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Sony FMP-X5 media player announced for Netflix 4K streaming

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By James Rivington Sony has announced plans to release a 4K media streamer for all of its 2012 and 2013 Bravia 4K TVs. At a European press event held at Pinewood studios earlier today, Sony said the new FMP-X5 is intended specifically for owners of the KD-84X9005, KD-65X9005A and KD-55X9005A (4K TVs which launched too early to include an HEVC decoder) whose only previous option...

EB Games Expo 2014: What to expect from this year’s show

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Nick Broughall With last year’s EB Games Expo breaking records and giving Australians one of their first experience with the PS4 and Xbox One, the 2014 expo is set to be all about the games. Returning to the Sydney Showgrounds at Sydney Olympic Park between October 3-5, this year’s show is destined to be the biggest expo yet, with organisers confirming that...

Facebook sees movies as the next big thing for Oculus Rift

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Hugh Langley Virtual reality is destined to go well beyond gaming, and movies seem the obvious next conquest. According to Cory Ondrejka, Facebook’s VP of mobile engineering, Facebook sees it too. The announcement that Facebook was buying Oculus Rift was a sign that it had wider plans for VR and, speaking during a keynote presentation at this week’s Hollywood...

Apple Patents A 3D Hologram Display System With Gesture Input

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Darrell Etherington Apple has patented a 3D display system (via AppleInsider) that uses a familiar mirror box-type design, but that works with digital images instead of physical objects like those you might find in novelty stores, and that also incorporates 3D gesture-based input from a user for control. The 3D display would project a sort of hologram image above a light...

Salesforce Debuts Its Answer To Amazon’s Mayday: An SOS Button For Mobile App Support

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Ingrid Lunden Salesforce has poured a lot of investment into social and mobile products to make sure that its suite of cloud-based CRM services continues to find audiences where consumers are engaging online the most these days. Today it unveiled the latest move in that direction, Salesforce1 Service Cloud SOS — Service SOS for short — one-touch live video...

Opera Brings Its Touch-Centric Coast Browser To The iPhone

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Frederic Lardinois Opera is bringing its Coast browser to the iPhone today. While it uses Apple’s own WebKit rendering engine, the interface around it is decidedly different from any other browser you have likely tried before — and that’s a good thing. Just like with the iPad version Opera launched last year, the iPhone edition is highly optimized for...

Adyen Global Payments Index Shows Transactions Creeping Up On Android Tablets

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Natasha Lomas Payments company Adyen has published its latest quarterly mobile payments index, and it shows mobile web payments accounted for a fifth (20.1%) of all payments transactions on its network globally in March — with smartphones accounting for around half (10.9%) of total transactions vs 9.3% being generated by tablets. Read More Via: Gadgets      ...

Apple Working On New Environmental Sensors For Mobile Devices

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on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 | By Get Gaming Now

By Darrell Etherington Apple potentially wants your next iPhone (or maybe an iWatch) to be able to detect humidity, atmospheric pressure and temperature data according to a couple of new patents spotted by AppleInsider today. One of the patents describes a sensor package that could detect temperature, pressure, humidity and sound and that features a partial opening for sound...

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