When I hear about a game that uses miniature figurines with a videogame, I automatically think of Skylanders, Activision’s hit toy/video game that uses plastic creature figures placed on a special “portal of power” to use the creature’s special abilities in the videogame, on consoles and on iPad.
Sydney, Australia-based TableTop Interactive is going one step further to a fuller interactive experience, with mini-figurines reminiscent of tabletop games like Hero Clix or Warmachine, and gameplay that looks more like an action RPG like Diablo. The Kickstarter project is just getting started, with a £150,000 goal and 42 days left to get to it.
Piper Jaffray has once again asked the teenage blight upon our fair nation to stop popping pimples and sexting for a second to tell them what gadgets they want to buy next year. And, duh, it’s the iPhone.
Have you have been watching a movie and wondered where you’ve seen an actor before? Normally you’d have to pause whatever you’re watching and look it up in IMDB or something, but now you can get that info by simply pausing in the Google Play Movies & TV app.
Google has added a pretty cool feature today called info cards. Details on actors, related movies, and even soundtracks will instantly pop up whenever you pause what you’re watching on an Android tablet.
Last year it seemed as though everyone was certain Amazon would follow up the success of the Kindle Fire with an Amazon branded smartphone to take on the iPhone. Instead, Jeff Bezos unleashed the Kindle Fire HD on the world.
The rumor mill is back with more Amazon smartphone rumors, as a new report claims Amazon is getting close to finishing its smartphone that will launch later this year.
If you’ve been wondering where all of that water-repellant technology we’ve been seeing over the last year or two went, look no further than the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. You can dunk it in a fishbowl and it’ll keep on working just fine, or even use it in a pool for up to 30 minutes… as long as you don’t go below three feet.
Waterproof electronics don’t impress you? Fine. How about the fact that it’s the world’s thinnest tablet too, just 6.9mm thick and 495 grams light?
Even though Android has been dominating the smartphone marketshare, the tablet wars are a completely different story as the iPad is clearly the most popular device while all Android tablets are struggling to gain significant usage.
In a new report from the Chitika Ad Network, Apple’s iPad now accounts for 81% of U.S. tablet web traffic. The iPad is so far ahead of the Android tablets, that even if you combined the top 3 performing Android tablets marketshare, they still would look insignificant next to the iPad’s numbers.
It’s always tough to tell just how well a device is selling, but one method of gauging a devices success is how many are continuing to be manufactured. According to a DigiTime report, Taiwan-based supply chain makers are expecting sales of the Google Nexus 7 to exceed one million units in the month of December.
Google is finally getting around to updating the Google News experience for tablet users. While this change most likely has to do with the surge in Nexus tablet sales, it’s a welcomed update for all. Tablet users (yes, even you iPad users) will now enjoy a more intuitive experience when catching up on current news via the Google News website.