Aside from flooding the market with raging avians, brittle sweets, and violent vegetation, mobile gaming has become a chance for game developers and studios to re-introduce well-loved titles to a new generation. And maybe cash in on that, too. In that light, Square Enix is finally making available the original Dragon Quest to give veteran gamers a chance to relive the past on their smartphones and newer gamers to meet one of the games that started it all.
The selfie generation isn't going away any time soon, especially when you have major camera makers catering to them. Nikon's latest digital compact, the COOLPIX 6900, is one of those. Though designed with ease of use in mind, quite a number of its features are both implicitly and explicitly targeted at the ever growing use case of self-portraits.
When the Apple online store goes down, it usually means something big is coming up. In this case, it's one big and one even bigger. We're talking about the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, of course, and both will be available for pre-orders from Apple, once the store is back up for everyone or if you can access the site already.
Microsoft is once again upping the ante on its cloud storage solution. After increasing OneDrive storage capacities across the board and reducing price tags everywhere, they are now giving what they claim is a top user requested feature: the ability to upload and store large files, up to 10 GB in fact.
Not literally, of course, unless they want another lawsuit on their desk by Monday morning. Samsung has unleashed a barrage of videos preaching the features of the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a bit of Gear S on the side. But why not take a jab at a rival while they're at it? As they themselves say, it doesn't take a genius to see who they're really aiming their crosshairs at.
Many digital cameras of late have touted high-end, and some mid-range, features, but almost all of them, though designed for performance, are more or less delicate pieces of machinery. But what if needed one that could not only perform well enough but also survive extreme conditions? Then you might want to feast your eyes on the WG-M1, Ricoh's latest Extreme model built to be as rugged as you might be.
Samsung might yet be widening the divide with Google, wedging Tizen right in the middle. Although the rumored "Gear Glass", now referred to as "Gear Blink" unsurprisingly didn't make it to the showroom floor of IFA, Samsung might be planning on unveiling this Tizen-powered eyewear as early as the first quarter of 2015.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has come and gone, but the successor to Canon's 7D camera was nowhere to be found. While we await for its next possible appearance, presumably at Photokina in Germany next week, let us spend the time dwelling on the specs and features that are rumored for the EOS 7D Mark II digital camera.
Now that the flood of Apple announcements and related revelations have started to settle down, it's time to step back, take a deep breath, and take stock of everything that has happened so far. And what better way to do that than by watching Apple's momentous 2014 media event at your own pace and in your own time.