Nvidia: Consoles to have better graphics than PCs? Pssh

The possibility of consoles topping PCs in graphical fidelity is nil, according to Nvidia.

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Speaking to Australia’s PC Power Play in an interview posted recently, Tony Tamasi, Nvidia senior vice president of content and technology, said that “it’s no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than a PC.”

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Samsung Follows Apple, this time with Gold Galaxy S4

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Samsung is taking a page from Apple with the introduction of a gold version of its Galaxy S4 smartphone.

“Introducing the new #GalaxyS4 Gold Edition – for a style that’s uniquely yours!” Samsung said on its Saudi Arabia Twitter feed. “Elegance is a touch of gold,” reads the tagline above a photo of a pink S4 edged in gold. Continue reading

Now you can buy a 5-inch BlackBerry also, The Z30.

BlackBerry made its Z30 handset official on Wednesday, touting the 720p 5-inch Super AMOLED display, faster processor and latest version of BlackBerry 10 software. The phone also includes the largest battery yet in a BlackBerry: a 2880 mAh battery that the company claims can get up to 25 hours of mixed use on a single charge.

Although I didn’t find the prior model, the Z10, to be a sluggish phone, this new handset should be much quicker: It has a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon chip inside and 2 GB of internal Continue reading

iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iOS 7 Reviews from big guys

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The reviews for the latest Apple devices and software are out.

Reviewers, journalists, and critics alike have ripped the foundations and fundamentals of Apple’s latest creations — the premium iPhone 5s, the low-cost iPhone 5c, and the next-generation iOS 7 software — and given their verdict.

Here are snippets of some of the other reviews from around the Web late on Tuesday:

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AnandTech’s Anand Lal Shimpi gave a deep and thorough 13-page review of the premium Apple smartphone. The highest praise fell on the hardware features, notably the Apple A7 processor and M7 motion controller, which was described as “futureproof.” But some criticism fell in what Apple missed out, like as a slightly larger display, which in his view had “room for another sweet spot above 4-inches.”

While I don’t believe the world needs to embrace 6-inch displays, I do feel there is room for another sweet spot above 4-inches. […] If you prefer iOS for your smartphone — the iPhone 5s won’t disappoint. In many ways it’s an evolutionary improvement over the iPhone 5, but in others it is a significant step forward.  Continue reading

Dropbox announces the Dropbox Platform

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At Dropbox’s first DBX developer conference in San Francisco, CEO Drew Houston announced a new Dropbox Platform for developers, which is essentially a suite of tools to make it easier for apps to access data across devices and operating systems. Built on top of the Sync API, Houston says the new Dropbox Platform is designed to “replace the hard drive” and that “sync is the new save.” The platform is comprised of “Drop-ins,” which provide cross-platform UI components, “Chooser,” which gives apps instant access to files in Dropbox, and “Saver,” which provides one-click saving to the cloud. Dropbox also announced the Datastore API, which lets you sync data like contacts, to-do items and game state — so you can save your Angry Birds level across your different gadgets for example. Some of the third-party companies that have signed onto the new Dropbox Platform include Shutterstock, PicMonkey, Asana, Yahoo! Mail, Animoto, 1Password, CloudOn, FedEx and Fargo. Continue reading