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Call of Duty: Ghosts hits the Xbox One, DLC will arrive on Microsoft's next-gen console first

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 21, 2013 6:01 pm

UPDATED: Wow. We're here, the first look at Call of Duty: Ghosts, the next-generation of Call of Duty. Gone is the same engine that has been retooled for nearly a decade now... a truly next-gen engine is at play with some incredibly impressive graphics.

 

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So, Call of Duty: Ghosts is pretty much bringing technology to the level of Battlefield. Infinity Ward say they needed next-gen consoles to bring us 'lean' and jumping over walls so you 'feel it'. Guys and girls, they have mo-capped dogs - you read that right, they put motion capture on dogs.

 

Updated title, DLC will be hitting the Xbox One first, not COD: Ghosts itself.

Microsoft announces a live-action Halo TV show

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 21, 2013 5:50 pm

At the Xbox One unveiling event, Microsoft and 343 Industries took the time to unveil Halo - The Television Series. I know, right, you've just fallen off your chair in excitement. Once you've pulled yourself back up, get ready to be blown down again.

 

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Steven Spielberg is involved, the director behind movies like Indiana Jones, and TV shows like Band of Brothers. We'll have more news on Halo - The Television Series when it arrives.

Microsoft talks gaming on the Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 21, 2013 5:45 pm

Microsoft of course want to take the time during their next-generation console, the Xbox One, to talk games. FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Live and UFC are all to launch on the Xbox One from EA and will be "revolutionary" and "fundamentally change the way you play".

 

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EA Sports Ignite, an all-new gaming engine is unveiled from EA for the Xbox One. The graphics are getting ramped up, and now we're going to see some next-generation gaming from EA and their sports games. Ignite features 'true player motion' for some fluid looking characters in-game, the advanced processing power in the Xbox One allows the games from Ignite to have much smarter artificial intelligence (AI).

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Microsoft push that the Xbox One is a content powerhouse

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 21, 2013 5:27 pm

Video on demand, Skype, multi-tasking, gestures, voice control - it's all here on the Xbox One. Games, Movies, Music, Web, Skype and Live TV... it's right here on the Xbox One. The next-generation of gaming, and the future of intelligent TV.

 

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The amount of tech that has been pumped into the Xbox One is incredible, and we haven't even reached the games yet - this is impressive.

Microsoft's Xbox One features PC-like specs such as 8GB of RAM and the magic: 'Xbox architecture'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 21, 2013 5:25 pm

Microsoft have just unveiled their Xbox One, which features a 5 billion transistors. Specs-wise, we have 8GB of RAM, 500GB HDD, USB 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct, Blu-ray, 802.11n. Impressive, PC-like specs... what else do we have?

 

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The Xbox One architecture is key: very easy access for developers to gain access to the hardware, the kernel of Windows, and what connects these two operating systems is something only Microsoft is capable of - which changes everything - the capabilities to switch between apps, games, and media is thanks to the built-in next-gen Kinect sensor. The Kinect camera captures 1080p video, finally.

The Xbox One is a true all-in-one multi-tasking console

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 21, 2013 5:16 pm

The Xbox One will remember what you were last doing, with the entire console controllable by your voice. Saying 'watch TV' to your Xbox, bumps up live TV to your eyes. Not only that, you can use "Instant Switching", where you say "Xbox Game" and then "Go To TV" and then "Go To Music", followed by "Watch TV" and there are literally seconds between each new command. Impressive.

 

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New gestures are at play thanks to next-gen consoles, with some impressive gestures at play.

Microsoft unveils the Xbox One, their next-generation all-in-one console

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 21, 2013 5:10 pm

After nearly eight years since the Xbox 360 launched, Microsoft have just unveiled its successor, the Xbox One. The Xbox One is Microsoft's highly anticipated next-generation console, and will feature a see you, the user, the center of the entire console.

 

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The Xbox One is an all-in-one console, no Xbox 720, no Xbox, just Xbox One. This is the next-generation of console from Microsoft. The Xbox One is simple, instant and complete.

HTC One to get Android 4.2.2 update in just a few weeks

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 21, 2013 4:39 pm

A developer for HTC has leaked info on an Android update for the HTC One smartphone via Twitter this morning. The HTC One is said to be getting an update that will bring it up to Android 4.2.2 within the next few weeks.

 

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The so called "notorious insider" @LlabTooFeR let slip that the Jelly Bean update will be available at the "end of this month, or beginning of the next".

 

HTC has yet to confirm this update, but with other sources confirming that 4.2.2 updates for the Galaxy S3 and other smartphones are coming soon, I feel that this rumor could be one of the few that come true.

TweakTown Live Blog - Microsoft next-generation Xbox event (starting soon!)

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 21, 2013 4:21 pm

We have another live blog for you of next-generation Xbox by Microsoft. Get ready for all the action brought to you live over at this page. It's due to start soon, get ready for it now.

 

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What are you expecting to see from the next-gen Xbox event? A huge leap in graphics? New IP? Better controllers? Let us know what excites you or what you expect to see!

ScienceTT: NASA looking to bring Star Trek replicator to life, funding 3D printer capable of printing food

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: May 21, 2013 4:16 pm

"Tea, Earl Grey, Hot" It's the classic line from TV's Star Trek: The Next Generation, where Captain Picard walks up to the Replicator in his living quarters and orders a cup of tea. While some have likened that scene with the consumer level 3D printers of today, we are still unable to replicate food from thin air. NASA is looking to change that.

 

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With 3D printers growing cheaper and more popular by the day, it only makes sense for NASA to investigate the use of RepRap style 3D printers for making a hot slice of pizza, right? Mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor received a $125,000 grant from the agency to build a prototype 3D printer with the aim of automating food creation.

 

 

The idea behind the project is to take a RepRap Mendel 3D printer and convert the extrusion head to print a mixture of "nutrients" that will form the basis of the food product you wish to eat. Contractor says the nutrient cartridges will have a lifespan of 30 years, making them stable enough for space travel. The project will begin with a proof of concept test where he will print chocolate and the plan is to ramp up from there.

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