Originally announced as a launch title for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Watch Dogs was delayed into 2014. “Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the next-generation of gaming,” Ubisoft said in a statement at the time. “It is with this in mind that we’ve made the tough decision to delay the release until spring 2014.
From televisions to tablets, the world is going high definition — and companies that produce the technology to enable ever smaller and higher-def packages are going to profit.That’s the operating thesis under which investors are snapping up HD processing company Pixelworks. The stock is up over 50% on Thursday morning after it revealed in its annual report that it has a large relationship with Apple. While relationships with the world’s largest computer company are usually kept quiet, Pixelworks had no choice but to reveal that it relied on Apple for more than 10% of its revenues in 2013.
Last summer, Google announced a loan program for its backpack-like Street View Trekker cameras for organizations that want to help the company create imagery of interesting places. Today, it’s launching the first collection of these images in cooperation with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau. At the time, the plan was to collect imagery from Hawaii's Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Loa Observatory, Onomea Bay, Akaka Falls, Waipio Valley and the Pololu Valley. Applications for the loan program remain open and Google plans to open this pilot program up to more organizations over time.
Samsung may be getting ready to announce more wearable devices in addition to the three new gadgets unveiled at the 2014 Mobile World Congress, including the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit . Engadget has discovered an FCC filling that describes a new Samsung wearable device called the “S-Circle” that’s yet to be officially unveiled by the company. Engadget believes the S-Circle will be part of the same family as the S Band and Heart Rate Monitor Band that were launched last year alongside the Galaxy S4, and therefore be able to track both fitness as well as monitor the wearer's heart rate.