June 25, 2014

Google Just Unveiled It's Own Version of Oculus Virtual Reality Headset

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While Facebook's virtual reality effort involved a multi-billion dollar purchase of Oculus VR, Google's gone with a decidedly simpler route: cardboard. Following the end of its Google I/O keynote, Google's put out an app called Cardboard that lets users slot their Android device into a do-it-yourself cardboard viewer. When looked through using special lenses, you can interact with various Google services like a VR headset. It's not as polished as Oculus but does give you a cool VR experience.

We can't wait for FlappyBird VR and AngryBirds VR. Stoked!

Oculus VR Development Kit 2: $350 US
Google Cardboard: Free App + Cardboard cost and accessories $3 - $8 US

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June 18, 2014

Move Over iPhone, Galaxy and HTC ONE. The Amazon Fire Smartphone Is Here.

Release date July 25, 2014
Price with AT&T contract: $199 (32GB)
Price without contract: $649 (32GB)

Amazon has released its latest creation; a smartphone. Designed to compete head on with Samsung, HTC and Apple. The Amazon Fire will offer three unique features that cannot be found anywhere else: Dynaimc Perspective, Firefly technology and their Mayday service. You will also get Amazon Prime free for a year and 32GB storage capacity for the price of a 16GB phone.

Dynamic Perspective

Experience interactions not possible on other smartphones. Tilt, auto-scroll, swivel, and peek to navigate menus and access shortcuts with one hand. Dive into a new class of immersive apps and games—peek to see detailed views of clothing, shoes, and more in the new Amazon Shopping app for Fire phone, or take on a character's viewpoint to see around corners and obstacles in games.

Firefly technology

Quickly identify printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, plus over 100 million items, including movies, TV episodes, songs, and products—simply press and hold the dedicated Firefly button to discover useful information and take action in seconds.


Get free, live, on-device video support with an Amazon expert, 24x7, 365 days a year at the touch of a button. No appointments necessary. Now available over the AT&T cellular network, in addition to Wi-Fi.


Size5.5" x 2.6" x 0.35" (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight5.64 ounces (160 grams)
Processor2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Display4.7" HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Cameras13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash
2.1 MP front-facing camera
OSFire OS 3.5.0
Storage32 GB or 64 GB
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
BatteryBattery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours.
Video recording1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)
Audio playbackDual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing
TV and VideoSupports screen mirroring and Second Screen

June 13, 2014

New Samsung Galaxy Tablet: Meet the Tab S (Hands-On Video)

Introducing Samsung's thinnest and lightest tablet ever. The new Samsung Tab S will be equipped with a large screen measuring 10.5 inches. At only 6.6mm thick and weighing in 465 grams, it puts this tablet head-to-head with Apple's iPad Air. An 8.4 inch model will also be released. Also worth mentioning is the advanced WQXGA Super AMOLED display. Making it the most advanced in the market. Resolution? Just 2560 x 1600. Tab S will be released in two colors: Titanium Bronze and Dazzling White.
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