Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain, gets great reception. No really, it saw its first 3G video call in 2010, the first tweet in 2011 and now the first Skype video call in 2013. The feat was achieved by brit Daniel Hughes who is raising £1 million for the Comic Relief anti-poverty charity.
He wanted one million people to donate a single pound and decided to climb Everest to promote this charity. Read more »
Nokia has just launched one of its biggest updates to the HERE Maps app ever with the addition of indoor mapping for 49,000 buildings in 45 countries.
Among the major additions are shopping malls in London as well as major shops and New York at the Times Square and 5th avenue. Read more »
Any gamer knows that the sound in the game matters as much as the visuals. In fact, at times, it matters more, especially when the enemy may not be on the screen but you could still hear them. Normally, people use headphones while gaming but often the level of immersion from just two speakers leaves a lot to be desired and not everyone can afford to purchase a pair of surround sound headphones.
As a solution to this problem, Razer has released a new software for Windows PCs that let you enjoy the benefits of a surround sound headphones from any old pair of stereo headphones. It uses virtual surround sound (which is what most surround sound headphones use anyway) to recreate the experience of listening to a 7.1 channel system through just two speakers. Read more »
Gameloft’s popular first person shooter has received a massive update that adds several new game modes and maps. The update was released a few days ago on iOS but is now available on Android as well.
Among the changes in the Meltdown Update are three new multiplayer maps: Fracture, Extraction and Backfire. There is also a new Demolition specialization that brings with it seven new perks, such as ability to carry 50% more ammo, increase reload speed, dropping a grenade whenever you die, etc. Read more »
A screencap showing off an AnTuTu benchmark score of what is allegedly the just-announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra has surfaced.
We haven’t seen the Snapdragon 800 chipset and the insane clock speeds of its Krait 400 cores before, but as expected it was easily able to top spot the AnTuTu charts. Here, it outperforms even the alleged Samsung Galaxy S4 Advanced (under its codenamed SHV-E330S.) Read more »
Microsoft has teamed up with Japanese mobile game studio KLab to bring its best-selling title Age of Empires to Android and iOS devices, according to Reuters.
KLab will be responsible for sqeezing the game onto smaller screens and making the real-time strategy thumb-friendly. Read more »
If you’re a fan of Reddit, or memes, or the whole internet comedy via images thing then you’ve probably have or heard or used Imgur’s services. It’s the place to store all your pictures, memes, screenshots, and what not.
And now we’ve finally received an official app straight from Imgur. It’s already available for download on Google Play and is expected to launch on iOS soon, after it’s been thoroughly checked out. Read more »
At its event today, Sony unveiled another accessory, in the form of the Smart Bluetooth Handset (SBH52). Designed to go hand-in-hand with the Xperia Z Ultra, this wireless mini-handset can receive calls and thus save you the trouble of placing the massive Ultra against your ear to answer a call.
The Sony SBH52 features an OLED display which is good to display the caller ID, music track information, the time or even text messages.The casing of the SBH52 is waterproof and comes with NFC connectivity for fast pairing. Read more »
The just-announced Sony Xperia Z Ultra offers a massive 6.4″ screen of 1080p resolution. Besides being ultra crisp, the display features some advanced display technologies that it borrows from Sony Bravia HDTVs and the company provided a short video to demonstrate their benefits.
The TRILUMINOUS technology enables richer colors thanks to a wider palette of available colors, while the X-Reality engine enhances contrast, saturation, and sharpness and reduces noise. Read more »
The Sony Xperia Z Ultra was officially launched just moments ago and Sony, as is its tradition, has promptly posted its first promo videos on YouTube.
The Big Screen, Big Entertainment video is Sony’s roundup of the Xperia Z Ultra’s mouth-watering features. The X Reality display for richer colors and great sharpness, the water-resistance and its uses (naturally there’s a pool involved), Sony has even got a smart cover-type accessory in the video. Check it out after the break. Read more »
The tiny Android-based game console OUYA has finally gone from being a Kickstarter project to an actual product that you can purchase. Starting today, you will be able to purchase the console in US, UK and Canada.
The console is now available in stores such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and GAME for $99 in the US. If you want to get a second controller, you would have to shell out another $49.99. Read more »
Fujifilm has launched the new X-M1 interchangeable-lens camera, the third of its kind from the company and the cheapest one so far. It has the retro-style design of some of Fujifilm’s other models and as you can see below it looks utterly fantastic.
The X-M1 uses the same 16.3 megapixel APS-C X-Trans CMOS Sensor as the X-Pro1 and X-E1 cameras with a 49 point auto-focus system, which Fujifilm claims offers quality comparable to full-frame sensors. The sensor is capable of shooting at ISO6400, which can be further extended to ISO25600. Read more »
At a first glance, the Ferrari by Logic3 P200 over-ear headphones are nothing like the manufacturer’s S100i which I reviewed a couple of weeks ago. Unlike the small, sleek-looking S100i in-ear offering, the P200 are as large and imposing a pair of headphones, as they get.
Like the in-ear S100i headset, the Ferrari by Logic3 P200 headphones are part of the manufacturer’s Scuderia collection. The headset’s design is inspired by Ferrari’s rich racing heritage – it is modeled after the headphones worn by the car maker’s F1 team members in the pits during a race. Hit the break to find out what it’s like to live with them on a daily basis! Read more »
With 8 million kilometers clocked and counting, Google’s Street View service is aiming even higher to offer its users more and more breathtaking sights – literally. Street View’s latest update now features the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the world’s tallest building.
This is the first time the Street View team goes to capture every centimeter of a skyscraper and the endeavor has taken a total of three days to complete. Read more »
The flashing community is going to love this. Samsung has apparently jumped the gun and aired the Kernel source files for its Google Edition Galaxy S4.
The Kernel source code could allow developers to tailor their custom ROMs to the underlying hardware – making the radio, camera and many other components work as they should. Read more »