Facebook Getting Another Update? December 30, 2009Posted by Zev Rosenbaum in : Computers, Rumors , 1 comment so far
Yes its that time of the year again. Its time for a new facebook layout. Will it be a welcomed update or will stir up a storm of complaints like the last update? Read on for more. (more…)
Half Life 2 Shown Playing on Project Natal December 30, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Video Games , add a comment
It’s almost 2010, and for the video game world, that means that Microsoft and Sony are preparing to release their motion controllers for the Xbox 360 and PS3, respectively. Now while we know the PS3′s looks and acts like a more accurate Wiimote that works better with hard core games, Microsoft’s Project Natal has remained far more ambiguous, especially as to how it will handle particularly intense games like Halo or Call of Duty.
A leaked video has popped up on the internet over the past 24 hours showing off EA’s Half Life 2 running on Project Natal. Anyone who’s played Half Life 2 knows that it definitely goes up there in that “intense games” category, so this is a pretty big step showing that Natal will be able to play these more intense games without the need for a traditional 360 controller. How well does it play? We can’t really judge conclusively based on the brief 1 minute video, but from my take the graphics look traditional Xbox 360 awesome (the video is on a decent-looking camera and the game is said to only be in the early stages of development), and after getting used to them, the movement and controls should take you into games on a whole new level– particularly as this all gets refined and finished up before release.
Who else out there hoping Madden 11 and Halo 4 are Natal capable?
Video of Half Life 2 on Natal after the break.
What Gifts You Get This Holiday Season? December 28, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Holidays , add a comment
So with all the holiday unfortunately behind us now, we wanna know– you get any new gadget gifts this holiday season? Get any new games, iPod, or cell phone like a Droid or BlackBerry, or maybe a pancake maker? You like what you got or are you wishing you got cash or something else instead? Are you as happy (crazy?) about your gifts as the kid in the video above? Let us know in the comments.
(Oh, and just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean the gift giving ends– we’re giving away a 3 year premium subscription to LoJack, all the details here).
BlackBerry Tour2 Spotted– New Trackpad and All December 24, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Cell Phones, Rumors , 1 comment so far
The BlackBerry Tour2, on left, next to the original BlackBerry Tour
Sprint and Verizon BlackBerry lovers listen up (and those who got the first BlackBerry Tour, you may wanna look away from this), as we got some news for you on a new version of the popular BlackBerry Tour. The Boy Genius Report has posted a brief first look and some pix of an all new BlackBerry Tour2 9560 (not sure if that a final name for the device), that looks to take everything that’s great about the first Tour, and well you know, make it even better.
So what’s better in this new Tour? A few things according to BGR a faster processor t0 make everything faster (always good), WiFi (this is great considering it was one of the biggest downsides of the first Tour), and of course that all new trackpad found on all the latest and greatest BlackBerrys. The keyboard is of course nothing short of the great keyboards BlackBerry is known, and the size is said to be about equal to that of the first Tour (meaning it should be more than comfortable to carry around in your pocket).
This is a solid update to the Tour line, and we’ll of course keep you updated as more info comes out on this new BlackBerry– but what you think possible Tour owners, you willing to hold off on that new holiday Tour for a Tour2 and willing to hold off for this to come to your carrier (said to be coming to Sprint and Verizon probably sometime next year)?
Pix and info from Boy Genius Report
Holiday season’s here, and we’re here to help you celebrate! A few weeks ago, we wrote a review on Absolute Software’s premiere laptop protection software, LoJack. We are pleased to be able, thanks to Absolute, to have 3 copies of the Premium Edition Software, with a 3 year subscription, to give away here on the site. Interested? Entering is easy:
Just post a comment below, saying why you’d like to win!
Them’s be the official rules:
- Leave a comment– and you are entered to win. When leaving a comment make sure to include your email (don’t worry, no other commenters will see it) so we can contact you if you’re indeed one of the lucky winners! The winners should expect an email from us within 3 days following the contest’s closing, so check your email! If you don’t get back to us within another 3 days following the email, we will pick a new winner.
- You can only enter once– We know all, and see all – and you will be disqualified.
- Giveaway is open to anyone in the 50 States– Sorry international readers.
- Three Winners will be chosen randomly– The winners will each get one (1) copy of LoJack Premium Edition (3 Year Subscription)– retail value is $109.99.
- Giveaway ends on News Years Day (January 1st) at 12:00 PM EST– That’s it. Good luck and happy New Years!
Big thanks to Absolute Software for providing the licenses for the giveaway!
TeenTechBlog Holiday Wishlist 2009 Edition December 17, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Misc. , 1 comment so far
Well, it’s that time of year again, time for snow, presents, college bowl games, peace on earth and of course, the TeenTechBlog Holiday wishlist. We thought that, seeing that it is the holiday season, we’d share with you some of the gadgets on our holiday wish list. So what gadgets would we like to get this holiday season? Read on!
Batman AA 2, Medal of Honor, and Force Unleashed 2 in 2010? December 14, 2009Posted by Zev Rosenbaum in : Video Games , add a comment
Last night were the Video Game Awards and among the surprise winners and losers, Modern Warfare 2 did not win Game of they Year. In addition, we were informed that 2010 will be a very fun year for gamers especially if you’re a batman fan like me. Read on for more (more…)
The Google Phone– It’s Real and it’s Coming December 14, 2009Posted by Eli Blumenthal in : Cell Phones, Google, Rumors , add a comment
The internet has been abuzz the last couple of days with something that is sure to be huge– we’re talking Apple Tablet-like huge. What is it? Well, as one Twitter user who claims to have seen it, put it– it’s “like an iPhone on beautifying steroids.” Those are some pretty strong words, so what are we talking about that’s so awesome? The gPhone of course. Yes, the Google Phone– the real Google phone designed/made BY Google, not just a phone running Android.
You ready for some details on something that looks to shake up the cell phone as we know it? Read on.