Kobo preempted Amazon's announcement of the new Kindle Fire and eReader with release of new Kobo devices. The new Kobo Family of eReading devices includes the Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, Kobo Touch and the...
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While job listings and rumors might have pointed at Microsoft releasing the Xbox 720 in the not-so-distant future, the console has not been confirmed by the company, leaving many to wonder about its status. Well according to website SemiAccurate, it looks like the Xbox 720 could be delayed as there might be some manufacturing problems with its processor. While the Xbox 360 uses an IBM PowerPC chip, the next-gen Xbox is rumored to be using a chip by AMD that should be rolling off the production lines in December.
The problem is apparently due to the chips not being good enough to pass testing which means that there could be some delay. Many believe that the next-gen Xbox could be unveiled at E3 next year, giving Microsoft a little less than a year to sort it out which hopefully is enough time. Perhaps by ?delay? they mean that initial batches released might not be enough to meet the demand, but then again this is a delay of a console that hasn?t even been confirmed yet, so we guess it?s hard to feel disappointed. Either way we?ll take this with a grain of salt and suggest you do the same, but we will be keeping our eyes peeled nonetheless.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Alleged Xbox 720/Durango dev kit sold on eBay for $20,100, Leaked Xbox 720 dev kit hints at console?s final specs,
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is of course a top seller for Samsung. Today the Korean electronics company announced that the Galaxy S III has reached 20 million in just 100 days making it the most successful...
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Just how hot is the Samsung Galaxy S3? Well, the South Korean consumer electronics giant has proudly shared the fact that their latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S3, managed to sell a whopping 20 million units in just 100 days – that is slightly more than three months when you think about it. This is definitely a stellar figure to be proud of, making it Samsung?s most successful smartphone to date.
Well, Pebble Blue and Marble White shades have definitely done their fair bit of sales on behalf of Samsung for the Galaxy S3, but there are other shades available as well which will be able to help push the Galaxy S3 to the next 20 million, coming in Amber Brown, Garnet Red, Sapphire Black and Titanium Gray colors. Are you a proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy S3, or do you have plans in the pipeline to pick one up even though Windows Phone 8 seems to be making quite a strong claim for itself in the mobile operating system scene?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OTA update leaked for T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999, Mophie expected to release battery pack for the Samsung Galaxy S3,
Back in 2011 there was quite a big issue over location data collection where many felt that this was an invasion of their privacy. Whether intentional or not, there are some apps that require some rather personal information on you, such as your location, browsing history, address, phone number, email address, and etc. As it turns out in a recent survey conducted by the Pew Reseach Center, they claim that ?more than half of mobile application users have uninstalled or avoided certain apps due to concerns about the way personal information is shared or collected by the app.?
As pictured in the graph above, the survey also found that smartphone owners tend to lean more towards the cautious side, making sure to backup often and to clear browsing data and to disable location tracking. Of course some of these reasons might have to do with fear of having their privacy invaded, but at the same time it could also be due to performance issues as the disabling of location tracking can help save battery life, while constant backing up of data is just the act of being safe than sorry. In any case the full report can be found on the Pew Research Center?s website, but what do you guys think? Do you agree with the survey?s findings?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Spotify for Android updated with NFC sharing capabilities, Lady Gaga's "ARTPOP" album will be released as an app,
With our music already more or less in the digital age and where customers are starting to download them rather than head to record stores for physical copies, we guess musicians need a new way to engage their audience and simply putting out an album is apparently no longer sufficient. Lady Gaga, whether you love or hate her, has come up with a rather interesting way to release her new album in 2013, ARTPOP, which will not only be released in the standard physical and digital formats, but it will also be released as an app for iOS users.
