Although it hasn't been confirmed, the next iteration of the Apple Watch could have a FaceTime video camera, greater iPhone independence and new variants.
Sources told 9to5Mac.com that the Cupertino-based tech giant is now in "current considerations" to integrate a video camera in the top bezel of the Watch 2, which would enable users to access the FaceTime call features.
The plans were hinted during the rollout of the Watch OS 2.0 at the recently-held Worldwide Developers Conference this month. more >>
EA recently introduced their new game, "Unravel," created by Coldwood Studios at an E3 press conference Monday. A new game character called Yarny stole the show when it was shown by the Swedish indie developer.
The puzzle platform game was presented by Coldwood's creative director, Martin Sahlin, who presented his own actual small scale model of the ball-of-yarn character called Yarny. Meanwhile its on-screen version embarked on a high resolution adventure across Northern Scandinavia on the big screen onstage.
Featuring sweeping music flowing through realistic nature scenes, "Unravel" distinguished itself from the other video games unveiled during the E3 for its non-violent themes presented in the middle of a physics-based nature-themed platform dominated by a memorable character in a plotline heavy on wonder and excitement. more >>
The upcoming adventure game reboot "King's Quest: A Knight to Remember," is finally coming to PC, the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One and Xbox 360 in "late" July, according to reports.
"A Knight to Remember" is the first chapter of five chapters that will be downloadable for the game. The game was revealed at the GDC 2015 and generated some excitement for gamers who were into old-school adventure gaming.
The game will star Christopher Lloyd as an old King Graham, Josh Keaton as a young Graham, Maggie Elizabeth Jones as Gwendolyn, and Zelda Williams as Amaya the Blacksmith. According to IGN, it is "the bold reimagining of one of adventure gaming's most memorable franchises." more >>
Building up to the release of the mobile version of its latest operating system sometime after the Windows 10 for PC release in end July, Microsoft has released the latest build for its Windows 10 Mobile operating system.
Called build 10136, it boasts of significant improvements in the Cortana app, the Photos app, with a few "minor design changes." The new build however is not available to all Windows Phone users, but limited to Windows Insider fast ring users. The Windows Insider program allows Microsoft users to sign up in order to get early access to new builds of Windows operating system which were originally only available to developers.
The other catch is that those who want use this build need to be using Windows Phone 8.1. If a user previously installed another build 10080 which was released earlier, they need to revert to Windows Phone 8.1 before installing the new build. They need to run the Windows Phone Recovery Tool in order to do this. more >>
When Microsoft announced Windows 10 earlier this month, the company indicated its plans to become more open to other platforms such as Android on mobile. During the E3 2015, Microsoft revealed that Windows 10 was arriving on their gaming console, the Xbox One in July. A day after this revelation, they subsequently announced that their personal digital assistant, Cortana, is heading to the Android ecosystem within July.
According to a report in Tech Times, Microsoft announced through an official Windows blog post that a beta version of the personal digital assistant software will be available for Android devices next month. This is well ahead of the release of the newest version of the Windows 10 operating system for PC and tablets, which is on July 29.
Cortana is an "intelligent personal assistant," much like Apple's Siri and Google Now, developed by Microsoft for Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft Band, and initially launched in 2014. In a recent announcement about Windows 10, the company also confirmed that Cortana will also be featured in Windows 10, iOS, Android and the Xbox One. more >>
After Sony's press conference at the E3 2015, the company came out with news linking gaming with their other area of business, smartphones. It will offer a new flagship phone under the Xperia Z4 series, called the Xperia Z4v.
The new phone will be offered exclusively through Verizon and thus will only be available in Verizon service areas. What is unique about the phone is its focus on gaming -- not on mobile gaming, but on PlayStation 4 gaming. It will allow users of the smartphone to remotely stream and play PS4 games.
The new smartphone allows those who already have PS4 consoles to "break away from their TV and continue their PS4 gaming anywhere in their home via PS4 Remote Play," as Verizon stated in their official statement. All they need to do is to connect the smartphone to their home Wi-Fi and their DualShock 4 Wireless Controller "to play full versions of their favorite PS4 games directly on the phone" when the TV is otherwise occupied or is in use. more >>