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You Might be Able to Charge Your Phone with Han Solo

Posted November 12, 2013 by Rodney Brown

A maker of artistic, collectable USB sticks is on Kickstarter with an attempt to fund the development of a series of smartphone portable spare battery-based chargers shaped like cute little monster and creatures. Interesting, but why report on it here? Because the company, Mimoco, is known for having one of the widest portfolio of licensed […]

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Nvidia Adds Touch Emulator to Shield

Posted October 28, 2013 by Rodney Brown

Nvidia Corp. upgraded its Shield portable gaming device to Android 4.3 today, according to many online reports. Meanwhile, my Droid Charge is stuck at Android 2.3. Sigh. The biggest benefit from the upgrade, according to The Verge, is the fact that Shield users now get a feature called “Gamepad Mapper” which allows the console controller-like […]

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4K TVs Bring IMAX Quality Into Your Living Room

Posted July 1, 2013 by Jack Vaughan

If a midnight IMAX premiere is standard fare for you – at least for your favorite movie franchises – how would you like to replicate that viewing quality at home? It’s not a trick question and it isn’t a concept on display at Tomorrowland. The latest in televisions is 4K (or ultra-high definition) technology, and it’s already […]

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E3 2013 Wrap-Up: Nintendo

Posted June 23, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

On June 11th, Nintendo held the Nintendo Direct to showcase what they had in store for us all at E3 2013 and the future of the Nintendo franchise. Though it was short, it was a strong showing. Since they were ahead of the pack and already had released their next generation console, they were able […]

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E3 2013 Wrap-Up: SONY

Posted June 23, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

On June 11th, SONY took the stage to finally unveil the PS4 console, and the future of the PlayStation franchise to the world. After a very impressive conference back in February, they had to only do a bit more to wow the masses. Mainly show off some great games, settle the release date, price of […]

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E3 2013 Wrap-Up: Microsoft

Posted June 23, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

On Monday, June 10th, 2013, Microsoft took center stage to showcase to the world the future of the Xbox franchise, and the future of gaming. Given the chance to present their console and new games before the rest of the competition, they had an advantage. They had the chance to showcase the console to the […]

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Electronic Entertainment Expo 2013 Review

Posted June 20, 2013 by JIbrii Ransom

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, that time of year when all video game developers descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center for a few days to share the latest and the future of what we all know and love: video games. And this year was destined to be the biggest one yet; not only would we […]

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OMNI by Virtuix – The future of VR

Posted June 4, 2013 by Ashphord Jacoway

The Future is NOW! Seriously. You can’t sit there reading this, and pretend we don’t have magical boxes that hold all the information our planet has to offer at the click of a mouse or touch of a finger. Humanity is pretty amazing. As gamers, we have all had those moments when we wish for […]

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Product Review: TYLT Speaker

Posted May 29, 2013 by Ashphord Jacoway

So, I was sitting here writing emails and taking care of laundry, and my friend who stayed over last night asked me if I had some music speakers. I got the TYLT speaker a few days ago, so I thought “well today is as good a time as any, I just didn’t have the time […]

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CES LIVE

Posted January 7, 2013 by Ashphord Jacoway

Wanna Go to CES? Come Follow us on TWITTER for 3 days of Live Coverage with our Video Journalist Ashphord ‘ashi_chan’ Jacoway. Starting January 8th to 11th, Follow Ashphord as she explores CES instantly on Twitter @NerdCaliber Throughout the day she will be capturing LIVE Footage of the event, which you can watch at: www.ustream.tv/channel/ashi-chan […]

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Is Second Screen Gaming The Future of Gaming?

Posted November 23, 2012 by Ashphord Jacoway

The emergence and propagation of mobile devices has completely reshaped our perception and approach towards life. Mobile devices have also put significant pressure on a number of other technologies, one of which is the gaming console, particularly the portable versions. Despite their continued growth in sales, portable gaming consoles have been losing their market share […]

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Why The PS4 Won’t Have A Disc Drive: What The Rise Of The Tablet PC Has Taught Us About Legacy Technology

Posted November 19, 2012 by Jack Vaughan

App stores are everywhere, and each and every manufacturer is competing to grab a slice of the pie. What does this mean for the PS4? Will it have a disc drive? This article thinks not. Here’s why. Apple has recently made a big scene of declaring disc drives – once the staple for portable media […]

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Laptops: The Last Refuge of Gaming Innovation

Posted November 18, 2012 by Jack Vaughan

Browse the shelves of your local game store (if you’ve still got one) or look at a list of this year’s bestsellers and one thing becomes clear: gaming has become safe. Incredibly, depressingly safe. The reason? Enormous development costs ensure the only games with a chance of earning their money back are massive titles that […]

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What Is The Best Computer Screen Format?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Jack Vaughan

All In One Computers are an exciting prospect. It is hard to ask for more from a machine that, as well as catering for all your work needs, allows you to enjoy HD movies, games, photo albums, and other creative projects – and can be easily mounted on your wall like a flat-screen TV. Handling […]

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Emerging Tech Trends in the Next 5 Years

Posted September 24, 2012 by Jack Vaughan

As the 21st century advances, technology is accelerating rapidly. The gadgets we now hold in our hands were once mere props in science fiction movies most would never have been thought possible.  Yet here we are talking to people located thousands of miles away, face to face, on a gadget no bigger than our palms, […]

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The New iPhone 5: A Taller Change Than Expected

Posted September 19, 2012 by E. Ortiz

The Satire Channel has put out a great parody video about the new iPhone 5. Or are they predicting…. THE FUTURE (insert fading echoes)? Also keep your eyes peeled for Bobak Ferdowsia, NASA’s “Mohawk Guy!”

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Network Attached Storage: Getting Started (Part 2)

Posted September 12, 2012 by Jack Vaughan

In the previous article, we looked at how NAS4Free could be used to stream media throughout your house. However, let’s take a second to check ourselves and consider some alternative options. NAS solutions are coming down in price. Network attached storage is offered fully-configured by several big-name technology suppliers, and that doesn’t require any additional […]

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Taking THE LEAP with Gesture Control

Posted September 9, 2012 by Jack Vaughan

Over the past few years, researchers have been looking for ways to introduce an innovative and reliable input control for electronic devices.  Aside from Apple’s touchscreen interface, the innovative controls that have come out in the market are motion controls for the Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Kinect.  Though these motion controls were initially intended […]

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Streaming Your Media All Over Your House: How NAS4Free Is Making The Future Now

Posted August 29, 2012 by Jack Vaughan

Network Attached Storage: The Basics If you haven’t heard of ‘Network Attached Storage’, let me enlighten you. You know how when you want that piece of music – you know, the one that’s not on your phone – or if you want to watch that movie (the one you forgot to pop on your tablet, […]

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