Geekout 14 Kinecting with Xbox One Google Play Edition phones and spa

first_imgEvery Thursday afternoon a few of us from Geek.com escape our desks, get together, and talk about some of the more exciting points of the week. Welcome to Geekout, Episode 14.One of the big differences between the Xbox One and the PS4 is going to be what is actually in the box when you open it up… and what you’ll be able to do with it. Microsoft’s Kinect is included with every Xbox One, but it’s not going to be quite as hacker friendly as the previous version. Instead Microsoft will be selling PC version of the Kinect, and if you want to get your hands on it early you’ll be spending nearly as much as you would for an Xbox One.Meanwhile, in Sony land, it has been discovered by IGN that the PS4 camera was originally intended to be packaged with the console. This adds further evidence to the notion that Sony’s biggest advantage this year was their ability to listen to their audience and act quickly. The PS4 will not include the camera in the box, unless you go for some sort of bundle.If you’ve been waiting for the Google Play Editions of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, you can now pick them up from the Google Play store. Based on some preliminary evaluations, it seems like many of the initial concerns about camera quality and overall performance aren’t in any way hindering these handsets. The lag that is often seen with HTC’s BlinkFeed or the TouchWiz UI have been replaced with the buttery smooth Android Open Source Project-based UI that is usually only seen on Nexus devices. We’ll be talking more about these devices in the future, leading to a full compare between the battery life and capabilities of these phones.Whether you’re interested in space because Bill Nye told you so in our App of the Week, or you’ve got a genuine interest in how transactions would happen on-board the International Space Station, we’ve got you covered this week. Paypal has assembled the likes of Buzz Aldrin, the Silicon Valley Space Center, and the Space Tourism Society at the SETI institute recently to talk about Paypal Galactic, an effort to make payments in space possible without having to worry about calling a terrestrial customer service center. If you’re not planning on going to space anytime soon, you can just take a look at Bill Nye the Science Guy on your iPhone or iPad and hang out with him for a while.Our weekly Geekouts happen live over on our Google+ page so if you’ve got a topic you’d like us to talk about on next week’s broadcast, leave us a message over there or right here in the comments.last_img


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