Watch Samsung Galaxy S4 Unpacked 2013 Full Keynote

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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung has announced the latest entry in its Galaxy flagship smartphones, Galaxy S4. Revealed at Unpacked event in New York City, the Galaxy S4 sports a massive 5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 441ppi (Galaxy S III has 306ppi).

Galaxy S4 will support offline Group Play, has a 13 megapixel front camera and 2 megapixel rear, and is equipped with an infrared LED. It contains 2GB of DDR3 RAM. A slimmer yet stronger build than its predecessors.

New features including, a nine language translator, a bunch of video and photo features. Watch the full unpacked event right below:

Sony’s PS4: Everything We Know

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PS4 Announced

PS4 Announced

Sony Computer Entertainment, SCE, has finally unwrapped the company’s next-gen home console, PlayStation 4. Here are all the details.

The console:

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.

PS4 Specs

PS4 Specs

Main Processor

  • Single-chip custom processor
  • CPU : x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores
  • GPU : 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine

Memory

  • GDDR5 8GB

Hard Disk Drive

  • Built-in

Optical Drive

  • (read only)
  • BD 6xCAV
  • DVD 8xCAV
  • I/O
  • Super-Speed USB (USB 3.0), AUX

Communication

  • Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)
  • IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 (EDR)

AV output

  • HDMI
  • Analog-AV out
  • 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.

PS4 Eye

PS4 Eye

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~∞
  • Field-of-View 85
  • 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 Controller:

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

DUALSHOCK 4

Dualshock 4 specs:

External Dimensions
  • Approx. 162mm x 52mm x 98mm (width x height x depth) (tentative, excludes largest projection)

Weight

  • 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)

Other Features

  • 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.

Games:

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

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
+ Images courtesy of Sony

Sony Teases PS4 Reveal on February 20th

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Sony Teases PS4 Reveal on February 20th

Sony Teases PS4 Reveal on February 20th

Sony PlayStation is holding an event set for February 20th at 6pm EST under the tagline “See the future“. We believe the invites were sent to the media for the upcoming Sony next-gen console, PlayStation 4 reveal.

Earlier this month, we reported that the announcement of PS4 is expected prior to E3 with an official launch later this year. Rumors suggested that the heart of PS4 will be made by AMD. More on PS4 (codenamed Orbis) specs leaked can be found here.

Citing“people familiar with the matter,” the Wall Street Journal confirms that the event is indeed for PS4 reveal and the new PlayStation console will incorporate more social features, this comes in line with what rumored before that the new controller (upgraded DualShock?) will have a dedicated “Share” button.

The WSJ also claims that Microsoft’s new console will be released before the end of 2013, with announcement made before E3. More on Xbox 720 (codenamed Durango) specs can be found here.

Quantic Dream Working on Project ‘Singularity’ For PS4

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New Real Time Tech Demo: Kara

New Real Time Tech Demo: Kara

It seems like Heavy Rain developer Quantic Dream are already working on the next endeavor after Beyond: Two Souls, intended for the next-gen PlayStation 4.

Quantic Dream has registered the domain name for SingularityPS4.com. Following a similar move, the studio has done in the past, as they registered the domain names of both heavyrainPS3.com and beyondPS3.com. This indicates that Quantic Dream is indeed prepping a new title for PS4 called Singularity.

Interestingly, going back to Kara tech demo that was shown at GDC last year, Quantic Dream’s lead David Cage said he was inspired by Ray Kurzweil‘s book The Singularity is Near. This suggests that the android Kara could be the subject of the new title in the works. Watch Kara tech demo below:

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