How many times have you imagined, going anywhere and not having to even look at your phone to answer a call. How many times have we dreamed of speaking and having a machine translate it for you? How many times have we imagined having computers in every (no, smartphones don’t count) part of our life? Well, it is all finally here! So, what should we expect? and what is the general opinion on this device? Lets find out Read the rest of this entry »
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Those of you who hare expecting a hack of the Wii U might have been expecting news from the fail0verflow hacking team recently. In one of his rare (but always insightful) blog posts, fail0verflow’s Marcan gave his opinion on the future of console hacking and homebrew in general, as well as the current status (and in depth details) of fail0verflow’s Wii U hack. Assuming his opinion of the current status of console hacking is shared by many hackers, the future of homebrew is not really bright.
Hey, this week I got plenty of news for you. We got the release date of Fifa, Bethesda announced a new game for their ‘wolfenstein’ IP and Sega are publishing 5 Vita titles this year!
The Android console OUYA, which I backed almost a year ago, progressively started shipping to the backers recently. Some of the kickstarter units have already been shipped, and ended up in the hands of popular “tech” websites such as CNET, Engadget, or The Verge, who all wrote reviews about it. Although most of these sites were very clear about the fact that they were reviewing an “early” product, the average-to-very-bad feeling that got out of these reviews certainly impacted lots of potential buyers.
The article on The Verge in particular, was especially harsh. Although the review’s content itself seems fair, the final mark (which is what will stick in people’s mind) of 3.5 out of 10 is the equivalent of a nail in the coffin for such a young company.
So here I am again, reporting on some cool little bit of tech from kickstarter (and something else).
The android based PC is designed for kid’s safety and use for parents to see what their kids are up to.
It has an app on mobile platforms where the parents can control what the PC can do as well. Read the rest of this entry »
From the developer of the renowned Dolphin Emulator comes an update to the multiplatform, open source PSP emulator which has just been ported to iOS devices! Read the rest of this entry »
Just like my previous article, I have decided to do it on technology that has impacted the games industry more than English people like tea (I’m allowed to, I’m British. Yes, I do love it). Read the rest of this entry »
Some of you might remember my Reviews of the Droid X360 (a Vita clone) or the MK802 (a Mini PC that makes a Smart TV out of your regular HD TV). Well, it’s always nice to read a review just after the product was out, but most people who do reviews never come back months later to let us know if, months later, they are still using the product… Well there it is!
The MK802 is a series of extremely small computers (the size of a USB stick) running Android (also compatible with Linux). They are also extremely cheap and use little power, which makes them an interesting gadget if you want a low consumption computer in your house, and/or turn your dumb TV into a smart TV. After a friend recommended one of these devices, I bought one, and this is my review.
These days when I’m not looking for the latest news about Vita and PS3 hacking, I am also highly interested in the hacking of other devices. One thing my past research on libtiff has shown me is that lots of devices share weaknesses, and it’s always interesting to see what’s going on outside of the console world. Android and iOS in particular get lots of attention because of the high amount of people using them, and the amount of personal information we trust these devices with. A few days ago at the EuSecWest conference (Amsterdam), two separate teams of researchers showed new exploits for the iPhone and Android respectively.
I was browsing the web, minding my own business when I came across an interesting website.. The site owner is PAYING someone to find a way to port Android OS to the PlayStation Vita! BUT! will it work? So far they don’t have whole lot of money(the drive is donation based), but imagine if people kept donating.
After months of drama, one of the biggest trials in the history of technology has come to an end: Apple “won”, apparently.
(Note: it is quite a funny coincidence that both Freddy and I decided to write about the future of consoles within a 1 day interval… Since we share some concepts yet have a different approach, I decided it was a good idea to publish both articles. see Freddy’s article here
This article was also written before gamescom, and surely my comments would have been less harsh about sony losing the war on mobile gaming if I had seen gamescom announcements before. Most of the comments stay valid, however.)
In the past 5 years, Sony and Nintendo have lost the battle on mobile gaming. The PSP and the NDS have been replaced by phones and tablets, while the PS Vita is having a hard time to convince players (2 million units sold, to compare to about 10 millions iPads sold in 2012, and that’s not even counting the hundreds of millions of android owners). The 3DS, with about 20 million units, is in a much better shape since it dropped its price, but will most likely not do as well as the NDS.