Razer, the gaming accessory masters have introduced the SwitchBlade user interface to the world of keyboards, creating a new evolutionary branch for keyboards in the process, the DeathStalker branch.
Bringing new functionality to gaming keyboards the DeathStalker Ultimate builds on Razers excellent gaming technology adding the eye catching 4 inch touch screen LCD that will grab your attention, then the changing graphics on the 10 tactile keys will leave you stunned.
SwtchBlade for the masses and next generation gaming interface, DeathStalker Ultimate is the new must have gaming accessory.
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The marathon patent court case that is the Apple V Samsung saga has taken a momentary adjournment to seek a little light relief. Conan O’Brien and his band of merry men, Team Coco, have stepped up to witness box, sworn to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth only to let loose the funniest moment so far.
Introducing Samsung’s secret to original thinking and design, presented in a video message to the world from the man in charge.
Could this signify the moment the entire world stopped caring? Or could it simply be another hilarious twist in the case. A case that has been more mundane than it has high tech espionage, fought on every continent on the planet justice is finally delivering laughs.
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A hostile take-over may, from time to time, seem like corporate pirates sailing the high rise sea’s of business, raiding the towering headquarters of those unlucky enough to pass by. Thankfully not all corporate mergers take the form of a Monty Python hostile take-over, some just make sense.
Take for example the latest rumor, IBM has approached RIM with talk of acquisition. IBM is very interested in RIM’s Enterprise division which is responsible for the companies e-mail and messaging server software, along with the clients that use it of course. The key to RIMs success in Enterprise revolves around secrets staying that way. With advanced encryption algorithms integrated into the platform RIM has the only widely available and truly secure communications platform.
While RIM’s is a perfect fit for IBM, RIM’s market value is the major factor making RIM such an attractive target for take-over. The Enterprise Division is estimated to be worth between $1.5bn and $2.5bn while RIM’s entire market capitalization is only $4.17bn a mere 5% of its peak value in 2008. The tech bargain of the year.
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The next generation video games are looming large on the horizon. Crytek have their latest CryEngine 3 technology driving their big name title Crysis 3 while Epic games have chosen to make the futuristic Frontline the first title to utilize the brand new Unreal Engine 4 technology.
In the build up to the highly anticipated release of Crysis 3 Crytek would like to introduce the world to the potential of their next generation 3D engine, the CryENGINE 3, ready to power the third episode of the Crysis Trilogy. The visually stunning Crytek 3 Tech Trailer introduces the latest technology one tech jargon term at a time. Set in the urban wasteland of New York City of the future, taking on the evil Cell Corporation.
Epic Games last month released the technology preview for their latest gaming technology, a video titled “Unreal Engine 4: Elemental Demo” that universally had jaws dropping. In development for nearly 10 years UE4 has been designed to make game development as efficient as possible, while providing next generation graphics to all types of games.
Included for your viewing pleasure are the next generation technology trailers, the CryENGINE 3 tech demo and Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 tech preview. Which game engine will set the standard, which will drive the next big gaming sensation? Watch the previews and decide…
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It’s alien blasting time once more. AppToyz have released an update to their ingenious augmented reality toy, introducing the AppBlaster Universal. For those times when aliens are climbing the walls and popping out from behind curtains we have our trusty AppBlaster by our side.
The original AppBlaster was an Apple only accessory, the new Universal AppBlaster will accept command of both Apple and Android devices for our Alien chasing enjoyments.
With all gameplay taking place on your smartphone the AppBlaster is a purely a mechanical device, the triggers are connected to two tappers that tap the screen with specially conductive pads.
The key to the AppBlaster system is the AppBlaster games which are installed on the phone prior to play. With all of the phones hi-tech sensors available to the each of the AppBlaster games a fully interactive augmented reality experience is generated. In the AlienBlaster games case the phones camera is used capture the surrounding environment which is used as the backdrop for the game. Aliens are superimposed over the captured backdrop, making the smartphone your window to the true alien hordes around us all. The phones gyros used to keep the illusion alive, keeping the aliens, backdrop and everything in-between synchronized.
