Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Sony's PlayStation TV Launches October 14

Sony's PlayStation TV set-top box is arriving to the U.S. in less than one month on October 14. It will cost $100 and to pump up interest, Sony announced that there will be nearly 700 games available to play on launch day and it also be sold in a $139.99 bundle that includes a DualShock 3 controller, an 8GB Memory Card and The Lego Movie Game.

PlayStation TV is something you may want to get for a bedroom. It plays PS Vita games and you can download older PlayStation One games. If you have the new PlayStation 4 system in your living room, it will stream those games to your PlayStation TV so you can play in another room. You can also use it to stream videos from services like Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Salt Powered Quant e-Sportlimousine

German company nanoFlowCell debut their Quant e-Sportlimousine at the Geneva Motor Show this year and it's goes to be the first the salt powered production in the world. The Quant e-Sportlimousine has two tanks of liquid with dissolved the metallic salts that give them off the charges, these are pump to a membrane and the process of re-combining them generates electricity. nanoFlowCell claims 1 fill up is good over 300 miles and that's surprisingly car like. Though the combined volume of the tanks is over 3x like a large SUV so fill ups will take longer but certainly not hours and without the hazard of gasoline.

More than that, the Quant e-Sportlimousine despite its ridiculous name, it's quite a handsome thing and the company promises its performance figures like 0 to 16 in 2.8 seconds and the top speed over 200MPH and best of all, it's just been approved for testing on European roads. If there's a car that can run on salt water with no emissions probably you want this one now.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Amazon New Kindles

Amazon is refreshing its Kindle tablets and e-readers in time for holiday shopping but there isn't just one or two new Kindles. There are 7 new models ranging from $79 to $379. First, let's go over to black and white e-ink reader. There's a new top of the line "Kindle Voyage" that cost $199. It's thinner, lighter, the processor is faster and the screen is brighter. The front size have precious sensitive buttons for turning pages. There's also an entry level model and simply called "Kindle" now with touch screen that cost $79.

As for those color screen tablets, the top of the line is the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. It's the most expensive in Kindle line tablets that cost $379.You get a sharper screen with something called dynamic light control. It changes hues depending on the light around you, so the screen look more like paper when you're reading. The tablet weighs 20% lighter. It has an ultrafast 2.5 GHz quad-core processor, 4x faster Wi-Fi and better audio. If you have plan to order with the trackpad, Amazon will sell one for $60.

For the next level down, there's the Kindle Fire HD and it comes with many versions. You can get a 6-inch screen for $99 or a 7-inch screen for $139. The displays are both better with color options. They are loaded with the same trick you've find on the Amazon Fire Phone, there's a Firefly for scanning products and the ability to create Family profiles. If you want to get this for your kid, just add extra $50 and you get a colorful rubber case bonus, a year subscription to kid content with free time. All available for pre-order now and will come out in October.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Facebook Inside of Facebook

Facebook knows you like Facebook so it's building a Facebook inside of your Facebook. Facebook is working on a new app code-named "Moments", that's according to TechCrunch report. This Moments app is just for sharing personal things with your closes friends and family.

You can already use Privacy settings to do this but apparently, this would be an easier way to do that. It sounds like Facebook is trying to create a micro social network similar to the idea behind the Path app where you have a limited number of friends and mobile app Cluster which lumps your friends into group. That is also sounds a lot like Google+ friends circles.

We will have to wait and see this Moments app ever does see light the day beyond Facebook testing lab. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Get Ready For The Arrival of iOS 8. How To Prepare and What To Expect.

Get ready for the arrival of iOS 8. Apple's iOS 8 will be available to download Wednesday. But there are few things that you should do before updating. You want to prepare your device and make some space for the software. Last year, the iOS 7 requires about 3GB space to install. But this time around you should also need about 3GB space to upgrade.

Firstly delete unnecessary files or apps on your current iOS device to clear space for this update. Next, plug your iOS device into computer and save backup. You can do this by opening up your iTunes and when your iOS device have plugged in, hit backup now. When the time comes to update, make sure you have a stable Internet connection on your iOS device and your not using your data connection as it will waste a lot of your bandwidth. The best thing to do though is wait.

We recommend not downloading the update as soon as it comes out as many other iOS users will try download at the exact same time which over all causes problems. If you have an older product such as the iPhone 4S or iPad 2 then avoid upgrading. Last year, some iPhone 4 owners complain a performance issues when they upgraded to iOS 7.

In iOS 8 comes new notifications. You can respond to events, reply to messages and interact with alerts right from the Lock Screen and the drop down menu. Double tapping the Home button with your current iOS will shows your recent apps. But now, it will also have shortcuts to the people you've spoken recently with icons of their faces across the top of the screen. You could just tap their faces to quickly call and message them. If you have an iOS device with finger print scanner like the iPhone 5S or the new iPhone 6 models, the Touch ID system can be used by these devices. The iOS 8 has a hanful new features like Health Kit for your health data. There's also a Home Kit for controlling Internet connected gadgets in your home. The keyboard is more adaptive to the way you talk and you can send audio clips and maps of your location as messages to your friends.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Microsoft Buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

Microsoft is the new owner of Minecraft, one of the most popular game right now. Microsoft has announced that it has purchased Mojang, it's the Swedish video game company that created Minecraft for $2.5 billion. If you're unfamiliar with Minecraft, you can think as a world of virtual Legos. People just have fun building blocky world and interacting with other builders with no story line.

There have been a 50 million copies sold and it's played to cross multiple systems. That was make this purchased so interesting. Microsoft now owns a game that's playable on PlayStation, on Apple's iOS and on Android. Minecraft isn't Windows phones yet but you can bet it will be soon and maybe Minecraft on Xbox or Windows could have extra perks.