Archivi giornalieri: 06/04/2012
Yesterday Google released a teaser video for their augmented reality glasses which the company calls Project Glass, and now Google’s co-founder, Sergey Brin has been photographed wearing a project glass prototype.
He quickly told me it is a prototype. I saw a bluish light flashing off of his right eyeball. I could only guess that my Google+ profile flashed up, or maybe some PR voice said “stay quiet” or something like that.
But the glasses are real. Very light looking. Most of the people around us had no idea that these glasses are pretty special
We still don’t have any details on when Google intend to launch their augmented reality glasses, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
LaCie has today unveiled a new addition to their storage range in the form of the LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series. Which has been designed to connect eSATA hard drives to Thunderbolt-compatible Mac computers, enabling backwards compatibility.
Once connected the LaCie eSATA Hub Thunderbolt Series will also provide a increase in transfer speeds and enables you to daisy chain other Thunderbolt devices.
The daisy chain support allows you to connect up to 12 eSATA drives (6 Hubs x 2 eSATA drives per Hub) to a Mac while maintaining full eSATA 3Gb/s speeds. Which show provide even the most storage hungry users with plenty of options.
Another useful feature of the LaCie eSATA Hub is that it will also allow you to connect both a Thunderbolt compatible display and storage device via a single cable.
The LaCie eSATA Hub is now available to purchase for around $200 either direct from LaCie or one of its partners.
We have already seen a leaked ROM of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Sprint Nexus S 4G, and now Sprint has released the official Android 4.0 update and it is now available to download to the Nexus S 4G.
The Android 4.0 ICS update for the Nexus S 4G brings a wide range of new features to the handset which include the redesigned camera, Android Beam, and much more.
The update is available as an over the air update and it should be available for the Nexus S 4G now, you can find full details about the update and also all the new features it brings to the Nexus S 4G over at Sprint.
Google’s current range of Chromebooks are based on Intel’s Atom processors, and now it would appear that Google may intend to use Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors in future models, and they could also use Intel’s current Sandy Bridge processors.
According to Cnet, evidence has been discovered that reveals that Google intends to use more powerful processors from Intel in its future Chromebook notebooks.
Google’s Chromebooks run the Chrome IS, which is built on Linux, and it also uses a low level open source project called Coreboot, this handles the early stages of booting up the computer.
According to Michael Larabel, Google has been a big contributor to Coreboot, and what they have contributed to the project will let Coreboot handle the communication cores for Intel’s Sandy Bridge and also their new Ivy Bridge processor.
So it is possible that Google intends to use Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and Ivy Bridge processors in their next generation Chromebook notebooks.
Ubisoft has this week announced that a new game from their Ghost Recon series of games is currently under development by Loot Drop, ready to be launched on Facebook.
The new game called Ghost Recon Commander is hailed as the first gamers game on Facebook, and has been designed to allow youth engage in gameplay with your friends. But will also integrate with other games from Ubisoft within the Ghost Recon series. Watch the promotional trailer for the game after the jump.
Facebook players of the game will develop and customise their own Ghost soldier and take on missions requiring stealth, tactics and the use of futuristic technology to accomplish objectives.
Other features of the game include the ability to pick up where they left off in the game without any time constraints and the ability to work with friends on missions or be available as a mercenary.
The Facebook Ghost Recon Commander will launch sometime this spring and will also unlock items and bonuses within the latest Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Ghost Recon Online games. Enjoy!
US Cellular has just announced its first LTE smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator, which is a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II and the device will be available for $99.99 when you sign up to a new contract with the carrier.
The Samsung Galaxy S Aviator comes with a 4.3 inch WVGA touchscreen display that features a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, and it come with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread.
Other specifications on the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator include a 1GHz processor and 1.4GB of built in storage, plus a microSD card slot that can take up to 32GB cards.
The device also comes with two cameras, up front there is a 1.3 megapixel camera for video chat on the back there is an 8 megapixel camera for photos and video, the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator will be available for $99.99 after a $100 mail in rebate when you sign up to a new two year contract with the carrier.
We have featured a number of trailers here on Geeky Gadgets for the upcoming Far Cry 3 game which is due to launch on September 7th in the UK for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 console.
However EscoBlades from the Xbox Game Zone website has been able to get his hands on the game in development, and shows us a preview of what we can expect from the Far Cry 3 multiplayer side of the game.
Within the Far Cry 3 multiplayer you get a number of special abilities which can be triggered to help teams mates and boost their skills. Also available are a few larger incendiary devices which you can use against your opponents.
One of the best features revealed in the video is the end game cinematics that provide the top performing players on either side to seal the fate of their opponent or do the honourable thing.
Right around 2.5 years after the introduction of Nikon’s most recent game-changer (yeah, we’re bragging about the D3S), its proper successor has emerged. Without qualification, the amount of hope and expectation surrounding the Nikon D4 was immense. In a way, most Nikonians were (perhaps foolishly) expecting the D4 to be to the D3S what the D3S was to the D3, and we’ll confess that we were cautiously saving up precious pennies in the event that the game was changed yet again.
For better or worse, the actual specifications of the D4 ended up as hardly worth writing home about, with an ISO range mirroring that already seen on the D3S, a megapixel rating lower than that of the cheaper D800 and a battery rated for fewer snaps than the outgoing D3S. All at an MSRP that’s starting at $800 above where the D3S started. You’ll notice a lot of comparisons throughout this article with the Best Camera of 2009, but that’s intentional; yours truly has spent the last 2.5 years using the D3S for business and pleasure, and it’s only logical to pit the D4 against a camera that has become molded to many palms here at Engadget HQ. Is the D4 a worthy upgrade? Or even a worthy successor? Let’s find out.