Flappy Bird is back in the news again, with the developer Dong Nguyen announcing that the game will be making a return. After initially pulling the game from the stores for being too addictive, the developer now has a new version he says will be less addictive.
One addition to the game will be a multiplayer mode. How it will be implemented and how the rest of the game will be different is not known. Read more »
Apple has released an update to OS X Mavericks that brings the version number to 10.9.3. The update is now available to download through the Mac App Store.
One of the major changes in this update is improved support for 4K monitors. What this means is that now if you connect a 4K monitor to a compatible Mac (the 2013 Mac Pro or the 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display) you will get the HiDPI ‘Retina’ option instead of standard 1:1 scaling. Read more »
Sony has announced the third model in the popular and fantastic RX series of Cyber-shot cameras, the RX100 III. The RX100 III features the same compact design as its predecessors but turns everything else up to eleven.
Inside, the RX100 III has the same 20.2 megapixel 1.0-type backside illuminated CMOS sensor from the RX100 II but it combines it with a brand new lens and processor. The lens is now a 24-70mm instead of the 28-100mm on the previous two models but more importantly now has an aperture range of F1.8-F2.8 instead of F1.8-F4.9. Read more »
Zero Lemon, makers of outrageously large battery cases that can power a small home, have released a new case for the Samsung Galaxy S5. Like their previous models, this case replaces the default battery and back cover on your phone with a massive 7500mAh powerhouse.
The case encompasses the back and the sides of the phone and along with the added power also gives added protection. The battery also supports NFC so you don’t lose that functionality with you replace the stock battery. However, the S5 will no longer be waterproof with this case. Read more »
Nikon has announced two new mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras in the US. The first is the 1 J4, which was announced once previously (but without the pricing and the availability) and the second is the 1 S2, which is its cheaper sibling.
The Nikon 1 J4 replaces the previous 1 J3. It has a new 18.4 megapixel CX-format CMOS sensor with an ultra fast 20 fps burst mode at full resolution. It also has 171 contrast detect focus points and 105 phase detect focus points for greater accuracy. Read more »
Google has added a new case for the Nexus 5 on the Play Store. Called the Snap Case, the new case is made from a harder material and unlike the previous Bumper Case or the QuickCover does not wrap completely around the device.
The new Snap Case is lighter and thinner than the other two cases and is designed to offer protection without adding too much to the size and weight of the phone. There are already several variations of this design available for the Nexus 5 from third party manufacturers. Read more »
We talked about the imminent arrival of two popular Valve titles, Portal and Half-Life 2, on the NVIDIA Shield in the past. Thankfully, NVIDIA didn’t make us wait too long and both games are now available on the Play Store.
For the three of you who still haven’t heard of either Portal or Half-Life 2, the former is a futuristic first person shooter where you primarily solve puzzles in a lab and the second is a first-person action game. Both games are ridiculously popular and for good reason. Half-Life 2 revolutionized the first person shooter genre with its terrific story, characters, gameplay and weapons. And when you though it couldn’t get better, Portal came in and again did something completely different. Read more »
Samsung and Seagate have joined forced to create a new wireless media drive. The drive lets you store all your media content, which can then be wirelessly streamed to a mobile device or a computer.
The device has a 1.5TB hard drive that should provide plenty of space for most of your content. You can connect a mobile device running Android 2.3 and above directly to it to stream the content. You can also stream to a Windows or OS X computer. Read more »
Twitter is a great way to keep in touch with people and all that goes around in the world. But often, you may be following someone whose tweets you may not want to read on occasions but don’t want to unfollow them either. Muting, a functionality offered by many third party Twitter clients, enabled users to mute these people so that their tweets would be hidden from your timeline without their knowledge and without you having to unfollow them.
Not a lot of people use third party clients, however, and those who use the website or the official app have been asking for an official mute functionality from Twitter for a long time now. After years of requests, Twitter has finally obliged. Read more »
Botanicula is a puzzle game from the makers of the popular Machinarium. The game was originally released on Steam and won many awards for its visuals and music.
Since then it has made its way to the small screen and is now available on the iPad. We decided to take a look. Read more »
It seems the popular Half-Life 2 series is set to arrive on the NVIDIA Shield gaming console. After announcing Portal for the Shield, which will be available starting May 12, it’s Gordon Freeman’s turn to make an appearance on the mobile platform.
Half-Life 2 is an extremely popular series of first person games that includes the original Half-Life 2, Half-Life 2: Episode One and Half-Life 2: Episode Two. The series famously ended on a cliffhanger seven years ago and since then fans have been waiting for Half-Life 3 that is yet to be announced. Read more »
We have talked about the ISOCELL sensor in the Galaxy S5 in the past, but there are also other aspects of the phone’s camera that Samsung is intent on talking about.
One of them is real-time HDR feature. This lets you see the an HDR version of the image live on the viewfinder, even before you take the photo. This gives an idea of how the photo will look like, even before it is taken. Read more »
Sony has finally released the second generation slim PS Vita console in the US. As you can guess, it is a slimmer and lighter version of its predecessor with a few other changes.
Along with being 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter, the new Vita has 1GB internal memory, improved battery life, LCD instead of AMOLED display, and slight redesign of the shape and buttons for more comfort. Read more »
After Lenovo announced two budget Chromebooks, It’s ASUS’ turn. The company announced two new models of its own, the C200 and the C300, that start at just $250.
C200 has a 11.6-inch display with 1366×768 resolution whereas the C300 maintains that resolution but goes to 13.3-inch. Both models run on Intel Bay Trail-M processor clocked at 2.42GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, HDMI 1.4 and an SD card slot.
Both models will start shipping in North America by the end of June, starting at $250 for the base model.
Treading the fine line between convenient and creepy, Google has added yet another feature to Google Now that goes through your personal information and suggests something relevant.
This time, it’s cards that tell you when a certain product is available in a store near you. If you walk past a store, Google Now will show a card with items and their pricing available in that store, items that you have looked up in the past and are interested in purchasing. Read more »