Despite its delayed release date, "The Legend of Zelda" Wii U version managed to snag a nomination for the Golden Joystick Award.
"The Legend of Zelda" Wii U version faces competition for the Golden Joystick Award from upcoming games "Halo 5: Guardians," "Dark Souls 3," and "Fallout 4." While there are some doubting the game's chance to rise above the other three games, there are also those who believe it will rise above its competitors, according to Realty Today.
"Halo 5: Guardians," "Dark Souls 3," and "Fallout 4" will all come out in April 2016. Fans of "The Legend of Zelda" believe the game will be able to topple its rivals because it managed to get a nomination for this year's Most Wanted Game on the Golden Joystick Awards page of Game Radar, the report details. more >>
Xbox fans expecting Cortana to be included in next month's New Xbox One Experience will have to hold their breath until next year.
Microsoft said Cortana will not be added to the New Xbox One Experience that will be released next month. The Windows 10 digital assistant will be officially launched for Xbox One in 2016, according to the Inquisitr.
"For those who have asked about Cortana, our plan is to add Cortana to the Xbox One experience preview later this year," the Inquisitr quotes Xbox programming director Larry Hyrb's announcement on his blog. "From there, we'll ensure that the experience is tuned for gamers before we officially launch Cortana in 2016." more >>
Target stores will begin selling the Apple Watch this month with some of the outlets getting the stocks as early as this week.
Target customers can begin ordering the Apple Watch from Target.com on Oct. 18, while those who prefer to shop in person can buy the device from Target stores starting Oct. 25. The company confirmed that its customers will be able to choose from 20 models of the Apple smartwatch from its stores, according to AL.com.
The retail firm will start delivering Apple Watch stocks across its 1,800 outlets all over the United States. While only a few models and bands will be available in Target's physical stores, more Apple Watch variants will be available on Target.com, CNN reports. more >>
The Patreon crowdfunding site has fallen victim to a recent hack in which almost 14 GB of user data were dumped online by the hackers.
In the said data dump, hackers have publicized Patreon user information including passwords, source code, and donation records acquired from the hack. A security researcher who inspected the dumped data said it most likely came from Patreon and that the breach could be wider than they thought, according to Ars Technica.
On Wednesday, Patreon chief Jack Conte confirmed that hackers have breached its servers and stole user data. The hack and data dump suggest that Patreon's security features are not sufficient to protect user data. However, social security numbers, tax forms, and credit card information of users have remained safe because they were not stored on the site's servers, NYC Today reports. more >>
Samsung is planning to give Microsoft and Apple a run for their money – it recently announced that it will be joining the big tablet race with the Samsung Galaxy View. Set to rival Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet and Apple's recently unveiled iPad Pro, the Galaxy View was hinted at the IFA 2015 in September. According to a report in Tech Times, the tablet is much bigger than either the Surface Pro or the iPad Pro with a screen that is rumored to be 18.4 inches.
Samsung had earlier presented at the IFA 2015 an 18.4-inch tablet that has a TFT LCD screen with a 1,920 by 1,080 display resolution but did not reveal what the technical specifications of the new device were at that time. But with the recent release of the iPad Pro and the imminent release of the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Samsung may be getting ready to unveil the Galaxy View, as the device was reported to have passed RRA certification in Korea. The RRA is Korea's version of the FCC. It has also obtained Bluetooth SIG certification a few weeks before, according to a report.
Reports are saying that the tablet will have a 64-bit octa-core Samsung Exynos 7580 processor coupled with 2 GB of RAM. Its graphic processing unit will be a Mali T720. Internal storage will be 32 GB but expandable via microSD. Its rear camera is rumored to be an 8 megapixel one, while its front camera will only be 2.1 megapixel. It will have a huge battery of 5,700 mAh to power such a big display. Software-wise, it will only have Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. more >>
A cheaper OnePlus Android phone may be coming sooner than we think. According to a report on the website Gizmochina as cited in CNET, the newest addition to the OnePlus family may be unveiled within this month of October. Called the OnePlus X, the new device will be the third smartphone that the Chinese smartphone company will be releasing. The report cites a source which claims that the OnePlus X will not sport high-end specifications like the OnePlus and the recently released OnePlus 2.
Under the hood, it will reportedly have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and will have a 5-inch display. The device's resolution is not yet known. The phone is definitely less powerful than the company's "flagship killer" and is also expected to sell at a much lower price, making it attractive for users who want a mid-level phone at a low price.
According to another report in TechnoBuffalo, the OnePlus X may feature a sleeker design. Previous OnePlus devices were noted for their sleek look and feel. Apart from the new look, the handset is rumored to have a fingerprint scanner as well as two rear-facing cameras, something that a few flagships have so far. more >>