The Nintendo Wii
U has been suffering in sales figures, but nonetheless, Nintendo has
announced a new spring update recently with additional improvements. And
Nintendo still owes Wii U users their Virtual Console. Now we have news
that classic SNES RPG Earthbound will be available later this year, as well as the other Virtual Console launch titles for the Wii U.
Other classic titles from the NES and SNES platforms include F-Zero, Super Mario World, Balloon Fight, Donkey Kong
Jr., Excitebike, Ice Climber, Kirby’s Adventure, and Punch-Out II.
These SNES Virtual Console titles will be priced no higher than $8,
while NES VC games are $6, tops.
Great news for fans of classic games. This should make Wii U fans happy.
released its latest financial results, it also revealed details on how
many device it sold, and Apple also announced that their App Store has hit a massive 45 billion downloads.
Back in January of this year Apple announced that they had hit 40
billion downloads, so that is an increase of 5 billion since January,
they also revealed that they have now paid their iOS developers more
than $9 billion.
We also get to here some information about Apple’s iCloud, which now
has more than 300 million users, and increase of around 50 million from
the previous financial quarter.
In addition to the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-LF1 compact camera that launched this week, Panasonic has also launched their new Panasonic Lumix G6 micro four thirds camera.
The Panasonic Lumix G6 is fitted with a 16-megapixel sensor, capable
of capturing images at 7fps in burst mode and provides a maximum
sensitivity of ISO 25,600.
Other features of the Panasonic Lumix G6 include a a 1,440K-dot OLED
LVF, 0.5 second startup time, and a 3-inch 1,036K-dot touchscreen,
offering 180 degree swivel and 270 degrees of tilt to make sure it can
always been seen.
The Panasonic Lumix G6 micro four thirds camera is also equipped with
a new Venus image engine and full-area touch AF along with 10
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Google has purchased Wavii for a reported $30 million, Wavii is a
natural language processing startup, and apparently both Apple and
Google were looking to buy the company, but Google has managed to come
to a deal with Wavii.
Wavii’s team, which is 25 strong will join Google, including the
company’s founder Adrian Aoun, the team will be moving to join Google’s
Knowledge Graph division in Seattle.
There are no details as yet on exactly what Google plans to do with Wavii, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
A new titanium stylus in the form of the Ti-Click PRO and Ti-Click
RTS has launched on Kickstarter this week and has already blasted its
way through its initial $15,000 goal, raising $80,000+ in its first few
The Ti-Click pen stylus has been designed to accept over 35 different
refills making sure its always easy to add extra ink to you pen when
required. The Ti-Click pen stylus has been designed by Chadwick Parker
& Joe Huang, watch the video after the jump to learn more.
The designers of the Ti-Click PRO and Ti-Click RTS pen stylus explain:
"This project started with a vision to create 2 truly amazing
titanium click pens from the ground-up. It has been a big challenge and a
project that w
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BlackBerry has announced that the BlackBerry Q10
Canada release date will be the 1st of May, the handset will be
available with all the major carriers, which will include Rogers, Bell Mobility and Telus, and the handset will retail for $199 with a new three year contract.
"We’re thrilled that the BlackBerry Q10 will soon be available to
Canadians,” said Andrew MacLeod, Managing Director for Canada. "The new BlackBerry
Q10 combines the power of BlackBerry 10 with a classic BlackBerry
keyboard to help people communicate and collaborate faster and more
efficiently. We’re seeing strong momentum behind BlackBerry 10 from
carriers, customers and partners around the world. The BlackBerry Q10
will accelerate this trend.”
Sony has unveiled a new compact camera its has created in the form of the Sony Cybershot
HX50V, which is equipped with a 20.4 megapixel Exmor R CMOS image
sensor, and is the worlds smallest and lightest camera with 30x optical zoom capability.
Sony has fitted their Cybershot HX50V camera with built-in Wi-Fi
capabilities, allowing users to benefit from Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile
application, which is available for both Android and iOS devices, and
enables wireless transfer of photographs to the mobile devices.
