The holidays are upon us once again, with only a couple of week until Christmas hits. Are you stressing about what to get that gadget lover in your life? Maybe you are considering taking advantage of holiday prices to get something for yourself? Whatever the case, here are some of the 2016 best tech gifts you can pick up right now.
The Ps4 Pro
The biggest change in the Pro is the ability to play 4K and HDR graphics. Microsoft’s Xbox came out with this feature, and it was wondered why Sony kept it out of the original system. Andrew House, president and group CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said “Our goal is to deliver high-fidelity graphical experiences. We aim to provide developers with tools to further their visions.”
The mini Nintendo classic console isn’t the only big news this month coming from the company. Speculation continues to build about the features of the much anticipated Nintendo NX. Let’s round up some of those rumors and see what might just be coming next year. Maybe we can get over the bitter disappointment of no announcement at E3.
We already covered Pokemon Go and the fact that it has taken over the internet and the real world in a crazy way. But as is often the case, the game is losing a bit of its shine as security concerns flood the web. Should you be worried?
Third Party Pokemon Go Scammer Apps
The first concern is third party apps that look like the game, but aren’t. These are scammer applications that have infiltrating app stores since it became such a success. They will look similar, or identical, to Pokemon Go. But when used they will either transmit information, or in the case of one, drive porn clicks on alternate sites.
Nintendo has announced that they will be releasing a new mini version of the classic Nintendo Entertainment System console. It will include 30 of the most beloved NES games built into the system, and will clock in at only $60.
A Return Of The Nintendo Classics
If you are anything like me, you grew up playing the classic NES and SNES games for hours on end during the weekends and summers. Now the company that brought one of the most famous consoles in history is counting on that nostalgia.
This afternoon my aunt posted on Facebook with a photo from a nearby popular city park. In it were about two dozen people sitting standing with their phones out, all in the same spot. The caption read that every single person there was playing Pokemon Go, and they had all met there by chance in their hunt.
Microsoft has unveiled their latest XBox One console, the XBox One S. The updated version fixes a couple of the issues that were previously brought up by gamers, and offers an intermediary device prior to the Project Scorpio release coming in 2017.
Due to the much bigger news about Project Scorpio and its integrated VR and 4K gaming, a lot of cynics have been pointing out the futility of an updated XBox One device that won’t match up to next year’s release.