iPhone 5 Map Application Failing Epically

If you pre-ordered an Apple iPhone 5 early, tomorrow is the day you'll be receieving your new, slightly better mobile phone, but you might want to be a little wary of iPhones new map feature. If you don't have the new phone, you might want to hold off on updating to iOS 6. While the iPhone 5 will (finally) offer turn-by-turn directions, according to many reports, Apple's new map feature is...problematic, as you can see from the above picture of the Eiffel Tower.

There are no directions for public transportation, and according to many reports, not only are some photographic representations of locations clearly messed up, the info Apple is drawing on for its maps is often inaccurate and/or crazy. Apple's new map app gives us a view into a bizzaro word full of Dali-esque landscapes, where the Brooklyn bridge is melting, long-dead businesses are still around, gas stations are located on rooftops, Chinese restaurants are at the bottom of rivers, and some cities have been sent back in time to World War II.

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A few times in every century, an invention comes along that is destined to change the course of civilization. A simple idea that is so primal, Man never knew he needed it until he found he could not live without it. The Popinator is such a device.

When the device "hears" the word "pop," it launches a kernel at the source of the sound, allowd you to eat popcorn and look awesome without using your hands.

This is the hour, people. The dawn of a New Age. The Popinator.

You can get your Popinator from Popcorn Indiana.

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Tonight on AOTS: New Season Of Grimm And The Droid RAZR M!

Tonight on an all-new Attack of the Show, Candace Bailey and co-host Dave Holmes talk new series of Grimm with series actor Silas Weir Mitchell, and they check out Motorola's new Droid RAZR M smartphone. Plus, CNET's Scott Stein is in The Loop with all the ways phones will be controlling our lives even more in the future. And as always, all the day's best viral videos and Sara Underwood with the news you need to know. Tune in tonight 7/6c!

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G4 Is Tokyo Game Show 2012 Bound!


Posted September 14, 2012 - By Jake Gaskill

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G4 Goes to Tokyo Game Show 2012!

In just one short week (and one inconceivably long flight), G4 will be bringing you all of wonderful, weird, wild, wacky, and “Well, that’s certainly something I didn’t expect to ever have a visual reference for” that Tokyo Game Show 2012, and Japan proper, have to offer.

We’ll have trailers and previews of the biggest upcoming titles from Konami, Capcom, Namco Bandai, Team Ninja, Sony, and more, including Metal Gear Rising: Reveneance, Resident Evil 6, Lost Planet 3, DMC: Devil May Cry, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch just to name a few, as well as cosplay and show floor pics galore, and plenty of gadgets, tech, and toys coverage of course.

Our intrepid G4 crew will also be taking in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Tokyo in pretty much every legal way we can. It will be our first TGS in a couple years, and for many of us, our first times in Japan, so we’re heading in expecting the unexpected and anxious to bring you along with us on our travels. The food, the nightlife, the fashions, the arcades, the things we’ll never be able to unknow, we’ll be seeking it all out and bringing it straight to your knowledge zone with gusto, verve, and a tempered amount of gumption.

TGS 2012 kicks off September 20 and lasts through the weekend, so be sure to stay tuned to G4tv.com for all of the latest and greatest from the show and beyond. And if you know of something particularly amazing/bizarre that you think we’d be fools not to go see, drop the info in the comments section below.

See you on Tokyo time (aka the future)!

Tonight On AOTS: Wii U Details & Resident Evil: Retribution Cast Interviews!

On this Attack of the Show, Kumail Nanjiani and Candace Bailey are all about Nintendo, where they discuss the Wii U release date announcement on The Loop, Matt Mira reviews the Nintendo 3DS XL on Gadget Pr0n and Jessica Chobot talks to Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez about Resident Evil: Retribution. Plus, Mary Lynn Rajskub returns for her new web series, Dirty Work! Tune in tonight 7/6c for more.

Tags: Movies, Tech

iTunes 10.7 Announced


Posted September 12, 2012 - By Nikole Zivalich

iTunes 10.7 Announced

Apple announced more than just iPhone 5 today, they also revealed the new iTunes. Apple will soon release a completely redesigned media player, a revamped iTines store, and improved iCloud features.

Some of the improvements made to iTunes are minimal, like the ability to sort your music in more intuitive ways. Other changes you'll notice immediately, like the iTunes store. The entire store has been redesigned for Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, so no matter which device you're on, you'll have the same experience.

The iTunes store will also be adding a preview history option. iCloud will store your preview history across devices, making it easier than ever to find what you've already previewed. Other new features to iCloud will allow you to save, and via the iCloud, pick up where you left off on another device.

iTunes 10.7 will be released soon!

Tags: iPad, iPhone, Music, Tech

Tonight On AOTS: Apple iPhone 5 News & The Video Games Behind Resident Evil: Retribution!

On tonight's Attack of the Show, Kumail Nanjiani and Candace Bailey discuss Apple's latest iPhone 5 release on The Loop, we take an inside look at the video game franchise that inspired the Resident Evil films, Matt Mira reviews the Motorola Photon Q smartphone on Gadget Pr0n and Lake Bell from Childrens Hospital visits the studio! Tune in tonight 7/c.

