Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:53
With the age-old adage “bigger isn’t always better,” Nintendo has gotten in on the “smaller” craze much like Apple has with the latest addition to the Wii Console: the appropriately titled Mini. The Nintendo Wii Mini is barely bigger than the game discs it takes and features an all-new design with a manual release, top-loading disc tray and red and black color scheme. For now, the $100 USD a pop game system is currently a Canada-only release and hits stores on December 7th.
Published in Gaming
Thursday, 15 November 2012 20:51
Apple's latest product release is always a hot commodity— a fact that certainly isn't lost on the bandits and black marketeers of the world. The company was the victim of a large scale heist at JFK Airport in New York this week, where two men absconded with multiple crates containing approximately $1.5 million worth of iPad Minis.The crooks struck a cargo building at the airport shortly before midnight, using an on-site forklift to load two pallets full of iPad Minis onto a truck, The New York Post reports. [Read More]
Published in News
Sunday, 04 November 2012 15:48
Anyone who's ever "enjoyed" listening to an entire night's worth of radio buzz from a traditional baby monitor can appreciate the Belkin WeMo Baby ($90). This new system connects to your home network via Wi-Fi, letting you check in on the little one using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. While the free app offers clear digital sound and easy-to-see graphics, you can upgrade to Evoz service for an extra fee and access advanced monitoring, cry notifications, history, and analysis of your baby's sleep patterns.
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:52
In an attempt to maximize control over home lighting, Philips may have created one of the most complex LED light bulbs ever produced with the Hue. From your iPad or iPhone users can create light settings based on your favorite photos, choose from expert light recipes to help you relax or concentrate and even set timers where the light gradually brightens over time, mimicking a peaceful sunrise. The above video highlights Hue in action, which is available now through the Apple Store.
Monday, 29 October 2012 20:50
Christened Venus after the Roman goddess of love and beauty, the yacht Steve Jobs had been designing before his untimely death has been spotted in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. The vessel was reportedly a joint effort between the Apple legend and designer Philippe Starck, and the aesthetics of both parties are evident in the finished version — sleek, minimal lines, copious use of glass, and the inclusion of seven 27-inch iMacs in the wheelhouse. From various estimates, “Venus” is roughly 230 to 260 feet long and its 100% aluminum body likely renders it one of the lightest water vessels of its size. Jobs’ family will be present at the yacht’s proper christening, though the intended use or purpose of “Venus” is yet unknown.
Sunday, 28 October 2012 21:26
Well, that didn't take long. For all of you who long for a more vibrant iPhone 5 than Apple's stock black and white versions, the Colorware iPhone 5 ($1,700 USD) is now available. Using an online tool, you can choose a custom color for the 64GB, SIM unlocked phone's body, top rear glass, bottom rear glass, Home button, and SIM tray. A wide variety of both solid, metallic, and pearlescent colors are available, but obviously, we prefer the white/orange/black combo.
Published in Art & Design
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 21:47
Today Apple unveils its long-rumored iPad Mini. Measuring 7.87″ x 5.3″, this smaller iteration of Apple’s beloved tablet offers a 7.9″ LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology and features 1024 x 768 resolution at 163 pixels per inch. Powered by the same Dual-core A5 chip as the iPad 2, the iPad Mini utilizes a new FaceTime HD camera that takes 1.2 megapixel photos, 720p HD video and offers both face detection and backside illumination. Joining the high-definition FaceTime camera is a 5 megapixel iSight camera, allowing for 1080p HD video recording. [See & Read More]
Thursday, 20 September 2012 16:48
HTC has unveiled its latest smartphones in a bid to steal some of the spotlight from Apple‘s upcoming iPhone 5. Sporting bold colored designs similar to the recently announced Nokia Lumia flagship phones, the new HTC’s will run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 OS. The 8X phone features an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera while the 8S sports a 5 megapixel camera. The larger 8X boasts a 4.3 inch HD super LCD 2 compared to the smaller 8S’ 4 inch super LCD, both featuring Corning Glass protection. As the flagship, the 8X runs on a speedy dual-core 1.5 GHz processor with 1GB of RAM while the lower speed 8S’ dual-core processor clocks in at 1GHz with 512 MB of RAM. Both will be available in a host of colors in addition to the standard black. The new phones will be available starting November.
Thursday, 20 September 2012 15:46
Samsung stirs the pot once again with its latest video spot, belittling the release of the brand new Apple iPhone 5. For several months, the world has been privy to the innovations of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3 which are shown thoroughly in the video. However earlier this year, it was deemed that several Samsung devices were direct infringements on Apple patents. While it’s to be argued to what extent the previous Galaxy S releases contributed into the current S3 platform’s feature set, nevertheless the S3 still possesses several noteworthy features that Samsung is quick to point out.
Friday, 14 September 2012 15:26
Perhaps the sole letdown in Apple‘s enviable line up, the ubiquitous white earphones have never been up to the exacting standards of the rest of Apple’s products. Amongst the headline grabbing releases of the past week, Apple have quietly introduced what may be one of the most important updates for the company in recent memory, the new Apple EarPods. Featuring a revolutionary rather than evolutionary design that’s been three years in the making, the new EarPods look set to right the wrongs of the previous earphones. Having extensively studied the wide-ranging geometry of the human ear, the Cupertino-based company have created a new set of earphones that can accommodate a wide range of ears with a unique design that intentionally directs sound right into the ear canal. Leaving no stone unturned, the new earphones feature a series of ports designed to optimize acoustics. Enjoy.