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Apple Announced Watch and Phones

Yesterday was Apple's big event of the year and this year it was in fact all about big stuff. They have dropped their idea that there is a "perfect screen" size (they believed for years that it was 3.5-inch), and have moved up to larger screens for a while. They moved from 3.5-inch to 4-inch and now have pulled off two new phones with 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch screen. There are a few other bits that are new-ish, but most of them have been done before and been done a while ago. On the watch side of things, Apple joined the bandwagon way too late and they aren't really bringing much special to the table here either - unfortunately. I was really hoping they'd push things to the limit and make everyone step up their game. They didn't. That being said, their devices today sure look pretty and if that's your thing, you should check out the links below.

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus feature a 64-bit Apple A8 chip built on a 20nm manufacturing process, which the company has claimed, offers 25% more CPU power and 50% more GPU power. Apple's A8 SoC comes coupled with the M8 co-processor which has an onboard barometer to assist various health tracking activities such as steps. The devices support 20 LTE bands and would work with majority of networks worldwide.

Sources: Neowin, Engadget

Microsoft Announced Windows 9 Event for September 30

Windows 9 may be just around the corner if the event announced for the end of the month is any indication. Microsoft recently announed a "Windows and the Enterprise" event for September 30, and this would be a great move if they would show people how they can actually use a new version of Windows in the Enterprise space. Notice they never did this for Windows 8. Hopefully Windows 9 is as awesome as some of the teasers look.

Microsoft has announced a press event for September 30th in San Francisco to talk about the next version of Windows. While the invite does not specifically call out Windows 9, it is fully believed that the company will be announcing its new operating system at this event. Currently referred to internally by the codename Windows Threshold, many, including ourselves, believe that Microsoft will call the project Windows 9.

Source: Neowin

Apple Says 4 Million People Pre-Ordered iPhones in 24 Hours

Apple has just released the pre-order numbers for the first 24 hours of iPhone 6. It appears that people did want bigger screens as there were over 4 Million people that ordered new phones in the first 24 hours. That's pretty impressive and I hope that they will be happy with their upgrade. In the end, nothing much changed with this new iPhone - other than screen size, so I'm sure they'll all enjoy 2012 when the Nexus 4 was released with similar specs and features.

Demand for the new iPhones exceeds the initial pre-order supply and while a significant amount will be delivered to customers beginning on Friday and throughout September, many iPhone pre-orders are scheduled to be delivered in October. Additional supply of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be available to walk-in customers on Friday, September 19 at 8:00 a.m. local time at Apple retail stores. Customers are encouraged to arrive early or order online from the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) to pickup in-store or receive an estimated delivery date.

Source: Apple

A 3D Printed... Car

Local Motors has put together a 3D printed car. That's right. Sadly, it looks more impressive than I thought it would. Will I buy one? No.

 

Roccat @ CES 2013

We made a stop by Roccat today to check out some of their newest products. Like most other Roccat products, the newest additions to their lineup are made specifically with gamers in mind. The first product we saw was the Ryos MK Pro keyboard. This is a mechanical keyboard with your choice of 4 different cherry MX switches and is the first keyboard to offer individual key illumination. Individual key illumination means you can illuminate only the buttons that you are using in a specific game, or you can change the colors of specific important buttons, or pretty much anything lighting scheme you can think up. Roccat will also offer the Ryos keyboard in other flavors with less features at a lower price.


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Roccat Ryos MK Pro Mechanical Keyboard
 

Also being displayed this year is Roccat’s new software called Power-Grid which allows you to use your smartphone to control things like skype, teamspeak, game macros, news, weather, computer performance statistics, and much much more without ever having to exit out of your game. The Power-Grid software will be free for the base program (extra functions and premium apps will be extra)  and you will be able to make your own apps and customize it to do whatever you want. At first this might not seem like the most useful program but after we experienced it first and we thought up dozens of uses that would make it quite handy. Roccat will be releasing this software for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone (release date still unknown). You can find out more about Power-Grid and even sign up to be a beta tester over at Roccat's website.


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Roccat Power-Grid Smartphone App

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