Aspyr has made the epic first-person shooter, Bioshock Infinite, available to buy today for the Mac. Available in the Mac App Store, through Steam or directly from Aspyr’s website, Bioshock Infinite is the third in the incredibly popular series to hit the Mac.
Released earlier this year for Windows, Xbox 360 and PS3, Bioshock Infinite puts you in the shoes of Booker DeWitt, a private security agent sent to the floating city of Columbia. Your mission is to rescue Elizabeth, a girl who has spent much of her life there, and who has some unusual paranormal abilities.
Check out the official game TV advert below.
Archos has unveiled its IFA line up early that includes range of Android tablets and a smartphone. The Archos 50 Oxygen smartphone features a full hd display , 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It would be powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor and run on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It would come with 16GB of internal storage.
The new Titanium range of smartphones would have a 4-inch display, dual-SIM support, 5-megapixel rear camera, dual-core processor and run on Android 4.2. These phone would be priced starting at 99 Euors. There would also be new phones in the Platinum range, we have to wait till IFA to know more, says the company.
At the top of the tablet heap is the company’s Platinum range, which includes aluminum-clad slates running quad-core processors, Android 4.2 and displays with up to 2,048 x 1,536 resolution. The new Gen11 tablet, the Archos 101xs2, is designed for performance, media playback and productivity. Powered by a quad-core processor with HD IPS screen it also features front-facing dual stereo speakers and Archos’ unique magnetic keyboard functionality.Then there’s the Xenon tablet series — three devices that the company is positioning as “cheaper than Apple or Samsung Wi-Fi tablets.” For gamers, the company will be trotting out a currently spec-less GamePad 2, and for kids, Archos is going to show off the skinned and parent-friendly ChildPad.
Spigen, a manufacturer of cases and accessories for handsets like theSamsung Galaxy S4 and the Apple iPhone 5, confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Note III will be introduced on September 4th. There isn’t much left to speculation after one reads this message on their site:
Samsung Galaxy Note III will be announced on Sept 4th
Case manufacturers usually create products either based on rumors or information that they receive about the design of a new device. Still, it remains to be seem just how spot-on this render is, we’ll know for sure once Samsung lifts the wraps on September 4th. It is also going to announce it’s new smartwatch at the very same time.
According to previous rumours, Sony is launching a 20.1-megapixel E-mount compact system camera, the A3000, and now come true.
The new camera features a large, high-resolution 20.1 MP Exmor(TM) APS-C HD CMOS sensor, a bright electronic viewfinder and the same lens mount as Sony’s popular line of E-mount cameras, making it compatible with the system’s ever-growing assortment of high-quality lenses ranging from telephotos, wide angles and macros to versatile zoom and portrait lenses.
The powerful 20.1 MP APS-C sized image sensor in the A3000 is the same size sensor found in most traditional DSLRs, and is the key to capturing crisp, highly-detailed still images and Full HD videos (1080/60i or 1080/24p). The large sensor also boosts sensitivity, grabbing more light and cutting image noise to produce better quality content in low-light conditions, where a smartphone or point-and-shoot camera typically struggles.
The new camera features a clear, bright electronic Tru-Finder viewfinder with generous 100% field coverage allowing for an effortless framing experience. The viewfinder can also display a variety of key shooting information and shows a live preview of the composed image to illustrate the effect of any setting adjustments. This same “Live View” shooting experience is also available through the bright rear LCD screen for those that prefer to frame and compose at arm’s length.
The new A3000 model features a classic DSLR-style design with a standard P/A/S/M mode dial and several customizable control buttons for making common adjustments to settings. The grip is stable yet lightweight, giving shooters a strong, comfortable grasp of the camera.
Creatively, the new a3000 camera offers a total of 15 different Picture Effect settings including Retro Photo, Miniature Camera, Partial Color and much more. The camera also has Auto Object Framing, which neatly trims portraits, close-ups and even moving subjects for tighter, more professional results. When this feature is engaged, the camera saves both the original and cropped images for review, making it yet another practical learning and teaching tool for beginning photographers.
The new A3000 interchangeable lens camera will be available in early September for about $400.
Nokia has introduced yet another Series 40 mobile phone with aluminum chassis branded as Nokia 515.It features a 2.4 inch QVGA LCD display made with Gorilla Glass 2. The keypad is a polycarbonate resin. Aside from that, the Nokia 515 features a 5MP camera with an LED flash, 256MB of native storage and and 32GB capacity microSD slot.
The handset will be released next month with stops in Russia, Germany, Switzerland and Poland. And the device will be offered in single SIM and dual SIM models with dualband HSDPA (900 / 2100) and quadband GSM / EDGE connectivity. The phone is priced at 115 EUR ($150 USD).
If you thought that Series 40 phones were dead, here is a new model that shows you that there is life in the ol’ boy still. And with a 3.5G HSDPA connection, it still provides the speed that you need. The Nokia 515 is available in black and white and with the Easy Swap Dual SIM model, you can change SIM cards without turning off the phone.