Tags: Movies, Tech

Apple Introduces The iPhone 5


Posted September 12, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson

Apple Introduces The iPhone 5

Apple has officially revealed the iPhone 5. At an event held this morning, Apple president Tim Cook showed off the iPhone 5 to a gathering of press and the Apple-faithful, calling it an "absolute jewel" and the "most beautiful product we have ever made."

It comes in three models: $199 for the 16GB version. $299 for 32GB version, and $399 for 64GB version. The new Apple phone ships on September 21, but pre-orders will begin on the 14th. As you might have predicted, the iPhone 4 is now free for those with a contract, and the 4S is $99.

Apple Introduces The iPhone 5

The iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone that Apple has ever made. It's only 7.6mm thick, which is 18% thinner than the last iPhone. It comes in both black and white

The iPhone 5 features a 4-inches, 326ppi Retina display, with 1136 x 640 resolution. It is the same width as the old phone, but it's longer. Apple is calling its iPhone 5 wireless "Ultrafast Wireless," and it features a single chip for voice and data, and a single radio chip too. Apple says the A6 chip at the heart of the device offers graphics that are twice as fast as the current generation of Apple phones.The battery will last 8 hours with 3G use or LTE talk time or browsing, and 10 hours of WiFi browsing.

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Are you looking to enhance your mobile gaming experience? You are, you say! You've come to the right video then. We got to check out the SteelSeries Free Mobile Wireless Gaming Controller & Headset. Find out if these mobile gaming accessories are what your heart desires.

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Microsoft Patent Takes Aim At Holodeck Gaming

Microsoft has a patent filed for a revolutionary display technology referred to as an "environment display" that projects a 360-degree view of a game world across an entire room, Patently Apple confirms (via CVG). The device would also be fitted with a 3D depth camera that keeps tracks of the player's movements in front of it using an enhanced version of the same basic techniques that the current-gen Kinect does.

The patent also suggests that this planned technology would work in tandem with Microsoft's supposedly planned shutter 3D glasses, which we first got wind of in a Microsoft design document that leaked in June 2012. It's not quite the Holodeck of Star Trek: The Next Generation's distant future, but the patented tech seems to aim for a similarly immersive sort of experience.

Tags: Tech, Videogames

Google Glasses Grace The Runway During Fashion Week
(Image via NYDailyNews.com)

Google glasses, codenamed Project Glass, graced the runway during Diane Von Furstenberg show at New York Fashion Week. The $1,500 frames are not available to the public but a bunch of models got towear them on Sunday in the name of fashion. The glasses, combined with Diane Von Furstenberg duds, made the models look like made-to-order android wives. I totally dig the futuristic look!

Google's founder Sergey Brin was at the event and even joined Diane Von Furstenberg on the runway at the end of the show. This seems like an attempt to make the public see these glasses as fashionable. Wearing Geordi glasses in real life are a tough sell, but if anyone can convince me to wear those out, it's these ladies. Are you fashion-forward enough to wear Google Glass?

Google Glasses will be available to those who pre-ordered them in early 2013.


Tabeo, A Tablet For Kids, Announced By Toys R Us

Toys R Us has announced the Tabeo Tablet, a tablet for kids. The Tabeo will feature a 7-inch screen and wi-fi capabilities. The Tabeo is wrapped in a soft foamy material that acts like a bumper, in order to protect the device from being dropped. It will launch exclusively at Toys R Us on October 21, 2012. The Tabveo will set you back $149.99, a small price to pay to make sure your kid doesn't break your iPad.

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As we learned yesterday, Amazon has rekindled the Kindle Fire by introducing a new, Kindle HD family of tablets. The idea, of course, is to provide a versatile, powerful tablet at a reasonable price.

To get more information, we caught up with Jay Marine, Vice President, Amazon Kindle, to get a first look at the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9", and the Kindle: Paperwhite.

"Today we introduced Fire HD," Marine told us. "We are really entering the high-end tablet market here. This is extremely advanced hardware. You will not find better hardware or a better tablet out there," he added.

Check it out in the video below:

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Crytek's First Mobile Game, Fibble, Coming To Kindle FireGame maker Crytek (the people who brought us Crysis) have created their first mobile game. Fibble: Flick and Roll is set for release on the Kindle Fire, Amazon's tablet.

The physics-puzzle game features a "cute but curiously brave extraterrestrial" named Fibble, who crash lands in a suburban home on planet Earth. Fibble becomes separated from his crew as they’re scattered all over the mysterious house. That's where you come in. You help Fibble regroup with his mates, by searching every bit of the house.

Alright. I'm on board.

For more about Fibble, check out the Fibble site. For more about the Kindle Fire, check out our Kindle Fire news.

Amazon Announces New Kindle Fire HD Tablets

Amazon has announced new Kindle Fire tablets. The company is releasing two versions of The Kindle Fire HD with the larger one being 8.8 mm thick and weighing 20 ounces. The screen resolution is 1920 x 1200 and 254ppi -- in other words, a true HD display. Soundwise, the Fire HD features Dolby stereo sound with two speakers, a first for a tablet.

The 7-inch 16GB version sells for $199 and ships on September 14, 2012. The larger, 8.9 inch version is $299 but it will feature 254 ppi and a powerful OMAP4 4470 processor and graphics engine. It will ship on November 20, 2012.

If you've got big money to spend, $499 will get you the HD tablet, 32 GB of storage, 4G LTE wireless features, and one year 4G LTE data package from Amazon.

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