HTC may unveil its supersized HTC One Max within just a few weeks.
Just this week, photos of the One Max popped up on the Web site of China's TENAA, which is responsible for certifying such devices. Those photos suggest that the phone has received regulatory approval in China, according to Phone Arena.
Xbox One owners will be challenged to shed pounds and build muscles with a new online workout program dubbed Xbox Fitness.
Available exclusively for the Xbox One, Xbox Fitness will work in tandem with the Kinect to check out your vitals and monitor your progress. It can examine your heart rate, measure your muscles, and evaluate your performance. The goal is to get you in shape through a series of interactive workout videos.
The videos feature such fitness gurus as Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, Tony Horton of Beachbody P90X fame, and Insanity's Shaun T.
"What makes Xbox Fitness … Read more
The possibility of consoles topping PCs in graphical fidelity is nil, according to Nvidia.
Speaking to Australia's PC Power Play in an interview posted recently, Tony Tamasi, Nvidia senior vice president of content and technology, said that "it's no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than a PC."
"Nvidia spends $1.5 billion per year on research and development in graphics, every year, and in the course of a console's lifecycle we'll spend over $10 billion into graphics research," Tamasi said. "Sony and … Read more
Now this, this is cool.
What would you say to a kitchen- or den-friendly all-in-one PC with a touch screen, wireless mouse and keyboard, and amazingly low price tag? I'd say, tell me more!
Through 8 a.m. PT tomorrow, and while supplies last, Acer (via eBay) has the refurbished Acer DA220HQL 21.5-inch all-in-one touch-screen PC for $199 shipped. It's regularly $249.99 (refurbished), and it sells new for $479.99 (!).
Ah, but is this really a PC? A little bit yes, a little bit no. The DA220HQL runs Android 4.0, not Windows, so in some … Read more
HTC reportedly doesn't have enough One Mini smartphones to go around, a predicament that could take a bite out of the company's results this quarter.
The HTC One Mini is facing supply problems due to a casing shortage, the result of difficulties in its design, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. Demand for the phone is not being met, according to another source. Analysts project that HTC is shipping around 200,000 units each month.
As a result, the company could be in store for its first-ever loss this quarter on top of already weakened sales, … Read more
Microsoft has a warning to gamers: don't turn the Xbox One on its side.
Speaking to CNET sister site GameSpot in an interview published Thursday, Microsoft's senior director of product management and planning at Xbox, Albert Panello, said that the $449 Xbox One should not be placed vertically because it has a slot-loading drive.
"We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk," he said. "It wouldn't be a cooling problem, we just didn't design the drive for vertical. Because it's a slot loading drive, we just didn't … Read more
But until then, let's take a little break from Apple, and round up a few other rumors that've been making the rounds the last couple weeks: Samsung might release a Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch … Read more
Xbox One owners are scheduled to get more TV shows airing on the upcoming game console.
In May, Microsoft revealed an agreement with Steven Spielberg to create a TV show based on the popular Halo game series. But that seems to be just the start.
"We are very close" to announcing similar projects before year-end, Microsoft Studios Vice President Phil Spencer said in an interview in Tokyo on Wednesday, according to Reuters. Microsoft has promised TV content exclusive to the Xbox One unrelated to games, but Spencer believes "there will be a certain level of interactivity to … Read more
As they say, everything old is new again. That would be an especially delicious irony if future humans once again become cavemen -- on Mars.
A vision for troglodyte existence put forth by Germany's ZA Architects calls for astronauts to live in caverns under the surface of Mars that would be dug out by solar-powered robots.
This bold concept imagines living underground in tunnels chiseled from basalt that naturally forms in hexagonal shapes. Just imagine the house parties. … Read more