This year, Samsung will develop the fifth generation of its highly successful Android phablets that invented the term in the mobile market.
However, it looks like the Korean manufacturer will also announce a new version of its Gear smartwatch running on Tizen OS.
According to a report by Phone Arena, the Samsung Gear A is rumored to make its debut together with the Galaxy Note 5, probably during this year's IFA event in Berlin. more >>
Ubisoft has announced they will be releasing "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" set in Victorian London by the last quarter of 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One.
French game developer Ubisoft is reeling out the latest installment in their historical action adventure video game with "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" that's due out on October 23 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC version following soon after.
The upcoming open world stealth game, to be set in Victorian London, will feature male and female protagonists this time around, allowing players to take on the character of a woman assassin, should they choose. more >>
The Republican-dominated U.S. House of Representatives voted 242-184 Wednesday to pass a bill that will ban most late term abortions after 20 weeks gestation, fulfilling a campaign promise to the pro-life movement.
Lawmakers held the vote for H.R. 36, the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act" on the second anniversary of the conviction of late-term Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell. The bill would ban abortions after five months of pregnancy, with exceptions for rape and incest if the woman receives counseling 48 hours prior to having an abortion.
Introduced by Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., in January, members of the House were expected to vote on the bill on Jan. 22, which was the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. more >>
A unique survival video game is coming soon and this one has dinosaurs. Game developer Studio Wildcard recently announced the development of "ARK: Survival Evolved" through the release of a game trailer and sharing some of the game's details. The game is being developed for multiple platforms namely PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
According to a report in IGN, the game will be available on Steam Early Access next month. The game's is described as follows: "As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, use your skill and cunning to kill or tame & ride the leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements, while teaming up with or preying upon hundreds of other players to survive, dominate ... and escape!
The game is a player versus player, open-world survival game set in a world abound with dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes. It is also categorized as a massively multiplayer online game with many players. Players can ride dinosaurs and find ways of controlling them to aid in their survival against predators and other players. According to a Eurogamer report, the developer plans to have over 60 different species of dinosaurs, moving within "a fleshed out ecosystem in which they'll freely roam around the world and eat each other." more >>
Touted as the newest "selfie smartphone," Sony's newest addition to the Xperia line is the Sony Xperia C4. With its specifications, it is said to satisfy smartphone users who love taking selfies. With its price, it is said to attract buyers who want great specs for a mid-range priced phone.
Also called a PROSelfie smartphone, the Xperia C4 is the successor of the Xperia C3 which was released last year. According to a report in Tech Times, the new phone was unveiled last May 6. Sony's official statement made by a VP at Sony Mobile Tony McNutty said, "Xperia C4 caters to consumers that want a smartphone that not only takes great photos but also packs a punch. Benefitting from Sony's camera expertise, the 5MP front-facing camera with wide-angle lens lets you capture perfect selfies, while its quality display and performance provide an all-around advanced smartphone experience."
The Xperia C4 is not a lightweight when it comes to its specs. It has a 5.5 inch full HD IPS screen with a 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution, better than the 720 pixel resolution of its predecessor, the Xperia C3. It also has a pixel density of 400 ppi and only weighs in at 147 grams. more >>
September is IFA time in Berlin and if Samsung will not change its announcement schedule for new smartphones, it is likely that the company will reveal the successor of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note Edge during the 2014 conference.
In 2014, Samsung made such a big splash in the phablet industry when it introduced not just one but two phablets: the Note 4 and the Note Edge. The Note Edge was one of the most innovative introductions made by the company, revealing how a curved edge can serve an important purpose of "allowing users to display information, shortcuts and more, without losing focus of the content on the main screen," according to a report in Tech Times. The report also says that 2015 may not be any different from 2015, with Samsung introducing something more innovative for its phablet line.
According to a report in Sam Mobile, sources from the inside have revealed that the company is indeed preparing to launch the Galaxy Note 5 and a second-generation Galaxy Note Edge. more >>