Today Amazon unveiled the Echo Show, a WiFi-enabled home device — similar to the Alexa-powered Echo family of home hubs that plays media and responds to voice commands –with a seven-inch screen that you can use to make, screen and take video calls. The Echo Show, which comes in black and white versions, will cost $229.99 and will be shipped on June 28 in the US, and pre-orders are available now. It appears that it will be available in the US first, and other countries and territories will get access at a later date. Continue reading Amazon announces the $230 Echo Show, an Echo with a screen for call screening, shipping June 28
I love my Retron 5. At its core, the Hyperkin-made system is able to play video game cartridges for the NES, SNES, Genesis, Famicom, Super Famicom, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. Essentially, the Retron 5 plays an emulated ROM dumped from the original cartridge on a HD television via HD-friendly visual filters to select from. PLUS, you can save your game, take screenshots and add language translations for imports as patches! SCORE. But it seems Hyperkin isn’t settling with the Retron 5 being a 9-in-one system (or 10 if you have a Master System converter of some type), as this next announcement instantly caught my attention. Continue reading Hyperkin’s Game Gear/Master System/Master System Card Adapter for the Retron 5 to be released February 28th!
Ever since we’ve be able to take our cell phones and smartphones with us in our cars, we’ve seen companies create products to provide a true hands-free experience. In some cases, smartphone-based heads-up displays for cars were also implemented, however they are typically one-way devices — they’ll feed the info to you, but you still have to reach for your phone to answer a message or get directions. That’s where the Navdy comes in, as it projects car stats, navigation, notifications, and you can interact with them via a series of gestures and built-in voice commands from Android and iOS. Continue reading Navdy, the Voice/Motion-Activated In-Car Heads-Up Display
The Transformers!! More Than Meets The Eye!! Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons!! The Transformers!! Robots In Disguise!! The Transformers!! More Than Meets The Eye!! THE TRANSFORMERS!!
Retro fandom aside, the latest trailer for the upcoming multiplatform game “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron” — the sequel to “Transformers: War for Cybertron,” both serving as precursors to the live-action films — showcases some very excellent and radical (yes, RADICAL) guitar licks, including the awesome song “The Touch” from the original “Transformers: The Movie” animated film. The crown jewel of the trailer — in my own opinion — were the clips featuring a transforming G1 (Generation 1) Optimus Prime. Now that I’ve grabbed the attention of your childhood nostalgia, players that pre-order the game, developed by High Moon Studios, at any participating GameStop locations will not only receive exclusive in-game combat weapons AND the G1 Optimus Prime character for use in both the single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Continue reading Get ‘Old-School’ Optimus Prime with pre-order of “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron”
Can you just imagine how excited I was when I first heard of this piece of news (Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, & Exhibit D).
Via the SEGA Blog, SEGA recently announced that a forthcoming 300-page book, entitled The History of Sonic the Hedgehog, chronicling their popular mascot’s history in extreme detail (totally), including “every 2D and 3D Sonic game” and “every spin-off game, every crossover, and even rare cameo appearances by Sonic across the gaming universe.” The History of Sonic the Hedgehog is currently available for pre-order on Amazon. Personally, I’m not at all looking forward to the pages in the book dedicated to that dreadful Sonic the Hedgehog 2006 game; dear Lord, that game was abysmal……just, UGHH! Anyway, you can check out a few preview pages over on the blog (I know I did; several, several, SEVERAL times!
[Thanks SEGA Blog & The History of Sonic the Hedgehog (via Amazon)]