Your mind is about to be blown! Introducing the Pebble, a new watch arriving this September. This awesome e-paper watch is fully visible in outdoor light, with a vibrant, crisp screen capable of displaying digital, analog, or a text clock. The Pebble will also sync with your mobile phone to bring you text, email, and other notification alerts. Pretty great idea, right?
Get yours for just $115 on Kickstarter, before it launches this fall for $150.
In the market for a new case for your 3DS? In celebration of all things green today for St. Patrick’s Day, Nintendo has released a new reward on Club Nintendo that’ll even make Mario a tad jealous.
Introducing this stunningly awesome green 3DS case, in the shape of Luigi’s signature hat. It’s big enough to fit all iterations of the DS handheld lineup (except the XL), and can hold one additional game cartridge. At 450 coins, this bad boy is a steal.
After 14-years, Steve Jobs has decided to step down from his CEO position at Apple. Co-founding the company in the 1970s, Jobs has been credited with revolutionizing modern computers, mobile devices, and the entire music industry with the iPod and iTunes Store.
Here’s what Jobs had to say about his decision to resign:
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.” While now taking on the role as Chairman, Jobs revealed that Tim Cook would be taking over as CEO.
Despite urging investors not to worry about the state of Apple given his departure, supporters and Apple enthusiasts are surely going to miss Jobs as the face of the company.
FaceTime is often one of the only features Apple enthusiasts use to gloat when talking down to their Android-loving acquaintances. Thankfully, those days of video calling exclusivity are over. Skype has announced that the latest version of their mobile application for Android now supports video calling.
By downloading version 2.1, available now, you’ll gain access to video calling, which can be done between Skype-to-Skype accounts, over both Wi-fi and 3G. The only downer is the realization that you may not have a front facing camera. While video calling should still work otherwise — check here for supported devices — you’ll only have the back facing camera to use, which doesn’t really work unless you’re looking into a mirror, or facing it at your crotch.
Download the latest Skype version here, and let your naughty cam sessions go mobile!
With all the rumors gone wild about Nintendo’s upcoming console (including the above mock-up), not many have interpreted the rumored codename itself, Project Cafe. This got me thinking; is it possible “Cafe” is just an acronym, teasing what the system will offer? We’ll find out soon enough, but here are a few examples of what “Cafe” could stand for:
- Core Audience Finally Ecstatic
- Casual Audience Fun Enticer
- Complex Auxiliary Famicom Electronic
- Controller Augmented For Ease
- Core Anticipated Famicom Electronic
- Candy Apple Filled Electronic
- Can Also File Envelopes
- Can’t Always Facilitate Everyone
What do you guys think? Any possibilities? Personally, I’d love a gaming system with candy apple dispensing capabilities.
Vimeo has launched an app for the iOS devices (iPad, iPad 2, iPod Touch and iPhone). For those not familiar with Vimeo, imagine YouTube with higher quality video and a more dignified (and artsy) uploader-base. The app gives you the ability to not only watch videos from the app, but allows users to upload videos directly from iOS devices! It also includes editing tools seen in the pic below:
The amazingly promising Vimeo App is available now! Download it here
Want that shiny new iPad, but just can’t afford it? You now have options.
Best Buy is selling the first-generation iPad at a reduced rate, in anticipation for the sale of the iPad 2 which launches tomorrow. The base 16 GB Wi-Fi only model will sell for $399, which knocks $100 off the price. Not bad, if you don’t mind it lacking all the bells and whistles of the iPad 2. The 16 GB 3G iPad 1 will set you back $529.
Apple today announced a brand new iPad, set to hit store shelves on March 11. Keeping the current price model — essentially replacing the original iPad from the marketplace — the new iPad will come in both white and black. The iPad 2 will boast quite a few fantastic additions, while retaining the original’s 10-hour battery life.
The iPad 2 knocks 1/3 off the thickness, uses the Dual-Core A5 chip, is lighter, and is supposedly more comfortable to hold. Two new cameras have been added; a front facing camera gives the device access to two of Apple’s most notorious camera based software applications, PhotoBooth and FaceTime. The rear camera allows image and video recording in glorious 720p resolution.
Get ready tablet lovers abroad. Apple is preparing to host an event early next month that will show off the second generation iPad. The event, being held in San Francisco, was teased by Apple with the slogan, “Come see what 2011 will be the year of.” Those are some fightin’ words!
The newest version of the tablet will likely include the addition of dual camera for FaceTime and PhotoBooth, improve graphics, an improved processor, and a slew of other irresistible features that will warrant the hefty price tag.
The event makes perfect timing, considering the critical acclaim of Motorola’s Android powered Xoom tablet, which hit store shelves today. We’ll let you know what Apple has up their sleeve as soon as we find out next week.