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Showing posts from November, 2013

The Moto G Announced

The Moto G was unveiled today and shocked the audience. Live blogs are available on most top sites but if you'd like to get down to the specs, check down below. Everything announced at the conference include the specs being;

a 4.5-inch, 720p LCD TFT display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8 to 16GB of storage, a 5-megapixel camera at the rear and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. Packed in with a 2,070mAh battery. All of this is for $179 off contract and running Android 2.2.

 Although this may seem good from the start, no LTE support may push buyers elsewhere, but the device is aimed at developing countries. It isn't know yet if the device will get KitKat soon, but it launches in January 2014, slightly missing the deadline for the holiday shopping.

iPhone Air: Concept Art

iPhone Air
Today, I was browsing through my iPod Touch (5th Gen) and noticed something. Now Apple has been heading towards lighter and faster devices, but leave this one in the dust. The iPhone 5C acts like the middle-ground between the iPod Touch and iPhone 5S. So why won't Apple merge the two
It is a cross between the elegance of an iPod Touch and the colors of the iPhone 5C. This concept would run any normally accessible app compatible with the A7 and M7 co-proccesor. Now, these features would have to stand ground with the Nexus 5, the new $350 unlocked high end phone from Google.

Xbox One Pre-Orders: Early?

Yesterday, 3 known Xbox One pre-orders arrived early. One among the twitter community, under the name of +MoonlightSwami had uploaded a video, removed as I type this, showcasing the Xbox One dashboard and exploring the interface. He has updated his twitter with this after the video was taken down.
And now my console is banned. Interesting. Legally purchased game, and system. @Microsoft you got some splaining to do.
— #1 Source 4 XBOX ONE (@Moonlightswami) November 9, 2013

Microsoft is yet to respond to situation besides shutting down the Xbox One shown above. How legally allowed this is is not yet in debate, but it should be reactivated, or else MS might be having legal issues.

Moto G Leaked

Moto G: What you need to know

   The Moto G (shown above) has been leaked online, and features budget-like appearances. So far not much is known about the phone besides a few places online where it has leaked. Articles shared on the Verge showed specifications for the new device. According to a retail promo card, the new phone will have a 4.5-inch 720p display and quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm processor, which happens to counter Evleaks’s claim of a 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro inside the device. The Moto G is reported to run Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (no KitKat at launch, apparently), have 8GB of storage, and come equipped with a 5-megapixel camera and Bluetooth 4.0. From The Verge

   As impressive as this sounds, it doesn't seem to compete well with the freshly launched Nexus 5, being $350 off contract and quite a bit more impressiveness packed into its shell. As odd as this all sounds,  the device is said to be only around $215. This is $100 behind what the flagship Moto X has sold for, a…

What are the 2013 iPads?

Just a few days ago on October 22nd, the iPad Mini with Retina Display and the all-new iPad Air were announced. Now what should you consider picking up? First, if you'd like to get a better idea of everything-Apple checkout the Apple webpage at the top. If I had to pick one up, I would recommend the iPad Air. Of course, if you use a PC or laptop, than it won't be too necessary for such a large display. For anyone using a casual tablet, the Retina Display iPad Mini is the best bet, as it is fast, and the original iPad Mini would go obsolete soon, using the old-fashion A5 chip featured in the Touch and tablet.

Nexus 5 Released

Hey bits! So this week the Nexus 5 was announced, and it sounds great. So a few hands on were shown at conferences and now are in peoples homes being used. But why are these phones different than the Nexus 4? Already being one of the best phones that run the original Android experience, the Nexus 4 had great competing specs in the market with a decent cost, but had fallen behind. The Nexus 5 is making the other $800 phones a run for their money, as it sells for $350 (16 GB model) unlocked. And if this doesn't already impress the reviewers, the specs do compete well even with the iPhone 5S (although it does have a bit of an edge on the Nexus 5, 64-bit and all) and Galaxy phone lineup. So would I recommend picking this up later this year for you or a family member? I would recommend a quick peek at what KitKat (Android 4.4) has to offer you. Hangouts replaces messages, every system app has changed in a form, and it is said to improve performance by almost double.

Nintendo 3DS LL Turquoise and Orange Leaked

The Nintendo 3DS LL (or XL as in the States and English speaking countries) will have two new releases in Japan for around $209 dollars in USD. These will be bundled with the normal setup, and shipped with a charging cable. These will be released late November 2013 and will be a limited edition for the holiday. Turquoise + Black and Orange + Black will be for the 3DS LL only.

Wii U: One Edition

Next in the completion of our concepts, here is one titled the Wii U: One Edition. I built it to show how a Wii U tablet would look if Microsoft had taken their controller design hints tot eh tablet. Actually, it looks very clean and considerably nicer than the Wii U tablet. As I would add, SmartGlass should be taking the place of any need for tablets in the market but it would not be bad to market as an option for a reasonable price.

Game Carts

I've built a new concept for the 3DS and Wii U. Game carts, and as old as it sounds, they don't just function as a game piece. The cards download the game to whatever system you specify it to download to and function as a 16GB SD card afterword. These would work almost like trading cards, owning a certain cart and trade with others. Although the games work once, they can hold game saves and run programs. These can be returned to the store and reloaded and get the price of the card back, like to keep the card would cost extra than to return it.
Maybe in years to come we will return to the classic game cart style. It would make trading and sharing games much easier. I hope Nintendo tries it out.

Wii 2

Here is the Wii 2, a concept I've created explaining how to make a Wii U portable. First, you would remove the internals of the Wii U system,and then take out the hexagonal framework in the back of the tablet, create a large enough battery for at least 4 hours, and put the motherboard in the back. Next, would be software and hardware improvements, as a flip button under the d-pad would make easy access to flip between the tablet mode and TV mode. The TV control button functions to allow you to use apps that support TV, and TV if set in a console mode. It could rest in standby mode on a desk and supports HDMI out.