Whats on Xbox One’s next Update

Xbox One Xbox One Updates While the PS4 remains our overall preferred choice in the next-gen console race, the Xbox One’s significant first-year course corrections — including a welcome holiday price drop — make it a better deal than ever, and a much better bargain than when it first debuted. We’re only two weeks into 2015, but that’s not stopping Microsoft from pushing out new updates to its Xbox One console. Continuing the regular monthly cycle, Microsoft is revealing today that its next update, due in February, will include some new features and improvements to the TV functionality. Game hubs is the main addition, a new section for each game that will surface friends who own the game, DVR clips or broadcasts, and a new VIP view that highlights the most popular Twitch broadcasters. Game hubs also include new ways to launch a game with party, achievements, or broadcasts in snap mode. TV updates include a OneGuide roll out for the Netherlands, support for new AV receivers and set-top boxes, and Live TV trending in France, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico. Live TV streaming will also now be supported on Windows Phone and Android for Xbox One Digital TV Tuner owners in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Video About Xbox One Rolling out to Xbox One preview members today While Windows Phone and Windows 8 don’t currently support Live Tile transparency, Microsoft is adding the option to Xbox One in the February update. It’s part of the custom backgrounds feature, allowing Xbox One owners to see more of the picture they use as a backdrop on the dashboard....

Wii U: 10 best Nintendo Wii U Games

List of Wii U Games Nintendo’s Wii U started out slowly, but over the last year has begun to build some momentum thanks to its small, but growing library of high-quality games. If you’re wondering which Wii U games are the best, you’ve come to the right place. The eighth-generation console war is in full swing, and each system has its advantages. For Sony PS4 $399.99 at Dell, it’s the subscription-based PlayStation Plus service that offers a plethora of discounted games. For Microsoft’s Xbox One $348.97 at Amazon, it’s excellent exclusives like D4 and Forza Horizon 2 $61.79 at Amazon, and the use of Kinect to grant you Starship Enterprise-like voice control. Video about Wii U Games For Nintendo’s Wii U $325.99 at Amazon, it’s the low price point, free online multiplayer, backwards compatibility with Wii games and Wii remotes, and a growing library of high-quality exclusives. The Wii U also boasts the best software lineup out of all the latest home consoles. Seriously, it does. Say what you will about Nintendo’s reliance on first-party titles, but few developers craft games that are as fun and well-designed. Many of the company’s big properties and familiar faces are represented in this story, and that’s just fine. Nintendo games are unique experiences, and the company’s latest crop of excellent console titles can only be found on the Wii U. Let’s Discuss How You’ll Play These Games The GamePad is the Wii U’s centerpiece. It’s a cross between a touch-screen tablet and a traditional game controller. You can use its front-facing camera to video chat, draw, and send messages using Nintendo’s Miiverse social-networking...

Uno noteband; one touch speed-reading band

Uno Noteband Launched Uno Noteband Features The first wearable to use Spritz, a new reading compression technology to enable one touch reading. Displaying your messages one word at a time, Uno keeps you connected with ease. Most wearables we’ve seen hit the market so far aim to cut down the number of times you check your phone for notifications. But how much information can you really consume on such a small watchface? Uno believes you can read plenty on a two-inch screen – and fast. Based on Spritz’s no-training-necessary speed-reading technology, the Uno Noteband is an ambitious project that displays notifications one word at a time, to let you get through them quickly and without the need to scroll. With Spritz, users can go as fast as 700 words per minute on the device. Video about Uno Noteband Uno Noteband pairs with your phone and delivers the usual barrage of alerts about your incoming calls, texts, email, social network updates and calendar events. Notably, it also plugs into Xbox Live, PlayStation and Steam to let you know about invitations to matches on your preferred gaming network. It’s also a capable fitness tracker that records your daily steps and activity levels and syncs the data with Apple Health and Google Fit. Sweetening the deal is a battery that can run for over five days on a single charge – a lot more than the upcoming Apple Watch or the already available Moto 360. Read more here.. Source: Abhimanyu Ghoshal Image source: Nick...

