SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/3/2014: Xbox, iWatch, COD, BMW 4 Series

This weekend was rather interesting – and not just because we had a Super Bowl. SlashGear released a couple of reviews of odd products, and made with a new hands-on of a gaming product you're going to be baffled by without a doubt. Here you'll also notice that SlashGear is dipping a lot more into the gaming universe – an especially lively place as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were released on the tail end of 2013, and a rather exciting place with players like NVIDIA releasing game-changing products over the past several months like NVIDIA G-Sync – stay tuned as we continue to get graphics-intensive through the future, too.

While we'll not get too deep into the technology used during the Super Bowl, we will recount the most widely-seen internet password perhaps in the history of the world. Here we see the Wi-fi network of the Super Bowl security team, as broadcast in the hours before the game itself started. Not an especially secure sort of situation, as it were.

Disc Drive-less Xbox One

No way, says one Microsoft executive. There's no chance that an Xbox One without a disc drive will be released – at least any time in the foreseeable future. This is one device that'll keep its price for some time to come. The price of the Xbox One is currently $499 USD and there it will stay – until called for.

Windows 8.1 Update 1

The first large update to the Windows 8.1 operating system will be coming with a new title bar and tweaked start screen, so says a leaked build shown this weekend. This comes on top of a report that suggests that a whopping 3.95% of the operating system market in the world works with Windows 8.1 while Windows 7 still dominates.


There've been several bits and pieces shared over the past several days on prospective aims for the fabled iWatch from Apple. One suggests that wireless battery charging could be in the mix. Another slightly more extended dive suggests that iOS 8 could have iWatch on the brain. This release could also feature what's code-named "Healthbook", ready to track your every move.

Call of Duty: Ghosts / Onslaught

On Friday the first DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts was released in Onslaught. We featured a bit of a Michael Meyers-centric column on the subject since he makes his most healthy appearance in this game to make certain you knew he was lurking about. Also coming your way was a Call of Duty: Ghosts: Onslaught Review so you'll be able to dive in deep before dishing out the cash.

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe

A brand new BMW was revealed this weekend, the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. Here you'll see what the company calls a "4+1 seater" in a style that'll remind you a whole lot more of a 2-seater than a 4. This hatchback model brings the line out a whole new door.

LG G Flex : AT&T version Review

We had our time with the AT&T (USA-based) version of the flexiest of phones in our LG G Flex AT&T Reivew this weekend as well. Here you'll find a phone that's more than ready to be a headliner for 2013, but might not fit the bill for the future. Not because it doesn't have all the future-ready specifications you're all about, but because LG's already hinted at the idea that they're bringing a slightly better phone in the next few weeks – and it'll be flat, too!