The current version of Blackberry 10 can run Android apps, but only those compatible with Android 2.3 Gingerbread or earlier versions. It’s safe to say those apps are fairly outdated by now. Lots of updated features have been implemented in newer Android versions, including the Holo UI, better notifications, and enhanced animations.…Read More »
Huawei Ascend P6 is the “world’s slimmest” smartphone, has 5 megapixel front camera for “high quality self-portraits”
Lots of manufacturers these days are looking to take that crown for the largest handset on the market. What is that saying…? Oh, yes, go big or go home. That’s it.
Huawei, on the other hand, is focusing on developing the thinnest phone possible.…Read More »
US officials say PRISM surveillance program helped prevent terrorist plots in more than 20 countries
US intelligence officials sent Congress a document over the weekend in regards to recently discovered PRISM mass surveillance program. The Senate Intelligence Committee made the document public in an attempt to explain the massive government data collection program which was recently uncovered.…Read More »
US National Security Agency can collect location data from cell phones but “chooses not to” collect it
Prepare for a massive heap of stories about the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the controversial leak of information pertaining to its questionable data collection operations. We’re certainly going to hear about it for quite some time. Whether you think Edward Snowden, the individual responsible for most of the leaks, is a traitor or not it’s obvious that the subject is definitely a sore one.…Read More »
If there’s one thing that Microsoft is doing with Windows RT, its the advertising. Just like its previous ad for Windows Tablets, this latest commercial that features the Dell XPS 10 Tablet uses Apple’s Siri to highlight the different things an iPad can’t do, but the Windows Tablet can.…Read More »
See that image up top? Bad things happen when you do that to your phone. But Samsung knows that for everyone who keeps their phone in mint condition, there a bunch more that will probably drop theirs down the stairs or into the toilet.…Read More »
Apple’s new Mac Pro looks like a garbage can that is sold in Japan, becomes Amazon’s bestselling garbage can
When Apple announced its brand new redesigned Mac Pro, they made a pretty big deal out of its design. And understandably so, since it’s most likely unlike any other computer we’ve seen. But there are a few problems with its new cylindrical design — one of which is that it looks just like a trash can that’s being sold on Amazon Japan.…Read More »
US government has “tapped directly into international fiber optic internet cables”, does not have direct access to tech company servers
When details on the NSA’s secret surveillance program called PRISM first emerged, much of the fear stemmed from the idea that the government had “direct access” to the servers of major tech companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Apple. Many of the companies unsurprisingly denied allegations of direct access to their users’ data.…Read More »
Facebook and Microsoft reveal NSA data request numbers in transparency reports, Google and Twitter refuse due to restrictions
More than two weeks after the NSA’s secret surveillance program, PRISM, was leaked to the world, the companies involved are understandably still taking some heat from its users. Facebook and Microsoft, however, have worked out a deal with the US government to begin including national security-related requests in its transparency reports.…Read More »
Google’s Project Loon aims to cover the world in a network of balloons to give everyone internet access
Google’s X labs are responsible for the more “out-there” ideas we’ve seen from the company like Google Glass and the self-driving cars. They’ve even considered researching on making teleportation a thing. Now, they’ve unveiled Project Loon — and it sounds just as crazy as everything else they’ve announced.…Read More »
Feedly isn’t wasting any time. With a couple of weeks to spare before Google shuts down its beloved Reader service, Feedly has announced that it’s in the process of finalizing the migration of its users from the Google Reader backend to the brand new Feedly cloud.…Read More »
Let’s be honest here. Smartphone cameras are convenient, but a lot of them just plain suck in low-light conditions. Sometimes the resulting images can come out grainy, and other times they end up being much too dark. Photo editing software can often work miracles, but with shoddy low-light images there’s really not much you can do.…Read More »
Assassin’s Creed IV is the next title in the acclaimed series. Assassin’s Creed III saw the end of Desmond’s story, so originally it was not clear whether or not the next game will include future elements. As the name implies, ACIV will follow pirate assassin Edward Kenway, the grandfather of Connor from ACIII.…Read More »
Yep, they’re finally making a game based on the series of films with the same name. It’s being developed by the same company that made Just Cause 2, Avalanche Studios.
System: Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, PC
As taken from the game’s official site:
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Play as Mad Max, a lone warrior who must embark on a dangerous journey after his Interceptor is stolen by a deadly gang of marauders.
Watch Dogs will be an open world survival game meshed with action and espionage elements. It was first unveiled during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference last year.
System: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii-U, PS4, Xbox One
According to the game’s official site:
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Set in Chicago, where a central network of computers connects everyone and everything, Watch_Dogs explores the impact of technology within our society.
The world is filled with zany technology. As global technology advances, so does the way we interact with it, naturally. Despite advances, there are still a few limitations that we just can’t seem to overcome. Energy consumption, for example, is one such issue.…Read More »
Originally titled Dragon Age III: Inquisition, it appears the III has dropped from the title altogether. It will be the third iteration in the series, introducing a lot of more traditional RPG mechanics like armor and character customization (followers).
