Skyrim 1.6 Beta On PC Now Allows For Mounted Combat

This. Is. Monumental.

At least for the many (millions?) that enjoy The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Steam. Mounted combat is now possible on horses (obviously including your preferred bows, swords, and so on) by jumping into the Beta Participation section on Steam’s settings menu and selecting the game. On top of this very prominent feature, a few glitches were fixed with the recently added ranged and magic kill cams, another feature added in a post-launch patch that makes Skyrim an even more well-rounded and artistic game than before. Jump past the break to see the full changelog for the Skyrim 1.6 Beta.

Via: Bethesda Blog

Brevity Review: Super Talent Express ST1 USB 3.0 Drive

Let’s keep this one nice and short: this is a USB 3.0 drive with 720Mb/s read and 128Mb/s write speeds. That’s fast. It also is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0, and even then, it’s pretty fast. In plenty of anecdotal tests (and scientific ones), the Super Talent Express ST1 performed as desired. This particular thumbdrive that our friends at ThinkGeek sent us for review is the 8GB version which costs $19.99, but there are 16GB and 32GB versions for $49.99 and $119.99, respectively.

On top of all of that, it’s not that large: at 67.4 x 20.3 x 10.4 mm (2.65″ x 0.8″ x 0.4″), it can fit into just about anything, without much bulk.

I like this one, a lot.  Score: 8/10

Available for purchase at ThinkGeek

Project Glass Photography Gallery Released By Google (And With Video!)

In the past few weeks where Project Glass prototype smart glasses have been allowed for internal testing at Google, we’ve seen plenty of photos of it in action, but now there’s a gallery, with a 15 second 720p HD video taken from the glasses. The gallery displays just what an interesting perspective it is to take pictures at a precise eye-level. It’s actually a sight to behold. Check it all out on the Google+ source link.

Via: Google’s Project Glass Photography Gallery

Android 4.0 Descends Upon The HTC Amaze 4G

First the Sensation 4G, and now its faster, heavy cousin — the Amaze 4G. The 1.5GHz dual-core processor can make quick work of Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6, which is currently available for download OTA (over-the-air). It can either be pleasantly and patiently awaited for as a notification on your Amaze 4G, or the process and can accelerated by instigating a “check for update” via Settings under the “HTC software update” category.

In the meantime, enjoy.

Google Play Now Allows For Android In-App Subscriptions

Google has finally taken into accord the fact that Android’s Google Play market was in need of not only in-app purchases, carrier billing, but in-app subscriptions (hi, iOS!). Imagine paying for your Spotify Premium subscription (like I do), but just via the app? Or renewing the New York Times from the app itself? It’s all good, plus available now to all versions of Google Play 3.5 and up starting now.

Via: Android Developers