Hardcore gamers who want to increase their gaming performance probably need a good dose of electric current passing through their brains. Straight from comic books, see how this latest gizmo could excite your brain.
Michael Oxley claims that his latest headset creation called Fo.cus could help gamers improve their brain performance, and therefore their gaming abilities, by applying a process called transcranial direct-current simulation (tDCS). It’s a form of neurostimulation that is used for patients who suffer from brain injuries caused by strokes. Normal individuals could also employ tDCS, although unapproved by the FDA, to improve cognitive performance.
Fo.cus utilizes four copper electrodes that passes low-intensity current on a strategic area of your brain – the prefrontal cortex. Each node is equipped with saline-soaked sponges to prevent your skin from burning while it is on your forehead. The idea isn’t to let it sit on your head for the entire day to see reap the benefits. Around 5 to 10 minutes of use per day is all you need to improve your working and short-term memory.
Although the results may vary from each user, its creator remains optimistic that many users will see the benefit from long-term use. If you think this gizmo could help your everyday gaming activity and lifestyle, the Fo.cus headset will be available starting July in the US and the UK for quite a hefty price of $ 249 in the US and £179.
Hit the comments section below and tell us what you think of this device.
US-based consumer electronics supplier Dell has unveiled its latest all-in-one desktop PC that caters to users who wish to have a working station with big touchscreen display minus the bulk of traditional desktop PCs.
The new Dell XPS 18 is equipped with a huge 18.4-inch touch screen display with full-HD resolution (1080p) and will be offered in three different variants. Looking closely inside, it is powered by Intel processor ranging from the cheapest Intel Pentium 2117U processor (with 1.8GHz, 2M cache) to Ivy Bridge Core i3-3227U (1.9GHz, 3M cache) or if you prefer a more high-end variant, the Core i5-3337U (2.7GHz 3M cache).
The starting level has the following specs: Intel HD Graphics 4000, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 320GB SATA HDD, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Windows 8 64-bit, wireless keyboard and mouse and pre-loaded McAfee anti-virus (trial version). The higher-end models differ only in terms of processor and RAM (the second tier offers 4GB while the highest offers 8GB). All models weighs 4.85lbs which is a tad heavy for the ladies specially if they want to carry it around the house. Of course, it still depends on individual preferences.
Interested customers can now pre-order the XPS 18 AIO PC at Dell’s website. The desktop models cost $ 900, $ 1000 and $ 1349, respectively and are expected to ship by next month.
Google’s premium chromebook, the Chromebook Pixel has been up for sale for a number of days now but the new thing is that its LTE version is also coming our way. Chromebook Pixel LTE is now available for pre-order and will start shipping not later than the 8th of April.
The LTE-enabled hardware assures the non-stop access to data through LTE network plus it could still access WiFi hotpots as well. Further, the Chromebook Pixel LTE gives its users 64 GB of local storage capacity, a memory that is two times higher than the regular version. The flagship chromebook houses a 12.85-inch Gorilla Glass touchscreen display providing a high 2560 x 1700 pixel resolution. Inside the hood, the Pixel is powered by a Core i5 processor (Ivy Bridge), HD Graphics 4000 and 4GB RAM. It weigns 3.35 lbs and measures .64-inch thick.
The LTE version is priced $ 1,449 which is obviously heftier as opposed to the WiFi-only model that has a price tag of $ 1,299. It is now available for preorder via Verizon’s network and will reach the customers’ abodes in two weeks. In addition, the $ 150 difference with the regular version is compensated by a free 100MB each month mobile data from Verizon’s LTE network for two years.
Interested customers may visit the Google Play Store for more details. Are you willing to pay a hefty sum for this device? Hit the comments below.
With the rapid change in innovation, the mobile world is again bracing for the upcoming iPhone update which is expected to hit the market at the middle of summer or August to be precise. The rumoured iPhone 5S is said to contain specifications of “lower cost” and slight improvements of the existing iPhone 5. These include a thin body at 7.6mm and 112 grams light, a upgraded camera and processor and a possible fingerprint sensor.
It will retain iPhone 5’s 4-inch display and will be on 2-year contract at $ 0 pricing with a carrier. The specs highlight a mixture of the iPhone 5 with the iPod touch especially the fibreglass and plastic chassis, the 130g weight, the 8.2mm thickness, and availability in six colors. To recall, iPhone 5 has a thinner casing without sacrificing on overall quality.
This time the 5S focus innovation or improvement on the optics, an improved camera with the added “Smart Flash system”. The timing on both release and spec takes a similar path of iPhone 4S. While upcoming product updates of Apple are becoming clearer with the summer approaching especially with rumoured iPad , an iPhone 5S going on the loose has been expected based on the timeline and experience with the previous iPhone devices.
Apple began offering the 128 GB iPad in the Apple online store today. Shipping is currently listed as 1-3 business days for most models. Wi-Fi + Cellular models are being quoted at 3-5 business days for all three carriers.
The new model, offering double the storage capacity of the previous top-of-the-line model, carries a $ 100 premium over the 64 GB versions and is available in all four combinations of black/white and Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi + Cellular models.
The 128 GB model, which was announced last week, comes as supply constraints have dogged both the new iMac and iPad Mini. Analysts will be watching to see how Apple handles the supply chain for this latest addition to the iPad lineup.
We’ll also be watching to see if the 128 GB iPad will re-ignite interest in the full-size iPad, as the line has experienced a significant drop in sales as consumer interest has focused on the iPad mini.