Nvidia vowed its Shield Tablet would be one of the first Android soldiers to load itself with 5.0 Lollipop, and next week, the GPU and SoC maker will be delivering on that promise. Impressive turnaround for a device manufacturer with little to no experience in the field, and no special relationship with Google.
While I, personally, haven’t had the opportunity to play around with the Windows Kinect motion sensor, I’ve seen it in action and it looks quite fun. When it comes to gaming on an Xbox, who doesn’t like voice and full-body gesture control? But now, Microsoft is taking things to the next level with its latest SDK 2.0 for Kinect v2 sensors. Soon, we’ll see Kinect-compatible apps in the Windows Store.
The rumored $500 million funding round for Magic Leap is real, and Google is leading it. The tech company is leading a $542 million round for Magic Leap, a virtual and augmented reality startup that could take on a bunch of companies. Magic Leap has made headlines recently for its life-like augmented reality tech that is supposed to launch relatively soon in a consumer-ready device.
Browsing Google Play and Amazon’s Appstore for the latest, hottest, most fun games and productive Android apps? Disappointed to see so many of them cost top dollar? Then you’re likely not looking hard enough.
It’s the ultimate on-the-go gaming machine. No, it’s an all-purpose top-of-the-line Android tablet. Actually, it’s both. An exquisite device for mobile gaming, but equally as impressive when used to browse the web, listen to music, play movies and video clips and even take handwritten notes and create works of art.
The new game from Flappy Bird creator, Dong Nguyen has just been released in both Google Play and App Store and it’s called Swing Copters. Think of this game as a vertical-scrolling version of the phenomenal hit, Flappy Bird. This time however, you’ll be controlling a little guy with a propeller hat instead of the flying bird.
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest hardware to upgrade to, Logitech recently unveiled the world’s fastest gaming mouse.
When Facebook subsidiary Oculus VR first revealed its second virtual reality development kit, no specific details were disclosed about its new, higher-resolution screen. With the shipments of the second dev kit making their way to pre-order customers, however, people have been dissecting the device, allowing them to scrutinize its myriad of pieces more intimately. The results of their efforts? We now know what the headset is using: the screen from Samsung’s Note 3.
Making good on their last week’s promise, Nvidia has begun shipping the powerhouse gaming-centric Shield Tablet to tech-savvy consumers in the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, Europeans can pre-order the beefy Android-based 8 incher via “many top e-tailers”, with an ETA allegedly set for August 24.
We’ve been warned, and teased, and warned again. At long last, Nvidia’s Shield Tablet has gone official, unfortunately a couple of days too late to surprise in any way. But regardless of the mystery being shattered to pieces prematurely, you have to admit the chip maker’s sophomore gaming device effort improves last year’s hesitant rookie stab at the tricky market by leaps and bounds.
Nvidia entered the Android device manufacturing scene quite abruptly last year, taking us all by surprise with a pioneering Shield handheld game console design and pretty bold Tegra Note tablet.
At least 40 Windows Phone games have been updated to work with some of the latest Windows smartphones from Nokia and other manufacturers. Many of the games had not previously been available on Windows Phone 8 because of how old they are, but that didn’t stop developers from coming out with updated versions fit for the latest devices. Among the games are Minesweeper and Spartan Assault. The games also need just 512MB of memory to run correctly, so most of the current Windows Phone devices will be supported.