The holidays are quickly approaching, and geeks need gifts too. First on our list is Behringer’s $30,000 iNuke iPhone dock, but that’s probably not going to happen soon…
Apple is once again doing their yearly ‘Rewind’ wrap up of the best of the best App Store and Mac App Store apps consisting of the top sellers and favorite apps and games across 21 categories. They’ve also made charts available for just about all of the other content on iTunes including music, TV shows, books, movies, and podcasts.
When it comes to games that top the charts, EA’s Dead Space was named iPad Game of the Year, and despite Angry Birds’ dominance in terms of sales, tower construction simulator Tiny Tower received the Game of the Year award on iPhone. Continue reading “Apple Names Top App Store and Mac App Store Apps of 2011” »
Credit Mark Bongo of Major League Mods — a company that specializes in designing customized game consoles — for coming up with this.
Modeled after the yellow Bumblebee Camaro from Bay’s Transformers, it’s pretty much a replica of the big screen version, minus, y’know, being able to get inside and everything…though apparently you can still drive it.
Courtesy of CinemaBlend, there’s some neat pics of the console, which also comes Continue reading “XBox 360 Transformer May Be the Closest To Bumblebee You’ll Get” »
We’ve seen a lot of different iPhone docks before from accessory makers and speaker companies. In fact, I think a new one comes out just about every couple of days. We already showed you the HAL 9000 iPhone 4S dock with Siri control, and a $2,300 gold-plated speaker horn dock, but neither compare to the 10,000 Watt, 8-foot wide iNuke Boom from Behringer.
While it promises to be the loudest iPhone dock you’ve ever heard (and probably the largest you’ve seen), Behringer is actually using the iNuke to help promote a new brand of professional audio equipment known as EUROSOUND. At 8 feet wide by 4 feet tall Continue reading “The iNuke Boom From Behringer is a 10,000 Watt, 8-foot iPhone Dock” »
OnLive has just dropped a press release announcing new mobile apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad that will effectively bring their “console-class” cloud gaming experience to over 500 million mobile devices in the UK and US.
You’re probably already familiar with OnLive’s game streaming service previously only available to Macs, PCs, or a dedicated OnLive console.
However, while most of the 200 games in their library will be playable on mobile devices via a wireless controller, 25 of those titles have also been ported with touchscreen controls. It isn’t just the smaller titles Continue reading “OnLive Brings Super Laggy Console Games to iPhone, iPad, and Android” »
If you’re unaware that Apple is currently in the process of planning the construction of a brand new city-sized campus in Cupertino, California, today we got yet another look into this massive 175-acre circular building with a footprint bigger than the Pentagon. Known by most as the Spaceship, or Mothership, new renderings have been made public in a new proposal Apple submitted to the City of Cupertino on Monday.
Four documents make up the new proposal including Introduction, Site Plan & Landscaping, Floor Plans and Renderings. Continue reading “New Renderings of Apple’s “Spaceship Campus” Emerge” »
Seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft decided to drop a universal Xbox LIVE iOS app on us today.
While it obviously isn’t the full-fledged Xbox Live experience that you might be hoping for, it does at first glance appear to be quite a slick looking companion app.
Available for free as of today, the “My Xbox LIVE” app will let you manage achievements, send messages to your friends, edit your LIVE profile, and edit your 3D Avatar. Continue reading “Microsoft Releases “My Xbox LIVE” App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch” »
iFixit is known for their detailed teardowns of our favorite gadgets, most recently tearing Apple’s new iPhone 4S to pieces. If you’re like them, you can appreciate the design and aesthetic of the internal workings of your devices, and not just its polished outer casing. With that in mind, iFixit is offering a transparent glass rear panel kit for the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 that will let you show off what the device is really made of.
Replacing your iPhone’s back panel is easier than you might think:
- Remove the two visible screws on either side of the thirty-pin dock connector
- Slide the current back panel up slightly and lift it off
- Repeat those steps in reverse to install the new panel.
If you’re a visual learner, iFixit has a complete step-by-step guide and a video walkthrough (below). Continue reading “Liberate Your iPhone with iFixit’s Transparent Rear Glass Panel Kit” »
You’re probably well aware there are a more than a few knockoffs of Apple products floating around China. In fact, there are even entire fake Apple retail stores selling genuine Apple products.
That being said, at first glance this new MacBook Air knockoff known as the “AirBook” is perhaps the closest to the real thing we’ve seen. If you can get past the blatant rip-off of the MacBook Air’s design, it’s actually quite impressive…
Don’t expect an aluminum unibody from this $499 clone, as < em>MIC Gadget’s review of the device notes it’s actually just a “silver plastic unibody” painted with a matte finish to look like aluminum, inside and out. Continue reading “This MacBook Air Clone Takes Chinese Knockoffs To A New Level” »
But by trade Byrne is a carpenter who obviously needs his opposable thumbs to lay down the rug. But after an accident that cost him his most important finger not named the middle, he had to make a choice: be stuck as that guy who shakes four of your fingers instead of five, or replace the thumb with something else…
Despite being the fastest selling device (until the iPhone 4S), and an increasing amount of support from developers, it’s up to the modding community to figure out a way to integrate Kinect’s voice and motion controls into games that don’t officially support it.
