With Microsoft Kinect launching at 12AM in Times Square and being successful at the same time, users of the Kinect system are missing one important thing: great games. Sure, there’s a few that are great, but Xbox has too many great titles not to have more “decent” Kinect-compatible ones. Via: N4G
This is — lame? Recently the appearance of iPhone/iPad/iPod cables sold by none other than T-Mobile suggested that they would be holding the iPhone in their shelves, but now an official statement says otherwise.
Select T-Mobile stores will soon begin carrying iPod/iPhone charge and Sync cables to support customers who may be using an unlocked iPhone or are traveling from outside the United States and using an iPhone while roaming on our network. T-Mobile carries the iPhone in Europe, so many people traveling to the U.S. roam on our network with their iPhones. The iPod/iPhone cable also makes a great companion product for our line of MicroUSB charging solutions. The cable can be plugged into the USB port of the universal MicroUSB car, wall or two-in-one chargers to provide customers with a charging solution for their iPod when they are on the go.
Well, that’s what they say. Move along, kiddies
The Motorola DEFY has its name and marketing for one reason: it can defy almost anything. I’ve had a unit with me from Motorola for about 24 hours, and I can say the following: Scratch proof? Check. Dust proof? Check. Waterproof? Almost.
The Motorola DEFY is also a waterproof phone running Android 2.1 with a newer edition of MOTOBLUR. After thanks and speaking to my Motorola contact, I mentioned that I wanted to take a swim with it in the pool downstairs (that a few of you might have seen in a recent tweet of mine). The deepest the pools are is 6 feet, so it’s decent. When I presented this “test” to my contact, I was told that it would be a great way of testing the Motorola DEFY’s prowess to the elements.
So obviously, since I was given the “OK, go”, I stepped out and walked from one side of the pool to the other, occasionally dipping the DEFY into the water. After checking it once, I found that it was indeed waterproof. So I could get cocky, right? I opened the camera app, switched to video, and played like a child with a rubber ducky in the pool.
Success: it was still functioning. For now.
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When Windows Phone 7 goes live on the 8th of November, one feature that will be missing is copy and paste, a feature that Microsoft really, really wants to add. Today, Microsoft’s Director of Microsoft Project Arpan Shah said in response to critics who may or may not have said that this was a serious hole in the OS.
Critics have commented on the lack of specific features like copy & paste and lack of 100s of thousands of applications. And while both are true, copy & paste will be available as an update in a matter of weeks (early 2011) and as for applications, it’s just a matter of time.
With 8 weeks left to endure in 2010, I think a WP7 OTA will be right around the corner, and soon. Via: WPCentral
This upcoming unboxing is the last of the day and is the Samsung Epic 4G, the top-tier model of the Galaxy S line. What makes the Epic 4G so much better than its Galaxy S siblings is Sprint 4G (still rolling out to most of the U.S, I know), a front-facing camera, and a slide-out QWERTY. The 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, and 5 megapixel primary camera with 720p HD recording are still here, specs shared by the entire line of phones. As usual, the gallery is below and unboxing after the chop (see what I did there?). And yes, this is another review to write. I can keep up.
Samsung Epic 4G Hands-On
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A short day after release the Motorola DEFY is ready to be put through some intense and very serious testing here from LaptopMemo. Main testing may or may not include plane flights, swimming in 6 feet deep water, dropping on tables, heavy app downloading, Angry Birds, multitasking, and plenty of phone calls and social networking. And to start off, an unboxing. So technically, we are going to torture (but not break, hopefully) Motorola’s DEFY test unit. There’s a video unboxing after the “more” link and a gallery below! Update: Sorry about that! Video is ready to go.
Motorola DEFY Hands-On
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So, Microsoft Kinect. Out-of-this-world motion technology. If you purchase a Kinect, the tech behind it will nearly be as advanced — as say — the workings of your car and laptop. Or maybe even more? Anyways, my favorite review is from the dudes that have helped all too much with this site: Giz. Hit up their review for more (and click on the epic fail that occurs in Matt’s living room).
The Lumix GF2. It’s the world’s smallest Micro Four Thirds camera, has a 12.1 megapixel Live MOS sensor, support for the Lumix 3D lens, a 3-inch touchscreen, contrast AF system, a newly-designed Touch Q user interface, internal dust reduction system and records video at 1920 x 1080 HD/60i or 1280 x 720/60p in AVCHD file format. It also has a 23-area auto-focusing system, so focusing on something shouldn’t be an issue, whatsoever, and a slightly mediocre ISO range of 100-6400 and has no flash or optical viewfinder;prices you pay for being small. Lens kits are as follows, by the way: 14mm F2.5 “pancake” kit and a 14-42mm zoom lens kit.
Oh yeah, and as for the price: unannounced. Darn you Panasonic. The LUMX GF2 launches in January in silver, red or black; pricing gets nailed in mid-December. I’m looking forward to it.
In the shadow of today’s Facebook mobile platform announcement, Twitter decided to have a go at making the Twitter for Android app give Tweetdeck a run for its money, and polish the refreshed app at the same time. New features in the faster loading and swiping app include:
• Pull to Refresh: This popular feature, which was first available through our iPhone app, functions just as it sounds – when you’re at the top of your timeline, simply pull down to load new Tweets.
• Swipe to Reveal: Swipe across a Tweet to get quick access to several options, such as viewing a user’s profile, sharing a tweet, or replying.
• Quote a Tweet: Clicking the retweet icon now gives you the option to quote a Tweet. Of course, you can still retweet as you normally would.
• Hi-res avatar photos
The new app is available for all Android 2.1 phones and higher, and is available for free as I’m typing this and looking at our Twitter feed at the same time.
While Skyfire on Android has been available for a while (and transforming Flash videos to HTML5) the web browser has made its way to the iPhone, although instead of it being free, you’ll pay $3. Using server-side tricks on Skyfire’s servers, Flash video gets converted into HTML5 (something we know old Steve likes). Now get downloading before it’s ripped off the App Store.
Update: No it’s not what you think. Skyfire pulled the app, and not Apple. Heavy downloads of the app and high conversion rates of Flash to HTML5 took out Skyfire’s servers. But shouldn’t they have been prepared for this? This is the App Store, after all.