posted on 31 May 2011, 22:55 5 3. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009) So...the next iPhone will be on par with the Droid X2. Cool! posted on 31 May 2011, 23:19 6 5. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010) as much as i hate to say it, the iPhone 5/4S will probably beat out the Droid X2 spec wise. Apple has always been ahead of the game with their cameras and if the new iPhone's camera matches the megapixel count as the Droid X2 then it's pretty much the same as beating it and it'll be a world phone where the Droid X2 is not and the Retina Display is still a little crisper looking than qHD and build quality, to this day nothing has beat the iPhone 4's build quality, it feels so..divine like. now the Droid Bionic or even the Droid 3 on the other hand might be a different story. posted on 31 May 2011, 23:43 5 8. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009) Sorry, but did you just dis the X's build quality? 9. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: … [Read more...] about Comments for : New Apple iPhone with 8MP camera could be launched in August
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Best free PC games to play today When you boot up Steam as often as we do, you start to notice a trend. Contrary to popular belief, PC games are expensive. And not only are they expensive, a lot of these titles don’t last long enough to justify a price tag five times that of a movie ticket. When your budget confines you to one or two games a year, the Call of Duty’s and Assassin’s Creed’s of the world become less enticing, and you start thinking about free games and how to obtain them.Though in the past, you may have been convinced that downloading legally questionable files from dubious sources was the only way to score games for free, we’re here to tell you that you can play the 45 best free games without upsetting your ISP. What’s more, many can be played online with friends, so if you have a group of people who also don’t want to spend a fortune on gaming, you can start organizing clans on Discord or TeamSpeak right now. From … [Read more...] about Best free games 2018: the top free games to download on PC
It’s a movie classic-but not one you’ll find on late-night television. The short film opens with a scene from “9 to 5.” Jane Fonda’s character arrives for her first day of work. Cold-hearted boss Lily Tomlin guides her to the Xerox room, fires off the incomprehensible instructions for operating a monstrous copier, then leaves an overwhelmed Jane to her own devices. The scene shifts to real life: a time-lapse videotape of two men in jeans trying to make double-sided copies with a state-of-the-art Xerox copier. In growing frustration, the pair huddle repeatedly to scrutinize the instructions while a mountain of single-sided copies rises nearby. After an hour, they’re defeated. One of the pair sighs: “We’re S-O-L.” When this video made its debut before an audience of top Xerox managers, one executive scoffed at the technologically incompetent subjects. “You must have got these guys off the loading dock,” he said. That was … [Read more...] about Field Work in the Tribal Office
Not far from the modest office where, 30-odd years ago, Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse, multiple-window screens and other mainstays of personal computing, an SRI International computer scientist approaches a mock-up of a white convertible-representing the car of the future. He plugs a notepad-sized computer into the dash, and at once the vehicle’s 1,400-odd computerized systems become accessible through a simple user interface. Using voice commands, he demonstrates how he can request a CD track, link wirelessly to his office to check voice mail or have his e-mail read aloud by a speech synthesizer. One message is from his refrigerator asking whether he’d like to pick up orange juice on his way home. “Show me the grocery stores,” he orders the car. The vehicle quickly accesses the Internet and relays directions to the nearest supermarkets. Shopping done, our motorist arrives at his apartment, where the Collaborative Home e-Fridge (CHeF) is waiting for the … [Read more...] about Computing Goes Everywhere
Although a dedicated graphics card is considered by many to be a must-have for PC gaming, it is not as important as it once was. Sure, you need it to play The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt at ultra graphics settings, but if you don’t mind losing a little bit of a visual quality and delving into the many great indie games out there, there are tons of great games you can play using your onboard graphics.This guide is for those who find themselves without a dedicated graphics card. This is our list of the best games you can play on Intel integrated graphics.It’s important to note before we start though, that some of these games are not designed to be run using onboard graphics. They can all be played at decent frame rates, but you will have to sacrifice visual quality to do so. You may also need to make manual adjustments to graphics settings before you can start to play properly. For tips on that, Intel has its own guide. Overwatch As pretty as it is, Overwatch’s … [Read more...] about These are the best games you can play on Intel integrated graphics
