Thursday, January 30, 2014

Nintendo: Smartphones? Blech! It's all about the consoles

At a strategy briefing in Tokyo, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata vows that the company's turnaround plans don't involve mobile. Plus: Mario Kart 8 is coming in May.

Things have been a bit rocky in Mario land. A day after Nintendo announced disappointing earnings, including a 30 percent decline in profits and lower Wii U sales than in 2012, its president, Satoru Iwata, on Wednesday held a strategy briefing in Tokyo to discuss a strategic turnaround.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

US, British spy agencies exploit 'leaky' apps for intel - report

Leave us be...

NOTHING'S SAFE: The New York Times says that NSA and its British counterpart exploit increasing volumes of personal data that spill onto networks from new generations of mobile phone technology. - Reuters

WASHINGTON: US and British intelligence agencies have plotted ways to gather data from Angry Birds and other smartphone apps that leak users' personal information onto global networks, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Google Play Editions: Explained!

Did you know?

Check This Out:

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Shape-shifting software 'defends against botnet hacks'

A technology that constantly changes websites' code to defeat hackers has been unveiled by a US start-up.

Shape Security says its product makes it harder to carry out automated attacks

Shape Security says its product works with the HTML, JavaScript and CSS languages, transforming a site's code into a "moving target" to prevent cybercriminals from carrying out scripted attacks.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Apple iPhone 5s Review

iPhone 5s

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sony’s PlayStation Now uses custom-designed hardware with eight PS3s on a single motherboard

Now this is some boss level stuff...

PS3 Cell

The lack of native backward compatibility in the new PlayStation 4 was a bit of a bummer when the console was announced, but Sony promised it had a solution.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Novena: A leather-bound open-source hacker laptop that you can build yourself

I want one!

The beautiful laptop that you see before you, called Project Novena, was built from scratch. Because its creators have open-sourced the laptop’s blueprints, you can even build a Novena yourself — if you had a lot of time, money, and technical expertise, anyway.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Asus Transformer Book T100 Review

Now this is something I wanna use...

Check this Review:

Thank you MobileTechReview

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Intel slams brakes on plans for new chip factory

Intel has put on hold a new chip manufacturing facility at its site in Chandler, Arizona, leaving the new space available for unspecified future technology.

The company said in February 2011 it was investing over $5 billion in the new Fab 42, which was expected to be completed last year. The fab was to begin operations on a process that would allow the chipmaker to create transistors with a minimum feature size of 14 nanometers.

NSA could 'spy on offline computers', says latest leak

The US National Security Agency (NSA) used secret technology to spy on computers that were not even connected to the internet, it has been reported.

New measures to curtail the NSA are expected on Friday
Citing documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden, the New York Times said 100,000 machines were fitted with small devices that emitted radio waves.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Announcing Fisher Technology's Poroscope®, the Latest Technology in Holiday Testing

Intech Services is proud to announce that Fischer Technology has released cutting edge technology in holiday testing. The new Poroscope® was developed with extreme safety and portability in mind.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Sony returns to the swagger of its glory days

We are Sony, so of course we’ll do things a little differently.' — Kuni Suzuki

During the 1990s, Sony was the world’s preeminent tech brand, dominating the field with its innovative designs and consistently superior products, but the past decade hasn't been so great.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GameStick - A Console With A Difference...


Portable, Dynamic, Revolutionary:

Introducing the world’s most portable TV games console. Launch your favorite Android games in full HD and rediscover your love of play!

Just $79.99!

"GameStick takes the simple charms of mobile gaming and turns it into an immersive, TV-based experience" - Daily Telegraph

For even more information on the GameStick, you can check out these links...

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid 

Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 9 release in April 2015

Welcome to Windows 9...

Microsoft is currently working on an "Update 1" for Windows 8.1,

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Astrophysicists create the first accurate map of the universe: It’s very flat, and probably infinite

Infinitely obvious...

After analyzing more than three years of continuous observations from one of the world’s widest-angle telescopes in New Mexico,

Google has built a neural network to identify 100 million house numbers for Streetview

Now this is Googling...

Monday, January 13, 2014

At long last, new lithium battery tech actually arrives on the market (and might already be in your smartphone)

Awesome! I did not know...

Amprius, a battery startup based in Silicon Valley, is making waves with a new kind of lithium-ion battery that stores around 20% more energy than batteries currently on the market.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Google begins to merge Google+, Gmail contacts

Don't have the e-mail address of somebody in your Google+ Circles that you want to contact? No problem, thanks to a new Gmail feature.

Gmail will differentiate between people in your Gmail contact list, and people in your Google+ Circles.

Google took a leap toward integrating Gmail and Google+ on Thursday as the company announced that you can now send an e-mail to anybody on Google+, even if you don't have their e-mail address.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Sony’s new VR headset squares off with the Oculus Rift

Let the battle commence...

The Oculus Rift is still in development kit form, but for a dev kit that aims to offer virtual reality in the living room for a relatively affordable $300 price tag, the device actually delivers. Your less tech savvy friends may not have heard of the Rift yet — and it doesn’t exactly have an impressive catalog of officially supported software — but the buzz surrounding the device is strong and loud. In fact, that buzz is so strong and loud that Sony has taken to developing a Rift competitor of its own.

Apple iPad Air (White vs Black): Unboxing & Overview

All about that Apple:

OK, here we go......

