What You MEGATech Missed: Midsummer Night’s Dream Michael Kwan July 31, 2011 Extras We here at MEGATechNews aim to provide you with a daily dose of technological nourishment, whether it be in the realm of computer hardware, Android tablets, or random kitchen gadgetry. With so much going on, it’s easy to miss a story or two. That’s why we highlight some of our best each week with the Sunday roundup. First up, Beth Snyder has put together yet another collection for her USB flash drive madness. Some of the flash drives are more functional than others, but you can’t deny that the Panda drive from Bone Collection is just too cute to pass up. Dylan Duarte keeps his finger and toes on the pulse of pop culture, both new and old. To commemorate last week’s anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, he has put together a list of five awesome astronauts… they just happen to be all be fictional. One of the highlights from his list has to be Buzz Lightyear. Let’s just hope that the whole thing about going to infinity and beyond has nothing to do with the US government’s debt ceiling. Oops? Myself, I put up a post describing my experience test driving the 2012 Ford Focus. It’s a great little car that’s very much within the affordable range, but it comes packed with plenty of gadgety geeky toys. You wanted integrated Bluetooth? A port for your USB devices? Media controls on your steering wheel? A voice-based navigation system with a large touchscreen? Yeah, it has all of that. There’s also a somewhat frightening auto-parallel parking feature, plus a rearview camera. We’re working on a couple of videos of our Ford Focus experience (and a fuller review) and we’re looking to post those on Futurelooks and on MegaTechNews soon. On a related note, if your car doesn’t already have Bluetooth, you might want to check out my review of the Supertooth HD Bluetooth speakerphone in the meantime. Turning our attention to industry news, Michael Lim reports on a lawsuit being launched against Nintendo by one of its major distributors. Hakuyu has been shipping Nintendo products to the Taiwanese masses for nearly three decades and now they’ve been cut off. So, they’ve turned to their legal department and turned their attention back to Japan to the tune of $24.3 million US. How will Iwata-san, Shiggy, and the rest of the Mario-themed crew at Nintendo respond? Is Taiwan too small of a market for them to care? Last and certainly not least, James White has some great news for all the computer fans in the audience. AMD has apparently revealed the launch dates for Bulldozer. We’re not sure if it’s all that official, but sources are pointing toward a September 19 release date. There’s a chart in James’ article that outlines the processors they plan on releasing in mid-September, as well as the chips shipping out in early 2012. Get ready to get yourself more power for less money! Share This With The World!