Bad news for those with older Macs, Google’s Chrome web browser is dropping support for OS X 10.5. But Chrome 21, the last version to support older Macs, does have some nice new tricks up its sleeve, including the ability to grab video from your device’s camera and play web-based games with a real game controller.
The breadth of performance specs on the Razer Tiamat 7.1 would make some high claims indeed. The headset is positioned by the manufacturer as the first true 7.1 surround sound headset. The circumaural Razer Tiamat 7.1 deploys ten individual drivers in its headphone unit that are configured to create what is meant to be a multi-positional sound experience. There are two sub-woofer drivers, two front drivers, two center drivers, two side surround and two back surround drivers. The outer cover of the ear cups is see-through so you can peer at the drivers in plain view. There are removable ear cup covers that clip on with magnetic connectors, restoring the coolness factor for those who don’t want their drivers hanging out for all to see. Accommodating the extra drivers pushes the size of the headphones’ housing to largish proportions — something that makes me look like a silhouette of Princess Leia. But the Razer Tiamat 7.1 carries this ear-side bulkiness with a touch of panache.
The Sony PlayStation Vita officially launches today, bringing with it over two dozen games and a host of promises. Without a new version of the PlayStation console announced, Sony is clearly counting on the PS Vita to restore some of the prestige lost in the gaming world with the troubles dogging their PlayStation Network.
With Wowwee’s AppGear, kids can use a line of collectible toys to interact with their mobile devices through dedicated apps, providing an augmented-reality experience using a device’s camera.
New show in NYC will celebrate the effect of Dungeons & Dragons on art and culture.