“Today, it’s all about the Xbox 360, the only device that brings together all your entertainment all in one place,” said Don Mattrick, president of Interactive Entertainment, but what good is this for Gamers?
The last few E3 expos have been, arguably, a little disappointing. The focus for Xbox has been Kinect and now the newly announced SmartGlass. These are to improve the system’s entertainment experience, appealing more to families and amateurs rather than the hardcore gamers among us.
It looks like the Xbox 360 will be getting another step closer to becoming the ultimate ‘entertainment hub’ with rumours abound of Microsoft working on an actual internet browser for the console.
According to the Verge website, Microsoft is currently testing the new browser, which will use a modified version IE9 and will make use of Kinect gestures and voice controls.
There already is an online search function – Bing for Xbox – but that isn’t the same as browsing the internet, and, to be honest, it’s about time the Xbox had a proper web browser.
The Gadget Show Live, for those who haven’t been or heard of it, is named after The Gadget Show, the popular Channel 5 TV series. The exhibition has been running since 2009 (the TV series from 2004), is held at the NEC in Birmingham and plays host to many companies from technology and gaming industries and has various talks and demonstrations topped off with a live show presented by the hosts of the TV series.
The show has been expanding year on year and this year was no exception with it expanding into a further 2 halls. After the jump you will find our highlights and thoughts on the show. Continue Reading
With the recent release of the 3rd Generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge Processors Intel have released a video which takes you on a tour of the processor with Mark Bohr, Director of Process Architecture and Integration, and Brad Heaney, Program Manager, IA Developer Group, explaining all of its features and benefits. You can check out the pretty cool video below which even includes a shrink ray*.
For more information on the 3rd Generation Intel Core Ivy Bridge Processors check out the Intel website here.
*Please note that there isn’t currently such a thing as a shrink ray.
Alexander “AJ” Bridgwood
NVIDIA posted the image above on their GeForce Facebook page on April 18th 2012 teasing us with a shot of a product carrying the NVIDIA logo and the text “It’s coming”. Up until now we had no idea when they were planning on giving us more information, until yesterday when they posted another tweet on their GeForce twitter account with the same image and a web link to a post with more details. Continue Reading
Note: This article was originally written by myself for a job application I sent a while back, hence the now dated news.
You might remember that in January Phil Robertson, head of HTC UK, announced their intentions to reduce their portfolio, recognising that they had released too many products last year. So, to bolster this intention HTC have unveiled their new One brand at their MWC conference, thus combining all of their top Android handsets under one umbrella.
Alongside the announcement of the One brand HTC have announced 3 new phones; all sporting Android 4.0 (ICS), the new HTC Sense 4, Beats by Dr. Dre Audio and HTC’s ImageChip and camera software. These are expected to be shipped globally by mid-April and are detailed after the break. Continue Reading
Asus seem to be taking the transformer in their brand literally as they’ve transformed their tablet and keyboard dock series name from plain Transformer to Transformer Pads. During the same announcement, Asus announced the Transformer Pad Infinity series and Transformer Pad 300 series. Continue Reading