This isn't Wii Fit. It's Adidas's step into the fitness video game market, and it's something that integrates with the company's miCoach platform, which expands far beyond the living room. It's the Adidas miCoach video game, published by 505 Games. The game just launched for the Xbox 360 and PS3. As should be expected, the Xbox Kinect motion camera peripheral and the PlayStation Move controller accessory are integral parts of the game.
Google has decided to stop taking orders from its online store, assumedly because it has such a huge backlog it doesn't even know when it will be able to fulfill new customer purchases. The 16 GB $249 tablet had been showing up as being delayed for one to two weeks. As of now, though, it's impossible to place an order. The 8 GB model, at $199, is still available for orders.
Everyone is talking about the latest version of Android, version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. But there are millions of smartphone owners who still haven't gotten the update to version 4.0. That version of Android, known better as Ice Cream Sandwich, is now poised to grade the LG Spectrum phone, as Google and manufacturers continue to push out as many updates as possible.
If the research being conducted by folks at UCLA continues, we may some day see buildings that are able to provide what would look like invisible electricity to the naked eye. The university has developed a transparent solar cell that could potentially allow electricity to come from windows that still allow people to see outside.
About a week ago, Russian hacker Alexey Borodin found a way for iPhone and iPad owners to download in-app purchases for free. Well, now, that same hacker has managed to circumvent the same kind of procedure for Mac OS X apps. The "In-Appstore for OS X" uses a similar receipt-spoofing method that made waves among iOS apps last week.
When you think of retailers that are on the bleeding edge of technology, Ikea isn't usually the one that comes to mind. But then again, it did launch its first ever consumer electronics device earlier this year - an Internet-connected TV that comes with a truly-Ikea style stand to hold it. And now the company is enhancing its mobile technology arm.
Namco's highly popular "Tales" RPG series is going full steam ahead with its newest North American title Tales of Xillia. The game, which has already been released in Japan, will be exclusive to the PS3, incorporates a brand new battle system and what Sony describes as "a more grown-up visual style." Sony released exhaustive details about the new title today.
If you have broadband Internet access in the US - which you probably do - then you are paying more for less. That is, if you compare the service to other regions around the world. According to a new study from the New America Foundation, cities in Japan, South Korea, France, and more all have broadband speeds that are faster than Americans are used to, and the cost to individual consumers is less.