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  • IRL: Sony’s Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and the full-frame RX1
    Welcome to IRL, an ongoing feature where we talk about the gadgets, apps and toys we’re using in real life and take a second look at products that already got the formal review treatment.

    Not too long ago, full-frame digital cameras were cumbersome, heavy and very expensive. They’re still a long ways from making a home in the bargain bin, but Sony’s new RX1 definitely has size in check. In order to reduce the model’s footprint, the Japanese camera maker added a fixed 35mm lens to this point-and-shoot-esque digicam, modeled after the company’s gorgeous and versatile RX100. Both of these flagship Cyber-shots offer tremendous bang for your buck, but they’ll thin out your wallet faster than they’ll capture 10 consecutive 20-plus-megapixel frames. Still, as you’ll read after the break, our resident camera reviewer Zach Honig is very much in love.

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  • Halo creators unveil ‘Destiny,’ an MMO-like first-person-shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

    Halo creators unveil 'Destiny,' an MMOlike firstpersonshooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3

    When Halo creator Bungie managed to steal away from Microsoft back in 2007, Master Chief’s forefathers were afforded a few years to go dark and head down on a brand new gaming universe. Today, Bungie and its new benefactor, Activision, revealed that new franchise as “Destiny,” an online-required persistent world first-person shooter. Even though the game’s not due out this year, Bungie says it’s headed to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with no mention of next-gen.

    The online requirement extends to both single-player and multiplayer campaigns — your character’s achievements remain persistent, and your avatar will seamlessly populate friends’ games (rather than futzing with menus and the like), allowing for on-the-fly pairings. Bungie’s shying away from outright referring to Destiny as an MMO, a la World of Warcraft. “[The] amount of players you see is design controlled. It’s not about stuffing as many people in there as possible,” Bungie COO Pete Parsons told our sister site, Joystiq. Of course, with next-gen sounding online connectivity, Bungie’s silence on next-gen consoles is little more than a temporary vow — Destiny seems a lock for (at very least) Sony and Microsoft’s next consoles, if not also the PC (Wii U’s looking unlikely).

    Hard details on Destiny are a bit scarce at the moment — when it launches, if it’s part of a series, how exactly the game will work — but we’ve dropped concept art below and a debut video just beyond the break. The video goes into a bit more detail on the universe, and briefly touches on the smartphone tie-in that Destiny will have (think Halo Waypoint), but for a more exhaustive approach to Destiny‘s debut, Joystiq‘s got you covered.

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  • Mophie Outride review: action-cam case for iPhone can’t replace dedicated shooters

    Mophie Outride review actioncam case for iPhone can't replace dedicated shooters

    Over the years, Mophie has become synonymous with extending the iPhone’s battery life. The outfit’s range of battery-filled iPhone cases has garnered rave reviews across the industry, and even I religiously used one on an iPhone 3G. In more recent days, the company has cautiously expanded into a few new areas — namely, building battery cases for non-Apple phones, and creating the contraption shown above. The Mophie Outride is an action-cam case that’s designed to be strapped onto helmets, automobile hoods and any other place where your average X Games wannabe would look to capture extreme sports footage.

    But, unlike the myriad rivals on the market today, the Outride doesn’t actually include a camera. Instead, you’re supposed to strap your iPhone 4 or 4S into it (an iPhone 5 model has yet to be announced), allowing the smartphone you already own to handle the bulk of the work. At first blush, it sounded like an ideal solution to me. After all, I’m generally in favor of convergence and consolidation, and as an avid traveler, having one less thing to carry (in this case, a dedicated camera) is a godsend. In practice, however, the Outride did little outside of convincing me that GoPro exists for a reason.

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    Source: Mophie

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