Apple has sold a record number of iPhones during its initial pre-order weekend sales, topping the charts with 4 million units moved between when it kicked off pre-sales early Friday morning and the end of the same day. The store experienced some technical problems owing to volume, but that didn’t stop the 6 Plus from selling out quickly, followed by the iPhone 6 later in the morning. Apple claimed a “record” number of preorders on September 12, before announcing the official total today.
Yesterday, you were probably too busy gawking at Cupertino’s precious new watch and giant smartphones to notice anything else that happened in the world of technology. There’s no shame in that. But if you were paying attention to the 2014 Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco, you might have gotten a glimpse of a pretty intriguing tablet. Michael Dell himself walked out on stage to announce the device.
A Demo of the New Apple Watch
Moto 360 Launching Today
One of the more beautiful wearables coming out this year, the Moto 360 will be launching officially at the $249 price point today at 11am Central time. The Moto 360 will have a claimed “all day” battery life, 4GB of internal storage, pedometer, and an optical heart rate monitor. You will need to have a device that’s running Android 4.3 or higher which really makes me want to run out today to buy an Android device. It comes preinstalled with six watch faces and I’m tempted to just buy the watch to be a watch. That would be silly right? Yes, of course it would…
And so it begins…
I will never understand the mentality of someone willing to line up for a product that hasn’t even been announced yet, let alone given a release date. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about the announcement of a new iPhone as well, especially since I skipped last year’s release. That doesn’t mean that I lose all sense of reality and think standing in a line for at least a week is a smart thing to do. I think some people might have watched this Apple commercial once too many times. The idea behind the “Crazy Ones” is great but it doesn’t apply for every situation. This is not one of those applicable situations.
Lego Fusion Bringing Real Legos to your Digital World
Recently Lego has announced a new series to their popular brand of building blocks that provides a new layer of depth to the experience. Lego Fusion is a combination of physical Lego blocks that you can scan into a digital game via an Android or iOS device. There’s a number of different sets already available, each with their own number of configurations. Once you build the car or tower of your choice, you can take a picture of your creation and play with it in a virtual world.
I don’t know how much of a seller this one will be since the great joy of Lego is being able to create something in the real world, but it will at least give your creating a little more use with the ability to play with it in a virtual world.