Pioneer has announced the DDJ-WeGO2, the successor to its entry-level DJ controller for iOS devices.The DDJ-WeGO2 can quickly be connected to an iPhone 5 or iPad using only the included Pioneer cable with Lightning connector, as well as using a convenient stand for compatible iOS devices that also doubles as a carrying handle when required.The Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 has been designed to provide iOS owners to learn DJ essentials skills by providing users with a tune creation tool and the ability to build unique mixes using their own music collections. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 DJ console and see it in action.
The DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in white, black and red and is priced at $429 and will be arriving in stores during October of this year.
Samsung announced this morning that its Galaxy NX will officially launch in the U.S. during the month of October at a starting price of $1599 (body only). The interchangeable “professional” grade smart-camera that runs Android 4.2, which Samsung is calling the “first connected Compact System Camera,” can also be bundled with a 18-55mm lens for $1699. These prices are for the WiFi model.
The Galaxy NX offers a 20.3MP APS-C sensor along with a DRIMe IV Image Signal Processor to deliver the “speed and accuracy which today’s photographers demand.” It also has an Advanced Hybrid Auto Focus system, a 1/6000 sec shutter speed and 8.6fps shooting, and a selection of interchangeable lenses from compact pancake to ultra-wide fisheye to longer prime and zoom lenses.
As an Android device, it runs Android 4.2 on a 4.8-inch HD LCD display and has access to the Google Play store and all of your favorite apps. The device itself sports a 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage, microSD card slot that is expandable up to 64GB, 2GB RAM, and a 4360mAh battery. It also includes all of Samsung’s TouchWiz Smart Modes in the camera.
Dell has unveiled a new range of monitors with multitouch displays, following on from its existing S2240T touch display. The products include the Dell 20 Touch Monitor, the Dell 23 Touch Monitor, and the Dell 27 Touch Monitor.All have 10-point multitouch with gesture support in Windows 8, with the displays also offering a ontrast ratio of 8 million to 1.
The Dell 20 (E2014T) houses a 19.5-inch display with a resolution of 1600×900 and a 2ms response time, and provides for connections over DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, and USB, as well as MHL for use with smartphones and tablets. The Dell 23 (P2314T) and Dell 27 (P2714T) Touch Monitors, measuring 23 and 27-inches respectively, boast a Full HD resolution with 178-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles, and the same connectivity options as the smaller Dell 20. These also come supplied with an adjustable stand that can allow it to tilt up to 60 degrees for a more horizontal usage experience, and can be mounted to other monitor arms and wall fixings.
The Dell 20, 23, and 27 Touch Monitors are available in the US, Canada, and Latin America from today onwards for $250, $450, and $700 respectively. European and Asia-Pacific regions will see the larger displays on sale from September 18th, with the Dell 20 model arriving on September 26th.
Apple has acquired AlgoTrim, a Swedish startup that builds codecs and designs solutions that maximize performance of data, mobile imaging, video and computer graphics while minimizing memory requirements, according to a new report by Swedish emerging industry news service Rapidus . The helps Apple in terms of allowing it to build more efficient media deliver for mobile devices, that use less bandwidth while preserving quality.Techcrunch explains:
AlgoTrim deals in all kinds of data compression, and promised to deliver imaging solutions that would deliver “modern computational photography” to mobile devices. Computational photography essentially uses sensors, computing, actuators, intelligent lights and other components to go beyond the current limitations of digital photography, which is based primarily on its analog, film-based precedent. The basic idea is to provide much more accurate images, with sophisticated lighting and vastly improved rendering by straying away from a strictly 2D, pixel-based model of image representation.
In other words, an AlgoTrim acquisition could help Apple compete in image quality with more bulky, less-efficient but much higher quality solutions like Nokia’s PureView oversampling system. AlgoTrim technology could help your iPhone’s camera work better in low-light conditions, or more accurately capture the lighting in any given scene. Sounds like a smart acquisition to me.
Sony has announced the new Sony NEX-5T, an update to the Sony NEX-5R, it now features NFC for quick setup of Wi-Fi connections, as well as Playmemories Camera App which has been updated with additional features.
- 16.1 MP APS-C size HD image sensor
- Fast Hybrid AF
- Full HD Movies at 60p/60i/24p
- Simple connectivity to smartphones via Wi-Fi® or NFC
- PlayMemories Camera Apps
- 180-degree tilt-able 3.0” Touch LCD
- Picture Effect mode
- Up to ISO 25600 sensitivity with advanced noise reduction
- Accepts Sony® E-mount lenses
- Auto Object Framing
- Auto HDR mode
- Face Detection/ Registration technology
- Sweep Panorama™ Technology
- Dynamic Range Optimizer (DRO)
- Six Creative Style settings
- Photo Creativity Touch interface
- Clear Image Zoom
- Convenient USB charging
- Multi-interface terminal
- Stamina™ battery power for up to 330 shots
Sony has also introduced a number of new lenses for the NEX system, including a Carl Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 OSS lens, an 18-105mm f/4 G OSS Power Zoom lens, as well as a black version of the Sony E 50mm f/1.8 OSS portrait lens. The new Sony NEX-5T will be available from September.