Archivi giornalieri: 28/05/2012
Planetside 2 the sequel to the popular Planetside game launched back in 2003 by Sony Online Entertainment, and which is currently under development. Is hoping to build on the awesome gameplay and worlds of the first and take the popular game to the next level.
One of the great things about the first game was the shear amount of players that could engage in battle to secure bases in a forever changing battle map spanning large continents, as three factions as they fight for territorial control.
Source: Planetside 2
Anyone looking forward to the new Battlefield 3 Close Quarters themed expansion pack which is set to arrive next month for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, which adds a more close quarter fighting environment to Battlefield 3 for gamers.
Might be interested in this new teaser trailer which has been released by EA showing a little of the destructive force that can be applied to the environments within the new maps, arriving with Battlefield 3 Close Quarters.
The new Battlefield 3 Close Quarters expansion pack will include 10 new weapons and assignments, and has been specifically designed to provide players with an intense and “highly competitive environment” with close quarter high definition destruction. EA explains a little more about the new expansion for Battlefield 3.
“Battlefield 3: Close Quarters is a massive themed expansion pack featuring frantic and relentless infantry combat on four highly competitive indoor maps. Like all themed expansion packs for Battlefield 3, it also contains new weapons that you can bring back to the base game, new Assignments, and new dog tags. Look for Close Quarters in June 2012″
On Friday the Chronic Dev team released the new Absinthe 2.0 Jailbreak for Apple’s iOS devices, the jailbreak works on a number of Apple’s iOS devcies which are running iOS 5.1.1.
It would appear that the Absinthe 2.0 jailbreak was incredibly popular over the weekend as it was used to jailbreak almost one million iOS devices in just a couple of days.
Some stats since release of #Absinthe – 211,401 jailbroken iPad3′s and 973,086 devices newly jailbroken! #JBFTW ! ;D
That is quite a lot of iOS devices in just a few days and the tool will work with tha majority of iOS devices, even the new iPad 3.
Nvidia has this week released a new video demonstrating next generation cloud graphics gaming, on their highly anticipated Hawken FPS game, that will be launching this fall. Hawken an upcoming independent multiplayer mech first person shooter combat game currently under development by Adhesive Games.
Hawken is set in a post-apocalyptic human-colonised planet industrialised to the point of collapse, in which the hunt for resources has become a battle for survival. Watch the video below to see a glimpse of the action action, and Nvidia explain about cloud gaming in a little more detail.
The cloud based gaming environment allows players with lower powered computers to enjoy higher resolution graphics and gameplay, that previously only gamers with high powered computer systems would have been able to enjoy.
Source: Venture Beat
V-Mode has launched a new addition to their range in the form of the Crossfade M-80 White Pearl headphones which are now available to purchase for around $230. The V-Mode Crossfade M-80 White Pearl headphones are equipped with 40mm Dual-Diaphragm drivers, together with BLISS noise isolation technology.
The design of the headphones comprises of a lightweight steal flex headband and steel construction, with military-level quality (MIL-STD-810G), supplied in a exoskeleton hard case for protection when not in use. V-Mode explains:
Although I have only dabbled in After Effects, it is still one of the things that intrigues me most. After Effects is a really cool software that allows you create vibrant motions graphics just like in the Hollywood motion pictures. In this post, I have rounded up a collection of very useful Adobe After Effects tutorials from around the web. These tutorials will serve as a stepping stone to creating your own Hollywood style movie title FX. So if you are in search for some really awesome After Effects tutorials, this article is a must see. Enjoy!
If you’ve been using smartphones for any length of time you’ve probably heard of Bump, the app that allows you to transfer photos and contact information between two phones with a simple… well… bump. And now they’ve expanded their functionality to include a website/webapp that makes transferring photos from your phone to your computer a breeze.
All you have to do if you already have the app is log on to bu.mp, select the photos you would like to transfer from your phone, and bump the phone against the space bar (although we’re pretty sure you could just hit the spacebar with any apendage…). After that you can download them straight to your computer to get them off Bump’s servers or share them with your friends via permalink. There’s not much “professional” application here, but it’s a great way to quickly transfer photos from your phone to your desktop when you’re in a bind.
In molti lo hanno definito prematuramente “Facebook-browser”. Per ora è una sorta di concept mediatico, ma presto potrebbe trasformarsi in una piattaforma per la navigazione in rete al cui interno comparirà il colosso del social networking. Utopia o realtà?
