After months of rumors and speculation, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has confirmed that they are announcing a new flagship smartphone with the Honor brand on May 10. According to a Tech Times report, the company's website teased the event with the confirmed name of the handset which is the Honor V8.
The company likewise confirmed that the upcoming device will rock two rear cameras, each of which is a 12-megapixel shooter. Unfortunately, the rumor about these cameras being made by Leica, a known imaging company, was quashed by Huawei.
Aside from the launch date, Huawei's did not reveal much in terms of the phone's specifications, but the dual camera set-up does indicate that this successor of the Honor 7 will be carrying the same cameras as the ones found on other Huawei devices such as the upcoming Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. more >>
The "Homefront" franchise is making a comeback with the upcoming release of the second game in the series, "Homefront: The Revolution." The open-world first-person shooter will be arriving for the Windows, Linux, OS X, Xbox One and PS4 on May 17 in the U.S. and a few days later on May 20 for Europe.
According to a report in IGN, "Homefront: The Revolution" is a reboot of the franchise, rather than a sequel. It borrows the same story premise as the first game, which is the invasion of America by North Korea. The events in the new game are said to occur four years after the events in the first game.
The franchise has gone through some ownership issues this past few years, having passed through three different owners after its original publishing studio had to shut down due to financial issues. The current developer, Dambuster Studios is working with publisher Deep Silver to release the game, and according to the IGN report, this developer has had some considerable experience in making shooter games as Crytek UK. more >>
"Dark Souls III" is an action role-playing game that does not disappoint gamers who are familiar with the game series as well as new gamers who are playing the "Souls" series for the first time. And like previous games in the series, it also holds many secrets that players can unlock to improve their success in the game. A report in GameSpot lists down some of these big secrets which are useful for gamers who wish to gain an upper hand.
The game features several new bosses that need to be defeated in order to successfully finish the game. There are however other bosses who are considered optional in the game's story but when defeated will bring the player different rewards. According to the report, these optional bosses can be found in areas that are hidden and need to be discovered. Among these bosses are Curse Rotted-Greatwood, Old Demon King, Oceiros the Consumed King, Champion Gundyr, Ancient Wyvern, and the Nameless King. Another report has more detailed tips on how to find these bosses and possibly how to defeat them.
Multiple endings are one feature that the game boasts of. This is another of the game's secrets. The player must follow a series of steps for each ending to be unlocked in order. There are four endings, namely To Link to the First Flame, Usurping the Fire, Usurping the Fire (Alternate ending) and Lord of Hollows. The easiest ending to achieve is To Link to the First Flame as all the player needs to do is to get to the final boss, the Soul of Cinder and defeat him. After his defeat, the player can then "interact with the bonfire" that appears which leads to the game's ending cutscene. For details about the other endings, players can check out another GameSpot report on obtaining endings. more >>
Chinese smartphone company LeEco, formerly known as Letv, unveiled three smartphones that have an all-metal design and thin bezels, and more notably, no more headphone jacks. According to a report in Gadgets 360, the company decided to let go of the standard headphone jacks in favor of using USB Type-C ports for audio. It has also put one over Apple, who has been repeatedly rumored to remove the headphone jack on its next iPhone.
The three phones namely the Le 2, the Le 2 Pro and the Le Max 2 have the same look and design, according to the report. The difference is mainly what is under the hood. The high-end device among the three is the Le Max 2, which has a 5.7-inch Quad HD display with a 1,440 x 2,560 pixel resolution. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, paired with either 4 GB of RAM and internal storage options of 32 GB and 64 GB or 6 GB of RAM with 64 GB onboard storage. Battery capacity is at 3,100 mAh. Camera set-up is a 21-megapixel main shooter and an 8-megapixel selfie camera.
The Le 2 has a MediaTek deca-core Helio X20 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of onboard storage. It has a 16-megapixel main camera with an LED flash and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The Le 2 Pro has two variants – one powered by a Helia X20 processor and one with a Helio X25 processor; both have 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The Le 2 Pro has a better rear camera at 21-megapixels, while the front shooter is also an 8-megapixel one. Both the Le 2 and the Le 2 Pro have full HD screens and 3,000 mAh batteries. more >>
Microsoft has pulled the plug on its older console, the Xbox 360. The company has announced that it will no longer manufacture the older console, which has been around for over 10 years. According to a report in BBC News, Phil Spencer, Xbox boss wrote in a blog post that the remaining Xbox 360s will be sold until supplies last and that support for existing users will still be provided.
He cited that "the realities of manufacturing a produce over a decade old are starting to creep up on us." The Xbox 360 was introduced in 2005 and last year, Xbox 360 games were made accessible on the current generation Xbox One through the Backwards Compatibility program.
In the blog post, he also thanked Xbox 360 fans for their "continued passion and support" and that he was "incredibly proud of all of the work and dedication that went into development of the Xbox 360 hardware, services and games portfolio over the last decade." more >>
Google's highly popular email service, Inbox by Gmail, has been given three new features intended for users to get more things done, both for desktop and mobile use. According to reports, the email service now gives the user the ability to keep track of events and at the same time monitor emails that have been sent and received in connection to those events. Likewise, there also is an updated newsletter function which includes the ability to preview every newsletter a user receives while highlighting any links found in them.
The giant tech company sums up the new features in an excerpt from their statement:
Starting today, you'll discover three new experiences in Inbox – streamlined events, glanceable newsletters and saved links – that help you better keep track of things that matter to you and feel more in control. more >>