For Google, The Playground Is Open October 29th In NYC Press Event

Let’s keep this as short and as simple as Google’s invitation to the press reportedly was: There’s an Android media event happening on October 29th in New York, at 10AM EST. All the invitation says is ‘the playground is open’. And the image its based off of is Google Now. Also, the event will be livestreamed via Android’s YouTube account.

So obviously, this is something Google plans to announce (using the latest tech, like a Nexus device?) that is really worth calling out the tech elite and press to New York, to be on a playground.

GoPro Unveils The Hero3, Capable Of 4K Video

This is monumental (somewhat) in the world of technology. GoPro claims the the Hero 3 is 30 percent smaller and 25 percent lighter than the old model. To top that off, the top-of-the-line Black Edition is capable of capturing video at up to 4K resolution—as long as you don’t mind slowing recording down to 15 fps, which is actually not that good, but still, having a full-resolution video mode is fantastic. Also included in the Black Edition is the ability to record lower-resolution footage at higher frame rates than in the past, and as a result, offers 1080p60, 1440p48 and 720p120 modes for slow-mo situations. Lower-spec models are also none too shabby: the Silver packs an 11MP camera and can capture 1080p30 video, while the rather more humble White packs a simple 5MP camera. However, all three GoPro action cameras include Wi-Fi.

Pricing is very competitive, with pre-orders starting today: $400 for the Black Edition, $300 for the Silver and $200 for the White.

Via: GoPro

Microsoft Surface RT Tablet Will Debut, At $500 For 32GB

This is the Microsoft’s Surface RT. Unlike the Microsoft Surface Pro,which uses a full version of Windows 8, the Surface RT uses the Windows RT software — think of this like iOS vs OS X. The base model, which includes 32GB of storage, is also available in a 64GB model for a cost of $600, or $700 with an included keyboard. Also included is the 10.6-inch screen, 9.3mm thickness with 1.5lbs of weight, and includes a built-in kickstand with vapor-deposited (PVD) magnesium case.

Purportedly, Microsoft’s initial production run is 5 million units, so they are preparing for actual success.

Via: Verge

Apple To Unveil New Product At Press Event On October 23rd

This is Apple’s extra thing. As the invitation clearly puts it, “we have a little more to show you”. The use of the word “little” could be the key for the iPad mini (as Apple usually leaves hints like these in their invitations), but it isn’t a certainty, just a high possibility. Also alongside an iPad mini could be a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Retina display.

Whatever it might be, it will be unveiled on the 23rd, at 10am PST/1pm EST at the California Center in San Jose, California.

New Xbox Dashboard Update Adds Internet Explorer, Gamers Rejoice!?

Today, Microsoft will begin rolling out an Xbox 360 Dashboard update that makes the console a computer, officially (in most people’s regard, at least) — the ability to browse the internet, using Microsoft’s own Internet Explorer. It’s fantastic, right? Reflecting on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, the IE interface on Xbox is mimicked, along with minor adjustments to tabs and the positioning of certain things in the Dashboard.

Other than IE being added, that’s all there is to this update. So, enjoy, and tell us what you think.

CyberPower Launches The Fang III Taipan, A $2000 Ferocious Laptop

This is CyberPower’s latest laptop: the Fang III Taipan. It’s a heft 8.6 pounds, and features an amazing feature list for running the most processor and graphically intense programs (i.e. games). First of all, starting at $1,819, you would receive a 2.4GHz quad-core Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM and pair of Geforce GTX 670Ms in an SLI arrangement (basically, more power for gaming). There’s also a 60GB SSD and 1TB hard drive under the lid to close the gap between performance or storage.

As for the screen? A 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD LED panel and an Onkyo sound system with a subwoofer for your audio bliss. At $2000, it’s actually a great deal, on paper at least.

Via: CyberPower

Minecraft Creator Notch Displays ox10c Gameplay For The First Time

There isn’t much known about when and if Notch’s latest game, ox10c, will be released. But there is a gameplay video that has been released for the first time, and frankly, it looks promising. The Mojang AB video games development team did stress that “we don’t know where 0x10c is really headed,” and that they shouldn’t “raise too many people’s expectations.” Until then, gaze at the video below.

Via0x10c.comPC Gamer

AT&T Will Carry The LG Optimus G Starting November 2nd

This is LG’s first try (in my book) of really trying to bring its motto, “Life’s Good”, to the United States. That’s via the LG Optimus G, which we had at a chance to play with at an AT&T get-together, which packs a punch with a 4.7-inch 1,280 x 768 True HD IPS PLUS display, Android 4.0, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4, 8MP camera (rather than the 13MP module on the global and Sprint models), 2GB RAM and dual-band AT&T LTE. Pricing goes for $200 on a 2-year contract; pre-orders start tomorrow.

Via: AT&T