Google Chromecast: I’m in Love!

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Much was made of the Google Chromecast before its release and frankly, I was skeptical. Everyone talked about how easy it would be to use and how it would do all kinds of seemingly magic things, and I did not believe the hype. I suspected it would be like most other tech offerings that get that kind of attention: neat, but never able to live up to all the hype. I finally picked one up today and…well…I was wrong. Read more »

What Can We Take From The Latest Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag Trailer?

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Today a new trailer for Assassin’s Creed 4 Black Flag was released, detailing more gameplay than has ever been revealed before, but what I’m interested in is what it shows about the game. First and foremost is the voice of Edward Kenway himself, the main man players will be investing around thirty hours of their lives in. Ubisoft have clearly put the effort in when sourcing the voice actor for Edward, because he has the exact voice you’d expect from the time period. This is an Englishman who battles with massive ships every day of his life, exchanging cannon fire like words in conversation, consuming enough rum to sink the ship he sails and, above all else, shooting or stabbing most people he meets, all of which this gruff voice setting the scene for the trailer portrays. Read more »

Think Everyone Wants an iPhone 5? Think Again

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Sure, news has now been spreading around cybertown that demands for Apple’s iPhone 5 are falling. This may be true to some point – mainly because some Apple fans are smart enough to wait for the later iteration of Apple’s “insanely great” phone; may also be untrue  as there is also this one article discussing about how the iPhone 5 is a “not-so-cool-anymore” smartphone according to teenagers, but we all know this could be just too incredible to believe. But there is one question to ask Apple fans, including myself: Does everyone really want an iPhone 5? If you are like me, as a personal preference I don’t really need to jump from the iPhone 4S to its younger brother. A colleague of mine owns an iPhone 4, but he doesn’t really plan to upgrade either. Maybe if I owned a really old phone – the first iPhone, perhaps?  Or even if I had an iPhone 3G. I wouldn’t even tolerate a 3GS, in my humble opinion. But there’s a different story for everyone. Take freelance journalist Peter Falck for a good example. As reported from The Unofficial Apple Weblog, this guy displays one unique kind of loyalty to Apple. He owns an iPhone 3G, which he obtained way back in January 2009. Yes – with an officially a four-year-old smartphone, Falck says he still loves the very same features Jobs boasted off about back in 2009. These days, those kind of phones would have already been damaged. In other cases, not even the newest smartphones are given the proper treatment that they deserve – take some of the craziest experiments done by teenagers on the iPhone 5, as seen on YouTube. There are actually a few advantages to the iPhone 3G, even against today’s standards. Some of these are as follows: The curved plastic back. According to Falck, this ergonomic quality gives off that ease of holding the 3G, as compared to recent improvements in aesthetics of the iPhone 4 up to the 5. The old, smoothly rounded design feels easier and friendlier to the hand. Sure it’s fatter, but fat can be sexy, too. Slow can be good, too. As a writer, Falck says that the slow speed of his phone forces him to write slowly. He also tends to be careful with his choice of words, thanks to this uncanny feature. But this can be a double-edged sword; Falck shares that this also slows down his train of thought, which results to some ideas lost in the process. Web and Media content is still there. While the lack of compatible apps due to updates can be a nuisance to using such an old device, Falck is still happy with the things he can do with his 3G – IP Telephony and eMail. Besides, it can still play videos nicely. Well, I’d give him a good two thumbs up for that. Anyone else sharing the same philosophy as Falck? Feel free to tell us about it below in your comments. Read more »

Call of Duty®: Black Ops II to Deliver In-Game Live Streaming to YouTube

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  In a press release by Activision, the upcoming new game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” is expected to get a “live streaming to YouTube” feature. According to a statement made by the company, “A verified YouTube account is required to live stream.  A valid Call of Duty Elite registration is necessary to view the streams and related information inside Call of Duty Elite.  Call of Duty: Black Ops II player live streams will be subject to limitations and restrictions.  Additional Call of Duty: Black Ops II live stream destinations will be announced in the future.“ Read more »

How to get the new YouTube 2010 Layout

All you have to do is follow this link: Get the new YouTube 2010 Layout For those of you that don’t know, YouTube is currently testing out a new HTML5 layout that will go into effect sometime within the next few months. This is still in beta so don’t expect everything to be completely ready yet. Read more »

New Years Eve Contest

If we can get to 800 subscribers before midnight than the first person to comment on our YouTube channel (after we hit 800 subscribers) will get a shout-out in our next video! http://www.omnitechnews.com/ http://www.youtube.com/omnitechnews/ http://www.twitter.com/omnitechnews/ Read more »