Time has passed with rumors and speculation aplenty, but the HTC One is finally here. Sleek and ready to be held, it’s an incredible device to hold and look at. The new HTC One sports every innovation that HTC has learned over the years, including a new camera and Beats Audio.
First off, the new HTC Sense interface: BlinkFeed, a homescreen feature where constantly updated images and information will populate your homescreen, with large images and clean text. 1400 content partners are on board to assist the management of new content, including ESPN, AP, and others.
Hardware-wise, the HTC One has a 4.7-inch screen with 1080p resolution, Gorilla Glass, and a 468ppi, a new UltraPixel camera, a new Snapdragon 600 SoC on quad-core configuration at 1.7GHz. There’s also 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage as standard (a 64GB option is also available), a 2300mAh battery, GPS and GLONASS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and even 802.11ac Wi-Fi, plus an IR blaster. Support for 4G LTE is also available on Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T in the United States starting in March of 2013, in either silver or black in either 32GB or 64GB configurations.
Not much to see so far. I’ve caught glimpses of the new HTC device and even have been photographed by it, but nothing yet. The presentation will begin in a couple of minutes. Updates can be read at the end of the post.
Just a few days after meteorites and asteroids thought to would be cool the come around Earth, scientists have been busy figuring out what exactly happened in Russia, where on meteorite exploded and caused structural damage to some buildings. Peter Brown, from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, has been using low frequency sound waves detected during the incident to calculate the intensity of the explosion. As it turns out, as the ESA explains:
The object is estimated to have been about 17 m across with a mass of 7,000–10,000 tonnes when it hit atmosphere. It exploded with a force of nearly 500 kilotons of TNT –- some 30 times the energy released by the Hiroshima atomic bomb — around 15 to 20 km above the ground.
It’s back. The G-Shock Aviation watch has a brand-new lead timepiece. Casio has spared nothing when it comes to outfitting the G-Shock Aviation watch with features. First of all, it’s an atomic watch (automatically switches to correct time in your area, if a signal is available), is triple G resistant, waterproof to 200M, solar powered, a calendar, has a Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometer, chronograph, stopwatch, world time for 29 different zones, is shock resistant, and finally has a beeper alarm.
Plus, it looks great. What pilot of the air force or just about any person wouldn’t want the GWA1000FC? It’s a cool watch; review after the break.
Whatever it may be — an official name, release date, a new flagship smartphone, or imaging technology — it’ll be announced sometimes after 10AM tomorrow in New York and simultaneously in London. Word has it that the latest iteration of Sense will also debut alongside the latest version of Android; sounds good, if you ask us. Before the event even starts, follow @stefanetienne on Twitter to get glimpses of action, and then straight here to the homepage, where the announcement will be posted.
Regardless of the size of your online business, website security is pretty much a necessity. Encryption protocols, such as SSL certificates, are a common tool to use, to ensure your business website will run at its optimum. Customers and you can then use an SSL checker, to provide further information about your SSL certificate, cementing the trust.
LG just took the wraps off its Optimus G Pro. It’s another “phablet”, with a 5.5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at 400ppi (insane!), a 3,140mAh battery, the usual 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera, microSDXC slot, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and 4G LTE. The phone will be released on local Korean carriers SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus on Wednesday for 968,000 won ($897) — so LG’s homeland gets the first treatment — while a North American launch is mentioned for Q2 along with the Japanese release.
The prize jewel? The new mid-range Snapdragon 600 processor, clocked at 1.7GHz on a quad-core chip. Nice.
Bungie, the makers of the first Halo straight till Reach, have announced a new franchise named Destiny, a console shooter for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 with MMO-like features and a brand new sci-fi universe. The plot details our solar system, in a post-cataclysmal state, where you are the Earth’s “Guardians”, some of the last valiant soldiers fighting for the last city on Earth. The construction of Destiny as according to Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg will be part first-person shooter (like Halo), part open-world sandbox (like EVE Online), and part persistent universe (like any online MMO out there). The catch?
It’s an always-online game. The reason? The universe is seamless and doesn’t feature matchmaking: it’s a universe that you connect to and experience, with everyone else who has the game. In-game, you’ll be able to customize armor, clothing, weapons, vehicles, spacecraft, and other gear, all the while traveling in interstellar space, to planets like Mars, our Moon, and Earth itself. Bungie also detailed that there are “no plans” to charge for a subscription fee, like most MMOs. Considering the architecture of the game, it also seems like a PC version is possible, but no mentions of next-gen console ports have been mentioned.
No doubt it will be an exciting game to play. Video after the break (with pre-alpha gameplay). Read More →
The always creative Minutephysics has uploaded another video discussing a new subject related to match, science, or life. In this case, “what is the universe, what will it be, is it unique?” and more. Plus, does mathematics exist outside of the universe? All this and more will give you a headache — unless you’re up for it, of course.
At least, according to tech site 9to5Google. Apparently, Google executives are interested in creating new brick and mortar stores across the country to help sell their own products: the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Chromebooks, random accessories, Google Play Store gift cards, and of course, the upcoming Google Glasses.
Apparently, the justification of creating the stores is based upon the idea that consumers need to experience the Google Glasses in person, which as of yet, technically haven’t been announced with a release date, plus with the possibility of costing up to a grand.