ac adapter 640x263AC adapters aren’t something you really pay that much attention to, but if you do have a lot of cables running and you wish that your AC adapters looked a bit better, you might want to consider moving to Japan because Japanese company, Softbank, has announced their plans to release the “itomaki AC Adapter” which as you can see pictured above, certainly does not look like your run of the mill AC adapter. This adapter has been designed for smart devices in mind, which we guess is pretty obvious based on its micro USB connector.

There will be a couple of versions of the adapter, one for smartphones/tablets that charge via micro USB, and one for the iPhone and iPad which will feature the Lightning connector. The adapter has been designed to resemble a spool of thread and is apparently based on the concept of “Japanese Simplicity”. They are admittedly pretty cool and if you wanted to add a bit of color to your home, we guess these adapters should do the trick.

Desktop PC and Android 640x426Smartphone users are probably familiar with the app Viber. For those who aren’t, it’s an app that allows users to make calls via WiFi or mobile internet, and send messages at the same time. Now the good news (?) is that if you’ve always wanted a version of Viber for the desktop, you’re in luck as the company has announced that Viber will be expanding beyond the smartphone and will make its way onto desktops – both PC and Mac platforms. Read full post →Viber For PC And Mac Launched

nokia lumia 920 review 018 640x426Many had initially questioned Nokia’s decision to put all their eggs in the Windows Phone basket when a more popular option in the form of Android was readily available. Well whatever the case is, recent statistics have shown that the Lumia 920 is currently the most popular Windows Phone, showing that despite Windows Phone’s market share being smaller, at least Nokia still on top.

Nokia’s CEO, Stephen Elop, has since made a statement in response to speculation that Nokia might need a new strategy after its Q1 results in which he was quoted as saying, “We make adjustments as we go. But it’s very clear to us that in today’s war of ecosystems, we’ve made a very clear decisions to focus on Windows Phone with our Lumia product line. And it is with that that we will compete with competitors like Samsung and Android.” Basically Elop’s statement made it clear that Nokia remains committed to the Windows Phone platform, and hopefully with the next build of Windows Phone, we will start seeing even more impressive hardware and features that could help the platform gain even more market share.

rovio accWe’re sure there are many Angry Birds gamers out there who might be pretty pleased with themselves for getting the max amount of stars they can for each level, but when they get a new phone, it seems that their achievements aren’t carried over, meaning that they will need to play all over again. For those who find this pretty annoying, Rovio has announced a new service called Accounts which will basically allow gamers to save their games and pick up where they left off on other devices.

This feature has been introduced through The Croods game, and as for Angry Birds, the Accounts feature has been enabled for iOS gamers in Finland and Poland, although Rovio did state that they plan to introduce the Accounts feature to all their titles worldwide in due time. What do you guys think of this move by Rovio? Good idea or it doesn’t really matter that much to begin with?

lg optimus g pro att 01 640x424As it stands, the LG Optimus G Pro is an AT&T exclusive, although it seems that a variant of the phone could be making its way onto Sprint’s network down the line, thanks to a mysterious LG device making an appearance on Sprint’s User Agent Profile. The UAP reveals a certain LG device with a 1080p Full HD display and with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean on board. The device has been given the model number LS980 which seems to be somewhat similar to the LG Optimus G Pro on AT&T whose model is the E980.

However what is interesting is how the UAP has listed the L980 to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 M8974 processor on board, which seems to be an upgrade over the LG Optimus G Pro which is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset. There is a chance that Sprint’s version of the Optimus G Pro could sport an upgraded processor, but then again it seems that it is more likely that Sprint could instead be getting their hands on the Optimus G Pro’s sequel.

We’ve seen a couple of iOS 7 concepts in the past, and for the most part most of the concepts surround the different ways the lock screen could be improved upon, notifications, and multitasking. Now we’ve also heard that with iOS 7 and with Jony Ive at the helm, the software could see not just UI changes, but how the operating system is used too, an example would be the expose-like multitasking feature found on OS X. Now thanks to a concept video by Ran Avni, we get to see what Jony Ive could have in store for us with the announcement of iOS 7 which will most likely take place during WWDC next month.

Based on the video, it certainly looks pretty good and impressive and could very well be the multitasking that iOS users have been begging for the past couple of iOS iterations. Will this be what Jony Ive has planned for us, or did you have something in mind? In any case if this isn’t what Jony Ive had planned, we guess the jailbreak community will probably implement this into a jailbreak tweak of its own, assuming there isn’t something similar like this already available in Cydia.

50f6d3b965ea40cdd75cdff205d221c8 large 640x426Don’t you just hate it when you’re working on an assignment or a report due the next day, and all of a sudden there is a blackout? While word documents are pretty smart when it comes to saving backup copies and recovering documents, the same can’t really be said about the internet. After all with the power out, so if your router and your internet access is where BRCK comes in. The device is rather small and inconspicuous (pictured above) and what it does is that it will jump between available internet connections for you, ensuring that you will be always connected. Read full post →BRCK Will Help Ensure You Will Have An Internet Connection All The Time

gta 5 Cash and Carry by LandSpecial or collector’s edition of games are usually reserved for fans and those who actually want more than just the game, such as special exclusive items, artwork, soundtrack and etc. If you’re a huge Grand Theft Auto fan and you were thinking of getting the upcoming Grand Theft Auto 5, unsurprisingly a special edition of the game is expected to be made available alongside the regular version, and thanks to a listing (since removed) on Amazon Germany, some details of its contents have been revealed.

According to the listing, the special edition of GTA 5 is expected to come with a SteelBook with the artwork of the game, a World Map, Stunt-Plane challenges, Online-Store concessions, Bonus Outfits, Bonus Tattoos, Special Abilities Booster and some Exclusive Weapons. Sounds pretty cool if you ask me! Anyone planning on getting their hands on the special edition of GTA 5 when it is released?

valve steam logoThe way gamers interact with their games has primarily been through controllers, such as gamepads, keyboards and mice, but what if there are more biological ways that we could interact with our games in the future? Well it seems that Valve is currently looking into that as it was revealed by the company’s experimental psychologist, Mark Ambinder, who revealed (via VentureBeat) that the company is currently experimenting with using sweat as a form of biometric feedback in their games.

Ambinder stated that the biometric feedback includes the use of a player’s sweat, calmness and eye motion, which has resulted in a variant of Portal 2 in which the game can be controlled via eye movement, which is apparently a lot quicker than reacting with your hands. The sweat and calmness gauge is also being used to determine within a game of Left 4 Dead, how much time is required to complete an objective.

Of course we don’t expect Valve to be releasing these games anytime soon with their biometric modifications, but it is interesting and awesome that a game company is looking beyond designing a new game in terms of features and story, but how a player interacts with it as well.

aliceotherlandsA couple of months ago we reported that American McGee was considering making a sequel to Alice 2, and now it looks like those plans are beginning to get serious as the developer and his studio, Spicy Horse, are starting to put together a video in which they will use to help promote the possible game. Unsurprisingly the developer is thinking about turning to crowd-source funding via Kickstarter, which is why the video is currently being worked on.

The title of the game is currently set to Alice: Otherlands, and the video is expected to begin shooting in June in China and is expected to star an Alice cosplayer, suggesting a live-action type of trailer. Spicy Horse did state that despite them looking to film a video for a potential Kickstarter project, it does not necessarily mean that the project will be realized as there is always the possibility that the project could fall through. In any case what do you guys think? Are you excited for a third Alice sequel?