Mobile gaming is growing rapidly with the advent of Sony’s Playstation Vita and an ever-expanding array of mobile devices including the iPad, iPhone, and a variety of Android phones and tablets. Each of these devices is capable of accessing a dedicated marketplace, giving the user the ability to browse and download a variety of games and applications.
Last year at CES, it was all about the Ultrabook. Ultrathin and ultraportable but yet still powerful enough to be used as a capable computer, the Ultrabook was everything people wanted in a notebook. Now it seems that CES 2013 was all about the mobile all-in-one computer.
I know you’re probably out there right now looking to purchase me your usual assortment of socks and sweaters as holiday gifts, but I was hoping this year to leave this letter on the kitchen counter and have you read this before you went shopping.
Kids like to use headsets just as much as adults, and probably more. And let’s face it, headsets are good for kids because a lot of the stuff they listen to can get on an adults' nerves after hearing it once or twice—or a few hundred times.
Today’s students need a lot more than spiral-bound notebooks and pencils to make the grade. Everything revolves around computers and the Internet; and papers have to be created in a program and printed from a computer—pen and ink was the way your parents wrote for their classes.
Gamers like gifts just like anyone else. But it’s those special gifts that enhance their gaming enjoyment that are really appreciated. Let’s take a look at some of the hottest gifts for gamers this year.
Whether you’re playing games on a PC or a Playstation 3, you’ll gain an edge with the new T.Flight Stick X Joystick from Thrustmaster. Though the plug-and-play USB controller comes preconfigured for Microsoft Flight Simulator X on the PC as well as for Ubisoft's Blazing Angels, Tom Clancy's HawX and IL-2 Sturmovik's Birds of Prey on the PS3, the joystick is fully compatible with the larger world of games available for Windows-based computers and PS3 consoles.
Advancements in processing power and graphics technology, along with inexpensive memory, have contributed significantly to the realism of today’s video games. It’s amazing how far technology has come. Aside from computing horsepower, though, there’s another way to enhance the user experience.