NVIDIA are cutting the cost of their Project SHIELD games console by $50.
For those who were interested in NVIDIA’s SHIELD, but thought the price was a little steep, good news. The company has recently announced it’ll be cutting the cost of the unit by $50, bringing down the price of a single unit to $299.
If you’ve already pre-ordered the SHIELD then you’ll only be charged the reduced price, and new buyers will also pay the reduced price.
More information can be found at the official NVIDIA blog.
The Huawei Ascend P6 is now available for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse.
The highly anticipated release of Huawei’s sleek looking new device, the Ascend P6 is, getting closer with Carphone Warehouse now taking pre-orders for the device.
Surprisingly, it won’t be costing you too much to invest in a P6, with CW offering users a two year contract at £21 per month, or SIM free for £329.95.
The Ascend P6 will be available from July onwards.
Source: Carphone Warehouse
Ground breaking new science and nature app for iPad and iPhone brings bite-sized facts to the Twitter generation. Now also available for Android via Google Play Magazines
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Available for Android, iPad and iPhone, Brain Dump is a turbo-charged guide through the worlds of science, nature and many in between, bulging with facts and information, breaking them down into bite-size articles for the Twitter generation.
• Are Samsung and Google going their separate ways? • Android platform struggling • Essential guides to get more from your Galaxy
Amid reports that Samsung has sold over 10 million S4s since launching its new flagship device at the end of April, many industry experts are now wondering whether the giant is heading for a split with Google, and even the Android operating system. Editor of Android Magazine, Andy Betts, said that “with the first Tizen phones on the horizon for 2013, it’s looking increasingly likely that Samsung could be moving towards relocating their ecosystem from the Android OS to one entirely under their control”.
The move would be a bold one, but not an entirely unexpected one. Over the last couple of years, and especially since last year’s game-changing S III, Samsung has been producing more and more of its S-branded apps and services, like S Voice and the recent S Health. There’s a veritable pantheon of them now, and their success has been due to Samsung carefully learning lessons in ecosystem construction from Apple, who have been treading this path for a very long time now. With an ever-increasing focus on the unique features and functions that Samsung brings to its devices, which already ship out with the hugely customised version of the Android user interface known as TouchWiz, we can clearly see that Samsung is emulating the more established Apple and Google.
Yet many are now closely watching to see what Samsung does with Tizen. Jon Gordon, Editor of iCreate magazine, believes that “should this new player in the mobile OS arena perform as well as – perhaps better than – the likes of iOS and Android, there will be very few reasons indeed for Samsung to remain in partnership with Google”. With a strong brand and a huge market that has come to love the innovative tweaks and functions that Samsung Galaxy brings to stock Android tablets and smartphones – a market that’s already familiar with the TouchWiz user interface – it would be relatively easy for Samsung to swap out Android for Tizen and thus become a true walled garden of beautiful products.
MPme is a new app that looks to bring the power of the radio to your device. We’ve gone hands-on with the exclusive beta to see just how good it is.
Apart from TuneIn, there are only a handful of radio apps that can be highly recommended to download on the Google Play store. Although it’s currently undergoing beta testing, the MPme app looks set to challenge TuneIn to become king of the radio apps.
MPme’s focus is based around recommendations, with your radio library being heavily influenced by the music stored on your phone and through your Facebook account. Once the app has gathered all the information it needs, it quickly produces a list of radio stations from around the world that would be of interest to you. The recommendations are pretty spot on for the most part and the variety of radio stations it offered up is impressive. You’ll also find a ‘Favourite’ feature, which enables users to make a virtual record of the songs, artists or stations they really enjoy. Above all else, what makes TuneIn a pleasure to use is with just how easy it’s to set-up and thankfully MPme is following suit in nearly every way possible
Following on from the success of the Galaxy Camera, Samsung has announced their latest phone and camera blend, the Samsung Galaxy Zoom.
There seems to be no end to the stream of Samsung devices that are flooding the market, but the latest is something a bit different. Following on from the release of the Samsung Galaxy Camera, the Galaxy Zoom looks to bring together the best camera features, mixed in with a splash of solid phone features as well.
From a phone point of view, the Galaxy Zoom contains a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display, 8GB of internal storage, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1.5GB of RAM. For the added bulk of the camera, there’s also a 2330mAh which should keep you going for some time.
On the camera side of things, the Galaxy Zoom contains 16-megapixel sensor with 10x optical zoom, 4FPS burst mode, ISO support of up to 3200 and optical image stabilisation.