3.26.2014

Minecraft Creator Dumps Oculus: 'Facebook Creeps Me Out'

Minecraft

When Facebook announced it was buying Oculus VR, not everyone was happy — least of all, one of its key developersMinecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson said he would no longer be bringing his hit game to the virtual-reality platform.



We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus. I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.


— Markus Persson (@notch) March 25, 2014



When Notch speaks, the gaming segment of the Internet listensMinecraft is one of the most influential independent games of the last five years; its unique voxel style has been embraced by all ages, and it has sold 14 million copies on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and mobile. Read more...


More about Facebook, Entertainment, Gaming, Tech, and Oculus Rift



via Mashable http://ift.tt/1jt13F9

3.25.2014

Check Your Debit, Credit Card Statements For “BLS WebLearn” Scam Transactions

A lot of times when someone gets a hold of someone’s credit or debit card info and decides to use it for illicit purposes, the ID thief makes as many charges as possible in a short period of time. But some scammers choose to chisel away at victims’ accounts in the hopes that the crime […]



via Consumerist http://ift.tt/PRhJco

Toilet Paper Started Out 4.5 Inches Square

Earlier this week we shared with you the tragic Shrink Raying of Walmart’s White Cloud toilet paper from 4.2 inches by 4 inches to 3.9 inches by 4 inches. Yes, that’s a pretty small difference, even if it does result in an obvious height difference when you set old and new rolls side by side. […]



via Consumerist http://ift.tt/1laIPZ3

3.18.2014

Future use proposed for current Central site | News-Gazette.com





via Future use proposed for current Central site | News-Gazette.com http://ift.tt/1hw0qVI

Russia takes cyber-swipe at Illini




The Voice of Russia, a Russian government-run media outlet, claimed on Sunday that the hacking of websites related to the referendum held in Crimea on Sunday came from the U.S.







CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois officials are looking into claims made by some Russian media outlets that a Crimea-related cyberattack originated from here.


read more






via News-Gazette.com http://ift.tt/1gw1eYe

3.06.2014

Sick Of Fighting Photo Thieves, Getty Makes Images Available For Free Embed

Every day, at just about every event that could be of interest to the national and international media, there is at least one Getty photographer, snapping away, all the while knowing that countless websites, Facebook posts, Tweets, and Tumblr posts will probably soon be sharing some of these pics without paying or providing any credit. […]



via Consumerist http://ift.tt/1l5yDxT

Updated: UI told to prepare for 12.5 percent cut in state funds




The University of Illinois has been told to prepare for a 12.5 percent cut in its state funding next year if legislators don't act to extend a state income tax increase that expires in January.





URBANA — The University of Illinois has been told to prepare for a 12.5 percent cut in its state funding next year if legislators don't act to extend a state income tax increase that expires in January.


The Illinois Board of Higher Education has instructed the university to make contingency plans for the cut, which would amount to about $80 million, UI officials said Thursday.


read more






via News-Gazette.com http://ift.tt/1f4o1P4

#problems

#problems



via typography on we heart it http://ift.tt/1e3Yt0g

3.05.2014

3.04.2014

Snapchat makes its way into the recruiting world

Imagine John Groce sending a recruit a selfie.


Or a photo of the ongoing renovation at State Farm Center.


With the message 'Go Illini!' or some variation of this.


And the recruit may see the photo for up to 10 seconds. Then never again.


Confused yet? Welcome to a potential new tool coaches can use with recruiting.





College basketball coaches can now use Snapchat to communicate with recruits who are high school juniors and seniors.





read more






via News-Gazette.com http://ift.tt/1onmHYm

3.02.2014

New Jersey Family Relocates To Colorado So Their Severely Ill Daughter Can Get Medical Marijuana

After trying their best to change New Jersey's medical marijuana law, Brian and Meghan Wilson are being forced to move to Colorado so their 2-year-old daughter can get treatment for her seizures.


The post New Jersey Family Relocates To Colorado So Their Severely Ill Daughter Can Get Medical Marijuana appeared first on ThinkProgress.






via ThinkProgress http://ift.tt/1pPtq0M

3.01.2014

First major grant received for rail trail




Champaign County officials have received the first major grant for construction of their segment of the 24.5-mile Kickapoo Trail linking Urbana and Kickapoo State Park.





SPRINGFIELD — Champaign County officials have received the first major grant for construction of their segment of the 24.5-mile Kickapoo Trail linking Urbana and Kickapoo State Park.


read more






via News-Gazette.com http://ift.tt/1hYOAs3