Sony revealed the Playstation 4 at their event last week with cell phones and games as the centerpiece. Microsoft and Nintendo have been pushing the mobile aspect of gaming lately, Microsoft more than Nintendo. With Nintendo’s WiiU using their tablet controller to play your full games anywhere in the house, and the Xbox’s Microsoft Smartglass enabling you to control the system on your cell phone, the key word here is integration. Sony, of course, didn’t ignore this ongoing trend and are pushing their own version of integration, but does it go far enough and what does it really mean for a consumer?
Windows Surface Pro went on sale last week and no one was sure how the public would react to the new device. The Windows RT didn’t sell wonderfully, but it also wasn’t terrible. Knowing that, some people expected doom and gloom with the Surface Pro’s release. Were people still excited? Maybe they were just waiting for the Pro instead of purchases a truncated version of Windows 8 in tablet form. That seems to be the case, at least with its immediate release. Several businesses has announced that their stock of the 128GB version of the Surface has sold out, leaving the 64GB version still scattered about at some locations.
It’s our second day into 2013 and we’re already really excited for what’s to come this year in tech. Most of these devices won’t be much of a surprise, while others may come out even later than the end of 2013… or not at all. So what should we expect this year in everything electronic?
With the release of the Windows RT, which is the Windows 8 Tablet that is more tablet than PC, folks have been waiting patiently to hear of the price of Windows Surface Pros, the tablets that are more PC than tablet. Well, the cats out of the bag, along with a release date and specific hardware specs, and folks may not be too quick to purchase Microsoft’s newest experiment upon release in January.
It’s that time of year again, Black Friday is just around the corner with Cyber Monday and Small business Tuesday right behind. Although, it seems, more and more online stores ignore Cyber Monday and have an entire week of crazy sales. We don’t have the inside word on what deals to expect, but we do know what new tech gifts you should keep and eye out for and what deals you’ll probably see come Black Friday. So get your wallet out, a hot cup of coffee for those long lines and your most comfortable shoes ready, cause the shopping season is here!
For anyone who watched Star Trek, you have probably though “wow, it would be amazing to have the technology they have.” We may not have Holodecks or transporters… yet, but we do have something they used in almost every single episode. Tablets. Tablets in Star Trek were mono-colored glorified e-readers, at a glance anyway. But now we have tablets the same size as the sci-fi TV show that can do almost anything a full desktop can do. With the release of the iPad several years ago, tablet ownership rose steadily every year. But there was one problem; cost.