posted on 21 Jan 2013, 11:28 14 1. abdane (Posts: 497; Member since: 07 Oct 2011) RIM may come third place, however, i dont think they can be 1st ... android will always be 1st... dunno about second vs iOS but they might... posted on 21 Jan 2013, 12:32 0 9. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012) 8 like stock Android (with maybe a little Samsung or HTC touch up) better posted on 21 Jan 2013, 14:11 1 14. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012) I'd like to see android, WP, then BB, and ios implodes posted on 21 Jan 2013, 14:16 1 16. darkkjedii (Posts: 27065; Member since: 05 Feb 2011) Always trying to start a flame war. Wowwww posted on 21 Jan 2013, 22:57 0 21. jsdechavez (Posts: 775; Member since: 20 Jul 2012) 5th slide looks so iOS to me. posted on 21 Jan 2013, 11:43 5 2. wildcard (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Jan 2013) like the BBZ10 go blackberry show them what u got !!! posted on 21 Jan 2013, 11:52 5 3. … [Read more...] about Comments for : RIM to introduce both BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry X10 next week; contract price will be below $199
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Now Playing: Watch this: Travelling to Luke Skywalker's real-life island hideout 2:38 There is perhaps no more evocative place on Earth to stage a cliff-hanger than on a rock that juts like an angry iceberg out of the wild Atlantic Ocean. This is exactly where we left Luke Skywalker and Rey at the end of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." And it's where we greet them again in the "The Last Jedi," which opened Friday.You won't find any spoilers here, but around a third of the movie is set on the tiny, uninhabited island of Skellig Michael, which stands in for the original Jedi temple on the planet of Ahch-To. Outside of the Star Wars universe, Skellig can be found just off the coast of Ireland, right at Europe's westernmost tip. Appropriately, it was once home to an actual monastery. When I first saw "The Force Awakens," I shot up in my seat during the final scene, my heart in my mouth. That wasn't just because Rey had actually made it (and... wait, was that really Mark Hamill?) but … [Read more...] about My journey to the real ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ temple
The BBC reported over the weekend that UK Home Secretary Theresa May has asked representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Research in Motion (RIM) to meet with her on Thursday to discuss the English riots that took place two weeks ago. So far, Facebook and BlackBerry-maker RIM have agreed to attend according to a ZDNet article this morning. Twitter has not said whether it will attend or not. The purpose of the meeting is said to concern what to do—if anything—about the use (some say abuse) of social media during times of violent trouble, as well as unfettered access to it afterwards. During the riots, for example, some of those taking part were said to have used BlackBerry's Messenger Service to organize and coordinate their activities, including attacks on police, because the messages sent through the service are untraceable. Twitter and Facebook were said to be used in a similar fashion. Some one-third of British teenagers are said to own a BlackBerry. … [Read more...] about Should Access to Social Media Ever Be Limited?
In a dilapidated hotel room in what used to be known as the city of Pittsburgh, a man is on his knees begging for his life.The events that led him to this point still resonate through the ruined hotel, a building now littered with the bodies of his fellow hunter scavengers. It all went wrong as soon as they spotted the grizzled middle-aged man escorting a spry 14-year old girl that, unlike the rest of them, seemed to belong in this shattered new world. It’s all she knows.He would have sworn he heard the sound of a hammer falling on an empty pistol chamber. Otherwise, he and his fellow marauders would have adopted a different tactic. It would still have been risky to attack a man with a loaded weapon of course, but the lure of scavenging the real, working ammo was just too great. Even when a Molotov Cocktail forced him to abandon the frontal assault and try to silently flank the grizzled man, the odds were good. Then the gun sounded its empty cry and the attraction of ammo turned … [Read more...] about The Last of Us: AI so good you’ll weep when you kill it
When Rdio launched its new streaming service for iOS and Android last week, we decided to go straight at it, Molly McHugh-style. For those who don’t hang on our crack editor of all things social media’s every article, that means we decided to put Rdio’s recommendation algorithm through its paces in the same way McHugh recently did with Spotify, Pandora, and Google Music. After all, the functionality and track libraries of any streaming radio app, be it one of those three services or Slacker, Last.fm, or any of the other gazillion versions currently available, are basically the same. The only salient questions are: How much does it cost, and how well can it identify music we want to hear?Most of the selections were in line with what type of sound we were looking for…The answer to the first question is simple. At free for an ad-free streaming radio service, you can’t beat Rdio on price (for the full-playlist monty, you still need to shell out $4.99 for the … [Read more...] about Hands On: Rdio’s free app offers more control than Pandora or Spotify and is ad-free to boot
