Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Camden Krupala Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Camden Krupala en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 First impressions of the DJI Phantom 4: A drone that can "see" and adapt on the fly <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We go hands-on with DJI&#039;s newest addition to the Phantom family, the Phantom 4, which features obstacle avoidance, a brand new design, and numerous intelligent navigation capabilities for $1400. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:00:01 +0000 FlipFlic: A simple module designed to manage and automate your window blinds <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the quest to automate everything in the home, Jalousier is launching a new module with sensors, a wireless connection, and a nifty app designed to integrate your window blinds once and for all. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:50:01 +0000 Does the way Microsoft report its Xbox numbers really matter? Absolutely. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While Microsoft says its new reporting metric is more transparent than ever, the way that Microsoft reports its Xbox numbers could spell trouble for the platform, fans, and developers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:18:01 +0000 Spring Showcase: All the gaming goodness coming to the world of Xbox <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We recently attended the Xbox Spring Showcase in San Francisco to get our hands-on a new free Forza game, Quantum Break, Minecraft with VR support, and more coming to Xbox and Windows 10 this Spring. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:16:01 +0000 “The number one killer is time” - My hands-on with Quantum Break <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Step into the time altering world of Quantum Break, a cinematic first person shooter where an accident breaks time and you are in a fight to fix it. I go hands-on and give my first impressions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:00:01 +0000 Forza: Apex is a new free racing game for Xbox One and Windows 10 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you ever wanted to experience Forza without spending money, you will get your chance with Forza: Apex which will offer 63 Forzavista cars and many of the same features as the full Forza games. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:34:04 +0000 Killer Instinct Season 3: New fighters, better graphics, and a lot of button smashing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Along with coming to Windows 10, Killer Instinct is getting a fresh graphical makeover along with three new states. I go hands-on with some of the new characters from Halo, Battletoads, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:02:57 +0000 Pit People is a hilariously random turn based game from the creators of Castle Crashers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vampires, blueberries, and Electrobots oh my&#33; Rally your friends and go on an adventure to save your world from imminent apocalyptic doom in this hilarious turn based strategy game. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:01:58 +0000 Minecraft on Oculus Rift: I became a part of it and it became a part of me <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>I go hands-on with a future version of Minecraft featuring support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Watch me battle monsters and explore the blocky terrain through a new perspective. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:57 +0000 Forza 6: I crashed a $845,000 car in a simulator and actually felt bad about it <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Marking the reintroduction of Porsche into the world of Forza, I got to drive a 918 Spyder in an incredibly immersive simulator that steered me away from ever wanting to drive one for real. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:00:10 +0000 Microsoft's new Garage app Fetch! identifies dog breeds, what type of dog you might be <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Garage program just cranked out a new app that allows you to identify dog breeds which just a picture, along with fun information about them, and what type of dog you might be yourself. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:30:01 +0000 Hands-on with the Parrot Bebop 2 - a speedy quadcopter that's almost perfect for beginners <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you have been eager to jump on the quadcopter train, but have been waiting for the perfect one, the Parrot Bebop might make the cut with great battery life, small learning curve, and sharp camera. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 09:30:01 +0000 NeoBytes :) TrumpScript will make Python great again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Why stop at making America great again? Let&#039;s make everything great, starting with Python. It&#039;s getting a fresh makeover inspired by the Trump-meister himself to put Python back on top&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:44:01 +0000 Hands-on with Mozo's leather and metal replacement back for the Lumia 950 XL <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Stock polycarbonate back on the Lumia 950/950 XL not doing it for you? We go hands-on and check out one of the third party back covers available from Mozo which feature leather with a metal trim. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:08:01 +0000 Microsoft's alarm app makes you smile, take photos, or speak tongue twisters to turn it off <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you have trouble getting up in the morning, Microsoft&#039;s new app Mimicker can help out. It does this with a game called &quot;Mimic&quot; that is designed to help wake users up by completing simple tasks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Fri, 22 Jan 2016 06:08:01 +0000 Nest acknowledges a bug with its Learning Thermostat that leaked user location data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Researchers discovered a number of smart home devices that leaked user data, including Nest&#039;s learning thermostat and a security camera that broadcasted completely non-encrypted video streams. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:14:01 +0000 Own a drone in the United States? Today is the last day to register with the FAA for free. <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The popularity of drones has grown at a tremendous rate and with it new FAA regulations require registration of many of these drones. Free registration ends tonight, so you&#039;ll want to act quick&#33; <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:12:01 +0000 Ding Dong Deterrent: My review of the Ring video doorbell <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Find yourself out of the house a lot? Be ever-present at your front door with the Ring video doorbell, an easy to install security focused twist on your home&#039;s boring old bell. Burglars beware. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:40:01 +0000 Xbox Live is currently experiencing matchmaking issues on Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Having issues joining a multiplayer game on Xbox Live? You aren&#039;t the only one as the service is currently experiencing an outage affecting consoles as well as Windows PCs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Wed, 13 Jan 2016 22:52:01 +0000 Remote voice control for Volvo cars is coming to the Microsoft Band 2 this Spring <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Thanks to a new feature announced by Volvo Cars, you will be able to live out your Knight Rider fantasies by sending commands to your car via the Volvo on Call app and Cortana on the Microsoft Band 2. