Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Byron Hinson Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Byron Hinson en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Nintendo Switch Review: Jack of all trades or master (system) of none? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Nintendo Switch tries to mix up TV console gaming and portable gaming into one device, but this time with full power in your hand and no need for Wi-Fi streaming, but can it hope to do it all? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 12 Mar 2017 13:36:01 +0000 Who knew war could be so gratifying? Sniper Elite 4 Review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bullets and shrapnel piercing organs, bones breaking, skulls cracking, and helmets clanging. If this sounds fun, you&#039;ll surely be interested in our Sniper Elite 4 review on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:00:01 +0000 Fake "Tweetium" beta on the Windows 10 Mobile app store stealing users passwords <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A fake application called &quot;Tweetium Beta (Free)&quot; managed to bypass undetected by Microsoft and onto the Windows 10 Mobile store. Anyone who has downloaded it could have risked their passwords. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:08:01 +0000 Panasonic's 'Toughbook 20' is the "world's first" rugged detachable laptop <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, Panasonic announced the new Toughbook 20, that is aimed at users that require a more rugged and tough device. The highly versatile laptop will arrive in 2016 with a price tag starting at $3099. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 10 Nov 2015 03:36:16 +0000 Hot plates and chopping boards are all in a day's work for Oukitel's new phones <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Oukitel has shown off the power and durability of their U7 Pro and K10000 mobile phones by using them as chopping boards and to power up a hot plate hot enough to boil and cook noodles <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:42:01 +0000 Samsung accidentally outs the Tab S2 Tablet <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung has accidentally posted a changelog which included information on one of their unreleased tablets, the Samsung Tab S2. The S2 is set to be announced next month in two different screen sizes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Mon, 11 May 2015 10:44:01 +0000 Turtle Beach Impact 700 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - unboxing and first impressions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Known for their gaming headsets, Turtle Beach have released a range of PC gaming accessories. Today we are unboxing their new red-backlit Impact 700 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard retailing at £159/$195 <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:06:01 +0000 Lionhead boss takes on new role at Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Former Lionhead Studios boss John Needham has taken over development of Microsoft&#039;s Xbox and HoloLens game platforms, while reporting to Microsoft Studios&#039; portfolio investments teams Kudo Tsunoda. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 21 Apr 2015 18:46:01 +0000 The Lumia 640 and the 640 XL launch in India <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released the mid-range Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL in India. Both phones are the first to come with Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 pre-installed which offers bluetooth keyboard compatibility. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:32:01 +0000 VisionTek USB Pocket SSD 120GB - Review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Many USB SSD drives claim to get close to internal SSD speeds but very few do, with the USB Pocket SSD 120GB from VisionTek we see yet another company coming very close to reaching it though. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:06:01 +0000 Microsoft acquires another small startup <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has once again bought out a small startup company. This time in the form of LiveLoop, which allows users to share their PowerPoint presentations without having to download addition software. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:22:01 +0000 Neowin Giveaway: Zombie Army Trilogy (PS4) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We have three copies of the PlayStation 4 version of Zombie Army Trilogy. The cult horror series includes the first two games and comes to an apocalyptic conclusion with an epic new third chapter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:32:01 +0000 Google Play Music lands on the iPad <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google released an update for their iOS Google Play Music app earlier today, finally adding support for the iPad. The application allows you to store your music, download, stream and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:00:01 +0000 Google Fit finally comes to the Pebble Smartwatch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PlexFit is a new Pebble app that allows users of the Smartwatch to get their Google Fit information onto their device. It has step counters now, and support for bike tracking is coming soon. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 17 Feb 2015 18:38:01 +0000 How does the Y-cam HomeMonitor HD perform for home security? - Review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you would like a simple way to keep track of what is happening in your home when you are away, the HomeMonitor HD can do live video feeds, record motion at set times and archive all video online. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:16:01 +0000 Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones - Review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bose has long been classed as a company producing well made, but very expensive headphones. The QuietComfort 25 headphones are no exception, but do the sound and features really match the price? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 01 Feb 2015 16:40:01 +0000 Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500X Headset - Review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The recently released Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 500X is the first fully wireless headset released on the Xbox One. DTS 7.1 surround, 15 hours of battery life and more - but does it sound good? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 31 Jan 2015 16:36:01 +0000 Facebook removes app that could watermark users' photos <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A newly released app which let users to watermark photos which they were uploading to Facebook has been removed by the company along with the photos users posted, in the run up to new privacy rules. