Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Apple

NEW YORK (Entertainment Magazine) — Beats Electronics’ colorful, oversized headphones serve as a fashion accessory to cool kids riding the New York City subway, but as tech companies such as Apple, Samsung and others are discovering, wearable gadgets like smartwatches and Google Glass still have a long way to go to become trendy, must-have consumer items.

Apple’s $3 billion purchase of Beats Electronics, by far the company’s largest acquisition, is at least in part recognition that Beats founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine might be able to help Apple incorporate more style and flair into its premium technology gadgets —especially a coming wave of wearable devices.

Technology companies see wearables as an important area of growth beyond smartphones and tablets, and many are slowly realizing that if they expect people to wear gadgets —be they bracelets to monitor fitness activity, smartwatches to substitute smartphones or Internet-connected goggles— those devices must focus as much on form as function.

So far, the most noteworthy wearables have hardly been stylish. The standard Google Glass product looks more like something out of Star Trek than a fashion accessory. Fitness bands meant to be worn 24 hours a day are difficult to match with evening gowns or even a suit and tie.

“I guess they are accessories, but I would not say they are high fashion,” says Alison Minton, a blogger who writes about accessories, jewelry and handbags on “There’s a ways to go before they could be considered high fashion in the way Chanel would be, or Prada.”

To change that, tech companies are beginning to attract top talent from the world of fashion. Apple’s move comes less than a year after the iPhone and iPad inventor hired Angela Ahrendts, a respected executive who helped mold Burberry into the popular luxury brand it is today. In recent weeks, Google lured fashion and marketing executive Ivy Ross, who’s worked for Calvin Klein, the Gap and Coach, to head its Google Glass unit.

“With your help, I look forward to answering the seemingly simple, but truly audacious questions Glass poses: Can technology be something that frees us up and keeps us in the moment, rather than taking us out of it? Can it help us look up and out at the world around us, and the people who share it with us?” wrote Rossin a Google Plus post.

For Ahrendts, Apple is already a luxury brand. Three years before she was hired at Apple last fall, she signaled her admiration for Apple in an interview with the Wall Street Journal.

“I don’t look at Gucci or Chanel or anyone,” Ahrendts told the newspaper in 2010. “If I look to any company as a model, it’s Apple. They’re a brilliant design company working to create a lifestyle, and that’s the way I see us.”

To be sure, Apple has long been a trendsetter when it comes to producing elegant gadgets. Jony Ive, who designed the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Apple’s newest mobile software system iOS7, still serves as the company’s chief style visionary. But Dr. Dre and Iovine have created wildly popular headphones that young hipsters, celebrities and professional athletes adorn themselves with —even when they’re not listening to music. Dre and Iovine’s input will be highly valued as Apple looks to introduce its next breakthrough device.

The cultural coming-together of geeks and fashionistas is happening slowly, says Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion school in New York City. Apple’s hiring of Ahrendts, he adds, “was really the start of it.”

“Overall, the goal is to marry the function with the fashion, creating a wearable technology that is sort of seamless.”

Indeed, the bulky nature of many wearable gadgets is what stops many people from considering them, says Minton. To her, fitness bands are reminiscent of “gigantic, oversized watches they had when I was a kid.” You know, the ones with the calculator built in.

“It doesn’t look like something an adult would really wear. It’s functional, but when you care about fashion it’s not always about function, it’s more about the look,” she says.

Besides the need for sleek, unobtrusive design that can be worn with a T-shirt as well as with a three-piece suit, wearable technology also faces a material challenge.

“Fitness bands are basically rubber. That’s hard to appeal to fashionistas,” Minton says. “That’s not really a sexy kind of material.”

So what’s going to nudge tech companies further into the fashion world? Minton suggests partnering with well-established fashion houses such as Stella McCartney or, yes, Burberry, on limited edition collections.

“You may not need a fitness band, but if it is in Burberry plaid, you would wear it,” she says. Especially if only 1,000 are made.

