HTC Unveils A New One M8, But This Time With Windows Phone On It

download (2)I don’t know if this is desperation on the Windows Phone camp or it’s pure genius: arguably the best all-around Android phone, the HTC One M8 will have a Windows Phone cousin: identical in everyway, including BlinkFeed, the Duo cameras, IR blaster, 32B of storage expandable to 128GB, Dot View case compatibility, and all the rest.

Available starting today as a Verizon Wireless exclusive, the One M8 with Windows Phone will retail for $99 on a new 2-year contract, or $600 if paid off. Also, this very special case of the One M8 features duall-band LTE (bands 4 and 13) along with quadband HSPA+ (850/900/1900/2100), quadband GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900) and dual-band CDMA — it’ll work internationally, but not on all LTE networks.

What an idea.

Via: HTC

The Latest Xbox One Update Adds Remote Game Purchases And 3D Blu-Ray

IMGP4608According to the ever-likable Xbox folks at Redmond and Major Nelson, users should start seeing their Xbox Ones gaining access to a new update that allows for remote purchasing from the Xbox site or via the SmartGlass app, which will automatically download when purchased. Also added to the monthly system update is a low-battery indicator and 3D Blu-Ray functionality.

Oh, and your friends’ activity feed has been streamlined to a single view, and it actually looks really good. Full details at MN’s page.

Via: Major Nelson

Amazingly, ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Will Be An Xbox One Exclusive

uoqfjqgfhxfqbs2pbk4vNot that I have any personal issues with it however (although PS4 and PC gamers might). The next major Tomb Raider game, Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox One exclusive and will launch in the holiday season of 2015. Definitely big news for a franchise that in the present day is played by people who probably were not even old enough to have played the very first game in the series.

Via: Kotaku

DayZ Is Coming To PlayStation 4, In All Of Its In-Progress Glory

dayzDayZ is famous not only because of its world-class player interactions and ever-changing environment, filled with bugs, items, and methods, but for the fact that this all happens when the game is still in development — on PC. However, that all changes today, because now DayZ is coming to the PlayStation 4, in a similar state.

There is no confirmed date per se, but the announcement has been made by both Sony and the game’s devs, so it is only a matter of time.

Via: Official PlayStation (Twitter)

The Retro-Looking Pentax Q-S1 Is Well, Retro

pentax-q-s1-cameraAnd the trend continues.

Pentax is the latest to join the crew of new-ish-cameras-that-look-like-old-ones. Inside the Q-S1 is a 12.4 megapixel, back-illuminated CMOS sensor that works in conjunction with the system of 8 Q series lenses, low light ISO sensitivity up to 12800, a gyroscope-based shake reduction system, startup that takes 1 second, full 1080p HD video recording, a 3-inch LCD, and the usual Manual, Auto, Program, and etc. modes. 

There’s also a color service to create 36 different body and grip combinations. So, yeah.

Price? A solid $500. Via: Pentax

The Alienware 13 Is Going To Be A Crazy Gaming Laptop Come November

alienware 13Announced by Dell today, the Alienware 13 is a remedy — for mobile PC gaming. Originally, the Alienware M11x was the smallest and most capable PC gaming machine on the planet, then the competition arrived and Dell just decided to strangely discontinue the beast in 2012. However, come 2014 Dell intends to launch the Alienware 13 in November, with support for Intel’s next-gen Broadmore chips, once released.

The best screen configuration of the Alienware 13 will sport a 2560 x 1600 touchscreen at 400 nits brightness, with 1080p and 768p versions also available, however the lower-res screens don’t sport the touch capability. Dell promises 8 hours of battery life when paired to the GeForce 860M graphics card, but of course that number will drop with intense gaming use.

Dimensions-wise, Alienware wasn’t looking to produce its own Razer Blade, but the fact that the Alienware 13 is under an inch thick with 4.4 pounds in weight means that you have a pretty decent powerhouse — that is actually realistically portable.

Alienware’s famous FX lighting will also make a comeback with the 13, as well as the ability to accommodate two SSDs, up to 16GB of system memory, 802.11ac Wireless, and  renowned Klipsch audio speakers. 

Final pricing and base configuration will be unveiled closer to launch.

LG G3 Review: A Wild Champion Appears

IMGP4545There haven’t been very many exciting and noteworthy LG phones produced in the past two years. Yes, there have been some notable contenders, but never something like this. This is the G3, the company’s third flagship device running Android, and joy of joys, it’s extremely promising. In fact, some are calling it the best Android phone currently on the market, and I second that.

Why is that exactly? Read on, find out.