Fast forward to today, when Apple has included the M7 chip in the iPhone 5S, with its sole purpose being to track the movement of the device. Moves was recently updated to take advantage of this addition to the iOS hardware, and the price went from … Read more
Zombies: Run or Kill is a fun, challenging run-and-gun game that will keep you coming back for more. It has plenty of cool weapons and a stylish look that is really fun to explore. Though some extra missions or modes would be welcome, this game sucks you in with addictive gameplay and the ability to compete with your friends.
This game turns you into a Steven Segal lookalike who has to defend himself from a never-ending hoard of zombies. Though you start with only a sword, the game sends various weapons like chainsaws, pistols, and laser beams your way as … Read more
Survival Run with Bear Grylls is an endless runner that looks and plays a lot like Temple Run, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, especially with a few new kinks thrown in to enhance the fun. While the layout, graphics, and general feel are very similar to that of other endless runner games, the experience feels unique in just enough ways to warrant a download for Bear Grylls fans.
When you load the app, you can dive right into the game or you can check out settings, buy coins, or upgrades. You'll get a daily bonus, as … Read more
Two gaming journo mainstays join Jeff on the show today. 20-year veteran Victor Lucas and his partner-in-crime Scott Jones pick apart the next-generation console wars and opine on what the future of gaming will and, more interestingly, will not be like.… Read more
Strava is a fitness tracking app that logs your runs and bike rides to track your performance. It lays out your routes, times, and elevation. Though the app makes a great personal fitness tracker, it works best as a companion to the main Web app, which syncs with your data and tracks your overall progress. One of the great aspects of Strava Run is the way it integrates socially; Strava's design encourages you to challenge yourself with various achievements and also compare your stats with other local Strava users. Challenges are updated frequently to give runners fresh incentives to … Read more
The M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5S is a fancy name for a chip that counts your steps and motion all day, every day. In order to see how many steps you've been taking, you'll need to use an app specifically built for the iPhone 5S and the M7 chip.
While we wait for more developers to integrate the M7 and the stats it keeps into apps, there are currently five apps available that have already integrated with the motion tracker. Here they are in no particular order.
In the world of the self-obsessed, no one else exists. Their lives are perpetually interesting. Their gadgets exist to record how interesting they are.
The organizers of the Hong Kong Marathon, however, are being pressured to agree that all this self-reverence and self-reference has become a little much.
They are considering a ban on cell phones during next February's race, after this year's runners took one too many pictures of themselves and caused one too many injuries to others.… Read more
Attempting to read while running on a treadmill is an invitation to frustration. Your bouncing body just doesn't mix well with a static text. The Run-n-Read crowdfunding project from Weartrons has a clever solution. Congratulations, it's a bouncing baby gadget.
Here's the process. Get on the treadmill. Clip the Run-n-Read onto your shirt or headband. It communicates over Bluetooth with a specialized Run-n-Read e-reader app loaded on your iOS or Android device set up in front of your face. Pull up a good book or mobile Web page using the app. Jog. The Run-n-Read tracks your head movements and the text on the screen bounces up and down in time with your running.
To someone standing still, it looks like the page is bouncing. To the runner, it looks static. Tap the Run-n-Read to move a page forward or tap it twice to go back.… Read more
I wouldn't call most computers "cute," but I'll make an exception for the CuBox-i mini-computer from SolidRun. It fits all of its hardware, including an HDMI port, IR receiver, and USB ports, into a 2-inch square black box. It runs Android and Linux. It's like a pet rock that's actually useful.
There are a handful of permutations of the CuBox-i, but the the CuBox-i1 is a real attention-getter, based mostly on its super-low $45 price tag. It comes with a single-core GC880 GPU and 512MB of memory. Those specs aren't going to blow you out of the water, but at that price, they don't have to.… Read more