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First Look of New iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Here’s the first image of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus … looks big and I want one!

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Specs of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus:

  • Edgeless; the cover glass curves around the sides (nifty)
  • Slimmer
  • New Retina HD display; full sRGB wide color gamut
  • Dual-domain pixels for wider angle of view
  • The cover glass is “ion-strengthened”
  • iPhone 6 has 4.7-inch display
    • resolution of 1334 by 750 w/ 226 pixels / 720p
    • one million pixels
  • iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5-inch display
    • resolution of 1920 by 1080 w/ 401 pixels / 1080p
    • two million pixels
  • Thinnest iPhones ever made
    • iPhone 6 is 6.9 mm
    • iPhone 6 Plus i 7.1mm (they used the word “smidge”
  • A8 chip has up to 25% faster processing power and up to 50% faster graphics
  • There is a new landscape view for iPhone 6 Plus

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I have to say, this is pretty exciting for game developers and just app developers in general. Bigger screens, faster performance … going to see some epics games come out especially for the iPhone 6 Plus.

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iDevices Releases iBeacon Support For Broadcom WICED Smart Chips and Its Own Fully Developed iDevices Beacon

www.iDevicesinc.com, the premier app-enablement company and creator of the iGrill®, announced today that its custom software stack for Broadcom WICED Smart chips now supports iBeacon technology.iDevices, LLCwww.iDevicesinc.com, the premier app-enablement company and creator of the iGrill®, announced today that its custom software stack for Broadcom WICED Smart chips now supports iBeacon technology.  In addition, the company has launched a line of iDevices Beacon, fully developed wireless beacon devices with integrated Broadcom WICED Smart (Bluetooth Smart enabled) chips and iDevices firmware.

iBeacon Support for Developers
In August 2013, iDevices announced the release of its custom module and software stack for Broadcom Bluetooth Smart chips. The company is now offering the support of iBeacon functionality to engineers using the Broadcom WICED Smart BCM20732 or BCM20736 system-on-chip (SoC).  iBeacon is a technology Apple introduced with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth Low Energy and geofencing to provide apps with a whole new level of micro-location awareness, such as trail markers in a park, exhibits in a museum, or product displays in stores. Continue reading iDevices Releases iBeacon Support For Broadcom WICED Smart Chips and Its Own Fully Developed iDevices Beacon

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Trailer – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile

A word of warning: this trailer contains MAJOR SPOILERS for the previous two episodes of The Wolf Among Us. If you’ve yet to play the season so far, definitely catch up before watching this trailer for ‘A Crooked Mile.’

The Telltale team shared the first official trailer for the third episode in their critically-acclaimed series, ‘The Wolf Among Us,’ based on Bill Willingham’s award-winning comic book series ‘FABLES’ and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

‘A Crooked Mile’ will be arriving for download to consoles, PC/Mac, and iOS very soon. Stay tuned to @telltalegames on Twitter for individual release date details as they become available. More after the jump. Continue reading Trailer – The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3 – A Crooked Mile

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Moebius: Empire Rising Now Available for Preorder with 20% Discount Plus Free Soundtrack

Phoenix Online Publishing has announced that Moebius: Empire Rising — a paranormal thriller from Gabriel Knight creator Jane Jensen — is one step closer to release, with a public demo and preorder now available.

Until the game’s April 15 release, people who preorder directly from Phoenix or from other online stores (including Steam, GOG, and GamersGate) get a 20% discount plus a free soundtrack. Check out the demo here. Continue reading Moebius: Empire Rising Now Available for Preorder with 20% Discount Plus Free Soundtrack

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New Nest Smoke Detector Now Available for Pre Order

nest protectSmoke detectors … the last thing you never think about … just after your thermostat. Nest, the company who put the thermostat on the map, is now in the business of smoke detectors and I have the email to prove it.

The Nest Protect, “the next big thing idea from Nest,” can alert you to an emergency, where the emergency is coming from, i.e. upstairs bedroom, downstairs bathroom, etc. as well as alert you via your smartphone when the batter is low. Pretty neat. You can pre order the device here. More info after the jump. Continue reading New Nest Smoke Detector Now Available for Pre Order

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iPhone 5S Getting Biometric Fingerprint Reader Security? Who Cares?

imageI’m a big fan of new technology … but I think the rumors of the upcoming launch of the iPhone 5S having a biometric fingerprint reader are, well, false. But why do I think it won’t be there? The real question is why would it? Look at the last several iPhone iterations … see any major additional features beside case, processor and storage updates? Nope. See any sci-fi type security integrations besides pinlock? Nope.

It’s not that I don’t think Apple is capable of adding it in, it’s just that I don’t see the need for it. I wonder how many people actually use a pin to have to unlock their phone. Continue reading iPhone 5S Getting Biometric Fingerprint Reader Security? Who Cares?

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