Written by Dave Bagnall on Saturday, October 24th, 2015

S1 Mobile LED Projector is a light (342g), ultraportable and compact LED projector that features an internal rechargeable 22Wh battery which delivers up to 3 hours of projection time, and allows the S1 to function as a 6000mAh power bank for charging mobile devices. A best-in-class short throw ratio allows the S1 to project 41-inch images at just 1 meter from the screen. ASUS SonicMaster audio provides high-quality sound, while the MHL port lets users connect the S1 to mobile devices as a projection source while charging them at the same time.

 

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Written by Dave Bagnall on Saturday, October 10th, 2015

LOS ANGELES (E3 2015) – Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the world’s most advanced gaming mouse, the new Razer Mamba. The successor to one of the leading wired/wireless gaming mouse, the new Razer Mamba is powered by the world’s most precise gaming mouse sensor, the revolutionary Adjustable Click Force Technology, and industry leading gaming grade wired/wireless technology.

The new 5G laser sensor is capable of tracking up to 16,000 DPI which is optimized for multi-display set-ups with ultra-high display resolutions. The 5G laser sensor is also the world’s most precise – with its ability to track up to 1 DPI increments (as opposed to the current industry standard of 50 DPI increments). The next generation gaming mouse sensor is also able to track lift-off cut-off distance as precise as 0.1 mm, reducing on-screen jitter so your aim stays on target even as you move. The 5G laser sensor in the new Razer Mamba was designed to be an extension of your natural hand movement.

Razer’s latest gaming mouse also features the patent pending, revolutionary Adjustable Click Force Technology. One of the most important facets of a gaming mouse is the click force – and in the past, gamers have had to adapt to a mouse’s click force or be compelled to search through a multitude of mice and switches to find the perfect mouse button click force.

With the new Adjustable Click Force Technology, instead of having to adapt to a mouse’s set click force, this revolutionary feature allows gamers to freely adjust the level of click force needed to activate the left and right mouse buttons, from distinct clicks for high accuracy actions such as sniping in FPS games to lighter presses for rapid fire action needed for MOBA games. The Razer Mamba’s Adjustable Click Force Technology is capable of up to 504° turn, providing users with a total of 14 distinct choices to set their signature click feel for a more personalized gameplay.

“The original Razer Mamba was launched six years ago and, even today, is the gold standard for a wireless gaming grade mouse,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Our enhancements to the Razer Mamba with the most precise laser sensor and the revolutionary Adjustable Click Force Technology, together with the industry leading gaming grade wired/wireless technology, leave us ahead of the curve when it comes to gaming mice.”

Also launching today is the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition wired gaming mouse, specifically designed for eSports athletes. Featuring the same precise gaming mouse sensor, ergonomic form factor, and advanced Chroma customizable lighting as the wireless Razer Mamba, the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition embodies the absolute best elements an eSports athlete needs to dominate in any tournament.

Both new mice join the Razer Chroma line of devices, which includes an array of mice, keyboards and a headset. Each Chroma enabled product comes with the option of 16.8 million customizable colors and a range of effects through Razer’s cloud-based hardware configurator, Razer Synapse. Razer Synapse also allows the Razer Mamba and Razer Mamba TE to sync lighting colors and effects with other Chroma enabled devices.

Additionally, the publicly available Razer Chroma SDK allows game developers worldwide to directly interact with Chroma enabled devices, displaying lighting effects directly on the peripherals for a more immersive experience to gameplay. For more information, interested parties may visit http://developer.razerzone.com/chroma/.

PRODUCT FEATURES:

Razer Mamba:

  •  16,000 DPI laser sensor
  •  210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  •  Adjustable Click Force Technology mouse buttons
  •  9 programmable buttons including the tilt-click scroll wheel
  •  Wired and wireless connection mode with 1 ms response time
  •  Magnetic charging dock
  •  Battery life: Approximately 20 hrs (continuous gaming)*
  •  Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  •  Razer Synapse enabled
  •  2.13 m / 7 ft. lightweight, braided fiber USB charging cable
  •  Approximate size: 128 mm / 5 in. (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76 in. (Width) x 42.5 mm /
  • 1.67 in. (Height)
  •  Approximate weight: 125 g / 0.27 lbs.
  • *Life expectancy of the battery depends upon its usage

Razer Mamba Tournament Edition:

  •  16,000 DPI laser sensor
  •  210 inches per second / 50 G acceleration
  •  9 programmable buttons including the tilt-click scroll wheel
  •  Chroma lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  •  Razer Synapse enabled
  •  2.13 m / 7 ft. lightweight, braided fiber cable
  •  Approximate size: 128 mm / 5 in. (Length) x 70 mm / 2.76 in. (Width) x 42.5 mm /
  • 1.67 in. (Height)
  •  Approximate weight: 133 g / 0.29 lbs. (with cable)
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Written by Ex0du5_2169 on Monday, October 5th, 2015

Build whatever you want, send it to war and blow up everything else! More or less…

You may look at From the Depths (from Brilliant Skies) and simply assume it is another block based building game. Yes, it is, but it is also much much more… You might say, it has more depth than meets the eye, and no, I will never be sorry for my bad puns. The idea behind the game is a sandbox building and battling simulation with a combination of immersive missions and separate campaign with the possibility of user created content (already available through the forums and Steam workshop).

