Lookie here! It’s a Halo 4-themed 320 GB Xbox 360 with custom sound effects; two Halo 4-skinned controllers; a wired Xbox 360 headset; and a copy of the standard edition of Halo 4, all for $399. The console’s ring of light and the Xbox Guide button on each controller will now glow blue instead of green and the bodies of both console and controller are translucent. Plus, there’s some tokens for exclusive Xbox Live avatar content and in-game DLC.
The release date of this limited edition bundle? November 6th.
Via: Major Nelson
There are new photos supposedly displaying the newer and even slimmer PlayStation 3 model. The fact is that these are definitely not completely bogus shots, as they have the (supposedly authentic) model numbers CECH-4011A, CECH-4011B and CECH-4011C, all of which the source of the images — Tecnoblog – says corresponds to systems with 16GB 250GB, and 500GB storage. This all heavily contrasts to the latest PS3 Slim, which has a model number of CECH-30xx. Some diagrams showing up at the American FCC also seem to back up this rumor, so it’s time to see what else happens; i.e. start waiting.
Via: Technoblog, Joystiq
Aerographite. That’s the name given to the lightest material ever made, with a density of less than 0.2 mg/cm³, it is mostly just hollow space but can support weight 35 times more than say, aerogel. And it can conduct electricity. Researchers at the Hamburg University of Technology and the University of Kiel, both in Germany, made it from a network of hollow carbon tubes grown at nano and micro scales, and soon enough, it could be all the rage in ultra lightweight construction building. Via: Wiley Online Library, New Scientist
Same great smartphone as before, but in Garment Red, as according to AT&T. Yup, the Galaxy S III from Samsung still has 4G LTE internet speeds, one very slim profile, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a massive 4.8-inch 1280 x 720 HD screen, and an 8 megapixel camera capable of full 1080p HD video recording, but now in red exclusively on AT&T starting July 15th, for the usual $199.99 for 16GB pricing on a new two-year contract.
Clearly, there has been a lack of white, large smartphones with dual-core processors and HD screens, paired with the latest of 4G LTE data speed technology in the United States, so it’s the perfect spot for the HTC One X on AT&T to cover (even though it’s also available in gray). Being a manufacturer like HTC, known for some of the greatest smartphone designs, it takes a great deal to understand what is necessarily to knock back a very powerful and positively reviewed smartphone like the Galaxy S III — but the One X may have the exciting fighting chance, in this review.
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The Google Nexus 7 is a 7-inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet. And now it has Google Wallet support, thus becoming one of the biggest wallets around, right? Moving on, Android 4.1.1 brings some performance tweaks, “app optimizations”, and adds Google Wallet support to the Nexus 7. And that’s a wrap on the matter. Via: Android Central
For developers and Android DIYers, having a locked bootloader can be troublesome. While other Android smartphones are easier to unlock than other, the Galaxy S III on Verizon is one of those where it just is plain annoying. So, Samsung has “addressed” the problem be launching an unlocked bootloader version of the Galaxy S III on VZW — for $599.99 on their own developer site. Till then, the $199 locked bootloader version on Verizon seems like the more compelling offer, also considering that all other carriers offer the Galaxy S III with an unlocked bootloader, without the premium charge..
Via: Android Central
The Ouya, a home games console powered by Google’s Android OS with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 SoC, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage, all designed by Yves Behar, has already surpassed the $950,000 fundraising goal on Kickstarter. In 8 hours and 14 minutes. Yes, it is a roflcopter situation. Apparently the Ouya’s goal is to bring mobile game developers to the TV screen, so that it would push the innovation and power behind the idea of creating richer, games that are — just awesome. Via: Kickstarter