Presumably, the handset will be known as the G3 and will make its debut in the second half of the year. Hardware specifications are a bit muddy at this point, but the rumor is already churning. Early chatter suggests a Quad HD (1,440x2,560 pixels) display, a 64-bit processor, and a 16-megapixel rear camera may be in order for the smartphone.
When I saw "Star Wars" the first time, on opening day in 1977, I had to wait in line for more than an hour to get in. Which meant that by the time I entered the theater -- San Francisco's famous Coronet -- the first thing I saw on screen was the Jawas' Sandcrawler, rolling across the desert sand.
For people who have such memories of that giant transporter, and even those who don't, Lego has something worth getting excited about: a new Lego Sandcrawler set, just the latest in a long and successful partnership between … Read more
Badland is a sidescrolling game in which you control a small forest creature on a quest to discover what's gone wrong in his world. You'll encounter numerous obstacles along the way, and there are many levels to work through on the way to achieving your ultimate goal. And you can even combine forces with up to three other players with the local multiplayer feature.
When you first open Badland, you'll be on the home screen where you can access all of the features of the app. To start playing, select "Single Player" or "Multiplayer,&… Read more
Animal Sounds: Moo Box! is an app for kids that plays recordings of different types of animals while also showing a photo of each animal. This can help kids learn the sounds that different animals make, as well as what the animals look like and where they live.
The first time you open Animal Sounds, small help windows pop up to explain the various components of the interface. While the interface is fairly straightforward, it's also kind of clunky and definitely not easy to use for kids. Ads do pop up fairly frequently while you're in the middle … Read more
Bible Gateway is one of the cleanest, most efficient apps for interacting with the Bible that you can find for your Android. It gives you plenty of ways to read or hear the Bible and lets you enjoy your favorite or most important passages over and over. This is an excellent Bible study app, even if you're just beginning your study.
This app isn't just a pocket Bible, but a complete resource for all of the major translations of the book. It lets you create an account -- or log in through Facebook -- and track your Bible … Read more
Bubble Bobble 2 is exactly like the original game in terms of graphics, music, and fun. It will feel like you are playing it on a Gameboy or portable gaming system when you play it on your tablet or smartphone. Unlike other cartridge gaming emulators, it feels right at home on your mobile gadget, since the premise of the game harkens back to other popular Android games.
This game is a sequel to the classic Nintendo and arcade platformer. In it, you take control of monsters Bub and Bob as you shoot a bubble beam that captures your colorful enemies … Read more
Doraemon - The Revenge of Giga Zombie is a seamless, fun port of the original Japanese RPG. This version is well-translated for English audiences but still has all of the rest of the elements you'd expect if you were lucky enough to play the original. If you weren't and you enjoy turn-based RPGs, give this underrated gem a try.
This is a ROM of the game Doraemon: Giga Zombie no Gyakushu, a Japanese RPG featuring the popular robot cat from manga. Though it was never released in an English market, this game has been translated into English. The … Read more
All Email Providers lets you easily control multiple e-mail accounts from one app without the need for a complicated setup or repeated log-ins. Though it could use more options, especially the option for merging inboxes, it's tough to deny how useful this could be for people who have multiple e-mail accounts they use regularly. If nothing else, it can be a lot easier to set up than the default e-mail app.
This app lets you log into multiple e-mail accounts at once, so you don't have to constantly access them from their Web interface. To get into your … Read more
Consumers looking for a 3G or 4G iPad can save some cash via Best Buy.
Starting Wednesday and running through Saturday, the retailer's latest sale brings down the cost of a cellular iPad to that of a Wi-Fi model. The details of the sale are tricky, but here's how it all plays out.
Buy any cellular model iPad at Best Buy, and you instantly get a $30 discount. Activate the tablet and data plan in the store, and you save an additional $100 off the price at checkout. Further, the usual activation fee of $35 is waived. Activate … Read more
So begins the video presentation for a new Kickstarter campaign that's seeking funding to create a virtual ride to the highest reaches of our atmosphere. The team of researchers developing the idea is working at Surrey Space Center at England's University of Surrey. They propose to send a series of 24 GoPro Hero3 cameras attached to a balloon approximately 12.5 miles into the air. There, the balloon will pop, a parachute will open, and the whole works will drift peacefully back to Earth, filming all the while.
The video footage of the journey will then be stitched into a continuous immersive experience that will be available as software for the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, complete with its own musical soundtrack (which you can customize using your own MP3 player). The software will allow you to speed up, slow down, and reverse time -- all the while looking wherever you want thanks to the magic of the OR headset.… Read more