The complexity of building is something that will hit many people hard, don’t get me wrong, there are 2 different modes of building; one of which will appeal to those who are accustomed to the Minecraft building style, while being simpler it is also less powerful and precise. The other mode is primarily keyboard based and is incredibly powerful (and faster once you master it) and allows a level of precision that many builders may not be used to.

You can make almost anything. I found this on the official website. Some of my creations are on the Steam workshop.

You can make almost anything. I found this beauty on the official website. Some of my own creations are on the Steam workshop.

I want to talk briefly about weapon building, there may be stock weapons that you can use, and they can be useful, but the real power comes from custom designed cannons, missiles/torpedoes and lasers, not to mention rams. What makes the weapon systems really beautiful is the ability to fine tune virtually every part; from the warheads, fuel tanks and thruster power of missiles; to the gauge, elevation and shell type of your cannons. There is much more, alas, I am drastically running out of space to tell you all about it.

Needless to say, I am rather passionate about this game, though you have probably guessed this already, so are many others. The number of tutorials will help players of all levels, meaning anyone can get into FtD. Remember, it’s early access but it is possibly one of the most playable games I have reviewed. I highly recommend you give it a try but take a look at the trailer below, it is a year old and many areas may be outdated it still gives a great showcase of some of the possibilities.

I’ve been writing for Dave for a few years now and I love it, there is always something new to research and test! I hope you enjoy my work!

Before writing I worked in IT for around 11 years and have been an avid gamer for much, much longer. I tend to enjoy everything except sports games, but I’m not above testing them if they’ve tried something new. Give me a Space 4x any day of the week!

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Written by Dave Bagnall on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Based on Android TV, NVIDIA SHIELD is the most powerful smart TV platform ever built, and it delivers amazing entertainment experiences and apps to your living room. NVIDIA® SHIELDTM enables the best Android TV experience with personalized entertainment recommendations, instant access to your entire Android media collection, powerful and versatile voice search capabilities, the best 4K and media playback support, and the best gaming experience compared to all other smart TV boxes.

Best Smart TV

SHIELD delivers the best Smart TV experience. Powered by Android – the world’s largest operating system. SHIELD Android TV supports the industry’s most useful and intelligent voice search, personalized recommendation for content, and instant access to your entire Google Play movie and music collection.

With integrated Chromecast, SHIELD is uniquely a cross-platform smart TV player that allows both iOS and Android users the ability to cast their favorite apps from mobile devices to their TV.

Best 4K and media playback

SHIELD delivers amazing media playback capabilities and is the most versatile media playback device for your living room, able to replace your outdated HTPC (Home Theater PC). SHIELD supports all the popular video and audio formats. It is also the first, and currently only smart TV box that is capable of playing 4K videos at 60 frames per second (HEVC Main10 Profile). SHIELD also supports pass through of Dolby 7.1, Dolby 5.1, DTS-HD, DTS-HD MA, Dolby True HD and AC3 audio via HDMI to your home theater receiver for an immersive surround sound experience.

Built for Performance

NVIDIA SHIELD is powered by Tegra® X1, NVIDIA’s newest and most advanced mobile processor. Tegra X1 includes NVIDIA’s highest performing, and most energy efficient MaxwellTM GPU architecture that brings ultra-fast streaming, and amazing graphics quality for games with performance that is up to 25X higher than other streaming boxes.

Console-Quality Android Gaming

Powered by NVIDIA Tegra® X1, the world’s fastest mobile processor, and paired with the ultra-responsive console-grade SHIELD Wireless controller, NVIDIA SHIELD delivers the first Android platform that lets you enjoy console-quality Android games run locally on SHIELD. The graphics quality in Android games optimized for Tegra X1 rivals the graphics quality of leading game consoles. Enjoy amazing games such as Doom 3 BFG, Borderlands The Pre-sequel, The Talos Principle, and a rapidly growing library of over 200 console and PC class games that are optimized for SHIELD.

Exclusive Subscription-Based NVIDIA GeForce NOWTM Cloud Gaming Service

For those wanting to take their gaming experience to the highest level, SHIELD brings a GeForce® supercomputer into the living room through the NVIDIA® GeForce NOWTM cloud gaming service. Powered by high-end gaming supercomputers in the cloud, NVIDIA GeForce NOW enables you to play recently released AAA games such as Mad Max, GRID Autosport, Shadow of Mordor, Witcher 3 and Lego Marvel Super Heroes without needing an expensive state-of-the-art gaming PC. Enjoy a responsive GeForce-class gaming at up to 1080p resolution and silky smooth 60 frames per second.

SHIELD Specifications

SHIELD delivers an amazing living room entertainment experience and the hardware is fully loaded with numerous connectivity, interactivity, and expandability features. The key specifications of NVIDIA SHIELD are listed below.

  • Powered by NVIDIA Tegra X1, the world’s highest performing mobile processor
  • 3 GB of System Memory
  • 16 GB of built-in storage
  • microSD slot that supports current and future microSD cards up to 2 Terabytes in capacity
  • 2 Full sized USB 3.0 ports for connecting USB accessories such as external hard drives, webcams, fight sticks, keyboards, mice, and others
  • USB 2.0 micro-USB port allowing SHIELD to attach to PCs as a storage device, or for ADB connectivity and others uses
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for reliable and lightning fast connectivity
  • 802.11 ac, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi for the best Wi-Fi experience
  • Bluetooth 4.1 for Bluetooth accessories such as speakers, keyboards, mice, headsets, and others
  • Infra-red port for connectivity with Logitech Universal remotes
  • Full sized HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP 2.2 to display 4K 60p and DRM protected content
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