Years ago if gamers wanted to play games, they’d either have to be willing to drop a lot of money on a gaming rig or purchase a console, which at that time was considerably cheaper compared to building a gaming PC for oneself. These days PCs and their components are starting to get cheaper and it does not take too much money to build a relatively decent gaming computer to play games with, which has some believing that PC gaming will eventually take over console gaming. In fact it was several months ago that an NVIDIA executive believed that PC games’ graphics would soon outstrip consoles, and now according to NVIDIA’s Matt Wright, he believes that PC systems are considered to be the more “superior” choice when it comes to gaming
The last Gears of War title that was released was back in 2013 with the Gears of War: Judgment game, and if you were looking forward to the next title, you might want to sit back and get comfortable because it does not appear as though a new title is in development right now. That’s not to say that the franchise will be discontinued, but according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, it seems that at the moment they are currently having discussions about the future of the franchise, which sounds as though there might not be anything in development for now.
The world of 3D has made quite a fair number of leaps and bounds in the past few years, where we now even have 3D movies that are being shown regularly, 3D printers for the home so that you can come up with some of your zanier creations, and here we are with word of an experimental 3D scanner that hails from MIT researchers which is touted to be able to create clear images of poorly lit objects with the clever use of single photons . Of course, all of it will be in 3D, no doubt about it.
In a bid to get a slice of the lucrative karaoke market, musiXmatch, the song lyrics database and maker of accompanying mobile apps that let you view lyrics of songs you’re listening to, is getting into the hardware game. Partnering with IK Multimedia, the UK/Italian company is releasing a “custom-designed” microphone accessory and updated app targeting karaoke enthusiasts.
If people feel comfortable renting out their houses, and cars, to strangers, why not bikes? That’s the question that the Lock8 founders asked themselves, inevitably leading to one of the first true smart locks for bikes. Plus, Lock8 uses its smart lock, paired with a mobile app, to facilitate a peer-to-peer marketplace
After a turn as a provider of software for the Philips Hue ecosystem, startup Goldee is getting into the messy hardware game. The company’s first product is a smart light switch designed to be used with Hue, as well as with other connected bulb systems including LIFX and iLumi. It also works with regular bulbs, but in tandem with smart bulbs, it adds a number of smart features and so-called light scenes, which cherry pick colors from photographs to compose different lighting effects.
Remember that rumored PlayStation 4 and PS Vita bundle that was due to reach the UK in time for the holidays? It’s now official — if not the discount that some were hoping for. Sony UK head Fergal Gara tells Eurogamer that some stores are carrying the device combo starting today, but it will cost only slightly less than the £500 ($816) you’d pay to get the systems one at a time.
LG G2 owners may have to wait a while to get the Android 4.4 KitKat software that their Nexus 5-toting counterparts already enjoy. A spokesperson for the company’s Canadian branch informs MobileSyrup that the G2 should get its KitKat upgrade late in the first quarter of 2014 — in other words, March
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With a reasonable $1,399 sticker price, the LG Smart ThinQ Single Oven Range with Infrared Grill LRE3027ST incorporates new technology along with features you’d find in a traditional freestanding range and oven. In some cases, this LG takes those predictable elements and adds some flair and utility, such as a pair of dual-element burners for rapid boiling, and an infrared broiler
While Samsung released dozens of different televisions in 2013, Sony did what turned out to be the right thing by announcing just four series of TVs at the start of the year. Though more followed later on, the initial distillation did lead to a less-confusing lineup in 2013. The most mainstream series in that lineup are the “R” models, namely the R520/R550.
G-Project’s G-Boom is pretty easy to sum up: While it may not necessarily be the most attractive-looking portable Bluetooth wireless speaker on the market, it is one of the best values, outputting big sound and big bass for $99.99. At first glance, the speaker reminded me a little of an IED (improvised explosive device), complete with three LED lights on the front when powered on
I’m 518 Fuel points ahead of men aged 30-39 at this point in the day, and 678 points ahead of yesterday at this time. But, I still have at least 900 more Fuel points to go to reach my goal. Welcome to the world of NikeFuel, and the Nike+ FuelBand SE, the latest version of the company’s wearable wireless fitness band
November 17, 2013
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