After PlayStation 4.5 rumors, it is the Xbox One's turn. Recent reports are now pointing to a possibility that Microsoft may announce a new version of the current generation console this summer. According to a Tech Times report, the rumors come courtesy of a NeoGAF user ekim, who cited that Microsoft has made two filings with the FCC, which the company has yet to announce. Any data-transmitting device must get approval from the FCC as with the case of the wireless chip of the Xbox One which has the code CK31525.
Another report in Digital Trends detailed that one of the FCC filings referred to a docket for a wireless radio with number 1683. This one includes a PDF user manual that carries the code 1525, which incidentally is the original model number of the Xbox One. This particular filing has a June 25 embargo date, which places it a few weeks before the E3 2016, where Microsoft is set to make some announcements in their press event. The second set of documents filed with the FCC have to do with a dual-band radio, with number 1682. The accompanying documents do not show any connection to the Xbox One and its embargo date is July 29.
This new set of reports points to the possibility that Microsoft may be planning to beef up its gaming console hardware. Earlier rumors are saying that a slim version of the Xbox One may be on its way. More recent reports talk about a more powerful Xbox One. more >>
The latest HTC flagship phone, the HTC One M10 or simply HTC 10, has earned praise for its elegant build and great audio quality, but how does it measure up to the Google Nexus 6P, which tech reviewers have called the best Nexus phone ever?
While the Nexus 6P boasts a high quality display and a sharp camera, its boxy design has underwhelmed many critics. Given that the 6P and the HTC 10 are almost similarly priced, which premium smartphone offers a better deal?
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Only a month and a half to go before the release of the video game "Total War: Warhammer" and its developer Creative Assembly has shared with fans what post-launch content the game will be receiving. Aside from paid DLC packs, the real-time, turn-based strategy game will also be getting free DLC which includes a new "playable race," new Legendary Lords, magic items, quest chains and units, according to a Eurogamer report.
The brand new playable race, according to IGN, will be coming towards the latter part of the year, as the developer stated in its blog post.
In terms of paid content, these will be available as well and they will be classified into Lord Packs, Race Packs and Campaign Packs. Lord Packs will contain two playable legendary lords and their corresponding quest chains. Campaign bonuses and other items are also included. These will be theme-based on "a specific rivalry of conflict from Warhammer lore," the IGN report cited. In addition, there will be two new lords, a new unique unit, and a new elite unit of renown. more >>
World-famous cosmologist and physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced the Starshot Project, a $100M research project that aims to make interstellar travel possible. According to a report in The Guardian, the project will develop a lightweight spacecraft so that it can travel at one-fifth of the speed of light and get to the nearest star.
The Breakthrough Starshot Project was unveiled by Hawking and Milner as part of the Breakthrough initiative that both of them have been collaborating on since 2012. This project is the third of such initiative, and according to the report, it will look into knowledge and technology that will allow a featherweight robot spacecraft to travel to the nearest star system to the earth, the Alpha Centauri star system. In order to travel 4.37 light years - 25 trillion miles or 40,000,000,000,000 kilometers - the spacecraft must travel almost at the speed of light.
What it hopes to develop is a "nanocraft" that weighs just a little more than a sheet paper and is equipped with a sail like that of a kite. It must be made of fabric "only a few hundred atoms in thickness." This "nanocraft" will be transported by a 100 billion-watt laser powered light beam at 60,000 km per second. more >>
The same as any other Apple device, the arrival of the new Apple Watch 2 is highly anticipated, although it may not be as everyone expects it to be. Its predecessor seemed like everything one can ask for in a wearable, so the designers could only muster a few minor improvements. The question now is will it flood Apple stores, too?
There is speculation that the production of this new device already has gained ground, which means that it may actually be ready for launch together with another rumored device, the iPhone 7, by fall. And no, it won't be a totally different product. Just think about the iPhone 6 upgraded and turned into iPhone 6s.
One of the reasons why the Apple Watch line hasn't been as successful and popular as the iPhone and iPad is because not as many people find it useful. And while consumers are to expect several technical and feature-focused improvements in the second version, there is still uncertainty as to whether it'll sell more than the first generation. Rumors have it that the watch will now sport a bigger battery since it was one of the major concerns with the first one. Display should be bigger in order to add more visibility. more >>
Tesla's Model S electric sedan has been given a new set of tweaks that could once again fire up sales for one of the most popular electric cars today. According to Tesla, the first-ever hardware update is highlighted by a facelift, particularly losing the black faux grille and replacing it with a nose that is reminiscent of the Model X sports utility vehicle.
Those Model S cars that were built in the Fremont assembly plant after the April 12 production will likewise be featuring a better front fascia and attractive headlights that make the car look distinct when compared to the previous model. With these new aesthetic improvements, the Model S is rapidly pulling away from competition, and when one looks at it, they easily can distinguish it from the rest, particularly gas-powered vehicles since it no longer has a grille that is traditionally intended for engine ventilation.
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