Thank You DetroitBORG

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tegra K1 64-bit Denver core analysis: Are Nvidia’s x86 efforts hidden within?

Where are the efforts? Show me the efforts...

Tegra K1 (Two Versions)
On January 5th at CES 2014, Nvidia surprised everyone by revealing that its in-house 64-bit ARM core, Project Denver, would arrive this year in the Tegra K1 (Tegra 5/Logan), rather than next year in Tegra 6 (Parker). The Tegra K1 will ship in two flavors: First there’ll be a fairly standard K1 with a quad-core (4+1) Cortex-A15 CPU (just like Tegra 4), but then in the second half of 2014 there’ll be a K1 that features a dual-core 64-bit ARMv8 Denver CPU. Except the CPU, and larger caches on the 64-bit version, both variants of the K1 SoC seem to be identical — they both have the monstrous 192-core (1 SMX) Kepler GPU. While the GPU is exciting, and we’ll be discussing its ramifications in due course, it is Nvidia’s 64-bit Denver core that we’ll be looking at in this story.

AMD finally launches the Kaveri APU, its most important chip launch in years

It was about time...

AMD Kaveri

This launch has been a long time coming. AMD took the wraps off its Kaveri APU today, officially putting the chip on pre-order — for delivery in the next few weeks — and launching a few benchmark results to demonstrate its performance. We’ve written a great deal about Kaveri in the past, so I’ll mostly recap today. This is AMD’s most important chip launch in years; Kaveri is the first CPU to truly fulfill the Fusion vision AMD sketched out as its justification for buying ATI nearly eight years ago.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Wearable gaming exoskeleton pairs up with Oculus Rift for the ultimate virtual reality experience

Now this is what I've been waiting for...

The buzz behind Oculus Rift and the headset’s next-gen VR capabilities have inspired a host of additional products all aimed at creating a more immersive gaming experience. One of the most aggressive attempts to build a full-body solution for gaming use comes from PrioVR. The company recently yanked a Kickstarter campaign after its attempt to raise $250,000 to finalize the device only garnered $111,000 worth of support, but was on-site at CES 2014 to demonstrate a half-body version of the suit that could be paired with the Oculus VR headset.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Unboxing & Review

Unbox... then Review!!!!!

Let's go!!!!

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EWGF Black Belt

Learn a beast move, and you'll post anything cool about it

Do you have a Blackbelt?

Thanks TheMainMan

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Saturday, January 04, 2014

As Chromebooks catch on, 2014 promises more models

Laptops based on Google's Chrome OS will reportedly multiply in 2014. They're cheap and schools have a growing affinity for them.

HP Chromebook 14 is priced at $300 on Amazon

As Chromebooks gain in popularity, device makers are gearing up for new entries in 2014.

Both Asus and Toshiba will enter the market, according to a report last Friday from Digitimes.

That report is backed by plenty of supporting evidence. The Toshiba Chromebook leaked when a review was posted prematurely. And the Asus Chromebook has been rumored for a while now.

And the list of Chromebooks for sale on Amazon is getting longer every month.

Dell will be offering a Chromebook later this month for the first time.

How popular are they? Well, Chromebooks, such as the Acer C270 and Samsung offering, seem to be ensconced almost permanently at the top of Amazon's bestselling laptop list.

And a report from the NPD Group last month showed the Google Chrome-based laptops grabbed about one-fifth of sales in commercial laptop channels -- which the report says is largely shipments to educational institutions -- in a 12-month period, up from virtually nothing the year before.

All of the above is spurring the world's largest PC maker, HP, to put more emphasis on Google's Chrome OS. HP now sells both a 14-inch Chromebook and an 11-inch model.

One reason for their popularity is price. They're typically priced between $200 and $300. In addition, some organizations, like those in education, only need Google services such as Google Docs and Google Drive, according to NPD.

The Dell Chromebook 11 will be available in January.

So, Are you getting a Chromebook?

Source: cnet

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Friday, January 03, 2014

PS4 owners watch three times more porn and have better taste than Xbox One owners

A totally LOL post...

According to SugarDVD, the Netflix of porn, PS4 owners are watching three times as much porn as Xbox One owners. This massive discrepancy isn’t caused by the PS4 outselling the Xbox One, either: The latest figures put the PS4 at 3.4 million units sold, versus 2.4 million for the Xbox One. In short, it really does seem that PS4 owners are much more likely to partake in the porn than those with an Xbone. Furthermore, it seems that each console also has rather different tastes in porn consumption as well: Xbox One owners, you’ll be unsurprised to hear, are connoisseurs of Big Butts, while the PS4 crowd prefer Amateurs.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

iOS 7 untethered jailbreak now available to download, without malware

Let the modding begin...

You can now download version 1.0.1 of the Evasi0n jailbreak, for all iPhones, iPads, and iPods running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.4. The jailbreak was first released last week to a flurry of intrigue and backroom dealing, with the developers of the Evasi0n jailbreak — Evad3rs — reportedly receiving a “high fix figure” payment from Taig, a piracy-ridden Chinese app store that was included instead of Cydia. This new version of the Evasi0n jailbreak doesn’t include Taig, and seems to be malware-free. In the last few days, the first build of Cydia (version 1.1.9) that’s compatible with iOS 7 has also been released.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Welcome to 2014!!!!!


Welcome all to 2104! A new season, with new tech, and new innovation. And we will be journeying together through that trip so come with me and let's see the tech grow...

The Code Lives...

Your VB Kid