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Miiverse for PC and Smartphones

One thing that seems to be a somewhat decent feature with the WiiU is Miiverse. It is social network for the WiiU community, that will be expanding to smartphones and web-browsers soon. The release date is supposed to be sometime in April or May. It should be interesting to see if it will be a hit or just another attempt by Nintendo to do something out of the ordinary. Read more about it at the links provided below.

"Miiverse will be key part of the Wii U console and will be available at launch. The social network will connect players who have Mii profiles on the same system, and connect players from around the world via the Nintendo Network. Miiverse will be free to use for all Wii U players and won’t carry a price nor a subscription plan. Miiverse is based on web-browser technologies, which means it will be accessible from any browser enabled device in the world, including phones, tablets, and more.  To be a tad more specific, Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki stated that the app would be available in April or May, though a firm date has yet to be pinned down."

Source(s): WiiUDaily, IGN

Luxa2 @ CES 2014

We took at a look at some of the mobile products from Luxa2 and saw that they have embraced Qi wireless charging in ways that we wish other companies would. They have a few really nifty products and you can check them out in our CES 2014 coverage!

 

Check out more pictures in the gallery here - as well as more of our CES 2014 coverage here.

PS4 and Xbox One are already dated

Crytek's engineers (the ones that just made Crysis 3) are pretty proud of their upcoming game looks on high end hardware, unfortunately they can't run it at full detail on the "next generation" consoles due to the "dated" hardware. It's not surprising that game makers are already making these comments as both the Xbox One and PS4 are both using regular computer components that aren't so impressive when you stack them up against "gaming" computers. I think the fact that consoles makers can't keep up with computer makers is probably a good thing for PC gamers who want the best graphics.

During this year’s SIGGRAPH, Crytek’s Nicolas Schulz and Theodor Mader finally admitted how much more powerful high-end PCs were compared to both current-gen consoles at launch. Obviously this isn’t surprising at all, but it’s at least good to see developers admitting what we already knew.

As Crytek’s Rendering Engineers revealed, when both Xbox One and PS4 were already dated the moment they came out.

“Console hardware was considerably less powerful than high-end PCs at launch” reads Crytek’s SIGGRAPH 2014 presentation.

iPhone 6 vs Nexus 4

Obviously the iPhone 6 launch has been dominating the news this week and iPhone fans are looking forward to their next upgrade. In typical fashion, Android fans are pointing out that some of the new features that iPhone 6 users can look forward to are already available on Android and have come up with a chart comparing the iPhone 6 to the Android Nexus 4 and there are a few similarities. The biggest point Android users are bringing up is that the Nexus 4 is already 2 years old so the phrase "If you need help with your iPhone 6's new features, just ask an Android users, we've had this stuff for years" has become popular amongst Android fanboys that are enjoying poking fun at Apple fanboys and keeping the Android vs Apple back and forth going. HuffingtonPost has the details.



Shape-Shifting Liquid Metal is Here

Here's another one from the Sci-Fi file. Remember back when Terminator movies were putting the fear of technology in our hearts and the most scary thing of all was the liquid metal Terminator? Yeah, Metal can do that now. Great. Just great.

 

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