Microsoft’s Xbox One coming to China in September

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Xbox

Microsoft’s Xbox One is coming to China in September, making it the first major console release in the country since it lifted its long-standing ban on video games. This comes after the company joined forces with China’s BesTV shortly before the country reversed its 13-year old gaming ban. While that law opened the door for international companies to sell consoles in China, it did retain one restriction: games have to be approved by the Ministry of Culture before they can be sold. Now, we just can’t help but wonder which titles made the cut.

Following the success of the history of the Xbox  product release, Xbox One the second half of this year will be made to develop new markets. At present, Xbox One has more than 5000000 units in 13 countries and sales, sales than the same period of 360 Xbox higher than 50%. The continuation of this trend, Xbox One will be a strong wind cyclone in 42 markets worldwide in September of this year.

Kingdom Rush HD – A Game for iPad

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Uncategorized

Kingdom Rush HD is a poplar iPad game. It sells $2.99 on iPad and is cool to play. The world’s most devilishly addictive tower defense game – Kingdom Rush: Frontiers!

There is an official trailer.

Kingdom Rush have the following highlights:

1.Epic defense battles that will hook you for hours!

2.Command your soldiers and see them engage in hand to hand cartoon battles!

3.8 specialized tower upgrades to customize your strategy! Mighty Barbarians, Arcane Wizards, Forest Rangers to name a few.

4. Over 18 tower abilities! Have your Sorcerers summon earth elementals and polymorph your enemies!

5. Over 30 different enemies, from Goblins to Demons each with their own skills! (Beware of the mountain Trolls!)

6.Intense boss fights never seen on a defense game!

7. Hours of gameplay with over 50 achievements

8. Extra game modes that will challenge your tactical skills to the limit.

9.High definition awesome illustrated cartoon art!

10. In-game encyclopedia with information from your towers and enemies.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 have a 6.3-inch screen?

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players

Samsung game pad

With all this information flooding Samsung Galaxy S4 with its announcement yesterday at the Samsung press event unwrapped, it seems that Samsung has also given a potential spoiler of his big combined another note Samsung Galaxy 3.

With the launch S4, a host of other accessories were also announced by the manufacturer, one of which is a game official Bluetooth controller that adapts Pd have a multitude of devices Samsung smartphones, ranging from screen size 4 to 6.3 inches!

Today, we are a long shot that here, but with the Bluetooth accessory defined as a generic for all Samsung Galaxy range, it could mean that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 could be? Super-sized? In the department of the screen, along the entire height of 6.3 m.

A few weeks ago some sources have claimed that the next version of the notes come in 5.9 inches? In the department of the screen, adding an additional 0.4 on the previous model, but with smartphones becoming larger (S4 Galaxy features a huge 5-inch? Screen), it is clear that Note 3 may take a bit silly to keep his reputation as the greatest.

Regarding the actual Bluetooth joystick itself, while looking like a back to top 00 is the bit of kit esq Xbox 360 has two analog sticks, two shoulder buttons and four buttons action and can be added on your smartphone to turn your Galaxy S4 (or grade 3!) in a mini console.

It is all a bit of speculation regarding the note 3, but Samsung wants to keep its Galaxy range of handsets in the extension of the other, we can see that the joystick would be something of a story on entering S4 and note 3.


BBC Media Player app for Android smartphones and tablets

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players

In order to improve audio and video streaming for users of Android tablets and smartphones,the BBC planned to roll out a new app called BBC Media Player.

It is announced that the app will be available as a free download from the Play Store, providing improved playback on as many Android devices as possible for things like iPlayer. It provides a secure way of watching video and listening to audio content and and some new features.

From the media news, BBC iPlayer and BBC Media Player is updated with bug fixed and the full screen mode on JellyBean. They will continue to improve the two versions of apps. The image on top of shows the Player in action, and incorporates a similar interface to this iPlayer system. Subtitles have conjointly been additional for viewers round the world, that we expect may be a nice bit.BBC conjointly touched on its use of Flash Player on some websites, and also the problems it’s encountered since Google declared the update to jelly egg four.1. However, once advisement up the alternatives and nearly switch to HLS (HTTP Live Streaming), it’s set to form a replacement app of its own, that uses Adobe Air.

BBC Media Player was become available from the Play Store on Oct. 2012. It is now available on google play store with the latest updated version.

