Author Archives: Conner Flynn

I eat sleep and breathe technology, along with geek toys and video games. When I'm not blogging about the latest gadgets and technology, I am usually reading about them, or busy playing fantasy role playing games or Star Trek: Attack Wing. You can follow me on Google+.

PS4 Bundle comes with free PlayStation camera

ps4bundleOne factor as to why the PS4 outsold the XBox One is because the PlayStation 4 cost $100 less than the Xbox One when both consoles came out in 2013. Because Sony decided to offer the PlayStation Camera separately while Microsoft bundled Kinect with its new console and demanded $499 for it.

Microsoft later had to unbundle the Kinect from the Xbox One so it could match the PlayStation 4’s price and it helped them catch up a bit. Well, now that Sony still has a comfortable lead over Microsoft, a new PS4 bundle includes a PlayStation Camera. Best Buy’s new PS4 bundle includes the console, a copy of The Last of Us Remastered and the PlayStation Camera. The camera itself is a $60 value. So if you want the camera and it is time to upgrade, this is the perfect opportunity.
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Motorola Moto G is the best selling smartphone in Brazil

Motorola Moto GThe Motorola Moto G might not be the best ever as far as specs, but in Brazil the phone has become a much needed major hit for Motorola. The Moto G is so popular in Brazil, that it has double the manufacturer’s Brazilian market share to 18%. That’s awesome news for Motorola.

Motorola has now surpassed LG to become the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the country. These hot sales of the phone have also helped with the decline of Samsung’s market share in Brazil to 43% from 51%, and it has become the top selling smartphone model in Brazil. When you consider that the country is the fourth largest smartphone market in the world, this is big.
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F1 2015 release date details

F1 gameHere is some good news for Formula 1 fans. Codemasters has confirmed when the next title in its F1 series is going to arrive. This marks the first time that an F1 title will be available on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. Codemasters has confirmed the F1 2015 release date and revealed that the title will be available for PC gamers too.

PlayStation 4 owners have has access to F1 2013 through the PlayStation Now game streaming service. However not everyone can enjoy that since the streaming service is only available in selected markets, so many PS4 owners have just had to wait for the new title to arrive in order to get their fix.
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Man gets his iPhone stolen and is left to die in the cold

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Humanity really disappoints me. Far more often than I would like. Smartphone thefts occur each day, but some just really break your heart. In the UK, outside of Newcastle is a place called South Shields. That was where a 22-year old man was robbed of his iPhone 4, by two other men.

The 22-year old man laid unconscious in the street and died of hypothermia later in the night. Over a phone. Yeah, nice one humanity.
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Xbox One gets Rosetta Stone language app

rosettaYou already use your Xbox One for gaming, watching movies, and other activities, and now it can help you to brush up on your language skills. Assuming you need to learn English or Spanish anyway. This is now possible through Rosetta Stone, which has announced the launch of an Xbox One app.

The app will teach the languages using a kind of simulated immersion environment, as if you were traveling to a region that spoke the language. Your Xbox can now make you more worldly. Who would have thought?
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Metal Slug 3 for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita

Metal Slug 3 for PS4, PS3 and PS VitaThe launch of Metal Slug 3 has been announced, much to the joy of eager fans. That means that this title can be played on the Sony PS4, the previous generation Sony PS3, and the handheld PS Vita. Metal Slug 3 is supposed to be the best of 2D run and gun action. Soon you can play it and see for yourself this spring.

Metal Slug was first introduced in 2000 by SNK on the NEOGEO game console. This would be its 15th anniversary this year. Metal Slug 3 ended up being one of the most highly-praised installments in the series by Metal Slug fans everywhere. So fans have been waiting for the game to hit these platforms.
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X-Files officially returning for 6 episodes

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For the past week or so rumors have been swirling that the X-Files could return to fox and fans have been hopeful. Well, this week the folks at Fox have made it official. The X-Files TV show will return. A run of 6 episodes will be airing soon – though the exact release date is not known yet. Production of the series will begin in the Summer of 2015.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said creator/executive producer Chris Carter, “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”
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Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value Bundles are available now

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If you are looking for a new version of the XBox 360, check out this bundle which will let you enjoy some previous generation gaming in your living room at a decent price. The good news is that the Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value Bundles are now available for purchase.

The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value Bundle comes in 4GB Kinect, 500GB Kinect and 500GB console bundle versions and each bundle comes with a pair of games and an entire month of Xbox Live Gold for free. The prices are pretty affordable too. We are talking last gen here after all. Prices start at $249, making it the ideal starting point for those who are just now getting into the world of video games.
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New Apple Wireless Keyboard With Backlit Keys Spotted

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It looks like Apple may have a new wireless keyboard to launch very soon if this image is any indication. This new Apple wireless keyboard was spotted on Apple’s online store for the Czech Republic. As you can see there aren’t any major changes to the form and function, however there is one new and cool addition that is sure to please Apple fans.

It looks like the new keyboard comes with backlit keys that will make it much easier to use the wireless keyboard in the dark or under low light conditions. The image for this new keyboard showed up online, but Apple hasn’t updated the description to match yet. It has to be coming very soon though since we have an image.
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Taylor Swift purchases .porn and .adult domain names

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Taylor Swift is one of the few celebrity musicians who more or less have a squeaky clean image. Somehow. Well, it looks like she aims to keep it that way. She has purchased web domain names that end with .porn and .adult.

She picked up the web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. These addresses were part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Such web domain names will go on sale to the public on June 1st, although there are several stars and companies who have a chance to pick up domains ahead of time. So much for fairness and looking out for the little guy I guess. However this does help protect the interests of companies and people like Taylor Swift.
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Steve Jobs’ high school yearbook sold for $12,000 on eBay

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Whether you love or hate Apple, you have to respect all of the things that Steve Jobs accomplished. And if you’re looking to collect some Steve Jobs memorabilia, you just missed out on his yearbook. That is a pretty personal collectible.

Someone has decided to auction off the high school yearbook that features Jobs during his much younger days, with long hair and all. According to the seller, he did not actually have any classes with Jobs but his brother was friends with him and the seller knew Jobs’ sister since they were in the same grade. Well, it sold for $12,000. That’s a lot of money. I wonder if more copies will show up now that this one has surfaced.
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12-year old girl tries to poison mom for taking away her iPhone

 

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Many kids just have no boundaries when it comes to their smartphones. They also have no idea about right and wrong apparently. On Friday, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado placed a 12-year old girl at the Boulder Juvenile Center after she was charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder. Over a phone.

The police believe that the pre-teen had tried to poison her mom twice because she had taken her daughter’s iPhone away. The first attempt involved adding bleach into a smoothie that the mother was drinking. The mother noticed the bleach smell which anyone would, but figured it came from poor rinsing of the glass by her daughter. The next time the mother noticed a bleach smell again, this time coming out from a water carafe. That basically gave it away.
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