The Sony Cybershot HX50V is also fitted with a powerful X-type
lithium ion battery offering 400 photos from a single charge. Patrick
Huang , director of the Cyber-shot digital camera busin
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Sony has announced that a new version of their Sony Google TV is being launched as the NSZ-G8, and builds on the technology used in their already available Sony NSZ-G7 set-top box which launched last year.
The new updated NSZ-G8 Sony Google TV set-top box has received a number of new updates and tweaks, one of which has now added Wi-Fi certification to the device.
Unfortunately no information on pricing or worldwide availability has
been released as yet for the Sony NSZ-G8, but as soon as information
comes to light we will keep you updated as always.
However with Google I/O 2013 less than a month away more details
about the new Sony NSZ-G8 Sony Google TV set-top box might be revealed
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The other day Nokia teased a new QWERTY smartphone, the handset is now official, the Nokia Asha 210, which comes with a full QWERTY keyboard an features a 2.4 inch LCD display with a QVGA resolution of 320 x 240 pixels.
The Nokia Asha 210 comes with a 2 megapixel rear camera, and 64MB of
built in storage, it also comes with a microSD Card slot that can take
up to 32GB cards, plus WiFi and USB.
The video below shows the new Nokia
Asha 210 in action, the handset comes with a dedicated ‘WhatsApp’
button, which gives you instant access to the WhatsApp application.
The new Stealth Nighthawk F-117A TV Dongle has been designed as an
easy to use XBMC device, with the same soc as the Raspberry PI. Storage
on the Stealth Nighthawk F-117A is provided by micro SD-Cards and can
accommodate unto 32GB cards in size. Watch the video after the jump to
see the Stealth Nighthawk F-117A in action.
If you have never heard of XBMC its an
awesome piece of software which has been created as an open source
cross-platform software media player and entertainment hub.
For digital media for Home Theatre PCs and provides users with a
10-foot user interface designed to be a media player for the
living-room, and which is controlled using a remote control.
"On Stealth Nighthawk F-117A you can attach your hard d
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We recently heard that Sony had finished the Sony Xperia P Jelly Bean update and that the update was getting closer to release, and now Sony has revealed that the update will be released this week.
As well as the Sony Xperia P, the Sony Xperia Go, and the Sony Xperia
E Dual will all get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the update is
being rolled out in phases.
Sony has not revealed which countries will get the Android Jelly Bean
update, but they have said that all handsets will get the update by May
at the latest, as soon as we get some more information we will let you
If you are looking to upgrade your graphics performance and have deep
pockets, you might interested to learn that the new Radeon HD 7990 ahas
now launched for $1000 and will be available to purchase in the next
couple of weeks.
The Radeon HD 7990 is capable of providing 8 terraflops of processing
power, which is over twice at the graphics power of the Radeon HD 7970,
and a massive four times that of the new next generation PlayStation 4
The Radeon HD 7990 is equipped with 6GB of GDDR5 RAM, PCI Express 3.0
support and a new cooling system and can handle almost any current game
at 4K Ultra HD resolution with the detail settings max’ed out. Matt
Skynner, corporate vice president and general mana
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Sony has announced the Android Open Source Project (ASOP) for its latest high end Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z, which means that the software for the handset will be open to developers.
For the AOSP on Xperia™ Z project to run, we are also providing
some binaries here on Developer World. Binaries are for example hardware
drivers that are specific for a certain chipset. Since some of the
binaries are proprietary files provided by Qualcomm, you can download
Xperia Z binaries after accepting an end-user license agreement that
states how the files can be used and what limitations that exist.
Remember that the software is not intended for everyday use, and it does
not include some apps and services that are part of standard phone software.
google are holding their annual Google I/O developer conference next month, and we are expecting them to unveil the next major version of their mobile OS, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
According to a recent report, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie has been
delayed, and we may not see the new OS launch at Google’s developer
conference next month, it has apparently been delayed between 2 and 4
Of course this is just a rumor at the moment, hopefully we should
have some more information closer to the Google I/O conference, which
takes place in May.
