Despite what it might sound like at first, Wacom’s Cintiq monitor/tablet combo isn’t just a wacky gimmick--although it does feel pretty sci-fi and futuristic. Essentially, it’s all the technology of the Intuos4 tablet crammed into a 21.3-inch touch-sensitive display. The Cintiq boasts 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity--double that of the previous generation--and the ability to recognize the angle of the pen in applications like Photoshop and Painter. Our tests revealed smooth lines while painting with the Brush tool and more realistic strokes as the Cintiq matched our natural drawing angle.
Apple haters love to trot out the fact that the iPhone and iPod touch lack a physical keyboard. And of course, the first feature iPhone users notice about any rival keyboard-equipped smartphone is usually the microscopic keys. 4iThumbs attempts to bridge that gap, offering some of the tactile feedback of a hard keyboard without giving up all the benefits of the iPhone’s virtual keys.
It's the moment you've all been waiting for, Apple faithful. Valve's digital distribution client, Steam, is now officially live for the Mac OS X operating system. If you'd rather skip the story and get to downloading the application, click to get the link after the jump.
AT&T loves the Apple faithful, after all. Since we're more than likely getting an iPhone refresher unit this summer (sooner than you think: June is only three weeks away!), AT&T is priming and prepping its upgrade eligibility conditions.
Unlike anything we’ve ever played, Portal’s brilliant, mind-bending platforming is the pinnacle of puzzle games. Some may scoff at its brevity (it’s only three or four hours long) but it’s so clever and cool that you’ll want to experience it again, if only to see what layers of depth you missed. There are enough spoilery distractions along the way that you probably won’t catch ‘em all. Keep these tips in mind while, ahem, doing what you do in Portal.