Korea's tech giant has just announced its latest smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S2, a round-faced wearable that was demonstrated earlier in Samsung's Unpacked event on Aug. 13.
In a press release on Monday, the giant company introduced the wearable that comes in two variants: Gear S2 standard and Gear S2 classic. Like the usual smartwatches around, the Gear S2 has sensors including a gyroscope, an accelerator, and an optical heart rate monitor, which gives the wearer a personal fitness assistant on hand.
While the display is relatively small compared to other wearable brands with a 1.2-inch Super AMOLED display sporting a 360 x 360 resolution, it comes with standard connectivity links such as WiFi, NFC, and Bluetooth. more >>
Samsung is seeking to topple Apple in the wearable device market by unveiling its latest smartwatch called the Gear S2.
On Tuesday, Samsung revealed its new round-faced Gear S2 smartwatch that is capable of making mobile payments. The 1.2-inch screen of the device can also be used to control compatible home appliances, according to the Business Insider.
Aside from that, consumers can also make phone calls and send text messages using the Gear S2. The device also has a longer battery life compared to the Apple Watch, which lasts for 18 hours. However, the number of apps available for Samsung's latest smartwatch is still unconfirmed, CBC reports. more >>
Nintendo has announced it will be launching a special edition of its "Xenoblade Chronicles X" for Wii U at the end of the year.
Four months after Japanese game developer Monolith Soft and Nintendo SPD released their Wii U action role-playing video game as a successor to Wii's 2010 RPG, "Xenoblade Chronicles," Nintendo revealed it would be launching a "Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition" in December.
The Special Edition package will include the Special Edition game, a custom USB stick modeled after the RPG's Lifehold pod units, an exclusive artbook with 100 pages of artwork specially created by game designer and illustrator, Takashi Kojo, matted card art featuring artist illustrations from the game, and music from the "Xenoblade Chronicles X" soundtrack. more >>
The Sony Xperia Z5 just made its first appearance today, less than a week before the Xperia Z5 line is due to be announced at the IFA 2015.
A video interview from French multimedia site Clubic was leaked on YouTube over the weekend, showing the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium's 23MP camera and 4K screen, and preempting the smartphone's official announcement at Sony's pre-IFA 2015 press conference on Wednesday.
The video shows an interviewer introducing Sony Mobile France's marketing director, Olivier Terme, who then proceeds to give an overview of the upcoming Xperia Z5 handsets, with particular focus on the high-end Xperia Z5 Premium. more >>
Christians in India marked the seventh anniversary of the Orissa attacks on Monday, praying for close to 100 Christians who were massacred by Hindu extremists who were pressuring them to convert. An Archbishop has said the faith of Orissa's Christians has grown stronger in the face of persecution.
The Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar, His Exc. Mgr. John Barwa SVD, told Fides News Agency that Christians "gather in prayer for the victims, reiterating, all together, our common commitment to promoting peace, justice and hope. The faith of Christians in Orissa has become stronger in the face of persecution."
The major attacks on August 31, 2008, in Orissa also left close to 56,000 Christians homeless after 300 churches and 6,000 homes were raided and looted. The Hindu mob reportedly organized against Christians who they accused of converting Indians to Christianity. more >>
With the rise of Christian persecution at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party over the past year, Chinese Christians are starting to speak out after many have been arrested for defending church crosses from forceful government removal.
"At least nine people I know have been taken away by the police and that figure is still rising," an unnamed church leader in the eastern province of Zhejiang told The Guardian on Thursday.
"We think it is a campaign targeting church leaders across the province. It can only be a co-ordinated action initiated by the provincial government." more >>