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:14:01 +0000 Turtle Beach announces the Elite 800X - a top-end headset for Xbox One <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Turtle Beach has announced a number of new Xbox One related headsets at CES today, including the top-end wireless Elite 800X which comes with DTS Headphone: X 7.1, noise cancellation and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Wed, 07 Jan 2015 18:54:01 +0000 Microsoft extends the Countdown to 2015 deals for another week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has extended many of their weekly &quot;Countdown to 2015&quot; deals all the way through to January 6th, the deals are for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 and have discounts up to 85%, <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Thu, 01 Jan 2015 14:20:01 +0000 Nest Learning Thermostat: The Next Generation, review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Nest may have been released for some time in America, but it has only recently released the UK in its 2nd generation design. We check it out and see if all of the hype was really worth it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:10:01 +0000 Xbox One Assassin's Creed Unity Bundle available for $349 and free game, for today only <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s time for another one of Microsoft&#039;s &#039;12 Days of Deals&#039; with the release of the Xbox One Assassin&#039;s Creed Unity bundle with a saving of up to $109.99. The deal will run for one day only. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:54:01 +0000 Your Christmas Gaming Guide [Updated] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We have put together a large guide to gaming gifts for Christmas. So if you are wondering what to buy a gamer for Christmas, look no further. We&#039;ve covered the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the PC. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:12:01 +0000 Neowin Holiday Giveaway: 6 Games on Steam and PSN <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today we have a giveaway containing 6 games, Dungeon Defenders 2 - Early Access, Football Manager 2015, Sniper Elite 3, Tesla Effect, Robotex all on PC - with Trine 2 on the PlayStation 4 <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:48:01 +0000 The Bing homepage gets an HD revamp <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Bing homepage has added the option of high-definition backgrounds/wallpaper downloads, better captions, a carousel style news feed and easy access to Office Online applications. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:00:01 +0000 Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is an expensive LED Backlit keyboard with so many options for colours. Its well built, great at customisability and comes with an optional palm rest. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Mon, 10 Nov 2014 12:00:01 +0000 Buy a Nexus 6 and get six months of free Google Music unlimited access <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google is offering customers who purchase a Nexus 6 before the end of the year six months of free Google Play Music All Access, assuming you haven&#039;t previously subscribed or trialed it in the past. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Fri, 07 Nov 2014 23:08:01 +0000 Xbox Music text files show OneDrive locker service support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Text files within the Xbox Music website are already showing that OneDrive locker service support will be coming very soon, allowing users cloud access to their music files from any Xbox Music device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Mon, 03 Nov 2014 20:32:01 +0000 Games Review Round-Up - 2 November 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week we cover the Dark Soul&#039;s clone Lords of the Fallen on the PlayStation 4, while we also have our Neowin gaming news roundup which covers the week in gaming from the Neowin writers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 02 Nov 2014 18:34:01 +0000 Games Review Round-Up - 26 October 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week we cover the long awaited horror title &quot;The Evil Within&quot; on the PC and have our blast from the past in the form of Dungeon Keeper 2 from way back in 1999. Next week it&#039;s Lords of the Fallen. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 26 Oct 2014 16:14:01 +0000 Games Review Round-Up - 19 October 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week we have a review of the PC version of Ryse: Son of Rome, some PS4 Driveclub review news and our new Blast from the Past: The Thing on the Xbox, originally released way back in 2002, <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:28:01 +0000 Apple unveils updated Mac mini starting at $499 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple today unveiled a updated hardware for their Mac mini range. The new Mac mini&#039;s come with Intel Core i5 processors, up to 8GB of memory, Thunderbolt 2 and start from at $499 <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:04:01 +0000 Games Review Round-Up - 12 October 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week we have Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor on PC, Alien: Isolation on the Xbox One and PC and a new section called Blast from the Past which this week covers the 1998 title Trespasser. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 12 Oct 2014 07:12:01 +0000 Turtle Beach Ear Force Z60 review <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PC 7.1 Surround Sound headsets have had varying quality over the years, but does Turtle Beach&#039;s first foray in to DTS Headphone:X bring great 3D 360-degree audio and a very low price point? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:28:01 +0000 Games Review Round-Up - 4 October 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In this weeks games review round up we have our early impressions of Alien: Isolation on the Xbox One and PC reviews of Sherlock Holmes - Crimes and Punishments and The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 04 Oct 2014 10:02:01 +0000 Games Review Round-Up - 27 September 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week we have been to the EGX gaming expo held in Earl&#039;s Court London. The show sees many playable versions of upcoming titles for the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Read on for our full coverage <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:04:01 +0000 iPhone 6: The queueing experience <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Deciding to queue for a technology device is a big deal for many people, but how is the experience and is it really worth all those hours of standing up in the hope of getting hold of something new. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:34:01 +0000 DisplayPort 1.3 details announced <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A update to the DisplayPort standard was announced today. DisplayPort 1.3 will allow bandwidth up to 32.4 Gbits/second and connections to much higher resolution displays and multi-monitor setups. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:25:50 +0000 Games Review Round-Up - 14 September 2014 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Each week we post a review round-up and news of the latest games on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and on the PC. This week we have first impressions of Destiny and a review of Infamous: First Light. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sun, 14 Sep 2014 07:42:01 +0000 Microsoft expected to announce Minecraft deal on Monday <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is reportedly planning to announce its $2.5 billion deal to buy out Mojang, maker of Minecraft, on Monday. The deal is said, in part, to be aimed at bringing the game to Windows Phone. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Byron Hinson) Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:41:13 +0000