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The record breaking Grand Theft Auto V brought players back to the seedy world of Los Santos in September, but if you’re looking to re-experience the game that introduced us to Rockstar’s vision of California, there’s good news: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to mobile devices next month. The PS2 classic will feature remastered graphics, a revamped checkpoint system, as well as new touch screen controls, following in the footsteps of both GTA III and Vice City. Rockstar calls it “the best-looking version of San Andreas yet.” No specific date was announced, but the game will be launching on several platforms in December, including Android, Windows Phone, and iOS, where it will feature support for iOS 7 game controllers.
Following the path of Apple, Samsung and its old friend Microsoft, Intel will reach out directly to customers by opening up its own retail stores. Laptop Magazine attended an event this evening where Intel exec John Wallace explained a bit about the Intel Experience Store plan, and mentioned the …
Waiting another month for that new inspirational Gloria Gaynor book? You’ll survive, most likely — but just in case, Amazon’s debuting a new program called Kindle First. Customers can get early access to new titles for $ 1.99 – or for free, if they’re a member of the exclusive club that is Amazon …
In the UK, Sky has three big assets: sports, movies and a raft of premium dramas imported over from the US. If you’re a Now TV user, however, then you could only get your grubby mitts on the first two of that trio. That’s all about to change, as Sky is now offering a broadcast TV package that’ll …
Nikon’s been peddling a variety of wireless adapters throughout the last few DSLR refresh cycles. Little dongles like the $ 50 WU-1a enable WiFi connectivity for photographers who really need it, but it’s hardly an elegant solution. Now, we finally have a Nikon digital DLR with 802.11 built in. It’s …
Lenovo is the latest PC maker to take advantage of Windows 8.1′s improved support for smaller displays. After teasing an 8-inch Windows tablet at Computex earlier this year, Lenovo is launching its Miix 2 Windows 8.1 device later this month. It’s one of the latest tablets to use Intel’s quad-core Bay Trail processor, and the Miix 2 will also include an 8-inch 16:10 display running at 1280 x 800 resolution with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.
While we’ve seen some attempts at 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablets, Lenovo’s effort includes an optional stylus and a detachable cover that makes it look a lot like Apple’s iPad mini at first glance. There’s also a 5-megapixel camera at the rear and a 2-megapixel one at the front, and both can take…
And the seemingly age-old war between LG and Samsung continues. This time the battle is centered around curved displays on smartphones — Samsung has already shown its hand with the curious Galaxy Round, and now some newly-disseminated images seem to indicate that LG is going to return fire in short order. Earlier this evening a handful of press renders obtained by Engadget (and later by The Next Web) showed off what appeared to be LG’s forthcoming G Flex smartphone… and the pronounced dip that marks its slim midsection.
This is no mere blatant knockoff of the Galaxy Round though. In a bid to outdo its rival, LG has apparently decided to pull out all the stops and develop a device that curves the opposite way — that is, the curve runs across the device’s waist. Engadget also reports that the G Flex will sport a hefty 6 inch display (a hair larger than the Galaxy Round’s screen), but other than that the G Flex seems to stick to the same sort of spartan design language that so prominently marks so many other recent LG devices. That curve looks rather familiar though — it’s almost a bit Galaxy Nexus-y, a bit of ironic design minutia that probably didn’t escape LG’s design team.
At this point there’s no firm word on what other components are nestled inside that slim frame, or what sort of software LG has cooked up to try and take advantage of that curvy screen. No, for now we’ll have just to debate the merits of the whole curved display craze as a whole, and I’m not convinced just yet. As visually alluring as these things can be, I can’t shake the feeling that this first batch of curvaceous smartphones is nothing more than a pissing match between two companies that have been jostling to out-innovate each other for decades.
That said I have to wonder if Samsung’s approach to design isn’t the smarter one here. Say what you will about the Galaxy Round (I still think it’s pure gimmickry masquerading as a game-changer), but it’s going to slide in and out of a pocket with ease. The G Flex is ostensibly meant to better fit the contours of a user’s face much like the Galaxy Nexus did, but that big ol’ screen may make that proposition a hairier one than LG had hoped. Either way, we’ll find out the truth soon enough — the G Flex is reportedly set to make its debut some time next month. And then, hopefully sooner rather than later, we’ll discover whether or not this whole curve-fuffle will have the sort of impact on the industry that both Samsung and LG clearly hope it will.
LG has admitted that “bendable and unbreakable” smartphone displays are already in production, and we’ve heard plenty of rumors about a device known as the G Flex which features the new tech. Engadget has come across a trio of renders of the upcoming device, and we have learned from our sources that …
What does the Microsoft of the future really look like?
It’s been four weeks since the company announced its $ 7.2 billion plan to acquire Nokia’s phone business, cementing CEO Steve Ballmer’s plan to transform Microsoft from a software provider into a devices and services company, and the answer is getting fuzzier by the day.
The main issue is that Ballmer himself is leaving Microsoft in the next 12 months — he offered a tearful goodbye to employees at last week’s annual companywide meeting — and finding a new CEO to execute such a dramatic shift in the company’s strategy while maintaining its existing 16 billion-dollar businesses will be no easy task.
There are still a lot of tough decisions to be made
That task has been…
Fujifilm is swelling its retro-tastic line of X-Series cameras with the X-A1, an entry level model for wannabe photojournalists worldwide. The shooter comes with a 16.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS, although be warned that this isn’t the X-Trans sensor that made the X-Pro 1 and X-M1 so alluring — that’s been reserved for the high-end. Instead, you’ll get wireless image transfer, a 3-inch 920k-dot tilting LCD and five film simulation modes. Video-wise, the unit will shoot 1080p clips at 30fps, capturing sound with its built-in stereo microphone. The retail package will come with a f/3.5-5.6 24-76mm equivalent kit lens with optical image stabilization, and will set you back $ 600 when it lands later this month.
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