Secondo “fonti affidabili“, Facebook vuole comprare Opera Software, produttore del browser web Opera, che sostiene più di 200 milioni di utenti in tutto il mondo. Il browser Facebook dovrebbe includere di default i plugin e la barra dei menu, oltre che rappresentare Facebook inglobandolo nell’esperienza web degli utenti. Un browser personalizzato sarebbe un passo significativo per Facebook. Diventerebbe il vostro web, piuttosto che semplicemente un sito Internet da visitate o una sorta di servizio da utilizzare. Tra l’altro, il browser mobile di Opera ha ricevuto ottime recensioni, si è mostrato molto funzionale ed utilizzando Facebook potrebbe essere ancora più potente.
Facebook, infatti, sta faticando nel settore mobile e, come molti sostengono, dovrebbe essere in grado di sostenere la crescita a lungo termine implementando nuove funzionalità a fronte di un numero sempre più crescente di utenti che lo utilizzano tramite i loro device.
Un browser Facebook potrebbe anche comptere con Google Chrome, che di recente è diventato il web browser più utilizzato. Una gigantesca base di utenti (oltre 900 milioni) potrebbe rappresentare un rischio potenziale su tutta la linea Google.
Come vi immaginate il browser made in Facebook? Una sorta di Internet Explorer con pagina iniziale blu o qualcosa di più personalizzato in stile Firefox o Chrome e con tanto di applicazioni dedicate? Potrebbe davvero giovare a Facebook e rappresentare un serio pericolo per Google?
LG has announced a new 5 inch smartphone display that comes with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, this means it will be able to handle full HD content in 1080p just like your HDTV.
This new display from LG is an LCD panel with Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching (AH-IPS) and it features a pixel density of 440ppi plus an aspect ratio of 16:9.
“As smartphones become increasingly valued for how well they do multimedia and with the rapid growth of LTE enabling faster large file transfers, our new 5″ Full HD LCD panel is certain to prove a significant asset to the mobile market,” said Sang-Deok Yeo, CTO and Executive Vice President of LG Display. “With the world’s highest resolution smartphone display, LG Display continues to remain a step ahead in developing the most innovative in display technology products.”
LG has said that they are expecting to release this new Full HD 5 inch smartphone LCD display in the second half of 2012, which means we should see some new smartphones from LG with this new 1080p display before the end of the year.
We previously told you about the HP Pavilion G6 and G7, but now we have some more details on the 15.6″ HP Pavilion g6 and 17.3″ g7 budget laptops.
Both models will hit the US market on July 25th, with prices starting at $450. The Pavilion g-series for 2012 are made of plastics, with beveled edges, chicklet style keyboards, textured touchpads, and a chrome strip around the speaker bar. You have your choice of black, white, red, blue, and purple.
This duo is expected to come with Intel and AMD CPU choices, including higher-end 3rd Generation Intel Core chips, as well as with dedicated GPU options. If you have been waiting, they are almost here. Just two months to go.
How big of a PC do you need? If you like your PC large and in charge, then here is some good news. Microsoft VP Frank Shaw recently told Wired UK that CEO Steve Ballmer has a Windows 8 80-inch PC hanging on the wall of his office.
Microsoft wants Windows 8 running on any size screen that any manufacturer can produce, and they want those screens to offer touch input. 80 inches might seem like overkill, but just imagine, executives would love to have this on their wall, or in their boardrooms and Microsoft aims to sell this just like they do with Surface. It’s not for the general public.
Although eventually it will be available to people like us as well, but that is a ways off still. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait.
In a teaser for its “Touch and Connect” series prototypes, ViewSonic outed a 22-inch “smart business tablet monitor”. It looks like it is powered by Ice Cream Sandwich.
22 inches is big for a tablet and small for a monitor, so calling it a “smart business tablet monitor” has it all covered. The touch-enabled device will be joined by a Windows 8 multi-touch display, new cloud computing solutions, high-end laser projectors and some interactive electronic billboards. All of which you can see on June 5th at Computex.
If you need a giant tablet, I guess you know where to be in June. So in about two weeks we should know more about what may be the largest tablet yet. Does my large TV count as a Tablet if I can pick it up?