Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Max Payne Coming to iOS and Android!

Well here is a bit of fantastic news. The once legendary game on PC and PS2 Max Payne is heading onto iOS and Android. This classic game was the joy of many an hour of my time when the original was released and if the release of Grand Theft Auto III onto the mobile platforms is anything to go by then it is going to be a success a second time around on the mobile platforms

This is being released by Rockstar Games which looks like they are wanting to capitalise on the successes of previous releases of older games onto mobile platforms and to be honest it seems to be a winning tactic for a number of games publishers.

The one interesting aspect I am waiting to see how well the bullet-time, which was remarkable when the game was initially released in 2001, is implemented onto touchscreen as well as how fluid the gameplay will be in comparison to desktop / console gameplay.

Max Payne has released on iOS in New Zealand already and is being released on 12 April on iOS and 26(!) April on Android.

When this is released this will definitely get a review so keep checking back for more information!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Google Announces Project Glass... Just WOW!

Once I saw this video there was absolutely no way I wasn't going to write about this.

Google today released a video of their concept Project Glass. Basically this is a HUD (Come on, you KNOW that stands for heads-up display! Remember Half-Life?!) concept in a pair of glasses that looks absolutely mind-blowing.

Obviously this is nowhere near production yet and Google are currently looking for feedback and ideas from the public but I know that Google being Google, they will definitely want to bring this concept into reality. It shows how these can link popular services (read: Google services) into everyday life and to quote the first line of their page: "be there when you need it and get out of your way when you don't" 

It's official everyone... the concept of the future is well on its way!

Check out the Google+ page here and see below for the video.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Instagram for Android now available!

Breaking news.... Instagram, the ever popular photo app for iOS has finally become available NOW for android!
Get it while it's hot... FREE!

Google Play Store link

My First EVER blog post....

Ok so here goes...

So, I've been threatening for a while now to start writing down my thoughts and opinions and decided the time is as good as any to get my fingers off of their proverbial backside so to speak and start this blogging malarky!

So what am I going to write about? To be honest, I still aren't sure myself but I can see it heading towards my thoughts and opinions around the mobile phone industry, how it has changed over the last decade that I have been a part of it and where I see the industry heading in the future. There will more-than-likely be reviews for handsets that have been released and I have been able to get hold of to try out, my own take on the industry news that has come out and a few rants etc. about non phone related things!

Why Broken Hairdryer I hear you ask? Well a broken hairdryer is meant to let out lots of hot air but fails miserably and I see this blog pretty much heading the same way so I couldn't think of a more apt name for it!

So before I start let me tell you a little bit about me for the ones that do not know me (to be honest the only people that will read this are people who know me and want to have a laugh!), I am a 31 year old Retail Store Manager for the mobile phone industry and have worked in this industry for the last 10 years. There have been many MANY changes in this industry (will save the detail for a later blog post) and as much as the retail environment is changing rapidly, my love for the devices that have been my passion for the last 10 years has not faltered. I am married to my absolutely stunning wife Laura and have 3 amazing children who rule the roost and run rings around us to be honest! I love all technology and I especially love it when people make changes for the better (e.g. HP Touchpad with Android and PC with Mac OS on them) It really does amaze me the vision and determination some of these people show that dedicate their free time to making things work that couldn't or shouldn't, it is amazing!

So that is my first post... I hope I can entertain, give insight and maybe even help you make a decision or two (like never to write a blog post!).

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