Some aren’t waiting for Microsoft to hand out their $20,000 grant for Kinect hacks, with a ton of mods popping up in the last few months. Perhaps the most intriguing yet, YouTuber KinectFAAST has posted (via Destructoid) the video below showing what appears to be Kinect support for the PC version of Skryrim… Continue reading “Kinect Mod Adds Voice and Motion Control to Skyrim” »
Rockstar just made things official for a Grand Theft Auto III Android and iOS port, announcing the 10 Year Anniversary Edition will finally be landing in the Android Market and App Store for $4.99 on December 15th.
While we haven’t yet got our hands on the new trailer expected to launch next week, we do have all the details on supported devices as well as screenshots for both versions.
When it comes to supported devices, iOS users (other than 3G and 3GS users) of course don’t have much to worry about. The iOS title, presumably a universal app, will support iPad 1 & 2, iPhone 4 & 4S, and 4th-gen iPod touch. Continue reading “Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition hits iOS and Android Dec. 15” »
Google’s flagship Android experience has already landed in the UK, and now this month the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be making its way stateside. However, there are still more than a few unanswered questions about what will almost certainly be the most sought after smartphone of the holidays, so we wanted to take some time to clear up a few of the rumors.
First of all, we already know (as Google has confirmed) that the device will be landing on Verizon. No matter what you read on any number of Android centric blogs, no one has a solid release date. The only thing we know for sure is it’s coming this month, and we know Toronto is getting the device a day before the expected December 8th Canadian launch with a special one day event at the Bay and Dundas BestBuy location. That will be your first chance to get your hands on the device in North America. Continue reading “Everything You Need to Know About The U.S. Galaxy Nexus Launch” »
What you’re seeing and hearing is The Animals’ House Of The Rising Sun performed entirely by a bunch of old computer equipment.
Here’s how he did it: Continue reading “Cover Songs Performed Entirely By Legacy Computer Equipment” »
Perhaps in a response to Microsoft’s vision of the future, Samsung today dropped the video below showing off how they envision the future tablet form factor, specifically keeping in mind the flexible AMOLED technology they’re currently developing.
Although the video is in Korean, we can tell from the visuals the concept appears to be a sheet of glass about the size of an iPad, with no obvious connections, ports, or visible internal hardware. We’re not exactly sure how Samsung plans on powering these magical glass slates, but a flexible, foldable, 3D display might not be too far off… Continue reading “Samsung Shows Off Flexible, Transparent, 3D Tablet in New Concept Video” »
If you haven’t yet heard of Carrier IQ, you might want to listen up. The software has been installed on various smartphones (Android and iOS) by carriers (mainly Sprint) for years now and could potentially be tracking your every move and sending sensitive personal information to carriers.
Thankfully there are methods of removing the software by installing Cyanogen Mod, but first you’ll have to figure out if the software is running on your device…
Meet Voodoo Carrier IQ Detector, a free Android app with one purpose, to detect Carrier IQ running on your smartphone. While it might not be 100% accurate as devs warn the build is just a few hours in, it’s available now and capable of detecting the software on most devices. Continue reading “How to Make Sure Carrier IQ Isn’t Tracking Your Every Move” »
Most us have resorted to any number of emulators running on Android and (usually jailbroken) iPhones to get our retro Nintendo fix on the go.
For those with massive collections of original SNES cartridges, Hyperkin’s handheld console is finally ready for primetime, allowing you to play classic SNES titles on a faithful Nintendo-like controller equipped with a 3.5-inch display.
Supporting most original 16-bit SNES and Super Famicom cartridges, its slightly larger and chunkier than a PSP ( its 8.5 x 4 x 1.5 inches), allowing you to pop a cartridge right in the top. It also doubles as a home console, if your SNES console happens to die, by letting you plug in two full-size SNES controllers and use video out to hook up to your TV. Continue reading “SupaBoy Portable Console for SNES Cartridges Available Now” »
We all know about Apple’s brick-and-mortar retail dominance in the tech world. Even Microsoft hasn’t been able to capture the mind’s and wallets of consumers in the real world with several failed attempts to mimic Apple‘s award winning retail experience. Not surprisingly. Google is also interested in retail with their first “Chromezone” retail store recently opening in London, and now the world’s first Androidland retail shop has just opened its doors in Australia. Continue reading “Welcome to Androidland: First Android Store Opens in Australia” »
While it might not be a big deal to some of our readers abroad, there is still a lack of NFC-enabled vending machines across the US. Maybe because most people try to avoid using credit cards for low cost items to avoid transaction fees.
Nevertheless, Google is continuing a major rollout of their MasterCard-backed Google Wallet mobile payment solution (which lets you pay with a wave of your phone), this time adding roughly 6,000 vending machines in the mid-Atlantic, Chicago, and San Francisco. Continue reading ““Google Wallet” NFC Payments Hit U.S. Vending Machines” »
Siri has quickly become the tech industry’s go-to running joke, despite the technology setting a new standard for the way we control our devices.
However, techies aren’t the only ones poking fun at Siri’s capabilities (and lack thereof), with comedians Robin Williams and Stephen Colbert both giving their hilarious first impressions of the voice-controlled personal assistant… Continue reading “Robin Williams Impersonates Siri, Colbert Puts It To The Test ” »