rockband-3-price-dropXbox One gamers, if you’re looking forward to getting your hands on some musical-like games for your console, you might be disappointed to learn that developer Harmonix has announced that they have cancelled one of their games for the Xbox One platform. The good news is that this project is one of the company’s unannounced projects, meaning that whatever Harmonix has announced is still on track, but whatever it is they were working on has been shelved for now. Unfortunately it was not mentioned what the game that was cancelled was about, but apparently it was a game that took advantage of the Xbox One’s Kinect.

This is pure speculation at this point, but it has been suggested that a Dance Central game could have been given the axe. Given that many gamers have been looking forward to a new Dance Central with no announcement Harmonix, it could be a possibility, although do take it with a grain of salt for now. If you’re unfamiliar with Harmonix, they’re a company that has created titles such as Dance Central and a series of Rock Band titles, which was essentially Guitar Hero but taken to the next level by introducing other instruments to the game, making it a more complicated and entertaining experience. In any case we’ll keep an eye for announcements, so check back with us later for more updates!

Fujifilm-X-T1-camera-leakPhotographers who are on the lookout for a new camera might be interested to learn that Fujifilm might have a new camera to announce later on this month. According to the rumors, Fujifilm is expected to announce their new Fuji X-T1 camera on the 28th of January 2014, and now thanks to a sighting in the Japanese newspapers, an image of the X-T1 has somehow made its way into publication despite not having been formally announced. The photo does not show much unfortunately and attempts to zoom in have resulted in a rather blurred and pixelated image.

In the meantime for those wondering what sort of specifications we might be able to expect, the rumors have suggested that the camera will be weather sealed for starters, making it a great camera for the outdoors. It has also been rumored to sport a bigger and better EVF compared to previous models, a 16MP APS-C X-Trans sensor II, 8fps with AF tracking shooting, support for UHS-II SD memory card that allows for fast writing speeds, and will be designed to resemble the Fujica ST which is a retro-ish sort of look, something we’re sure old school photographers might remember fondly. Take it with a grain of salt for now but check back with us on the 28th of January for the details!

actiwatchWhen it comes to devices like activity trackers, these are not exactly new to the market, and neither are they fresh. The thing is, they have yet to catch on across a large scale, but more and more technology has been packed into these puppies from their early incarnations. Well, targeting the scientific market specifically would be Philips Respironics with their brand new Actiwatch Spectrum Plus activity, sleep, and light-exposure tracker.

Read full post →Philips Actiwatch Spectrum Plus Monitors Your Life

sm-p905v-fccWe did manage to lay our hands on the Galaxy Note Pro at the recently concluded CES 2014, not to mention hear rumors of alleged hardware specifications of this device showing up on a leaked AnTuTu benchmark, but one thing is for sure – the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 from Samsung is going to appear in the market pretty soon, as sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. In fact, a recent FCC filing did point to how this particular tablet could make its way over to Verizon Wireless, where the variant will carry the model number SM-P905V as it plays nice with Verizon’s LTE (4 and 13) bands.

Read full post →Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Spotted At The FCC

open-laptopIt has been over a year that hardware hacker Bunnie Huang has been collaborating with Sean Cross in order to work on an open laptop. In a nutshell, this open laptop would allow you to start the machine and run majority of the common applications out there in the market without having to make use of any proprietary, closed-source binaries as well as other kinds software. Not only that, to live up to its namesake, the hardware design itself would also be open and available.

Read full post →Novena Open Laptop Prototype

cadbury-joy-jacketThe advances of technology has certainly gone a long way, so much so that ad agencies have a greater degree of freedom and flexibility to change the way we do things, especially when it comes to getting the message across to the masses. Having said that, wearable technology has become a new hot testbed for technology, in addition to being an avenue (or some say, an excuse) to come up with novel and exciting experiences for brands. Case in point, the Cadbury Joy Jackets that was commissioned by PR agency Golin Harris as well as developed by the creatives at Hirsch&Mann, happen to be an interesting set of jackets which will be able to perform just about anything and everything.

Read full post →Cadbury Joy Jackets Shows How Tech And Fashion Go Hand In Hand

star-wars-1313All good things come to an end, but what about a potential good thing that never really managed to get off the ground, but grounds to a screeching stop? This is what Star Wars 1313 is all about, where the trademark for Star Wars 1313 which was filed by LucasArts all the way back in 2012 is no longer going to roll out for the masses to enjoy. Rumors surrounding Star Wars 1313 pointed to it being a potential prequel to Battlefront III, but as LucasArts closed its doors in 2013, hopes for the title making a debut were dashed like pottery against rocks. In fact, to firmly place the nail into the coffin of this particular idea, Disney has revealed that they will no longer renew the trademark for Star Wars 1313.

Read full post →Star Wars 1313 Trademark Abandoned By Disney

esa-awakesFancy a date in outer space? Granted, a meeting between two inanimate objects would not be considered to be a ‘date’ per se, but rather, a meeting. However, what we are going to talk about is no ordinary meeting, as this is the one which might just see humankind learn more about the vast universe that we live in. An unmanned European spacecraft is tipped to be activated on Monday from being dormant, where it will begin to work on making a rendezvous with a comet happen.

Read full post →European Spacecraft Set To Rendezvous With Comet

Solar PanelsThe smart minds over at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are on the lookout to increase the level of efficiency that solar cells currently have, and in order to do so, they would need to assist these solar cells to take greater advantage of the sun’s rays. These MIT scientists are currently testing out solar cells with a layer of carbon nanotubes which is touted to “make it possible to take advantage of wavelengths of light that ordinarily go to waste,” at least according to a statement which was issued from MIT itself.

Read full post →Hot Carbon Nanotubes Could Increase Solar Panel Efficiency

surface-2-review--024It was sometime in early December last year that Microsoft introduced a firmware update for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2, but had to take it down shortly after that because the firmware update actually ended up giving users more problems than benefits. At that point in time, Microsoft did mention that they would make sure that they fixed all that was wrong with that update after the holidays, it is nice to see the software giant keep to their word after rolling out a new bug fix that more or less squashed all of the previous issues. Among the issues fixed include a longer lasting battery life, and not having the Surface Pro 2 shut down completely when the cover was closed, but instead, enter sleep mode.

Microsoft has announced that they are working on releasing the replacement firmware update to the original for those who installed the faulty firmware update only, as folks who did not install the earlier update last month will not be on the receiving end of the January patch. The principle of “better late than never” applies here yet again, and good things always come to those who wait. Does it not give you a nice and warm fuzzy feeling deep down inside whenever companies stick to their plans and word?

Here is what Microsoft had to say about the situation, “This weekend we released an update that addresses the unexpected wake and battery drain behavior experienced by a small number of Surface Pro 2 customers who installed the December Windows Update. This should have no impact on customers who had not received the December update. We are working hard to deliver the rest of the December update to those customers who had not received it prior to it being removed from distribution.”