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  • Rondo Motion ‘brings life to headphones’, is only for iOS devices

    The company that’s attempting to bring the live concert experience to your ears has successfully reached its funding goal. It’s called Rondo Motion and has just raised over US$60 000 on Kickstarter this week. It’s a small device that uses motion sensing technology to bring the live and natural experience of a concert to your ears. The company responsible for this idea, Dysonics, claims that usual headphones create a “big ‘open’ sound,” and that the sounds are unnatural, uncomfortable and sometimes overwhelming. Put simply, the music is “stuck” inside your head. Rondo Motion wants to change that. Dysonics says that it’s...

  • ‘Diablo III’ coming 3 September for PS3 and Xbox 360

    Blizzard’s seminal hack and slash RPG, Diablo III makes its way to the Xbox 360 and PS3 3 September 2013. Diablo III will be available in the US, Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. There’s even a suggested retail price of €59.99 (US$79.99) which seems a little pricey for a re-released PC game from last year, but this is Diablo III we’re talking about, so there’s plenty of lean meat on the bone for gamers to consume. For those worried about how the mouse-driven action of Diablo III will translate into smooth console experience, cast all doubt aside....

  • Top 6 best gaming phones of 2013

    Gamers enjoy playing on the go and that means using a smartphone with features that enhance gameplay. Screens have become enormous, and mobile processors have leaped from single-core to octa-core. There’s nothing really holding back mobile games, but it takes a powerful smartphone to produce titles such as Infinity Blade II for iOS. Here’s a lineup of the top six mobile phones all packed with must-have features for gamers everywhere. If you just can’t stand going a day without a good game of Bug Village, Tower of Saviors or Candy Crush Saga, one of these six smartphones standout for 2013....

  • First Lumia with Pureview, Nokia EOS leaks images and specs

    The heat from Nokia’s Lumia 925 hasn’t even had time to cool off and we’re already being pummeled with a new Nokia device: sneaky images of a smartphone which will most likely be called the Nokia EOS have emerged care of mega-smartphone site, GSMarena and WPCentral. The images were taken by a twitter user Vizileaks who started the party with this tweet: Nokia Lumia PureView EOS XX Megapixel#nokia #lumia #pureview #betterthanacase @engadget @gizmodo @evleaks @theverge twitter.com/vizileaks/stat… — ViziLeaks (@vizileaks) June 5, 2013   The Nokia EOS is said to have a 41-megapixel PureView camera and a Xenon flash, but the exact megapixel count...

  • Fifa 14 gameplay trailer is officially awesome

    EA is giving fans of its long-standing FIFA series a taste of things to come in the 2014 edition of massively popular football title FIFA with a brand new gameplay trailer. Scheduled to come out later this year, FIFA 14 will no doubt introduce new gameplay mechanics while refining those from previous renditions. This year Precision Movement will be the flagship addition, which EA claims “recreates the dynamic movement of real-world players” based on something EA call locomotion technology. Every aspect of gameplay should be improved with Precision Movement, but especially the manner in which players move on the field: allowing...

  • MYO gesture control armband gains 30k preorders

    Gesture technology has come a long way. Just far enough to leave room for more improvement. Since the Wii’s Remote and the Xbox Kinect, the idea of using body movements to make your gaming experience more immersible is still pretty awesome. Thalmic Labs, though, are taking things to the next level it seems and has raised more than US$14.5-million. The MYO is a stylish, light armband that “let’s you add gesture control to everything.” You can posses devices can ranging from desktop computers, smartphones and tablets to other robotic devices such as drones or the very lovable Sphero robot ball. On...

  • Google Glass gets updated: improved camera with voice-captions

    Although Google Glass is only limited to a lucky handful of people, it’s already rolling out updates on a monthly basis. The newest patches include better software for its camera quality and usage. Seeing as you’ll probably want to share most of your daily routine using this computer stylishly strapped to your face, its camera is probably an important feature. The software has been tweaked to give users sharper pictures as well as a better light/dark awareness. Glass takes a sequence of snaps which are then combined into a single photo that has better light and dynamic range. For example...

  • 9 reasons why NFC will simplify your life

    By now we’ve all heard of NFC. What is NFC you say? Near field communication (NFC) is a set of standards for smartphones and other devices that allows the establishment of radio communication between devices simply by touching them together or bringing them into close proximity, usually no more than a few centimeters. It’s an important technology and there’s nine reasons why I am excited about the widespread adoption of NFC. Wireless File Transfer between devices This is probably the simplest form of NFC on the market right now, simply tap two devices together to share photos, contacts, music and whatever else you want. Much...

  • Samsung announces the life-proof Galaxy S4 Active

    Samsung today announced the Galaxy S4 Active, a 5-inch phone with “no fear” of the outdoor elements. JK Shin, Samsung CEO says, “Samsung has taken the innovative features of the GALAXY S4 and added breakthrough protective design elements to create a device that thrives in an active environment and is built for a lifestyle of travel and exploration.” While the S4 is no slouch in the hardware department, it isn’t as tough as this rugged smartphone. The new Galaxy S4 Active is IP67 certified so dust and means nothing to it. Just like with Sony’s Xperia Z, the S4 active...

  • Intel’s Windows 8, quad-care tablet is a surprise mobile powerhouse

    During its Computex keynote speech earlier this week, chipmaker Intel whipped out a quad-core tablet which sported a look very close to Microsoft’s love it or hate it-device, the Surface. The Intel tablet runs the quad-core Bay Trail CPU, a revamp of the Atom processors that have powered most mobile devices since 2009. While Bay Trail may be for mobile, Intel says that the new chipsets offer laptop CPU-like powers, reports CNET. These tablets are proof of concept only, so don’t expect to seem either one in the near future. Intel dropped this gem about the Bay Trail tablet during...

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