System: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PS4, Xbox One
Apparently, Dragon Age III is going to involve some kind of cataclysmic event.…Read More »
Kingdom Hearts III is the next significant installment in the famed Disney RPG series from Square Enix. Ever since the second game, there have been a lot of minor releases like Birth By Sleep, and Chain of Memories. While some of those side games did a great job at fleshing out the Kingdom Hearts story and universe, it will be good to see the plot furthered with a new iteration.…Read More »
Destiny is the latest game from superstar developer Bungie of Halo fame. If you don’t know what the Halo series is by now, then it’s safe to say you’re a little behind the times. Rumored to be something like a first person shooter MMO, we do know one thing for sure- the game is going to be heavily centered on a Sci-Fi theme of some kind (no brainer, right?).…Read More »
Quantum Break is Remedy’s latest title, the company well known for the Max Payne and Alan Wake series. The developers claim it will offer a new form of entertainment as the title will ship with both a video game, and an entire live-action series based on the game.…Read More »
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the final episode in the acclaimed Witcher series. If you don’t know much about the other two games, it follows Geralt of Rivia a monster hunter with magical abilities aptly named a witcher.…Read More »
Crimson Dragon is an on-the-rails shooter, which also happens to be the spiritual successor to Panzer Dragoon. Essentially, you fly a dragon around various environments fighting off baddies.
System: Xbox One
If you remember what Starfox 64 was like, then you should have a pretty good idea of what to expect with Crimson Dragon.…Read More »
Ryse: Son of Rome looks to be an action packed hack and slash title following Roman soldiers through the many atrocities of war. The name is pretty much a clear cut indication of what the game is about, although I’m not entirely sure why Ryse is spelled with a “y” instead of an “i”.…Read More »
Killer Instinct is a reboot of the classic fighting series of the same name. Years in the making, Killer Instinct will see a return to the series’ zany characters and brutal fighting styles.
System: Xbox One
Microsoft and developer Double Helix didn’t spend much time revealing the next title in the Killer Instinct series, but that’s okay.…Read More »
Apple unveils iOS 7 with completely overhauled design, iTunes Radio, Control Center for toggles, and more
During the opening keynote for WWDC 2013, Apple unveiled the long-awaited iOS 7. All talk about the next version of the company’s mobile OS has been about its rumored redesign and that’s exactly what we got — this is one of the most significant changes to iOS ever.…Read More »
Apple announces Mac Pro with all-new cylindrical design, 12-core CPU, designed and assembled in the USA
Apple took sometime during its opening keynote at WWDC 2013 to give Mac Pro fans a sneak peek at the future. The Mac Pro is anything but dead: The high-end Apple desktop has a radical new look, high-end components and it’ll be made in the US.…Read More »
Apple announces OS X 10.9 Mavericks with Maps, redesigned calendar, improved multiple display support, and more
As expected, Apple announced the latest version of their desktop operating system at its opening keynote for WWDC 2013. Gone is the traditional naming scheme of cats as OS X 10.9 will be known as OS X Mavericks. The company’s new naming scheme will be inspired by different things in California and Mavericks is a popular surfing destination.…Read More »
Sony rubs it in Microsoft’s face with the brilliant ‘Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video’
The Xbox One, despite not being out yet, already sounds like it has a lot of hurdles to overcome. Using the system will require an internet authentication check every 24 hours, games can’t be lent to friends and it doesn’t support used games.…Read More »
Sony reveals PlayStation 4 details: $399 price tag, no DRM, not always-online, and no used games restrictions
Sony must be feeling especially smug today, especially after one of the most successful E3 showings in recent memory. During their press conference in LA, the company showed off the final PS4 hardware — and surprise, it’s another black box.
Kidding aside, the PS4, according to many first-hand reports, is actually much smaller than its Microsoft counterpart and around the same size as the smaller version of the PS3 introduced back in 2009.…Read More »
During Microsoft’s press conference at the currently ongoing E3 convention in Los Angeles, the company announced one of the biggest things we still didn’t know about the console. Nope, it wasn’t even more restrictive DRM or online requirements, but a price and a release date.…Read More »
Before anything else, let me first warn you that a couple of seconds in this video are slightly NSFW.
Created by artist Nicolas Maigret, “The Pirate Cinema” is an installation of sorts that gives an awesome if not a little disorienting look at worldwide piracy.…Read More »
Sick and tired of fanboys bickering about how the phone they purchased is better? Well, why don’t we take a look at a different kind of feud — one between the the companies themselves.
Just a few a days ago, HTC’s UK Twitter account boasted about its win at the Mobile Awards where the HTC One won “Hottest phone of 2013.” They included a nice little slight at end at Samsung Mobile UK, who wasted no time retaliating.…Read More »
For users that prefer stock Android over the usual manufacturer skins that we often see, it’s been a pretty good year. During Google’s I/O 2013 developer conference, the company dropped a bomb and announced that a Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android and unlocked bootloader would be making its way to the Play Store.…Read More »