Nintendo has announced a brand new version of its portable gaming console, called the Nintendo 3DS XL. The name makes it sound like a bigger version of the existing Nintendo 3DS, and that’s because it is.
The new 3DS XL has a 4.88-inch display compared to the 3.53-inch display on the 3DS and uses the same stereoscopic 3D wizardry found on its smaller sibling that lets you view 3D content without using any kind of glasses. Read more »
Yesterday, Microsoft announced the newest version of their mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. But while it’s a solid upgrade over the current Windows Phone 7.5, those who own the current devices have been left in the lurch, with just the new homescreen and a couple of minor features being offered as part of the Windows Phone 7.8 update.
Naturally, the people are upset about it, since companies like Nokia were launching their flagship products like the Lumia 900 based on Windows Phone 7.5 not too long ago and people bought these thinking that they will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8 in future and get all the new features. One such customer was Luke who had bought a Samsung Focus in the past and then switched on to a Nokia Lumia 900. Read more »
Gameloft has released the iOS version of the next game in their Asphalt series, Asphalt 7: Heat. We first spotted this game in a press image for the Galaxy S III but ironically it ended up on iOS first, as they usually do.
Asphalt 7: Heat is a street racing gamed much like it’s predecessors. You drive on the streets of various locations around the world in 60 different cars from exotic car manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Pagani, and even the Legendary DeLorean DMC-12 from the ‘Back to the Future’ series. Read more »
Dolphin has released a new version of its popular Dolphin Browser HD for Android. The browser, currently in beta state and available only from the official website, uses a new version of the Dolphin Engine, which it claims makes it the highest performing HTML5 browser available today, not just on mobile but on any platform.
Its main claim to fame is the absurdly high HTML5 test score, where it scores an astounding 450 points (plus 3 bonus points), more than any other browser that is currently available, including those on desktop. Dolphin says it has paid special attention to canvas elements, 2D context and text rendering and that the Dolphin Engine made significant GPU technology improvements around GPU accelerated canvas rendering and optimized CPU / GPU parallel computing. Read more »
The Google I/O developer conference is starting next week and just like last year Google has released an app for Android that would allow visitors to find their way around the conference and know what’s happening at what time.
The following are some of the things you can do with the Google I/O 2012 app: Read more »
Back in March, Sony had announced that its two tablets, the Tablet S and the Tablet P, will be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update by April. Sony stuck to its schedule for the Tablet S but the smaller Tablet P was left out in the cold, until now.
If you are one of the few people who bought the Tablet P, you will be glad to know that Sony has now started rolling out the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Read more »
We have seen some 3D renders of the next generation iPhone (quite often and wrongly referred to as the iPhone 5) before but these are some of the best we have seen so far. One Gizmodo reader Martin Hajek made these after looking at some of the leaked images that have come out so far and has done a terrific job with them.
You’ll notice things like the vertically stretched display and an aluminum back, along with a new connectivity port that we have seen and heard about in the past. Hajek also took the time to put some fake fingerprints on them to make the renders look even more realistic. Read more »
It’s not always we get to use a smartphone that has an Intel processor inside so when we got the opportunity, we jumped on it. For those who are not aware, the Lava XOLO X900 is the first phone in the world to use an Intel processor and its x86 architecture, and is on sale right now in India. Meanwhile, another version of this phone called the Orange San Diego is now making its way to shops in Europe and this is just the beginning as you’ll be seeing a lot more devices running an Intel processor by the end of this year.
But all that for later. For now, catch us after the break for a quick preview of the world’s first smartphone with Intel inside. Read more »
Microsoft has sent out invites to the press for an event that they are holding in Los Angeles on Monday, June 18, just a couple of days before the Windows Phone Summit. Although the subject of the event has not been officially announced, AllThingsD believes that it will be about Windows RT.
According to sources outside the company, AllThingsD found out Microsoft will be showcasing some of the devices that will be running Windows RT, presumably devices that were announced at Computex last week, and also talk about some of the programs and services that will run on these devices. Read more »
Acer has now officially released the Iconia Tab A700 tablet that we first saw at CES back in January. The main feature of this tablet is that it’s the first Android tablet to have a 10.1-inch, FullHD 1920 x 1200 resolution display.
The A700 is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 with 4-PLUS-1 cores and runs Android 4.0. It also features Dolby Mobile 3 that provides 5.1 channel Dolby Surround Sound via HDMI to a home entertainment system. Read more »
You may have heard about Disney/Pixar’s upcoming animation film Brave. You may have also heard about the hit mobile game Temple Run. Now the two have joined forces to bring you a new game for iOS and Android called Temple Run: Brave.
Temple Run: Brave features the main character from the movie Merida who is running away from the demon bear Mordu. The basic gameplay mechanic here is the same as on the standard Temple Run. Your character automatically keeps running and you have to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles and falling from your path. You collect coins that help you to purchase power-ups from the game’s menu and you can purchase more coins using in-app purchase. Read more »
Opera released the latest version of its desktop browser, Opera 12, which brings support for themes. Setting a new theme for your Opera browser will add a new background image on the speed dial and new tab page and would also change the colors the tab bar and the browser chrome.
It’s not a terribly unique feature, with both Firefox and Chrome being able to do this for a long time now but it’s good to see it arrive on Opera as well and the implementation is actually pretty good. The few themes available on Opera’s site also look pretty good. Read more »
One of the things we wait for when a new product is launched, apart from getting our hands on it, is watching iFixit tear them apart and expose their innards. Naturally, the new MacBooks announced at WWDC weren’t going to be treated differently, so now we have the full iFixit teardown of both the new MacBook Pro with Retina display and the MacBook Air.
Lets’s start with the MacBook Pro, which got the lowest score a product can get when it comes to repairability. The reason for this is because a lot of the internal parts are custom designed as well as attached to the motherboard. Read more »
Apple may have announced support for iOS 6 on the three year old iPhone 3GS and the two year old iPhone 4 but they won’t be getting the same treatment as the company’s newest iPhone 4S. If you go through Apple’s website and read the fine print you will find out that some of the more important features in iOS 6 that were demoed in the keynote couple of days ago won’t be available at all on the iPhone 4 and 3GS.
One of these features is Flyover, part of the new Maps app in iOS 6. Flyover lets you see an aerial view of the major metro areas around the world in glorious photorealistic 3D. Read more »
Although the iOS version of Max Payne Mobile was launched back in April, the Android version got lost in translation and was delayed indefinitely. That is until now.
Rockstar has announced that the game will be available this Thursday, that is June 14 for $2.99 and features HD graphics, high-resolution textures, Social Club connectivity, user-customizable controls and gamepad support for select USB controllers. Read more »