The E3 game expo is now over, sadly, but come on, it continue for month. However, now it’s time to replace the tears of sadness with tears of joy.
A cinematic trailer of the Star Wars: The Old Republic has been released and it looks spectacular. The game is planned to launch sometime this year and according to various analysts costs its developers at BioWare $80 million. Read more »
The first iOS 5 beta launched soon after the official announcement at the Apple’s WWDC. As usual, it’s available for developers only and unless you are one or you managed to add your iGadget UDID into a developer’s account, then you can’t have it.
Fortunately, we got iOS 5 installed on two iPhone 4. Our preview is almost ready and should become available later today. And while we are crossing the t’s and dotting the lower case j’s we thought we might give you a little something in advance to keep you busy. Read more »
After the Light and Light Pro, ZTE has another affordable Android tablet for the masses. This one is similar to the two before it but has improved hardware. It now runs on a Snapdragon MSM8225 chip with 1GHz CPU and Adreno 205 GPU, same as most Android phones these days, 1GB ROM, 512MB RAM, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, 3.2 megapixel camera and microSD card support.
It still uses the same 7-inch, 800 x 480 resolution display (which roughly gives it the same pixel density as the iPad) and Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread instead of the tablet-optimized Honeycomb. Read more »
When Google announced the Music Beta service at the I/O conference, it was only limited to those in the United States. However, it seems now it has started rolling out in other countries as well.
Reports are coming in from Europe from people who have successfully managed to install the Music Beta application on their Android devices. The application, along with Google Books, is being pushed to the device automatically. Read more »
There is no doubt that Angry Birds is possibly the greatest mobile video game yet. It is simple, yet addictive – I have personally wasted hours of my time in pursuit of the coveted three stars for each level. What is happening lately with Rovio’s creation though is even more impressive – it appears that the game has already become a part of today’s pop culture. The latest commercial from T-Mobile is a living proof of this fact – it brings the popular characters from the video game to life in the middle of Barcelona.
As you can see, the live setup is quite impressive. There is a booth with a smartphone in the middle Read more »
HTC used the canned response “Every phone experiences a slight variation in signal strength when the antenna is covered in its entirety by a palm and/or fingers” when questioned about the death grip issues on the HTC Sensation.
While that’s true, it says nothing about the severity of the problem – it could be a small signal drop for completely covering the phone, or a large drop for barely holding it. HTC also said the problem was exaggerated in our video, so we decided to record a new one. Read more »
It doesn’t take a genius to note that thus far the Windows 8 tech demos we’ve seen have had a big emphasis on touch interface and share a heck of a lot with Windows Phone’s Metro UI. What is more Windows 8 will almost certainly be hitting a host of tablets as well as the next generation of desktops and laptops.
Those such as ARM have already demoed a few devices with some iteration of Windows 8 but what about Microsoft stamping their own branding on a tablet. Read more »
Today’s Google doodle is a homage to Lester William Polfuss, otherwise known as Les Paul. He was a guitarist, songwriter and known for inventing many music styles as well as the first solid body electric guitar, which made the sound of rock and roll possible.
I must admit, I wasn’t impressed by the Nintendo Wii U when it was announced a couple of days back at the E3 2011. And the way Nintendo’s shares are going down, neither is anyone else. And now Firemint, the company that created the popular iOS game Real Racing 2 HD will be bringing wireless FullHD gaming over AirPlay to your TV screen, a feature that will kick devices like the Wii U squarely in the nuts.
Now currently, Real Racing 2 HD is able to stream 1080p output from an iPad 2 to a TV screen through the HDMI connection but with iOS 5 developers will be able to stream the same output wirelessly to an Apple TV using the new AirPlay Mirroring function in iOS 5. Read more »
After the unveiling of their next generation console, the Wii U, at E3 2011, Nintendo Co. shares fell down by 5.7% on Wednesday, their lowest in the past five year. As of mid-day Thursday, they are still down by 5.2%. Clearly people are not taking a liking to the new console.
The problem, according to the analysts, is that the product itself isn’t bad but it just failed to meet people’s expectations, which were rather high following the phenomenal success of the Wii. The market is also evolving at a rapid pace Read more »
HP is yet to give any official launch date for their upcoming TouchPad tablet but it seems Amazon couldn’t hold it in any longer and had to tell someone. So what we have here might just be a goof-up or an attempt to keep user interest up in the device.
Discovered by an Engadget reader, if you are curious as to when the TouchPad will be launched, all you have to do is type “hp touchpad” in the search field on Amazon and then you get this little ad that bares it all. Read more »
Okay, so that’s not really the reason they cited but the bottom line is that those using bada handsets that have a WQVGA resolution display (that’s 240 x 400) will not be getting the bada 1.2 update.
That includes a whole bunch of phones like the S5250 Wave525, S5330 Wave533, S5750 Wave575, S5780 Wave 578 and the S7230E Wave 723. Read more »
As a company, DELL is not particularly well known for the design of its products. Aside the Adamo series of laptops, most of the tech giant’s creations are utilitarian by design. The leak of a 7″ tablet prototype however, is about to make me completely change my mind about the design philosophy of the Texas based company – with its sliding-out, split QWERTY keyboard, it is simply gorgeous.
There is no information on the OS which the tablet will be running Read more »
The talk of the day is still Apple’s keynote and the unveiling of iOS 5. It brought along many changes, most of which good ones but this geek can’t help but wonder – weren’t those things already available?
Much like some old iPhone ads by Apple itself, when somebody asked me how can I enable SMS delivery reports (you know as a joke that the iPhone can’t) I’d say – “There’s an app for that”. I used to say this about many things – like the missing DivX and XviD support too. And there is an app for most things we’d want to do with our iPhones. If there isn’t one in the official iTunes store, there’s probably one over at jailbroken heaven-vile Cydia. Read more »
The Google Chrome web browser got a new stable release – version 12 – which brings along a safer browsing experience and faster graphic performance.
The Chrome browser got safer with the enhancements added to its Safe Browsing technology. It will warn you if you’re about to enter a site with malicious content or a phishing site (a site, which tricks you into sharing personal and secure information) and will also warn you while trying to download malware. Read more »