Quad-Core Snapdragon Chipsets Coming in 2012

Posted on February 14th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech. No Comments

Qualcomm logo Quad Core Snapdragon Chipsets Coming in 2012

Qualcomm has announced its next generation Snapdragon products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The most interesting product is the high-end APQ8064, which features four cores that can run as fast as 2.5GHz each. Here are some tantalizing details from the press release:

The new processor micro-architecture, code-named Krait, in the next-generation Snapdragon will redefine performance for the industry, offering speeds of up to 2.5GHz per core and delivering 150 percent higher overall performance, as well as 65 percent lower power than currently available ARM-based CPU cores.

The quad-core APQ8064

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iPhone Nano (Mini?) on the Way?

Posted on February 14th, by raymond padilla in iPhone, Mobile Tech. 10 comments

Zoolander cell phone iPhone Nano (Mini?) on the Way?

It looks like the iPhone will be getting a diminutive sibling in the near future — perhaps the iPhone Nano or iPhone Mini? That’s the word according to The Wall Street Journal. The rumored model would be small and cheaper than the mainline iPhone. Here are the details:

One of the people, who saw a prototype of the phone late last year, said it is intended for sale alongside Apple’s existing line. The new device would be about half the size of the iPhone 4, which is the current

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This Week’s Videogame Releases

Posted on February 14th, by raymond padilla in Game Releases, PS3, PSP, Videogames, Xbox 360. 14 comments

Marvel vs Capcom 3 This Weeks Videogame Releases

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is getting a ton of buzz from hardcore fighters and casual fans alike. I’m not really sure how Viewtiful Joe stands a chance against the Hulk, but the kids are loving it. RPG fans looking for something quirky and imaginative will want to give Hyperdimensional Neptunia a look. If you’re behind in all things Gears then Gears of War Triple Pack will save your day.

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Perrin Kaplan Talks Nintendo 3DS, Mario, and More

Posted on February 14th, by raymond padilla in Interviews, Nintendo DS, Today's Specials, Videos. 2 comments

It was excellent catching up with Perrin Kaplan at DICE 2011. Currently the principal at Zebra Partners, Kaplan is the former vice president of Nintendo of America. She gave her thoughts on how Nintendo is doing these days, as well as the Nintendo 3DS. She also shared her favorite Mario moment and told a precious story about Shigeru Miyamoto’s first time at GDC. I also wanted to spotlight some of the cool charity work she does with Saving Great Animals. Check it out (please)!

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Coffee Talk #301: Charged and Inspired From DICE 2011

Posted on February 14th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Game Developers, PC Gaming, Today's Specials, Videogames. 39 comments
For the last two years, actor Jay Mohr has told the attendees of DICE, "I will never be as good at what I do as you are at making games." You can't help but get that feeling at DICE. It's crazy how many...

Sony Ericsson Unveils Xperia Play at Mobile World Congress

Posted on February 13th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, PSP. 4 comments

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Sony Ericsson Unveils Xperia Play at Mobile World Congress

As expected, Sony Ericsson unveiled the Xperia Play at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Combining the power of Google Android and the gaming prowess of the PlayStation Portable, the Xperia offers an impressive blend of communication, productivity, and entertainment.

It looks like the phone will hit Asia and Europe before coming to America (through Verizon) in Spring 2011. It will come bundled with a game, while several other will be available at launch. I’m guessing it will be a well-known first-party game from Sony, but that would be cool if … continued

DICE 2011 Outtakes: Jay Mohr Sings Van Halen

Posted on February 13th, by raymond padilla in Movies, Music, Today's Specials, Videos. 11 comments

I was trying to interview actor Jay Mohr about hosting the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards at DICE 2011…but that never really got started. He liked my microphone and thought it was cool that I also use it to belt out Journey songs in karaokoe. This led him to singing a bunch of Van Halen songs. I thought it was cool that he did one in his Christopher Walken impersonation, as per my request. I thought it was cooler that he cut off his interview with Kotaku’s Brian Crescente because … continued