Oh, yeah. It’s that time of the year again: you have to set the dumb clock in your house to post-Daylight Savings Time (DST) — that’s about back one hour, to normal time. Most of the clocks in your home however are pretty smart: like your laptops, tablets, smartphones, some TVs, and even atomic watches — but there’s bound to be one or two that are off the mark by about an hour. And that’s your job to change it.
Don’t be lazy, otherwise you’ll find yourself an hour behind — in everything. And we can’t have that now, can we?
Not much here: just a super redesign for the PlayStation Store in North America, where PlayStation 3 users will be content with flashy navigation and new content. This also updates the aging XMB experience that the PS3 has had to endure all these years. And despite Microsoft’s continued epic success with the Xbox 360, this update makes the PS3 more worthy, if only slightly.
This is the newest DLC for Skyrim — after the fantastic Heartfire, which added homes of your own, and Dawnguard, adding a new storyline with vampires and their hunters — based off with the name, “Dragonborn”. This obviously refers to the main character, who is Dragonborn.
But check this out: that armor looks fantastic. An official trailer is planned for release, on Monday.
This is the Galaxy S III’s new milestone: 30 million units sold, worldwide, without a doubt that a major chunk of that comes from the 5 or 6 carriers that have the Galaxy S III in the United States. This information comes from a primary source, but could possibly be questioned: the official Twitter account for Samsung Poland, is where the claim comes from, stating that SAmsung sold over 30 million Galaxy S III units worldwide since its debut in May.
As for specifics, there are none, but it is certain that the GS3 has been a success for Samsung, no?
Apple has released the iPad mini today, via their retail brick-and-mortar stores, or just via 3rd-party authorized retailers. Either way, whether you think the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD, or iPad Mini is worth your sub-$400 tablet Benjamins, just let it be known that the iPad mini is perhaps the least powerful, but most aesthetically beautiful of the three, and with the most applications at its disposal. And if you’re in NYC, which just survived Hurricane Sandy, just keep in mind that the flagship Apple store has already sold all of their iPad minis, so you’ll have to look, elsewhere.
Coming from a sales report by South Korean technology giant Samsung, the Galaxy Note II, a 5.5-inch behemoth Android phone with the highest-end specifications on the market (as of this season) has reached 3 million units sold, internationally. Better yet, according to Samsung, this only took 37 days within the July-September quarter to reach this mark. We also think it’s worthy of such sales, as noted in our review of the Note II. Via: AP/Technolog
Had any issues with your new iPhone 5 or iPad? It turns out that Apple has published the iOS 6.0.1 software update released on Thursday. The update, which is under 50MB, is just about all you need to fix errors hat include the flash not working, horizontal lines on the keyboard, and cellular reception. Via: Technolog
Oh, crap. An executive at another New York City hospital, the New York University hospital at the medical campus, who asked to remain anonymous, emailed DeadSpin the following:
I just spoke to a friend at NYU medical campus and she is just shocked at the surroundings. The research labs lost ALL their mice (1000s) and most of their research samples. The labs are destroyed, the smell is apparently intense. The hospital is empty—and they’re devastated.
Beyond the obvious impact on patient care—and I just heard Bellevue is now evacuating all the patients they didn’t already—this has a domino effect for patients at other hospitals: Can we all expand to accommodate more than our own patient loads?—the impact on the science will be terrible. It is a sad sad day for science.
Not. Good. At. All.
Recently, Chief Financial Officer at Asus, David Chang, has told the Wall Street Journal that Google is nearly the 1 million monthly sale mark for Nexus 7 tablets. Better yet, that figure looks like it might rise. Of course, Apple is smashing that milestone with 14 million iPads for the last quarter alone, but Google is picking up sales, and all those analysts saying that Android tablets are cutting into the market share are actually speaking something of merit.
As Chang told the WSJ:
“At the beginning, it was, for instance, 500K units a month, then maybe 600, 700K. This latest month, it was close to one million.”
It comes to show you that quality offered at an inexpensive price (200 vs. the regular iPad’s $500, and the iPad mini’s $330) can catch on, like wildfire.
Boom! Another hurricane, another day, month, year, and/or new smartphone and Google has increased the number of apps on the Play Store — to 700,000 apps. That‘s spectacular for smartphones as large as the Galaxy Note II. The only problem? A lack of distinct Android tablet apps. But still, there’s more room for improvement. Go developers!?