Two weeks ahead of the beginning of The Year of the Dog, Razer has revealed that they will be producing a limited-time offer for people celebrating the Chinese New Year. Revealed earlier today by press release, the Gold Edition Razer Phone is a re-skinned foil to add some gold accents to the device. As seen in the picture below, the biggest variation between the normal Razer Phone and the Gold Edition Razer Phone is the beautiful packaging. Clad in red, gold, and Eastern-inspired art, the packaging itself looks like a display piece. As mentioned previously, the only real difference between the actual hardware is the change for a silver Razer logo to a gold Razer logo on the back of the phone. If you are looking to make the switch from your current phone, the Gold Edition Razer Phone will run you roughly $699.99 USD and is limited to the dedicated Razer online store and some select Hong Kong retailers. Even better, you can grab the phone right now if you are so inclined. For … [Read more...] about Razer Announces Gold Edition of Razer Phone, Celebrating Chinese New Year
Apple found itself facing some unwanted attention last year when it was revealed the company throttles performance of older iPhones to compensate for battery degradation. Although it has a reason for this setup, the secrecy surrounding it--knowledge of it only became public after a third-party group's report--understandably caused a great deal of consternation among consumers. Soon, however, the so-called feature will become an option you can toggle off.The system in question was implemented as part of iOS 10.2.1 in 2016 and affects the iPhone 6, 6s, SE, and, more recently, 7. Essentially, it slows the speed of iPhones as their batteries age. This is because performance spikes can require more power than an old battery is capable of providing, which can result in a phone shutting down completely. Apple's solution to avoid this issue is to slow the phone down.Apple acknowledged the initial report of performance-throttling and apologized. CEO Tim Cook has now addressed the subject in an … [Read more...] about You’ll Be Able To Turn Off The iPhone’s Battery-Saving Feature That Slows Your Phone Down
At CES this week, Corsair showed off a bevy of new new wireless products that claim to have virtually no lag at all, including a gaming mouse and keyboard. We first saw this mouse and wireless charging mousepad in 2017 as Concept Zeus, but as of today they're real products, due out at the end of the month. First on the list is the new K63 wireless TKL gaming keyboard. It's got the usual necessary gaming creds, like Cherry MX Red switches, fully RGB lit and customizable lighting effects. The K63 also has incredible endurance, only asking to be plugged in for a charge after 75 hours of continuous gaming. Corsair's full-sized wired K95 RGB Platinum took how our award for gaming keyboard of the year. But for those who desire to cut one more cord, the K63 brings along much of the K95's goodness, minus the number pad. It costs $110. Corsair also announced its new Dark Core RGB wireless gaming mouse to compliment the K63 keyboard. It's got all the usual features ticked off for a reliable and … [Read more...] about Corsair shows off wireless keyboard, mouse, and a mousepad that charged my phone
For a few years running now, Razer has shown off a piece of prototype technology at the Consumer Electronics Show in an attempt to stand out. This year, the company has unveiled Project Linda, which looks like a PC laptop but acts as a dock for the Razer Phone that turns the mobile device into what's a essentially an Android-based laptop.Project Linda takes on a form similar to the Razer Blade Stealth laptop, but replaces the trackpad with a docking port that connects to the Razer Phone via USB-C. The phone's screen is mirrored on Project Linda's display and the phone itself becomes the trackpad. In certain games, the phone can be used as a secondary screen and work like a companion app.While the Razer Phone has a 1440p 120 Hz display, Project Linda (in its current form) is only equipped with a 13.3-inch 1080p 60 Hz screen, although Razer said it plans on matching the two devices' resolutions and refresh rates in a new iteration of Project Linda.All the processing power comes from the … [Read more...] about Razer Turns Its Gaming Phone Into A Laptop In New Project Linda Prototype
Sounds impossible, doesn't it?Let's face it, iPhone graphics are great but they can still bepretty ropy. And that's right at the top of the range - mid-price handsets are still stuck in 16-bit land.But don't forget,13 years ago, mobile games looked like this: Above: Snake on a Nokia handset in 1997 They now look like this: Above: Brothers in Arms 2 on iPhone in 2010 That's a pretty major leap in just 13 years. But how is mobile gaming tech catching up to current-gen? Could it really meet PS3-standard in three years? Let's take a look at the timeline... 1997 Snake, as made famous by Nokia phones, was programmed in 1997 anduses monochrome 8-bit graphics. The closest comparison we can find is Snake Byte on the Commodore VIC-20, some 17 years before it. We're talking very basic stuff - the sort of thing your dad would have been wowed by. We're talking less-capable tech than an original Game Boy. Fewer shades of colour, fewer pixels, fewer objects on-screen. 2001 Thefirst colourcell … [Read more...] about Can cell phone graphics hit PS3 quality in 3 years?