Android 4.1, Jelly Bean isn’t a complete overhaul of the platform, but it is an important update. It’s polished, it’s slick, and it’s all about the user experience. But has Android finally matured? Let’s take a closer look at what Jelly Bean brings to the party.It wasn’t long ago that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was released, but a lot has happened since it burst onto the scene with the Galaxy Nexus last November. If you’ve forgotten what was so desirable about ICS then here’s a reminder in the shape of five reasons you need Android 4.0. The Android 4.1 Jelly Bean announcement came hot on the heels of Microsoft and Apple announcements amidst a flurry of new hardware from Google.While Android 4.1 is, as the name would suggest, mostly a refinement rather than a major jump forward for the platform you might not be expecting much. Here’s what’s new, at a glance.Google NowThis ambitious feature is aiming to be the virtual … [Read more...] about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean overview: Everything you need to know
If you have ever cared about how powerful your PC really is, then you’ve almost certainly used a piece of Futuremark software. But you probably don’t know the story of where that company came from.PCMark, Sysmark, VRMark and most famously, 3DMark, are just a taste of some of the benchmarks that have come out of a company that has been on the cutting edge of the underlying technology behind the latest games, for the best part of 20 years. Today, just as when gamers were asking each other “can it run Crysis?” overclockers and enthusiasts continue to push systems to their limit in the hope of earning the bragging rights of the highest 3Dmark scores in the world.But what makes a benchmark? And what are Futuremark’s plans for the future?Fortunately, there is one man we can turn to for answers to these questions — Futuremark’s commercial director Jani Joki, who has been with the company from its very earliest days. Early daysFuturemark is an … [Read more...] about The history and future of 3DMark, the world’s most popular gaming benchmark
It’s tough at the top of the Android tree. How do you decide what to pick? There’s a new flagship launched every couple of months and they just keep getting better.Samsung’s Galaxy S series is dominant, and the S5 is a seriously tempting smartphone, but Sony has been working hard to regain some limelight and the Z2 is no slouch. Let’s compare the two in all the categories that matter and see which one claims the win. Related: Sony Xperia Z2 review and Samsung Galaxy S5 reviewPrice and availabilityThis is a real Achilles’ heel for Sony right now because the Xperia Z2 only just came out in the U.S. and it costs $700 unlocked direct from Sony’s online store. Currently, you can’t get a subsidized deal on any carrier. The version Sony is currently selling will work with AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks, but not Verizon or Sprint’s.You’ll pay around $600 if you want an unlocked Galaxy S5, but you’ll also find it at all the … [Read more...] about Sony’s Xperia Z2 vs Samsung’s Galaxy S5: An in-depth comparison
Microsoft is holding its Build event this week, marking the beginning of its major push to launch Windows 10. Build is in San Francisco this year, which effectively puts it right in the back yard of both Apple and Google -- a nice "in your face" move. I was the featured launch analyst for Windows 95 two decades ago and there, even though the post launch was hardly flawless, Microsoft ripped Apple a new rear orifice, wounding the company so badly that one of the founders eventually had to return to save it.Apple is far stronger this time but that founder is gone, and after a decade of "meh," Microsoft looks more like its old 1995 self than it has in years. Also, and somewhat ironically, Google is under antitrust death watch, and it has implemented its strongest "put Apple out of the phone business" strategy yet. If nothing else, this will make the next few months look a bit like Game of Thrones in the tech space.I'll share some observations about that and close with the new Dell XPS 13 … [Read more...] about OPINION Can Microsoft Take Back Momentum From Google and Apple?
Perhaps Facebook hasn't quite mastered the art of expectationmanagement the way a company like Apple has. There's a fine balancethat has to be struck between ensuring ample coverage bypre-announcing a big, staged event and overplaying your hand by makinga fuss when what you have is probably more suited to something morecasual. Maybe a press release, a surprise launch, and then time forcake.The new features include ways to manage groups of friends. Obviouslysome of your Facebook friends are closer to you than others, andperhaps you want to cordon off your innermost clique when it comes tocertain information you share. Now you can select who gets past thevelvet rope and who doesn't. And you can create multiple groups -- onefor family, one for work friends, one for friends you don't want thefirst two groups to know you hang out with, so on. The groups areclosed by default, so uninvited members will have to request to joinyour group and then mournfully wait outside while you decide … [Read more...] about PODCAST Facebook Groups: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?