Arma 3 Will Get Its First Campaign Episode On October 31st

arma3_survive_screenshot_01For those of you playing the near-future military simulation Arma 3, its producing studio Bohemia Interactive, will begin the first chapter in a three-part update that brings a singleplayer campaign to the game.

Set in the Mediterranean, Ben Kerry, a regular soldier who’s part of a NATO peacekeeping operation will begin to see various challenges with maintaining a healthy position, with enemy forces from the East quickly approaching.

Despite being more of a strategic gamer, I cannot wait for the arrival of this update. Keep in mind the image you see above was an screenshot taken in-game, and with the right scenarios, might ultimately be breathtaking.

Via: Bohemia Interactive

T-Mobile Unveils Free Global Coverage In 100 Countries

tmoglobalEntering Uncarrier 3.0, T-Mobile has unveiled a new global policy for its customers: free global coverage in 100 countries. Plans to launch the service will be launched later this month, on the 31st, but as far as it is known now, this only applies to postpaid subs on the Simple Choice Plan.

As John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile has detailed for today’s event, support of the 100 countries includes Anguilla to Vietnam– at no additional charge to the customer. This meaning that customers with qualifying plans won’t need to sign up or pay for basic service, and that data speeds in those 100 countries would be equivalent to 2G.

However, those of you who don’t want to put up with the slow data speeds can opt for a day pass at 100MB for $15, one week and 200MB for $25 or two weeks and 500MB for $50. In order to preserve the rational of the system, only travelers can take advantage of free plans, with each period abroad being no longer than six weeks, and during a three-month period, six weeks must be spent in the US.

As the event moves around, and concert go-ers get ready for Shakira, this will be quite an event.


Nest Designs The Protect: An Intelligent Smoke Alarm

nest-protect-xlFinally, an intelligent smoke alarm.

Nest, creators of the intelligent thermostat for homes that can be controlled via your smartphone while you’re out and about, have ventured into the world of smoke detection. Specifically, the Nest Protect, a $130 smoke alarm with three states: green for functional, yellow for potential problem, and red for an emergency. It feature voice alerts with an interactive sensor for the hand, allowing you to dismiss the alarm if you’ve been cooking something in the kitchen.

The alarm also has a function outside of its primary one: if several are installed in rooms of a home, you can have them light up as a pathway between rooms, besides controlling it all with your smartphone, tablet, or other Nest devices.

This is technology, doing good.

Via: Nest

Samsung Galaxy Round: The Curved Smartphone Is Here

galaxy-roundIt’s actually quite simple. First of all, it’s only launching in Korea at SK Telecom. Secondly, it sports a 7.9mm profile and weighs less than a Note 3, at 152 grams. 2.3GHz quad core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and 2800mAh battery. That’s all, along with the 5.7-inch 1080p HD touchscreen.

The only feature that is unique to the Galaxy Round worth mentioning? You roll the phone to wake the screen to see notifications. Not exactly groundbreaking.

ViaSamsung Tomorrow

HP Outs The Chromebook 11: Verizon LTE, 100GB Cloud Storage, And It’s $279

hp-chromebook-11-xlThankfully, the Chromebook 11 breaks the spell of the Pixel being the only great looking laptop with access to Verizon 4G LTE mobile data. Weighing just about two pounds, has an 11.6-inch screen, and features 2GB of DDR3 RAM with a 16GB Solid State Drive.

Powered by trusty Google’s Chrome OS, it comes standard with a host of Google Apps to help get things done (with a number of other apps available in the Chrome App Store), as well as 100GB of cloud-based storage free for two years.

There’s also a variation of colors, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a Verizon LTE model, coming in 2014. But, the price of all that for the WiFi version? $279.

Via: Google

Curved Smartphone From Samsung Gets Leaked In Photograph

curved-samsungApparently, what you see above is a leaked press render of the Korean version of an upcoming Samsung smartphone, utilizing the company’s new curved screen technology. There have been curved prototypes from Samsung in the past, but none of them have the appearance of this particular model.

Also, there are two points that make this leaked handset a bit more real: the fact that the leak originated for the infamous and reliable @evleaks, and secondly, it sports a micro-USB 3.0 port for charging and data transfers, very much like the just-released Galaxy Note III.

We shall wait, and see.

Via: @evleaks

Higgs Boson Scientists Awarded The 2013 Physics Nobel Peace Prize

nobel-peace-prizeDrs. Peter Higgs and François Englert have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, along with a $1.2 million reward, for the discovery of the “God particle” that could explain how the universe’s elementary particles obtained their mass, shortly after the Big Bang event. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the winners at a press conference held this morning in Stockholm, Sweden. Congratulations, doctors.

Also, from a different perspective, the discovery of electricity and the awarded Nobel Peace Prize ushered in a world full of artificial light, and the discovery of quantum physics gave rise to semiconductors and thus electronics. So, with the award presented to the Higgs Boson, there’s not telling what can be made of it — yet.

Via: Nobel

Pentax Goes Ahead And Unveils The High-End K-3 DSLR

pentax-k-3Pentax outdid itself this time. Having been a long-time reviewer of well, stuff, I’ve come across many Pentax DSLRs, and maybe this one looks the most promising. The new 24-megapixel DSLR supports a new WiFi-equipped SDHC card, FLU a tool that gives owners remote control of the camera through any device with a web browser.

There’s also distinct control of a new function: a new anti-aliasing toggle which lets users pick between smoothness and raw detail. You know, for the image buffs and attention to detail.

Moving on, there’s an updated 27-point autofocus system, 8.3 fps burst shooting, and a price of $1,300 body-only, or $1,700 bundled with a 18-135mm lens — both versions arriving this November. Meanwhile, a 16GB FLU card will be available during launch for $100; not bad Pentax.

Not bad, at all.