Archive for July, 2012

Xbox 720 Durango dev kit sale gives early taste of next-gen console

Xbox 720 Durango dev kit sale gives early taste of next-gen console

A Microsoft Durango developer kit reportedly emerged on a developper forum over the weekend, commanding a sale price of $10,000. The kit, which is said to feature an Intel CPU, NVIDIA GPU, and “more than 8GB of memory”, is used for Xbox 720 development. The fact that the kit looked like a plain black PC tower running a regular debug launcher led many to believe it was nothing more than a hoax, but Digital Foundry decided to reach out to several sources and developers, discovering that the kit was in fact the real deal.

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Guild Wars 2 hits pre-order

Guild Wars 2 hits pre-order

Fans of online role-playing games will be glad to hear that Guild Wars 2 is now up for pre-order. The game is set to launch on August 28 for the PC and is a fantasy MMORPG. The game focuses on player versus player combat just as the original Guild Wars did. One interesting thing about the new game is that the storyline is responsive to the player's actions.

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Charge Card for iPhone fits in your wallet

Charge Card for iPhone fits in your wallet

It never seems to fail that your iPhone goes dead at the worst possible time. Most of us don't have a charge cable on us at all times so if your phone goes dead you're out of luck until you get back to the home or office. A new project is on Kickstarter called the Charge Card that lets you have a charger for your iPhone on you at all times.

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iPad mini and next iPhone tipped for September 12th reveal

iPad mini and next iPhone tipped for September 12th reveal

Specs and case parts for the next iPhone continue to leak out, and now iMore has it on good authority that the next iteration of Apple’s smartphone will be announced on September 12th. As is often the case with Apple’s announcements, the product will follow soon after, hitting retail shelves on September 21st. iMore’s sources also indicate that the iPad mini will be shown off at the same event, although no launch date was provided for the tablet.

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iPhone 5 Frankencasing gets video fondle

iPhone 5 Frankencasing gets video fondle

What's tipped to be the iPhone 5 casing has cropped up on video after a photoshoot this weekend, further showing the elongated form-factor that's believed to accommodate a new, 4-inch screen. Pieced together from constituent parts by Japanese repair site iLab, the device in the video shared by Macotakara - and which you can see after the cut - is of course hollow and doesn't include the display itself, but it does give us a better impression of what the new iPhone might look like.

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Samsung Odyssey and Marco confirm Windows Phone 8 is getting serious

Samsung Odyssey and Marco confirm Windows Phone 8 is getting serious

Details of two of Samsung's new Windows Phone 8 handsets have emerged, codenamed Odyssey and Marco, with 1.5GHz dual-core processors and sizable Super AMOLED displays. The Samsung Odyssey will have a 4.65-inch HD-resolution touchscreen, LTE and HSPA+ 21Mbps support, and will be an "iconic smartphone" according to the hyperbolic description, while the Samsung Marco will be slightly more conservative.

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2005 iPhone “Purple” design revealed to squash Samsung’s copy claims

2005 iPhone “Purple” design revealed to squash Samsung’s copy claims

Apple has revealed details on an early iPhone prototype device, codenamed "Purple", which the company says destroys Samsung's argument that it hypocritically copied Sony hardware. According to Apple's filing, its designers captured what went on to be the ethos of the iPhone aesthetic back in 2005 - with Purple looking strikingly similar to the iPhone 4 launched several years later, in fact - ahead of a "design exercise" where Apple designer Shin Nishibori was tasked to take one of those concepts and give it a Sony spin. This, Apple argues, was a "role-playing" game questioning "what would Sony do if they were us?"

 

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