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VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Pocket Card Jockey (3DS)

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Pocket Card Jockey (3DS)

It’s okay to be a Horse Racing Solitaire addict. Addiction to card games and horse racing could often lead to trouble, especially when money is involved.  For me, the cost of my recent addiction was $7 and many hours of time poured into Pocket Card Jockey.  Game Freak, the creators of...

05/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Do you really

Do you really "Like" us?

I’ve been in the media business for a very long time.  I’ve worked in radio, daily newspapers, published monthly publications and now my husband and I own eParisExtra.com.  I managed to survive the digital boom in 2008 while in the newspaper industry and now I embrace this electronic age...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
SkinTrack turns your skin into a virtual touchscreen for smartwatches

SkinTrack turns your skin into a virtual touchscreen for smartwatches

It’s been a couple of years since smartwatches have entered the mainstream, and it seems like they have yet to really take off as the next big thing in mobile computing.  People still prefer to use their phones to send messages, schedule things, and even tell time! One of the things that...

05/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
PlayStation NEO: Sony’s mid-generation upgrade to the PlayStation 4

PlayStation NEO: Sony’s mid-generation upgrade to the PlayStation 4

Last month, the words “PlayStation 4.5” and “PlayStation 4K” began to circulate the Internet in reference to the rumor of an upgraded PlayStation 4. However, as of last week, we now have an official codename for the PlayStation 4.5, and that’s “PlayStation NEO.” While it’s only...

04/30/2016 by eparisextra.com
The Impossible I-1 is a brand new Polaroid 600 Instant Film camera

The Impossible I-1 is a brand new Polaroid 600 Instant Film camera

It’s 2016, and there’s a brand new instant camera coming to the market that uses the exact same film that Polaroid stopped manufacturing in 2008. I previously wrote about the wonders of instant photography in the modern times of digital shooting. The reward for enduring the trials and...

04/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Miitomo, Nintendo’s first smartphone app, launches March 31st

Miitomo, Nintendo’s first smartphone app, launches March 31st

Nintendo has finally joined everyone else in the world of smartphones, and it’s about time. In October of last year, Nintendo partnered with DeNA, one of Japan’s most popular mobile portal companies, to bring their Nintendo brand to the mobile market. This new social app coming at the end...

03/31/2016 by eParisExtra
Apple’s goes smaller with the new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

Apple’s goes smaller with the new 4-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

At Apple’s “Loop You In” event earlier this week, the popular tech company unveiled a pair of devices that could be considered both new and old. As hinted by the rumors earlier this year, they’ve gone and hit their previous products with a shrink ray. The new 4-inch iPhone SE is an...

03/24/2016 by eParisExtra
Dubai to host a robotic Olympics at the 2017 World Future Sports Games

Dubai to host a robotic Olympics at the 2017 World Future Sports Games

The World Drone Prix in Dubai just ended, as 150 teams competed in a series of 4-way drone races through neon-lit roller coaster-like tracks that wouldn’t look out of place in an F-Zero game. 15-year-old Luke Bannister from England and his team beat out the competition, taking home $250,000...

03/15/2016 by Alfredo Dizon
Raymond Tomlinson, inventor of email, dies at the age of 74

Raymond Tomlinson, inventor of email, dies at the age of 74

This past Saturday, on March 5, Raymond Tomlinson, best known as the inventor of email, passed away at the age of 74 from suspected heart failure. He leaves behind him an incredible legacy as one of the Internet’s greatest innovators. In 1971, Tomlinson developed the first person-to-person...

03/07/2016 by eParisExtra
Freewrite, the world’s first smart typewriter

Freewrite, the world’s first smart typewriter

As I type this article, I’m within a flick of the wrist to a web browser with tabs open to YouTube and Twitter, a OneNote window with some vague scribblings related to work and countless other projects, and easy shortcuts to a number of small amusements on the desktop behind this Word...

03/02/2016 by eParisExtra
LG steps it up their smartphone game with their new G5 modular phone

LG steps it up their smartphone game with their new G5 modular phone

At an event preceding this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG announced the G5, their new modular phone. The G5 is a major step up from their previous phones in the G series line. The new phone uses premium materials for a sleeker, more modern phone, bringing them more in-line with...

02/24/2016 by eParisExtra
New 4-inch iPhone 5 rumored to come in March

New 4-inch iPhone 5 rumored to come in March

It’s that time again to tackle some new Apple rumors that might actually have some traction to them. 9to5Mac, a source with an outstanding track record when it comes to Apple rumors, reports that an Apple Event is set for March 15 this year to unveil a pair of a new products that could go on...

02/17/2016 by Alfredo Dizon
Researchers at Ohio State University want to harvest wind energy with “mechanical trees”

Researchers at Ohio State University want to harvest wind energy with “mechanical trees”

We’re already familiar with windmills when it comes to extracting energy from a comment element of Mother Nature, but it’s possible that we could see electromechanical trees accomplishing a similar task in the future. Researchers at Ohio State University have begun experimenting with...

02/13/2016 by eParisExtra
Facebook launches Live Video for iPhone users

Facebook launches Live Video for iPhone users

In December of last year, Facebook began testing a live video service to compete with the likes of Twitter’s Periscope. In this testing phase, the service was only accessible to celebrities and verified pages. Now Facebook has rolled out the service to the public, starting with iPhone users...

02/08/2016 by Alfredo Dizon
Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm for Android analyzes your face and emotions to get you up in the morning

Microsoft’s Mimicker Alarm for Android analyzes your face and emotions to get you up in the morning

The Mimicker Alarm is the latest project from Microsoft Garage, a project lab at Microsoft where employees can work on side projects unrelated to their position or division in the company, leading to some innovative products like this slick alarm app for Android devices. Using your Android...

01/24/2016 by Alfredo Dizon
A Blast from the Past: Instant Photography and Polaroid Cameras in 2016

A Blast from the Past: Instant Photography and Polaroid Cameras in 2016

Over the last couple of years, there’s been a sort of retro revival with a new fascination in old technology. A friend of mine recently received a record player for Christmas, and since then we’ve spent our free time scouring used bookstores for second-hand records of musical...

01/20/2016 by eParisExtra
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset begins shipping in March for $599

Oculus Rift virtual reality headset begins shipping in March for $599

This week, Oculus VR, the virtual reality company acquired by Facebook, announced that the consumer version of their highly anticipated Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is now open to pre-orders at a price tag of $599. The Rift has come a long ways since its days as an ambitious Kickstarter...

01/13/2016 by eParisExtra
The Top 10 Video Games of 2015

The Top 10 Video Games of 2015

2014 was a middling year for video games, but 2015 was an entirely different story. No matter what kind of fan you were, no matter where your loyalties lie, there was something great to take from the ripe garden that was video games in 2015. If you were a Nintendo fan, you had the freshest...

01/02/2016 by eParisExtra
Nintendo patents a new touchscreen-based video game controller

Nintendo patents a new touchscreen-based video game controller

A recent patent application from Nintendo details a new video game controller that is almost entirely dominated by a touchscreen display. The application was filed by Nintendo employees in June 2015, but the filing has only recently been made available for public viewing. Unlike Nintendo’s...

12/20/2015 by eParisExtra
PlayStation Now is now the Netflix of games with a new 12-month subscription plan

PlayStation Now is now the Netflix of games with a new 12-month subscription plan

Sony is now offering a new 12-month subscription to PlayStation Now, their cloud gaming service that allows you to stream and play PlayStation 3 games on various Sony devices over the Internet. The new plan is being offer for a limited amount of time at $99.99 a year, working out to a little...

12/16/2015 by eParisExtra