In this day and age where copyright infringement is considered a serious crime, copyright advocates especially those that represent big multinational companies have been fighting against popular digital sharing and downloading sites. While they may have listed several victories this past year, such as the shutdown of YIFY and the legal troubles of Pirate Bay, it seems that these victories may be short lived.
According to a report in Tech Times, Popcorn Time, the known BitTorrent client is back online again after news that it has been permanently shut down a few months ago. Popcorn Time is apparently up and running and according to the report, may have found a new group of developers to keep it running.
The news about the working version of the client came out after a Reddit user posted links to where users can download working installers of Popcorn Time. According to the report, the familiar menu of the client which makes it easier to stream and download movies is apparently back from the dead. more >>
Things are heating up again in the race to release the next big flagship phone. With 2015 drawing to a close, it looks like 2016 will be bringing with it the release of smartphones that not only look good but also perform well. With the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung has regained its foothold in the smartphone industry somewhat and the company may want it to remain that way. If reports are true, its next flagship, the Samsung Galaxy S7 is shaping up to be a flagship to beat in 2016.
According to a TechRadar report, the latest news about when the new device is going to be unveiled says that a January or an early February release may be possible. This is of course earlier than when Samsung usually announces its new devices at the yearly Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which happens every March. One report specified the release date to be January 19. This January release date is also supported by other rumors about Samsung starting production of the S7 earlier than scheduled and the early development of firmware which may indicate an early release as well.
In terms of design, the report speculates that Samsung may not be implementing any major redesign given the success of the redesign of its previous flagship, the S6 and the S6 Edge. However, the material that it will use for the S7 may be different as some reports are claiming that Samsung is working on a magnesium-based alloy that will be light and will be heat-resistant as well. Another design rumor also indicates that the phone will have a metal and glass build and will have a non-removable battery this time to keep the design sleek. more >>
Barely a month has passed since Bethesda released the massive open world action role playing game "Fallout 4."
According to reports, the game is deemed by players as "generally pretty glitchy" and as such, its developers are said to be working on the game's first major patch to provide fixes to the game's glitches. But before this major patch comes, the developer is releasing early patches that will provide quick fixes for the meantime, until that major patch arrives.
Patch 1.2.33 is latest patch released for the game and according to the report, it is a patch that aims to provide fixes so that the game can run smoothly and can be rid of the initial glitches that have been noted by its players. This particular patch also provides a fix that makes PC playing much better. more >>
As reported earlier this year, Finnish company Nokia previously announced that it wants to get back in the game of manufacturing phones. Since then, rumors about their first offering have started making the rounds on the web.
The Nokia C1 has been subject of numerous rumors and leaks these past few months, and given that the end of the year is fast approaching, another report has come out that the Nokia C1 may be offering two variants of the smartphone, one running on Android and another running on Windows 10 Mobile.
According to reports, images of the phone have been leaked showing renders of the phone's design that display the Android-based Z Launcher on one phone and Windows 10 Mobile on another. If these renders are accurate, it may mean the Nokia is coming up with two variants of the smartphone running on different mobile operating systems. Previous reports have only indicated an Android OS variant. more >>
The recently released science fiction shooter "Star Wars Battlefront" has been criticized for lacking content. According to a report in VG24/7, the game was "universally criticized" for its "content problem" which some experts are saying will result in players losing interest in the game pretty quickly. Publisher Electronic Arts was quick to remedy this problem by announcing that the game will be receiving loads of free content soon.
This announcement was made soon after EA unveiled "The Battle of Jakku" DLC, which is the first DLC pack that the game will be getting after its launch. "The Battle of Jakku" DLC will bring two new maps on the planet Jakku and will be featuring the siege that eventually led to what the planet will be like in the movie "The Force Awakens." One of these maps is called the Graveyard of Giants which is said to be suited for the Walker Assault mode of the game. The DLC will also introduce a new gameplay mode Turning Point which tasks the Rebels to capture one of three Imperial control points, after which more control points will be open for possible capture and thereby allowing the Rebels to take full control of the Imperial base.
According to another report in IGN, EA wrote in the game's official website that game developer DICE is planning to add free content in addition to the paid content that is included in the game's Season Pass. The Battle of Jakku is only the beginning of such free content, according to EA. more >>
As the latest Android OS has reached a lot of Nexus devices, reports are already circulating as to which non-Nexus devices will be lucky enough to receive the update soon. According to a report in Gospel Herald, some Sony Xperia phones are among those devices that are expected to get the update first.
In October, Sony had released a concept build of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and made it available to those who signed up for the beta testing in selected European countries. This release however is very limited because it only covered beta testers in selected European countries, and thus cannot be considered an official roll out of the update yet. The build is reported to be receiving its OTA update currently.
Another report in Neurogadget said that Sony's newer devices such as the Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium devices are rumored to be first in line to get the OS update, with a target start of roll out by November or December 2015. Since the OTA update is largely dependent on the carrier, the final roll out schedule may be different between Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint. more >>