Realism in gaming has been a goal of many a game developer for a long time. Advancements in graphics, surround sound and force feedback have all been steps towards better drawing a player into the gaming experience, but as of late we’ve seen some bold new attempts, trying to take this concept to the the next level.
Some of you might have caught UK TV series The Gadget Show’s Battlefield 3 simulator, which married a host of different technologies together to try and place the player in the game environment, making it one of the most impressive FPS (first-person shooter) experiences ever. Read more »
Samsung’s latest ad for their Galaxy S II strikes hard at Apple fans as if the South Korean manufacturers wants to get even for the latest patent infringement cases Apple won in Germany. The scenario in the video is played out in front of an apparent Apple store that will open in 9 hours and, most likely, start selling a new iPhone.
Apparently, according to Samsung Apple’s die-hard fans consist of hipster, “creative” folk and they line up in wait of the new iDevice – which, as you can imagine, is prime material for abuse in a comic form. Read more »
If you thought Google does not make enough cool looking stuff, you are in for a surprise. I recently stumbled upon The ‘About’ page for Google Music and not only do I think it is the best page Google ever made it is probably one of the coolest web pages out there on the Internet.
When you open the page, you will need to give it some time to load, which could take a while depending upon your Internet connection speed. After that you will see tabs at the bottom for the various features of Google Music. Hovering over them makes a sound that goes down in octave from left to right. But the real fun starts when you click on one of them. Read more »
We have shown you a video before of our Earth taken from the International Space Station. And today we are back again with another one. Although the subject of the last video was quite stunning, the video itself came nowhere close to doing it justice. So this time we have a better one for you.
This is a time-lapse video taken by taken by Ron Garan, Satoshi Furukawa and the crew of expeditions 28 & 29 on board the International Space Station. This video is a lot longer and covers a greater portion of the planet from various angles. We also get a stunning view of the Northern Lights and the storms in the clouds as the space station moves above the surface of the Earth. Read more »
Here at GSMArena, we really love cool videos and we can’t help but notice that lately Motorola has been on a roll with the promo videos for its smartphones.
After the XOOM 2 tablets announcement earlier today, Moto has reveiled the launch date for the Droid RAZR for Verizon Wireless. The hotly anticipated launch is goint to take place on 11 November 2011 at 11.11 AM. Yes, Motorola will be launching the RAZR exactly at this date, 11.11 AM sharp. Sharp but fast as well, as you’ll see in a minute. Read more »
We were itching to test the Xperia active’s water resistance ever since it first stepped in our office.
Naturally, the water test is the most fun to do and we wanted to check out the wet finger tracking Sony Ericsson is bragging about. Read more »
After making its way to the iPad from the Mac, GaregaBand is now coming to an even smaller screens, those of the iPhone and iPod touch. GarageBand for the iPhone and iPod touch is basically the same app found on the iPad so you get the same set of features but on a smaller screen.
The app is now universal, which means if you already have an iPad version you can download it on your iPhone or iPod touch for free. Or you can download it for the first time for $4.99. The app is available for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and the third and fourth generation iPod touch, running iOS 4.3 or later. Read more »
I must point out that I never thought that I will discuss etymology in this blog but, heck, since it is directly related to Nokia’s freshly announced Windows Phone creations, I figured that it fits the bill.
After a full day of Nokia World coverage from London, we did come quite impressed with the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. A lot of effort has gone into developing the hardware and software of the smartphone duo. However, the same cannot be said about the selection of the name of the two handsets.
Apparently, the meaning of the word ‘lumia’ in colloquial Spanish is Read more »
The team over at Mashable have manage to aggregate a wealth of impressive stats all centered around a little social networking site you might have heard of called Facebook.
With an estimated 800 million users, it’s safe to say that reading this, you might fit under Mark Zuckerberg’s broad umbrella of a user base too. Read more »
Another pesky group of nasty green pigs irritates our favorite Angry Birds. This time it’s all about the candy with Halloween fast approaching.
Rovio has released a “Ham’o'Ween” update to its Angry Birds Seasons series with new 30 levels for you bash pigs in and a little big surprise. Read more »
Let me be clear up front – this video is not suitable if your heart misses a beat every time you see a tech device getting abused. With that said, we urge you to take a look at this cool experiment courtesy of the guys from SquareTrade.
They get a hot Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II and drop them three times from different heights onto concrete. While here at GSMArena we may test everything there is to test on a mobile device, we can’t test how physically strong and durable these devices actually are. So, if you are interested how the iPhone 4S and the Galaxy S II fare on this test, watch this video. Read more »
A couple of days ago, we told you about Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon chipsets, designed with strong emphasis on power-efficiency. In order to fortify its commitment to the cause, Qualcomm has released a rather fascinating video for all of us, with bugs (real, not software ones, mind you) as its unusual cast.
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When you have the most iconic and recognizable mobile theme in the world, you’d have to be pretty confident to let the general public loose on it, with a mind to then putting the result on 100 million handsets worldwide, but that’s exactly what Nokia have gone and done.
The Nokia Tune competition opened at the start of September and asked musicians, music lovers and Nokia fans everywhere to reinvent the iconic Nokia theme in their own style.
Update: Nokia just came up and made it clear that this new controversial DubStep remix is not replacing the original Nokia tune.
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You know that here on the GSMArena Blog we like throwing cool video your way every now and then and this Playstation 3 ad is just that.
It promotes Sony’s gaming console in a rather extraordinary way by gathering all the iconic PS3 game characters like Snake from the Metal Gear Solid series and Kratos from God of War. The list goes on and on, but you should really get this video playing by now. Read more »
If you’re of a certain age, you will have fond memories of a little console called the Nintendo 64. Being able to play with three friends in local multiplayer on Starfox 64 (aka Lylat Wars for you Europeans and Aussies), Mario Kart 64, Golden Eye and the wealth of other titles that helped make the transition from 2D to 3D all those years ago was a blast.
For some, you might still have a working N64 in your attic, but for others unable to relight their retro-gaming fire so easily, N64oid has a solution. Read more »