Xbox SmartGlass app is on iOS and Android

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Games and Players, Gaming/Games consoles, Uncategorized

As has become a trend, the iOS app appears to have been polished more than the Android version. It does not offer support for Android tablets at the moment, although users have found a way around this by sideloading the APK file on the tablet using a PC or Mac. However, the app is a small problem and it is far from his best at the moment.Xbox SmartGlass works on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch if it is loaded with iOS 5 or later, however, support for the iPhone 5 is not complete – the black bars are there on the screen . It is available now as a free download on the App Store.Tags: App, Forza Horizon, iOS, ipad, iPhone, microsoft, Second Screen, Smartglass, xbox. After the launch on Android last week, Microsoft SmartGlass app for Apple devices is finally here. The iOS version of the application is now available as a free download on the App Store.
For those unfamiliar, SmartGlass adds a host of features “second screen” on a mobile device, for use with the Xbox 360 console. This feature includes having stats of the game you are playing displayed on your tablet and use your phone as a keyboard for the Xbox browser.
Unlike the Android version currently available (free) from the magazine Play, the iOS version provides support for tablets – namely the iPad. It also features split-screen for the title Forza Horizon again, which is something that most players are eager to try, but can not currently use an Android device.
“Stars Home Run” Title Kinect will also work with the iOS version of the application, bringing elements of the game for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. With Forza Horizon, you will be able to provide content such as card in the game on the screen of your iOS device.

As has become a trend, the iOS app appears to have been polished more than the Android version. It does not offer support for Android tablets at the moment, although users have found a way around this by sideloading the APK file on the tablet using a PC or Mac. However, the app is a small problem and it is far from his best at the moment.
Xbox SmartGlass works on any iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch if it is loaded with iOS 5 or later, however, support for the iPhone 5 is not complete – the black bars are there on the screen . It is available now as a free download on the App Store.

Virgin TV Anywhere launched on iPhone and iPad

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Uncategorized, others

Virgin Media’s new Virgin TV Anywhere app is now live and available to download from the App Store for iOS devices.

The app brings a whole host of functionality to your iPhone or iPad, including loads of on-demand content, access to manage your TiVo box remotely, and even live TV streaming.

We were fortunate enough to take an early look at the app with Virgin Media and had some hands on time with the app in iPad form, and we really took to it. Owners of the TiVo box will feel right at home with the user interface and functionality being very similar to that of Virgin’s set top box.

You’ll be able to sign in to the app using your Virgin Media ID and password and then set it up for either home or away use, with the former adding the ability to use an iOS device as a remote for your TiVo box. The ‘away’ option allows you to connect to a Wi-Fi network when out and about and stream live content – provided you’re in the UK – and even manage your TiVo box remotely.

If you’re a Virgin TV customer and you’d like to learn more about Virgin TV Anywhere then read our extensive hands-on article right here.

TV Anywhere will also launch as a web service for Mac and PC users at a later date, with an app for Android also in the works for next year.

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Android Gaming Tablet Archos GamePad with PS VITA Controls

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Uncategorized

Have you thought of a PS Vita-like Android tablet from Archos? Then here is the Archos 7 home GamePad Running Android 4.0 with video game accessories complete. Archos already has its hands on the kiddie market-tablet with its 7-inch pad Arnova child, and now a game controller-based Android is about to be a space populated this October.When Google launched Android 4.0, it has also opened the possibility of tablets game, although few manufacturers have explored this avenue. Archos hopes to target players with a new generation of tablet that it called the GamePad, which offers a mix of Android tablet and gaming console-style controls.


