Microsoft Claims The Xbox One Reached A Sales Lead — For Two Weeks

XboxOneAccording to Microsoft’s own VP of Marketing Yusuf Mehdi, the company’s “generation eight” gaming console has reached a two week sales lead against its main competitor, the PlayStation 4. Of course there’s a problem here: the detailed sold-to-customer numbers like the ones from Sony aren’t present — 10 million PS4s exist in gamer’s homes — Microsoft has only announced that it’s hitting 10 million Xbox One consoles sold to retailers. 

Don’t worry, Microsoft. Remember: Halo 5.

ViaXbox Wire

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review — Live Or Die By The Exo

call-of-duty-advanced-warfare-wide-HD-image-wallpaperThe last Call of Duty was a disaster. Ghosts (may we never mention its name again, ever) turned out to be a best-seller for the next-gem console launch period — but only out of necessity for a blockbuster first-person shooter. In response to this, publisher Activision and the three main studios that produce the game series — Sledgehammer, Treyarch and Infinity Ward — have vowed to a three-year work/release schedule. That is, when one studio finishes a game, it receives a three-year break, which is ample time to produce the next sequel, and it make it worthwhile.

For late 2014, it’s Sledgehammer’s turn, with Advanced Warfare, but is it good? Activision sent us copy for review; so let’s get craking.

Ducati Diavel Titanium: So Sexy, It Hurts

ducati-diavelRecipe for an overly-sexy motorcycle: throw the name Ducati on it, give it a titanium and dark chrome aesthetic, with a Testastretta 11° DS engine, electronic fuel injection, and steel tube trellis with a dark chrome finish — then, only make 500 of them. That’s just pure sex , made out of motorcycle. Price is as of yet, to TBA.

Via: Ducati

Nexus 9 Review: Some Things Need Work Here

20141102_114141Say hello to the Nexus 9, the first 64-bit tablet by Google, and the first true tablet built by HTC for the Nexus program. This is a wonder-fest of high-end specs and straightforward design. Also included is Android 5.0 Lollipop, in its unchanged, vanilla form ripe with features and the latest features and designs from Google. But there is something that is off-putting here, and that’s what this analysis aims to find out.**

Android Creator Andy Rubin Will Be Leaving Google


But why? Andy Rubin apparently wants to start an incubator for hardware startups.

Meanwhile, his role will be taken over by James Kuffner, a research scientist at Google company and a professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Google CEO Larry Page gave the usual parting ways speech in regards to Andy Rubin, with added thanks: “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Page said in a statement. “With Android he created something truly remarkable-with a billion plus happy users. Thank you.”

Best of luck to you, Andy. And thanks for helping with the construction of one of the world’s strongest and best mobiel operating systems.

Via: WSJ

HP Tries To Be Futuristic, Unveils The Sprout — With A Projector-Based Keyboard

hp-sproutThe HP Sprout is a very unusual personal computer. It has all the regular things you’d except from a decently-powered machine: an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM, Nvidia graphics, and a 23-inch, full HD touchscreen with Windows 8.1.

But the famililarity stops there: a 20-point touchscreen workmat that’s brought to life by a DLP projector aimed straight down from the top of the workstation, the Sprout ditches a mouse and keyboard setup altogether.

The projector housing also holds a 3D camera and a 14.6 megapixel traditional camera to take real-world objects into 3D represenation inside of a project you’re working on in the computer — on paper, it at least sounds pretty cool.

Asking price? $1,900.

Via: HP Sprout