Saturday, 26 October 2013

LG G Pad 8.3 Unboxing

G Pad 8.3
LG have recently released the LG G Pad 8.3. It will be available to US customers from November 3rd, and is already available for pre-order. Aaron from Phonedog did an unboxing with this tablet and you can see it in the video below.

In terms  of specifications, the G pad isn't looking too shabby. It's got a quad core 1.7 GHz processor on of course an 8.3 inch display. It runs on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 with 2GB of RAM and a micro SD slot for up to 64 GB of storage.

The G Pad has a display resolution of 1920*1700 pixels, which works out to be 273 ppi. While this is definitely a great display, it's not at the highest end of the spectrum. Considering that it costs 350 bucks, that's a bit disappointing.

It has a 5 megapixel back facing camera, which also takes 1080p video. In terms of battery size, this tablet has a 4600 mAh battery which gives about ten hours of normal use before needing to recharge. In terms of features, LG have included a few neat ones with this tablet. Firstly, there's Q Pair which allows Android phone users to connect with the G Pad and answer phone calls as well as texts.

In addition to Q Pair, there is also a feature called KnockOn, which allows the user to tap the screen twice to lock it and tap it twice again to unlock. This does make things a little more convenient.

So far, the G Pad does look to be quite a good tablet. It just doesn't justify it's high price tag, for now at least. Maybe as more users put the G Pad through its paces, more will be uncovered.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Google Glass Update XE 10

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Google released their update for Glass a little more than a week ago and following the trend of other updates, named it XE10. This update is not as large as XE9, but does bring with it some interesting new features.

Firstly, it has the ability to inform you of mass transit features near your location. Things like where to change trains and how far is the next bus stop are now added in Glass. In addition to this, Glass users can now tap links in Google Glass. This has been a big problem for many glass users for a while now, so it seems that Google are indeed working on customer feedback.

There's also the addition of Avatars in messages and comments, which is pretty useful. Further to these updates, coders have also found files related to double blink detection in the Gaze folder. This could mean the use of double blinking as a selection mechanism in future Google Glass updates. Guess we'll just have to wait and see how that one pans out.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

War Thunder Trailer for PS4

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A new trailer for the World War 2 game War Thunder, has just been released. It features a slow motion view of action on the front lines. Tanks being blown up, artillery shells being fired and of course a view in the cockpit to top it all off. Gaijin Entertainment looks to have a winner with this game on the PS4, so check out the trailer below.

War Thunder started off as an MMO franchise on the PC and amassed a 1.5 million strong fan base. It now comes to the console for the first time and everything looks promising. The graphics are stunning and with the increased capabilities of the PS4, new and innovative gameplay mechanics have been promised by the execs at Gaijin Entertainment.

This installment of the War Thunder franchise, will feature gameplay not only in the air, but also on land and at sea. Additionally, support for the Playstation cloud has been announced as well as many social options. It seems like War Thunder is going all out with this title. Here's hoping it lives up to the hype.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

PS4 New Commercial: A Perfect Day

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Sony aired a brand new commercial for the Playstation 4 during Monday night football. Check it out in the video below courtesy IGN. Makes me excited about the new console, but then again, I've loved the Playstation since it's first incarnation way back when. Let me know what you guys think of it in the comments section below.