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  • PS4 beats PC graphics with ‘Kingdom Under Fire II’

    Upcoming PS4 game Kingdom Under Fire II is set to have better graphics than its PC counterpart, says game developer Blue Side Studios. According to a report from 2p, which interviewed Kingdom Under Fire II producer Sang Youn Leethe, the PS4 graphics "will be much better and higher than the PC version." When asked about the differences between the PS4 and PC, Lee says, " a little hard to tell you right now because if the PC users know, they will be very angry. PS4 has much better graphics. PS4 graphics quality will be much better and higher than the PC version." PC...

  • Samsung intros Galaxy Ace Style, a mid-range 4″ KitKat cutie

    Samsung is the busiest gadget bee on earth, popping out phone after phone at a production-line rate. In this vein, let us introduce the Samsung Galaxy Ace Style, a 4" KitKat smartphone with a 1.2Ghz CPU, available in Cream White and Dark Grey, and it's coming this April. The South Korean giant is calling it a "new streamlined, easy-to-use smartphone designed to support and power young social consumers. The Galaxy ACE Style features a fun, unique design with an enhanced camera and advanced features for superior performance." It comes with 4GB internal memory and 512MB RAM, which is exactly the...

  • 6 easy steps for turning that old-school PC into an arcade emulator

    To truly appreciate the gaming world of today, we need to experience the gaming world of yesterday. Titles of the past play an enormous role in the evolution of gaming and are honestly just as fun as anything we are playing today. PlayStation is currently working on an emulation system that will enable you to play PS1/2 games on the PS4. This alone shows you how much of a demand there still is to play old school titles. While PlayStation is busy working on this, you can take your own older PC and use it to emulate a plethora of...

  • DirectX 12: unlocking the full potential of Xbox One gaming

    Will the Xbox One become the most powerful console? DirectX 12 is coming, and it promises to change the Xbox One from top to bottom. Those who feared that the console wars would be unbalanced can relax, because DirectX 12 games for Xbox One will perform twice as well says Neowin. It was revealed at Build, Microsoft's annual Windows developers conference, that Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Xbox One games will run at double their speed with little effort required on the development side. DirectX 12 implements two significant changes: Parallel rendering and bundles. In effect, all Xbox One's now gain...

  • MetaWear will bring wearable tech to the masses

    MetaWear is a tiny development board meant for people who want to create or hack their own wearable tech. The Kickstarter project raised its funding goal of US$8 000 within the first 24 hours and, with 25 days yet to go, is still going on strong -- currently at US$30 000. The open-source device is like a Raspberry Pi but super small. A lot smaller. It's about the size of a US quarter or 17mm x 26mm to be exact. "A Raspberry-PI doesn't fit into a necklace, a bracelet, or a shirt," echoes the project page. MetaWear does. It's pretty amazing, especially considering...

  • 5 absolutely awful video game sequels

    We've all had the experience of playing a game, and knowing within the first five minutes that it is going to be a winner. That it’s going to change your life. That it's something you will forever look back on and think -- that game was amazing. So imagine your excitement when you see that a sequel is being made. The anticipation! You lie awake at night for hours imagining how it will look, what new characters there will be, thinking about how many hours you’re going to dedicate to playing the most amazing sequel to the most amazing game you've...

  • PS4 more powerful than Xbox One, but does it matter?

    The console war, a mythical battle between the top tier current-gen machines, namely the Xbox One and PS4, is a one-sided skirmish Sony's already won, according to Just Add Water CEO Stewart Gilray, reports Worlds Factory. Gilray mentions how it's a physical impossibility for the Xbox One to beat the PS4's performance. Oddworld series creator Lorne Lanning, who was reportedly quoted out of context during an interview over on Xbox Achievements, is Gilray's reference: Actually that is NOT what he said. I spoke to Lorne afterwards and what he meant when speaking to that guy was that budgets, schedules and perceivable differences would narrow, NOT that the Xbox...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: high end Android goodness

    Smartphones are getting bigger every passing year and everyone excepts Apple to hop on the mega screen smartphone bandwagon. If you keep on asking yourself for a device which is high-end yet fits in your hand, your options are pretty limited. Until the launch of the Xperia Z1 Compact, there was no real competition to the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S which come under ultra-premium compact smartphone category with high-end features. Unlike other "mini" versions of flagship smartphones such as Galaxy S4 Mini and HTC One Mini, the Xperia Z1 Compact shares all the high-end features with the Xperia Z1 except its form factor. It comes with a 4.3" screen instead...

  • Amazon Fire TV is a Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV killer

    Chromecast kicked off the inexpensive TV streaming revolution, but it wasn't the definitive device. Sneaking in under the radar and packed with every feature we'll need and more, Amazon's Fire TV is one of the best streaming devices to emerge yet. From 4 April 2014, or tomorrow, Amazon's 1080p streaming box goes on sale for US$99. It's tiny (115mm x 115mm x 17.5mm), it has 8GB internal memory, a quad-core CPU and it streams music, video, uses intuitive voice control, looks incredibly easy to use and plays Android games like Minecraft Pocket Edition and Asphalt 8 (with a sweet optional...

  • Meet Nokia’s new flagship (and budget) Lumias… and Windows 8.1

    Boom! There's a new Lumia in the world. Well, three actually. Nokia announced the new phones at Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference, unveiling not only a new flagship device (the Lumia 930), but two new budget options -- the dual-sim Lumia 630 and the 4G capable Lumia 635. It also offered a glimpse of the mystical Windows 8.1, which will run on all three of its new phones, and will also be available to any Lumia currently running Windows 8. So, what were the highlights? The Lumia 930 Nokia's gone big with its new flagship -- no, I don't mean it's...