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Hardware for Mobile Gaming

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Over the years mobile gaming has evolved, from the large dubiously heavy handheld devices that could be used more as a hammer than a communication device. Then fast forward a few years to the era of the near-invincible Nokia and other strange phone sub-species, like the side-kick, palm pilot and even the old Motorola flip out. Now we have the mainstream phones of the Androids and IOS, two tech giants that have become the best thing to happen to gaming since wireless controllers. A new generation of smartphones that can provide new games on a graphical par with the consoles of yesteryear. It’s truly phenomenal how the game development cycle in mobiles has exploded in the last ten years. No longer do we play just play Snake or Tetris, instead now games like Dead Trigger, Angry Birds and even the occasional bingo game. These recent advancements have had such an impact that according ... Read More »

Gumstick Smartphone Stand

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Phones today do a lot more than just make phone calls. You can play games, listen to music, read books and watch videos on them. Some of these activities are best done without having to hold the phone all the time. If you are watching a movie or listening to music you might not want to have to hold it and instead want to prop it up somehow. There are a lot of stands available for the bigger tablets but not as much for phones. At least not many that are small and as portable as the phone itself. This is where the Gumstick Smartphone Stand comes in. It is a product that was started on Kickstarter and funded there and now is being shipped to backers and also sold on at least their website.  FEATURES Normally we have a lot of technical mumbo jumbo here talking about clockspeeds of ... Read More »

Nvidia presents new big update for Nvidia Shield

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When we saw the Nvidia Shield at CES 2012 we were pretty much blown away. A portable Android gaming-machine that also could stream PC-games? Who wouldn’t love that? While the machine itself might not have taken the world by fire it still is one serious cool piece of hardware and even better, Nvidia has kept upgrading it and making sure it gets new OS-updates and new features. Over the last year they have not only updated the OS but also taken the PC GameStreaming out of beta + added a console-mode that allows you to hook up the Shield to a TV and then, using a separate controller (I know – this is a bit weird using a controller to control another controller), simply use it as your little portable game console that also can play PC-games.  Now ot is time for yet another big updated and this update has ... Read More »

Qubi: A new interesting Android-based media player and game console

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Kickstarter has seen their share of Android-based hardware asking for funds so you might wonder why we are talking about yet another. The reason is quite simple; the Qubi looks like a box that tries to find a nice balance between being a media center and still offer some nice gaming functionality. if we look at what the box promises it is quite nice hardware, especially for a little media player: Snapdragon 600 Chipset   1.7 GHz Quad Core Krait CPU   Adreno 320 GPU   Full 1080p HD video decoding   HDME-CEC   1.4 HDMI Connection   HDMI Passthrough   16 GB storage 2 GB Ram   Micro SD Expansion Slot   Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac   Miracast Capability   Gigabit Ethernet  Optical Audio   1 x USB 3 Port   3 x USB 2 Ports   Bluetooth 4.0   iR Receiver   HD Audio Support Dolby & DTS   ... Read More »

Seagate Wireless Plus External Storage

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Back in January 2012 we reviewed the Seagate GoFlex Satellite, a 500 GB external hard drive that allowed users to connect to it wirelessly and then stream music, images and video to connected mobile devices. This time we are testing the latest version of the drive, the Seagate Wireless Plus, which not only comes with double the storage but also has a faster internal hard drive and updated software. Related posts: Seagate 600 Pro SSD 400GB (ST400FP0021) One thing you can be certain of in the tech industry is that you can... Asus Cube Google TV Review Asus Cube is the device that features latest Google TV OS that want to be... Read More »

Google presents new Nexus 7

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As expected Google yesterday announced and showed the new Nexus 7 tablet that will be released end of july in the US and soon afterwards in selected countries.  Related posts: Asus Cube Google TV Review Asus Cube is the device that features latest Google TV OS that want to be... Read More »

Asus Cube Google TV Review

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Asus Cube is the device that features latest Google TV OS that want to be part of your living room entertainment setup. With a good design, an unique remote, and $139 price tag, can it push Google TV further where others may have failed? Let’s find out.  Related posts: ASUS Maximus VI Extreme Z87 Motherboard Review   With the intro of Z87 we knew it would not be long until we... Read More »

Pivos XIOS DS Media Player Review

Pivos is one of those companies that you might not have ever heard of unless your looking for the specific types of devices they offer. Being a major player in digital media playback and IPTV systems among many more emerging technologies we had heard of them a bit before looking at this unit.  The unit we are looking at today is the Pivos XIOS DS which is a multi function media player based on the Android OS. No related posts. Read More »

Kingston Wi-Drive 64GB

Earlier this year, we released a review of the Kingston Wi-Drive. Since then, Kingston has made a few changes to the Wi-Drive, including adding support for a wireless browser, and even greater capability. Check out exactly how well the new Wi-Drive performs! No related posts. Read More »

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