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Xbox One Reveal

22 May

Microsoft revealed their new system the Xbox One in a press conference in London on Tuesday. Focusing on their campaign to make the Xbox One the “center of the living room” Microsoft didn’t mention any games during the first twenty minutes of the conference. UK marketing director Harvey Eagle revealed that the system would be packaged with the new 1080p Xbox Kinect and that the Kinect would be required to play the console, however the new Xbox will not require an always-on internet connection. According to the press conference the Kinect will recognize players’ faces and voices and customize the dashboard to fit user history.

It was also revealed that Xbox One owners would be able to watch live and recorded television on their console through their cable or satellite subscription, as well as an exclusive partnership with the NFL that will give users live updates to their fantasy football team and allow them interact with others via Skype. In a promotional video released on Tuesday, Microsoft executives spoke about the specs of the Xbox One including the fact that the console runs on three different operating systems, one to control gaming, one for web based entertainment, and a third responsible for controlling the base software in the console. Executives also mentioned the inclusion of Xbox smart glass in the new system, which will let users pair their tablet or smartphone with their console.

Microsoft also previewed a few titles for the Xbox One, including Call of Duty: Ghost, Forza 5, and Quantum Break. EA Sports had their own portion of the press conference where they showed of the new graphics, movement, and environment in their new engine, EA Sports ignite. EA showed off their games, FIFA, Madden, NBA Live, and UFC.

You can watch the entire press conference here: http://www.heavy.com/games/2013/05/xbox-press-conference-2013-live-stream-video-event/

Kanye West Premiers New Song ‘New Slaves’ in 6 Different Cities

17 May

Kanye, never shy of his creativity, presents his new song by projecting his face across different buildings in 66 cities across the globe. The cities include: Los Angeles, Toronto (CAN), Miami, Berlin (GER), San Fransico, and his hometown of Chicago. Check some of the footage below!

Instagram is Home to Some Odd Stuff

6 May

In a highly publicized move, Facebook recently acquired the popular photo-sharing app, Instagram, for roughly $1 billion in cash and stock. The profitless photo-sharing app that originated in San Francisco now has upwards of 30 millions users after being independently active for a mere 551 days.  For most of this time, the app was exclusive to iPhone users. All this puts the death of so-called “old media” in perspective;  in comparison with the app, the New York Times is reportedly worth $970.22 million.

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Thank You, Steve Jobs.

6 Oct

1955 - 2011

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

… Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”

 

 

 

iPhone 5 Rumors

2 Sep

The release date for the iPhone 5 has been set for September 2011. Initially, rumors were circulating around the web that the phone could be released as early as June/July 2011 but the planned date of September seems to be what is now set in stone. All types of rumors about the phone itself have also been spreading around, but none of these rumors have been confirmed by Apple, but they haven’t been denied either. So, to make this post fitting, here are 5 rumors that look interesting enough to talk about and hope for as an avid iPhone 3GS user myself:
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The Tool to Fix Complex.com

9 Apr

Complex.com is one of the most popular lifestyle websites on the Internets, but one thing really sets it apart from the competition: Lists. They have developed a reputation for compiling funny, controversial, and interesting lists, covering everything from Irish Women to Robots to Kanye’s Leather Pants. However, there is one problem with their lists: in order to view the entire list, you must click through 50 pages of slides, or however many items are on the list. Well, luckily for us all, the internets celebrity Rafi decided to fix the problem by creating his own tool. It may take a minute to load, but it’s definitely worth making your life a little less complex. Continue reading

Eye Controlled Laptop

2 Mar

Yesterday, Tobii Technology, a hardware/software manufacturer out of Stockholm, Sweden, released information on the very first eye-controlled laptop. The laptop has been made in a collaboration with the computer company Lenovo and will be shown to the general public for the first time ever later this week. Continue reading