What would Seinfeld be like in a Twitter/FaceBook world? How do you get to Mordor from the Shire on Google Maps? And some news about the new Star Trek: Into Darkness Movie. We’ll dish on all of the latest nerd news and make our mobile app of the week one for Christmas.
Mobile App of the Week:
- A Charlie Brown Christmas (iTunes link, $3.99 USD) is an interactive storybook with original dialogue, animation and music optimized for your iOS device.
- Check out the intricacies of the Mayan calendar with Maya 3D Lite (iTunes link, free)
- If you are hoping for iOS versions of Microsoft Office, you may not have to wait much longer. Or maybe you will.
- What would Seinfeld have been like in a Twitter/Facebook world? Thanks to a new twitter account, you can read for yourself.
- Get ready for a new design for your Twitter page.
- Do you need a last minute tech gift for someone on your list? Amazon and Barnes & Noble have dropped prices on their eReaders.
- In honor of The Hobbit opening in theaters this week, Google Maps will give you walking directions from “The Shire” to “Mordor”. Well, more like advice. And here are a bunch of other Easter Eggs from the fun pranksters at Google this year.
- Have you seen the new Star Trek: Into Darkness announcement trailer? The villain is being kept a big secret. But one other rumor has been confirmed. Alice Eve will play Carol Marcus.
- Look here to see the scale of the universe
This Week in Nerd History:
- December 14, 1972 – Apollo program: Eugene Cernan is the last person to walk on the moon, after he and Harrison Schmitt complete the third and final Extra-vehicular activity (EVA) of the Apollo 17 mission. To date this is the last manned mission to the moon.
- December 13, 2000 – Al Gore concedes the U.S. presidential election to George W. Bush.