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Google Fiber everywhere

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You have inevitably hear about Google Fiber by now. It has launched in Kansas City, will be expanding to Austin Texas and was announced to be heading to Provo Utah.  Google Fiber is using Google installed fiber optics to bring internet and TV service at Google says 100 times faster. The hope is that Google would eventually step into the ring as an Internet Service Provider(ISP) and bring Google Fiber nationwide. However many posts have been written about the enormous cost it would take and also the roadblocks and hurdles Google would face to take on such an endeavour. However there is a way that there could be Google Fiber everywhere. Well at least here in North America. The problem is just one word “Greed” but you’ll understand more about that when we get into it. It will take many billions of dollars to bring Google Fiber to all the cities in North America. A huge cost even for Google but if you think about what fiber and that 100 times faster internet means there is a way that it might happen. The recent talks of the new video game consoles Sony’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft’s XBox 720 or whatever …

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DUALSHOCK 4 has some great tricks

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Sony is being naughty; right after the XBox reveal announcement the company has released a new video showcasing various additions to the DUALSHOCK 4 controller. And to be honest they way Sony is doing things; it won’t surprise us a bit if the controller turns out to be the console. We have yet to see the actual solid box, while many fan boys will argue that you don’t need great design to play great games, I believe that great design is very much important in the aesthetic value of a device. Either Sony has yet to finalize the console or the company is waiting for E3 to showcase it and try to steal the show from Microsoft. Nonetheless the new DUALSHOCK 4 controller does have some interesting features. The Light bar The light bar on the DUALSHOCK 4 controller will act as a beacon which will allow the PS4 to detect who is who. Remember playing Burnout Revenge’s crash mode? Or playing Tekken with your friends? Well this time around the game will detect who has the controller and will adjust the screen display accordingly so that it makes more sense. No you don’t have to worry about who is …

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PS4 share button was pitched using Microsoft software

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The PS4 has gained a lot of respect in the gaming circles ever since it was announced. The developers simply can’t stop praising the wonderful gaming console. That is because the PS4 has been designed by keeping the development ease in mind. The PS4 follows an architecture which is much closer to the one which PC has and hence has made every developer on this planet instantly familiar with the PS4 hardware. Remember in the start of the current console cycle, the games were not too amazing? And by the end they are absolutely stunning? Well that is because the developers have become intimately familiar with the architecture of the consoles. By knowing what the console is actually capable of is one thing, being able to milk the resources to the fullest is another and it takes a lot of time. The point is PS4 is a more developer friendly console and it is quite evident because the PS4 share button was suggested by a first party developer. “I think it was [creative director] Nathan Gary in Santa Monica studios who suggested it,” said Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida in an interview with Edge Magazine. “So Nathan put …

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iWatch U – The 3 Cast #113

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This week we talked about physical media’s future on gaming consoles, more about wearable tech, and about BlackBerry’s CEO being dumb. Don’t forget to catch us on our SoundCloud page! No video this week, as Matt was out of town. Download               mp3             |              AAC Hosts: Matthew Weber, Ricky Williams, Vincent Hui Topics: Physical media in future consoles, iWatch and wearable tech: Why?, BlackBerry Dumb

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iWatch, Gaming Consoles, and Mice – The 3 Cast #111

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This week on The 3 Cast, we talked about wearable technology like the iWatch and Google Glass, then we asked about the future of Gaming consoles and mice. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to watch all our past episodes!     Download mp3       |           AAC          |        Video  

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Dude, WTF is that sound? – The 3 Cast #110

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This week we talked about Sony’s PlayStation 4 non-announcement, about the current cyber warfare between China and the US, and we talked about the failure that is Windows 8. Download        mp3       |         AAC        |       Video Hosts: Matthew Weber, Ricky Williams, Vincent Hui, Paul Shirey

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Watch Dogs Will Be a Playstation 4 Exclusive … For a While

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One of the more exciting bits of news to come out of the Sony Playstation 4 event in New York was the announcement that the new third-person action adventure game from Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, will be available first on the Playstation 4. While the game has been billed as a multi-platform release since it was first announced, Sony twisted some arms to get this impressive piece of software on their next next-gen machine first. Fortunately for us Xbox and Microsoft fanboys, Watch Dogs will — after a significant delay – be released on Xbox 360, PC, and (presumably) Microsoft’s Xbox ‘Durango.’ It will also be released on the Wii U, not that anybody actually owns one of those. What is Watch Dogs? If you haven’t heard of Watch Dogs, you must have been living under a rock for the past several months. It was first unveiled at the Ubisoft press conference at E3 in 2012. The game features reliance on stealth and technology but has a strong action component (gunplay and stylized fisticuffs) as well. Players will immerse themselves in a near-future world as Aiden Pearce (voiced by the venerable Noam Jenkins of TekkWar and Forever Knight fame). In this …

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Playstation 4 Will Play Used Games … Sorta

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Yes, you will be able to play used games on the Playstation 4. That’s the word from Shuhei Yoshida himself, Sony’s current President and all around chatty guy. Mr. Yoshida sat down recently to discuss what was left out of Sony’s Playstation Event on February 20th and unveiled that little nugget of truth. Unfortunately, he was less than forthcoming about the exact mechanics of it, leaving many to speculate that gamers may have to purchase additional rights to used games in order to be able to play them. Would Playstation 4 Really Limit Used Games? This whole debate goes back to last month when details about the new Playstation 4 (then called by its codename: Orbis) were leaked on Kotaku. These leaked specs seemed to indicate that an active internet connection was essential for gameplay and that there would be some sort of monitoring so Sony (and presumably its advertising partners) could have access – in real time – to what gamers were doing on their new consoles. And because the ubiquitous “they” of so many conspiracy theories could monitor which games you, the gamer, were playing, paranoid gamers assumed that Sony may actually block access to used titles in …

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Lost Episode: The Sequel – The 3 Cast #109

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This episode was recorded two weeks ago, but is just now being posted. Matt had some Apple software issues, that prevented the podcast from going up on time. This episode we talked about the playstation 4 announcement and what to expect, we bashed RIM some more, and we talked about Jailbreaking your iPhone.   Download mp3 | AAC | Video

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Sony Announces PlayStation 4…Kinda

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The day is finally here. The start of the next gen console wars, if you will. Sony on Wednesday announced the PlayStation 4, a newly designed hardware with a new controller and stunning graphics. Of course, they didn’t really announce all that much (the press conference is still going on at time of publication of this story). They didn’t even show the console, just a rectangle with the PS4 logo. They did show the new DualShock4 controller, which features a “Vita-like” touch screen in the center. According to The Verge: The controller will come with a dedicated share button and a light bar that identifies players or changes color during play, and it essentially looks like a sleeker version of the classic DualShock. The light bar isn’t just cosmetic: a 3D camera can track the controller’s motion from it, sensing depth. The console itself is based on a “supercharged PC architecture,” with an X86 processor, enhanced PC-style GPU, and 8GB of GDDR5 unified high-speed memory. According to Sony the PlayStation 4 contains 8 CPU cores, providing almost 2 teraflops of computational performance. The power allows for 30,000 polygons to be rendered in real time. “Overall, our goal has been to architect the system to support a …

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