Google unveiled the Motorola Nexus 6 (or Nexus X) alongside the HTC-made Nexus 9 and the Android Lollipop earlier this month. While the Nexus 9 tablet is already up for pre-orders and the Android L is prepping to come to other Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 will be ready for pre-order on major American wireless carriers on Oct. 29 later this month.
Without a contract from the carriers though, the 32GB Nexus 6 will be priced at $649 while the 64GB variant will be at $699.
Among those who will be offering the phablet on pre-orders later this month will be Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, and T-Mobile. It would seem that this will be the first Nexus smartphone which will be offered by the aforementioned carriers as previous Nexus versions did not share the same treatment. more >>
The critically-acclaimed open-world game by Rockstar, "Grand Theft Auto V" is getting ported version on the PC early next year and an Xbox One and Playstation 4 port this coming Nov. 18. While the game was first released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 September last year, the next-gen versions are promised some graphical improvements among others.
The next-gen versions of GTA V will be optimized for the higher-spec PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with increased draw distances, an increase in resolution, upgraded weather effects, as well as new vegetation and wildlife.
Players who got the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game can transfer their save files in both single-player and multiplayer over to the next-gen consoles. In addition to that, players who pre-order the next-gen ports of GTA V will be getting $1 million in in-game cash for both single-player and multiplayer modes. more >>
The Galaxy Note 4 is Samsung's latest phablet to hit the market which and is to replace the aging Galaxy Note 3 while contending with the iPhone 6 Plus, their rival Apple's own phablet offering. Google, however, isn't standing down and is releasing a phablet of their own, the Nexus 6 (also known as the Nexus X) and is scheduled for a release later this month with pre-orders on the way.
To make things different, we'll be comparing Samsung's phablet with Google's own phablet.
First off, the Galaxy Note 4. Being a phablet, it would obviously have a big screen and the Note 4 possesses a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with a QHD screen resolution (2560 x 1440). The Nexus X on the other hand has a bigger 5.96-inch AMOLED touchscreen with the same QHD screen resolution. Of course, the Nexus X with the bigger screen suffers from a slightly smaller pixel density. more >>
Google's latest mobile operating system, the Android L or Android Lollipop, is already out and released but only on Google's newest smartphone the Nexus X (Nexus 6) and its latest tablet, the Nexus 9. For the rest of the Android phone lines of all makes, users may have to wait until the OS is prepped.
Since Android L is from Google, one might expect that the first to get the OS (apart from the Nexus X and the Nexus 9) will be the Nexus line of phones namely the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, the Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10. Sure enough, there's already developer images of the OS available for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7.
Before rushing to Google Play to upgrade to Android L, note that what's released for the two mobile phones are developer previews of the OS and not the actual public release so don't expect anything. Also, if you're planning to install it on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7 devices, make sure to back up your data as there's no guarantee that the OS won't wipe your data after or during installation. more >>
CHARLOTTE — Southern Evangelical Seminary's 21st Annual National Conference on Christian Apologetics shined a light on the problem of Internet pornography with Enough is Enough CEO and President Donna Rice Hughes calling it a pandemic.
"The Internet pornography pandemic has become one of the greatest global threats to children, marriages, families and nations. No one is immune," said Hughes in her Saturday speech.
Citing peer reviewed research, Hughes noted that Internet porn harms children and leads to addiction, divorce and violence against women. It also contributes to the growing sex trafficking industry. more >>
Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division was featured at Eurogamer Expo last month and brand art director Rodrigo Cortes talked about the game's highlights, which were all featured in the new gameplay trailer.
Described as a post-apocalyptic, third person shooter MMO, "The Division" has this premise according to the game's official website.
"In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City, basic services fail one by one, and without access to food and water, the city quickly descends into chaos. As a last resort, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents known as The Division is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, The Division agents are trained to operate independent of command when all else fails," the website states. more >>