Two major online video gaming networks, Microsoft's Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network, have suffered connection outages on Christmas Day and a hacking group is claiming to be the reason why.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Xbox Live and PSN went down on Wednesday evening and continued to give problems to their respective gamers on Thursday.
"We are aware that some users are experiencing difficulty logging into the PSN," a message on Sony's support site read. "We will update this article with any changes that occur in regards to this issue. Thank you for your patience." more >>
BlackBerry has been known to launch new-gen smartphones with full QWERTY keyboards. However, this could not mean that the Waterloo, Canada-based tech giant will abandon any plans in integrating the already proliferating touchscreen-only user technology on its upcoming devices.
For the fact, BlackBerry Limited has introduced touchscreen-only devices in their digital handset lines. But it went downhill in most markets due to the lack of apps.
Recent reports now suggest that BlackBerry may take another swing at the touchscreen technology with its purported next-gen mid-range smartphone called the BlackBerry RIO Z20. more >>
The Lenovo Horizon 2 is an all-in-one PC that packs everything into a 27-inch, portable touch screen that gives the entire family plenty of features for work and play. It can be used for watching movies, playing games, and because it's a full PC, one can actually do real work on it such as writing Word documents or sketching designs on the touch screen. But is the hefty price worth it?
Design: Calling the Horizon 2 huge is an understatement—the device measures 16 x 26.5 x 0.8 inches and weighs 14.6 pounds. And while it can be carried from one room to another just like one would with an ordinary tablet, you'll find that you'll need both hands to carry it due to the weight and bulk. It has a black bezel surrounding the screen, a silver back panel, and a spring-loaded arm that swings down after it has been unlatched, and it props the device up like an easel.
Features: The 27-inch screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and the display gives off sharp colors and images for video and gaming. It has an anti-glare coating that deflects any stray lights in the room, so you can comfortably watch a movie without having to move the device away from any direct source of light. The Horizon 2 comes with a wireless mouse covered with a silicon material, and a slim aluminum keyboard. more >>
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that was introduced at IFA 2014 is currently touted to be the best phablet around, and Samsung has gone all out with this device as it's sporting a big screen and it comes with an S-Pen stylus. Though the device doesn't come cheap, fans of the Galaxy Note 4 claim that it's very worth its price as the powerful device gives maximum productivity.
Design: The overall design of the Galaxy Note 4 echoes that of its predecessor as it still has a faux leather textured back, but the difference is that it has a metal frame and none of the stitching detail found on the Note 3. It measures 6.04 x 3.07 x 0.33 inches and weighs 6.17 ounces. It's slightly thicker and heavier than its predecessor so its best used with two hands.
The phablet is available in Charcoal Black, Frost White, Blossom Pink and Bronze Gold. If you're in the mood for something more sparkly, Samsung has teamed up with Swarovski to offer Swarovski crystal encrusted back cases for the Note 4. more >>
Though many are saying that the e-reader is on its way out, voracious readers will say that nothing compares to the e-reader when one wants to settle down with a good e-book in a quiet corner. Because the device is used solely for reading, no one, especially the kids, will be begging to borrow it to log on some time on Facebook, play a game, or watch "Frozen" on it for the umpteenth time, which they can certainly do on a regular tablet. This makes the e-reader the perfect gift for parents who would like to spend some time reading, or for those who want to read without the distraction of anything else that can be found on a tablet or smartphone.
Here, we compare and review two reasonably priced e-readers that offer a great reading experience: the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and the Nook Glowlight.
Design: The Kindle Paperwhite measures 6.7 x 4.6 x 0.36 inches and weighs 7.3 ounces. It's housed in a soft touch rubberized coating with a matte black finish and rounded edges, which makes it comfortable to hold. The on switch is the only physical button on the device, and it's next to the micro USB slot. more >>
Capcom recently fleshed out further information for their upcoming survival horror game "Resident Evil: Revelations 2" wherein they explained the basics of the new raid mode, loot options as well as the co-op mode play.
In Capcom's official update website, the studio stipulated that in RE: Revelations 2, players will be able to customize their chosen lead character by giving it a variety of outfits to wear and different weapons to wield.
For starters, the Raid Mode is basically a "shoot-and-loot" mode which was introduced in the previous Revelations. Here, players are pitted to face an army of enemies on multiple stages and after defeating them, they can collect more powerful weapons and other utilities which they then can use to effectively vanquish stronger opponents. more >>