It was only right that with all the great news being put out by Sony’s news pipes in the past few weeks that I interview one of their executives, specifically in the Sony Computer Entertainment America sector. Enter, John Koller, Vice President of Hardware Marketing at SCEA.
In the phone interview, which you can listen to, there’s talk about all of Sony’s past, present, and possible future attempts at inter-connected systems and the “Second Screen” terminology; people that are interested in what happens on the move, rather than in any stationary place.
Listen to the interview, past the break!
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It’s not the complete package, but it’s one variable of the equation: Stanford University’s recent announcement that scientists have successfully created the first truly biological transistor made entirely out of genetic material. Transistors are the bringers of nearly all of modern technology.
What the scientists actually researched and tested pertains to DNA and RNA, which make up the newly dubbed “transcriptor.” First, embedding a microscopic portion of a DNA molecule inside of a living cell, Standford researchers were able to control the flow of RNA, which translates DNA’s instructions to the living cell, much like the digital transistor which regulates electrical currents, the researcher-controlled “transcriptor” can essentially direct an entire living cell.
Practical uses of this technology almost have no limits: the commanding of cancerous cells to stop multiplying, monitoring general health levels, or perhaps even (malicious or otherwise) control of the living cell. This is awesome stuff, to say the least.
The engineers/destroyers at iFixit have taken apart the upcoming HTC One. Since there are no screws used in the construction of the body (thanks, unibody aluminum), the fearless dudes needed to turn to a heat gun (gasp!), a suction cup and a metal spudger to gain access to the internals. Once inside, they were greeted by every single component — which for some reason was covered in a difficult to handle foil, plus fasteners for the 2,300 mAh battery.
As a result, iFixit awarded the HTC One a score of 1 — it’s nearly impossible to take apart and repair.
And of course, it looks better than the old Spotify logo, right? Less green, more Spotify. Kind of like LaptopMemo; the green is cool to roll with, but it can be removed eventually. Simpler font type, easier on the eyes, and more serious: all things that Spotify should be doing to take on other major music streaming services like Rdio and Pandora. We like it.
Via: Under Consideration
Here’s the only catch about AT&T’s recent presser for the price of the Galaxy S 4: we don’t know if the $250 price tag is for the 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB model. What we do know, however, is all the specs of the GS4 remain the same, 4G LTE included, and that AT&T hasn’t issued an exact release date, instead issuing a pre-order date of April 16th; something of which they promise to elaborate on in the coming weeks.
Via: AT&T’s Consumer Blog
According to a report from The Financial Times, all Google Glass headsets made available for consumers will be produced in the United States at Foxconn plant in Santa Clara, California. Glass would be the second Google product produced in the States besides the Nexus Q streamer (which was an ill-fated project) with thousands of units planned for production in the coming weeks. What’s the most interesting about this story is that Google plans to make a very limited number of Google Glass headsets, even less than the LG Nexus 4 and ASUS Nexus 7, unless they meet launch demands to produce more Google Glass.
So, this is another G-Shock, in another brevity review (this one is awfully short, by the way). The GA-300-1A chronograph is mixed in with digital timekeeping into a large band and case that’s water resistant to 200M. It’s impervious to most magnets, can tell the local time, world time, stopwatch, date, day, is shock-resistant, alarm, has a pair of LEDs for looking at the time in low-light, a battery that lasts 3 years, and as a whole, weighs 71 grams. And to be quick about this, all of those feature work, flawlessly.
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The Wolverine, played by Hugh Jackman will be placed in another daring mission as part of a new full-length movie called, The Wolverine, which will continue the revitalization of the X-Men franchise that started with X-Men: First Class and all the success that followed that movie.
In the international trailer which can be viewed after the break, we see our claw-equipped superhero take on numerous villains all the while facing personal conflicts and resolving them with slashes of Adamantium.
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It’s no surprise anymore: Battlefield 4 is coming in September of 2013 for the PS4, PS3, PC, Xbox 360, and next-gen Xbox for the usual pre-order amount of $60. To appease gamers (for now), Electronic Arts and DICE have created a whopping 17 minute video (just like they did with Battlefield 3) to show us what the campaign looks like, and how the game has changed.
Check out the full video, in all of its HD crispness, after the break!
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These are scissors made for cutting ballistic nylon — Kevlar, duh, which is body armor. No material can’t be carefully cut with precision using the Sheffield Kevlar Shear. Besides being extremely solid and almost heavy, the blades can cut through aluminium, paper, fabric, and most definitely meat and Kevlar.
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