Samsung Will Launch The World’s First 1TB mSATA SSD This Month

Samsung-Introduces-Industry’s-First-1-Terabyte-mSATA-SSD_02This changes a lot for ultrabooks on the market: for quite a while (512GB) was of some of the largest-capacity mSATA SSDs formats available, but Samsung is taking it a step further, with finally bringing a 1 terabyte (1,000 gigabytes) 840 EVO mSATA SSD to the market, later this month.

Specs-wise, it’s accomplishing this with 16 layers of 128Gb chip, all of which is just .85mm thick — about 60% thinner than an average hard disk drive — and weighs only 8.5 grams. The cost? Unavailable, as of yet, but it will cost a considerable amount, indeed.


Call of Duty: Ghosts On Xbox One Is The Closest You Get To PC Graphics

cod-ghosts_federation-day-rappel-next-genActivision sent us not one, but two copies of Call of Duty: Ghosts to mess around with. So, since we’ve already reviewed the PC version extensively, with its graphical beauty and amazing fluidity, then played the Xbox 360 version and came back somewhat disappointing, what else was there to do? Well, probably write a short post about the Xbox One version, of course.

Play it on Xbox One, of course. Turns out, it’s a fluid experience, with plenty of detail, and runs at a basic HD resolution, so it actually plays and looks like an up-to-date title in comparison with the souped-up PC version.

Priced the same as pretty much every other next-gen console title, at $60, I’d definitely suggest it as your next-gen introduction to a first-person shooter — unless you prefer Battlefield 4, in which case I’m going to tea apart your squad with suppressive fire.

So boss, go get this game, you know?

Livescribe 3 Smartpen Review: Writing Like This Can Be Pretty Nifty

livescribe-2Designed to resemble a Mont Blanc pen, the Livescribe 3 smartpen is either something you never thought existed or probably wanted but didn’t think it was possible.

See, what Livescribe has done here is create a pen that connects to an iOS device via Bluetooth Low Energy, and transcribes whatever you’ve written into a digital document, adding to the physical paper copy that you already wrote on. This includes meetings, addresses, and contact information, so it can fully understand and make use of what you’re writing.

Sounds pretty awesome, right? Well, let me tell you what it’s like using it.

Verizon Just Bumped Its LTE Three Times Faster In Big Cities

4g lte verizonIf you’re keeping track, Verizon bought $3.6 million worth of spectrum last year, and it’s putting it to good use starting today. Starting in New York, Verizon has switched on its Band 4 frequencies in other cities, including Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C. What those citizens will be seeing is a potential tripling of LTE speeds, with 80Mbps for now and 100-150 Mbps theoretically possible — which is of course, totally fast and crazy.

West of the Mississippi will see a 40MHz of spectrum boost (double what Verizon was using before), but others, like San Francisco and LA only get 30MHz, so their speed bumps are just 150 percent; not bad, but definitely not 300% faster. Verizon also made note that the speed may fluctuate for a while, but it will be widespread in time.

Via: GigaOM

Android 4.4.1 Is Arriving On The Nexus 5 To Fix That Moody Camera

DSC01312It’s been deemed the ultimate Android phone, by many critics and users, but there was really only one thing wrong with the Nexus 5: the camera. Well, it’s been fixed, with improvements made to speed up the autofocus, less shutter lag, white balance, better low-light performance, exposure , and increasing camera speed, plus the ability to pinch-zoom in the viewfinder during HDR+ mode.

While I am still waiting for the update on the Nexus next to the keyboard responsible for this post, you can see just how drastic the improvements are, by checking out the source link that points to the “big V” tech site.

ViaThe VergeGoogle+

Ford Announces The Smoking 2015 Mustang 6th Gen Pony Car

09-2015-ford-mustang-1This is really crazy. Ford is feeling the spotlight after announcing the new 2015 Ford Mustang, the sixth-generation of the famous pony car. By completely revising its dimensions and styling, Ford has creating a serious looking car that might also be incredibly fast and energy-efficient. Even the convertible model will see improvements, instead switching to electric mounting instead of hydraulics.

New tech to use in the cockpit includes Intelligent Access with push button start, switches for the stability control settings, steering program and driving mode, along with a new smaller wheel featuring Bluetooth controls and an instrument cluster.

The new engines include a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine with 305 horsepower, a 3.7-liter V6 as the base engine, and the GT will featuring the sweet 5.0-liter Coyote V8. Transmissions include the classic Getrag six-speed manual gearbox from the current car and the option for a six-speed automatic, with paddle shifters. Also the suspension has been completely redesigned, and the rear set is independent, which is great.

Official pricing isn’t a reality yet, but it will be when dealerships start selling the 2015 Mustang near the end of 2014. Check out more shots of the new ‘Stang, after the break.

Google Invites Existing Glass Users To Get Their Free Upgrade

google-glass-curlyNext-generation Google Glass hardware is approaching, and the users who were given invites and invested $1,500 into the program to be beta testers as well as part of Glass development, are now being offered free upgrades to the new gear. Including a small micro USB port for adding a stereo or mono headset, the new Google Glass will also feature new hardware capabilities, including compatibility with prescription eye-wear, going into the new year.

One thing to make note of is that past accessories might not even work with the newer version(s) of Glass, so technically Google is forcing its Explorers to get with the program.

Sounds good, if you ask us.


Beats Music Subscription Service Will Launch In Spring, Username Reservations Begin

beats-music-claimThe Beats Music subscription service will compete with Spotify, Rdio, and Google Play All Access for who garners the most attention and users, starting in Spring of 2014. Currently in private beta, the service will open up to the general public come spring, but for now, they’ve allowed for the reservation of usernames.

Meanwhile, Trent Reznor of the Nine Inch Nails who has been working with Beats says that the service, “uses mathematics to offer suggestions to the listener… [but also] would present choices based partly on suggestions made by connoisseurs, making it a platform in which the machine and the human would collide more intimately.”

So, with that out of the way, there’s no telling what will make Beats Music unique in comparison with other services; guess we’ll have to wait, or slowly find out the truth.

Via: Beats Music