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:40:01 +0000 Lenovo's gaming lineup brings Razer Chroma lighting to its monitors, laptops, and desktops <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Lenovo teased gaming hardware with built-in Razer Chroma lighting last year and now we are getting a handful of both new and updated products with this unique (and colorful) edition. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:08:01 +0000 iRobot Roomba 980 review: A Wi-Fi connected, sensor packed, dust busting monster <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Does a robotic vacuum have what it take to actually save you from your weekly chores? We go hands-on and review iRobot&#039;s 980, its new camera and Wifi equipped robotic vacuum cleaner, to find out. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sat, 05 Dec 2015 15:56:01 +0000 Lumia 950: Hands-on and first impressions of Microsoft's newest flagship <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>I go hands-on and give my first impressions of one of Microsoft&#039;s latest flagships, the Lumia 950, including sample photos and a low light 4K video sample. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:14:01 +0000 Surface Book: Hands-on and setup of Microsoft's new Surface Dock accessory <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>I go hands-on and give my first impressions of Microsoft&#039;s new Surface Dock, setting up and testing it out with my double 27&quot; monitor setup and i7 Surface Book. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Mon, 23 Nov 2015 22:20:01 +0000 Xbox One beats out the PS4 in monthly console sales for the first time since April <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new report from NPD shows that Halo 5, among others games, drove Xbox One console sales to a new high, trumping that of the PS4 for the first time in almost half a year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:02:01 +0000 Microsoft's new tool can guess what emotions you are feeling by a simple photo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Along with voice processing and video stabilization software, Microsoft&#039;s Oxford Project team announced a new facial recognition API designed to analyze a user&#039;s emotion. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:50:01 +0000 Microsoft releases firmware update for Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 to fix screen flickering <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just days ago Microsoft acknowledged display issues with a small number of Surface Books and Surface Pro 4s. Microsoft has now pushed out a fix for these issues plus some other stability improvements. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 03 Nov 2015 07:24:01 +0000 Surface Book: Understanding the benefits and drawbacks of the device's batteries <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Surface Book&#039;s battery configuration allows for the device&#039;s versatility and also provides for some interesting scenarios. Here are some tips on how to get the most of your new device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Mon, 02 Nov 2015 18:14:01 +0000 Surface Book: First impressions of Microsoft's first laptop <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From Surface Pro family loyalist to Surface Book earlier adopter. I take the plunge and make Microsoft&#039;s latest hard venture my everyday device. Here are my first impressions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:46:01 +0000 Microsoft Band 2: First impressions of Microsoft's latest wearable <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While the original Band was something of a concept device, the new Band features a new design, a new sensor, and several improvements worth checking out. I give my first impressions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sat, 31 Oct 2015 17:30:01 +0000 Device Night Philadelphia: Impressions from retail pros' hands-on time with the Surface Book <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>There wasn&#039;t a piece of hardware at the Device Night event that generated more buzz than the Surface Book. We got to hear device impressions from retail pros first hand and as well as hands-on time. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 25 Oct 2015 10:00:01 +0000 Device Night Philadelphia: Retail pros go hands-on with the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Pen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We get an inside look at Device Night event in Philadelphia and watch retail professionals try out all the features of the new Surface Pro 4 and its refreshed accessories. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:46:01 +0000 Device Night Philadelphia: Hands on with the Lumia 950/950XL and Phone Continuum <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s two new flagship phones generated intense interest. We got demonstrations of the iris scanners, lots of use cases and demos for Phone Continuum, along with some impressions from guests. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:30:01 +0000 Device Night Philadelphia: Hands-on with the Elite Controller and the new Xbox One dashboard <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>There was a lot of excitement for the new dashboard and features coming for the Xbox One. We get a guided tour along with an unboxing of the Elite Wireless Controller and some fresh fan impressions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:16:01 +0000 Device Night Philadelphia: Retail professionals "bike it out" with Microsoft's Band 2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While much of the Device Night event was laid back and relaxing, the fitness booth gave guests some time to burn some serious calories while taking Microsoft&#039;s new Band wearable for a literal spin. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:00:01 +0000 Microsoft Device Night - Philadelphia: We chat with Ben Rudolph and get an inside look <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We talk with Ben Rudolph and get an inside look at one of the Microsoft events designed to give retail professionals and fans hands-on time with their new products before their release. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 25 Oct 2015 08:46:01 +0000 You can now preorder the 1TB - i7 Surface Book... for $3,199.00 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Don&#039;t think the 512 GB Surface Book will cut it? Rest assured as Microsoft is now taking preorders for the 1TB version - though customers itching for the extra storage may not want to pay the price. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:28:01 +0000 India is (sort of) getting its first Apple Stores next month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple is partnering with consumer electronics retailer Croma to launch 6 Apple mini-stores to expand their retail presence in India, a largely untapped market of about 1.3 billion people. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:04:01 +0000 This week, Microsoft finally brought the thunder <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>From &quot;One Microsoft&quot; to a &quot;mobile first, cloud first&quot; future, Microsoft has been busy learning from its mistakes of the past. We analyze how they arrived where they are and where to go from here. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:18:01 +0000 What's going on with all that empty space in the "clipboard" part of the Surface Book? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While previously Microsoft had prided itself on filling every nook-and-cranny of their Surface devices, parts of the Surface Book appear noticeably empty. What is going on here? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Camden Krupala) Sun, 11 Oct 2015 07:16:02 +0000