It does look really cool, better than I expected. Let's hope the real product is as good as it boasts.
"The next generation smartwatch with brand-new technology. World-class developer tools, unparalleled battery life, Qi wireless charging.
AGENT talks to your smartphone using Bluetooth, enabling convenient control of your music library and acting as a wrist-based display for smartphone apps.
Our powerful Bluetooth firmware makes it possible for smartphone apps to work with your watch, no inter-process communication or white-listing required.
AGENT also displays incoming calls and notifications. And it vibrates to let you know when you've accidentally left your phone behind. Compatible with iPhone 4S or newer, Android 2.3+ and Windows Phone 8."
It's here ... the next generation Xbox from Microsoft (formerly codenamed Durango). Officially unveiled today, it will be called the Xbox One. The Xbox itself, looks rather a like a HTPC system with a black case and a big Xbox logo.
8-core processor based on AMD's Jaguar design
AMD powered graphics
8GB of RAM
USB 3.0 ports
500GB of hard drive storage
Watch the video and see what you think of it ... Personally, I think the specs are great, but the design and looks are a little "boxy" ... I guess Microsoft really wants the new Xbox one to be a "home entertainment" system for the living room.
It looks like Microsoft is preparing to ramp up production of their soon to be announced new Xbox game console codenamed Durango, which they plan to unveil tomorrow.
"As Microsoft is expected to unveil its next-generation Xbox game console codenamed Durango on May 21 at the Xbox Campus, sources from the upstream supply chain revealed that they are already shipping related orders in small volumes and mass shipments are expected to start in the third quarter to reach the peak in the fourth quarter.
The sources expect the new Xbox orders to strongly boost their performances in the second half as the orders' profits will grow along with the volume."
Mmmm ... PS4 or the new Xbox? Now that's the REAL question. If one of the new consoles offer advanced hands-free motion gesture ... than that's the one for me!
"Sony tries to steal a little of thunder from Microsoft, and we do mean a little bit. If any of you are fans of Mad Men, you are keenly aware that following the conclusion of every new Sunday show, a preview is shown for the following week's episode. There are usually a dozen or so brief video clips of people making "concerned" or "shocked" faces, while uttering a few words that tell you absolutely nothing about the episode.
Well, Sony is taking a page from Mad Men's playbook with a new teaser video for the PlayStation 4. The console was first announced way back in late February, but all we were shown at the time was a picture of the controller. We don't get much more today other than a few random shots of the console from varying angles."
Press Release: LG Display Introduces Next Generation Display Technology at SID 2013. Curved 55-inch OLED TV and 5-inch plastic OLED panels on exhibit
Seoul, Korea (May 20, 2013) – LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading innovator of display technologies, will showcase the latest TV, mobile, and other products representing the future of display technology at the Society for Information Display's (SID) Display Week 2013. Underscoring its leadership in OLED technology, the company will introduce both a curved 55-inch OLED TV and a 5-inch plastic OLED panel. Also exhibited will be mobile panels applied with Oxide Thin Film Transistor (TFT) which is viewed as the next generation TFT technology.
"Recent trends indicate that the small- and medium-sized display market is moving towards high resolution and low power consumption, and the large panel market to OLED and Ultra HD," said Dr. Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. "With the resulting rapid need for new display advancements, LG Display, at the forefront of these trends, is well positioned to lead the market with its differentiated and cutting-edge technologies."
We'll be seeing an explosion of ruggedized tablets in 7-inch and 8-inch format to flood the market real soon. I for one will be very interested in getting one of these.
"As 7- to 8-inch displays are expected to become a new specification for ruggedized tablets in 2014, vendors, such as Taiwan-based Getac Technology and Japan-based Panasonic, are eyeing the market for such devices.
Getac has launched the Getac Z710, a ruggedized tablet featuring Android 4.1, OMAP 4430 1GHz dual-core processor, 7-inch WSVGA TFT-LCD touch panel, GPS support, dimensions of 21.8(W) by 14.2(H) by 2.7(D)mm, weight of 800g and working temperatures from minus 20- to 50-degrees C.
The Z710 tablet will mainly target markets such as the utility industry, automobile and traffic applications, logistic systems for convenience store chains."
Imagine you can now load all your old PlayStation 1 ISOs on the console using the PSIO prototype.
"Project PlayStation Input Output has been trying to load PlayStation 1 game images through the game system's parallel I/O port since 2010, and now it's ready to show off the first prototype.
If piracy is your aim, then modchips that let users play burned discs and emulators that have been available through the console's 19-year history should suffice, but this project aims to bypass those methods. The potential benefits include easier homebrew support and playing of ripped discs on the original hardware without worrying about wearing out an aging console's laser."
It's coming ... Nvidia's first ever gaming console! For this console to succeed ... it needs games, and lots of it.
"US chipmaker Nvidia has revealed its launch plans for Shield - its handheld video-games console. It says the Android-powered device will ship to North America in June and be priced at $349 (£229). That makes it $100 more expensive than Sony's PlayStation Vita and nearly double the cost of Nintendo's 3DS XL.
One expert said Shield was unlikely to appeal to more than a "niche audience" but it would act as a showpiece for Nvidia's technology. The console is equipped with the firm's Tegra 4 chip - its new top-end mobile processor.
The ARM-based component features 72 graphic processing unit (GPU) cores and four central processing unit (CPU) cores. Nvidia says this allows it to offer "rich graphics and unbeatable performance"."
Watch the video ... and see what it can do for you.
"Remember that Raspberry Pi camera module we wrote about a few months ago? It looks like UK-based electronics retailer CPC / Farnell will start taking orders for the shooter on May 14th. Users on the Raspberry Pi forums who signed up for info about the camera module have received an email from the retailer inviting them to order.
As a reminder, the five megapixel fixed-focus shooter -- which only measures 25 x 20 x 9mm -- can snap 2,592 x 1,944-pixel images and capture video at 1,080p (30fps), 720p (60fps) and VGA (60 or 90fps). While the accessory is expected to cost about $25, there's no actual pricing details on CPC / Farnell's website. Wanna see the camera module in action? One lucky Raspberry Pi user's received the device early and shared a video -- check it out after the break."