Archive for April, 2012

RIM admits to being the culprit in Apple Store flashmob

RIM admits to being the culprit in Apple Store flashmob

Research in Motion has admitted that it was the one that orchestrated a flashmob scene at an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia. The scene gained mass attention around the world, as people there were depicted as being part of an anti-Apple protest. Participants held up signs that read "Wake Up." It was originally believed that Samsung might be behind the demonstration, since there is a nuclear war going on between Samsung and Apple.

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The Dark Knight Rises new trailer unleashed

The Dark Knight Rises new trailer unleashed

It's just a few more months before Batman fans - and really, just fans of good, quality cinema - will be treated to The Dark Knight rises in movie theaters across the country. But until then, we have to soak up every new trailer as soon as it comes online and start its requisite climb to become viral ahead of the theatrical release. This one comes as the culmination of an entire online campaign as users from throughout the world helped piece together individual frames of the trailer.

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BIG JAMBOX Review

BIG JAMBOX Review

Jawbone's JAMBOX personal speaker put music and hands-free calls in your backpack, messenger bag, your briefcase and on your nightstand. Now, with the BIG JAMBOX by Jawbone, it's time to take your music out into the backyard, poolside or park and do some sharing. Bigger all round - more power, more battery life and more heft in your bag - the BIG JAMBOX comes at a $100 premium over the $199 original, but is it worth it? Check out the full SlashGear review to find out.

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505 Games to publish Adidas miCoach game

505 Games to publish Adidas miCoach game

Adidas's powerful miCoach fitness technology brand is taking its next logical step - into the world of video games. Set to debut in the summer, Adidas miCoach will be published by 505 Games and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3. As should be expected, the Xbox Kinect motion camera peripheral and the PlayStation Move controller accessory will be integral parts of the game.

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New York City ‘livery cabs’ turn green

New York City ‘livery cabs’ turn green

It doesn't mean that taxi cabs in the Big Apple will be more environmentally friendly, but for people who live or travel in the outer boroughs, the streets will nevertheless become more friendly. The city has given the green light to allow passengers to hail cabs in parts of NYC other than Manhattan. And yep, the cabs are green. We're talking about the actual color green.

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Sega’s Toylet gaming urinal goes on sale to the public

Sega’s Toylet gaming urinal goes on sale to the public

Sega made quick a splash early last year when it introduced its unique video game product called the "Toylet" in Japan. As per its name, it's part toy, part toilet. The contraption uses the male's gift for bodily fluid projection to act as a game control mechanic. A special sensor placed inside the urinal is able to measure volume and pressure of the stream. If you haven't seen this over the last 16 months, believe us; it's real.

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Opera claims 56% of users are mobile-only Web surfers

Opera claims 56% of users are mobile-only Web surfers

Opera may not be the biggest name in the world of browsers, but when you hone the focus into mobile browsers, it begins to sing a different tune. The software company has revealed some interesting statistics about its users, which provide some fascinating insight into what kind of person the average Opera mobile user is. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that these numbers are on a global scale.

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Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Microsoft may have bungled the opportunity it had to turn Halo into a multi million-dollar theatrical movie success, but the highly successful Xbox shooter franchise will be getting transformed into a live-action masterpiece nevertheless. Microsoft will be debuting a Web-based TV series in the hopes of achieving two goals - strike up as much publicity for Halo 4 as possible, and wrangle in new fans who haven't necessarily played a Halo game yet.

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Sony Tablet S pushed to Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Tablet S pushed to Ice Cream Sandwich

The latest version of Android is now landing on Sony's Tablet S. Version 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is now being rolled out to device owners in the US. Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: April 30, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone. It may be the beginning of the week, but it's the end of the month and we're going out with a lot of technology news to round off April. For all you Skype lovers out there, check out the new Skype 4.0 update that just hit iOS. And moving on to more universal mobile news, you'll never believe this. Or maybe you will - Angry Birds Space now hottest mobile game in history. Also, Microsoft secures Windows 8 tablet ebook future.

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