At MAX 2013, Adobe XDannouncedProjects Mighty and Napoleon which consist of a Wacom-like stylus and a digital ruler. The devices are cloud connected to your Creative Cloud account. Check out the video below:
Mighty is pressure sensitive, which helps it draw a natural and expressive line. It is also connected to the Creative Cloud through the software and a local Bluetooth LE connection. We have used this connection to pull up Kuler themes and enable a “cloud clipboard” which gives you access to assets you have saved to the cloud for reuse.
Our little ruler (Napoleon, get it?) creates a digitally projected edge that you can use to accurately draw shapes and lines. It just feels right.
At MAX 2013 conference, Adobe has officially dropped support for its CS6 suite and announced that its shifting future updates for Creative Cloud members only. There is a ton of new features coming to Photoshop, Premiere, illustrator, InDesign and After Effects. More updates to its iOS apps including Kuler, and Adobe Ideas.
Updates will be rolled out June 17 at which time Adobe will be ending support for CS6 with all new features coming to Creative Cloud users only. New features including:
Photoshop enhanced to reduce image blur brought on by camera shake, includes a redesigned Smart Sharpen utility, improved upsampling, and the ability to apply RAW edits as a filter in any layer.
Flash Professional was completely rebuilt to include 64-bit architecture, HD export, improved HTML publishing, a new streamlined UI, real-time mobile teasing for iOS and Android devices, as well as a new code editor, real-time drawing, an unlimited pasteboard size, and more.
Illustrator was updated to include new features such as Touch Type tool that allows characters to be manipulated like individual objects with support for multitouch devices and stylus, images in brushes, new sync settings, sync colors, font search, etc.
InDesign gets 64-bit support, HiDPI and Retina Display support, a new QR Code Creator, etc.
Sony Computer Entertainment, SCE, has finally unwrapped the company’s next-gen home console, PlayStation 4. Here are all the details.
The console sports an AMD 8-core CPU SoC based on Jaguar Technology and a set 8GB of GDDR5 RAM, with graphic AMD’s Next-gen Radeon based graphic engine.
Single-chip custom processor
CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine
Hard Disk Drive
Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX
Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)
Digital Output (optical)*Specifications are subject to change without notice.
The console will launch in Holiday 2013. A rumor suggests that there will be two SKUs at price tags around $429 and $529.
Next-gen PlayStation Eye:
Each console is said to ship with the next-gen PlayStation Eye camera which packs a pair of wide-angle cameras that will pick up signals from the new DualShock 4 controllers.
PlayStation 4 Eye
External Dimension Approx. 186mm x 27mm x 27mm (width x height x depth)(tentative)
Weight Approx. 183g (tentative)
Video Pixel (Maximum) 1280 x 800 pixel x 2
Video Frame Rate 1280×800 pixel @ 60fps
640×400 pixel @ 120fps
320×192 pixel @ 240fps
Video Format RAW, YUV (uncompressed)
Lens Dual Lenses, F value/F2.0 fixed focus
Capture Range 30cm～∞
Microphone 4 Channel Microphone Array
Connection Type PS4 dedicated connector (AUX connector)
Cable Length Approx. 2m (tentative)
The new 3D camera detects the player from the light bars attached to the new controller for an easy identification. It will let you spectate and watch other friends play games from your console’s dashboard with the ability to remotely control games their friends are playing to help them get through a tough spot.
The new controller, Dualshock 4, will come with a new small touchpad in the center that will work as an input button, capacitive type and two-point multitouch panel. A new “share” button, by which you can record gameplay and onscreen footage and share it directly with your friends. Some claims that you can actually have access to the last 15 minutes recorded anytime you press the share button.
Dualshock 4 specs:
Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)
Approx. 210g (tentative)
Keys / Switches
PS button, SHARE button, OPTIONS button
Directional buttons (Up/Down/Left/Right)
Action buttons (Triangle, Circle, Cross, Square)
R1/L1/R2/L2 button, Left stick / L3 button, Right stick / R3 button, Pad Button
Touch Pad 2 Point Touch Pad, Click Mechanism, Capacitive Type
Motion Sensor Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, threeaxis accelerometer)
Light Bar, Vibration, Built-in Mono Speaker
Ports: USB (Micro B), Extention Port, Stereo Headset Jack
Wireless Communication Bluetooth Ver2.1+EDR
Battery Type Built-in Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery Voltage DC3.7V (tentative) Capacity 1000mAh (tentative)
PS Vita Integration and Second Screen:
PS Vita is fully integrated even you can play/stream PS4 games right on it, thanks to Gaikai technology. You’ll also be able to control the PS4 remotely from your tablet or smartphone, a companion apps will be made available for iOS and Android. Some speculate that most of online features will require a premium subscription to use. Sony’s new online service will be called PlayStation World replacing PlayStation Plus. Its not known yet whether this related to Gaikai or PlayStation Cloud.
PlayStation 3 titles won’t be supported natively, confirmed Sony. But all PS1, PS2 and PS3 titles will be playable using Gaiki streaming technology on PS4 or actually on any platform, anything, anywhere.
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Knack Sony’s Japan Studio
Killzone: Shadow Fall by Guerrilla Studio.
DriveClub by Evolution Studio.
InFamous: Second Son by Sucker Punch
Destiny, by Bungie, and Diablo III, by Blizzard
Watch Dogs from Ubisoft is confirmed as a launch title
New Final Fantasy title for PS4 will be announced at E3 this year
For those who didn’t catch the live stream on Apple’s website, Apple posted the full video of iPad’s mini media event where Tim Cook and Phil Schiller unveiled the iPad mini, iPad 4th Generation, new iMac, new Mac mini, 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro, iBooks 3.0, iBooks Author 2.
You can watch the entire presentation on Apple’s website here. The event video is also available for download in the HD Apple Keynotes podcast: