In that 13-year period, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony have released some beautiful hardware, as well as some not-so-beautiful devices that probably needed another trip to the drawing board. Of course, when they came out, many of the designs seen in the gallery below were beyond fresh and considered innovative, at least to some degree.… Read more
If you can post to Twitter using Morse Code, you should darn well be able to get tweets via ticker tape.
"This astounding device will print a permanent copy of all tweets yet requires no ink or computer," reads the site for the standalone contraption, which British Web developer Adam Vaughan built from scratch with used parts from clocks and other objects. … Read more
Does tapping a keg that comes in the form of a workable vintage in-home arcade sound too good to be true? Well, it isn't.
Catering directly to 30- and 40-somethings, Dream Arcades has invented what it calls the "ultimate party machine." The "Kegerator Pro 60" comes with a built-in fridge, a keg with three taps, and more than 140 of the most popular classic video games. The arcade also has a massive 60-inch HDTV screen.
The company boasted in a statement e-mailed to CNET that the "players never have to stop the action to … Read more
Gamers in Europe who preorder the Xbox One will get a free copy of popular football game FIFA 14, Microsoft has confirmed.
European customers will enjoy the newest version of the footie franchise for free "while stocks last," the company confirmed at the Gamescom trade show in Germany -- a move that's surely designed to fend off competition from Sony's cheaper PlayStation 4 console.
The deal also applies to existing preorders, so there's no need to feel left out if you've already thrown down money for the new console. A FIFA 14 bundle will … Read more
The Xbox One will still ship with the new version of the Kinect camera, but connecting it will no longer be mandatory, Microsoft Chief Product Officer Marc Whitten told IGN
"Like online, the console will still function if Kinect isn't plugged in, although you won't be able to use any feature or experience that explicitly uses the sensor," Whitten said.
When it launched the Xbox One, Microsoft made much of the console being a full package, shipping with both Kinect and a controller. Microsoft highlighted that the controller and Kinect sensor worked together, telling people back … Read more
As promised, the team behind Google Glass is rolling out its monthly update, and this one especially taps into third-party offerings.
Baking in extra features and taking further advantage of the very small but growing third-party ecosystem for the Android-based spectacles is incredibly important for touting Glass as a viable consumer product.
New voice commands, as simple as they might be, really could be "just the beginning," as touted by the Google Glass team on Monday.
Specifically, the additional commands play well for Path and Evernote.
On the private social networking app, users can "Post an update&… Read more
Rumorland never fails to entertain.
This week, LG filed for a million trademarks, including ones for GPad, G Watch, and G Band. One could guess that it's for a tablet, smartwatch, and activity monitor. Of course, why not? Now, trademark filings don't necessarily mean that these products are being worked on, but nobody would surprised if LG were to throw its hat into the smartwatch ring. I mean, everyone else is.
You knew this was going to happen. You just didn't know how quickly.
No, I'm not describing the script of every porn movie ever made (though I am). I'm talking about the fact that there is already a Google Glass porn movie in the can.
Nvidia plans to begin shipping its Shield portable gaming device to customers on July 31, about a month later than its original shipping target date.
The chipmaker began informing people who preordered the Android-based device of the new delivery date on Sunday via e-mail, a copy of which was published by Android Police:
We want to thank you for your patience and for sticking with us through the shipment delay of your SHIELD. We have great news to share with you - your SHIELD will ship on July 31st.
Our goal has always been to ship the perfect product, so … Read more
Earlier this week at Microsoft's DemoFest in Redmond, Wash., the company's research arm showed off an incredible union of technologies that could finally usher in an inexpensive solution for people who want to communicate with a computer through sign language.
Dreamed up by researchers with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Microsoft Research Asia, the system involves the use of a Kinect camera sensor, Bing's translation services, and some recognition software that detects American and Chinese sign language and converts it into computer text -- all on the fly.… Read more