The GamePad is a 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet at its base, but it was designed to be held like a joystick games console with a selection of buttons on each side of the screen and on top. The layout is very similar to the PS Vita, with the formation of diamond buttons A, B, X and Y on the right, a D-pad on the left and two analog sticks flattened on each side of the movement. There are also two shoulder buttons, the N64, which should be perfect for racing titles.
Archos claims it has developed a unique system that allows the buttons that would normally be on the touch screen to be automatically mapped to physical buttons and sticks on the tablet itself. In theory, you should be able to download any game and start playing with the physical checks, rather than spend time assign functions to each part button.The other relatively intelligent GamePad Archos its price “less than € 150 (? 120).” PlayStation Vita cost around ? 200.Under hood, GamePad Archos packs a dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU and a Mali 400MP quad-core GPU.In Digital Foundry’s words, Richard Leadbetter this afternoon, which is “nearly as good” as PlayStation Vita, which has a quad-core and quad-core PowerVR SGX543MP4 + Archos GPU.Inside the GamePad is a dual-core 1.5GHz A9 processor coupled with chip quad-core Mali 400MP graphics, both of which should fill pretty decent tablet for playing some of the most demanding titles on Android today, as Shadowgun and Dead Trigger.The tablet has 8GB of internal storage which is pretty ridiculous considering the highest title Android closer to 1 GB or more, although there is a slot for micro SD card that gives you the option of adding up to 64GB more . From what we can see, the 7-inch screen that seems to be pretty much enough, but there is also a mini HDMI port if you want to transfer the image onto a large screen TV.
I hope we can get the demo game pad soon. Everything is necessary to try to tell the truth.

Move Multimedia to Your Bed

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: Uncategorized

What about watching TV on your bedstead? Have you ever thought about that. Or that can be your computer screen on the beadstead? With a LCD screen along with your bed, you can easily save a lot of room of your house. And above all, you won’t need be away from the bed to turn the home TV off. It is not a mystery now. The product like this has arised.


The picture shows a Single Multimedia Bedstead by Harvard furniture company, which can satisfy your multimedia needs on your bed more comfortablely. The TV bed can include the following things:a HD LCD TV with remote, Adjustable head and foot-ends, Slatted beech wood base, Integrated Digital Free View tuner etc.

And when the TV is not in-use, it can be easily retracted into the foot-end, creating a flush surface and erasing all signs of a TV.

What are the two black board on the headboard? Have you noticed? They are two round speakers. hmm. it is so nice to watch a movie or TV series with the speaker. For other home users, maybe there are different needs and design.

The multimedia bed also comes with an integrated MP3 docking station, it is a one-stop entertainment centre. And in addition to all the tech mod-cons, it has handy ‘cubby holes’ for storing plenty of CDs and DVDs.

But what are the disadvantages? If you use the TV bed of this style, the eye health is the most serious problem because of the distance. You should pay attention to it to avoid long time watching TV. So maybe you will then consider buy common beds from the high quality China beds manufacturers.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta Comes

Author: Arthur Ricky  //  Category: PS3, Uncategorized


Now, the developers of the PlayStation Royale All-Stars Battle SuperBot are ready to open beta for everyone as they head into the last month of development. Open Beta is similar to the current closed beta, but there is a crucial difference – Play Cross.

If you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you are eligible to participate in beta Sony first open access for its highly anticipated PlayStation PS3 title Royale All-Stars battle. The game is Sony’s answer to Nintendo franchise Super Smash Bros., and it is expected this holiday season.

Players will be able to battle it out with characters from nearly two decades in the history of PlayStation, ranging from classic casual fan knows that all the darker for Sony fanboys really fanatics to enjoy. The game will be released on November 20, but the beta is online today for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

In a first step, the open beta will be available for PlayStation Plus members until 23 October. At this time, it will be accessible to all. The beta will be open until October 30 that potential buyers are encouraged to try the beta while they still can. A point to note is that every owner of Vita, regardless of their status Plus, will be able to join the beta starting tomorrow. This is the least they can do for those of us who asked for money Vita.

The Open Beta will be similar to the closed beta in that only a few characters will be playable. Players can try Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper and PaRappa Fat Princess. Only two steps – Metropolis Hades – will also be available. As for game modes, four players and two tournaments v2 will be available only for the moment.

Sony also announced that the program of pre-orders for the game was announced at E3 has been extended to all the characters. Interestingly, the other pre-order costumes for Raiden Lists hero Metal Gear Rising in his original costume in Metal Gear Solid 2. The costumes are also available on both versions of the game like Playstation All-Stars program supports new Sony Buy Cross. In essence, those who buy the game on PS3 will get a free download code for version Vita.