American tech companies Microsoft and Apple are reportedly preparing for their line-up of products to unveil before the year ends.
The Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft Corporation and the iPad Pro tablet from Apple, Inc. are two of the highly anticipated handheld devices due to be introduced in the latter half of 2015.
Apple has been gathering massive hype around its Sept. 9 product unveiling which is reported to feature the iPad Pro tablet they plan to launch alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. more >>
For the first time since four versions, the latest installment of the game "Halo" has been rated T for Teens by the ESRB, the main U.S. games classification body. "Halo 5: Guardians" is the first one to ever been rated below M for Mature and it earned its T rating with the description blood, mild language and violence from ESRB.
As noted in VG 24/7, the result of the rating is quite perplexing as it doesn't sound particularly different from the organization's assessment of past "Halo" games. Gamers think that perhaps "Halo" has changed or ESRB has loosened up a bit. A description of the game by ESRB was is as follows:
"Players use pistols, machine guns, grenade launchers, and futuristic weapons to kill alien and human enemies in frenetic combat. Battles are highlighted by realistic gunfire, explosions, and occasional blood-splatter effects. Characters can also use 'assassinations' to kill characters by snapping their necks, or by stabbing them with bladed weapons." more >>
ZTE may not be well-known across the Pacific Ocean, but it has been among the emerging brands in China and Southeast Asia in recent years. The secret is the phone's release of high quality but affordable devices.
The ZTE Nubia Z7 is among these devices.
Launched more than a year ago, the Nubia Z7 flagship was announced alongside a few other smartphones, which were only made available in China. The Nubia Z7 itself was not readily available in markets outside of ZTE's home market, and interested buyers were forced to get the device through retailers that place a big markup price. more >>
For some time now, rumors have been circulating about the upcoming phones for Microsoft that can potentially help the company expand in the mobile market.
Based on the rumors, the Redmond giant will unleash two devices, the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, following the recent trend of twin devices in announcements.
According to a report by Phone Arena, an alleged leaked sample of a camera phone has been making the rounds online. In the report, the photo was made by renowned leaker Ricciolo, and it shows a portion of the beach. more >>
During the Gamescom 2015, developer DICE confirmed that action-adventure platform game "Mirror's Edge: Catalyst" has been created as a complete reboot of the "Mirror's Edge" that was originally released in 2007. It was noted that the game didn't sell particularly well so it was a surprise when EA first revealed that it was allowing DICE to have a go at it once again.
When "Catalyst" was announced, it was speculated to be a prequel most likely since the plot of the game needs to fit into the timeline. But Design Director Erik Oeldahl told IGN:
"Mirror's Edge: Catalyst is a reboot. We basically took the things we really liked about the first game. Faith, first and foremost, the first-person free-running gameplay, and also the aesthetics, which we've built on, of course. But it's a reboot." more >>
As if challenging the recent releases of other big smartphone companies like Samsung and Motorola, the Beijing-based electronics company Xiaomi recently unveiled not just one but two new big-screen handsets, the Redmi Note 2 and the Redmi Note 2 Prime.
Xiaomi's handsets are true to the company's tagline: "killer specs, cheaper price." According to a Tech Times report, both smartphones boast of high-end specifications but come with very affordable price tags, making them very attractive to smartphone users who want powerful phones for a fraction of the price.
The Redmi Note 2, for example, is already 4G capable with dual-SIM capacity. Its display is full HD with 1920 by 1080 pixel resolution. Under the hood, it has a 2.0 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 octa-core processor, running on 2 GB of RAM and has 16B onboard storage. Its main camera is a 13 megapixel one, while the secondary camera is at 5 megapixel. Its battery has 3,060 mAh capacity and it also has an infrared blaster that can connect to other devices such as a TV or a multimedia player. more >>