Ubuntu!]

Awesome Gmail 5 screenshots

Gmail for Android has yet to receive the same redesign treatment as Google+, and app designer Paul Burke has his own idea of what it should look like. Burke wanted to reimagine how Gmail for Android could look since the introduction of Google Now. Also inspired by the design on iOS, he got to work creating several stunning renders.
The redesign is very similar to the Google+ app, and features an elegant interface. There are now three sections: Important and Unread, Starred, and Everything Else. At first glance, you can star an email, and if there is an attachment or calendar invite, you can open them directly by selecting the appropriate icon.

Attachments open in the Drive app while calendar invites open in the Calendar app. Photos of contacts are much more prominent, and if they don’t have a photo, the first letter of their name will display instead. Burke also implemented a navigation drawer that Google+ app users are familiar with.
You are able to easily switch accounts from the navigation drawer. All sections seen in the sidebar of the Gmail web client are right there, including your labels. Directly below labels, you can find least-accessed sections such as Spam or Trash.
Within emails, icons to “Archive”, “Delete”, “Label”, etc., have moved to the very top. Headlines are now larger, and attachments or calendar invites appear at the top of a thread for quicker access.
Simple gestures allow you to quickly archive or delete a message. A two-finger swipe down will archive while a two-finger swipe up will delete.

Hatsune Miku Invades Monster Hunter in Collaboration

The official YouTube channel for the Monster Hunter video game series began streaming a promotional video for a collaboration between the Monster Hunter Frontier MMORPG game and Hatsune Miku. Her costume and guitar-shaped weapon will be available as part of the collaboration. Hatsune Miku sings the Monster Hunter theme song in the video as well. More information about the collaboration will be announced at a later time.

Monster Hunter Frontier was released in Japan for the Microsoft Windows operating system in 2007. A port of the game was released for the Xbox 360 in 2010. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was released for the Nintendo 3DS & Wii U in North America last month.

[via ANN]

Which Android smartphones can get Facebook Home?

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Facebook Home is now available in Google Play, but not for every Android device. Facebook says it'll be adding more in the near future. (And if you don't mind a little hackery, you should be able to get it onto your phone easily enough.)

Here is the list of phones that are officially able to run Facebook Home. We will post updates as more devices are supported. (Facebook Home currently is only officially available in the United States.)

Android phones that are supported by Facebook Home:
  • HTC First
  • HTC One (officially supported, but not yet available)
  • HTC One X
  • HTC One X+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 2
  • Samsung Galaxy S3
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 (officially supported, but not yet available)
[via Android Central]