Big Deal: TI-84 Calculator Getting Upgraded To A Color Screen

Think about the graphing calculators you use in American classrooms. Now, think of the Texas Instruments TI-84 calculator (or TI-83) and you’ll remember how useful it can be. Well, there’s a new version coming out, and it has a color screen. Apparently, this new calculator is called the TI-84+ C Silver Edition, and a site called Cemetech, claimed that it was one of 24 provided by TI for in-classroom testing and that it’s slated to launch next spring. Time to look forward to that, if you’re a math geek, no?

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343 Industries And Microsoft Bust Out 3.1 Million Copies Of Halo 4 In A Day

And I can’t disagree — playing Halo 4 is amazing. It turns out that 343 Industries has made a fantastic game, selling 3.1 million copies of Halo 4 in its first 24 hours, with 1.9 million of those sales coming from the U.S., according to VGChartz. The video game sales tracking website says Halo 4 managed to sell about 15% more copies than previous games in the franchise including Halo 3 and Halo: Reach. 

But do you want a really amazing fact? The Xbox 360 will turn seven on November 22nd — who’s to say this “aging console” doesn’t have some kick left in it?


LaCie Has Debuted A New Waterproof USB Key, Smaller Than An Actual Key

Introducing another one of LaCie’s epic USB keys: the Petite. That’s right, because it is small. Smaller than your actual house keys, it comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB for $15, $23, and $40. Plus, it’s waterproof down to 100-meters, is scratch-resistant, and comes with a two-year warranty just to back up that ruggedness. And just to be sure to prove the point that this is an amazing USB key, its dimensions are 0.25 ounces and measures just 1.5 inches long.

Convenient? Why, heck yes.

Via: LaCie

Origin Will Soon Let You Broadcast Your Gameplay Live, Using TwitchTV

EA and Twitch has produced a partnership that will take affect for most users in an Origin beta than a stable version for all users at a later date, that allows you to livestream your gameplay to TwitchTV, in HD resolution, with different frame rates available. Needless to say, this is pretty awesome. The only setup needed to is sign into Origin, open your game, log-in with your Twitch account, then start broadcasting. Even better yet, you can import games that are not from Origin (Steam, anyone?) and have them get livestreamed as well.

It’s an interesting development, but Origin seems to be getting better and better than other PC gaming platforms, slowly but surely.

Via: Origin Blog

Microsoft Office for Android, iPad, and iPhone Leaked All In One Story

Nice work from the Vergers in New York: iPad, iPhone, and Android versions of the Microsoft Office suite — which includes Excel, PowerPoint and Word — would start off as free viewing apps and only unlock editing for those who dutifully subscribe to Office 365 (thus you’d have to pay for the real MS Office, obviously). It turns out the design of the interfaces for these versions of the Office suite reflect the operating system they’ll work on in some way, but are still faithful to the tiles debuted on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. It’s just nice to know there’s an alternative to Google Drive and Apple iWork as productivity software on your phone or tablet (it’s coming to iOS, first).

Via: The Verge

AT&T places Lumia 920 and 8GB HTC 8X at $100, Lumias arrive on Friday

AT&T is laying down the suppression fire for its new WIindows Phone 8 smartphones: the flagship Lumia 920 will retail for $99.99 on a new 2-year contract, the same as the 8GB version of the HTC 8X. And if you’re not into getting into Benjamin territory for the better quality and speed, you can go for the lower-end Lumia 820, which will retail for $49.99 on a new contract. Both of the Nokia handsets will be available to pre-order from the 7th (ahem, tomorrow) and available on the 9th (Friday), while the 8X should be rolling around “before Thanksgiving.” That all being said, there’s a PR after the break.

Skyrim’s “Dragonborn” DLC Trailer Is Now Headed For Your Knees

This is Bethesda’s latest DLC — Dragonborn. Big hooplah, eh? Actually, flying dragons and some amazing new areas are interesting adventures awaiting you, probably not only confined to the world of Skyrim (perhaps Morrowind?). Anyway you twist it though, PlayStation players get the crappy part of it — none of the two older DLCs (Dawnguard and Heartfire) — reached the console.

But no matter! Xbox 360 is getting it December 4th for 1,600 Microsoft points and the PC players will see their version come out on Steam, soon enough.