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Silicon design house ARM isn’t content adding the smarts to most of the smartphones in the world, now they have announced a new family of graphics processor to add to their silicon portfolio. ARM would like to introduce you to the Mali-T600 mobile graphics processors.
Three new members of the T600 family of products have been introduced to the world, the Mali-T624 with 4 cores, Mali-T628 with 8 cores and the Mali-T678 with 8 cores optimized for Tablets. The T600 chips are based on a brand new architecture named the Midgard architecture, rebuilt from the ground up ARM is proving that people will use as much power as they are supplied.
Currently the most powerful smartphone the Samsung Galaxy SIII uses a slightly overclocked Mali 400 GPU, the T678 should be close to 4 times faster. Able to drive screen resolutions up to 4k2k while providing console class gaming these chips are not only destined to travel but may also find a place in our living room, driving big screen TV’s.
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Earth’s latest emissary in space is about to touch down, destination Mars. Curiosity has traveled 557 million kilometers in 8 months (launched November 2011) only to be perched delicately in space ready for 7 minutes of terror, the descent to the surface of Mars from space.
With the tension building to a crescendo, NASA are listening intently for the signs of a successful landing, the call back that will cause one enormous sign of relief. Possibly one of the most watched NASA events in many years, Curiosity at the very least has achieved just that.
To celebrate the occasion NASA has released the Grand Entrance videos, with Wil Wheaton and William Shatner presenting the radical landing procedure along with a little background on Curiosity’s mission. Both video’s are presented for you viewing pleasure, choose your NASA flavor, Wheaton or Shatner.
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Since the early 90’s UFO observers have been seeing a new shape in the sky to identify, the triangle. Since those early days the Phoenix Lights and numerous other major UFO events we have been seeing the rise of the triangle.
While everyone else is making traditional round flying saucers the triangles burst onto the scene to steal the headlines. In the last 6 months there has been explosive growth in the number of triangle sighting video’s to appear on the internet, making the triangle the most visible UFO design during 2012.
The rise of the triangle UFO may be far more significant than it initially appears. The TR-3B represents the first man-made aircraft that can manoeuvre in similar ways to a traditional UFO. The first man-made aircraft that can take the fight to space, the weaponisation of space has begun.
Video’s included for your viewing pleasure included the most popular and incredible video’s of the flying triangles. While most of the videos capture the TR-3B in action the Phoenix Lights capture the Darkstar hovering over an entire city.
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The age of the personal satellite has arrived. After 6 years of rummaging through electronics stores for specialist parts, and tinkering away in his parent’s basement Song Ho-jun has built his own communications satellite, the OpenSat. Now the OpenSat homemade satellite is complete and ready for launch.
In a recent interview Song said “Making a satellite is no more difficult than making a cellphone.” Going on to say “I believe that not just a satellite, but anything can be made with the help of the internet and social platforms. I chose a satellite to show that symbolically”
Song realised early on that he would need the assistance of experts in the field. Reaching out over the internet he eventually received support from many commercial experts. “I’m just an individual, not someone working for big universities, corporations or armies, so they open up to me and easily give out information,” said Mr Song.
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Ouya, the little open source console that could has been making news again of late. The establishment of a new console gaming system is every bit as much about making business connections as it is gaming hardware and Ouya is working through this process as we speak.
Recently the deals have started to roll with pen being put to paper. OnLive the remote gaming company and VEVO the music video platform have both signed deals that will see them installed as standard on the Ouya desktop.
Game announcements are beginning to be made; Final Fantasy III, Human Element and Shadowrun all joining the console for its release party in March 2013.
The Rubik’s Cube sized console is building up to be the most desirable addition to the living room in years. To be released in March 2013 it should have at least a 6 month lead on the latest next generation Xbox and PlayStation, with the current generation getting a little long in the tooth the Ouya will actually be the most powerful console on the market for a short time.
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