Several months back when reports about BlackBerry's own Android smartphones were just mere rumors, the news about what is now known as the BlackBerry PRIV was accompanied by news of yet another Android phone, which is said to have retained BlackBerry's classic look by foregoing the addition of a sliding keyboard. Recently, rumors about what is called BlackBerry Vienna have begun cropping up again.
According to a report in Tech Times, the phone that is codenamed "BlackBerry Vienna" is reportedly a smartphone that features a touchscreen display and BlackBerry's trademark physical keyboard on the device's front. This is based on leaked renders of the device found on CrackBerry, which showed images of the coming smartphone.
According to the report, the phone appears a little taller than the standard BlackBerry phone because of the new touchscreen display. The renders also featured the device coming in different colors beyond the usual black and white. The new colors include blue, silver, orange and green. more >>
Apple has been busy turning out new products for its iPhone and Apple Watch lines this past year. It also put so much effort in its bigger-sized tablet, the iPad Pro, that some reports are saying that because the company needed to focus its resources on their new enterprise-oriented product, it has forgotten about its original tablet line, the iPad.
According to a report in MacWorld UK, Apple usually launches a new iPad every October, like when it unveiled the iPad Air 2 in October 2014. October 2015 has passed and no announcement has been made. The iPad Pro, however, was unveiled during the September 9 event together with the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus.
The report also cited a rumor that the update on the iPad will most likely happen in 2016 and unlike the iPad Pro, will probably be done without much fanfare as the rest of the company's flagships. more >>
The end of November is an exciting time for fans and gamers who are playing "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" as a new patch is arriving for the game. As reported in Tech Times, this upcoming patch is expected to bring major changes to the game, particularly in its tracking of PF ratings which will make for better FOB missions, among others.
Another report in Gamespot also revealed that a plot twist is in store for gamers when the patch comes in.
Details about the November patch were shared by Konami through a blog post. The first change it is said to bring is a better looking and better functioning user interface of the PF Rating screen. The display will undergo a makeover where all the factors showing the PF's overall strength are seen. This new user interface will give the gamer the much-needed information so that they can go and do FOB missions and others better. more >>
Fans of the arcade fighting game, "Tekken" were excited to hear that Bandai Namco is finally bringing "Tekken 7" to home gaming systems after all these years. The announcement was made by the game developer/publisher during the recently concluded Paris Games Week. The arcade exclusive will soon be available for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One, according to a report in GameZone.
According to the press release for the said announcement, this newest installment in the Tekken franchise is part of the franchise's celebration of its 20th year. It described the upcoming game as something that "returns to its gameplay roots with classic 1 vs. 1 bouts." It also features a storyline that takes a closer look at the Mishima clan and the never-ending battle for power among its members. The game, however, is said to provide some conclusion to this clan's saga.
There is a newcomer joining the fight in the character of Kazumi Mishima and the game will feature battles between father and son and even husband and wife. The game is said to feature 27 playable characters, 20 of which will come with the game's release, while the rest will be added on later. more >>
A Google self-driving car was recently pulled over by a police officer in California for driving too slow.
A Mountain View, California police officer noticed that some cars were trailing behind a small, white car. The cop pulled the Google self-driving car because it was running at 24 mph along a road with a 35 mph speed limit, according to The Washington Post.
A photo of the incident went viral online this week after Facebook user Zandr Milewski posted a photo of the cop pulling over the Google self-driving car. more >>
The 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will soon be launched to add to the growing list of the Japanese carmaker's hybrid vehicles in the present market.
The new crossover, which will become Toyota's eighth hybrid car, is the most fuel-efficient among all the RAV4 editions. The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid will also top the performance levels of all its predecessors, according to CNET.
The new Toyota hybrid car is powered by a non-turbocharged, 2.5-liter four cylinder engine and the electric half of the powertrain. The 2016 RAV4 Hybrid's all-wheel drive will be able to put out a combined 194 horsepower and 2016 pound-feet of torque, the report details. more >>