Oh look, it’s Connor, everybody’s new favorite Assassin’s Creed III star assassin. Except he’s being a major jerk, hunting deer, not guards. At the same time, that white camo of his would be incredible to use in the land of snow against deer. This screenshot (and many others) was picked up by the All Games Beta, which is where you can see the rest of the shots, at the source link. Via: All Games Beta
In the case of a certain new AT&T 4G LTE device — this being the Nokia Lumia 900 — there has been data connectivity issues. Rather, that sometimes the Lumia 900 will completely drop its data connection. Thankfully, a fix has been issued as of today via Zune (for Windows) and Windows Phone Connector (for Mac).After applying the update to your new Windows Phone smartphone, you should be able to consistently use data on either HSPA, LTE, or Wi-Fi networks. Also, according to Nokia, ”as a gesture of goodwill, we are offering a $100 AT&T bill credit to everyone who has already purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 or who will purchase one before April 21st.” Sounds good.
Here’s Nokia’s statement on the update:
Earlier this week, Nokia communicated about a memory management issue with the recently launched Nokia Lumia 900 at AT&T that, in some cases, was leading to a loss of data connectivity.
When this news was issued on Tuesday, Nokia had identified that a software update would be available for consumer download on or around April 16th. Today, we’d like to share with you that the update is now available. Consumers now have the opportunity to update their AT&T version Nokia Lumia 900 software through Zune and Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac earlier than anticipated.
Consumers are still able to swap out their Lumia 900 for an updated Lumia 900 in an AT&T store if they’d prefer. And, of course, the $100 credit offer will remain in effect through Midnight PST on April 21st.
For additional details, please visit: www.nokiausa.com/lumia900update
As always, we look forward to your questions and feedback.
This is the newest e-book reader from Barnes & Noble — the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight (official full name). The specs are the same as the previous generation’s – 6-inch E Ink Pearl touchscreen display, same internals, same size and same chassis — but is actually lighter, at 6.95 ounces vs. the older generation’s 7.48 ounces. GlowLight is simply a special patent pending technology that consists of scattering/spreading the screen’s LEDs up top with an anti-glare screen protector to uniformly spread light across the top of the Nook Simple Touch’s screen — basically meaning it can be clear, crisp, and bright in any light condition, including at night. It will launch in early May for $139, which is a very competitive price to other e-book readers, namely Amazon’s Kindle. It is available for pre-order now.
The new Internet Explorer, Windows Phone, and Windows, among other Microsoft products, like Office 15, were leaked as part of a roadmap this evening. Many of the products aforementioned will enter beta-testing and release phases; just look at the roadmap above and at the source links with as much Microsoft-related fervor humanly possible.
Whoa, nelly. There’s Kinect support for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim coming later this month, says developer Bethesda. Features offered by the update will include speaking your Shouts (if you’ve memorized the dragonic languages in Skyrim), like the famous “Unrelenting Force” or “Fus Ro Dah” shout, ordering followers around, navigating menus, over 200 voice commands (including the shouts), and looking at the map. Check out the video above to brush up on your skills.
In a very chic display of modern design and the beauty of stainless steel, Biegert & Funk have created the QLOCKTWO W, a watch version of the table and wall clocks they’ve built in the past. The idea here is that within the square resides 110 letters, and when the stainless steel button is pressed, the time appears, but in words. It’s an idea I already like, very much.
It will launch this Autumn in brushed stainless steel or black, measures 35 x 35 x 7mm, with black leather or natural rubber strap, and displays the calendar day and seconds using LED technology.
These brevity reviews are all about quick and short evaluations of gadgets. So to begin swiftly, the Nhill Heist by Crumpler is a sleek backpack designed for urban ninjas, smart people, myself, corporate dudes, and the Gizmodo guys. During my tests of the Nhill Heist throughout Manhattan (and school), I found the back to be incredibly slim, light and brilliant.
There’s not much to see here: the Incredible 4G looks just as usual in terms of aesthetics to all the other DROID Incredible smartphones. The only differences here should be that the Incredible 4G is being upgraded to modern-day specs. What the Incredible 4G seems to be sporting is a 4-inch qHD display, a dual-core Snapdragon processor clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel rear camera with zero shutter lag, a microSD slot and run Sense 4.0 atop Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, including an NFC chip, Beats Audio, and 4G LTE support. It should launch sometimes during this ornext quarter.
Crysis. The series literally invented to bring all computers down to their knees, nearly burning out and crashing GPUs and CPUs (that may be hyperbole, but it has happened). While you may have to an awesome rig to play any Crysis game at top-notch settings, it doesn’t stop it from being one of the most popular PC gaming franchises, and in a recent leak on EA’s digital download service, Origin, some art for Crysis 3 was leaked. And it seems like our nanosuit hero, Alcatraz from Crysis 2, is holding a very high-tech bow and arrow. Hmm?
This wasn’t exactly in the cards, but it happened without hesitation on part of the United States government. Six major e-book publishers: Apple, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillian, Penguin and Simon & Schuster are being sued over alleged price rigging of e-books. Specifically that the agency pricing scheme — where the vendor takes a 40% cut of sales for example — contrasts highly against the usual book store pricing scheme; that is a wholesale model. If the DoJ wins the case, then major sellers like Amazon and the famous Barnes and Noble will have to sell best-selling books at a loss, something no one exactly wants to do in this economy.