The eagerly-anticipated persistent world shooter, Destiny, will launch to gamers around the world on September 9 next year, the developer Bungie has announced.
The release date is later than expected, but pre-order customers will get access to the beta version next summer, Bungie has said.
Somewhat surprisingly, given the Halo developer’s previous relationship with Microsoft, it’s PS3 and PS4 owners who’ll get first crack at the beta, although Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will get a turn.
"Today, in partnership with Activision, we are proud to announce that the worldwide launch of Destiny will happen on September 9th. Accordingly, the Destiny Beta will kick off in the summer of 2014, available first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3," the developer said on its official blog.
Grado has partnered with Bushmills Whiskey to roll out a unique limited edition headphones which are made using components of real whiskey barrels. These are designed by actor Elijah Wood and Zach Cowie, who, together perform as DJ Wooden Wisdom. It took them five months to put the design in place and roll out these beauties. For those who are curious of how exactly this could be possible, the headphones are crafted from “recycled white oak bodies from the wood of old barrels” hailing from a Bushmills distillery in Ireland. “The expression of the music through the headphones was extraordinary,” says Elijah Wood.
Limited Edition Gradp Headphones will be retailed by Turntable Lab for $ 395. The headphone design hints at the earliest versions of the company’s headphones, which could now be perceived as old school by some, or even bulky, by others. Orders can be placed right away, so hurry up before they pour out!
[Available at Turntablelab Via Theverge]
December 7th, 2013
Most computers nowadays have HDMI ports that let you beam your display to a TV, monitor or projector using an HDMI cable. But what if you could do that wirelessly? And what if you could send media not just to one display but to multiple displays and computers all at once? That’s the idea behind AirTame.
The good news is that Bungie’s eagerly anticipated Destiny finally has a release date. The bad news is that date is September 9th, 2014, which is several long months away. The Destiny Beta will kick off this summer, so those involved on that front won’t have to wait as long to dive in, but that still may be disappointing news for some–it was previously thought that the beta would launch sometime in Q1 2014.
As we noted earlier, the beta will launch first for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, offering a tasty early selling point for Sony’s consoles over Microsoft’s. The latter’s Xbox 360 and Xbox One will get the game soon enough, though.
A new device has been spotted on Samsung China’s website. Thanks to one eagle-eyed reader, we know Samsung will soon release Galaxy Win Pro (SM-G3812) in the world’s biggest telecom market.
The phone looks to be a China-centric version of the Galaxy Express 2 but instead of a dual-core processor found on the Express 2, the Galaxy Win Pro is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. There’s no word on the RAM but the phone supports dual-SIM connectivity, 4.5-inch qHD display (960×540), 5MP main camera with front-facing VGA, microSD card slot, 2100mAh battery, Android 4.2 OS, Sound & Shot, Pop Up Play and more.
Another device that has surfaced on the website is Galaxy Grand (GT-I9118), which is more or less similar to the original Galaxy Grand but supports dual-SIM function with TD-SCDMA.
In a bid to increase sales of its flagship handset this Christmas, HTC has kicked off a special promotion in the U.S., offering buyers the option of purchasing an unlocked 32GB HTC One smartphone for $ 0 down followed by 24 monthly interest-free payments of $ 25. In two years, buyers qualifying for the offer would only pay for the cost of the handset, whose listed price is $ 599. However, depending on credit checks, not all applicants will be able to take advantage of the interest-free financing offer and some buyers may end up getting different financing terms, based on their creditworthiness.
The promotion is valid when buying the device from the U.S. HTC online store, and it will be good while supplies last or until December 29 when it will expire. The HTC One purchased under HTC’s financing plan doesn’t require a mandatory two-year carrier agreement — so it would work well with AT&T’s new cheaper plans, for example — and it is compatible with either AT&T or T-Mobile’s networks
HTC is rumored to be launching the HTC One’s successor in early 2014, with an U.K. judge revealing during a recent ruling in a Nokia vs HTC patent case that the device could be released as soon as February.