The app will not only contain the songs, but is also expected to be ?completely interactive with chats, films for every song, extra music, content, gaga inspired games, fashion updates, magazines, and more.? So much so that she has even hinted at her fans to start asking for iPads as Christmas presents! It sounds like a great idea and while we?re not sure if this will combat piracy in the music industry, it might offer enough content for fans to justify paying for the app rather than just downloading it illegally. What do you guys think? If more of your favorite bands/artists started releasing albums as apps, would it provide you with more incentive to pay for it?By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Gigbeat searches for concerts near you based on your music library, Ford showcases Spotify car integration,
In this day and age where owning tablets is becoming more commonplace, it?s not unusual to see kids playing with them at restaurants or in school, and since this seems to be the natural progress of the culture and society we live in, why not make it an educational experience at the same time, right? Dubbed the Tinkermite Tablet, this is a Kickstarter project that aims to teach kids about technology and how things work (to a certain extent) without the aid of electronics, making this a learning experience that many of us were probably familiar with back in the day.
Now instead of getting kids to fit shapes in their respective holes, the Tinkermite Tablet will actually show the anatomy of a tablet, teaching children about technology and how some of the gadgets they play with these days works. The innards of the tablet can be disassembled and reassembled as a smartphone, both of which are reminiscent of the iPad and iPhone, so let?s hope there will be no lawsuits headed their way! Jokes aside, the Tinkermite Tablet will show where components like the camera goes, the CPU, the memory, and etc. It certainly sounds like great idea and a great way to get kids involved and interested in technology, so if you?d like to learn more about the project or donate to it, head on over to its Kickstarter page for the details.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: The BERO Kickstarter project is a 4" robot that can be controlled via your smartphone, The Instacube is a gadget that will let you stream Instagram photos,
Have you ever wished you had super powers? You know, like the ability to move things with your mind, make them explode and all that? Well now you can! While you won?t actually be getting super powers, you can simulate what it might be like to have telekinetic powers thanks to this souped up version of the Star Wars Force Trainer. Unlike the regular Star Wars Force Trainer, this beefed up version was created by Chris and Brad of hackerspace LVL1 and is dubbed ?Mind over Melon?.
For those not familiar with the Force Trainer, it?s basically an EEG device that scans your brainwaves and when a certain level of concentration has been reach, an action will be triggered, namely the switching on of a fan that will push up a ball in a plastic tower, giving the illusion that you are using ?the Force?. However in the Mind over Melon project, instead of a fan, they have rigged it to an air compressor where the signals are processed with Arduino-based electronics. When the wearer?s concentrate has reached a certain level, a shot of air will be pushed out that?s strong enough to explode a watermelon! Pretty cool, huh? More info can be found at LVL1?s website, while the video of it in action can be found at WHAS11?s page.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Grove Wood Case For iPhone 5 Available For Pre-Orders, iPhone-Supported Smart Watches Unveiled By Casio,
According to website Wii U Daily, it seems like Nintendo is working on creating the biggest Zelda game ever made for the Wii U console. To be honest this hardly seems like a surprise given that Zelda is one of the more popular titles from Nintendo, and with the Wii U expected to last Nintendo a good few years and to be able to compete with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft, well they certainly need a huge game to capture the attention of the gaming market. (more…)By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Zelda for the Wii U is still in its research phase, Gamestop Gears Up For Wii U, Cuts Down On PS2 Sales,
Blizzard?s World of Warcraft MMORPG had some issues when they wanted to launch in China, namely due to the zombies and skeletons which they had to modify to comply with China?s laws. Other World of Warcraft expansions such as Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm were also delayed due to them pending the approval of the authorities, but the good news is that if you?re a World of Warcraft player in China and you were looking forward to getting Mists of Pandaria, you might not have to wait as long. According to reports, China has approved NetEase to operate the game in the country. Unfortunately we?re not sure if this means that Mists of Pandaria will be released on the same day as the rest of the world, which is on the 25th of September, or if it will be at a later date, but in any case this early approval is probably a good sign for gamers.By Ubergizmo. Related articles: Blizzard details World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launch events, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Dungeons preview released,