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Happy 8th Birthday to the original iPhone

Eight years ago today (June 29th), is when Apple first released the original iPhone, the very first of it’s kind. The first iPhone didn’t support 3G networks and the App Store would follow a year later.The first generation iPhone had 128MB of RAM , a 3.5-inch 480 by 320 display (with a resolution of 163ppi) and was available in 4GB, 8GB or 16GB of storage. It was also sporting a 2-megapixel camera on the back. There was no front-facing camera and taking a “selfie” wasn’t a thing yet. One of Apple’s biggest sellers for the original iPhone was that it could load full web pages but using 2G networks (also called EDGE) and it would take about a minute to load up.Other manufacturers attempted to make a “smartphone” but Apple is the one who cracked it.It’ll only be a few short months before we see the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. They’ll probably have the latest and greatest in camera, screen and hardware technology. If Apple is going to follow the same release schedule as years past, then…

Happy 4th Birthday, Google+

It has been four years since Google first introduced their own social network, Google+. When it first launched, it was invite-only (I was one of the lucky ones who got to be apart of the invite-only beta) then it eventually became necessary to have a Google+ account if you used any of Google’s services.Here is part of the blog post that Google made when they first introduced Google+:Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools.In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. Even broken. And we aim to fix it.We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. We want to make Google better by including you, your relationships, and your interests. And so begins the Google+ project:Today, Google still give Google+ some attention with regular updates. It is estimated that there are 500 million Google+ users but you should take into consi…

The Pebble Time is now available for pre-order

In case you were one of the 78,000 people who backed the Pebble Time on Kickstarter, here’s your chance. Starting today, all non-backers can now pre-order the Pebble Time.The Pebble Time will cost $200 USD. If you are in the US, you’ll only be able to pre-order the smartwatch through Best Buy’s website. For everyone else around the world, you can pre-order through Pebble’s website: getpebble.com.It is worth noting that the Pebble Time is currently on back order, meaning that it may take several weeks for your watch to arrive, even if you choose the free shipping option. Pebble is still in the process of fulfilling their Kickstarter backers’ pledges. However there is a $25 shipping option which brings the shipping time to 3-5 days (but that could change as well).The Pebble Time is available in red, white and black.Source: Pebble


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Sony PlayStation E3 Experience 2015: Everything you need to know

Sony made a couple of announcements at their PlayStation E3 Experience 2015. From a release date (more like just a year) for the long-awaited The Last Guardian to a new game from the developer behind the Killzone series.For those of you who missed the press conference or just want to re-watch it, here it is below.The Last GuardianIt’s been a long time coming for The Last Guardian. The game was first announced at E3 2009 with a 2011 release date for the PS3. But now Sony is confident that The Last Guardian is going to come out in 2016 for the PS4.Hitman (2015)The game is supposedly a reboot for the series and is going to be set in a open-world sandbox instead of the level-based gameplay from the last game. In addition, PS4 owners are going to get a exclusive console access to the beta when you pre-order the game.It is coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 8th 2015.Street Fighter VThe fifth instalment in the Street Fighter series is coming exclusively to the PS4 and PC. It is going…

Square-Enix E3 2015 Press Conference: Everything you need to know

Square-Enix had a few announcements to make at their E3 press conference this year. From showing off some new gameplay from Kingdom Hearts 3 to announcing a remake of Final Fantasy VII.New gameplay for Just Cause 3A new gameplay trailer for Just Cause 3 was revealed at E3 2015. The game is coming out December 1st 2015 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Ubisoft E3 2015 Press Conference: Everything you need to know

Ubisoft also had a number of announcements at their E3 2015 press conference. From showing off new gameplay from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate to a new original game, For Honor.New gameplay for Assassin’s Creed SyndicateAssassin’s Creed Syndicate was previously announced last month at it’s own online event. At E3 2015, Ubisoft showed off some new gameplay.Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon WildlandsThe game is a open-world action game. It’s about a US Special Forces team that is tasked with taking down drug cartels. So far no release date or year has been announced but you can expect this to come to at least Xbox One, PS4 and PC.South Park: The Fractured but WholeA sequel to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth has been announced. This game is about superheroes instead of fantasy theme from the first game. This game is being developed by Ubisoft San Francisco instead of Obsidian Entertainment.It is coming out for Xbox One, PS4 and PC sometime in 2016.Angela Bassett in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Si…

Nintendo Digital Event at E3 2015: Everything you need to know

Nintendo has a lot of announcements at the E3 2015 Nintendo Direct (which is how Nintendo does most of their press conferences nowadays).Mario MakerMario Maker was previously announced last year but it is coming out this year. It will allow you create your own Super Mario levels. Mario Maker is coming to Wii U on September 11th 2015.Nintendo Amiibo & SkylandersNintendo’s Amiibo is coming to Activision’s Skylanders via a partnership. That means you’ll be able to play as your favourite Nintendo characters in Skylanders.Starfox ZeroNo other details about Starfox Zero coming to the Wii U other than the trailer and that is going to come out holiday 2015.The Legend of Zelda: Triforce HeroesThe game is going to be a multiplayer dungeon crawler for the 3DS and its coming this fall.Animal Crossing: Happy Home DesignerThe new Animal Crossing game will focus on home decoration and design. It is going to be released on September 25th 2015 for the 3DS.Metroid Prime Federation ForceThe new game…