Ouya raised more than $8 million last year for an Android-based video game console that would sell for $99. Now the company is getting ready to ship the first units to backers of the wildly successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign.
The first Ouya game consoles will ship on March 28th, 2013.
Folks who didn’t make a pledge last year can also pre-order from the Ouya shop or other stores including Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Target. Customers who pre-order now should get their devices in June. Continue reading
In the second of our five part series on the future of mobile, Roland Pease explores the innovations and tricks that will keep us connected.
Smartphones: They are called that for a reason. Continue reading
Andriod-x86 is an unofficial project to port Google’s Android operating system to run on devices with x86 processors… like the ones made by Intel and AMD. In other words, it lets you run Android on your laptop or desktop PC.
The team has released a new build based on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and while it’s a bit rough around the edges, Android-x86 4.2 does let you run Android and install some Android apps on a PC.
I took it for a spin on the Chromebook Pixel.
The Chromebook Pixel isn’t the ideal device for this sort of test drive — the touchpad and touchscreen aren’t supported so I had to plug in a mouse, and the notification bar and mouse look tiny on the laptop’s 2560 x 1700 pixel display — but apps like the web browser look great. Continue reading
Apple has confirmed that its iTunes U content downloads have reached an impressive one billion.
As Apple VP Eddy Cue notes, iTunes U features the world’s largest online catalog of free educational content from top schools and prominent libraries, museums and organizations. Continue reading