Posts byRaymond Padilla

    Gaikai and Wikipad Team Up on Gaming-Focused Tablet

    Streaming-game service Gaikai has announced that it has teamed up with Wikipad for a gaming-focused tablet. Gaikai offers high-quality console-gaming through the cloud, while Wikipad features gamepad-like controls (pictured below) that envelop a tablet PC. Gaikai games on Wikipad can also be viewed on televisions that support WiDi. (more…)

      91% of Mobile Game Revenue is Spent on In-App Purchases

      Research firm Newzoo released some interesting numbers from March 2012. One of the most fascinating tidbits was that American mobile gamers are incredibly fond of in-app purchases. Of the mobile-game revenue in America accounted for by Newzoo, 91 percent was in-app purchases as opposed to money spent buying games. Check out some additional details below. (more…)

        PopCap Games Merchandise On The Way

        Most of you have been dreaming about wearing Plants vs. Zombies boxer shorts while staring at a Bejeweled calendar. Like the immortal Hall & Oates, PopCap Games is making your dreams come true. The company has announced that it will be releasing a ton of licensed merchandise. The initial products will be Plants vs. Zombies goods, with swag based on Bejeweled and other games coming in 2013. Here’s the rundown. (more…)

          Samsung Announces Exynos 4, Will Debut in Galaxy S3

          Samsung has announced that its Exynos 4 Quad system-on-a-chip will power the upcoming Galaxy S 3 phone. The Galaxy SII offered great performance and competed well with the iPhone 4S in 2011. The Galaxy S3 is expected to compete well with the next iPhone. The Exynos 4 Quad is a quad-core chip made with a 32nm process. It runs at 1.4GHz, and is based on ARM Cortex A9 technology. Check out the teaser video below. (more…)


          Klout for iPhone Brings Social Networking Metrics to iOS

          Social networking service Klout has released an official iOS app called Klout for iPhone (original, hey?). Klout is an interesting product that combines activity from other social networking services, runs it through a bunch of algorithms, and assigns a score. These scores can be a good way to measure and track social-network influence. Some people use Klout to brag about their Internet status and others use it as a tool to track the effectiveness of social networking techniques. Then there’s a small subsection of Klout users that have turned the service into a game of its own. (more…)

            Brydge Adds Full-Sized Keyboard and Stereo Speakers to the iPad

            Getting lots of attention on Kickstarter, Brydge is an accessory that offers protection and a full-sized keyboard for the Apple iPad. The base model is made from machined aluminum. A more expensive model adds stereo speakers to the mix. Both make for a package that’s smaller than the MacBook Air, but with the convenience of detachability. Check out a video of Brydge below. (more…)

            Cargo-Bot: Created on the iPad for the iPad

            Cargo-Bot is a cute puzzle game for the iPad. What’s really interesting about it is that it was created on the iPad. The game was made with Codea (formerly known as Codify), a visual programming tool for the iPad. Check out a video of Cargo-Bot below. (more…)

              Apple WWDC 2012 Sells Out in Under Two Hours

              Here’s a quick hit for you. Last year, Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) sold out in 12 hours. This year, it sold out in the less than two hours. It’s like developing software for Apple products is a big deal or something…. (more…)

                Apple Q2 2012 Earnings Call Highlights

                Apple has announced its quarterly results and the numbers were spectacular. Have you heard this story before? Well get ready for a rerun with Apple’s Q2 2012 numbers. For a company with a ridiculously large market cap, it’s amazing that it’s still growing at a rapid rate. The quarterly profit hit $11.6-billion, making for a year-over-year growth of 94 percent. Here’s how Apple reached that ridiculous number. (more…)

                  Machine-Gun Mounted Quadrotor Controlled Via iPad!

                  Those zany cats at FPS Russia are at it again. This time around, the crew has a quadrotor with a submachine gun. The coolest part of it all is that the whole setup is controlled with an iPad! The video below shows the quadrotor in action, terrorizing cars, dummies, and more. Check it out and bask in the awesomeness. (more…)