top drift 640x551While roaming the alleys of Global Mobile Vision (GMV), I’ve stumbled on the Motion Device (a Korean company) booth in which a Top Drift motion simulator was being demonstrated. I jumped into it and had a really good time. The concept is seemingly simple: use 3 hydraulic cylinders to move a platform around 2 axes (pitch, roll), and rotate the whole system around the Y-axis (pointing up) to allow for left/right (yaw) motion. However, there are not a lot of competitors in this space.

Read full post →Top Drift Motion Simulator : 5mn Of Awesome

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (photo taken with Canon PowerShot SX150 IS)

Released in July 2014, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (after the 10.5-inch display) is touted as “The Next Big Thing.” Those who like to nitpick semantically might point out the Galaxy Tab S is physically smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro with a 12.2-inch display, released almost a year earlier.

With a listed price of $499, the Galaxy Tab S is priced lower than the Galaxy Note Pro ($749), but is going neck to neck with the iPad Air. Samsung is pitching the Galaxy Tab S as an entertainment device: “Entertainment comes alive on the [Galaxy Tab S’s] Super AMOLED display,” says its online description. Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Review

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Fitness trackers, the Pebble, and Samsung’s myriad of Gear-branded smartwatches may have kickstarted the wrist-worn wearables trend, but the true test for this category is just beginning. While Apple recently put the watch world on notice with Apple Watch plans, that device isn’t coming until “early 2015.”

Motorola’s own stylish smartwatch, the Moto 360, however, is available today. With a round display, stainless steel casing, leather and stainless steel band options, and the promise of up to 24 hours of battery life with wireless charging, is the Moto 360 the ultimate Android Wear smartwatch? The answer is yes, and no. Read on for the full review to learn why. Read full post →Moto 360 Smartwatch Review

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Not only has Apple released iOS 8 today for all supported devices it has also rolled out a new software update for the third generation Apple TV. The set-top box has received several updates over the past few months and most of them have brought new content sources for the device. Today is no different. Beats Music now lands on the Apple TV courtesy of today’s update.

Read full post →Apple TV Update Adds Beats Music And More

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Fans of the popular Square Enix series Final Fantasy have been able to play many installments from this series on PC however some titles in the franchise have yet to make their way to the PC. However it looks like a Final Fantasy installment might soon be released for PC. Today Final Fantasy IV received a PEGI rating and it looks like this particular title might be making its way to the aforementioned platform later this month.

Read full post →Final Fantasy 4 PC Release Possible Soon

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Verizon is the largest carrier in the U.S. and it does not support Wi-Fi calling on its network even though T-Mobile, which is the fourth largest carrier, has support for this feature. It would be unfair to assume that since the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have support for Wi-Fi calling Verizon would some how hurry up and add this functionality. Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the company has built its network in a way that subscribers never need to use Wi-Fi to complete their call, which is why this feature is not a priority for them.

Read full post →Verizon Wi-Fi Calling Not Coming Until Mid-2015

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BitTorrent has made no secret of its intention to disrupt the online messaging space. Sure there are countless messaging services up and running right now but BitTorrent says that because majority of them are cloud based users never really know if their personal and private information is being stored on servers, which are vulnerable to attacks. Enter Bleep, a peer-to-peer chat client that the company showed off back in July. Initially invite-only access was provided to the alpha version, today the Bleep Alpha goes live for the public.

Read full post →BitTorrent’s P2P Chat Client Bleep Alpha Open To Public

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Today Apple finally released iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The new software comes with Apple’s Healthkit platform which basically collects health and fitness related data from a variety of sources and then allows third party apps to tap into the platform. Developers have been creating apps compatible with iOS 8 Healthkit ever since the software entered beta and they would have expected the accepted apps to go live today. Instead they found out at the last moment that Apple has put all Healthkit compatible apps on hold.

Read full post →iOS 8 Healthkit Apps Have Been Put On Hold

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Earlier this month at the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin Sony showed off its new Xperia Z3 lineup which consists of the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. Shortly after the official announcements T-Mobile confirmed that it would be carrying the Xperia Z3 smartphone in the U.S. No other carrier made any such confirmation for the other devices but it appears that interested customers may be able to buy them anyway directly from Sony’s online store.

Read full post →Sony’s New Xperia Z3 Lineup ‘Coming Soon’ In The U.S.

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Foxconn handles much of the manufacturing for Apple’s new iPhones. It is reportedly solely responsible for the production of iPhone 6 Plus. Most of the manufacturer’s facilities are located in China but there’s one plant outside the country where iPhones and iPads are made, that’s the Foxconn facility in Brazil. It is feared that the strike at this particular facility may end up impacting iPhone supply.

Read full post →Foxconn Brazil Strike Could Impact iPhone Supply