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What a busy week! Two new Nexus devices, news on the Daredevil series coming to Netflix and we went to New York Comic Con! Grab a cuppa, sit down and catch up on what you might have missed this week in The Sunday Effect!

This week’s big stories:

Google announces the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.

Nexus 9

Nexus 9_Front_Black

This week, HTC & Google announced the brand new and much rumoured Nexus 9 tablet with the newest version of Android, Lollipop. The Nexus 9 is a 8.9″ 2048×1536 2K tablet with HTC’s iconic BoomSound stereo speakers. It has a Tegra K1 chip under the hood with 2GB of RAM and comes in 16GB or 32GB of storage (unfortunately, there’s no expandable memory option). Find out more in our round up!

Nexus 6


Along with announcing the new Nexus 9 tablet from HTC, Google have also unveiled their latest Nexus smartphone from Motorola, the Nexus 6. With a huge 5.96″ QHD screen, SnapDragon 805, 2.7GHz processor, Adreno 420, a 13MP camera  with an f/2.0 lens and running on the latest version of Android Lollipop, the device is an absolute beast. Find out more in our round up!

Top Five Moments of NYCC 2014 – TheEffect @ NYCC


Our man on the ground John has luckily been at NYCC this month and fans (and John) headed back home after four days of some amazing, fun and fantastic panels, screenings and interviews. NYCC has also been confirmed as the largest Comic Con in North America with 152,000 comic, TV and film entertainment fans in attendance, with this excellent news here is our top five moments of NYCC 2014 that we loved from the event.

Netflix Teases First Look At Marvel’s Daredevil Series



So here it is. Our first look at Charlie Cox in Marvel’s Daredevil, which is scheduled to premier in 2015 only on Netflix. Two images were released; in the first image (above) we see the red glasses wearing Matt Murdock (Cox). For those new to Daredevil, the glasses are worn as a result of being blinded as a boy. Find out more in our catch up!


PS4 Update 2.0 – What’s coming?

PS4 OS 2.0 System Software

We took a run through of all of the new features in PS4 OS2 including SharePlay, YouTube, USB Media Playback and more.

What we’re watching and playing this week:

Dave – American Horror Story – Freak Show

american-horror-story-season-4The fourth installment in the horror series from the creator’s of Glee has had a promising start! The show, set in a southern Freak Show has a great ensemble (thankfully still including Kathy Bates and Jessica Lange). The setting is perfect to un-nerve with a few fan-favourites returning from past series. It’s pretty unclear what the ‘big-bad’ of this year is but they’re certainly sowing the seeds. Highlights for me are a particularly unexpected ‘performance’ in the first episode and Bette and Dot. They’re absolute show-stoppers. Literally. Times I jumped out of my seat in EP2? 4. Don’t watch it before bedtime!

Joe – Asphalt 8 (iOS/Android)


This is one of those games that you expect to be good, and get pleasantly blown away by just how good it really is. Written for Metal, it makes full use of everything your phone has to offer graphics wise. Controls are clever and responsive making it easy to pick up straight away. It offers customisation that is both engrossing and vast that will keep you playing for weeks. Definitely my favourite racer on iOS so far! Plus, it’s free to download!

That’s it for this week! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for reviews, previews, hands-ons and more.

Additional images: PhoneArena, Total Gamer

David McGinley

Irish Writer, Ad man and lover of tea, all things digital, gaming, coffee, photography, gadgets, writer @TheEffectDotNet. Views are my own.

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