WeTV’s Tech Chat 2/20/2014

WeTV’s tech chat gives you the latest news and reviews in the technology world. This episode talks about the rumors regarding the Samsung galaxy s5, the new xbox one media remote, Google project tango, and the new music based shooter called chroma along with the latest internet phenomenon “Twitch plays pokemon.”

Twitch plays pokemon is a live stream of the original oldschool black and white Pokemon red game. It has been modded to be controlled by the community chat forum in Twitch.TV. Typing Left or Right, A or B, and so-on actually carries out those commands in-game by different users.

The studio that created both Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Harmonix is creating a new game called Chroma according to engadget.com. Unlike the company’s last several games, Chroma is headed exclusively to the PC through steam as a free-to-play title., Chroma is surprisingly experimental, blending first-person shooting with pumping electronic beats and bright graphics. The music game studio is even working with an outside team, Hidden Path Entertainment: the same developers behind the shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

Harmonix has not announced a release date yet, but said to expect wide availability by this fall.

Microsoft has officially announced the Xbox One Media Remote, and has confirmed that it will be available worldwide in early March.

The device will allow you to control video playback for Blu-Ray movies and streaming video on the console, and also has dedicated Back and OneGuide buttons which will  provide one-touch, quick access to your favorite TV shows and movies through the Xbox program guide. The remote will also control TV/receiver power and volume through Kinect.

The remote will be available for $24.99 in North America.

Google’s recently announced Project Tango, a 5-inch Android smartphone prototype equipped with 3D sensors and other components to track motion and map your surroundings. Compared to other 3D-sensing devices including Xbox One’s Kinect, Project Tango will include the Myriad 1 vision processor from Movidius, which allows for advanced motion and depth tracking without sucking a ton of power according to engadget. The device could enable enhanced indoor navigation and immersive gaming, among other things.

It is widely predicted that Samsung will officially debut the Galaxy S5 next week in Barcelona according to ign.com. A few small amounts of information involving the company’s next iteration of the famous smartphone have been released, but, for the most part, there are still quite a few features that remain anonymous or exist as little more than rumors.


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