If you’re maxing out your wireless network
inside your home or office by streaming video or playing lots of
bandwidth grabbing online video games, you may be in the market for a
better performing router. A company called Edimax
has a new combination pack with an 802.11ac router and USB 3.0 adapter
for your computer that promises three times the bandwidth of 802.11n wireless devices.
Whereas current 802.11n wireless networks max out at 300 Mbps, the
802.11ac network is good for up to 867 Mbps in theory. Both the router
and the USB 3.0 network adapter have selectable bandwidths supporting
both 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz connectivity. The USB 3.0 network adapter is
required since the 802.1
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One of the cool things about the gadget market when it comes to Android-powered set-top boxes
is that there is a product for just about every budget and every need.
The new set top box that looks more like a set top disk than a box has
turned up from the Chinese manufacturer called Smallart. The device
itself is called the Uhost3.
Strangely, the manufacturer the device reportedly hasn’t decided
which quad-core processor to use. Reports indicate that it’s a tossup
between the Allwinner A31s and the Rockchip RK3188 at this point. The
other hardware is confirmed including 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of integrated
The set-top box features and HDMI output, dual USB ports, and
ethernet port, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The dev
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I think that most of us love the Ratchet & Clank
games. You probably thought they would be great movies. Ratchet &
Clank developer Insomniac Games thinks so too, which is why they
announced an animated film is currently in production.
The Ratchet & Clank movie is scheduled for a 2015 release and will
star several of its most loved characters in a 3D film. The movie is
being written by Insomniac’s TJ Fixman, who has been in charge of the
writing for recent entries in the Ratchet & Clank series.
The film will look back at the duo’s beginnings and will use
Insomniac’s knowledge of the series to create a "deeper, more meaningful
story.” The voice actors who play Ratchet, Clank and Qwark have been confirmed.
We have been hearing rumors about the Verizon Pantech Perception over
the last few days, the handset is now official and it will launch om Verizon Wireless this Thursday, April the 25th.
Verizon will be offering the Pantech Perception for $99, after
rebates when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier,
and the device comes with Android 4.0 ICS.
The Pantech Perception features a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED
display, it also comes with 2GB of built in storage and front and rear
facing cameras, up front we have a two megapixel camera for video calls,
on the back we have an 8 megapixel camera for photos and video, the
device also comes with LTE.
DirecTV is making searching for programming on its service a little
easier this summer with the release their voice search feature for their
DirecTV’s voice search function is a step above the DVR’s ability to
search for content on the service. Now you can just talk into your
smartphone to find what you want to watch instead of typing text. The
feature can recognize natural language commands instead of specific cue
phrases, which works much better.
You can search for on-demand, pay-per-view and upcoming content while
also filtering the results based on the actors, title and other
variables. DirecTV users will love this.
Virgin Media has announced that the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be
available in their retail stores from this Saturday the 27th of April,
and the handset will be available on a range of the company’s plans.
The Virgin Media plans for the Samsung Galaxy S4 will start at £31
per month, and you will also have to make an up front payment for the
handset of £99.
Graeme Oxby, Executive Director of Mobile & Home Phone at
Virgin Media said: "We’ve had record levels of interest in the Samsung
Galaxy S4 so we’re delighted to offer our customers exclusive treats
they can’t get elsewhere, including a fiver off their monthly bill and
inclusive insurance. The Samsung Galaxy S4 will go straight to the top
of the battle of the smart phones; making the inclusive insurance with
next day r
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Nike has today rolled out a new update to their Nike+ FuelBand iOS
application which brings with a number of new social features including
Nike+ Friends, that allows you to compare your Fuel point scores with
friends who are also equipped with a Nike+ FuelBand.
Other new features added to the Nike+ FuelBand iOS app now allow
users to can attach photos, locations and mentions of nearby friends to
compete with and keep you on track to your daily goal.
Nike+ Friends lets you access custom leaderboards using your iOS
device and allows you to compare your performance with friends who also
have a Nike+ FuelBand. Nike explains:
"Just had your best day ever? Add a photo and share it
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