November 2, 2012 |
The 8-bit world of "Wreck-It Ralph" brought English composer Henry Jackman back to his roots. His musical studies began long before his classical training at the University of Oxford and were initially of the more chiptune variety. Jackman remembers his first-ever paid gig in the music industry was converting audio for games to play on the Commodore 64, a home computing system that rose to prominence in the late '80s. "I was maybe 16," said Jackman, who at the time was working on the Virgin Interactive game "M.C.
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April 12, 2012 |
Jack Tramiel, the tough and aggressive Commodore International founder who brought millions of people into the world of personal computers in the late 1970s and early '80s with his low-cost PCs, has died. He was 83. Tramiel, who lived in Monte Sereno, Calif., died Sunday at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto , said his son, Leonard. He had been suffering from congestive heart failure for many years. A Polish-born survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp who began his business career with a typewriter repair shop in the Bronx in the early 1950s, Tramiel (pronounced tra-MELL)
March 12, 2012 |
We are asking you to predict the winners of each of the NCAA basketball tournament regionals today, and moving on to the East Regional. A quick breakdown before we get to the poll: Top four seeds: Syracuse (31-2), Ohio State (27-7), Florida State (24-9), Wisconsin (24-9). Upset specials: No. 12 Harvard over No. 5 Vanderbilt, No. 10 West Virginia over No. 7 Gonzaga. 2012 NCAA tournament interactive brackets Mike Hiserman's rim shots: --With its upset of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference title game, Vanderbilt may have become something of a trendy tournament darkhorse.
March 12, 2012 |
A look at the top four seeded teams 1. Syracuse. Omen alert: The Orange were undefeated at home in the Carrier Dome this season. The last time that happened, in 2002-03, they won the national title. 2. Ohio State. A four-point loss to Michigan State in the Big Ten title game cost the Buckeyes a No. 1 seed. But consider this: foul trouble limited Jared Sullinger to six minutes in the first half. 3. Florida State. The Seminoles won eight of their last 10 games, including victories over sixth-ranked Duke and fourth-ranked North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
April 8, 2011 |
Commodore 64, the hottest-selling personal computer in the 1980s, is back — with the same bulky breadbox look but updated with the latest technology. Appealing to nostalgic computer buffs, a Florida company re-created the PC and began selling it Tuesday. The company, Commodore USA, said it sold out the first batch in 24 hours. It declined to say how many units that was. The company licensed the rights to the Commodore trademark last September. "It looks just like the original Commodore 64, with even the old-style keyboard," said Barry Altman, Commodore USA's chief executive.
January 7, 2011
Ducks tonight VS. COLUMBUS When: 7 p.m. Where: Honda Center. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 21-18-4, Blue Jackets 20-17-3. Record vs. Blue Jackets: 0-2-0 . Update: The Ducks are trying to get back on track after a three-game winning streak ended Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to Nashville that included two empty-net goals. Winger Jason Blake skated Thursday but remains day to day because of a shoulder injury.