Brad Baker’s workshop looks less like the cluttered den of a crazed mechanical genius and more like an operating room. Recessed lighting beams down on a surgically clean desk in the middle. Screwdrivers and wrenches lie spaced out evenly like scalpels and forceps, at the ready. Thin sheets of foam protect colorful powdercoated chunks of aluminum resting on the concrete floor.But he’s not amputating limbs or swapping organs. This little workshop in a Portland, Oregon suburb is the headquarters for Works Electric, where Brad builds the only electric scooter you wouldn’t be ashamed to ride.In a weathered pair of hiking boots, ripped jeans and a pitted-out T-shirt with tattoos peeking out beneath, he looks more like a Pacific Northwestified Tim Allen than Elon Musk. But when it comes to his passion for the vehicles he builds, he’s no less ambitious in his vision.Go ahead, try cruising through a quarry on your Vespa.“This bike is designed to be the best,” … [Read more...] about There is such a thing as a badass scooter, and Works Electric calls it the Rover
Rebellion Developments pulled off something special in Sniper Elite 3. Once a game that hinged on a presentation gimmick — its gory X-ray killcam — the studio reinvented the series in its latest effort by offering up more of a sandbox experience. Instead of blasting the heads off of Axis forces as you move from point A to point B, you’re presented with a large, freely navigable space and an open-ended set of objectives. Relying on a mix of cunning, observation, and reflexes, you fight to bring the German war machine to its knees.That’s all great news, but it might be a little intimidating for any fans of the series expecting more of the same from the past games. Well we’ve got you covered. This collection of tips is meant to help keep you alive just a little bit longer.Keep your eye on the prizeIt’s easy enough to line an Axis soldier’s head up in your rifle scope, but before you can do that you need to know where that head actually is. … [Read more...] about Surviving Sniper Elite 3: Some tips to help you win World War II
Using video games to propose marriage is nothing new—in fact it is the natural extension of geekdom. They are still somewhat rare, but when done correctly they can quickly take on meme status and hurtle around the intertubes like a straw in a tornado. But a new high-water mark may have just been set, thanks to Gary Hudston, who used the critically acclaimed game (especially acclaimed by us) Portal 2 in order to propose to his girlfriend, Stephanie “Stephy” Harbeson. And he did so with the help of the game’s developers, Valve.To celebrate Stephy’s 21st birthday, Hudston decided to pop the question. But the couple, who had been together for five years, had long since agreed that any marriage proposals needed to have a little something extra. Taking a bended knee on the beach simply wasn’t going to cut it, so Gary decided that he would commission a special user-designed mod level for Portal 2.According to Yahoo Tech, Hudston repeatedly … [Read more...] about GLaDOS and Valve help a man propose to girlfriend via Portal 2
Apple’s iPad is popping up everywhere. It’s used by television hosts, in shops, and even on the flight deck of commercial aircraft. Everywhere. But did you ever think you’d see tablets at a classical music concert? At Cadogan Hall in London on April 25, composer Stephen Goss world premiered of his latest piano concerto with a special twist. For the first time, concert attendees were encouraged to bring a tablet to the show and watch special videos made to accompany the new orchestration. Unfortunately, aside from us, almost nobody did. As it turns out, the classical crowd isn’t ready for modern tech. That’s not to say the evening wasn’t enjoyable, or that the interactive element was totally ignored, it’s just it gained attention in a different way than we expected.Classical concerts can be a daunting experience, particularly for newcomers. Stephen Goss’s goal was to use video to both gain an audience, and bring in younger … [Read more...] about Are you ready to bring your iPad to a classical music concert?
Infinity Ward might have perfected Call of Duty’s progression-driven hook in the first Modern Warfare game, but the series earned a reputation for smooth, blazingly fast competitive multiplayer even before then with the earlier World War II-set games. Call of Duty: Ghosts seems to carry the speedy dynamic forward with tweaks to the core experience that focus on upping the fun factor without sacrificing any of the accessibility. The community… well, that’s another story.Our first hands-on with the multiplayer immediately felt familiar. This is a refined experience, but not a fundamentally different one. There are new modes, updates to the class creation, and some small user interface tweaks, but the moment-to-moment feel is still built around keeping your attention locked firmly in the moment.Story/ConceptYour new objectives. We learned from the initial reveal that Ghosts brings in a number of new multiplayer modes, and two of them were on … [Read more...] about Hands on: ‘CoD: Ghosts’ multiplayer feels polished, but frantically familiar