Nintendo 3DS XL 2014: Receives long-awaited upgrades

New Nintendo 3DS XL Nintendo Handheld Game Console The Nintendo 3D Screen XL system features a stereoscopic 3D display on the upper screen to give objects within the game world a feeling of space and depth. Discover the Nintendo 3DS XL handheld system, designed for gaming on-the-go. Nintendo delivered two surprises back in August: one, that it planned to release a new iteration of the market leading Nintendo 3DS handheld by the end of the year, and two, that it would release in Australia before Europe and North America. The first is surprising because no one expected it. A 3DS with a more powerful CPU and better 3D support isn’t something the masses have been baying for. The second is surprising because traditionally, Australia is usually among the last major regions to receive hardware releases. Video about New Nintendo 3DS Review Releasing a new 3DS is a typically opaque business decision for Nintendo: the 3DS, 3DS XL and 2DS models all have a substantial user base and all operate the same software. Buy 3DS XL Pink (EU-Ware) at Amazon US for $317.88 The New Nintendo 3DS line up seems to commit the same messaging error as the Wii U: casual customers may be confused by the subtle rebrand, or not realise it’s a new product at all. While previous 3DS iterations have served only to expand Nintendo’s audience, this one threatens to divide and confuse it. Additionally, the New Nintendo 3DS range exhibits no substantial leap over its predecessors – none that can be discerned with the naked eye, at least. Continue reading here. Source: Shaun Prescott Image source: Julee...

Nvidia Shield Tablet; Best Gifts for Holidays

Nvidia Shield Tablet Review Handheld Gaming Console Take your gaming anywhere with NVIDIA SHIELD™, the world’s first gaming portable for open platforms, designed for untethered gameplay. Here’ more about Nvidia Shield tablet, the best gaming tablet in town. The best answer to the question, “why not have both?,” might come from Nvidia in the form of the Shield Tablet. Priced at $300, the company took the best attributes from the original Shield handheld gaming console (now rebranded as the Shield Portable) and the EVGA Tegra Note 7 and created a super gadget capable of delivering blistering performance and long battery life with a gorgeous 8-inch full HD display. More than that, Nvidia has created a true gaming tablet that, combined with the $60 Shield Wireless Controller, can play both Android and PC games as well as livestream the fun to Twitch. Still, when you add the slate, controller and $30 stand cover, you’ll pay close to the price of a PS4 or Xbox One. Is the Shield worth the scratch? Video about Nvidia Shield Tablet Review It was love at first touch. The Shield Tablet’s rear panel is swathed in a black, luxurious soft touch finish that’s as nice to look at as it is to caress. A chrome-ringed 5-megapixel camera is located in the top right corner while the silver-tipped stylus rests in its plastic-lined holder at the top left corner. The glossy black Shield lettering in the center of the panel adds some nice shine and a bit of visual and textural contrast. Turning the tablet around to the front reveals the 8-inch display surrounded by thick...

Sony PlayStation celebrating 20th Anniversary

Sony PlayStation’s 20th Anniversary Sony PlayStation Game Consoles celebrating 20 years in sales Sony PlayStation was originally launched in Japan on December 3, 1994, 20 years ago. Into that space poured the idea of Sony PlayStation, a system born of a failed add-on deal with Nintendo and the first game console to eventually sell over 100 million units worldwide–surpassed only by the Sony PlayStation 2. Today, December 3rd, Sony celebrates 20 years since the PlayStation went on sale in Japan. And there’s much to celebrate; the brand is resurgent, with the PlayStation 4 enjoying a phenomenal first year. But the occasion is a little bittersweet for long-term Sony watchers — it marks two decades since the company last truly changed the world. The original PlayStation launch is an iPhone-level example of how to enter an established market and blindside every existing player. Nintendo, the market leader, was locked in a brutal dogfight with Sega for the hearts and minds of children across the world. Sony originally planned to release a CD-ROM-equipped Super Nintendo called the PlayStation, and showcased such a product at CES 1991; Nintendo, however, called off the partnership a day after Sony’s announcement due to disagreements over revenue sharing. Ken Kutaragi’s renegade division within Sony regrouped and, a few years later, reemerged with a product that subverted Nintendo’s entire business. Video about Sony PlayStation 20 Years of Play After Nintendo ended its Sony partnership and a brief dalliance with Philips fizzled, the company reasserted its focus on cartridge technology for its first true 3D console, the Nintendo 64. Sega, meanwhile, released a 3D-capable, CD-equipped console of its own, the...