Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Nintendo Game Boy Is Now 25

Nintendo Game Boy

Yes, you are that old. Nintendo's iconic Game Boy has turned 25 this week. The handheld game device was launched on 21 April 1989 and it revolutionized handheld gaming with its basic but addictive games.

Nintendo Game Boy device originally came bundled with Tetris, the legendary puzzle video game invented by Soviet researcher Alexey Pajitnov. The Game Boy was pretty basic handheld game device. It is powered by a 4.19MHz 8-bit processor and with just 8KB of RAM. The device is not capable of playing complex graphics. The display is just measly 160 by 144 pixels and four shades of gray.

Though it doesn't have the power and complex graphics, it outsell by a large margin more powerful handheld gaming device like Atari Lynx and Sega Game Gear.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch

Samsung Galaxy S5 Launch

Samsung the biggest smartphone manufacturer in the world will launch their latest smartphone flagship, the Galaxy S5 on Saturday April 12, 2014 in 125 countries that includes countries in Europe, Asia, and America. 

Other gadgets that will be launched on Saturday besides the Galaxy S5, are Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear 2 Neo smartwatches, and Samsung Gear Fit health tracker.

Experts claim that the Samsung Galaxy S5 will have the fastest processor compared to other smartphones in the market today. Galaxy S5 has also new features like finger scanner that offers extra security, biometric screen-locking feature and a safe mobile payment system. It also have S Health, which is a personal fitness tracker. The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is dust and waterproof.

The Galaxy S5 will be offered by major US carrier like T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint for about $200 with contract.

Retailers priced the Fit health tracker at about $200, just like the Gear 2 Neo smartwatch, while the standard Gear 2 runs are usually offered at $300.