Ever fancied owning your very own boardable robot/mech? Well KURATAS from Suidobashi Heavy Industry has arrived and is a 4m high, 4.5 tonne robot which can be controlled either by you or via 3G on your iPhone. Starting at just over 1.3 million dollars, the website linked at the end of this article allows you to fully customise your robot with accessories such as an iron crow used to grab things, a LOHAS launcher which fires bottles of water and BB firing gatling guns. Choose your own colour scheme and other cockpit accessories and you’re good to press the order button. Continue Reading
As I have found myself playing less FPS games (persistent unlocks and hats to not appeal) my zBoard Merc with it’s dedicated FPS pad has been getting more and more superfluous. The FPS pad, and the resulting lack of a dedicated numpad, was getting in the way more than it was being used. I decided to remedy this by replacing it with a keyboard designed for Strategy and MMO games, the Corsair Vengeance K90. I have been using it for a month or so now so here is the lowdown.
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*.
*Please note that there isn’t currently such a thing as a shrink ray.
Alexander “AJ” Bridgwood
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
If you do live there, you’ll just need to register for an ID with them and then you can connect to their “Free_U+zone” absolutely free. The catch? Well, it’s actually quite a small one considering the benefits of the service, you have to sit through a 15 second commercial every hour you use the service. It’s hardly a bad trade off when you get the other 3,600 seconds to browse the web for free.
Alexander ‘AJ’ Bridgwood
Rather than give it a label, it is simply “the new iPad”. And the new iPad will have a mega quad-core processor, the A5X, as well as a fancy Retina Display, which will be brighter and much sharper than the predecessor.
This gives the new iPad a 2048×1536 resolution, and you can expect it to look absolutely stunning.
Samsung is bringing 3 new displays:
With two monitors and a HDTV/monitor as their line-up for the show it’s certainly one for the computer users amongst us all. The two Series 7 monitors will come in a choice of 24 or 27 inches and packing WiDi and MHL gear enabling you to stream content from your computer, smartphone or tablet with the HDTV version including a built-in HDTV tuner. They’ll both launch at the same time with the HDTV version being slightly more expensive. Continue Reading